Advances on Societal Digital Transformation

DIGITAL 2021

November 14, 2021 to November 18, 2021 - Athens, Greece

Deadlines

Submission

Sep 25, 2021

Notification

Oct 12, 2021

Registration

Oct 25, 2021

Camera ready

Nov 01, 2021

Deadlines differ for special tracks. Please consult the conference home page for special tracks Call for Papers (if any).

Publication

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Indexing Procedure

Affiliated Journals

DIGITAL 2021 - Advances on Societal Digital Transformation

November 14, 2021 - November 18, 2021

DIGITAL 2021: Call for Papers
Onsite and Online Options: In order to accommodate a large number of situations, we are offering the option for either physical presence or virtual participation (pdf slides or pre-recorded videos).

The society is continuously changing with a rapid pace under digital transformation. Taking advantage from a solid transformation of digital communication and infrastructures and with great progress in AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Thinks), ML (Machine Learning), Deep Learning, Big Data, Knowledge acquisition and Cognitive technologies, almost all societal areas were redefined.

Transportation, Buildings, Factories, and Agriculture are now a combination of traditional and advanced technological features. Digital citizen-centric services, including health, well-being, community participation, learning and culture are now well-established and set to advance further on.

As counter-effects of digital transformation, notably fake news, digital identity risks and digital devise are also progressing in a dangerous rhythm, there is a major need for digital education, fake news awareness, and legal aspects mitigating sensitive cases.

DIGITAL 2021 initiates a series of international events covering a large spectrum of topics related to digital transformation of our society.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

DIGITAL 2021 conference tracks:

Digital Transformation Technologies
Digital paradigm fundamentals, Digital frameworks and platforms, Approaches and techniques for deep digitization (AI, Formalism, Social Patterns, ML, Deep learning, Big/Huge Data, Internet of Things,  etc.), System architectures, modeling and simulation, Integration aspects  (of Cloud, FOG, IoT, communication), Platforms interoperability, Dedicated programming languages, Dedicated software and specialized apps, Security and privacy assurance, Personal data protection, Impact of digitization (social, trust, addiction, control), Perception and adoption of digitization (youngsters, teenagers, elderly), Technical and societal cross-domain digitization, Short-, mid-, and long-terms impact forecast of digitization

Digital Communications
Internet backbone, Underwater, Terrestrial, Spatial, Cloud-based platforms, Mobile communication, User-devices

Digital Transportation
Real-time optimization, Electrical vehicles, Driver-less cars, Smart cities, Digital traffic control, International logistics, Transportation drones, Urban mobility, Digital supply chains, Railway digital technologies

Digital Healthcare
Homecare, Telemedicine, Medical devices, Healthcare and well-being, Patient-centric services, Digital healthcare solutions, Digital patient data, Empowering patients, AI-enabled healthcare solutions

Digital Smart Cities
Urban transportation and traffic management,  Structural health of buildings and city infrastructures,  Management and automation of smart buildings, Waste management, Pollution, air and water quality monitoring, Noise monitoring, Metering city energy consumption, Digital smart parking, Smart lighting, E-shopping, Citizen digital kiosks, Safety and emergency systems

Digital Buildings
Domotics, Sustainable energy, Digital appliances, Internet of Things (IoT) and Linked components, Architectural digital design, Building automation, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), Digital workspaces

Digital Factory
Modeling of industrial processes, Industry 4.0, Industrial robots,  Industrial IoT (Internet of Things), Information sharing, Digitization of physical value chains, Controlling Data, Industrial Big data

Digital Agriculture
Digital farming control, IoT for irrigation, Drones for monitoring and operational activities, Sustainable agriculture, Precision agriculture, Robotics in farming, Satellite imagery, Digital animal health biometric sensors, Field ad soil monitoring

Digital Infrastructures
Airports, Hospitals, Shopping, Delivery monitoring (water, electricity and gas), Cloud services for on-demand capacity, Hyperscale data centers and storage centers, IoT-based urban systems, IP-connected devices

Digital Twins
Digital assets, Digital thread (product, production, performance), Predications and simulations with AI (Artificial intelligence), Machine learning, Software analytics, Cyber-physical systems

Digital Identity
Access management, Digital identity security, Digital identifiers, Digital risks, Identify theft, Protection of personal data,  Blockchain technology

Digital Culture
Digital schools/classes, Electronically broadcast culture, Digital content, Personalized technologies, Digital images, Digital relations, Remote communication, Immersive environments, Digital archeology, Digital artifacts, Digital art (3D printing sculptures, painting, composing)

Digital Politics
Digital Governments, Influencers via Social networks, Web advertising, Microtargeting, Online fundraising, Political actors and constituents via Social media, Citizen political participation, Citizen-driven economics, Information warfare

Digital Misinformation and Fake News
Fake news epidemic, Disinformation patterns, Dark sides of Artificial Intelligence, Tampering multimedia content, Fake news software (aging/de-aging, faking voice, image), Cyber-crime, Trust factors, Credibility metrics, Awareness, Legal aspects


Deadlines:

Submission

Sep 25, 2021

Notification

Oct 12, 2021

Registration

Oct 25, 2021

Camera ready

Nov 01, 2021

Deadlines differ for special tracks. Please consult the conference home page for special tracks Call for Papers (if any).

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
How to submit to appropriate indexes.

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorial slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

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