Sessions - Minisymposia

Procedures for the approval of a proposal for a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium

The organizer must provide:
1. A proposal for the organization of a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.
2. A small description of his/her proposal (no more than 150 words).
3. A short CV.
4. Information about the procedures which will be followed for the promotion of that Session-Workshop or Minisymposium (the organizer is responsible for the promotion).
5. His/her full affiliations along with an e-mail adress for the submission of papers on the subject of the Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.

Attention Note: The maximum number of papers per author is four (4)

After the approval, the organizer will be the person responsible for the selection of the papers. The papers must be sent to the ICCMSE Secretariat until 1 April 2017. In the Proceedings of ICCMSE 2017 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICCMSE 2017. If a Symposium consists of at least 10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.

If a participant wants to send a paper to a Symposium mentioned below, please use e-mail address(es) of the organizer(s).





1) Title: Computational Chemistry (CC)

Organizer: Taku Onishi, PhD (Chair), Department of Chemistry for Materials and MIE-CUTE, Mie University, JAPAN



Invited Speakers (Confirmed):

“Computational Chemistry (CC)” will be held as the main symposium in ICCMSE 2017.  Our aim is to offer an opportunity to build a scientific friendship through interdisciplinary discussion, between computational, experimental and theoretical chemists from all around the world. Outstanding active scientists will present their recent studies. The cooperation of emeritus professors is indispensable and very important. We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki.

  • Computational and Experimental Chemistry
  • Materials Science, Biological Science, Chemical Reaction
  • Theoretical Chemistry (Physics)
  • Quantum Theory, Method Development
  • Engineering
Homepage on this symposium:
2) Title: Metamaterials

Organizer: Dr. Tatjana Gric, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania and Semiconductor Physics Institute, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: Tatjana.Gric@Dal.Ca


The range of structures capable of supporting surface waves has been expanded due tothe invention of metamaterials with controllable electric and magnetic properties.

One of the key concepts of the physics of artificial composites (or metamaterials) for electromagneticwaves is the possibility to describe their properties by effective parameters derived under the assumptionthat the structural elements of such a metamaterial are much smaller than the radiation wavelength.Anisotropic metamaterials is one outstanding class of metamaterials. It is interesting tonotice that its material parameters are not scalars but tensors, with different values of the principlecomponents.

Due to this fact, the solutions of the dispersion relations possess elliptic or hyperbolicshapes. The outstanding properties of such anisotropic metamaterials are as follows: negativerefraction, super-resolution in the far-field through image magnification, and enhancedspontaneous emission. Thus, the goal of this Symposium is to describe the properties of differentmetamaterials. For instance, periodic metal-dielectric nanostructures open thewide avenues for applications. In addition, a lot of investigations have been done in the field ofanisotropic metamaterials, both experimentally and theoretically.

3) Title: Computational Methods in the Analysis and Design of Buried Structures

Organizer: Antonio Miglio, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, Hydraulic and Pipeline Consultant Engineer, Via Aldo Battaglia, 40, 87012 Castrovillari (CS), Italy


In recent years there have been considerable advances in the development and application of computational methods to analyze the behavior of buried structures. The Symposiumshould be focused on the analysis and design of buried structuresbased on computational methods and related validations.
The papers should clearly document the recent developments in computational methods.
Specific topics covered should include computational numerical methodsused to simulate the behaviorof buried structures; analysis and design of buried structures by computational numerical methods; non-linear behavior of buried structures; seismic response of buried structures.


4) Title: Molecular Neuroscience Models for Learning/Memory and DNA Expression

Organizer: Dr. Alfred(o) Bennun, Full Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus - Rutgers University, University Connection Card/ID Office Information, 647 East 14th Street, Apartment 2G, New York, NY 10009-3158, USA


  • Models for synaptic plasticity applicable to short and long-term memory 
  • Simulations for control of neuronal DNA unzipping and transcription 
  • Relationships of receptors to neuronal differentiation and coding 
  • CREB (cAMP response element-binding) associated to learning and memory 
  • Models for development of neuronal network integrating the synthesis of neurotransmitters and membrane receptors 
  • Models for neuronal dysfunctions on the metabolic and behavioral response to stress
5) Title: Wearable Sensor Data Analytics (WSDA2017)

Organizers: Li Liu, Chongqing University, China, Lian Li, Hefei University of Technology, China and Li Cheng, A*STAR, Singapore


Recent years witnessed an explosive growth in wearable technology. A wearable device is essentially a tiny computer with sensing, processing, storage and communications capabilities. Research in on-body and worn computing environments is now turning to novel concepts to address the challenge of data processing and analysing. The WSDA2017 symposium addresses issues of data management in wearable sensor-based environments with a special focus on data processing. The goal of the symposium is to build a forum for researchers from academy and industry to investigate challenging and innovative research issues in the subject, which combines data analytics within on-body and worn environment and to explore creative concepts, theories, innovative technologies and intelligent solutions. We intend this symposium to act as an initial place where people from different areas can find a forum to discuss issues of data management and processing in new and emerging wearable sensor-based environments. Potential participants may come from communities on everything related to computing on the body: on-body sensing and sensor networks; wearables for professional use, mobile healthcare, or entertainment; wearability and interaction; and “on-the-go” uses of mobile devices and systems. , in order to present their state-of-the-art progress and visions on the various overlaps across those disciplines. 
Symposium Topics
  • Context recognition methods, including location awareness, activity recognition, cognitive-affective state recognition, and social context recognition 
  • Data fusion, sensor synergies, advanced machine learning and reasoning for context awareness
  • User modelling, user evaluation, usability engineering, user experience design 
  • Systems and designs for combining wearable and pervasive/ubiquitous computing
  • Wearable sensor-based activity recognition
  •  Wearable technology for social-network computing, visualization and augmentation
  • Wearables and smart-clothing in medicine, wellness, healthcare, to support disabilities, and to enable the elderly  
Symposium Format
About 10 – 12 papers will be accepted by this symposium under the reviews of at least 2 reviewers. This symposium will last for only 1 day. All participants with accepted papers will be able to present their works. There will be plenty of time for discussion of presentations and subsequent discussions in the symposium.
Structured Presentation and Discussion
In order to enable maximum interaction and constructive feedback, the presentation and discussion of papers will be structured. Each accepted paper must give a presentation in this symposium. And each presenter has 15 minutes for his presentation as structured following:
Presentation (10 minutes) 
The presenter gives a short presentation, focusing on the "best" part of the paper, or the most challenging one.  Each presenter must speak in English and use slides. 
Discussion with author (5 minutes) 
Now, everyone in this symposium has the opportunity to ask the presenter(s) questions for clarification, answer previous questions, and initiate further discussions that he/she wants to participate in.
At last, the Symposium will provide a group discussion session to allow participants to exchange their ideas, to share their findings.


Tentative Program Committee Member List

  • Darren Carlson, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
  • Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
  • Zigang Huang, Arizona State University, United State
  • Jiong Jin, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Jason Teutsch, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Guoxin Su, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Tingshao Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China