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 2018. In the Proceedings of ICCMSE 2018 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 2018. 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: Molecular Potential Energy Modeling and Applications

Organizer: Chun-Sheng Jia, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest PetroleumUniversity, Chengdu 610500, People's Republic of China



3) Title: ISCSIT 2018, 2nd International Symposium on Computer Science and Information Technology

Organizers: Dr. Martin Kotyrba – Chairman, Assoc.Prof. Eva Volna – Vice-Chairman, Dr. Vladimir Bradac, Assoc. Prof. KaterinaKostolanyova, Assoc. Prof. HashimHabiballa, Dr. Martin Zacek, University of Ostrava,  Department of  Informatics and Computers, 30. dubna 22, 70103 Ostrava, Czech Republic and Department ofInformation and Communication Technologies, Fráni Šrámka 3, 709 00 Ostrava - Mariánské Hory Czech Republic


Computer science isthe study ofthetheory, experimentation, and engineeringthatformthebasisforthe design and use ofcomputers. Itisthescientific and practicalapproach to computation and itsapplications and thesystematic study ofthefeasibility, structure, expression, and mechanizationofthemethodicalprocedures (oralgorithms) thatunderlietheacquisition, representation, processing, storage, communicationof, and access to information. Information science and EDU is to mediatenewfindings and approachesofexperts in thefieldof ICT application not only in Education. 
  • Computerscince
  • Informationsystems
  • Computergraphics, Image Processing, Computer Vision
  • Information technology
  • Web Ontologies, Deductions, OWL
  • Adaptive E-learning
  • Didacticprinciplesof ICT supportedinstruction
  • Learningapplications, eLearning and examinationwiththe use of ICT
  • Computerbasedinstruction in natural, technical and socialsciences
  • Virtuallearningenvironment
  • Computernetworks
  • Databases and databasessystems
  • Information and knowledge management
Best selected papers from ISCSIT 2018 will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the following journals: 
  • International Journal of Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE)
  • Journal of NumericalAnalysis, Industrial and AppliedMathematics (JNAIAM)
  • Journal of MathematicalChemistry (Springer)
  • Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (JCMSE)
  • Applied Mathematics & InformationSciences (AMIS)
Papers in the form of extended abstracts max.4 pages after the template send to the email
Paper submission deadline: 28th January 2018
We note that our policy for the publication of more than one papers is the following:
For one paper: 300 EUR / For two papers: 450 EUR

5) Title: Computational Approaches in Mineral Processing Symposium (CAMPS’18)

Organizer: Hamid Khoshdast, PhD, Mineral Processing Division, Mining Engineering Department, Higher Education Complex of Zarand, Iran

Telegram P.V.:

Symposium Telegram Channel:


On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to the Computational Approaches in Mineral Processing Symposium (CAMPS’18) that will be held as the main symposium in ICCMSE 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece on March14-18, 2018.Our aim is to offer an opportunity to gather over one hundreds professionals and academics from all over the world to exchange knowledge and experience, to present the results of scientific research and to discuss innovations in the computational and numerical fields. This symposium is focused on mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and environmental researches. We welcome numerical and computational researches in all fields of:
  • Comminution and Classification
  • Gravity and Heavy Medium Separation
  • Magnetic and Electric Separation
  • Foam and Froth Flotation
  • Thickening and Filtration
  • Hydrometallurgy 
  • Environmental Engineering
  • All other related topics
Best selected papers from CAMPS 2018 will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the high ranked journals. For more information on submission dates, paper format and journal lists, please join the symposium Telegram channel at We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki.

6) Title: 2nd Symposium on Computational Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Hygrothermal Phenomena in Building Envelopes

Organizer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zuzana Hlaváčová, Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovak Republic 


The overall degradation of a building material or structure can be expressed, in the simplest way, by a qualitative or numerical indicator of the global condition level which determines the loss of performance of the considered material, building part or the whole building under its climatic environment over time. Hygrothermal phenomena are responsible for a substantial part of degradation processes particularly in the cold regions, where water condensation and freezing belong to the main deterioration mechanisms. The load-bearing structures and surfaces are parts of a building where the assessment of the degradation level is most significant. The interface between structure and surface layer is another important point because if the adhesion of both layers is compromised, whole parts of surface layer can be detached. Computer simulation is a powerful tool for an assessment of the degradation level of a particular material or structure. However, the quality of input data presents a critical factor for the achievement of reliable results. Therefore, in any analysis of the environmental impact on degradation of building envelopes computational simulations and experimental measurements are supposed to be done together.
The symposium brings together mathematicians active in numerical analysis and applied mathematics on one side, and experimental physicists and materials engineers working in the field of hygrothermal analysis and degradation of materials on the other. The main topics include but are not limited to:
  • Characterization of environmental impact on buildings
  • Computational modeling of hygrothermal processes in building envelopes
  • Determination of input parameters for computational analyses
  • Experimental investigation of hygrothermal processes 
  • Computer-aided service life estimates

7) Title: The Second Symposium on Computational Methods in Economics and Nature Use.

Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Medvedev and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina A. Medvedeva, Ural Federal University and Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.


The Symposium is dedicated to the discussion of development and practical application of computational methods and information technologies in such important spheres of human activity as economics and nature use.
It is expected to hear the reports of the representatives of the academic and university science, business, as well as students and postgraduates. 
The papers should describe the newly created models and methods, as well as  particular examples of their use for the evaluation, analysis and forecasting of indicators of the economy, natural resources usage and environmental quality at different levels (from local to global).
Topics to be covered:
  • Computer models, methods, algorithms;
  • Software Tools, Information Systems, Web Applications;
  • Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems;
  • Artificial neural networks;
  • Data Mining;
  • Computer Science and Education;
  • Related topics.

8) Title: Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

Organizer: Tatjana Gric, Department of Electronic Systems, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania and Semiconductor Physics Institute, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: Tatjana.Gric@Dal.Ca

Invited Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael Cada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Title: Novel Plasmonic Devices
The science and engineering of optical interaction with nanostructures is studied by the field of plasmonics. Prospects of subwavelength confinement and enhancement of optical fields near properly designed nanoscale objects has opened a gateway to extensive investigations of a variety of plasmonic optical phenomena in recent years.
Consequently, the dynamic and vibrant field of plasmonics has reached across various disciplines, suggesting exciting applications in chemistry, material science, biology, medicine, and engineering. Moreover, the field of metamaterials has been enriched and enhanced by the plasmonicoptics, for example, metasurfaces, in which based on the collective electromagnetic behavior of many subwavelength inclusions and building elements as "meta-atoms", novel engineered composite materials with unconventional bulk and surface properties—such as near-zero material parameters, and extreme-value material parameters—have been suggested and implemented.
Thus, metasurfaces, a class of planar metamaterials possessing the outstanding abilities to mold light flow have recently attracted intensive attention. The main goal of the metasurfaces is to achieve the anticipated phase profile by patterning subwavelength structures at the interface between two ordinary materials. An additional, yet a very important degree of freedom to fully control the wave propagationis gained thanks to the rationally designed phase. It should be mentioned, that anomalous reflection and refraction have been verified in the infrared region.
Metasurface-based optical devices, such as vortex plates, wave plates and ultra-thin focusing lenses have also been realized for different types of incident light, i.e., linearly polarized light, circularly polarized light, or vertex beams. Now is the time that the fundamental research in the field is finding its way towards first applications and into industry. 

9) Title: Modern Information Technology as an Instrument Used in Sport, Tourism and Recreation to Build a Healthy Society

Organizer: Dr Mirosława Szark-Eckardt, Faculty of Physical Education, Health and Tourism, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland and Dr Hanna Żukowska, Faculty of Physical Education, Health and Tourism, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland


The topics of the papers will be connected with the possibilities offered by today's computing and modern technologies related to sport, recreation and tourism.
The speakers will discuss the examples of their practical application and identify the potential that they bring to the promotion, development and stimulation of social behaviors in the area of physical activity

10) Title: Fluid Dynamics

Organizer: Dr. Zied DRISS, HDR, Ph.D, Engineer, Associate Professor at National School of Engineers of Sfax, Project Chief at Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems, Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers ofSfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), B.P. 1173, Road Soukra, 3038, Sfax, Tunisia. GSM: + 216 97 589 202, Tel.: + 216 74 274 409 (Labo: 115 - Office: 380), Fax: + 216 74 275 595, Research Gate:, Page web: 


The aim of the proposed Symposium is to collect original research articles as well as review articles on the most recent developments and research efforts in Fluid Dynamics, with the purpose of providing guidelines for future research directions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphase Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Aerodynamics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Combustion
  • Rotating Flow
  • Reacting Flow
  • Compressible Flow
  • Jet and Wake Flow
  • Non-Newtonian Flow
  • Boundary Layer Flow
  • Turbulence Theory

11) Title: Software Engineering Aspects in the Development of Scientific Software Products

Organizer: Prof. Shlomo Mark Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering Ashdod Israel, Negev Monte Carlo Research Center and Software Engineering Department, Tel:+972-8-8519078, Fax: +972-8-8519330


Different domains of software applications need customization of the software development process to their specific conditions and needs. One of the most widely used operation research is the development of a scientific software product.
Numerous studies point to a wide gap in the communities, processes, dynamics, etc. between the development of general software products and the development of computational scientific software product.
A wide gap that emphasizes the necessity to customization the implementation of development practices and methods to the specific conditions and needs in the development process of scientific software product, in order to ensure quality.
In order to focus on a specific subset of engineering methods this symposium will accepting papers under the topics of Software engineering aspects in the development of scientific software products

12) Title: Logic Synthesis and Control Systems

Organizers: Robert Czerwinski, PhD, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, tel. +48 32 237 26 14, fax. +48 32 237 22 25, Prof. Dariusz Kania, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, Józef Kulisz, PhD, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, tel. +48 32 237 13 16, fax. +48 32 237 22 25, Remigiusz Wiśniewski, PhD, University of Zielona Gora, ul. prof. Z. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland, tel.: +48 68 328 22 48 and Grzegorz Bazydło, PhD, University of Zielona Gora, ul. prof. Z. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland, tel.: +48 68 328 22 48

E-mail:,,,, g.bazydlo

Complexity of modern digital circuits makes “manual” designing at a low level of abstraction practically unfeasible. A human designer must be supported by appropriate software tools, which can “translate” the desired function into a structure consisting of logic gates, and/or equivalent primitive elements available in the target technology. This process of automatic designing is usually divided into two stages: logic synthesis, and technology mapping.
Logic synthesis is the crucial stage, providing the bridge between design description and technology mapping. As the result of the logic synthesis process a solution is generated, which is a structure of appropriately interconnected logic gates, flip-flops, LUTs, etc. Typically, the synthesis is performed for an objective function, such as minimizing the number of logic blocks (area), delay of interconnection, minimizing the power consumed, or making the implementation more testable. Logic synthesis utilizes very specific mathematical apparatus, e. g. set theory, and various kinds of graphs.
A control system can in general be considered as a device, or a group of devices, which control operation of other devices or systems. Control systems include industrial control systems, traffic and vehicle control systems, building automation, biological control systems, and many others. In the highly “digitalized”, and “automatized” modern world, control systems influence virtually all aspects of human life. Constantly growing complexity of control systems, and their importance and impact on human society, require new ideas, innovative approaches, and methodologies of their design, and implementation. Since modern control systems are very often designed as a part of an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, it also applies security mechanisms and applications. Cryptographic algorithms and methods are applied to secure the communication and devices themselves.
The aim of the symposium is to provide a platform for discussion on recent research results, technology trends, developments, and achievements in the fields of logic synthesis, and control systems, together with security aspects.
  • Logic Synthesis for Programmable Logic Devices
  • Logic Controller Design
  • Programmable Logic
  • Control Units and Control Systems
  • Microprocessor-based Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Petri Net-Based Digital Design
  • Security of Applications and Control Systems
  • Hardware-Software Co-Design
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cryptology (Software and Hardware)

13) Title: Modelling, Estimation and Control for Distributed Finance Systems

Organizers: Dr. Gerasimos Rigatos, Unit of Industrial Automation, Industrial Systems Institute, 26504, Rion, Patras, Greece, Dr. Pierluigi Siano, Department of Industrial Engineering,University of Salerno, 84084, Fisciano, Italy and Dr. Taniya Ghosh, IGIDR, Institute of Development Research, 400065, Mumbai, India 


The complexity of financial systems’ modelling, estimation and control problems comes on the one side from the nonlinearity and the stochasticity that characterizes their dynamic model. On the other side it comes from the interaction between individual financial entities which finally leads to distributed and networked financial systems of high dimensionality. With reference to the latter aspect, financial systems rarely function as isolated agents. On the contrary they exhibit the tendency to interact, thus establishing financial networks where the flow of goods, capitals and information is diffused and propagated towards several directions. Obviously within such a networked scheme, instability symptoms appearing locally affect all interconnected finance agents, whereas default risk spreads rapidly from lead to peripheral companies and financial markets. Equivalently accumulation of capitals at lead companies and economies affects positively other financial entities cooperating with them. Additionally, upgoing business cycles for specific finance agents give the impetus for development to other companies and economies linked with them.
To harness the distributed and networked dynamics of interacting finance agents it is necessary to develop new modelling, control and estimation tools. With reference to control, stability should be assured for financial systems formed by distributed and interacting companies and economies. Control policies exerted either at a local scale (that is at the individual companies and economies level), or at a global scale (through measures imposed by governing committees, by banking sector policy makers and by financial stability mechanisms), should arrive at stabilizing the supervised distributed finance systems. With reference to estimation, information about the healthiness or distress of individual companies or economies, about their assets status and about their default risk should be extracted indirectly and through the processing of data collected from other sources of the financial network to which they belong. 
New techniques on modelling, estimation and control of distributed finance systems are anticipated to improve the stability properties of such systems and their resilience to various types perturbations, while they are also expected to mitigate the risks of spreading of financial distress. Topics of interest for this special session include but are not limited to: 
  • risk analysis for cooperating companies and interconnected financial entities
  • spread of financial distress and of default risk for interconnected financial entities
  • business cycles and synchronization phenomena between finance agents
  • formation of oligopolies and price variations within an oligopolies context
  • stability and equilibria for dynamic models of interacting finance agents
  • nonlinear control for stabilization of interacting finance entities
  • control and estimation for distributed parameter financial systems
The research area of distributed financial systems modelling and control is ample and possibly one can note more topics. However, the aforementioned application examples are quite descriptive about the state-of-the-art in the field. Prospective authors are requested to submit their articles, until the 8th of January 2018 to the emails mentioned above

14) Title: Modelling and Simulation Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Organizer: Prof. Lianxi Hu, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China 


With the rapid development of artificial intelligence technology and computational methods in materials science, numerical modelling and simulation plays an increasingly significant role in many investigations, especially those with respect to materials design, forming process analysis and optimization, and microstructure/property evaluation and prediction. This symposium will provide the opportunity for scientists in the community of materials science and engineering to present their achievements in recent research work in numerical modelling and simulation.
For this symposium, the topics of interest will include, but are not limited to: 
  1. Technical innovations in algorithms, materials models, and new applications
  2. Modelling and simulations related to metal deformation processing
  3. Modelling and simulations related to metal casting
  4. Microstructure simulation (Monte Carlo, Cellular Automaton etc) for materials processes
  5. Artificial neural network or expert systems and their applications
  6. Materials design, microstructure/property evaluation and prediction via computational materials science

15) Title: Existing and New Structures in Seismic Prone Areas: Advanced Numerical Modelling and Experimentation

Organizers: Prof. Gabriele Milani, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering ABC, Technical University of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy, Prof. Antonio FORMISANO, University of Naples Federico II, Piazzale Tecchio 80, Naples , Italy and Prof. Francesco CLEMENTI, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 12, Ancona, Italy 



19) Title: Data Science and Business Analytics

Organizer: Xiao Zhong, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610, USA 


Data science is emerging as a comprehensive and important research field that combines various methodologies and techniques crossing computer science, mathematics, statistics, and engineering sectors. Business analytics is an application of data science to issues relevant to business, such as accounting, finance, investment, management, etc.
This symposium aims to attract and present the newest and best papers exploring the advanced research topics in data science, especially with respect to business analytics, including (not limited to):
  • Data visualization
  • Classification mining
  • Cluster mining
  • Text mining
  • Optimization
  • Time series analysis
  • Bayesian analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence

20) Title: V International Symposium of Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Biology and Medicine Targets

Organizer: Professor Dilson Silva, PhD – Computer Sciences Graduation Program and the Medical Sciences Graduation Program, State University of Rio de Janeiro. Adress: Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 sala 6020 D, 20550-900 - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil. Phone & Fax +55(21)34960298 and Professor Celia Martins Cortez, PhD - Applied Mathematics Department, Computer Sciences Graduation Program and the Medical Sciences Graduation Program, State University of Rio de Janeiro. Adress: Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 sala 6020 D, 20550-900 - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil. Phone & Fax +55(21)34960298.  


Panoramics: This is the fifth edition in which we are successfully organizing the symposium, providing an adequate forum to present research results, share experiences and join students & scientists interested in discussing on computational tools and mathematical methods applied to diverse theoretical and experimental aspects of biological and medicine targets. Along these five last years we have been focusing a group of  themes, comprising biomarkers for environmental assessment, morphometric measurements in biomarkers, enzymatic evaluation in organisms, spectroscopic techniques in pharmacokynetics studies of drugs,  the Stern-Volmer Theory related to the ligand binding to proteins, modeling in molecular neurobiology, systems and behavior neurobiology and the biophysics of bio-membranes. We are now introducing some other topics which enlarge the span of the symposium, covering a broad diversity of new themes. We invite you, once involved with studies in one of following topics, to expose your demand, even your work has not yet considered using computer tools.    
 Current Topics:
Advances in Ligand Binding Models: covering topics such as alternative models for ligand binding to proteins, mathematical and computational processing of spectroscopic data, computational approaches in the study of ligand binding to transport proteins and exploring binding characteristics of novel drugs, among others. The aim is to discuss interactions in a wide range of systems, from those such as pollutants and natural products to synthetic pharmaceutics and novel biological therapeutics, including here the so called aptamers and other oligonucleotide/protein compounds.    
Chair: Dr. Sotiris Missailidis – PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of York, UK. Lecturer at The Open University, UK.  
Biomarkers of Environmental Contamination: covering topics such as biomarkers in ecotoxicology, biomarkers in animal models, environmental prognostics, modeling biomarkers in environmental risk assessment, developing new mathematical and computational models for biomonitoring.
Chair: Professor Raimunda Nonata Fortes Carvalho Neta – PhD in Biotechnology, Professor at Department of Chemistry and Biology, State University of Maranhão, Brazil.     
Modeling in Neurobiology: covering topics related to the computational modeling in molecular neurobiology, the computational modeling in cellular neurobiology, systems and behavior neurobiology, modeling in brain neurophysiology, biological rhythms and dynamics models, arousal, attention and emotion modeling in biophysics of bio-membranes and molecular systems biology.
The aim is to discuss about advances in the use of computational methods and models applied to Neurobiology. Our expectation is to offer opportunities for all who are working in themes related to the neural world.    
Chair: Professor Maria Clícia Sterling de Castro – PhD in Computer Sciences, Professor at Computer Sciences Graduation Program, State University of Rio de Janeiro / Brazil.

21) Title: Computational Data Analysis and Numerical Methods

Organizer: Luís M. Grilo, Unidade Departamental de Matemática e Física, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and Centro de Matemática e Aplicações (CMA), FCT-UNL, Portugal 


The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds and interests in all aspects of Computational Data Analysis and Numerical Methods. All researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students interested in these knowledge areas are invited to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation. 
Statistical applications, especially with real data, are very welcome, namely in Natural Sciences, Life Science, Human and Social Sciences, Engineering, Education, Tourism and Sports.

22) Title: Video Segmentation

Organizer: Dr. Gang Jun Tu, Department of Agroecology,  Aarhus university, Denmark,  Address: Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark 


Video segmentation is a basic step in many video processing applications and aim at automating the extraction of an object from a series of video frames.  As well-known, there are three major problems in video segmentation: 1) Light change; 2) Dynamic background; 3) Motionless foreground.
The aim of the symposium is to collect original research articles on the most recent developments and research efforts in video segmentation.  The new algorithm/modelling should be developed to deal with these requirements under conditions, where the lights are often changed and the backgrounds seldom are stable as well as the foreground object is usually motionless. The papers will be accepted under 2-3 peer reviewers. All participants with accepted papers will be able to present their works. There will be plenty of time for discussion of your presentations in the symposium.
Wavelet transform has emerged as a particularly powerful tool for image processing. The authors are encouraged to use wavelet theory, but it is absolutely not required.

23) Title: Challenges for Computational Methods in Wellbeing and Social Science Research

Organizers: Anna Dluzewska, Professor on Tourism, Department of Tourism Geography, Kazimierz Wielki University of Bydgoszcz, Poland and Rick Molz,  Professor of Management,  John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada



The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2003, 2005) correlates ecosystem services with stustainable development and with wellbing, seen as inextricable elements of one global process, necessary to lead properly to“our common future”. Research supporting MEA application policies are intended to unify the wide range of disciplines, but the lack of interactive discourse and openness to novel research methods leads to prominent gaps in the interpretation.  
The session will focus on gaps and challenges for statistical & computational methods used in social science, especially for the topics based on qualitative data collection (such subjective wellbeing, socio-cultural impact and others). The aim is to open a multidisciplinary platform for cooperation and provide new perspective for the analysis. The session will be held in a style of workshop. 

24) Title: The First Symposium on Information, Intelligent, Education and Engineering Application (IIEEA 2018)

Organizers: Assistant Prof. Chialiang LIN, Department of Computer Aided Media Design, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan 71107, Taiwan and Associate Prof. Chenglian LIU, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Neusoft Institute of Guangdong, Foshan 528225, China

E-mail: TRONIC1983@GMAIL.COM; 897599247@QQ.COM

The symposium on Information, Intelligent, Education and Engineering Application (IIEEA 2018) is a part of the 9th International Conference of Ambient System, Networks and Technologies (ICCMSE 2018, The IIEEA 2018 supports an academic platform for researchers who contribute on information technology, intelligent, education and engineering application. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world on March 14 – 18, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece.
The IIEEA focuses on new methods, technologies and applications of computer science, educational technology and mathematics. The aim is to amalgamate some recent theoretical and empirical contributions that reflect current changes in technology and develop associations and interactions between ranges of disciplines. The distinguished papers accepted and presented in the IIEEA 2018, will be recommended for publication in a special issue of the following appropriate journal. The author could select his choice based on the conference criteria and rules.
Papers that address in Symposium on IIEEA 2018 related to the following categories are welcomed. Some of key areas of focus are (but not limited):
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Engineering
  • Computing Practices & Applications
  • Educational Technology
  • Learning Theories and Models
  • Fuzzy Engineering
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Management
  • Information Security
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Optimization and Operational Research
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Mathematical Models in Economy and Insurance
  • Mathematical Models in Financial Management
The manuscripts should be submitted to the Symposium Organisers only by Email at:897599247@QQ.COM or TRONIC1983@GMAIL.COM. The number of pages for workshop papers are no longer than 4 pages. 
Extended abstracts will be published in a special volume of the world-renowned AIP conference proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series is a very well known series of conference proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including Inspec (an IEE product), Scitation, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus and so on.
More information can be found at:
The journals in which selected excellent papers of ICCMSE 2018 will be recommended to:
Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (EI, ISSN: 1472-7978),
Dates of Importance
Deadline for Extended Abstracts Submission: February 25, 2018.
Paper Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2018.
Submission of the source files of camera ready extended abstracts to American Institute of Physics (AIP Conference Proceedings): June 3, 2018 – Final Date.

25) Title: Advanced Engineering Systems and Computer Applications: Theory and Practice

Organizers: Mario Collotta - Giovanni Pau, Computer and Networks Engineering Laboratory, University of Enna Kore, Italy
Luca Di Persio, University of Verona, Italy, Mauro De Marchis, Environmental Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Enna Kore, Italy
Antonio Messineo, Energy & Environmental Laboratory, University of Enna Kore, Italy