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

4) Title: Applications of  Chemical Sensors

Organizer: Prof P.Pramanik, Chairman, Nanotechnology Innovation centre, Greater Noida,NCR Delhi 201306, India, Collaborator and adviser to Nanosensor Laboratory of Jadavpur University Kolkata- 700098, India, Distinguished Professor of GLA University , Mathura ,281406, India 


The symposium will deal with present status of chemical sensors particularly electronic tongue and electronic nose along with optical sensor for  detection  of industrial pollution, monitoring environment , checking quality of food detection microbes /biomolecules ./viruse , detection of volatile organic compounds of perfume / fragarance /spices etc 
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, Scientific Secretary and a Leading Researcher of the Institute of Industrial Ecology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 20 Sophy Kovalevskoy St., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620990, Associate Professor (part time) of Department of Systems Analysis and Decision Making, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620002 and Active Member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences, Hanover, Germany and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina A. Medvedeva, Acting Director of the Department of Business Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, and the Department of Systems Analysis and Decision Making, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, 19 Mira St., Yekaterinburg, Russia, 620002. 


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 doc. PaedDr. Elena Bendíková, PhD., The Faculty of Arts, Matej Bel University, Slovakia


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 



16) Title: Smart Grid Technology for Smart Cities 

Organizer: Symposium Chair:Dr. Xavier N. Fernando, Director, Ryerson Communication Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, 350, Victoria Street, Toronto, Canada. Symposium Co – Chairs:Dr. R. Arulmurugan, Professor, Department of Information Technology, Bannari Amman Insititute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamilnadu, India. Prof. H. Anandakumar, Technical Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.


The past few years, Global Smart Grid Technology Market is poised to grow up to 40% over the next decade to reach approximately $1230.56 billion by 2025. Smart grids have been the main topic of fervent research and development at both industrial and academic level.Smart grids have the demand response capacity to strike a balance between power consumption and supply. Besides this, smart grids can integrate new energy sources like solar and wind with traditional sources. This will enable the citizens of smart cities to eventually integrate their solar or wind systems with the grid and start feeding unused power into the grid. The smart cities of tomorrow will need a dynamic power generation and supply system that is capable of delivering quality power without compromising energy efficiency. To meet the goals of a smart city in supporting a sustainable high-quality lifestyle for citizens, a smart city needs a smart grid. To build smart cities of the future, Information and Communications Technology infrastructure will be a key enabler, and strategic choices made by utilities today have the power to transform society tomorrow.
Topics not limited to:
  • Private / public network sharing 
  • Development of low cost wireless sensors
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Smart energy systems 
  • Sustainable cities 
  • Zero energy buildings
  • Home energy management solutions 
  • Smart communications and Large scale data analysis

17) Title: Multi-scale Modeling of Structure Evolution for Complex Systems

Organizers: Markos Avlonitis, Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Tsirigoti Square 7, Corfu, 49100, Greece and Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Associate Professor, G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA 


Complex systems, characterized by a large number of componentsinteracting mostly nonlinearat different scales, are dominating our world. The response of complex systems, and thus the evolution of their structure, to an applied force field dominates their properties and behavior. 
Examples of complex systems include but not limited to tectonic plates, composite materials andvarious ecosystems whose equilibrium is disturbed by environmental changes. Understanding how these complex systems re-organize, that is how their structure evolves in space and time in the presence of an applied force field can be obtained only by multi scale modeling. 
Multiscale modeling can describe the behavior of complex systems on one scale using information and/or projected interactions from other scales. Along these lines, the aim of the present Symposium is to explore new trends and findings of computational multi-scale modeling of complex systems. 
We are planning to send out this call for papers to our colleagues in various locations including, Aristotle University in Greece, Ionian University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University among others.