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is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The internet of things (IoT) is a platform that allows a network of devices (sensors, smart meters, etc.) to communicate, analyse data and process information collaboratively in the service of individuals or organisations. The IoT network can generate large amounts of data in a variety of formats and using different protocols which can be stored and processed in the cloud. The conference looks to address the issues surrounding IoT devices, their interconnectedness and services they may offer, including efficient, effective and secure analysis of the data IoT produces using machine learning and other advanced techniques, models and tools, and issues of security, privacy and trust that will emerge as IoT technologies mature and become part of our everyday lives.

Big Data (BD) has core values of volume, velocity, variety and veracity. After collecting much data from IoT, BD can be jointly used with machine learning, AI, statistical and other advanced techniques, models and methods, which can create values for people and organizations adopting it, since forecasting, deep analysis and analytics can help identify weaknesses and make improvements based on different analysis.

Maintaining a high level of security and privacy for data in IoT are crucial and we welcome recommendations, solutions, demonstrations and best practices for all forms of security and privacy for IoT and BD.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Big Data Fundamentals: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value
  • Modeling, Experiments, Sharing Technologies & Platforms
  • Analytics, Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
  • Data Center Enabled Technologies
  • Networking and Social Networks
  • Data Management for Large Data
  • Software Frameworks (MapReduce, Spark Etc) and Simulations
  • Social Science and Implications for Big Data


  • Health Informatics as a Service (HIaaS) for Any Type of Health Informatics, Computation and Services
  • Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) including Frameworks, Empirical Approaches and Data Processing Techniques
  • Big Data Algorithm, Methodology, Business Models and Challenges
  • Security as a Service including Any Algorithms, Methodology and Software Proof-of-Concepts
  • Financial Applications for Risk, Pricing, Disaster Analysis and Predictive Modeling
  • Education as a Service (EaaS) Including eLearning, Tele-educational and Tele-research Applications
  • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) including Workflows and Supply Chain in IoT and Big Data
  • Analytics as a Service (AaaS) for Any Types of Analytics
  • Scheduling, Service Science, Performance Evaluation and Load Balance for SaaS and Analytics
  • eGovernment, eCommerce, eScience and Creative Technologies for IoT and Big Data
  • IoT Services and Applications
  • New Service Models and Emerging Services


  • Software Architecture and Middleware
  • Context-Awareness and Location-Awareness
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Networking and Communication Protocols
  • Machine to Machine Communications
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Software Engineering for IoT and IoE
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches Data Analytics


  • Technological Focus for Smart Environments
  • Smart City Examples and Case Studies
  • Architecture for Secure and Interactive IoT
  • Social Implications for IoT Intelligent
  • Systems for IoT and Services Computing
  • Sensor Networks, Remote Diagnosis and Development
  • Transportation Management Traffic Theory, Modeling and Simulation
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Guidance Systems for Vehicles, Green Systems and Smart City


  • Smart City and Transportation
  • Education and Learning
  • Business, Finance and Management
  • Case Studies of Real Adoption
  • Biomedical Experiments and Simulations
  • Social Networks Analysis, Media and eGovernment
  • Risk Modeling and Analysis, Simulations of Economic Impacts of the Pandemic
  • Healthcare Services, Health Informatics and Biological Research of the Pandemic


  • Algorithms, Software Engineering and Development
  • Encryption (All Aspects)
  • Firewall, Access Control, Identity Management
  • Intrusion and Detection Techniques
  • Case Studies
  • Location-Based Privacy
  • Data Security, Data Recovery, Disaster Recovery
  • Adoption Challenges and Recommendation
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Testing (Software Engineering; Penetration; Product Development)
  • Experiments on Using Security Solutions and Proof-of-Concepts
  • Emerging Issues and Recommendations for Organizational Security
  • Social Engineering, Hacking Preventions and Ethical Hacking: Techniques, Recommendations and Case Studies
  • Software Engineering for Security Modeling, Business Process Modeling and Analytics


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Communication
  • Data Processing
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensors
  • Zigbee
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle
  • Transport Safety and Mobility
  • Electronic Technologies for in-Vehicle
  • 3D Printing and Nanotechnology


Yaochu JinUniversity of Surrey, United Kingdom
Ling LiuGeorgia Institute of Technology, United States
Witold PedryczUniversity of Alberta, Canada
Ajith AbrahamMachine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 23 - 25 April, 2021

Paper Submission: December 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 9, 2021

Workshop Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)
Paper Submission: March 2, 2021 (extended) (extended)
Authors Notification: March 10, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2021

Tutorial Proposal: March 15, 2021

Demo Proposal: March 15, 2021

Panel Proposal: March 15, 2021

Authors Notification: March 15, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021


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Victor ChangTeesside University, United Kingdom


Gary WillsUniversity of Southampton, United Kingdom
Péter Kacsuk (honorary)MTA SZTAKI, Hungary


Johnson Agbinya, Melbourne Institute Of Technology, Australia
Amir H. Alavi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Mehdi Ammi, University Of Paris 8, France
Rafael Angarita, INRIA, ISEP, France
Mitra Arami, EM Normandie Business School, France
Harsha Banavara, Signify North America Corporation, United States
George Baryannis, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Denis Bastieri, University of Padova, Italy
Martin Bauer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Reinhold Behringer, Knorr Bremse GmbH, Germany
José Vicente Berná Martínez, University of Alicante, Spain
Eugénia Bernardino, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Riccardo Berta, University Genoa, Italy
Lars Brenna, University of Tromsø, Norway
Mustafa Canim, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Filipe Cardoso, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Jordi Carrabina, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Godwin Caruana, Harvest, Malta
Jean-pierre Chanet, INRAE, France
Omar Cheikhrouhou, Taif University, Tunisia
Qiang Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Daniel Corujo, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Radu-Codrut David, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Flavia Delicato, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Mamadou Diallo, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, United States
Kelvin Lopes Dias, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Weilong Ding, North China University of Technology, China
Renato dos Santos, ULBRA - Lutheran University of Brazil, Brazil
Ata Elahi, Southern Connecticut State University, United States
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Roberto Expósito, University of A Coruña, Spain
Enrico Ferrera, LINKS Foundation, Italy
Samuel Fosso Wamba, TBS Business School, France
Marin Fotache, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Nikos Fotiou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Alexandros Fragkiadakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Germany
Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Hongyuan Gao, Harbin Engineering University, China
Michaela Geierhos, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Hock Guan Goh, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
Marta Gomes, CERIS-CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andre Gradvohl, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Jorge Granjal, University of Coimbra, Polo 2, Portugal
Holger Guenzel, Hochschule München, United States
Longzhe Han, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Jing He, Kennesaw State University, United States
Selena He, Kennesaw State University, United States
Pascal Hirmer, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Martin Jacobsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Nikolay Kakanakov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Sye Loong Keoh, University Of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Alessandro Koerich, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Olivera Kotevska, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States
Chang-Yong Lee, Kongju National University, Korea, Republic of
Gyu Myoung Lee, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Giuseppe Loseto, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Maria Lucka, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Selvakumar Manickam, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Maude Manouvrier, PSL Research University - Universite Paris-Dauphine, France
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Jan Markendahl, Kth Royal Institute Of Technology, Sweden
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Joberto Martins, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Davide Merico, Paradox Engineering SA, Switzerland
Ivan Mezei, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Aleksandra Milicevic, Univesity of Novi Sad, Serbia
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Fionn Murtagh, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Roberto Natella, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Anastasija Nikiforova, Researcher at University Of Latvia (Faculty of Computing), Latvia
Jan Nolin, University of Borås, Sweden
Talal Noor, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Czech Republic
Yongrui Qin, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Alessandro Redondi, Polytechnic University Of Milan, Italy
Atanu Roy Chowdhury, Capsule Labs, India
Marta Rukoz, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
Jose Santa, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Ashwin Satyanarayana, New York City College of Technology, United States
Claudio Savaglio, University Of Calabria, Italy
Aviv Segev, University of South Alabama, United States
Subarna Shakya, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Nicolas Sklavos, University Of Patras, Greece
Heiko Tapken, Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Maurizio Tesconi, CNR - IIT, Italy
Ralf Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück, Germany
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Sergio Trilles, Geotec, Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Spain
Pedro Valderas, Polytechnic University Of Valencia, Spain
Shirshu Varma, IIIT-Allahabad, India
Massimo Vecchio, Università degli Studi eCampus, Italy
Sebastian Ventura, University of Cordoba, Spain
Félix Jesús Villanueva, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Tomasz Wiktorski, University of Stavanger, Norway
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Yanyan Yang, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Hsi-jen James Yeh, Azusa Pacific University, United States
Dongjin Yu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Mihai Zaharia, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University, Romania
Jia Zhao, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Zinon Zinonos, Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus

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