Conference Date:
27th-28th, January 2018
Submission Due(Extended date):
5th, January 2018
Notification of Acceptance:
10th, January 2018
Camera Ready Submission Due:
15th, January 2018
ICICT2018 will be published in Procedia Computer Science ( ISSN: 1877-0509) by ELSEVIER .

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr.Roumen Kountchev

Roumen Kountchev, Ph.D., D. Sc. is a professor at the Faculty of Telecommunications, Department of Radio Communications and Video Technologies at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. 

His scientific areas of interest are: digital signal and image processing, image compression, multimedia watermarking, video communications, pattern recognition and neural networks. Prof. Kountchev has 341 papers published in magazines and conference proceedings (71 international); 15 books; 46 book chapters; 20 patents (3 international). He had been principle investigator of 38 research projects (6 international).

At present he is a member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences (EMAAS) and President of Bulgarian Association for Pattern Recognition (member of Intern. Association for Pattern Recognition). Editorial board member of: Intern. Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems; Intern. Journal Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience; KES Focus Group on Intelligent Decision Technologies; Egyptian Computer Science Journal; Intern. Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health, and Intern. Journal Intelligent Decision Technologies. He has been a plenary speaker at: WSEAS Intern. Conf. on Signal Processing 2009, Istanbul; WSEAS Intern. Conf. on Signal Processing, Robotics and Automation, University of Cambridge 2010, UK; WSEAS Intern. Conf. on Signal Processing, Computational Geometry and Artificial Vision 2012, Istanbul, Turkey; Intern. Workshop on Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics and e-Health 2013, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Workshop SCCIBOV 2015, Djillali Liabès University, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algérie; Intern. Conf. on Information Technology 2015 and 2017, Al Zayatoonah University, Amman, Jordan; WSEAS European Conf. of Computer Science 2016, Rome, Italy.

Prof.Dr. Ghazi Alkhatib, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of IT and Web Engineering

His career encompassed teaching, research, training, consulting, professional development in the United States, the Gulf region, and Jordan.   With over 75 publications, his research appeared in second tier indexed journals, and conferences proceedings spanning almost all continents at prestigious conferences sponsored by IEEE, ACM, Software Engineering Institute (CMU) – Software Process Improvement, and Association of Information Systems.  Adapting a multidisciplinary approach to research, his areas of interests include integration of business and information technologies, such as knowledge management, decision support system, expert system, simulation, portal technology, workflow management/time management/database integration, eGovernment/services, eCommerce, data bases, analysis and design, creative thinking processes, team organization, ERP implementation strategies, and CRM.  Other areas cover Web services, agent technologies, business intelligence, data analytics (data mining, statistical knowledge discovery, and visualization), software engineering integrating agile methods with CMMI, and software metrics.  His consulting activities included the development of an Integrated IT strategic plan with business processes for a major construction company, a major manufacturing company, and a major newspaper.  He conducted several training programs for major IT department heads in Washington DC and the Gulf in database administration, software quality, IT project management, eCommerce models and applications, Computer-Aided Software Engineering, and Requirements Engineering. Dr. Alkhatib is the founder and Editor-in-Chief since 2006 of the International Journal of IT and Web Engineering indexed by Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), SCOPUS, ACM and others.  He is also the Editor of book series in Advances in Web Technologies and Engineering (AWTE) with 20 Volumes, and a member of the Academic Advisory Board at IGI Global publishing, USA.

Title:A Framework for Hybrid Research Paradigm (HRP) and Sample Researches

Abstract: The objective of the talk is to present the hybrid research paradigm (HRP) as a re-emerging field of research.  HRP involves mixing two or more concepts with the hope that the new resulting research will be more innovation and practically oriented.  Normally, HRP is associated with hardware/software co-design and qualitative and quantitative methodologies of using case approach and statistical analysis.  The presentation, however, present an all-encompassing framework for HRP consisting of five layers: physical layer, conceptual layer, methodological layer, application layer, and tools layer.  After an introduction on some definitions of “Hybrid” “Research paradigm”, the talk explains each layer, stating examples to be linked and integrated in HRP for each layer.  The framework also emphasizes the cross-layer linked in research.  Cross-layer links would generate a more significant and stronger research.  Following the explanation of the framework’s layers, the presentation gives several research examples form the speaker own prior and future research. Cortical success factors in HRP include communication, a common frame of reference, and team management.  Google experiences on teams is highlighted.  Team leadership rotation is recommended based on topics/objectives and the phase of the HRP projects.

Prof. Dr.Sc.Kazumi Nakamatsu 

School of Human Science and Environment University of Hyogo

Kazumi Nakamatsu received the Ms. Eng. and Dr. Sci. from Shizuoka University and Kyushu University, Japan, respectively. He is a full Professor at School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan.

His research interests encompass various kinds of logic and their applications to Computer Science, especially paraconsistent annotated logic programs and their applications. He has developed some paraconsistent annotated logic programs called ALPSN(Annotated Logic Program with Strong Negation), VALPSN(Vector ALPSN), EVALPSN(Extended VALPSN) and bf-EVALPSN (before-after EVALPSN) recently, and applied them to various intelligent systems such as a safety verification based railway interlocking control system and process order control. He is an author of over 150 papers and 20 book chapters, and 10 edited books published by prominent publishers.
Kazumi Nakamatsu has chaired various international conferences, workshops and invited sessions, and he has been a member of numerous international program committees of workshops and conferences in the area of Computer Science. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems(IJRIS) by Inderscience Publisher(UK) and an editorial board member of many international journals. He has contributed numerous invited lectures at international workshops, conferences, and academic organizations. He also is a recipient of some conference and paper awards. He is a member of Japan AI Society, Japan Facial Society, etc.

Prof.Dr. Sudip Misra
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Sudip Misra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. His current research interests include Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things. Dr. Misra is the author of over 260 scholarly research papers. He has won nine research paper awards in different conferences. He was awarded the IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, California, USA. He was also the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships such as the Faculty Excellence Award (IIT Kharagpur), Young Scientist Award (National Academy of Sciences, India), Young Systems Scientist Award (Systems Society of India), Young Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, India), (Canadian) Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal at Carleton University, the University Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Doctoral level at Carleton University and the National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puraskar (Golden Jubilee Award). He was awarded the Canadian Government’s prestigious NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany.  Dr. Misra is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Inderscience, Switzerland. He has also been serving as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Telecommunication Systems Journal (Springer), Security and Communication Networks Journal (Wiley), International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking. He is also an Editor/Editorial Board Member/Editorial Review Board Member of the IET Networks and IET Wireless Sensor Systems. Dr. Misra has 10 books published by Springer, Wiley, and World Scientific. He was invited to chair several international conference/workshop programs and sessions. Dr. Misra was also invited to deliver keynote/invited lectures in over 30 international conferences in USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is the Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI).

Title: Internet of Things: Enabling Cross-Domain Convergence and Innovation

Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) is a facilitating technology that helps bridge legacy, present, and futuristic technologies towards achieving a universal, uniform, faster, and deeper technological penetration in the modern day society. Besides bridging technological divides, IoT has resulted in the development of innovative schemes, solutions, and even technologies, which fill-in the gaps arising as a result of the convergence of numerous technologies and devices into a unified platform. From a networking perspective, innovation and developments in hardware, and algorithmic schemes for addressing, device management, topology management, energy optimization, and forecasting in various cross-domain areas have resulted in the huge popularity of IoT-based systems. Domains such as healthcare, agriculture, home automation, transportation, logistics, surveillance, defence, traffic management, power distribution, and others are some of the biggest consumers of IoT and IoT-based services. As a result of the need for convergence of a wide variety of information towards a common goal, technologies such as Cloud Computing, Sensor Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined Radios and Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Social Sensing, and Smartphone Computing have witnessed major developments in the recent few years. This talk will have special focus on showcasing some of the research works done by the Speaker on IoT at the SWAN Lab ( of IIT Kharagpur.

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