Workshops and Special Sessions


International Workshop on Security in the IoT with Real-Time and Energy constraints (IoT-Secure 2016)

Devices we use every day are becoming connected entities across the planet. The so-called IoT includes technologies which combine autonomous embedded sensory objects with communication intelligence. Most of applications in the IoT have consequently strong real time requirements and energy limitations. Moreover, the IoT can be affected by various categories of security: access to intellectual property, sabotage, espionage, cyber terrorism in critical infrastructures such as nuclear plants, railways and traffic monitoring. This imposes to design new cryptographic methods which are efficient both in terms of security, energy consumption and time overhead.


The focus and scope of this workshop is solely on the security aspects of the Internet of Things which have strong real-time constraints and energy limitations. We will welcome papers both from theoretical and practical aspects. Prospective authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished work, reporting on novel and significant research contributions, on-going research projects, experimental results and recent developments related to, but not limited, the following topics:

  • Cyber-physical threats, vulnerability analysis, and countermeasures
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Communication overhead
  • Energy-efficiency in security management
  • Lightweight Encryption
  • Real-Time Applications
  • Real-time cryptosystem based on chaotic systems
  • Security challenges in the Internet of Things
  • Security and privacy of mobile systems
  • Security in highly resource-constrained network
  • Sensor network security
  • Security Protocols for Sensor Networks
  • Wireless communications security
Workshop Co-organizers and contact:
Maryline Chetto, University of Nantes, France, IRCCyN {}
Safwan El Assad, University of Nantes, France, IETR {}

Program committee
Olivier Deforges, INSA de Rennes, IETR, France
Wassim Hamidouche, INSA de Rennes, IETR, France
Audrey Queudet, University of Nantes, France
Santo Banerjee, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, Malaysia
Thang Hoang, University of Hanoï, Vietnam
Ion Tutanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania
Bassem Bakhache, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Mohamad Khalil, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Rima ASSAF, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Relu Tataru, Military Technical Academy, Romania
Ghada Zaibi, ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ons Jallouli, University of Nantes, France
Mohammad Abu Taha, University of Nantes, France
Daniel Caragata, University of Valparaíso, Chile
Dalia Battikh, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Nabil Abdoun, University of Nantes, France

Important Dates
Paper Submission: July 5, 2016 09:29:00 IST
Author Notification: July 25, 2016
Final Manuscript Due: August 10, 2016


Second International Workshop on  Social Signal Processing for Personalisation in Smart Cities(SSPPSC'16)

Multimodal signal processing including computer vision, speech & image analysis, text mining, and machine-learning are the emerging forces in social signal interpretation framework and an active interdisciplinary research area. Technological advancement in these domains are capable of providing solutions for the needs of individuals, enterprises, non-profits, and the government agencies. Additionally web-based services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr etc. have been part of a larger eco system to reach billions of users through information sharing. While these approaches require active participation of the individuals, behavioural and interactional analysis in public space can provide crucial input to public services within smart city infrastructure. . 

Interpreting, modelling social signal and use of technology in the context of smart city initiative is anticipated to be a rewarding and challenging area of research. The larger context would require (a) Technological advancement, (b) Communities and organisational advancement and (c) Human factors advancement. This workshop will provide an interactive platform to address various aspects of the research challenges set in above mentioned categories (not limited to) and their contribution towards the theme of this workshop. The program will consist of invited talks, panels, discussion and peerreviewed paper submissions. The accepted papers will be published in the conference publication. . 


This workshop will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

Technological advancement: 

  • Multimodal fusion of traditional and technological cues e.g. visual, speech, emotion, pose, actions and activities for modelling and identification of social behaviour. 
  • Data, evaluation and standards for multimodal interactive systems
  • Sensors, sensor networks and embedded hardware
  • Context-aware systems
  • Computer vision based tracking and crowd dynamics
  • Multimodal social signal processing including emotion recognition, gesture recognition, and affective computing
  • Surveillance, Security and privacy in monitoring and tracking services 
  • Augmented reality, ambient displays and wearable devices
  • Interoperability of devices, tools and architectures
  • Machine-learning 
  • Visualisation techniques

Communities and organisational advancement

  • Multimodal interaction processing
  • Social processes in organisations and communities
  • Knowledge management and organisational learning
  • Orchestration of smartizen activities
  • Business models for smart social technologies
  • Cultural considerations for socio-technical systems
  • Acceptance and Diffusion of socio-technical innovations
  • Privacy, Content protection, legal aspects & issues

Human factors advancement

  • Theoretical advancement for understanding human-human and human-agent social interactions
  • Modelling social behaviour 
  • Crowd behaviour analysis 
  • Aesthetic interaction and experience design
  • Evaluation of socio-technical systems and processes
  • Ethnographical and field studies

Even though the application of social signal technologies could be wide and varied our current focus is particularly on the following domains:

  • Healthcare (personalised networked healthcare, assisted living)
  • Education (formal and informal)
  • Disaster management
  • Traffic management
  • Crime management
  • Public Services

Organizing Chairs:
Dr Deepayan Bhowmik, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee, University of Plymouth, UK

Special Session: Multimedia Security and Forensics

Multimedia security and forensics is an active research area as multimedia remains the most powerful and much sought after medium of communication. Influenced by the impact and the constant demand for analysis, authentication, data hiding and recovery, lot of research is going on related to multimedia. The objective of Special session on Multimedia Security and Forensics is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the related areas.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Digital Watermarking and Finger Printing
  • Steganography and Steganalysis
  • Visual Cryptography
  • Video Surveillance
  • Multimedia Source Device Identification
  • Near Copy Detection
  • Multimedia Forensics, Counter Forensics.
  • Acquisition and Representation of Multimedia Signals
  • Audio and Video Quality Assessment
  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Bio­Inspired Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Compressed Sensing
  • Signal Processing in Encrypted Domain
  • Biometrics
  • Feature Extraction from Multimedia
  • Data hiding in Multimedia
  • Robust/perceptual Hashing for Multimedia Identification
  • Multimedia Analysis
  • Secure Multimedia Design

Special Session: Advances in Computer Graphics and Visualization

Computer graphics has been a major research domain for a long time. Graphics techniques such as rendering and animation have been playing a key role in movie and computer game industry. Visualization is also a vital component to help people understand large scale of data sets in this digitalized world. The Special session on Advances in Computer Graphics and Visualization aims to bridge between academic researchers and industrial companies to present the latest discoveries and accomplishments in the field of computer graphics and visualization. The goal is to identify and integrate the new algorithms, systems and toolkits for advancing graphics and visualization techniques.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Modeling for 3D graphics
  • Photorealistic rendering
  • Non-photorealistic rendering
  • Image processing
  • Computer animation
  • Visualization systems and algorithms
  • Computer hardware for graphics
  • Graphical user interface
  • Video processing

Special Session: Big Data Search and Mining

“Big Data” refers to datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze. Big Data is going to continue growing during the next years. The Special session on Big Data Search and Mining aims to bring together researchers from both industry and academia to participate and present their work related to various aspects of big data mining and search.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
  • Big Data Classification Techniques
  • Big Data Clustering Algorithms
  • Big Data Mining and Security Intelligence
  • Big Data Mining in the Cloud
  • Big Data Search Architectures
  • Big Data Search Scalability and Efficiency
  • Compression and Sampling
  • Data Integration, Aggregation, and Representation
  • Data Mining Security for Big Data
  • Distributed and Peer-To-Peer Search
  • Dynamic Predictive Models
  • Evaluation Technologies
  • Frequent Itemsets
  • Large-Scale Analytical Query Processing
  • Large-Scale Recommendation Systems and Social Media Systems
  • Link and Graph Mining
  • Mining Big Data in Real Time
  • Mining Social-Network Graphs
  • Mobility and Big Data
  • Multimedia and Multi-Structured Data
  • Optimizing Big Data with Search
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms for Frequent Pattern Mining
  • Privacy in Big Data Mining
  • Query Processing, Data Modeling, and Analysis
  • Scalable Mining of Heterogeneous Social and Information Networks
  • Semantic-Based Data Mining and Data Pre-Processing
  • Social Web Search and Mining
  • Streaming Data Processing
  • Visualization for Big Data

Special Session: Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications and Networking

As wireless networks have become an integral component of the modern communication infrastructure, energy efficiency has been become an important design consideration due to the limited battery life of mobile terminals. Recently energy efficient design of wireless networks has attracted a lot of attention and a wide range of topics are the target of extensive research work. Considerable research has been devoted to the low-power design of the entire network protocol stack of wireless networks in an effort to enhance energy efficiency. According to the GESI (Global E-Sustainability) study, the ICT sector contributes around 2% of global energy consumption. As part of the worldwide effort to reduce energy consumption, improving energy efficiency of telecommunication networks has received significant interest.Global energy consumption is currently one of the major concerns faced by governments worldwide, because of its significant environmental footprint and the eventual exhaustion of the major traditional energy sources.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Energy-efficient transmission systems
  • Signal processing techniques for energy-efficient transmission systems
  • Physical layer techniques, channel/network coding for energy efficiency 
  • Methodologies /architectures for energy efficiency 
  • Energy-efficiency in mobile and wireless access networks 
  • Energy-efficiency in vehicular networks 
  • Energy-efficiency in wireless sensor networks 
  • Energy-efficient design for wireless e-health applications
  • Energy-efficient wireless network management 
  • Cross-layer design for energy efficiency
  • Wireless networking for energy-efficient industrial automation 
  • Energy-efficient MAC design
  • Energy-efficient flooding/multicast 
  • Collaborative/cooperative/cognitive networking protocols for energy efficiency 
  • Algorithms for energy efficient scheduling and resource management 
  • Energy harvesting 
  • Cognition and Cooperative communications for energy efficiency 
  • User mobility modeling to predict and adapt to patterns to reduce energy expenditure 
  • Design of Hybrid networks for energy-efficient delivery of wireless signals 
  • Energy efficient ad hoc network services 
  • Energy efficient Service discovery and Service Provisioning 
  • Energy efficient algorithms and implementations in Internet of Things 
  • Small cell networks for achieving energy efficiency
  • Test beds and experimental results related to energy efficient design

Special Session: Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing

The special session on Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing aims at bringing together researchers, mathematicians, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the areas of mathematical modeling and scientific computing.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Applied Information Systems
  • Applied Mathematics and Approximation Theory 
  • Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • Bayesian computing
  • Coding Theory, Cryptography
  • Combinatorics and Graph Theory
  • Computational Chemistry, Biology, and Biophysics
  • Computational Complexity and Complex Systems
  • Computational Drug Design
  • Computational Finance/Computational Fluids/Computational Geosciences
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Modeling in Engineering and Science
  • Data Exploration and Data Mining 
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Difference Equations Problems
  • Distributed Scientific Computing
  • Evolutionary Computation 
  • Financial Mathematics/Industrial Mathematics and Applications
  • Finite Difference Methods
  • Fuzzy Logic and Systems
  • High Order Difference Approximations
  • High Performance Bio-Computing
  • Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Biology and Medicine
  • Mathematical Modeling of Human-Machine-Systems/Memory 
  • Mathematical Models for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Modeling and Numerical Methods for Renewable Energy
  • Modelling Biological Systems
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Multi-Objective Optimization and Natural Resources Management
  • Multi-scale and Stochastic Methods 
  • Numerical Methods for Scientific Computing and HPC
  • Orthogonal Expansions, Wavelets and Splines
  • Parallel computing: Architectures, Algorithms, Tools and Environments
  • Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks
  • Scientific Computing Education
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Time Series Analysis/Transformation Methods and Applications

Special Session: Malware Analysis and Forensics in Smart Phones

Nowadays smart phones are widely used for making phone calls, sending messages, storing personal data, internet browsing, online banking etc. Hence smart phones have become a potential target for cyber attack. Malware attacks in the smart phones have been growing at an alarming rate. Therefore, it is essential to ensure security in mobile platforms.

The special session on Malware Analysis and Forensics in Smart Phones aims to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences in the detection and analysis of malwares in smart phones as well as the forensics of the malicious activities carried out by the malwares.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Malware detection mechanisms  
  • Classification of Malwares based on the attacks
  • Characterization of behavior of Malwares
  • Statistical and data mining techniques for malware analysis and detection
  • Identification of source of attack
  • Memory forensics 
  • Network Forensics
  • Static and dynamic analysis for malware
  • Bigdata Analytics in Malware Analysis and Forensics
  • Tool testing and development
  • Digital evidence storage, preservation, and the law
  • Forensics of the malware attacks especially in the cases of Trojan or spyware

Special Session: Image Analysis and Image Enhancement

The special session on image analysis and image enhancement aims to provide excellent platform for showcasing the technological advances, research results and other experiences in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image as well as video analysis and enhancement. Further, this is the topic of current importance and has wide range of applications in consumer electronics, automotive, defense, and aerospace areas. The session will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from different sectors to discuss issues in image analysis and image enhancement domain knowledge and innovation systems.  


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Night Vision Image Enhancement
  • Long Range Image Enhancement
  • Vision Enhancement through Bad Atmospheric Conditions
  • Image Up-Sampling and Super-Resolution
  • Image Enhancement through Occlusions for Automotive Rovers
  • Image Inpainting
  • Geophysical and Seismic Image Analysis and Enhancement
  • Image Enhancement for Astronomy and Space Exploration
  • Image-Quality Assessment
  • Document Image Analysis and Enhancement
  • Image Analysis for 3D Scene Reconstruction
  • Multi-Core Processor Based Parallel Computing for Image Analysis and Enhancement
  • Real Time Image Analysis and Image Enhancement
  • Practical Hardware Systems for Image Enhancement and Image Analysis
  • Medical Image Analysis and Visualization

Workshop Organiser

Ajinkya S. Deshmukh, Image Understanding Group, Uurmi Systems, India


Special Session: Recent Advances in Adaptive Systems and Signal Processing

Adaptive filters find their application in several research areas which include communication, computing and signal processing. They can be employed for system identification, low complexity dynamic designs, channel equalization and modelling etc. The special session on Recent Advances in Adaptive Systems and Signal Processing aims at bringing together researchers, mathematicians, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the areas of advance signal processing.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Recent development in adaptive filtering algorithms
  • Adaptive networking and current challenges
  • Dynamic and innovative system designs using adaptive filter
  • Adaptive system identification and channel modelling
  • Advances in computing using adaptive and innovative systems
  • Image and Speech enhancement and processing using adaptive filters
  • Acoustic noise and echo reduction applying adaptive algorithms and designs
  • Channel equalization/ modelling, communication system design and fault analysis employing adaptive algorithms
  • Adaptive filters for mobile computing, networking and wireless system designs
  • AI and soft computing applications of adaptive systems
  • Implantation of adaptive filters for real time applications using DSP Processors and FPGA
  • Advanced adaptive channel equalization and line enhancer
  • Adaptive and innovative systems for biomedical signal processing and applications
  • Adaptive system design for antenna and electromagnetic applications

Special Session: Next-Generation Internet and Communication

The Internet is one of the most key technical infrastructures in existence today. It will be a catalyst for much of our innovation and prosperity in the future. However, the present Internet may not be capable of meeting so many requests much longer. Fortunately, scientists and engineers believe that new technologies, protocols, and standards can be developed to meet tomorrow's demands. The research on this new Internet is considered as a global research challenge. The Special Session on Next-Generation Internet and Communication is a venue for researchers, engineers and practitioners to share their work on next generation Internet technologies.


This special session will focus on the following subjects of interest, as well as related issues:

  • Adaptive Integration of Evolving Data Sources
  • Autonomic Networking
  • Clean-Slate/Dirty-Slate Internet Architectures
  • Co-Evolution of Internet and Society
  • Complex Techno-Social Networks
  • Content-Based Networking
  • Context-Aware and Context Recognition
  • Converged Networks and Applications
  • Data Centers and Cloud Computing
  • Data-Oriented Architectures and Information-Centric Networking
  • Delay Tolerant Networking 
  • Economics Aspects of Future Internet
  • Evolution of the IP Network Architecture
  • Future Internet as a Techno-Social System
  • Geographic Routing and Location-Aware Services
  • Greening Networks and Green Computing
  • Hidden Web Search and Crawling
  • High Speed Packet Forwarding/Packet Classification
  • Information Gathering Support for Knowledge-Intensive Enterprises
  • Intelligent Web Services
  • Internet Architecture and Design
  • Internet Protocols
  • Address Management 
  • Internet Topology and Modelling
  • Location Services
  • The Internet of Things
  • Mobile Social Networks
  • Management and Control of Future Networks
  • Mechanisms for Self-Organisation 
  • Methods for Network Resilience
  • Modelling of Collective Social Behavior
  • MPLS and GMPLS/Multicast Systems
  • Multi-Layer and Multi-Domain Networks
  • Network Management Methodologies 
  • Novel Wireless, Mobile & Sensor Network Protocols
  • Optical Networking
  • Overlay and Peer-to-Peer Networking 
  • Recovering and Fault-Tolerance
  • Robustness of Access Networks
  • Routing In Next Generation Networks
  • Search Over Semi-Structural Web Sources
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Service-Centric Networking
  • Smart Homes
  • Internet and Tracking Systems
  • Internet and E-Health
  • Interactive Media, Voice, Video, Gaming
  • Social and Human Dynamics
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Network Virtualization Technology
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Spreading and Epidemics in Techno-Social Systems
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Virtual Social Systems
  • VoIP Protocols and Services


Prospective Organizers are invited to submit proposals for Special Sessions at ICACCI 2016. The proposal should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than February 04, 2016.

For a Special Session proposal to be considered for acceptance at ICACCI 2016, the proposed topic needs to be an emerging area in Computing, Communications or Informatics which is not yet covered in the regular sessions. The topic should be timely and significantly important to the technical audience. The proposals will be judged by the ability to bring together the key researchers in the state-of-the-art area, further develop the area, and help establishing a larger research community beyond the area.

Each author invited to a Special Session will be required to submit a paper, under the regular submission requirements, by the regular submission deadline . These papers will enter the EDAS system as regular papers. Papers submitted for a special session will be reviewed exactly in the same manner as that for the regular papers. The Organizer will select the reviewers and manage the review process, and in consultation with the program committee, will make accept/reject decisions. 

Each Special Session will be two-three hours long and will usually consist of 5-9 oral presentations. Special Sessions will be intermixed with regular sessions during the conference.If the number of accepted papers in a Special Session is below the required paper number, the program committee will work with the organizers to move other closely-related accepted submissions from the general submission pool to the Special Session. If this is not possible, the Special Session will be canceled and accepted papers will be transferred to the regular Sessions.

Each proposal for special session should include the following information:

- Title of the special session
- Rationale of the need and objective of the session (300 words)
- Special session organizer, affiliation and e-mail ID
- Subject areas to be covered by the special session
- Short biography of the proposed session chair (s) - Maximum 200 words

A maximum of THREE Organizers per Special Session is allowed.

Please submit your Special Session Proposal at

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