About ICIST 2020

10th International Conference on Information Society and Techology will be held on Kopaonik, Serbia on Mar 8-11, 2020.

ICIST Conference series is one of the top IT scientific events in the region, with 70-100 papers presented each year, average of 200 participants per edition, attended also by the number of IT industry representatives in the region. It hosts distinguished scientists keynotes (in past years, we were honored to share the stage with Richard Mark Soley, Orri Erling, Howard Moskowitz, Bran Selić and others), scientific sessions, panel discussions, industry presentations with exciting social programme for motivated and successfull networking. It is a perfect venue for networking, dissemination of recent research results, getting new project ideas, finding new scientific partners and bringing great vibes back home.

The conference is open for all scientific contributions to the different areas of ICT. It also welcomes technical papers with case studies and demonstrations of novel ICT technologies and approaches in industry and society. It hosts loyal research communities dealing with the areas of information systems, model-based software engineering, e-government, big data, biomedical engineering, semantic web research and since recently, Internet of Things.

All accepted papers will be published in ICIST digital repository. Past editions of the online proceedings can be viewed here: ICIST2014, ICIST2015, ICIST2016, ICIST2017, ICIST2018, ICIST2019.

List of accepted special tracks:

Special Track: ICT for health,aging and well-being, chaired by: Miroslav Trajanović, Anton Kos and Osiris Canciglieri Jr.

Special Track: Data Analytics Trends and Applications, chaired by: Emanuel Sallinger, Valentina Janev and Nikola Tomašević

ICIST Keynotes

Sašo Tomažič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sašo Tomažič is a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana. He is the head of the Laboratory of Information Technologies and the head of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies. He was an adviser for information and telecommunications system at Ministry of Educational System and Sport from 1992 to 1998, a member of Strategic Council at Ministry of Defiance from 1999 to 2000, and the national coordinator of research in the field of telecommunications at Ministry of Educational System and Sport from 2000 to 2003. His research interests include ICT, signal processing, information theory, data mining and knowledge discovery, and sensors. He was leading researcher of 15 R&D projects and he is the head of research program ICT for Quality of Life, which is one of two research programs every time named among the best research programs in Slovenia.

Luca Longo, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Dr. Luca Longo (personal webpage) is an Academic, National Teaching Hero, AI researcher and TEDx speaker who has a deep passion for science and has won various awards both for his research work and for his teaching. He is actively engaged in the dissemination of scientific material to the public as his TEDx talks demonstrate. With his team of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, he conducts fundamental research in Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Defeasible Reasoning and Non-monotonic Argumentation. He also performs applied research in Machine Learning and Deep Learning, mainly applied to the problem of mental workload modelling. He is an advocate of motivational teaching and strongly supports learning through passion.

ICIST Special Tracks


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ICT for health,aging and well-being

One of the greatest social challenges today is addressing many different concerns and issues related to healthcare, aging and well-being. These challenges include, but are not restricted to, improving the understanding of causes and mechanisms connected to health; ability to monitor, prevent, detect, and treat disease; personalize health and care delivery. For addressing such challenges, a new approach is needed, which will transform the health and care delivery. This approach is proactive rather than reactive. Healthcare should evolve mechanisms for early risk detection, shifting from the acute treatment to long-term health monitoring. Instead of focusing on single disease treatment, healthcare systems should become capable of handling multiple chronic conditions and comorbidities at the same time. Care delivery should become pervasive, not exclusively institutional. Finally, generic treatment approach should be abandoned, and care should become more personalized.

Advanced ICT technologies will play a crucial role in this transformation. Health-related data will grow and will have accurate and useful digital representations. Predictive computing, used by the care providers and customers, will use health-related data to facilitate early risk detection and self-management of health and disease. Health systems will become interoperable. Robotic systems, driven by artificial intelligence will enable assisted living, in smart, age-friendly homes. Biofeedback applications in healthcare, sport, recreation, and rehabilitation will enable easier and faster way to achieving the desired results. They will assist individuals, healthcare personnel, and trainers in many ways; from influencing the physiological processes in human body, to motor learning in sports and rehabilitation.

With this session, we aim to uncover the current research in the abovementioned topics and topics closely related to them. All relevant contributions are strongly welcomed.

Co-chairs:

  • Trajanović, Miroslav (traja@masfak.ni.ac.rs). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
  • Kos, Anton (anton.kos@fe.uni-lj.si). Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Canciglieri Jr., Osiris (osiris.canciglieri@pucpr.br). Pontifical Catholic University of Parana – PUCPR / PPGEPS, Curitiba, Brasil

ICIST Special Tracks


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Data Analytics Trends and Applications

Nowadays, the enhanced capacities of computers create opportunities for running numerous applications, processing and storing unimaginable amount of data. The data sources come in a variety of types that need to be managed in order to provide meaningful decision support for end-users from different industries. IT researchers and professionals face different challenges when extracting value from the available data, and hence a wide range of analytical services are needed.

In this special session we seek to raise discussion on:

  • Emerging trends in Big Data management
  • Design and implementation of analytical services for different industries
  • Digital transformation trends driving industry 4.0

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on topic relevant to this session that include — but are not limited to — the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence applications
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Knowledge graphs and NoSQL databases
  • Centralized, federated, and distributed SPARQL query processing
  • Security and privacy in querying the Web of Data
  • Analytical Services in Big Data applications (Geospatial Data Management, Renewable Energies,  Energy Efficiency, Healthcare, eGovernment, Sustainable and Smart Cities, IoT applications, etc)
  • Interoperability and Integration in different domains
  • Big Data Ethics

Co-chairs:

  • Sallinger, Emanuel (emanuel.sallinger@cs.ox.ac.uk). Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, , UK
  • Janev, Valentina (valentina.janev@institutepupin.com). University of Belgrade, Institute Mihailo Pupin, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Tomašević, Nikola (nikola.tomasevic@pupin.rs). University of Belgrade, Institute Mihailo Pupin, Belgrade, Serbia

Important Dates

1 Nov 01

Track Proposals

2 Jan 15

Abstract Submission

3 Feb 15

Decisions Sent to Authors

4 Feb 24

Conference Registration

5 Mar 08

Conference is Opened

6 Apr 15

Full Paper Submission

ICIST 2020 Committees

Organizing Committee (OC) is in charge for the organization of the conference. All decisions related to the scientific programme are made by the International Programme Committee (IPC), based on the peer review process, coordinated by the IPC co-chairs. Track chairs are in charge of setting up a scientific programme in the specific topics, which are decided upon based on the submitted track proposals.

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Zora Konjović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Milan Zdravković

Niš, Serbia
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Miroslav Trajanović

Niš, Serbia
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Miodrag Ivković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Martina Laskač

Belgrade, Serbia
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Negica Ćulafić

Belgrade, Serbia
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Alexis Aubry

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Marija Boban

Split, Croatia
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Zorica Bogdanović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Miloš Bogdanović

Niš, Serbia
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Osiris Canciglieri Jr.

Curitiba, Brasil
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Carlos Coutinho

Lisbon, Portugal
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Mariana Damova

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Michele Dassisti

Bari, Italy
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Dejan Drajić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Vladimir Filipović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Stevan Gostojić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Wided Guédria

Luxembourg
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Luka Humski

Zagreb, Croatia
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Fan Ip-Shing

Cranfield, UK
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Dragan Ivanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Valentina Janev

Belgrade, Serbia
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Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

Caparica, Portugal
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Dorina Kabakchieva

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Theo Kanter

Kista, Sweden
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Nikola Korunović

Niš, Serbia
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Anton Kos

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Aleksandar Kovačević

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Mario Lezoche

Nancy, France
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Eduardo R. Loures

Curitiba, Brazil
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Ivan Luković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Miloš Madić

Niš, Serbia
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Vuk Malbaša

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Zoran Marjanović

Belgrade, Serbia
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Dragan Mišić

Niš, Serbia
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Néjib Moalla

Lyon, France
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Siniša Nikolić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Đorđe Obradović

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Dušan Okanović

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Hervé Panetto

Nancy, France
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Milan Paroški

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Mirjana Pejić Bach

Zagreb, Croatia
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Branko Perišić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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David Romero Diaz

Mexico
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Marcelo Rudek

Curitiba, Brasil
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Ioan Stefan Sacala

Bucharest, Romania
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Goran Savić

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Milan Segedinac

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jean Simao

Curitiba, Brazil
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Goran Sladić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jelena Slivka

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jaka Sodnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Richard Mark Soley

Needham, USA
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Leonid Stoimenov

Niš, Serbia
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Kristina Stojmenova

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Anderson Luis Szejka

Curitiba, Brasil
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Milan Trifunović

Niš, Serbia
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Anton Umek

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Milan Vidaković

Novi Sad, Serbia
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William Wei Song

Borlänge, Sweden
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Georg Weichhart

Steyr-Gleink, Austria
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Miroslav Zarić

Novi Sad, Serbia
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Jelena Zdravković

Kista, Sweden
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Martin Zelm

Brussels, Belgium
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Žarko Ćojbašić

Niš, Serbia
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Emanuel Sallinger

UK
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Nikola Tomašević

Belgrade, Serbia

Call for contributors

Call for initial submissions

We welcome submission of extended abstracts presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Initial submissions must comply to the specific requirements, as it follows.

The initial submissions must be made by using EasyChair platform, in the form of extended abstract. The extended abstract must consicely and clearly highlight all following aspects: research motivation and the problem, the research question(s), methodology, description of the solution and/or the discussion. The evaluation of the extended abstracts will be double-blind. Thus, author names, addresses, emails and affiliations MUST NOT be included in the extended abstract. The extended abstract must be created by using the template below, submitted in PDF format, and it MUST NOT exceed 4 A4 pages including figures. Only key references should be included.

The initial submissions will be peer reviewed by IPC members. After the decisions are distributed, the authors with accepted submissions will be invited to submit full papers for publishing in the ICIST 2020 Proceedings book. The specific deadline for full papers will be April, 15th, 2020 (template for full papers can be downloaded here). In order to have the submitted full paper published in the Proceedings book, at least one author or co-author must be registered at the conference and present the paper in regular or poster session. When submitting the extended abstract for a special track, select the special track title in the submission form.

Call for Special track proposals

We invite researchers to propose tracks on their particular field of interest, within the scope of the ICIST conferences. There should be one to three track co-chairs in each track and one of the co-chairs should be designated as the primary contact person. The responsibilities of the co-chairs are defined, as it follows.

The co-chairs will promote the special track and take actions to ensure an adequate number of submissions. Minimum number of accepted papers for a succesful special track is 6 in regular sessions + 2 in poster. The special track co-chairs will organize a peer review process for the extended abstracts submitted to their track and propose the list of the papers to be included in the conference programme to IPC co-chairs. At least one of the co-chairs must be registered to the conference and serve as a session chair in his/her own track.

The proposal for a special track must enclose the title and short abstract, list of co-chairs with their affiliations, list of potential reviewers, overview of the scientific communities (associations, working groups, standardization bodies, project consortiums, etc.) which the co-chairs will address and a proposal for a keynote. Special track proposals should not exceed 2 A4 pages and they should be sent by email to the programme chair.

For each of the succesful tracks/special sessions, the organizer will cover the costs of stay (3 nights/HB) and registration costs for one person. Local transport arrangements also possible.

Download template   Submit abstract

About the venue

Grand Hotel & Spa Kopaonik

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Kopaonik is a mountain in the central part of Serbia and the largest mountain range in the country. The highest point is the Pančić's Peak with 2,017 m. Kopaonik is a major ski resort in Serbia, and after Bulgaria's Bansko, the largest in Southeast Europe. There are 25 ski lifts with capacity of 32,000 skiers per hour.

Grand Hotel & Spa is situated at an exclusive location, near the ski slopes and ski lifts in the beautiful environment of the National Park Kopaonik. Premium comfort and convenience in 221 guest rooms and suites, complemented by numerous facilities for relaxation and enjoyment throughout the year, including spa & wellness area, congress center, fitness center, sports hall, space bowling center and a la carte restaurant Garden.

Contacts

Registration and conference logistics: office AT yuinfo.org

Accommodation and transfer: SMART Travel, office AT smart-travel.rs, +381 11 308 66 94

Scientific programme: Milan Zdravković, milan.zdravkovic AT gmail.com