ISCC 2020 Workshops

2020 July 7th

2nd International Workshop on Social (Media) Sensing

Chairs: Marco Furini


Social services and technologies revolutionized the behavior of millions of people and the functioning of different ecosystems, from news to entertainment, from business to leisure, from security to privacy. It is therefore not surprising that social (media) sensing is being used to understand people’s opinions and behaviors, to gauge the public mood, to increase customers engagement, to enhance the citizens' life quality, to improve the smart city services.
Social (media) sensing is an approach in its infancy stage that involves disciplines such as computer science, engineering, psychology, linguistics, semiotics, economics, sociology and philosophy. The workshop is seeking recent advances, novel proposals, best-practices, pitfalls and case studies in Social (Media) Sensing from different and inter-disciplinary points of view.

8th Workshop on Communications in Critical Embedded Systems


Chairs: Natassya Barlate Floro da Silva, Daniel Fernando Pigatto, Alex Sandro Roschildt Pinto, Kalinka Regina Lucas Jaquie Castelo Branco, David Espes, João Vitor de Carvalho Fontes, Vandermi João da Silva

The ​Workshop on Communications in Critical Embedded Systems (WoCCES) aims at the integration of researchers working on the fields of communications and control in critical embedded systems including Connected Vehicles, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Cloud and Fog Computing, Security, Cryptography, and Privacy.

The workshop ​has been promoted since 2013 as part of the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC), the most notable event on the subject for the Brazilian community, and also IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), taking a step towards its internationalization.

The successful past editions led ​WoCCES to the publication of a ​volume as part of the ​Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series. In this special issue, the 12 best papers published by WoCCES were selected and invited for extension.

Following the successful 2019's edition of the workshop in Barcelona, the 8th edition will be held again under the wings of ​IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2020​. This time, we are heading to the historical city of ​Rennes, France​.

5th edition of the IEEE workshop on ICT Solutions for eHealth


Chairs: Antoine Bagula, Pedro Brandão, Antonio Celesti, Ivanoe De Falco, Giovanna Sannino

e-Health is one of the major research topics that have been attracting cross-disciplinary research groups. The deployment of new emerging ICT technologies for Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence, is attracting the interest of many researchers. ICTS4eHealth 2020 is the 5th edition of the International IEEE Workshop dedicated to ICT solutions for e-Health, especially based on Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computational Intelligence. The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art in the emerging area of the use of cloud systems in connected health infrastructure and applications, and the use of IoT and Computational Intelligence techniques in the area of eHealth.

12th International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems and Web based Service Architectures


Chairs: Moayad Aloqaily, Lynda Mokdad, Abdel Hamid Taha,

Following ISCC2020 conference theme, this workshop focuses on the performance evaluation of both distributed and mobile systems, as well as web-based services architectures using both analytical methods and simulation studies. Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to QoS and communication performance evaluation of these systems.

International Workshop on Machine Learning for Wireless Communications


Chairs: Antonio Manzalini, Ernesto Damiani, Nawaf Al Moosa, Gabriele Gianini, Jianyi Lin

The application of Machine Learning techniques and more specifically of Deep Learning techniques to Wireless Communication problems holds a great potential. The workshop aims at gathering experts of Machine Learning and of Wireless Communication to foster innovation and cross-seeding in this promising area of research.

1st Workshop on Blockchain theoRy and ApplicatIoNS


Chairs: Laura Ricci, Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, Nishant Sastry

A blockchain protocol is employed to implement a tamper free distributed ledger which stores transactions created by the nodes of a P2P network and agreed upon through a distributed consensus algorithm, avoiding the need for a central authority. Blockchain technology has a great potential to radically change our socio-economical systems by guaranteeing secure transactions between untrusted entities, reducing their cost and simplifying many processes. Such a technology is going to be exploited in many different areas like IoT, social networking, health care, electronic voting and so on. Even if several applications are already leveraging its disruptive potentials, further research and development is required for several challenging aspects like scalability, efficiency, privacy and support of complex queries, both from a theoretical and applicative point of view. This workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers from both academy and industry to present and discuss important topics on blockchain technology. The workshop’s goal is to present results on both theoretical and more applicative open challenges, as well as to provide a venue to showcase the current state of existing proposals.

10th Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City System

Chairs: Javier Berrocal, Andrea CAPPONI, Michele Girolami, Antonio Celesti

The last years have witnessed a permanent change of vision of cloud systems. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private companies, public agencies, research communities and citizens rely on the cloud for a number of purposes, stemming from sharing hardware infrastructures to software, data, and sensing services.

The services designed for complex scenarios like Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), smart cities, and the upcoming Industry 4.0, pave the path for a new era of the cloud. The complexity of human dynamics in a city can be better analyzed by decentralizing the infrastructure, integrating and opening the data and sharing the services. The MEC paradigm, standardized by ETSI, is a key enabling technology for upcoming 5G networks, whereby applications and network functions are hosted in edge cloud data centers. By being closer to the end-user, besides better supporting low-latency applications, MEC systems are a candidate architecture for such a decentralized, context-aware infrastructure. Despite such a rapid (re-)evolution of cloud systems, it remains unclear whether current solutions are able to support these emergent application scenarios. Through sensing as a service processes, crowd-sensed data is made available to the cloud stakeholders. Some of them like citizens become data contributors, customers and service consumers at the same time. This data exchange calls for secure and reliable data trading transactions between the counterparts. Blockchain technology provides the stakeholders with a transparent, unalterable, ordered ledger by enabling a decentralized and secure environment. Solutions for its integration in the cloud for smart-city services are however yet to appear.

Important Dates

Conference: July 8-10 2020

Workshops: July 7 2020

Call for Paper

Paper submission deadline: February 15th, 2020 March 1st, 2020 (firm)
Notification of paper acceptance: April 15th, 2020
Submission of camera-ready papers: June 1st, 2020

Submit a paper

Call for Workshop

Paper submission: April 25th, 2020

Submission: January 10th, 2020
Notification: January 15th, 2020
Camera-ready: TBA

Poster and Demo

Submission deadline: May 1st, 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 22nd, 2020
Submission of camera-ready papers: June 1st, 2020

Call for Tutorials and Panels

Tutorial Proposal Submission: March 30th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 30th, 2020

Submit a tutorial
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