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23rd IEEE FRUCT Conference: Call for Participation

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The 23rd conference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT is co-organized by FRUCT Association and Advanced Research Center on Electronic System (ARCES), University of Bologna. The conference will be held in Bologna (Italy) on 13-16 November 2018. Download CFP in PDF

 

Overview of FRUCT

FRUCT is a large regional cooperation framework that promotes open innovations of academia and industry. FRUCT conference is a high-quality scientific event for meeting academia and business people and setting projects. The average conference is attended by over 120 participants representing 30+ member organizations and guests from other organizations. Participants comes from Italy, Finland, Russia, UK, Denmark, India, and other countries and industry is primary represented by Dell EMC, Nokia, MariaDB, Intel, Jolla, Open Mobile Platform, Skolkovo, etc.

The conference attracts most active and talented students to present their R&D projects, meet people alike, create new teams, and find employers and investors. The conference invites the world-class academic and industrial experts to lecture on the hottest topics. Traditionally the program consists of FRUCT work groups meetings and intensive (half or full day) technology trainings (Tu) and the last 3 days (We-Fr) are the main conference days.

FRUCT conferences are organized every half a year, which is the reason for submission and acceptance notification deadlines be so close to the conference dates. If you need more time for visa and travel arrangements just notify us by email and submit your paper following the Early bird submission deadline. Then your paper will be taken to the early-review procedure and you get the notification of acceptance one month earlier.

Traditionally FRUCT pays a lot of attention to the Open Source and supports the corresponding activities and communities. At the conference we are planning to organize Sailfish OS meetup. The conference Demo session will include a lot of demos done on mobile Linux and Qt. The conference is supported by the local mobile Linux community and we welcome all mobile Linux and Qt developers to attend this event.

We welcome everybody to submit papers and take part in the conference, share your research and join the FRUCT Association. Thanks to sponsors we traditionally have low registration fee and various discounts can be applied. Please take early registration to get the best fee and most advantages of your participation in the conference.

All conference papers and abstracts will be published Open Access in FRUCT proceeding at no additional cost (available for free under a CC BY-ND license download from FRUCT proceedings catalog).

We welcome patrons/sponsors to join the conference team. Please refer to the overview of patrons' packages and contact us in case of any questions and proposals.

 

Background and motivation

The distinctive feature of modern IT and Telecommunications industries is in dramatic shortening of the period when technology remains commercially viable. On the one hand, this is due to the competition between key market players that are pushing all manufacturers to accelerate innovations; on the other hand, this is due to technological progress speed up caused by the growing expansion of intellectual resource invested into R&D and design activities. This trend is an important call and challenge for the leading educational and research institutions around the globe. In the FRUCT we believe that it is crucial to combine forces of EU and Russia to follow up the competition in adopting university education to the new industrial trends. The first step is to strength a bridge between Russian and Finnish academic worlds, increase visibility of involved research teams and set direct personal contacts between academic and industrial experts.

 

Call for papers and presentations

You can select one of the following 3 types of submissions:

- Full papers (min 6 full pages and up to 12 pages), deadline September 14, 2018;
- Short papers (min 200 words, max 5 pages), deadline September 14, 2018;
- Poster or demo summary (min 200 words, max 5 pages), by October 29, 2018.

Please note that some papers submitted as Full Papers can be recommended for publication as Work in Progress. Work in Progress publications are publications of generally good quality, which unfortunately don't get into 43% top of the conference, but still deserve to be published, but just will get less guarateed indexing. To increase your chance to get your paper accepted as Full Paper, we recommend to submit it by the Early bird submission deadline, as this way you always will have a second chance to improve the paper and get another round of review.

The Early bird submission deadline: August 24, 2018.

Please note that one person can be a coauthor of at maximum 3 submissions of all types: Submit

Conference dates: 13-16 November 2018
Conference location: Bologna, Italy
Short Paper submission deadline: 14 September 2018
Full Paper Submission deadline: 14 September 2018
Notification of acceptance date: 5 October 2018
Camera-ready submission deadline: 12 October 2018
Authors registration deadline: 12 October 2018
Demos/Posters submission deadline: 29 October 2018

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the Technical Committee. Please follow provided paper templates: MS Word or LaTeX. Please note the following major changes in the templates: The size of page should be Letter (21.59 cm × 27.94 cm). If you are using Word margins must be: top - 1.9 cm, bottom - 1.6 cm, left - 1.57 cm and right - 1.57 cm. Please note that all Full Paper submissions shall have at least 6 full pages and the last page cannot contain only Acknowledgments and References (at least some text of the main paper, e.g., part of Conclusions, shall be on page 6).

The list of conference topics (we welcome you to propose new R&D topics):

  • Bioinformatics, e-Health and Wellbeing
  • Internet of Things and enabling technologies
  • Smart Spaces, Linked Data and Semantic Web
  • Big Data and Data Mining, Data Storage and Management
  • Knowledge and Data Managements Systems
  • Location Based Services: Navigation, Logistics, e-Tourism
  • Context Awareness and Proactive Services
  • Sensor Design, Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking
  • Natural Language Processing, Speech Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Systems
  • Open Source Mobile OS: Architectures and Applications
  • Software Design, Innovative Applications
  • Smart Systems and Embedded Networks
  • Security and Privacy: Applications and Coding Theory
  • Next Generation Networks, Emerging Wireless Technologies, 5G
  • Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing
  • Crowdsourcing and Collective Intelligence
  • Intelligence, Social Mining and Web

All conference papers and abstracts will be published Open Access in FRUCT proceeding (available for free download from FRUCT proceedings catalog). In addition Full papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore and submitted for indexing to Scopus, ACM, DBLP, RSCI, Google Scholar, etc. Proceedings of FRUCT conference Full Papers are included into Scimago Journal Rank. Selected papers will be recommended for CPCI indexing (Web of Science). FRUCT proceedings are included to DOAJ.
In addition, in case of successful presentation and recommendation by the session chair some papers will be invited to make free of charge publication of an extended version of the paper in IJERTCS journal (indexed by Scopus).

FRUCT conference is a recognized high quality scientific event, which is confirm by many national ratings, e.g., Norway, Danish (BFI ID 8782540), etc.

Each full paper submitted to the conference will get at least 3 reviews. The review process is organized as the single-blind review.

N.B. Please note that Short Papers and Works in Progress are published only in FRUCT proceedings and indexation of such papers by Scopus and other indexes is not guaranteed. If indexing is mandatory for you then make sure that your paper is accepted as Full Paper. Authors of all accepted papers must register to the conference, pay registration fee by author's deadline and present paper at the conference, as otherwise the paper will get technical reject.
Authors of top Short or Work in Progress papers get invite to make free of charge extended versions of the paper in the partner journal, which is included in all major indexes.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chairs of the local organizing committee:Prof. Tullio Salmon and Dr. Fabio Viola

Conference secretaries:Francesco Antoniazzi and Cristiano Aguzzi

All general questions about FRUCT conference please send to info<at>fruct.org

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