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The 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2021), August 23-27, 2021 in Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
https://www.smart-comp.info
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** The deadline for submission of abstract and papers  has been extended to March 22, 2021 **
** You may register and submit your paper by March 22, 2021 **
** Thanks to those who have already registered and submitted abstracts; Please submit or resubmit your full paper by March 22, 2021** 
* Please note the dates for the conference have been moved from July to August 2021 *
* Authors of accepted papers will have the option to present their paper remotely, regardless of the mode of the conference *** 
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SMARTCOMP 2021, the 7th edition of the conference, will be held in Irvine, Orange County, California, USA. SMARTCOMP is the premier conference on smart computing. Smart computing, a multidisciplinary domain is based on the synergistic influence of advances in Sensor-based technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems, Edge computing, Big Data analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, and Artificial Intelligence.

Applications of smart computing can be found in different societal domains including, but not limited to, transportation, energy, environmental protection, smart and connected communities, healthcare, banking, entertainment, and social media. Algorithmic and system advancements of cloud computing, mobile/pervasive computing, cyber-physical systems, sensor networking and social computing are taking smart computing to a new dimension and improving our ways of living. Selected papers from SMARTCOMP 2021 will be considered for publication in Elsevier’s Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing.

It is planned to have the conference in Irvine, Orange County, California, USA. However, there is a possibility of moving to either a hybrid or fully online mode depending on the pandemic situation. 


TOPICS
SMARTCOMP 2021 solicits submissions that address the fundamental questions of smart computing, namely how to design and build scalable and reliable smart computing systems, and how to use computing technology for resource sustainability to improve the human experience. Topics include, but not limited to the following:

 * Future Smart Computing Paradigms
 * Models of Smart Environments
 * Algorithms for Smart Computing
 * AI and Machine Learning in Smart Computing
 * Security, Privacy, and Trust issues in Smart Computing
 * Fairness and Socio-technical issues of Smart Computing
 * Cyber-physical System Platforms for Smart Environments
 * Middleware Platforms for Smart Environments
 * Mobile and Ubiquitous Platforms for Smart Environments
 * Cloud, Edge and Fog Computing Platforms for Smart Systems
 * Data Architectures and Analytics for Smart Computing
 * Applications of Smart Computing

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Paper submissions must be no longer than 8 pages (the page count limit includes the references list) and formatted according to the two-column IEEE proceedings template. IEEE provides corresponding formatting templates at *IEEE conference template*. Make sure to use the conference mode of the template, i.e., LaTeX users must use the conference option of the IEEEtran document class.

Papers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file on US Letter size paper (not A4), with all fonts embedded (the PDF-A standard complies with that), through EDAS. 

All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Extended versions of selected high quality papers accepted in IEEE SMARTCOMP 2021 will be considered for publication in the Elsevier's Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal.

IMPORTANT DATES: 
* Paper Registration and Submission Deadline: March 22, 2021
* Acceptance Notification: May 15, 2021
* Camera Ready Deadline: June 10, 2021
* Registration Deadline: TBD

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE:
* General Co-Chairs
  - Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy
  - Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Technical Program Co-Chairs
  - Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  - Valerie Issarny, INRIA Paris, France

* Workshop Co-Chairs
  - Carlo Giannelli, University of Ferrara, Italy
  - Flora Salim, RMIT University, Australia

* Publicity Co-Chairs
  - Yusuf Sarwar, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
  - Mattia Campana, IIT-CNR, Italy

* Publication Chair
  - Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy
  - Chenghsin Hsu, National Tsinghua University,  Taiwan

* Web Co-Chairs
  - Georgios Bouloukakis, Telecom SudParis, France
  - Shantanu Sharma, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Online Session Coordination Chairs
  - Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa, Italy

* Steering Committee Co-Chairs
  - Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  - Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

* PhD Forum Co-Chairs
  - Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
  - Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA

* Finance and Registration Chair
  - Maciej Zawoeniok, Missouri University of Science & Tech, USA

* WiP and Demo Co-Chairs
  - Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR, Italy 
  - Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA

* ​Industry Track Co-Chairs
  - Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, USA
  - Mallik Tatipamula, Ericsson Silicon Valley, USA

* Panel Chair
  - Nikil Dutt, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Registration Chair
  - Qi Alfred Chen, University of California, Irvine, USA

* Local Arrangements Committee
  - Yasser Shoukry, University of California, Irvine, USA
  - Salma Elmalaki, University of California, Irvine, USA

CONTACTS
For any Information about the conference, please contact the TPC Co-Chairs, Mohan Kumar ([log in to unmask]) and Valerie Issarny ([log in to unmask]).


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