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*********************************** FCST-2017 CFP ***********************************

The 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology



Exeter, England, UK, 21-23 June 2017

The 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST-2017) is intended to facilitate effective communications and exchanges all over the world. It will not only reflect the significant progresses that are currently being made in computer science and technology, but also represent a powerful and unique forum for discussing innovative, cutting-edge advances in all aspects of computer science and technology from researchers and practitioners in academia, government and corporate institutions around the globe.

FCST 2017 will be held in Exeter, the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times. Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to branch out visiting places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the serene beaches of the North and South Devon coastlines.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Parallel and Distributed Computing

  • Parallel/Distributed Architectures
  • Heterogeneous and Multimedia Systems
  • Ubiquitous Computing Systems and Cloud/Grid Computing Systems
  • Real-Time Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Multi-Core Programming and Software Tools
  • Agent Technologies
  • Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems and Middleware
  • Parallel Languages and Compilers
  • Parallel and Distributed Applications and Web Services
  • Parallel I/O Systems and Storage Systems
  • Tools and Environments for Parallel & Distributed Software Development
  • Software and Hardware Reliability, Testing, Verification and Validation
  • Analysis and Design of Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Task Mapping and Job Scheduling
  • Distributed Data and Knowledge Based Systems
  • Distributed Graphics and VR/AR/MR System
  • Distributed AI and Soft/Natural Computing
  • Distributed Scheduling and Load Balancing
  • High-Performance Scientific Computing
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Network Routing and Communication Algorithms
  • Bioinformatics in Parallel Computing
  • Security in Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Self-Healing, Self-Protecting, Reliability, and Fault-Tolerant Systems
  • Cluster Computing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks and Mobile Computing

Track 2: Big Data and Data Mining

  • Big Data Architectures
  • Big Data Models and Algorithms
  • Big Data Management
  • Big data Searching and Mining
  • Security of Big Data
  • Big data for Enterprise and Government
  • Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data
  • Big Data for Vertical Industries
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining

Track 3: Trust, Security and Privacy

  • Trust Semantics, Metrics, and Models
  • Trusted Computing Platform
  • Risk and Reputation Management
  • Reliability, Dependability, and Fault Tolerance
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accountability
  • Security Policy, Model, and Architecture
  • Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Firewalls, and Packet Filters
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Embedded Systems Security
  • Distributed Denial of Service, Malware, and Botnets
  • Secure Routing, Naming/Addressing, and Network Management
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Information Hiding
  • Security & Privacy in Database Systems
  • Security & Privacy in Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Security & Privacy in Web Applications
  • Security & Privacy in Electronic Payments
  • Security & Privacy in Wired, Wireless, Mobile, Hybrid, Sesor, and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Trust, Security and Privacy in Cloud computing, Social Networks, and Internet of Things
  • Security and Trustworthy Computing

Track 4: Automation and Control Engineering

  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Control Theory and Control Engineering
  • Detection Technology and Automatic Equipment
  • E-commerce and e-Government
  • Electric Automation
  • Fuzzy Control and Fuzzy System
  • Factory Modeling and Simulation
  • Fault Diagnosis
  • Industrial Automation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management Information System
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Neuro Control
  • Office Automation
  • Process Control
  • Sensor and detection technology
  • System Modeling and Simulation Techniques
  • Transport Control Theory And Methodologies

Track 5: Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

  • Statistical and Structural Pattern Recognition
  • Applications of Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Recognition, Analysis, Understanding, and Processing
  • Multimedia and Document Analysis, Processing and Retrieval
  • Biometrics and Human Computer Interaction
  • Pattern Recognition Theory and Methods
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Interfaces
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Time-Frequency Signal Analysis
  • Mobile Signal Processing

Track 6: Multimedia Systems and Networks

  • Multimedia Fusion
  • Multimedia Data Management Systems and Applications
  • 3D Representation/Recognition/Retrieval
  • Digital Signal Processing Techniques and Applications
  • Multi-Core and Many-Core Architectures in Multimedia Systems
  • Integration of Content, Meta Data, and Social Networks
  • Computer Graphics
  • Networked GPUs, Graphics, and Virtual Environments
  • Networked Games/Real-Time Immersive Systems
  • Multimedia Network Architectures and Protocols
  • Network Security and Safety
  • QoS Issues in Multimedia Services and Applications
  • Cloud-Based Multimedia Delivery
  • Biomedical Signal Processing and Systems
  • Social Media as Sensors
  • Multimedia Applications on Mobile Devices
  • Digital Home Technology and Services
  • Web 2.0 Systems and Social Networks
  • Audio and Video-On-Demand
  • Video Processing and Communications
  • Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Human-Computer Interaction

Track 7: Embedded Computing and Systems

  • Embedded System Architectures
  • Embedded Networks and Communication Systems
  • Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Embedded Applications
  • Embedded Real-Time Systems
  • Embedded System Software
  • Embedded Software Engineering
  • Embedded Database and Multimedia Systems
  • Embedded Hardware Platforms and Technologies
  • Embedded Hardware/Software Co-Design
  • Embedded Circuit and Multi-Core Technologies
  • Embedded Systems Security and Reliability
  • Embedded Low-Power Systems
  • Embedded Systems QoS Management
  • Embedded Systems Modeling and Analysis
  • Embedded Micro Internetworking Technology

Track 8: Emerging Software Techniques

  • Software Architecture and Software Engineering Models
  • Requirement Engineering and Requirement Elicitation
  • Software Components and Reuse
  • New Software Development Platform and Ecological Construction
  • New Software Development Languages
  • Software Testing, Analysis, and Verification
  • Software Configuration Management and Deployment
  • Agile Software Development Methodologies and Practices
  • Software Projects and Software Quality Management
  • Software Products and Process Improvement
  • Software Measurement and Metrics
  • Engineering Safety and Security in Critical Software
  • Software Optimization, Formal Methods, and Tools
  • Software Evolution Techniques
  • Intelligent Software Systems Design
  • Software Techniques for Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Cloud Computing Systems
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Evidence-Based Software Engineering

Track 9: Applications, Business and Social Issues

  • Business Ontologies and Models
  • Digital Goods and Services
  • Electronic Service Delivery
  • E-Marketing
  • Languages for Describing Goods and Services
  • Online Auctions and Technologies
  • Virtual Organizations and Teleworking

Track 10: CPS and Internet of things

  • Access Network Technologies
  • Network, Communication Systems and System Architectures
  • Risk, Security and privacy
  • Location, Searching and Discovery
  • Real-time Communication and Collaboration for Smart things
  • Sensor Networking Technologies (e.g., RFID, WSN)
  • Web of Things
  • CPS(Cyber, Physical and Social) Technologies
  • Modeling and Simulation tools and Technologies
  • Case Studies in Areas of Smart Grid, Healthcare, Agriculture, Logistics, Environmental
  • monitoring and Transport, etc
  • Emerging IoT Business Models and Process Changes
  • Social Networking and Computing


Workshop Proposal Due:
31 January 2017
Paper Submission Deadline:
16 February 2017 Extended to 31 March 2017 (firm deadline)
Authors Notification:
22 April 2017
Camera-Ready Paper Due:
25 May 2017
Early Registration Due:
25 May 2017
Conference Date:
21-23 June 2017


All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website ( http://cse.stfx.ca/~FCST2017/sub/ ) with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using Conference Publishing Services (CPS) Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced). You can confirm the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the conference proceedings published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS) ( submitted for indexing by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.


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