Important Dates

February 10, 2018

Workshop Proposal Due

April 15, 2018

Paper Submission Deadline

May 20, 2018

Authors Notification

17 June, 2018

Final Manuscript Due

July 30 - August 3, 2018

Conference Date


Call For Workshops and Special Sessions

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General Information: IEEE SmartData-2018 invites proposals for Workshops (WS) and Special Sessions (SS) to be held in conjunction with the conference. The aim is to provide researchers working in focused areas an opportunity to present and discuss their work as well as to offer a forum for interaction among a broader community of researchers related to the main topics of SmartData-2018. The workshop papers are required to meet the same standards as the main conference papers and will be published in the conference proceedings, available on IEEE Xplore. Normally, an SS should contain 4 or more papers, and a WS should contain 2 or more sessions (8 or more papers). The organizers of the SS/WS are encouraged to make a plan for post conference special issues in some high-quality international journals.

Proposal submission: Please send the WS/SS proposals (in PDF format) to both Dr. Mukesh Mohania ( and Prof. Carson Leung ( by 10 February 2018 with the following information:
1. Title and acronym of the WS/SS
2. General description of the WS/SS
3. Objectives, scope, and topics of the WS/SS
4. Names, contacts, and short profiles of the organizers
5. (Optional) Plan for post conference special issue
  • Journal name
  • Contact of the guest editors

General rules for the organizers: General rules for the organizers: The organizers will be responsible for the advertisement and promotion of the WS/SS and the conference. The organizers and chairs of the workshop shall have full control on the call for papers, forming of program committees, review and selection of papers as well as planning the workshop program. Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference. One complimentary registration will be given to the leading chair of each workshop or special session with more than 15 registered papers.

Important Dates

  • WS/SS Proposal: 10 February 2018
  • WS/SS Notification: 15 February 2018
  • Submission of Papers: 01 March 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 April 2018
  • Camera-ready Papers: 15 May 2018
  • Early-bird Registration: 15 May 2018
  • Conference: 30 July 2018



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