Important Dates

January 31, 2018

Workshop/Special Session Proposal Due

April 15, 2018

Paper Submission Deadline

May 31, 2018

Author Notification:

June 17, 2018

Camera-ready Submission

Cybermatics Summit Keynotes

Recent Advances and Challenges on Cybermatics

Stephen S. Yau

Professor, Ph.D
Arizona State University, USA

Stephen S, Yau is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Arizona, USA. He served as the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and later as the director of Information Assurance Center at ASU. Previously, he was on the faculties of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and University of Florida, Gainesville.

He served as the president of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and was on the IEEE Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of Computing Research Association. He served as the editor-in-chief of IEEE COMPUTER magazine. He organized many major conferences, including the 1989 World Computer Congress sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and the IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) sponsored by IEEE Computer Society. He was the general chair of the 2018 IEEE World Congress on Services, including Cloud Computing, Web Services, Services Computing, Big Data. Cognitive Computing, Internet-of-Things, and Edge Computing, held in San Francisco, July 2 – 8, 2018.

His current research includes cloud and services computing, cyber security, software engineering, ubiquitous computing and Internet-of-Things. He has received many awards and recognitions, including the Tsutomu Kanai Award and Richard E. Merwin Award of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Centennial Award and Third Millennium Medal, and the Outstanding Contributions Award of the Chinese Computer Federation. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, all in electrical engineering.

Privacy-Preserving Data Processing with Flexible Access Control

Zheng Yan

Professor, Ph.D
Xidian University, China and Aalto University, Finland

Zheng Yan is currently a professor at the Xidian University, China and a visiting professor and Finnish academy research fellow at the Aalto University, Finland. She received the Doctor of Science in Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology. She authored and co-authored about 200 peer-reviewed articles, 8 conference proceedings and solely authored two books about trust management. She is an inventor of 60+ granted patents and PCT patents, all of them were adopted by industry. Some of her granted patents are applied in international standards. She has given 20 keynotes and invited talks in international conferences and universities. Her research interests are in trust, security and privacy; blockchain; data mining; mobile applications and services; social networking and cloud computing. Prof. Yan serves as an organizational and technical committee member for more than 80 international conferences and workshops. She is an associate editor of IEEE IoT Journal, Information Fusion, Information Sciences, IEEE Access, JNCA, Soft Computing, IEEE Blockchain Newsletter, Security and Communication Networks, etc. and a special issue leading guest editor of ACM TOMM, IEEE Systems Journal, Future Generation Computer Systems, Computers & Security, IJCS, MONET, etc. She is a founder steering committee co-chair of IEEE Blockchain conference. She is organizing and has organized 10+ conferences, such as IEEE Blockchain 2018, NSS/ICA3PP/IEEE CIT2017, IEEE TrustCom/BigDataSE/ISPA-2015, IEEE CIT2014, etc. Her recent awards include a number of Outstanding Leadership Awards for IEEE conference organization; the 2017 IEEE ComSoc TCBD Best Journal Paper Award; Outstanding Associate Editor of 2017 for IEEE Access; Best Individual of Shaanxi Province from Abroad (2014), “100 Expert Plan” winner of Shaanxi Province, China (2011); Sisu Award of Nokia Research Center (2010). She is a senior member of IEEE.

Software Defined Cities: Integrating the Cyber World with the Internet of Things

Antonio Puliafito

Professor, Ph.D
University of Messina, Italy

Prof Antonio Puliafito is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Messina, Italy. His interests include distributed systems, networking, IoT and Cloud computing. He is acting as an expert in ICT for the European Commission since 1998. He is currently the President of the Centre on Information Technologies at University of Messina. He participated in several European projects such as Reservoir, Vision, CloudWave and Beacon. He has contributed in the development of several tools such as WebSPN, ArgoPerformance, GS3 and Stack4Things. He is member of the management board of the National Center of Informatics in Italy (CINI), with specific interests in Smart cities. He is in charge of the #SmartME crowdfunding initiative, to develop a smart city infrastructure in the city of Messina. He is author and co-author of more than 400 scientific papers.

Challenges in Temporal Network Applications: How to Design Intelligent Algorithms?

Parimala Thulasiraman

Professor, Ph.D
University of Manitoba, Canada

Parimala Thulasiraman is a Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba. She received her B.Eng. (Honours) and M.A.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, USA after finishing most of her formalities at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada. Parimala’s research interests are in the intersection of high performance parallel/distributing computing and graph analytics for real world applications in Network Science. Her laboratory, Inter-Disciplinary Evolving Algorithmic Sciences (IDEAS), applies innovative soft computing techniques such as evolutionary computation, bio-inspired computation, and machine learning to solve challenging issues in complex network systems and data scientific problems. She explores novel algorithmic optimization techniques for these problems to efficiently map, design, and develop scalable algorithms for futuristic multicore architectures. Parimala has supervised and graduated over 80 students. She has published over 120 papers in notable conferences, such as the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Symposium, journals, such as the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, a book and several book chapters. She has received best paper awards in leading high performance computing conferences. Her research is supported through the national grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada as well as other local grants. Parimala has organized many important conferences as local chair, program chair, and tutorial chair. She is the editor and guest editor for major journals and has been serving as a reviewer and program committee member for many conferences in high performance computing and soft computing. She is also a reviewer for many leading journals. She is a member and senior member of the ACM and IEEE societies, respectively. For more information, please see Parimala’s homepage:

Convergence of Big Data and Semantic Analysis: A path for Big Data Cybernetics and AI

Martin Serrano

Data Scientist, Ph.D
National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Dr. Serrano is the Principal Investigator & Data Scientist Research Data Scientist of Insight Centre for Data Analytics at National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, with more than 15 years experience in industry and applied research within a wide range of successful European (FP5-FP7/H2020) collaborative software projects, Irish National Projects (HEA PRTLI, SFI) and also Enterprise Ireland (EI) innovation projects. He is also the Vice-Chair WG 01 Association for IoT Innovation (AIOTI) and the Chair of IEEE ComSoc IoT Experimentation Chapter.

Dr. Serrano is a continuous contributor to the Scientific, Research and Innovation agenda for Europe. He is also actively investigating, Semantic-based Cloud Infrastructures and Big Data Management. Data Bases Stream Processing, BIG Data Analytic Services, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Control, Privacy and Security aspects for IoT, Sensor Networks, Body networks and their deployment in cloud computing environments.

Dr. Serrano is the coordinator and scientific director of two research labs one in Sensors Networks and the second one in Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Engineering Systems (AIRES lab) at the insight center at the national university of Ireland. Dr. Serrano is the Data Management, IPR & Analytics Manager and leader on research activities in the EU H2020 ActivAge Large Scale Project (, Dr. Serrano has extensive experience on Smart City and health-related projects in the past he was involved in a HEA Irish-based project called HEA-futurecomms ( where he was investigating methodologies and algorithms for the optimal use of IT technologies (i.e. cloud systems and analytic systems) for remote health monitoring.

Dr. Serrano has a leading role at the European Research Cluster for the Internet of Things (IoT) and he is board member at the Connected Smart Cities Network. He is an active member of IEEE (Computer and Communication Societies) and ACM with more than 100 pair reviewed publications and He is the author of 4 academic books in related areas.



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