Submission Date: 2018-03-31
We apology for cross-postings. Please share this call for papers to interested researchers, practitioners, creative creators, and business leaders to celebrate the 25th gathering of ICWS and the launch of the 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018) on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA. Thank you! ICCC 2018 Call for Papers The 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018, http://www.thecognitivecomputing.org/2018) June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA. ==================================== News: Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS indexed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer and Services Society. The integrated CFP Brochure (http://icws.org/2018/CFP-CACM.pdf) has been published in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018. ==================================== ICCC 2018 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize -Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC), -Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD), -Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT), -Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC), -Special Issues in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI), -Special Issues in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), part of the Services Conference Federation (SCF 2018), combines technical aspects of cognitive computing with service computing, focusing on all of cognition, computation, and business to understand and engineer effective value-creation. in more detail, ICCC aims to cover all acts or processes of knowing, perceiving, judging, reasoning, and associating based on computing platforms and algorithms. In short, ICCC calls the entire services computing community to work toward realizing "Sensing Intelligence as a Service". ICCC 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), and the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018). Technical topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: I. Cognitive Computing Technologies and Infrastructure -Cognitive Computing fundamentals such as mind, language, perception, memory, reasoning, emotion, and problem solving -Cognitive Computing techniques using artificial intelligence, pattern and speech recognition, and natural language processing -Cognitive approaches within data mining and machine learning techniques -Cognition-aware situational awareness systems -Cognition-led data analytics -Systems for Brain - Machine Interface -Semantics for Conversation and Pragmatics II. Cognitive Computing Applications -Big Data and Cognition -IoT Streaming approaches for Cognitive Systems -Deep Learning for Cognition -Brain Analysis for Cognition -Big Data Infrastructure for Cognition -Distributed Data Centers for Cognition -Consciousness and Awareness Framework -Cognitive Robots and Software Agents III. Intelligent Innovation Lifecycle -Intelligent Producing -Intelligent Extracting -Intelligent Understanding -Intelligent Perceiving -Intelligent Responding -Intelliget Deciding -Intelligent Inferencing -Intelligent Correlating -Intelligent Propagating -Intelligent Billing -Intelligent Exchanging -Intelligent Trading -Intelligent Replicating -Intelligent Destroying -Intelligent Repairing IV. Sensing Intelligence and Internet of Touch - Cognitive Sight - Cognitive Hearing - Cognitive Taste - Cognitive Smell - Cognitive Touch - Cognitive Temperature - Cognitive Kinesthetic Sense - Cognitive Pain - Cognitive Balance - Cognitive Acceleration - Cognitive Internal Stimuli All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all ICCC tracks will appear in the conference proceedings. Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 12-15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD or Latex Package ��. Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 6-8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at http://www.thefogcomputing.org/2018/ . The Proceedings of ICCC 2018 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer��s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2018, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer��s digital library after four years upon publication. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at ICCC 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available. Author Guidelines and Templates SCF 2018 Guidelines & copyright forms Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf) LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb) SCF 2018 Templates, sample files & useful links LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip) Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip) Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb) Your ORCID identifier Important Dates: Research Track: Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 15, 2018 Application Track: Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 Decision Notification (Electronic): May 6, 2018 Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 15, 2018 Short Paper Track: Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 Decision Notification (Electronic): May 8, 2018 Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 15, 2018 Submission System Please submit all the track papers to ICCC 2018 paper submission and review system( http://www.confhub.com/conf.php?id=704 ) powered by confhub, which has been used since 2008 SCF Policy Review Policy SCF Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. Organizers of SCF conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at a SCF conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript. About the Services Society The Services Society (SS) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing (SC) among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. SS is registered in the USA as a "501(c)(3) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization." SS collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The SS initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. ICCC history In 2016, the International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC) was created by Services Society to provide a forum for exchanging research innovation in the field of cognitive computing. Then IEEE Computer Society co-sponsored the International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC) in 2017. ICCC 2017 was held on June 25-30, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Contact Information If you have any questions or queries on ICCC 2018, please send email to ICCC AT ServicesSociety.org or visit http://www.thecognitivecomputing.org/2018. SCF As A Platform -- 25th ICWS Defines Future of New ABC (AI, Blockchain & Cloud) Founded by Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (LJ) when he was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS, icws.org) was conceived and attracted more than 120 participants in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. In 2012, the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) was formally merged into ICWS. Ever since, the worldwide Services Computing community aims to combine the efforts and focus on one prime international forum for web-based services: ICWS . In the past 15 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research (Services Computing) for the whole services industry. The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain. Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) was created in 2017 as a conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2017 attracted more than 600 participants to share the latest developments in the field. Today, with the same leadership of the conference operation committee of SCF 2017, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies) SCF 2018 Highlights: - Bigger Platform: The he 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide services computing professionals. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. - Brighter Future: SCF launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future. - Better Model: SCF 2018 leverages the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2018. Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services computing community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2018 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form (http://icws.org/2018/open.html) to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2018. See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.