Category Archives: Call For Papers

Announcing the 5th Annual Promising Scholars in Policy & Complexity Conference

 About the Conference

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars as part of the Dupont Summit, which will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Historic Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC from 4PM until 6PM. The purpose is for scholars to practice presenting their research, methodological strategies, and/or ideas on how to build scholarship in the area of policy and complexity in a relaxed setting. Presentations will be made from 4PM until 6PM and conference registration fees are waived. After the presentations, we will join for a group dinner to further discuss the presentations. There will also be an opportunity for publication in a conference proceedings book.


How to Submit a Proposal

In order to be considered to make a presentation, please send an abstract and/or overview to the Journal on Policy & Complex Systems’ Managing Editor, Liz Johnson, at (704/293-1482) by November 15th, 2017. Please visit for further information about the journal.


The Dupont Summit

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation about current policy concern.

Presented every year on the first Friday of December, the conference brings together academics, government, business and social leaders from a variety of backgrounds, for discussion about issues that include but are not limited to health, energy, national security, information and telecommunications, environment and climate change, biotechnology, genetics and stem cells, water and natural resources, science research and education, technology and innovation, space, and ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology. Other topics will be welcome. Our goal is to promote multidisciplinary conversation and networking across the social and political spectrum.


CAPS 2017, the first International Conference on Complexity-Based Analytics and Policies for Social Good

CAPS2017 – International Conference on Complexity-Based Analytics and Policies for Social Good

Organizer: The Journal for Policy and Complex Systems

Host: The Robert H. Smith School of Business, UMD

Location: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, University of Maryland, Washington, DC

April 12 – 14, 2017

Web Site:

CAPS 2017 is the first International Conference on Complexity-Based Analytics and Policies for Social Good. CAPS 2017 is a cross-disciplinary conference for research where the tools of Complex Systems and/or Agent Based Modeling are used to examine a wide range of policies and procedures that promote, emphasize, contribute to, improve, or otherwise positively affect social good. This includes new definitions and measures of social good, methodologies for tracking impacts and trends, data sets, analytical methods, actors and populations, dynamic models, or social-level analysis.

Topics of modeling and simulation include, but are not limited to:

Economic Mobility

Access to Education

Access to Healthcare


Justice and Fairness


Dynamic Human Behavior

Human Factors

Digital Humanities

Socio-Economic and Financial Networks

Model Replication, Verification & Validation

Participatory & Human-in-the-Loop Simulations

Simulation Software & Computational Frameworks

Conflict Resolution & Cooperation

Coupled Human-Natural Systems

Diffusion of Innovations

Dynamics of Trust, Social Norms, Reputation & Opinion

Group Decisions & Collective Behaviors

Social Media


Smart Cities

Social Networks

Public Policy

Digital Divide



Submissions Due October 31th, 2016. Please submit papers of up to 10 pages through EasyChair.

More details can be found at:

Program Committee: Nazmiye Bacaksizlar, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA; Riccardo Boero, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; Aaron Bramson, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan; Ted Carmichael, TutorGen Inc, USA.Trevor Shaun Crawford, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; Dave Dixon, University of New Mexico, USA; Magda Fontana, University of Turin, Italy; Robert Geyer, Lancaster University, UK; Michael Givel, University of Oklahoma, USA; Marco Guerzoni, University of Turin, Italy; Mirsad Hadzikadic (Chair), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA; Liz Johnson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA; Caroline Krejci, Iowa State University, USA; Ugo Merlone, University of Turin, Italy; Anu Miller, Cisco Systems, USA; Megan Olsen, Loyola University, USA; Mark Orr, Virgina Tech, USA; William Rand, North Carolina State University, USA; Pietro Terna, University of Turin, Italy; Elizabeth von Briesen, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA; Caroline Wagner, Ohio State University, USA; Asim Zia, University of Vermont, USA.


See print version of the CFP: CAPS-2017-Call-for-papers 2

The 14th Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-Time and Embedded Systems-JTRES 2016

The 14th Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-Time and Embedded Systems   JTRES 2016

Part of the Managed Languages & Runtimes Week 2016
29 August – 2 September 2016
Lugano, Switzerland

Submission deadline: 12 June, 2016
Submission site:

THE GOVERNANCE OF SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: University of Reims, France, 3-8 July 2016

3rd Summer School of Sustainability


University of Reims, France, 3-8 July 2016

organized jointly by

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne


Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

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The GOSES Summer School is specifically designed not only for doctoral students, but also for pre-docs, post-docs and young scholars, who wish to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.

Scientific Committee

Liliana Andonova (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, Switzerland), Jörg Balsiger (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Frank Biermann (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Michael Cox (Dartmouth College, United States), François Gemenne (Sciences Po, France)


Alice Aureli (International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO), Alice Baillat (Sciences Po, France), Jon Marco Church (University of Reims, France), Michael Cox (Dartmouth College, United States), Roxane de Flore (University of Reims, France), François Gemenne (University of Liege, Belgium), Elizabeth Haber (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Sandra van der Hel (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Virginie Joanne-Fabre (University of Reims, France), Raphaël Mathevet (CNRS, France), Leonardo Orlando (Sciences Po, France), Kari de Pryck (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Jetske Vaas (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


Social-Ecological Systems – Ecosystems – Environmental Regions – Governance – Scale – Local – Regional – Global – Sustainability – Sociological Approaches – Epistemic Approaches – Integrated Approaches – Diagnostic Frameworks – Boundary Work – Participative Research – Fisheries – Pastures – Forests – Parks – Landscapes – Food Systems – Irrigation Schemes – River Basins – Regional Seas – Mountain Ranges – Oceans – Atmosphere – Biodiversity – Endangered Species


Sustainability Science – Environmental Sciences – Ecology – Biology – Sociology – Political Science – International Relations – Management – Economics – Agronomics – Geography – Planning – Law – Philosophy – any discipline related to ecosystems, society, governance and sustainability




If you are interested in attending, you must inscribe yourself as soon as possible. Inscriptions are on a first-co-me first-serve basis. The deadline for inscriptions is 6 June 2016. If you have already pre-registered, please notice that you need to go through the inscription process and submit your payment in order for your participation to be confirmed. Inscriptions must be submitted on the following website:

The Fourth International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Education Technologies (CSCEET2017)

The Fourth International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Education Technologies (CSCEET2017)
    April 26-28, 2017
    Faculty of Engineering – Lebanese University
    Beirut, Lebanon
    All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore
    The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
• Information and Data Management
• Social Networks
• Data Compression
• Information Content Security
• E-Technology
• Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management
• E-Government
• Web Services Architecture, Modeling and Design
• E-Learning
• Semantic Web, Ontologies
• Wireless Communications
• Web Services Security
• Mobile Networking, Mobility and Nomadicity
• Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
• Ubiquitous Computing, Services and Applications
• Self-Organizing Networks and Networked Systems
• Data Mining
• Data Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
• Computational Intelligence
• Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
• Biometrics Technologies
• Indexing and Query Processing for Moving Objects
• Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications
• Cryptography and Data Protection
• Information Ethics
• User Interfaces and Usability Issues form Mobile Applications
• Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
• Mobile Social Networks
• Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications
• Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
• Image Processing
• Sensor Networks and Social Sensing
• Distributed and parallel applications
• Social Search
• Internet Modeling
• Embedded Systems and Software
• User Interfaces, Visualization and Modeling
• Real-Time Systems
• XML-Based Languages
• Multimedia Computing
• Network Security
• Software Engineering
• Remote Sensing
Submission Deadline : Open from now until Feb 26, 2017
Notification of Acceptance : March 11, 2017 or 4 weeks from the date of submission
Camera Ready Submission : March 26, 2017
Registration Deadline : March 26, 2017
Conference Dates : April 26-28, 2017
All the submitted papers will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, and all the registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. In addition, BEST registered papers will be published in one of the following special issues provided that the author do major improvements and extension within the time frame that will be set by the conference and his/her paper is approved by the chief editor:
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IEEE Second International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2016)

Please find attached the CFP for the IEEE Second International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2016) ( ) which will be held in the beautiful city of Trento, Italy from 12-15 September 2016.

Important Due Dates

Special sessions proposals:       April 1, 2016

Papers submission:                   April 11, 2016

Acceptance notification:           June 6, 2016

Camera-ready submission:       June 27, 2016

Early registration:                      June 27, 2016

We look forward to receiving your submission


Full flyer here:

SC2-2016 CALL FOR PAPERS 1Mar2016-final

3rd EAI International Conference on Green Communications and Networking – GreeNets 2016

3rd EAI International Conference on Green Communications and Networking – GreeNets 2016
June 27-29, 2016
Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016


– The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
– The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.
– Selected papers will be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web and in the special issue of EAI Transactions on Intelligent Communication Protocols  and Algorithms.
– All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries



Global warming and climate change have been a growing worldwide concern. Six sources, i.e., transportation, power, buildings, industry, agriculture and forestry, and land use, have been identified as major contributors to the rise of global carbon dioxide (CO2). The mobile industry is seen as a potential enabler to reduce greenhouse gases contributed by these six sources provided that appropriate measures are implemented. On the other hand, the mobile industry itself will also contribute to CO2 emission through network operations, mobile equipments, etc. To meet the requirement of low-carbon economy development, it is necessary to reduce the operation expenditure or energy consumption of mobile networks, while maintaining acceptable quality of service. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying GreeNets. In this regard, the conference aims to establish a forum to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including green mobile networks, system architectures, networking & communication protocols, applications, test-bed and prototype, traffic balance and energy-efficient cooperation transmission, system and application issues related to GreeNets.


The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

– Communications and Networking:
Communication techniques and protocols for GreeNets
Energy-efficient transmission technologies based on the cooperation communication
Scalable and flexible energy efficiency mobile network architectures, deployments, and applications

– Energy-efficient network architecture & protocols:
Scalability and mobility issues in energy efficiency cross-layer design
MAC Protocols and QoS Designing for mobile networks

– Systems and Technology:
Transactions and workflows in green mobile networks
Adaptability and stability of green mobile networks
Mobile and multimedia supported green mobile networks