12th ICT Innovations Conference 2020

Due to COVID-19, ICT Innovations 2020 will be held online from September 24 to September 26, 2020

Following the success of previous ICT Innovations conferences, we are proud to announce the 12th ICT Innovations conference, which will be held in Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia) from September 24 to September 26, 2020.

ICT Innovations is one of the leading international conferences in the region that serves as a platform for presenting novel ideas and fundamental advances in the fields of computer science and engineering. 

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. Aims and Scope

The ICT Innovations conference series has established itself as an international forum for presenting scientific results related to innovative fundamental and applied research in ICT. The conference aims to bring together academics as well as industrial practitioners, to share their most recent research, practical solutions and experiences and to discuss the trends, opportunities and challenges.

The conference will consist of regular sessions with technical contributions (regular papers) reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as invited talks presented by leading scientists. Different workshops will be held in line with the main conference. The official language of the conference will be English.

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. Topics

The focal point for this year’s conference is Machine Learning and Applications.

The need for machine learning is ever growing due to the increased pervasiveness of data analysis tasks in almost every area of life, including business, science and technology. Not only is the pervasiveness of data analysis tasks increasing, but so is their complexity. These tasks usually need to handle massive datasets which can be partially labelled. The datasets can be with many input and output dimensions, streaming at very high rates. Furthermore the data can be placed in a spatio-temporal or network context.

Machine learning is continuously unleashing its power in a wide range of applications including marketing, e-commerce, software systems, networking, telecommunications, banking, finance, economics, social science, computer vision, speech recognition, natural-language processing, robotics, biology, transportation, health care and medicine. The information explosion has resulted in the collection of massive amounts of data. This amount of data, coupled with the rapid development of processor power and computer parallelization, has made it possible to build different predictive models. These predictive models can study and analyze complex data in various application areas to discover relationships in data to inspire insights and create opportunities, identify anomalies and solve problems, anticipate outcomes and make better decisions. 

Conference topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Deep Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Semi-supervised Learning
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Computational Learning Theory
  • Time-series Analysis
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Distributed and Parallel Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Security and Cryptography
  • Trustworthy Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Speech Processing
  • Robotics
  • Computational Biology
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning in Medicine
  • Machine Learning in Neuroscience
  • Machine Learning in Climate science
  • Data Stream Processing and Analysis
  • Social Networks Analysis
  • Multimedia Data Analysis
  • Business Intelligence

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. Paper Submission

ICT Innovations 2020 invites submissions of original and unpublished research papers on all conference topics. In addition, we welcome proposals for workshops which will be held in conjunction with the main conference. Submissions are to be made through the EasyChair Conference Management System. The submitted papers must be written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS/CCIS conference proceedings guidelines. Papers should be limited to 15 pages. All papers will be single-blind, peer reviewed by the Programme Committee, which consists of more than 200 scientist from 50 countries. If accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the Conference.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

If you are interested in proposing a special session or a workshop, please send your proposal to: ict.innovations@finki.ukim.mk

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. Publications

All accepted full papers will be included in the  ICT Innovations 2020 Proceedings published by Springer in Communications in Computer and Information Science Series (CCIS). The conference proceeding is indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, SCOPUS, and included in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI). Accepted workshop and short papers will be published in the ICT Innovations conference web proceedings, which will be indexed in Google Scholar.

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Hotel Aleksandar Palace in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. Skopje is the capital of the Republic of North Macedonia, the City that lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition.

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. Important Dates

  • Submission of papers due to: April 30, 2020 June 10, 2020
  • Workshop proposals: May 10, 2020  
  • Acceptance decision: June 20, 2020  August 10, 2020
  • Final version of paper submission: June 30, 2020 August 23, 2020
  • Final deadline for early registration fee:  August 10, 2020 August 30, 2020
  • Conference dates: September 24-26, 2020

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2020::.. General Co-chairs

Prof. d-r Vesna Dimitrova
Prof. d-r Ivica Dimitrovski