13th ICT Innovations Conference 2021

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. Timetable and Online Conference Link

The conference timetable is available on the following link. All times are in Skopje, CET time zone.

The conference will be held online using Microsoft Teams. To join the main conference sessions and keynote click on the link Online GREEN ROOM AEvery paper presenter will have 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the audience. We encourage the presenters, apart from sharing the presentation to have their camera on only while presenting.

To join the several independent workshops and dissemination events click on Online RED ROOM B. 

The national training event on High Performance Computing, High Performance Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence can be joined on this link.


Prof. Andrej Bogdanov, A Gentle Introduction To Zero-Knowledge

Zero-knowledge proofs, invented in the 1980s, allow one to certify the validity of a statement without revealing why it is true. In this talk I plan to illustrate their relevance to the security of logins, bitcoins, and many things in between, work out a representative example, and say a bit about their generality as encapsulated in the mantra “everything provable is provable in zero-knowledge”.
Andrej Bogdanov is professor of Computer Science and Engineering and member of the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in cryptography, pseudorandomness, and sublinear-time algorithms. Andrej obtained his B.S. and M. Eng. degrees from MIT in 2001 and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2005. Before joining CUHK in 2008 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, at DIMACS (Rutgers University), and at ITCS (Tsinghua University). He was a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013. He is currently a visiting scientist at the UC Berkeley Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, where he also spent a semester in 2017.


..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. Workshops and events in parallel

During the conference, the following parallel workshops and events will be held:

  • lnternational workshop on NATO mutli-year science for pease project NATO SPS project G5825 – “Smart Patch for Life Support Systems  - SP4LIFE”
  • Dissemination Event for Erasmus project iTEM: A new approach in teaching Mathematics & STEM courses
  • National Training Event on High Performance Computing, High Performance Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, supported by the EuroCC project (Lectures only in Macedonian language)
  • Dissemination Event for Erasmus+ Project ESSENSE - Higher education programme on building information modelling towards the development of smart environments for seniors


..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. 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 in the field of computer science and engineering.

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 2021::.. Topics

The focal point for this year’s conference is Digital Transformation.

Digital Transformation is the adoption of digital technology to transform services or businesses, through replacing non-digital or manual processes with digital processes or replacing older digital technology with newer digital technology. Digital solutions enable new types of innovation and creativity, rather than simply enhancing and supporting traditional methods.

In the past challenging year, on average, digital solutions have leapfrogged several years of progress in a matter of months. We are witnessing accelerated transformations in the areas of, just to name a few: e-commerce, software systems, networking, telecommunications, marketing, banking, finance, fin-tech, blockchain and digital leger technologies, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, transportation and delivery, health care and telehealth. Along the way there have been many challenges, but as well innovative solutions. 

Conference topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Digital Transformation Technologies
  • All topics in relation to Computer Science and Engineering

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. Paper Submission

ICT Innovations 2021 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 Program Committee. 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 2021::.. Publications

All accepted full papers will be included in the  ICT Innovations 2021 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.

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. Conference Venue

The conference will be held ONLINE.

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. Important Dates

  • Submission of papers due to: June 30, 2021 
  • Workshop proposals:  June 30, 2021 
  • Acceptance decision:  September 1, 2021
  • Final version of paper submission:  September 20, 2021
  • Final deadline for early registration fee:  September 20, 2021
  • Conference dates: September 27-28 (satelite events September 29-30), 2021

..::ICT INNOVATIONS 2021::.. General Co-chairs

Prof. Ljupcho Antovski
Prof. Goce Armenski
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