IDCS 2015
The 8th International Conference on
Internet and Distributed Computing Systems

September 2-4, 2015
Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HP, United Kingdom

Conference Overview

The Internet as ubiquitous infrastructure and the widespread use of mobile and wireless devices have laid the foundation for the emergence of innovative network applications. In addition, the advances of sensor technologies are facilitating cyber-physical systems, i.e. the integration of the digital world with the physical environment, and the advent of the Internet of Things. Large-scale networked systems, real-time data streams from sensors and widespread use of mobile devices are contributing to the Big Data phenomenon. Intelligent and efficient approaches are required to turn the wealth of data available from the network into useful and actionable knowledge. The conference programme will focus on emerging models, paradigms, applications and technologies related to Internet-based distributed systems, including Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, wireless sensor networks, next-generation collaborative systems, extreme-scale networked systems, and the modelling, interactions and simulations of Multi-Agent Systems. The target audience includes researchers, PhD students and practitioners that have a general interest in the different aspects of the Internet and Distributed Computing Systems with a more specific focus on practical and theoretical aspects of the cyber-physical systems built with the integration of computer networks, distributed systems, wireless sensor technology and innovative human-computer interfaces. The symposium also has a special interest in novel architectures, systems and methods that facilitate the design, deployment and management of network applications for complex real-life problems.

Conference Format

The perfect venue for an academic retreat and the single track format facilitate interaction and socialisation of the participants. Invited keynote speakers are opening the activities of each day. A special session is dedicated to PhD students presenting their work to the community: four grants are available to PhD students to cover travel and accommodation costs.

Important Dates

Conference papers submission: May 15, 2015 (extended deadline)
Notifications of paper acceptance: June 05, 2015
Camera-ready copy, copyright form and registration: June 26, 2015 (firm deadline)
Conference date: September 2-4, 2015

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and will be made available to all conference registrants on site. All papers will also be electronically available through SpringerLink Database and professionally indexed through ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), EI, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, DBLP, and Google scholar.
Authors of selected conference papers will also be invited to submit a contribution to:

Conference Location and Social Activities

Cumberland Lodge is immersed in the Royal landscape of the Windsor Great Park. At walk distance from Windsor Castle and within its parkland, the conference venue is a 17th century house which combines charming English hospitality with 21st century facilities.
The conference activities include an excursion to Bletchley Park, historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII, workplace of Alan Turing and birthplace of the modern computer. Nearby the site there is also the National Museum of Computing, which is dedicated to the history of computing and includes Colossus, the world's first programmable, electronic, digital computer.

Conference Organisation

General Chair
  • Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK

Program Chairs
  • Wenfeng Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia

Local Program Chairs
  • Rachel McCrindle, University of Reading, UK
  • Lily Sun, University of Reading, UK

PhD Workshop Chair
  • Frederic Stahl, University of Reading, UK

Publicity and Industry Chair
  • Dom Robinson, Innovations, id3as-company, UK

Publications Chair
  • Antonio Guerrieri, University of Calabria, Italy

Steering Committee - IDCS Series
  • Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Dimitrios Georgakopolous, RMIT University, Australia
  • Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia
  • Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia