International Workshop on Collective, Massive and Evolutionary Systems

Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia July 1-4 2019


Conference and workshop websites

ICCSA: http://www.iccsa.org/;    WCES: http://dmi.unipg.it/WCES

Submission deadline

March 31, 2019, Evolutionary Systems, Big Data, Massive
Computing, Collective Computing


Topics: Artificial Intelligence Evolutionary Systems Massive Computing  Collective Computing


Collective evolutionary systems provide a virtual common environment where a

massive number of distributed agents (either individuals users, organizations

or software entities) act and interact. Agents activities can range from

massive\A0 research data production to be stored in repositories, like in a

research grid, to supporting the activities of full social network.


Examples of such organization range from e-business marketplaces, auctions,

stock exchange and e-commerce systems, to social networks and interactive

content management systems ( blogs, discussion forum, news feed, QA systems,

wiki etc.), from research article repositories and grid computing communities,

to search engines and advertising management systems.


There is an increasing interest in understanding the emergent collective

behavior of such systems and in extracting and mining the collective knowledge

which is continuously produced, either implicitly or explicitly, by the agents

\A0and collected by the system monitoring activity.\A0 It can be used to extract

valuable information about the user communities and to adapt and improve the

effectiveness of services and applications (e.g. adaptive search engines,

automatic reputation and recommendation systems, collective tagging,

forecasting user behavior, profiling, trend analysis, automatic research

discovery etc.).


The aim of the workshop is to provide a discussion forum and to solicit

quality papers describing systems, techniques and models for managing the

inherent and emergent evolutionary dynamics eliciting the collective knowledge

emerged from agents\A0 interaction and massive data collections.



Scope/Topics (not limited to)
* evolutionary models for collective systems
* data mining and knowledge discovery in collective systems
* interactive knowledge management models
* temporal and evolutionary behavior models
* emergent collective behavior, organization behavior

* evolutionary social networks
* adaptive reputation and recommendation systems
* collective translation systems
* ubiquitous and mobile collective systems
* data visualization for collective systems
* security and privacy issue for collective systems

* virtual agent and hybrid agent collective systems
* integration and composition of virtual organization
* collective research systems and massive data analysis
* grid intelligence dynamics
* massive evolutionary systems
* massive processing of research data

Important dates

December 27, 2018: ICCSA submission site opens for submissions

February 17, 2019 First call Abstract submission
March 31, 2019: Deadline for paper submission to the WCES Workshop through
http://ess.iccsa.org (please when submitting be sure to select the WCES workshop in the drop down list). If you like to submit and have the review earlier, write to valentina.franzoni@uniroma1.it after completing your submission.
April 17, 2019: Notification of Acceptance. 
May 8, 2019: Early-bird Registration ends

May 8, 2019: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Papers

July 1-4, 2019: ICCSA 2019 Conference

Program Committee

AILT Program committee:

Valentina Franzoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (valentina.franzoni@uniroma1.it)

Stefano Marcugini, University of Perugia, Italy (stefano.marcugini@unipg.it)

Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy (milani@unipg.it)

Rajdeep Nyiogi, Indian Institue of Technology at Roorkee, India (rajdpfec@iitc.ac.in)

ICCSA program committee:



WCES will be located at the 19th 
International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2019), held at Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 1-4 2019. ICCSA 2019 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), previously held in: Melbourne, Australia (2018); Trieste, Italy (2017); Beijing, China (2016); Banff, Canada (2015); Guimaraes, Portugal (2014); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2013); Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2012); Santander, Spain (2011); Fukuoka, Japan (2010); Suwon, Korea (2009); Perugia, Italy (2008); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007); Glasgow, UK (2006); Singapore (2005); Assisi, Italy (2004); Montreal, Canada (2003); and (as ICCS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands  (2002); San Francisco, USA (2001). The first ICCSA conference was co-organized by C.J.K. Tan (UK) and M. Gavrilova (Calgary, Canada) in 2003.


Submission guidelines

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted through the 
ICCSA Electronic Submission site (ess.iccsa.org) as:

·       Full Paper (10-16 pages)

·       Short Paper (7-9 pages)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Once in the ICCSA Electronic Submission site, you will find a button to submit a new abstract. After the form for personal info, there is bottom-right a dropdown menu where you must select International Workshop on Collective, Massive and Evolutionary Systems (WCES) (IMPORTANT!). After submitting the abstract, you should enter again to submit your paper.

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Papers on applications, case studies, and data sets are welcome, as well as master/PhD thesis showcases. Each paper must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors).

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the proceedings.

Detailed instructions for submission can be found in the ICCSA page of Instructions for Authors. Questions on topics of the submission can be sent to the scientific program committee. Any further question on technical aspects of submission, or inquiry for technical problems can be sent to Osvaldo Gervasi. Please note that the Electronic Submission Site has a separate login access with respect to the registration to the conference.

Publication of proceedings


WCES 2019 proceedings will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series for ICCSA 2019 (indexed, among others, in Scopus).

And authors of selected papers will be invited toparticipate to future events, if they like.




The 19th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2019), including the WCES workshop, will be held on July 1-4, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saint Petersburg is an awesome city: in the days of the conference you can visit the city and gain happiness from its beautiful architectures, be surprised by Art and History, or experience emotions that you may recognize as positive.

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