SPECIAL SESSION

 

 

Special Session 1:

Antenna and Propagation: Modern Antenna Design and Its Applications [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Mohd Aziz Aris
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

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Antenna technology addresses design, optimization, and implementation challenges with emerging technologies such as wireless intelligent control mechanisms, planar concepts with small and flat antennas, metamaterial and electronically steerable antennas, and solutions for multitasking wireless communication systems. The advance antenna design is highly recommended to merge the current needs and modern wireless applications, including IoT, 5G mobile network and Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).  This special session aims to provide a platform for people from both academia and industry to share and exchange knowledge on antenna design and its applications. This special session welcomes original and unpublished contributions on all aspects of antenna design and technology, including but not limited to:

  • Antenna Theory
  • Reconfigurable Antenna
  • MIMO Antenna
  • Wearable Antenna
  • Advance Substrate Material for Antenna
  • Terahertz and Optical Antenna
  • Wireless Applications
  • Advance Antenna Design

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 2:

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition in Intelligent Systems and Robotics [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Salama A Mostafa
Universiti Tun Hussien Onn, MALAYSIA

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Basically, Machine Learning methodology comprises the processes of data acquisition, pre-processing, modelling, processing model (Classification, Clustering and Regression) and model validation. Machine Learning algorithms such as Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Naive Bayes, Neural Network, Deep Neural Network (DNN), K-Nearest Neighbours (KNN), Support Vector Machine (SVM), Random Forest work based on supervised or unsupervised learning to build their processing model. These algorithms are proven to be efficient for handing complex recognition and prediction problems due to their outstanding ability to identify patterns of different data sources. Machine learning algorithms operate on data that might contain several challenges including low numbers of training samples, imbalanced classes or high dimensionality of features. Although there are promising results of the existing research in this field, several complex research problems such as exploring or examining large scale, highly nonlinear or high-dimensional data need to be farther investigated.

The aim of this special session is to address Machine Learning contributions in solving recent pattern recognition problems. Some topics relevant to this session include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning and pattern recognition in biomedical engineering
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition in computer-aided detection and diagnosis Machine learning and pattern recognition in big data analytics
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition in data fusion
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition in ambient intelligence
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition in software engineering

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 3:

Emerging Business, Accounting, and Economics Development for Digital Society 5.0 [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Vitalii Nitsenko
Mechnikov National University, UKRAINE

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The transition to society 5.0 requires an answer to new challenges for humanity. Therefore, the formation of a package of innovative solutions to problems arising before business, in particular, and society as a whole, becomes relevant. The specified package of decisions should cover both the socio-economic sphere and all other spheres of society. First of all, this is the formation of conditions conducive to the spread of digital technology in all types of human activities, all spheres of society, primarily by solving social problems through the integration of physical and cyberspace. Innovations should be aimed at solving such problems as reducing the number of working-age population, its aging, updating infrastructure that does not correspond to the realities of society 5.0, environmental problems, lack of natural resources, etc. It is necessary to solve the challenges associated with sending huge and super-huge data arrays (“big data”) to cyberspace, analyzing these information arrays using artificial intelligence tools and methods, and applying the results of analysis in the physical dimension. For this, the indicated analysis results should be presented also in the form of new innovative solutions, in particular using augmented reality. Innovative solutions should be aimed at preventing new social problems, improving the competitiveness of industry with increasing social standards and ensuring environmental and social security, implementing successful long-term cooperation both between the public and private sectors of the economy as a whole, and between individual companies and firms, stimulating the participation of women and pensioners in all spheres of society, encouraging more mobile employment, diverse and flexible work schedules, When developing innovative solutions, it is imperative to go beyond the boundaries of a specific enterprise or industry to ensure the proper social and environmental safety of each person, to promote the development of the foundation of Society 5.0 and its infrastructure. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer solutions for business
  • Digital technology in the economy
  • Computer innovations in accounting
  • Theory of fuzzy sets
  • Accounting for fuzzy parameters in the formation of mathematical models for business, economic and social sciences
  • Methods and models of processing big data for applied and theoretical solutions of society 5.0
  • Intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • High-tech, reliable and smart networks protected from cyber threats
  • Digital automated process control systems
  • Autonomous driving systems
  • The use of swarm intelligence in the social sciences and economics
  • Soft computing in the social sciences and economics

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 4:

Bio-medical & Computer Communication Engineering (B2C): Recent developments [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Pushparaj Pal
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chandigarh, INDIA

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The main objective of this special session is to bring together the scientist, researchers, engineers, scholars and students from institutions, universities, laboratories and industries to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, research results, the practical challenges encountered, the solutions adopted and all aspects of Biomedical Instrumentation and Healthcare Engineering. This will give a platform to the participants to promote focused discussion and interaction on numerous areas related to biomedical engineering and technology to improve quality of life for common people of society. Topics for this special session include for Biomedical Computer Communication-B2C but are not limited to:

Biomedical Inspired - Biomedical Telemetry and Telemedicine; Biomedical Electronics & RF Design; Biomedical Imaging Processing; Biomedical Signal Processing; Bio-electric Signals; Miscellaneous Biomedical Instruments

Computer Inspired - Wearable Technologies; Robotics & Automation; Clinical Laboratory Tests & Measurements; Automated Drug Delivery Systems; Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering

Bio Inspired Computing Applications in Electronics, Communication & Engineering – Bioelectronics; Wearable Electronics; Implantable Electronics; Bioelectronics Devices

Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering and Applications - Bioprocess Design; Biocatalysis; Bioseparation and Bioreactors; Bioinformatics; Bioenergy; Bionics and Biological Cybernetics: Implantology; Bio–Abio Interfaces; Biomolecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering and Applications: Tissue Engineering; Chromosome Engineering; Embryo Engineering; Cellular, Molecular and Synthetic Biology; Metabolic Engineering; Bio-Nanotechnology; Micro/Nano Technologies; Genetic Engineering; Transgenic Technology.

Biomedical Engineering and Applications - Biomechatronic; Biomedical Electronics; Biomechanics; Biomaterials; Biomimetics; Biomedical Diagnostics; Biomedical Therapy; Biomedical Devices; Sensors and Circuits; Biomedical Imaging and Medical Information Systems; Implants and Regenerative Medicine; Neurotechnology; Clinical Engineering; Rehabilitation Engineering

Biochemical Engineering and Applications - Metabolic Pathway Engineering; Modeling and Simulation; Translational Bioengineering

Bio-sensors Incorporating - Electrochemical; Optical; Piezoelectric; Thermal; Magnetic; Micromechanical; DNA Chips Lab on a Chip Technology; Microfluidic Devices; Nanobiosensors and Nanotechnology used in Biosensors; Biosensor Fabrication; Biomaterials; Biosensor Interfaces and Membrane Technology in Vitro and in Vivo Applications; Instrumentation, Signal Treatment and Uncertainty Estimation in Biosensors and Applications; Biomedicine; Biomedical Research Environment.

Computer Communications - Emerging Technologies for Next Generation Network LAN/WAN/MAN; Future Internet Architecture, Protocols and Services; Smart and Future Network-Health; Content and Service Centric Architecture; Mobile and Ubiquitous Networks; Self-Organizing / Autonomic Networking; Green Networking; Drone Technology for Emergency Health Services; Internet Content Search-Useful for Biomedical; QoS and Multimedia Networking; Opportunistic Networking; On-line Social Networks-Biomedical Services; Internet of Things; Computer Communication Helpful to Emergency Services related to Biomedical Engineering; Public Safety Communication Networks; Network Applications (Web,  Multimedia Streaming, VoIP, Gaming); Trust, Security and Privacy in Computer and Communication Networks; Modelling, Measurement and Simulation; Complex Network Models; Internet Socio-Economic Models; Experimental Test-Beds and Research Platforms; Algorithmic Aspects of Communication Networks; Network Scaling and Limits.

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 5:

Internet of Things Revolution: Challenges, Intelligent Applications and Advance Innovations[Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Ahmad Abusukhon
Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, JORDAN-AMMAN

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Nowadays, the Internet of Things (IoT) takes the responsibility of managing and controlling many aspects of our life. The main aim of IoT is to supply the societies with intelligent innovations and services in order to make the life simple and comfortable. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and communication systems, the IoT is able to convert things from passive mode into an active mode. However, in IoT there are some obstacles that need to be tackled.  These obstacles include security, data integrity, scalability, lack of standard architecture, power conservation (managing the power of the IoT devices such as the sensor’s power) and heterogeneity. Some IoT systems are very complicated and require that a huge number of sensors send data to central servers creating what is called Big Data (BD). Big data needs to be analysed at a high speed in order to make real time decisions. Here where other topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and Data Mining are milted with the IoT systems in order to produce efficient real time systems.  The main aim of this special session is to provide solutions for various challenges in the IoT domain, and bring advanced and novel ideas and innovations for various IoT applications using Artificial Intelligence techniques. Topics for this session include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT Applications & Innovations
  • IoT Smart Systems for Disable People
  • IoT Security & Privacy
  • IoT- Artificial Intelligence Systems
  • IoT Connectivity & Architecture
  • Smart Buildings
  • IoT Power Conservation
  • IoT & Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analysis for Real Time IoT Systems
  • Wireless Healthcare Monitoring Based on Wearable Sensors
  • IoT Approaches for Monitoring Air and Water Pollution
  • IoT Application Based on IF This Then That (IFTTT) Platform

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 6:

Machine Learning and Data Mining: Recent Innovations and Future Scope  [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Er. Vikas Kamra,
Computer Science and Engineering Department, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad, INDIA

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With the rapid development of data collecting techniques, large volumes of various data have been stored. The aim of this special session is to present recent results in the field of machine learning and data mining in order to develop new methods for discovering knowledge from such various data, including transaction data, numerical data, text data, tree or graph structured data, biometric data, and sensing data. Papers dealing with theories, algorithms, methods, techniques and systems in machine learning and data mining are sought for this session. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to: 

  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Text Mining
  • Tree Mining
  • Graph Mining
  • Classification
  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • Learning Theory
  • Rough Sets
  • Granular Computing
  • Evolutionary Computation

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 7:

Soft Matter and Applications [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Pr. El-Kaber HACHEM,
Faculty of Sciences, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, MOROCCO

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The purpose of this session is to present world-class research in various scientific fields related to the proposed themes, to show the diversity of diverse applications that Physics can offer in general, and more particularly soft matter and applications, its highly multidisciplinary character. The soft matter & Applications session, is aimed at both physicists, chemists and physicochemists, illustrates how a good knowledge of the basic concepts in soft matter, a resolutely interdisciplinary approach, as well as a lot of imagination, allow to design and develop innovative materials and processes, and for young researchers to show them how the academic knowledge they acquire can be used in cutting-edge research. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Phenomena of Interfaces
  • Polymer Blends
  • Biological Membranes
  • Casimir Effect in Polymer Blends
  • The Flow of Granular Media, Complex Fluids and Films and Soap Bubbles with Applications in Filming, Understanding of Extreme Impacts, or Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Flexible Interface Fluctuations with Applications in Lubrication
  • Nanoparticle Interactions with Simplified Cell Membrane Models and Bacteria for Biosensor Design Applications
  • The Methanogenetic of Cells and Tissues for Applications in the Diagnosis of Cancers
  • Organic and Inorganic Nanomaterials and Applications

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 8:

Advances of Data-Driven Decision Making based on IoT [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Mario Diván
National University of La Pampa, ARGENTINA

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Data-Driven decision making assumes that the decision-making process is fully supported by data, avoiding mere intuition. This represents a context in which data, information, and knowledge are discriminated against. While the data represents captured facts, the information is associated with those data that satisfies simultaneously the conditions of interest, consistency, reliability, and opportunity. On the other hand, the knowledge is characterized for information able to be applied and produce a quantifiable result. In this context, IoT has provided the possibility of easily deploying tiny, cheap, available, and durable devices able to collect data in real-time, supplying continuously the current states of entities under monitoring to the data processor who needs them to make a decision. The measurement processes have had an important change in the way in which data are collected jointly with the coverage area and their communication. Today, it is relatively easy and cheap to monitor different kinds of businesses, from agricultural (e.g. crop) to civil defense (e.g. fire detections). The application possibilities are continuously increasing, bringing the knowledge as near the decision-maker as possible. How data are used in the context of Big Data or Data Streaming open possibilities of applications associated with the Artificial Intelligence, Recommender Systems, among other fields that employees the data as input for their different models. The aim of this special session is to draw a picture of the recent advances and challenges in data-driven decision making supported by IoT devices, fostering contributions dealing with real-world applications. Topics for this session include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data
  • Cloud and Fog Computing in the Data Gathering
  • Communication Schemas in IoT
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Data Science
  • Data Streaming
  • Decision-Making in Big Data Environments
  • Decision-Making in Data Stream Environments
  • IoT Algorithms
  • IoT Applications
  • IoT Data Collecting Technology
  • IoT and Human-Computer Interaction
  • IoT and Visual Computing
  • Gaming and IoT
  • Load Shedding Techniques and IoT
  • Measurement Frameworks and IoT
  • Non-Supervised models on data streaming
  • Real-Time Decision Making
  • Reliability and IoT
  • Sensors
  • Supervised models on data streaming

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 9:

Role of IoT, Fog in Healthcare [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay
Google Developer, Innovator, TEDx Speaker, INDIA
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As per the progresses of research, we have seen immense potentiality of mobile computing, edge, fog and cloud computing along with Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that made feasible to design cloud-oriented healthcare applications. Real time detections through handheld devices like mobile are the need of the hour considering current healthcare industry trends.  An enormous amount of data is being generated due to IoT and cloud-based applications. As a result, there are congestions in cloud which make real time detections almost an impossible task. In order to improve the performances in terms of low latency, real time diagnosis, location awareness; a fog layer is attached between mobile end users and cloud by providing services like computing, storage at the edge of network devices.  Keeping these benefits in mind, researchers use fog as an intermediate layer between data collecting layer and cloud computing layer in order to diagnose early progress of diseases and generating alerts to users. There are three layers in Fog based IoT system, such as, IoT sensor layer, fog layer and cloud layer. Generation of huge amount of data is done at IoT sensor layer through sensors like health sensors and/or environmental sensors and/or location sensors and/or so on followed by transferring of data at fog layer for further processing. In fog layer, the data is pre-processed for real time decisions making at the edge of network devices.  

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 10:

Recent Trends on Biometrics and Biomedical Technology and Their Applications [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Syed Zulkarnain Syed Idrus Al Saggoff
Universiti Malaysia Perlis, MALAYSIA

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Biomedical research is the broad area of science that looks for ways to prevent and treat diseases that cause illness and death in people and in animals. This general field of research includes many areas of both the life and physical sciences. Utilizing biotechnology techniques, biomedical researchers study biological processes and diseases with the ultimate goal of developing effective treatments and cures. Biomedical research is an evolutionary process requiring careful experimentation by many scientists, including biologists and chemists. Discovery of new medicines and therapies requires careful scientific experimentation, development, and evaluation. The aim of this session is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in all types of biometrics and biomedical from the development to applications. We are seeking for high impact research papers on all topics related to the development and applications of biometrics and biomedical. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

Biometrics

  • Multimodal and multi-biometrics
  • Security analysis of biometrics components or systems
  • On-card comparison
  • Fake resistance
  • Liveness detection
  • Aging of reference data
  • Template protection
  • User interface design for biometrics systems
  • Biometrics performance measurement
  • Sample quality 
  • Soft biometrics
  • Fingerprint recognition 
  • Face recognition (2D and 3D)
  • Perioccular biometrics 
  • Gait and posture recognition 
  • Ear recognition
  • Vein pattern recognition
  • Behavioural biometrics
  • Signature recognition 
  • Speaker recognition 
  • Iris recognition 
  • Audiovisual biometrics
  • Emerging biometrics modalities
  • Deep learning in biometrics 
  • Biometric-based cybercrime investigation
  • Biometrics on mobile and wearable devices
  • Analysis of biometrics crime scene traces 
  • Forensic biometrics and other emerging applications
 
  • Theory of biometrics pattern recognition
  • Biometrics systems include in embedded systems
  • Biometrics sensors and their applications
  • Biometrics presentation attack detection
  • Detection of forgery of biometrics data in Image and video material
  • Privacy and security in biometrics  
  • Collection and management of large scale biometrics databases
  • Security assessment for biometrics systems 
  • Reproducible research in biometrics 
  • Performance evaluation and assessment of biometrics algorithms and systems
  • Usability of biometrics systems
  • Continuous authentication
  • Biometrics standards and interoperability
  • Best practices
  • Usability​
  • Ethical, legal and socio-technological aspects
  • Biometrics for public administrations
  • Biometrics de-identification 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Biomedical
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • BioMEMS
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Biotechnology
  • Systems Physiology
  • Cellular, Tissue, and Genetic Engineering
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Medical Imaging
  • Microtechnology and Nanotechnology
  • Neural Systems and Engineering
  • Orthopedic Bioengineering
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Robotics in Surgery
Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 11:

Internet of Things:  System Development, Adoption and Applications [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Danial Md Nor
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, MALAYSIA

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Internet of  Things (IoT) refers to any system of physical devices that receive and transfer data over wireless networks without human intervention. This is made possible by integrating simple computing devices with sensors in all kinds of objects. IoT system works by continuously sending, receiving, and analyzing data in a feedback loop. Depending on the kind of IoT system, analysis can be conducted either by humans or artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), in near real-time or over a longer period. With the advent of digitized physical objects and communicating machines and vehicles, the Internet of Things has become an exciting field of research encompassing Pervasive Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Communication technologies. Particular challenges include the understanding of IoT application demands and novel network traffic types, low latency and reliable communication, and integrating and mediating things within intelligent systems where IoT technologies are potential catalysts. In addition, a better understanding of impending social and societal impacts is vital to the success of the IoT.The aim of this session is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in all types of IoT devices, connectivity, middleware or services and applications. We are seeking for high impact research papers on all topics related to the development and adoption of the Internet of Things applications. Topics for this session include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT Devices and Applications
  • Sensing, Signal Processing, Actuation and Analytics
  • IoT Edge, Cloud Architectures and Services
  • IoT Communication Technologies
  • AI and Machine Learning for the IoT
  • IoT QoS and Management
  • IoT Security
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the IoT
  • IoT Green Computing
  • Social Networking and IoT
  • Web of Things


Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 12:

Renewable Energy:  Current Status, Future Prospects and Applications
[Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Mohd Noor Abdullah
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, MALAYSIA

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Renewable Energy (RE) is widely used to generate electricity due to depletion of fossil fuel, increasing of fuel prices and global warming. The RE can be collected from the renewable resources such as sun, wind, wave, tide, water and geothermal. Utilization of RE in our daily life can reduce the greenhouse gases and pollution to our environment. Integration of RE in power system provides many benefits to the system. However, there are some issues and problems may arise such as stability and reliability of the system due to intermittence of RE resources. Different studies have been conducted to improve the problem and issues of RE integration. With increasing of electric vehicle to the system, RE plays an active solution to provide green energy to system and reduce the global warming. Therefore, the development of RE technology provides significant solution to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply. Moreover, offgrid RE system (i.e. photovoltaic) has been utilized in many applications such as agriculture, aerospace, street lighting, traffic light and etc. The system sizing and performance monitoring are important to ensure the RE system can be operated properly. The aim of this session is to address, explore, highlight and share information related to any type of renewable energy technologies, current status, future prospects and applications. Therefore, you are invited to submit research papers on all topics related to renewable energy. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of Renewable Energy Technology
  • Photovoltaic System and Applications
  • Artificial intelligence in RE application
  • Utilization of RE
  • RE Monitoring
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Warming
  • Power System Planning and Optimization

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 13:

Machine Learning and Its Application [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Hamidah Jantan
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

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Renewable Energy (RE) is widely used to generate electricity due to depletion of fossil fuel, increasing of fuel prices and global warming. The RE can be collected from the renewable resources such as sun, wind, wave, tide, water and geothermal. Utilization of RE in our daily life can reduce the greenhouse gases and pollution to our environment. Integration of RE in power system provides many benefits to the system. However, there are some issues and problems may arise such as stability and reliability of the system due to intermittence of RE resources. Different studies have been conducted to improve the problem and issues of RE integration. With increasing of electric vehicle to the system, RE plays an active solution to provide green energy to system and reduce the global warming. Therefore, the development of RE technology provides significant solution to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply. Moreover, offgrid RE system (i.e. photovoltaic) has been utilized in many applications such as agriculture, aerospace, street lighting, traffic light and etc. The system sizing and performance monitoring are important to ensure the RE system can be operated properly. The aim of this session is to address, explore, highlight and share information related to any type of renewable energy technologies, current status, future prospects and applications. Therefore, you are invited to submit research papers on all topics related to renewable energy. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of Renewable Energy Technology
  • Photovoltaic System and Applications
  • Artificial intelligence in RE application
  • Utilization of RE
  • RE Monitoring
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Warming
  • Power System Planning and Optimization

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 14:

Data Science for Social Good [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Shuhaida Mohamed Shuhidan
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

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Social good is typically defined as an action that provides some sort of benefit to the general public. In this case, fresh water, education and healthcare are all good examples of social goods. However, new media innovations and the explosion of online communities have added new meaning to the term. Social good is now about global citizens uniting to unlock the potential of individuals, technology and collaboration to create positive societal impact. How can researchers leverage data science and its versatile tools to solve real-life problems? What are the implications for social ‘good’? Technologies progress and develop, data becomes more prolific and useful. There is no doubt the incredible impact that technology and new media is having on social good initiatives around the world. However, confusing clicks for action and solely banking on technology and new media to drive change is not social good. Instead we should see them as tools that can be used to unite people from around the world who can go on to affect change. Today, equipped with more powerful computing devices, we want to solve much more complex problems. It is indeed of great interest for the scientific community to understand how and to what extent novel Soft Computing techniques can be efficiently used in varieties of applications. The aim of this session is therefore to portray how data science may benefit to deliver social goods, and hope to improve Quality of Life and support the Sustainable Development Goal. Topics for this session include, but are not limited to:

  • How data produces insights?
  • How data help to propose a better quality of live
  • How data may assist in supporting Sustainable Development Goal
  • The opportunities and risks with data value creation
  • Utilising data to drive efficiency and create value
  • Sentiment and Emotional Intelligence
  • Analytics in specific domain, such as;
  • Analytics in healthcare
  • Analytics in education
  • Analytics in food security

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 15:

Trends in Computer Application in Digital Society 5.0 [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Ismassabah Ismail
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

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The rapid development of science and technology has changed the pattern of life now. Computer application helps our task more effective, faster, and more practical. The fact is, computers have become the heart and backbone of society today. In line with globalization and the borderless world, a computer is a machine in the information society is also the main artery of all machinery administration in any field. This special session is intended to provide a platform for people from both academia and industry to share and exchange knowledge on computer application, both in productivity and business software; then in multimedia and educational software. This special session welcomes original and unpublished contributions on all aspects in evolving computer applications and soliciting contributions dealing with real-world applications, including (but not limited to):

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assisted transportation
  • Assisted reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Big data analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Blockchain
  • Computer-assisted education
  • Cloudification
  • Cyber security
  • Data analytics and processing
  • Data access and Visualization
  • Data handling and Management
  • Data science
  • Deep Learning
  • Digital currencies
  • Game-Based Learning
    Gamification
  • High dynamic range (HDR)
  • Industrial IoT
  • Language Trends
  • Machine Learning
  • Mixed Reality
  • Mobile Application
  • Mobile multimedia and 5G, wearable multimedia
  • Mobile Storytelling
  • Multimedia Human Communication
  • Multi-sensory experiences
  • Outsourcing Software Development
  • Predictive analytics
  • Progressive web applications
  • Robotics
  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Smart cities
  • HCI/UI/UX and Design
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Virtual Reality
    Visual Computing and Interaction in Virtual Environment
  • IoT/edge computing

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 16:

Mathematics for Healthcare and Medical Science:  Current Status, Future Prospects and Applications [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Suliadi Firdaus Sufahani
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

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Mathematical instruments and approaches have been used widely in this world through various applications. One of the most credited works is towards the application of mathematics in healthcare and medical science. However, there are several issues that arise towards this application such as measuring and ensuring the reliability and validity of computational model forecast based on medical and healthcare data and so on. Moreover, some parties were uncertain of the capability and accuracy of the systematic software, computer programming and mathematical modelling in tackling the healthcare and medical problem. Most of the decision-makers from the healthcare and medical areas do not have enough knowledge in computer programming and mathematical skills. Therefore, a lot of studies have been conducted to improve the application of mathematics in this research area. Even more and more people are taking part on combining mathematics, engineering and artificial intelligence together and apply it in the sector of healthcare and medical science. This action relates to an adjustment in the culture of multidisciplinary research, where it is viewed as an absolute necessity towards the development of the new paradigm on healthcare and medical science. Therefore, the aim of this session is to address, explore, highlight and share information related to any type of mathematical application in healthcare and medical science, current status, future prospects and applications. Therefore, you are invited to submit research papers on all topics related to mathematics for healthcare and medical science. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Biostatistics
  • Biomathematics
  • Forecasting and Time Series
  • Optimization in Medical and Healthcare
  • Scheduling and Queuing Analysis in Healthcare
  • Artificial intelligence in Healthcare and Medical applications
  • Medical Statistics
  • Medical Mathematics
  • Programming in Medical and Healthcare
  • Mathematical Knowledge Management
  • Healthcare and Medical System
  • Management Science

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 17:

Eco Human-Technology Centric in Cyber Security Infrastructure [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Firkhan Ali Hamid Ali
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, MALAYSIA

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The securing of web-based application, security management on infrastructures services, cyber security and security technologies will redefine the way that companies do business and exchange information in twenty-first century. Within security issues in cyber infrastructures, information, web application, software and industry 4.0 including performance of data security in web and application, scalability of infrastructure , secure mobile adaptation, secure service integration, energy efficiency, security management and many others are still on the quest. On the other hand, the security issues will always grow to preserve integrity with the new requirements that comes over the time by combination of human and technology aspects.  Special session on Eco Human-Technology Centric in Cyber Security Infrastructure for Emerging 2020 will serve as a platform for knowledge sharing about the recent trends and advancements in the field of networking and high-end data handling and how these domains are playing role in research and market development of the industries. It will provide great opportunity for our students and faculties to interact and share ideas with the top-notch in the field face to face. This knowledge sharing may inspire and thrill many young minds and help us bring collaborations and global partners to work together. This will enable us to solve challenging problems in our society so that we may contribute to our world. The whole idea of the forum is to exchange thoughts and ideas, transform those in real time to solve the problems. Conference will also create awareness in students about the importance of scientific research in related fields and synchronizing with product market. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Information Security Governance
  • Strategic Cyber Security Planning
  • Cyber Security in Healthcare
  • Security in Digital Transformation
  • Secure Quantum Computing
  • Secure Algorithm Heuristics
  • Security in Machine Learning
  • Network Security Analytics
  • Future Security Trends,
    Internet and Emerging
    Technologies
  • Web Services Security
  • Security of Industry 4.0
  • Cyber Security Metrics

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 18:

Sustainable Tourism: Innovative approached towards sustainable tourism in Malaysia [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Maisarah Abdul Hamid
Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

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Sustainable tourism has become the world agenda and Malaysia is among the countries that put efforts towards the implementation of this concept. Sustainable tourism that related to the impacts of economy, social and environment and giving benefits to current and future generation required further attention among scholars. Studies related to sustainable tourism has been conducted in various field especially in the context of sustainable development goals (SDG). In addition, sustainability is important to the destinations and also to the whole of operations in tourism industry. Since the emerged of concept sustainable tourism in early 1980s until now in 2020 various efforts has been taken by all the stakeholders towards the implementation of this concept. Malaysia as one of the popular tourism destinations also required to involve in sustainable tourism. With various tourism products that offered to the tourists, the sustainability impacts need to explore to ensure this industry will minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive impacts of economy, social and environment. This will give benefits to the country towards promoting Malaysia as sustainable tourism destination. This special issue aims to capture various study conducted related to sustainable tourism focusing in Malaysia. This will help to evaluate different potential development and make suggestions about future creative needs in the tourism sector. Topics for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovation of tourism for sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable tourism practices at Tourism destination
  • Stakeholders perspectives ( government/ local communities/ business) on sustainable tourism
  • Islamic Sustainable tourism practices
  • SMART destination and sustainable tourism
  • Technology and Sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable practices for tourism operators
  • Sustainability in MICE / Event tourism
  • Issues and challenges of implementation sustainable tourism

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 19:

Study of Quran, Al-Qiraat, Tahfiz, Education and Current Issues for Development Society [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Hayati Hussin
Universiti Sains Islam, MALAYSIA

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The development of society made by Muslims today is the result of making the Quran a major source of knowledge in all aspects of life. The understanding of this source of knowledge needs to be continuous and consistent in order to produce quality work that can benefit the sustainability of the Muslim community. One of the diciplines of knowledge that is passed down to us is the discipline of Quranic knowledge, Qiraat, Ulum al-Quran and other areas of Islamic studies such as, fiqh, da'wah and so on. Field studies related to the Quran as the main source should be nurtured at all times through seminars and discussions. Even the articles from this seminar should be featured through publications so that the findings can be shared with the public. The important thing that we highlingt is the integration of knowledge between Quranic studies and science and technology. Rather, branches of knowledge such as preaching, Islamic politics and education require expertise so that he is seen to have a close relationship between the discipline of science and the sustainability of society. Among them, the scientific findings of the Quranic research are topics of great interest to every segment of society as they can be a new source and argument for Islamic law. Besides, in addressing current issues related to education and tahfiz should be discussed to ensure the sustainability of this system in society. All sub-themes include areas related to the study of Quran, Qiraat, Tahfiz, Ulum al-Quran and other areas of Islamic study such as, fiqh, da'wah as follows:

  • The Role of the Quran and Qiraat as a Source of Islamic Knowledge
  • Application of Technology in Quranic and Qiraat Studies
  • Current Issues of the Study of the Quran and the Qiraat
  • Current Issues in Quran and Education Studies (Tahfiz, Tarannum etc.)
  • Integration Islamic Knowledge in science and technology
  • Education and current issues

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 20:

Quranic Informatics [Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Dr. Nur Zainatul Nadra Zainol
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, MALAYSIA

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The Quran was revealed by Allah Almighty to the Prophet Muhammad SAW through the mediation of Jibrail a.s to serve as a guide for mankind. The Quran is also revealed to educate people, especially Muslims, to live the best life in the world as they believe that there will be a day of retribution. The Quran also invites people to observe and reflect on the signs of God's power in heaven and on earth. Nature is a material for thought, as a sheet of knowledge books as well as evidence for unity of administration and regulation. Therefore, research on Quran information has become importance among the researchers that put efforts towards the implementation of this concept. Quranic information study that related to the impacts of society and giving benefits to current and future generation required further attention among scholars. Studies related to Quranic information has been conducted in various field especially in the semantic, linguistic and system integrated with the new technology. Since the emerged of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) various efforts has been taken by all the stakeholders towards the implementation of this concept. This special issue aims to capture various study conducted related to Quranic information and research. This will help to evaluate different potential development and make suggestions about future creative needs in the study Quran as main source of Muslim.

Topics for this session include, but are not limited to:

  • Quranic Principles & Sustainability
  • Technology & Quranic studies
  • Science & Quranic studies
  • Quranic studies in computing and informatics
  • Study on Hadith of Prophet SAW in science and technology

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020

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Special Session 21:

Future Education Driven on 21st Century Digital Learning Environments[Call for Papers]

Special Session Chair:
Dr. Suhazlan Suhaimi
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, MALAYSIA

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Education is fundamental to human development. The evolution of education is evolving with the passage of time and the speed of technology. Every generation goes through a different education system. In the 21st century, the education system is technologically oriented. It is a challenge to parents and educators nowadays, which assume the technology that is a fundamental part of the daily life of the new generations. In addition, it is a student-centered paradigm education, where it aims to be autonomous and independent in the learning generation. This seminar will then bring together the findings from various research outcomes involving 21st Century education. Discussions about the methods and the skills required by educators are also being discussed. Type of platforms and tools that educators use when conducting student teaching sessions are also shared to ensure learning objectives are met. Sub-themes in future learning driven are as follows:

  • Model for 21st century education
  • Method of teaching and skills for 21st century education
  • Platform and tools for 21st century education
  • 21st century educational issues and challenges
  • 21st century education ethics
  • Human development implication in 21st century education


Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grace2020