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Welcome to Fiji

“Health, Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainability” are the main melody of our era. The Internet, including widespread use of mobile and wireless devices, has grown as a ubiquitous infrastructure to support the fast development of diversified services. The advents of the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, and big data are creating a new technology revolution, i.e. next generation of internet or industry 4.0. The integration of the digital world with the physical environment makes our world more intelligent and efficient. Large-scale networked intelligent systems require higher cooperation and interoperation of heterogeneous IoT platforms. Therefore, this conference focuses on emerging models, paradigms, technologies and novel applications 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 cloud-based big dada 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 conference also has a special interest in novel applications that facilitate the design, deployment and management in complex real-life systems, such as e-Health, transport and logistics, smart cities and manufacturing.

Keynote Speakers


Professor Young-Ho Lee

Korea Maritime & Ocean University(KMOU), South Korea

Professor Takashi Washio

Osaka University, Japan

Associate Professor Hemanshu Pota

The University of New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speech

Talk One

Keynote Speaker: Professor Young-Ho Lee , Korea Maritime & Ocean University(KMOU), South Korea
Topic: Experimental and CFD studies to optimize the turbine system applied to wind, hydro and marine renewable energy
Abstract: TBA

Professor Young-Ho LEE, who is now affiliated with division of mechanical engineering, Korea Maritime & Ocean University(KMOU), Busan, Republic of Korea, received his B.E. (1980), and M.E(1982) from KMOU and acquired Ph.D.(1992) from Univ. of Tokyo. His main research interest is in aerodynamic turbine design by experimentation and CFD analysis of renewable energy converters such as wind, wave and tidal current, marine energy, micro hydro power, off-shore mechanical energy storage systems (ESS)”. His lab(, named Flow Informatics Lab, introduced PIV technology first in Korea. His lab is also recognized as one of leading pump sump hydraulic model test bodies in the world. He was former member(2013-2015) of expert committee of energy & environment division of Korea National Science & Technology Council co-chaired by prime minister. He is now president of Korean society for new & renewable energy(KSNRE), former president for Korean society for Fluid machinery(KSFM) and vice president of Korea wind energy association (KWEA). He established annual Asia-Pacific Forum on Renewable Energy(AFORE,, KSNRE) in 2011 as chair of organizing committee. He was founding president of Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute(KOMERI, in 2001. He was awarded academic research excellence prizes from KSFM(2012), KSNRE(2013), KMOU(2013, 2015), KWEA(2014) and Minister Prize(2015) from Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. Recently, he is awarded Busan Science & Technology Prize(2017) recognizing his renewable energy research activities. He is currently serving Renewable Energy international journal as subject editor(off-shore wind, hydro power, wave & tidal marine energy) He published over 45 international highly-cited journal papers since 2010 on renewable energy such as wind, wave, tidal current, micro hydro and ESS. He is particularly interested in international collaboration on renewable energy researches and establishing global networking for next generation sustainable growth and development especially in developing countries.

Talk Two

Keynote Speaker: Professor Takashi Washio, Osaka University, Japan
Topic: Measurement Oriented Machine Learning for Advanced Sensing Technologies

Based on recent progress of device and system techniques including nano and quantum technologies, various advanced sensing approaches are emerging. However, the outputs of these sensing devices are noisy and contain incomplete information in many cases, because they target extremely small objects or weak signals. These features hamper the measurements of the targets by using the device centered sensors. On the other hand, machine learning techniques rapidly growing are suited for estimation of the target objects from noisy and incomplete information. This talk describes recent machine learning studies for the measurements and their applications to the advanced sensing techniques to overcome their difficulties.

Biography: TBA

Talk Three

Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Hemanshu Pota, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Topic: TBA
Abstract: TBA
Biography: TBA

Call For Papers

This conference welcomes papers addressed on, but not limited to, the following areas:

Main Topics of Interests

*Large-scale Distributed Computing Systems
*Future Internet and Web Services
*Industrial Internet of Things
*Wireless Sensing and Controlling Networks
*Body Sensor Networks & Wearable Devices
*Social Internet of Things
*Security of networked systems
*Resilience, Fault tolerance, and Availability
*Sensor Fusion, Tracking and Localization
*Software Defined Networks
*Cloud Technology
*Network Topology and Protocols
*Large-scale RFID Systems
*Big Data Technology in Distributed Systems
*Networked Systems and Management
*Distributed Scheduling and Optimization
*Networked transportation and Logistics
*Intelligent Manufactures

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Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: August 30, 2017
Paper Acceptance Notification: October 10, 2017
Camera-ready Copy Due: October 30, 2017
Registration Due: October 30, 2017
Conference: December 11-13, 2017

10th IDCS 2017 Committee

Honorary Conference Chair

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia

General Chair

A B M Shawkat Ali, University of Fiji, Fiji
Yang Xiang, Deakin University, Australia

Conference Chair

Wenfeng Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Rasib Khan, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
MukaddimPathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia

Technical Program Chair

Christian Vecchiola, IBM Research, Australia
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Domenico Rosaci, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Neeraj Sharma, The University of Fiji, Fiji

PhD Workshop Chair

Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Publicity and Industry Chair

Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia

Publications Chair

Antonio Guerrieri, University of Calabria, Italy
A/Professor MGM Khan, The University of South Pacific, Fiji

Web Coordinator

Jashnil Kumar, The University of Fiji, Fiji

Program Committee

Shawkat Ali, University of Fiji
Gianluca Aloi, University of Calabria
Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne
Mert Bal, Assistant Professor at Miami University
Jingjing Cao, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Xiaojiang Chen, northwest university, China
Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Massimo Cossentino, National Research Council of Italy
Zhicheng Dai, Huazhong Normal Uinversity
Marcos Dias De Assuncao, Inria Avalon, LIP, ENS de Lyon
Claudio De Farias, PPGI-IM/NCE-UFRJ
Jerker Delsing, Lulea University of Technology
Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading
Sisi Duan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Declan Delaney, University College Dublin
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria
Xiuwen Fu, Wuhan University of Technology
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis
Antonio Guerrieri, University of Calabria
Maria Ganzha, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Luca Geretti, University of Udine - DIEGM
Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria
John Gray, University of Manchester, UK
Bin Guo, Institut Telecom SudParis
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Dr. Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, King Saud University
Fazhi He, Wuhan University
Xiaoya Hu, Huazhong Univrsity of Science and Technology
Jaehoon Paul Jeong, Sungkyunkwan University, China
Desheng Jiang, Wuhan University of Technology
Xiaoli Jiang, TU Delft
Ram Krishnan, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dimitrios Katsaros, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly
Qi Kang, Tongji University
Wenfeng Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Bin Li, Dept. Transportation, Fujian University of Technology,Fuzhou, China
Xiaolei Liang, Wuhan Univ. of Sci. &Tech., China
Valeria Loscri, Inria Lille-Nord Europe
Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology
Dengming Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Bin Lei, Wuhan Univ. of Sci. &Tech., China
Gabriel Lodewijks, Delft University of Technology
Jie Mei, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Kashif Munir, UOHB
Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR
Mustafa Mat Deris, UTHM
Marco Netto, IBM Research
Enrico Natalizio, Universitè de Technologie de Compiègne
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum–Università di Bologna
Sergio Ochoa, Universidad de Chile
George Pallis, Dpt. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited
Marcin Paprzycki, IBS PAN and WSM
Pasquale Pace, University of Calabria
Ting Qu, Guangdong University of Technology
Wilma Russo, University of Calabria
Ramesh Sitaraman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Giandomenico Spezzano, CNR-ICAR and University of Calabria
Jingtao Sun, National Institute of Informatics
Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, King Abdul Aziz University
Corrado Santoro, University of Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Claudio Savaglio, Università della Calabria
Weiming Shen, National Research Council Canada
Wenan Tan, Shanghai Second Polytechnic University
Parimala Thulasiram, University of Manitoba
Giorgio Terracina, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' della Calabria
Paolo Trunfio, DEIS, University of Calabria
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, ICB
Athanasios Vasilakos, Prof. NTUA
Andrea Vinci, affiliation ICAR-CNR
Chaozhong Wu, Associate Professor
Qiang Wang, Wuhan University of Technology
Zhelong Wang, Dalian University of Technology
Youlun Xiong , Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Shengwu Xiong, Wuhan University of Technology
Xin-Qing Yan, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
Xiang Yang, Deakin University, Australia
Zhouping Yin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Norihiko Yoshida, Division of Mathematics, Electronics and Informatics, Saitama University
Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Lanbo Zheng, Wuhan University of Technology

Steering Committee

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, Australia

Invited Speakers

To Be Announced Soon

Paper Submission

Original papers (12 pages max) from the above-mentioned or other related topics will be considered. All papers should be in English and submitted electronically in PDF from Here. The format of your submission must follow the Word 2003 template or Word 2007 template. Papers should be converted to PDF before submission. You can see the Information for Authors of Computer Science Publications from Here. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor they may be under review or submitted to another forum during the review process. Each submission will be reviewed by the members of the TPC and external reviewers.

Formatting instructions

Each submitted paper must follow Springer LNCS proceedings paper template (available here). The copyright form to be submitted along with the CR paper is (available here). The maximum length of regular conference papers, including all figures, appendix, references, etc., is 12 pages. Two additional pages can be purchased.

A special session of the conference is dedicated to PhD students. Student papers can be either full papers (12 pages max) or short papers (8 pages max). A request for a student grant is made in the paper submission form by selecting the checkbox "student paper".

Camera-Ready Submission

Authors of the accepted papers must submit a final manuscript for conference proceedings before 30 October 2017 and to attend the conference to present the paper at IDCS 2017 in Fiji. Authors of accepted papers MUST register before 15 July 2017 to have their papers included in the Springer LNCS Proceedings.

Please refer to the Easychair submission system for review comments, and revise your paper as required accordingly. The format of camera-ready submission should be compatible with LNCS publication standards. The maximum length of regular conference papers is 12 pages. The maximum length of short conference papers is 8 pages.The final submission will be rejected for publication if the author fails to revise it.

The Final submission must be done through EasyChair and the uploaded file should be a zip file containing:
• Final paper in PDF format
• Source files (Latex or Word)
• Scanned signed copyright form (available here)

The format of camera-ready submission should be strictly compatible with Springer LNCS proceedings paper standards. Accepted and presented papers will be copyrighted to Springer LNCS and published in conference proceedings.

Papers will be published LNCS, only if all three of the following requirements are satisfied:
(1) All correct publication materials of a paper are submitted
(2) At least one regular registration fee is paid to cover one paper
(3) The work is presented at the conference

Online Paper Submission

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Tutorials and Forums

Career Forums

IDCS 2017 will include Career Forums. It will provide open space for sponsors and prospective employees to build direct connections. On the other hand, it will provide an opportunity for young scholars and Ph.D candidates to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers to help them network with both junior and senior researchers.


In order for better serving the young scholars and participants in the field of internet and distributed computing systems, especially in the active research areas such as industrial IoT and smart logistics, the IDCS 2017 committee will also organize tutorials. World leading experts, who will act as a tutorial character, will give invited lectures on established areas including Social Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Logistics and Intelligent Manufacture to provide insights to the state of the art. The wide coverage offered by this event will be ideal for young scholars, Ph.D candidates, industry researchers and practitioners including newcomers to the field, who want to broaden their understanding and knowledge over the fields.


The conference proceedings will be published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). All contributions will also be electronically available through Springer Link Database and will be 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 be invited to submit an extended paper to Special Issues that will be organized in reputed journals (SCI-indexed).

Technology and Economic Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy

Conference Venue

Mana Island Resort & Spa

Mana Island Resort & Spa a hidden paradise nestled in the heart of the Mamanuca group, only 32km West of Nadi and is situated on a 300 Acre lush tropical paradise, amongst white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodation from honeymoon bures to luxury suites rooms or the Modern yet traditional Fijian Bures with each category having their own ambiance and features to suit different needs

Local Information

Fiji Islands Information

A horseshoe shaped archipelago scattered over 1,290,000 sq. km across the South Pacific Ocean, Fijians inhabit just 100 of the more than 300 Fijian islands. Fiji is known across the globe for charming and friendly locals who welcome visitors to their shores. The sound of Bula, a greeting meaning hello, is almost always accompanied by a relaxed smile and a casual wave whether the greeter is a young child or a village elder. Fiji’s most treasured asset, and the one that lingers in most travellers minds long after their tan has faded, are genuinely friendly locals and smiling faces throughout the Fijian islands.

Straddling latitudes between 12 and 21 degrees South, Fiji basks in a tropical climate that rarely dips below daily maximums of 26 degrees (Celsius). A thriving tourism industry takes full advantage of Fiji’s stunning natural attractions, ensuring there is an endless choice of things to do in Fiji. Your Fiji holiday could be as energetic or as relaxing as you choose. Thrilling or therapeutic, it’s all here.

No matter whether your ideal Fiji activity is lazing on a tropical beach, paddling in gin-clear waters, tasting fresh tropical fruits and seafood or being massaged into oblivion, Fiji has a holiday style to suit. But there is much on offer too for those who care to cast their gaze beyond the coconut studded horizon. Perhaps you’re a little more adventurous and active or want to meet the locals and immerse yourself in the culture during your Fiji holiday? With Fiji’s balmy year round climate perfect for enjoying the great outdoors there’s plenty of activities for all sorts of visitors.

Fiji Regions

For a start, Fiji has some of the best international standard golf courses in the South Pacific. Denarau Island is popular with golf enthusiasts, both for championship fairways, but so too for some of Fiji’s finest international resorts, all of which are easily accessible from Nadi. A little further afield along shores of Viti Levu, the Coral Coast has been dazzling holidaymakers almost half a century since holidaymakers first discovered Fiji’s delightful treasures. Protected beaches inshore and surf breaks offshore attract families looking to have it all in one convenient location. Keep travelling east and the swanky waterfront Pacific Harbour offers resort style living amongst lushly landscaped gardens and fairways, all within easy reach of Fiji’s capital Suva. Suva itself is awash in colonial and South Pacific history, offering a fascinating insight into a Pacific Islands metropolis with plenty of colourful Melanesian character.

On the North Coast of Viti Levu travellers will find a Fiji untouched, far from any crowds. Where Bligh Water laps the shores of Fiji’s main island, locals get about life much as they’ve always done, welcoming adventurous travellers to immerse themselves in island life beneath the shadow of dramatic volcanic peaks

But for many travellers to Fiji, nothing less than sun kissed beaches dotted with palm trees will do. The Mamanuca Islands lay a short boat ride (or seaplane, for that matter) away from Nadi and offer something for everyone, including Fiji’s only overwater bures at Likuliku. So too the Yasawas, a string of islands to the north of the Mamanuca’s. Sailing, diving, snorkelling, beaches, walks, village visits, island resorts from budget through to uber luxe and everything in between can be found in this dreamy archipelago chain. Can’t make up your mind which island to visit? Why not island hop by boat or seaplane and try out a few of them!

Fiji’s second largest island Vanua Levu has been luring divers in particular to her southern shores ever since Jacques Cousteau documented the underwater world for all to see. For good reason, the Somosomo Strait is world-renown as one of the best. Across the Somosomo Strait the garden island of Taveuni attracts travellers who revel in the natural beauty of a lushly forested island. Waterfalls, national park forests and accommodation in keeping with a natural paradise add to the attraction. Another region perfect for nature lovers is Kadavu Island to the south of Viti Levu. Somewhat far-flung, her remoteness is actually one of the main attractions. Birdlife and a glorious South Pacific lagoon are one of the main attractions, but so too is the opportunity for hikers to stretch their legs on extended elevated trails on a continental island.

Yes, Fiji truly does have a holiday experience to suit most every traveller. Visit each of our regions to find the one that fulfils your holiday dreams.

Contact Us

Neeraj Anand Sharma (Mr.)

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
School of Science and Technology
The University of Fiji

Phone: (+679) 9379056

Co-located Event

3rd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Engineering 2017 (APWCE 2017), 11-13th December, 2017. Mana Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
4th Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering 2017 (APWConCSE 2017),11-13th December, 2017. Mana Island Resort & Spa, Fiji