• The 10th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'18) - 26-28 September 2018, Tokyo - Japan

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 8th, 2018

  • Author Notification: August 15th, 2018

  • Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan University

Special Track on Soft Computing & Applications in Digital Ecosystems (SCADE)


Description and Objectives

The SCADE (Soft Computing & Applications in Digital Ecosystems) track of the 10th international MEDES conference will focus on emerging concepts, architectures, protocols, and methodologies for soft computing in emergent digital ecosystems (DES) which handle data and information in an open, loosely coupled, and adaptive manner, and promote properties such as self-organization, scalability, and sustainability inspired from natural ecosystems. Taking full advantage of these distributed and heterogeneous collaborative environments requires novel and adapted soft computing solutions that address issues of approximate reasoning through tolerance for imprecision, ambiguity and partial truth to achieve tractability, as well as solution fitness while preserving low cost, allowing human users and software agents to collaborate, interact, compete, and evolve autonomously to solve complex and dynamic problems. Soft computing methodologies and solutions ranging over evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming, fuzzy set theory and fuzzy systems, rule-based and probabilistic computing, as well as neural science and neural net systems, become center pieces to the dawn of the Internet of Things – or so called Intelligent Web – era, as the largest DES promoting enhanced human and machine-to-machine communications, fast and greedy processing of data and services, distributed computing and cooperative systems, adaptive mobile services and semantic sensor networks, semantic-based applications and intelligent data processing, as well as distributed AI and collective intelligence, with applications spanning enterprise, education, science, medicine, agriculture, and industry, among other fields.


The aim of this Soft Computing & Applications in Digital Ecosystems (SCADE) track is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their experiences and knowledge in this growing and highly important area of soft computing in the Intelligent Web and DES. 

The topics of interest of the track include, but are not limited to:


Soft Computing and related Techniques

  • Evolutionary Computing
  • Fuzzy Computing
  • Rough Sets and Fuzzy Sets
  • Neuro Computing and Neural Networks
  • Immunological Computing
  • Probabilistic Computing
  • Morphic Computing
  • Ant Colony and Particle Swarm
  • Hybrid and Ensemble Methods


Soft Computing Applications in Digital Ecosystems

  • Computing for Data Semantics and Knowledge
  • Knowledge Extraction and Representation
  • Collective Knowledge and Collective Intelligence
  • Big Data Management and Mining
  • Service-based Computing
  • Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems
  • Semantic Sensor Networks
  • Semantic Data Indexing, Search, and Retrieval
  • Social Media and Emergent Social Semantics
  • Multimedia Data Modeling and Processing
  • Data Visualization and Analytics
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing
  • Semantic and Smart Grids
  • Green and sustainable computing

Track Chairs

  • Joe Tekli, Lebanese American University, Lebanon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Shohei Yokoyama, University of Shizuoka, Japan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

PC Members:

  • Ladjel Bellatreche, LIAS/ENSMA, France
  • Richard Chbeir, University of Pau & Pays Adour, France
  • Yandre Costa, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
  • Mohamed El Yafrani, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco
  • Michael Farnsworth, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Naoki Fukuta, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Fethullah Göçer, Galatasaray University, Turkey
  • Petr Hajek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Ramzi Haraty, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Jerónimo Hernández-González, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
  • Indu Jain, Jiwaji University, India
  • Stratis Kanarachos, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Andrzej Kozik, Coventry University, Poland
  • Maciej Kusy, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
  • Steve Ling, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Yi Mei, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Pawel Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Thang Nguyen, Ton Duc Thang university, Vietnam
  • Mario Oliveira, Federal Institute of Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Dijana Oreški, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alfonso Perez-Gonzalez, CINVESTAV, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
  • Kemal Polat, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
  • Hiram Ponce Espinosa, ITESM-CCM, Mexico
  • Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Fekade Getahun Taddesse, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Joe Tekli, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Marco Viviani, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - DISCo, Italy
  • Charles Yaacoub, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon
  • Jun Ye, Shaoxing University, China
  • Shohei Yokoyama, Shizuoka University, Japan

Paper Submission

The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, and regular and workshop sessions. MEDES SCADE’18 invites submissions of high quality and original papers on the topics included (but not limited to) the list above. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers for technical merit, originality, significance, and relevance to track topics. Papers must be up to 8 ACM single-space printed pages. We especially encourage submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important and practical soft computing topics related to Digital Ecosystems. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.


Journal special issue

Extended versions of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in a major journal (to be announced).

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: July 8th, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 15th, 2018
  • Camera Ready: August 25th, 2018
  • Author Registration: August 25th, 2018
  • Conference Dates: September 26th - 28th, 2018


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