ICT Track

Information and Communication Technologies

ICT Track Information

Call for Extended Abstracts

Latest developments in the Information and Communication Technologies extend to numerous individual research fields. Both the academia and the industry have exhibited great interest on the current evolution toward the new era of ICT. A key feature of this forthcoming technological era is the high degree of integration of the individual fields in the context of a unified architecture. This Research Track aims at promoting cutting-edge approaches in the most contemporary ICT areas.

Review Process

Participants are asked to submit an extended abstract (500-1000 words). All submitted abstracts will undergo a double peer-review process by members of the Scientific Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference topic
  • Theoretical argument and research aims
  • Research method and design
  • Potential findings
  • General conclusions

Presentation & Participation

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be invited to present their work at the conference in the form of roundtable discussions. In the round table discussions authors working in similar subject areas will present their work in front of a small panel consisting of academics with significant research expertise and experience in the relevant area as well as doctoral students working in the same or very similar area.

Extended Abstract Requirements

Extended abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words. For this abstract seven main areas should be addressed:

  • Purpose
  • Design methodology/conceptual framework or approach
  • Findings: knowledge contribution originality and value (academic/practitioner)
  • Implications: practical and social (this area is optional as not all papers will address all these)
  • Limitations
  • 5 main keywords
  • Key bibliography

Purpose: This section should include a justification of why this topic merits pursuing as well as the aim of the study and its main objectives.

Design methodology/approach: This section should include the main hypotheses that underlie the research as well as the methods that will be employed to meet the research objectives set. Depending on the nature of the research, please provide a brief overview of the research design of the study, the theoretical context or the conceptual framework used to illuminate your object of inquiry and type of analysis conducted.

Findings - knowledge contribution, originality and value (academic/practitioner): Depending on the type of study conducted, provide a brief overview of the main findings or projected findings of the research or analysis of primary data. Also consider where the novelty of your research lies and its contribution to and beyond academia.

Implications (practical and social): This section should consider what the potential implications of your research will be for the academic and practitioner community as well as society at large.

Limitations: This section should acknowledge the potential limitations to the research process and, where applicable, make suggestions for prospective research.

Keywords: Mention 5 words that reflect your research.

References: Include a list of key references.

Topics (suggested but not exclusive)

  • Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Verification
  • Model Checking
  • Software Testing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Service-oriented Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Green Computing
  • Educational Informatics
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Information Security
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Retrieval
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Computational Biology
  • Robotics
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Social Media Networks
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Wireless Access Networks
  • Mobile Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities
  • Health Informatics
  • Self Adaptive Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission: March 30, April 7, 2019
  • Extended abstract submission: April 12, April 17, 2019
  • Publication of conference programme: April 22, 2019
  • Conference registration deadline: May 6, 2019

Submission Instructions

We are using the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) developed by Microsoft Research, which can be accessed using the following link:


Authors need to create an account at the website and, once logged in, you may use the "Create new submission" button to select your track and then follow the instructions in order to fill in the submission form.

Track Chair

  • Iraklis Paraskakis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece

Scientific Committee

  • Akli Fundo, University of Tirana, Albania (TBC)
  • Anthony J. Simons, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (TBC)
  • Anna Sotiriadou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Betim Cico, Polytechnic University, Tirana, Albania (TBC)
  • Biljana Stojkoska, University "Ss.Cyril and Methodius" (TBC)
  • Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece (TBC)
  • Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Software Engineering Department, Romania (TBC)
  • Dimitris Dranidis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy (TBC)
  • Florentin Ipate, University of Bucharest, Romania (TBC)
  • George Eleftherakis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Ilias Sakellariou, Dept. of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece (TBC)
  • Ioanna Stamatopoulou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Iraklis Paraskakis, South-East European Research Centre, Greece
  • Jitender Grover, M. M. University, Sadopur Ambala (TBC)
  • Jose Maria Alvarez Rodriguez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain (TBC)
  • Konstantinos Dimopoulos, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Mike Stannett, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (TBC)
  • Neki Frasheri, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania (TBC)
  • Petros Kefalas, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Simeon Veloudis, South-East European Research Centre, Greece
  • Stergios Tegos, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Thanos Hatziapostolou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Tony Cowling, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (TBC)


Our email: ICT.PGR@seerc.org