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COMPLEXIS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


COMPLEXIS – the International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing innovative views on all aspects of Complex Information Systems, in different areas such as Informatics, Telecommunications, Computational Intelligence, Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Social Sciences. Information is pervasive in many areas of human activity – perhaps all – and complexity is a characteristic of current Exabyte-sized, highly connected and hyper dimensional, information systems. COMPLEXIS 2017 is expected to provide an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the potential of new methodologies, technologies and application areas of complex information systems, in the academic and corporate world.
COMPLEXIS 2017 seeks papers reporting research work, applications or case-studies, on topics indicated below in the section “Conference Areas”. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Both technological and social-oriented papers are accepted. All papers must describe original work, not previously published or submitted to another conference. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of COMPLEXIS under an ISBN, and will be indexed by major indexes. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports (regular papers) and work-in-progress reports (position papers) are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and focused presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Complexity Theory
  • Chaos Theory and Applications
  • Quantum Computing
  • Information and Entropy
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Automation, Control and Robotics
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Complex Networks
  • Internet and the Semantic Web
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Usability of Complex Information Systems
  • Power Distribution, Energy and Control


  • Complex Biomedical Systems and Signals
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Biological and Biomedical Data Mining
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
  • Health Systems Complexity
  • Artificial Life
  • Population Models


  • Social Networks
  • Linguistic and Cognitive Systems
  • Complexity Management
  • Data-Driven Models
  • Visualization
  • Cultural Models
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Economic Complexity
  • Information Systems
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Gaming
  • Models of Complex Networks


  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Evolutionary computing, neural computing, probabilistic computing
  • Neuro-fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Computing, Logic and Analysis
  • Self-Organizing Systems, Expert and Intelligent Systems
  • Deep Learning
  • Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Intelligent Multi-agent Systems and Intelligent Agents
  • Climate Change and Natural Science Simulations
  • Decision Support Systems Services, Tools and Applications
  • Decision Support Systems Algorithms, Workflows, Processes and Future Advancement
  • Expert and Intelligent Services, Applications, Proofs-of-concept and Best Practices
  • Engineering Design Optimization, Multi-objective Optimization, Process Optimization
  • Human-Machine interfaces, robotics and image processing
  • Intelligent Information Retrieval, Fusion and Algorithms
  • Advanced Reasoning, Monitoring and Diagnosis for Systems, Faults and Scientific Discovery
  • Data/image, Feature, Decision and Multilevel Fusion
  • Fusion theory, Processing, Simulations and Integration
  • Multi-sensor, Multi-fusion System and Application Fusion
  • Information Fusion Applications in Information/Network Security, Engineering, Health and Finance
  • Fusion System Design, Algorithm, Computational Resources and Demand Optimization
  • Information Theory and Applications for Multi-Disciplines
  • Information Sciences for Implementations, Techniques, Simulations and Proofs-of-concept


  • System Specification and Modeling
  • System Design, High-Level Synthesis and Optimization
  • System Simulation and Validation
  • Formal Methods and System Verification
  • Design and Test for Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems and Circuits
  • Power Modeling, Optimization and Low-Power Design
  • Temperature and Variability Aware Design and Optimization
  • Embedded System Design Methodologies
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Domain and Application-specific Design
  • Logical and Physical Analysis and Design
  • Architectural and Microarchitectural Design
  • System-on-chip Design and HW/SW Codesign
  • Processor, Memory, Storage, Interconnect Designs
  • Architectures for Instruction-level, Thread-level and Memory-level Parallelism
  • Large-scale System Architecture
  • Compilers and Embedded Systems Software
  • Performance Evaluation and Measurement of Real Systems
  • Operating Systems and Middleware
  • QoS Management and Performance Analysis
  • New and Emerging Design Technologies
  • Application areas, e.g. , automotive, avionics, energy, health care, mobile devices, multimedia and autonomous systems


  • Community Structure in Networks
  • Complex Networks and Epidemics
  • Complex Networks and Mobility
  • Complex Networks in Biological Systems
  • Complex Networks in Statistical Mechanics
  • Complex Networks in Technology


  • Time Series Prediction
  • Big Data Predictive Modeling
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Risk Minimization, Analytics and Deep Machine Learning
  • High Performance Computing for Risk
  • Monte Carlo, Black Scholes, Bayesian, ARIMA, Heston and Stochastic Techniques or Analysis
  • Error Detection, Reduction and Correction for Risk
  • Innovative Methods


Francisco HerreraUniversity of Granada, Spain
Emil VassevLero - The Irish Software Research Centre, UL, Limerick, Ireland


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
Authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions (at least 30% of new content) of their work to be appreciated for publication in a Fast Track submission process of the Elsevier Applied Soft Computing (ASOC) Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Open Journal of Big Data (OJBD).
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Future Generation Computer Systems Journal .
One of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of International Journal on Multi-Sensor, Multi-Source Information Fusion (INFFUS).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 April, 2017

Paper Submission: December 15, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 14, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 31, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 27, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 17, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: February 2, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)


COMPLEXIS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: complexis.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.complexis.org/


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Victor ChangXi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Víctor Méndez MuñozMind the Byte & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Farshad FirouziIMEC/Katholieke Univ. Leuven, Germany
Dan MønsterAarhus University, Denmark


Miguel A Muñoz, Universidad de Granada, Instituto Carlos 1 de Física Teórica y Computacional, Spain
Enrique Abad, University of Extremadura, Spain
Rafik Abdesselam, Lumière University Lyon 2, France
Sebastian Ahnert, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Eleonora Alfinito, Università del Salento, Italy
Jason Alfredo Carlson Gallas, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Luis Almeida, Instituto de Telecomunicações - FEUP, Portugal
Frédéric Amblard, UT1, France
Hany Ammar, West Virginia University, United States
Marcio Argollo de Menezes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Tomaso Aste, University College London, United Kingdom
Franco Bagnoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Daniele Barettin, Unicusano - University Nicolò Cusano Rome, Italy
Mohamed Batouche, Université Constantine 2 - Abdelhamid Mehri, Algeria
Christophe Berenguer, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Gilles Bernot, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom
Jean-marie Bilbault, university of Burgundy, France
Richard Blythe, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Raffaella Burioni, Università di Parma, Italy
Shaun C. Hendy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Heriberto Cabezas, Pazmany Peter Catholic University & US Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca, Italy
Alessio Cardillo, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Jozef Cernak, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovak Republic
Guoqian Chen, Peking University, China
Richard Clegg, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Manuel Clergue, Université des Antilles, France
Carmen-Eugenia Costea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Martin Crane, Dublin City University, Ireland
Andrew Crooks, George Mason University, United States
Leon Danon, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Vincent Danos, CNRS et Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Jean-Charles Delvenne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bayram Deviren, Nevsehir University, Turkey
Francesco Di Maio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Craig Douglas, University of Wyoming, United States
Ali Ebnenasir, Michigan Technological University, United States
Jean Sire Armand Eyebe Fouda, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
Bahar Farahani, Pirouzan Group, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Harold Fellermann, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
Mario G. Cosenza, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Jianxi Gao, Northeastern University, United States
Guido Germano, University Colllege London, United Kingdom
Adrian Gligor, Petru Maior University of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Martín Gomez Ravetti, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jesus Gomez-Gardenes, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Peter Grassberger, JSC, Juelich Research Center, Germany
Jelena Grujic, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Frederic Guinand, Le Havre Normandy University, France
Dilek Günneç, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Mirsad Hadzikadic, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Davut Hanbay, inonu University, Turkey
Chris Hankin, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Fred Hasselman, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Ken Hawick, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Alejandro R. Hernandez-Montoya, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Martin Hilbert, University of California, Davis, United States
Yurij Holovatch, Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Acad. Sci. of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
Janusz Holyst, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Edward Huang, George Mason University, United States
Christopher Hudson, Salem State University, United States
Michael J. Richardson, University of Cincinnati, United States
Sabir Jacquir, Université de Bourgogne-Franche Comté, France
Hawoong Jeong, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Woo-Sung Jung, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
George Kampis, Eotvos University (Hungary), DFKI (Germany), ITMO University (Russia), Hungary
Rushed Kanawati, LIPN CNRS UMR 7030, France
Jasleen Kaur, Philips Research North America, United States
Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Thomas Kreuz, Institute of Complex Systems (CNR), Italy
Ladislav Kristoufek, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Jiri Kroc, Charles University in Prague, Biomedical Center (Pilsen), Czech Republic
Krzysztof Kulakowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belgium
Ney Lemke, Unesp, Brazil
Zoran Levnajic, Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia
Tao Li, Nankai University, China
Javier M. Buldu, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Krzysztof Malarz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Franck MARLE, CentraleSupélec, France
Jackson R. Mayo, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Matus Medo, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, University Lyon3, France
Byungjoon Min, City College of New York, United States
Marija Mitrovic Dankulov, Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Paolo Moretti, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Henk Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Jinzhong Niu, City University of New York, United States
Erich Novak, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Mizuki Oka, Tsukuba University, Japan
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany (IRISA), France
A. Murat Ozbayoglu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Massimo Panella, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Thadeu Penna, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Sergei Petrovskii, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Chiara Poletto, iPLESP, INSERM & UPMC UMR-S 1136, France
Faustino Prieto, University of Cantabria, Spain
Francisco Prieto-Castrillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Denise Pumain, University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Denise Pumain, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Martin Randles, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Grzegorz Redlarski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Roland Rieke, Fraunhofer SIT, Germany
Claudio Rocco, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Silvio Salinas, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Horacio Samaniego, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
Satu Elisa Schaeffer, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Yongtang Shi, Nankai University, China
Mohammad Shojafar, Sapienza University di Roma, Rome, Italy
Constantinos Siettos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Seung-Woo Son, Hanyang University, KOREA, Korea, Republic of
Chaoming Song, University of Miami, United States
Samir Suweis, University of Padova, Italy
Mahbubur Rahman Syed, Minnesota State University, United States
Michael Szell, Northeastern University, CCNR, United States
Bosiljka Tadic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Misako Takayasu, Advanced Data Analysis and Modeling Unit, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Guy Theraulaz, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, INAOE, Mexico
Pierrick Tranouez, University of Rouen, France
Miguel Valencia Ustárroz, Foundation for Applied Medical Research / Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Imre Varga, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Dimitri Volchenkov, Texas Tech University, United States
John Volpe, University of Victoria, Canada
Huijuan Wang, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sandro Wimberger, Parma University, Italy
Muhittin Yilmaz, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), United States
Soon-Hyung Yook, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Massimiliano Zanin, INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain
Dmitry Zinoviev, Suffolk University, United States
Ming Zuo, University of Alberta, Canada

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