DiCES-N 2019 is supported by the "PHC Utique" program of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of higher education, research and innovation and the Tunisian Ministry of higher education and scientific research in the CMCU project number 17G1417, DERCAVIe.

Aims and Scope

Nowadays, the global vision is the progressive migration towards smart cities in order to enhance the citizen life and to encounter many problems induced by population growth and increased urbanization, such as traffic congestion, air pollution, etc. These smart environments can be viewed as interconnection of wide-scale cyber-physical systems, with sensors monitoring cyber and physical indicators to collect diverse information from the surrounding environment and with actuators dynamically changing the complex urban environment in some way. Through such systems, many innovative applications can be proposed in several fields of activity, such as smart living, smart mobility, smart economy, smart environment and smart governance. As human factor is involved in many applications, verifying and proving the validity and correctness of protocols and applications are crucial steps before deployment, in addition to ensuring other paradigms such as scalability, energy saving, resource constraints, etc. In this context, several methods and approaches of Distributed Computing are exploited in software and hardware to propose new approaches able to support and analyse the huge amount of collected information and to deal with the control of these emerging networks.

The workshop aims to be a majorforum for researchers and practitioners, interested in the design, development and evaluation of distributed systems, platforms and architectures for Cyber Physical Systems in the context of smart cities. Highlights of the workshop will include a high quality single-track technical program and an invited speaker.

Main Topics of interest

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contributions inall aspects of Distributed Computing applied to CPS and to real cases in the context of emerging networks. Topical areas of interest are, but not limited to, the following:

  • Self-organization, self-stabilization, self-healing and autonomic computing for CPS
  • Distributed algorithms for emergent wireless networks
  • Communication and networking distributed protocols for emergent wireless networks
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
  • Machine intelligence in Cyber Physical Systems and real time analytics
  • Optimization, approximation methods for Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
  • Security and privacy of distributed systems in the context of CPS
  • Modelling and performance evaluation
  • Performance analysis : complexity, correctness, scalability
  • Robustness, fault-tolerance, scalability and real-time in the context of CPS
  • Verification and validation of algorithms and applications in the context of CPS

Paper Submission: July 31, 2019
August 26, 2019 (Firm deadline)
Author Notification: September 22, 2019
Camera-ready Copy Submission: October 12, 2019
Author Registration: October 14, 2019

The DiCES-N 2019 proceeding will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series CCIS (http://www.springer.com/series/7899).

Indexing: The books of this series are indexed in Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago.

A selection of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a Special Issue in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience journal (Impact factor:1.167)

Workshop Committees

General co-chairs

Imen Jemili, Dr.
University of Carthage, Tunisia

Mohamed Mosbah, Pr.
Bordeaux INP, France

TPC co-chairs

Sabra Mabrouk, Dr.
University of Carthage, Tunisia

Emna Ben Salem, Dr.
University of Carthage, Tunisia

Akka Zemmari, Dr. (HDR)
Bordeaux INP, France

Publicity co-chairs

Soumaya Dahi, Dr.
University of Carthage, Tunisia

Rim Negra, PhD student
University of Manouba, Tunisia

Program Committee

Ihsan Ali, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Raoudha Beltaifa, University of Manouba, Tunisia
Anis Ben Aicha, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Ahmed EL Oualkadi, National school of applied sciences of Tangier, Morocco
Mohammed Erradi, ENSIAS, Morocco
Parvez Faruki, Computer Engineering Department, MNIT Jaipur, India
Tahani Gazdar, University of Jeddah, KSA
Francine krief, Bordeaux-INP, France
Muhammad Ilyas, University of Malakand, Pakistan
Abderrahmen Mtibaa, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Rosaura Palma Orozco, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Slim Rekhis, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Eiad Yafi, University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished contributions for this workshop. Submissions must not be currently under consideration somewhere else.
Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for latex or for Word, for the preparation of their papers (Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf). Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
All paper submissions will be handled through the Easy Chair conference management system. If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking "create an account" link. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.

Camera Ready Submissions

The accepted papers for publication must have between 12 and 20 pages.
Your contribution may be prepared in LaTeX or Microsoft Word. Technical Instructions for working with Springer’s style files and templates are provided in separate documents which can be found here.

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A prefilled copyright form is available here. One author may sign on behalf of all of the other authors of a particular paper, providing permission has been given to do so. In this case, the author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Digital signatures are not acceptable.
You should submit your paper and the signed and completed copyright form using your EasyChair proceedings author role for DiCES-N19


All required information for author registration is available Here .
At least one author of each selected paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper.
Please send a proof of the registration payment to Mr. Hatem Hajj Kacem: hatem.hadjkacem@fsegs.usf.tn


(Final program)

October 30th, 2019

8:00 Registration
08:45 Opening
09:00 Session 1 : Intelligent Transportation Systems

Ahmed Derbel and Younes Boujelbene
A systematic literature review of studies on road congestion modelling.

Chahrazed Ksouri, Imen Jemili, Mohamed Mosbah and Abdelfettah Belghith
VANETs Routing Protocols Classifications, Optimization Methods and New Trends.

Ameni Chetouane, Sabra Mabrouk, Imen Jemili and Mohamed Mosbah
A comparative study of vehicle detection methods in a video sequence.

10:30 Break
11:00 Session 2 : Distributed Computing for Networking and Communication

Amal Kammoun, Nabil Tabbane, Gladys Diaz, Nadjib Achir and Abdulhalim Dandoush
Inter-Slice Mobility Management in the Context of SDN/NFV Networks.

Emna Taktak, Mohamed Tounsi and Ahmed Hadj Kacem
Energy efficient Handshake algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks.

Barkahoum Kada and Hamoudi Kalla
An Efficient Fault-Tolerant Scheduling Approach With Energy Minimization For Hard Real-Time Embedded Systems.

Ayman Massaoudi, Noura Sellami and Mohamed Siala
On a New Quantization Algorithm for Secondary User Scheduling in 5G Network.

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session 3 : Artificial Intelligence Applied to Cyber Physical Systems

Ahmed Derbel and Younes Boujelbene
Using dynamic Bayesian networks to solve road traffic congestion in the Sfax city.

Ashish Rauniyar Rauniyar, Jeevan Kunwar, Anis Yazidi, Hårek Haugerud and Paal Engelstad
Energy Efficient Target Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Adaptive Learning.

Akka Zemmari (invited speaker)
Machine Learning Approach Against Personal Data Leaks..
16:00 Break


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