Welcome Message from the NSS-ICA3PP-CIT2017 General Chairs
Welcome to the Joint Conference of
· 17th IEEE InternationalConference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT2017) sponsored by IEEE,IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing(TCSC),
· 17th International Conference on Algorithms andArchitectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2017)
· 11th International Conference on Networkand System Security (NSS-2017)
held during August 21-23, 2017, in Helsinki, Finland.On behalf of the Organizing Committees of CIT2017, ICA3PP and NSS we would liketo express our sincere and warm welcome to all participants!
The joint conferences arehostedby Aalto University and co-hosted by the following university, institutes andorganizations. They are Xidian University, ISN - State Key Laboratory ofIntegrated Services Networks of Xidian University, Federation of FinnishLearned Societies, TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, 111 -National 111 Project on Mobile Internet Security (Xidian University). We wouldlike to express our sincere thanks to the above hosts and foundations for theirgreat support. Special thanks go to Nokia for the Gold Patron support of theconference.
IEEE CIT2017 conference is the 17th edition of thehighly successful International Conference on Computer and InformationTechnology (CIT) previously held as CIT2016 (Fiji, December 2016), CIT2015(Liverpool, UK, October, 2015), CIT2014 (Xi’an, China, September 2014), CIT2013(Sydney, Australia, December 2013), CIT2012 (Chengdu, China, October 2012),CIT2011 (Pafos, Cyprus, August 2011), CIT2010 (Bradford, UK, June 2010),CIT2009 (Xiamen, China, October 2009), CIT2008 (Sydney, Australia, July 2008),CIT2007 (Fukushima, Japan, October 2007), CIT2006 (Seoul, Korea, September2006), CIT2005 (Shanghai, China, September 2005), CIT2004 (Wuhan, China,September 2004), CIT2002 (Fukusima, Japan, September 2002), CIT2001 (Shanghai,China, September 2001), and CIT2000 (Fukusima, Japan, November 2000). Itprovides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, andgovernment to address the resulting profound challenges and to present anddiscuss their new ideas, research results, applications and experiences on allaspects of computer and information technology.
ICA3PP 2017is the 17th in this series of conferences started in 1995 that are devoted toalgorithms and architectures for parallel processing. ICA3PP is now recognizedas the main regular event of the world that is covering the many dimensions ofparallel algorithms and architectures, encompassing fundamental theoreticalapproaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components andsystems. As applications of computing systems have permeated in every aspect ofdaily life, the power of computing system has become increasingly critical.This conference provides a forum for academics and practitioners from countriesaround the world to exchange ideas for improving the efficiency, performance,reliability, security and interoperability of computing systems andapplications.ICA3PP 2017 was the next event in a series of highly successfulinternational conferences on algorithms and architectures for parallelprocessing, previously held as ICA3PP 2016 (Granada, Spain, December 2016),ICA3PP 2015 (Zhangjiajie, China, November 2015), ICA3PP 2014 (Dalian, China,August 2014), ICA3PP 2013 (Vietrisul Mare, Italy, December 2013), ICA3PP 2012(Fukuoka, Japan, September 2012), ICA3PP 2011 (Melbourne, Australia, October2011), ICA3PP 2010 (Busan, Korea, May 2010), ICA3PP 2009 (Taipei, Taiwan, June2009), ICA3PP 2008 (Cyprus, June 2008), ICA3PP 2007 (Hangzhou, China, June2007), ICA3PP 2005 (Melbourne, Australia, October 2005), ICA3PP 2002 (Beijing,China, October 2002), ICA3PP 2000 (Hong Kong, China, December 2000), ICA3PP1997 (Melbourne, Australia, December 1997), ICA3PP 1996 (Singapore, June 1996),and ICA3PP 1995 (Brisbane, Australia, April 1995).
The NSSconference series is an established forum that brings together researchers andpractitioners to provide a confluence of network and system securitytechnologies, including all theoretical and practical aspects. In previousyears, NSS took place in Taipei (2016), New York City, USA (2015), Xi'an, China(2014), Madrid, Spain (2013), Wu Yi Shan, China (2012), Milan, Italy (2011),Melbourne, Australia; (2010), Gold Coast, Australia (2009), Shanghai, China(2008), and Dalian, China (2007).
Besides the three main conferences the jointconference has a total of 10 Workshops, 8 keynote speeches by prominentscientists, two tutorials and a Panel discussion. Having reviewedthe submitted papers on thebasis of their significance, novelty,technical quality, presentation, and practical impact, the Program Committeesaccepteda total of 180 papersto the technical sessions and workshops for presentation. The acceptance rateto the main conferences was from 28% to 29%. The papers cover topicsranging from security, privacy, big data, mobile networks and communication, 5thGeneration mobile systems, algorithms and architectures for parallel processingand other topics in computer and information technology. The Proceedings ofIEEE CIT will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Publishing Services(CPS). The Proceedings of ICA3PP and NSS will be published in the Lecture Notesin Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer.
Two of the workshops, namelyIEEE International Workshop on Secure and Resource-Efficient EdgeComputing 2017(SecureEdge 2017) andThe IEEE International Symposium on Recent Advances of Computer andInformation Technologies(RACIT 2017) are inconjunction with IEEE CIT 2017.
Four of theworkshops are in conjunction with ICA3PP 2017: the 4th International Workshopon Data, Text, Web, and Social Network Mining (DTWSM 2017), the 5thInternational Workshop on Parallelism in Bioinformatics (PBio 2017), the FirstInternational Workshop on Distributed Autonomous Computing in Smart City (DACSC2017), and the 2nd International Workshop on Ultrascale Computing for EarlyResearchers(UCER 2017).
Also, four ofthe workshops are in conjunctions with the NSS 2017: the 3rd InternationalWorkshop on 5G Security and Machine Learning(IW5GS-2017), the InternationalWorkshop on Security Measurements of Cyber Networks (SMCN-2017), theInternational workshop on Security in Big Data (SECBD-2017), and the 2ndInternational Workshop on Security of the Internet of Everything (SecIoE-2017).
First of all, we would like to sincerely thank Prof.Daming Wei (University of Aizu and Tohoku University, Japan) and Prof. LaurenceT. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), the Steering Committee Chairsof CIT, for giving us the opportunity to organize the conference and for theirsupport and guidance. We thank the honorary chairs Mohammed Atiquzzaman,University of Oklahoma, USA and Qinghua Zheng, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Chinaand Prof. XinboGao, Xidian University, China for their kind support on theconference organization.We thank the Honorary ChairProf. Hui Li, Xidian University, China for his kind support on the NSS 2017conference organization.We wouldlike express our appreciation to Prof. Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, USA), Prof.Francisco Herrera (University of Granada, Spain), Dr. Anand Prasad (NECCorporation, Japan), Prof. Yang Xiang (Deakin University, Australia), Prof.Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), CEO and Inventor ofSSH,. TatuYlönen (SSH Communications Security, USA) and Vice President ofResearch and Technology, Lauri Oksanen of Nokia BellLabsfor accepting ourinvitation to be the keynote speakers.
We would like to give our warm thanks to the CIT ProgramChairs Prof. Yulei Wu (University of Exeter, UK), Prof. Hao Wang (NorwegianUniversity of Science and Technology, Norway), Prof. Kai Zeng (George MasonUniversity, USA), Mika Ylianttila (University of Oulu, Finland) for theirexcellent work and great efforts in organizing an outstanding program committee,conducting a rigorous reviewing process and selecting high quality papers froma large number of submissions, and for preparing an excellent conferenceprogram. We give our warm thanks to ICA3PP Program Chairs, Dr. ShadiIbrahim, Prof. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, and Prof. Florin Pop, for theirgeneroussupport and leadership to ensure the success of the conference.
We would liketo emphasize our gratitude to the NSS 2017 General Chairs, Prof. RaimoKantola,Prof. ValtteriNiemi and Prof. Athanasios V. Vasilakos, for their generoussupportand leadership to ensure the success of the conference. We deeply appreciateMiss Wenxiu Ding’s assistance on NSS conference organization. Thanks also goto: Panel Chair, Yan Zhang; Publicity Chair, Dr Li Yang; Steering Committee, Prof.Elisa Bertino, Prof. Robert H. Deng, Prof. Dieter Gollmann, Prof. Xinyi Huang,Prof. Kui Ren, Prof. Ravi Sandhu, Prof. Yang Xiang, Prof. Wanlei Zhou; WebChairs, Mr.Mingjun Wang and Mr.Mohsin Muhammad.
We would like to emphasize our gratitude to theGeneral Chairs, Prof. Zheng Yan, Prof. WitoldPedrycz, and Prof. Geoffrey Fox;and the. We deeply appreciate Miss Wenxiu Ding’s assistance on conferenceorganization. Thanks also go to: Panel Chair, Yan Zhang; Publicity Chair, Prof.RaimoKantola; Steering Committee, Prof. Yang Xiang, Prof. WeijiaJia, Prof. YiPan, Prof. Laurence T. Yang, and Prof. Wanlei Zhou.
We are grateful to the Workshop/Symposium Chairs Prof.Jun Liu (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China), Dr. Peng Zhang (Zalando, Finland)and Panel chair Prof. Yan Zhang (University of Oslo, Norway) as well as otherchairs, steering members, and PC members for their great supports. We wouldlike to thank all reviewers for their hard work, for providing constructivefeedback to authors and enabling an excellent selection of the papers.
Most importantly, our great appreciation to allauthors, for submitting their high-quality papers to CIT2017, to ICA3PP 2017,to NSS 2017 main conferences and their workshop/symposium. Last but not least,we would like to greatly thank the NSS-ICA3PP-NSS local organization team ledby Prof. RaimoKantola (Aalto University, Finland), the local and financialchair of CIT2014, for the local arrangement of the conference and Mr. MingjunWang (Xidian University, China) and Mr. Mohsin Muhammad (Aalto University,Finland) for conference web management.
We thank all of you for participating in the jointconference. We sincerely hope NSS-ICA3PP-CIT2017 can stimulate your innovationand future research and play as a platform for your professional activities.
Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China
RaimoKantola, Aalto University, Finland
MoncefGabbouj, Tampere University of Technology,Finland
WitoldPedrycz, Alberta Unviersity, Canada
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Lulea University ofTechnology, Sweden
General Chairs CIT 2017, ICA3PP, NSS