CCCT 2017 is an International Conference organized with the purpose of bringing together researchers, developers, practitioners, consultants, professionals, and users of Computer, Communications and Control Technologies. A basic aim the Organizing Committee is to foster disciplinary presentation and inter-disciplinary communication. The later require disciplinary representative and the former might be enriched by the potential generation of analogical thinking via inter-disciplinary communication; which, in turn, might generate interdisciplinary cross-fertilization that may result in new hypothesis formulation, new ideas, and, in general, the creativity required in scientific advancement, new engineering designs, and technological innovations.
CCCT 2017 Organizing Committee invite authors to submit their original and unpublished works, innovations, ideas based on analogical thinking, problems that require solutions, practice-based reflection/position papers, case studies, etc., in the fields of computer, communication and control, as well as in the relationships between two of these areas or among the three of them.
The Organizing Committee of CCCT is conceiving the event with a systemic-cybernetic
perspective, i.e. it is fostering to focus on the relationships
among the parts, and not just on the parts, i.e. to include in the conference
program inter-disciplinary presentations and communications and not
just on disciplinary presentations. Reciprocal relationships (figure
1) are also emphasized because they allow the emergence of cybernetic
loops. This means that 1) co-regulative or co-corrective loops (via
negative feedback and feedforward) as well as 2) co-amplificatory and
co-supporting loops (via positive feedback) might emerge and, synergies
might be generated.
The Organizing Committee is also encouraging the reciprocal applications between CCCT and other disciplinary and professional areas (figure 2).
Main Themes of the CCCT 2017
According to two purposes schematized in the above two figures, the main themes of the conference are the following:
- Computing and Information Systems and technologies
- Communication Systems, Technologies and Applications
- Control systems, Technologies and Applications.
- Hybrid Systems, dual technologies, Cross-Fertilizing Research and Analogical Thinking:
d.1. Communications and Control
d.2. Computing and Communications
d.3. Computing and Control
d.4. Computing, Communication, and Control
- Applications of CCCT in other areas
- Applications of other areas in CCCT
- Hybrid Applications
Articles might be submitted via web page Papers Submission option, as abstracts (200-600 words), extended abstracts (400-2000 words) or as draft papers (2000-5000 words). Reviews will be done for the three kinds of submissions, according to our two-tier reviewing methodology briefly described at http://www.iiis2017.org/imeti/Website/Peer-ReviewMethodology.asp?vc=35. Please read at leat the “Note to authors” of this brief article.
Invited Sessions proposals can be done filling the form given in the web page
Invited Session/Invited Session Organizers option. More information about Invited Sessions Organization could be found at the web page Invited Session/How to Organize an Invited Session option.
Invited papers will not be necessarily be reviewed by the two-tier revising methodology of the Organizing committee, but by the methodology that the respective organizer feel more adequate to the specific discipline of his/her topic. Invited sessions organizers are invited to review and/or appoint the reviewers of the article submitted directly to him/her as consequence of the specific promotion he/she make to his/her specific session(s).
Organizational, Reviewing, and Selection of Best Papers Policies
Technical Keynote Speakers
Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors' CV and the paper's topic.
Virtual Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions
Face-to-face sessions of all events will have associated virtual pre- and post-conference sessions where registered participants can comment each paper in a forum associated to it. Registered participant at any event will have a password to access any virtual session of any collocated event.
All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three
reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2)
non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. Final acceptance depends
of the three kinds of reviews but a paper should be recommended by its
non-anonymous reviewers (non-blind reviewing) AND anonymous reviewers
(double-blind reviewing) in order to be accepted for presentation at
the conference and to be included in the respective conference proceedings.
A recommendation to accept made by non-anonymous reviewers is a necessary condition, but it is not a sufficient one. A submission, to
be accepted, should also have a majority of its anonymous reviewers
recommending its acceptance. This double necessary conditions generate
a more reliable and rigorous reviewing than those reviewing methods
based on just one of the indicated methods, or just on the traditional
double-blind reviewing. More details regarding this issue can be found
The three kinds of reviews mentioned above will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in the JSCI Journal. Details regarding the Acceptance Policy can be found at http://www.iiis.org/iiis/AcceptancePolicy.asp.
Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.
Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.
Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.
Invited Sessions Organizers
Registration fees of an effective invited session organizers will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. To propose the organization of an Invited Session, please go to the menu option “Invited Sessions” and then to the menu sub-option “Invited Sessions Organizers.”
Authors of the best 25%-30% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
One best paper of each session included in the program will be selected by the respective session’s co-chairs after consulting with the session’s audience. Invited Sessions organizers will select the best paper of the session they organized. If there is a tie in a given session, the paper that will be selected as the best session’s paper will be the one which have had the highest quantitative evaluations average according to its double-blind and non-blind reviews.
The selection process of the best 25%-30%, to be also published in the Journal, will be based on the sessions' best papers and the quantitative evaluation average made by its anonymous and non-anonymous reviewers. The later will be applied to papers which acceptance was based on reviews made to draft papers. Reviews of abstracts and extended abstracts will not be valid for selecting best papers according to the quantitative evaluation of the respective submissions.