Dear Colleagues, we are very happy to welcome new contributions for the next INFOCOMP events, coming to BARCELONA, Spain, in 2018! Thank you so much for the excellent contributions and for the support from all participants, speakers, panelists, committees, peer reviewers, and all the other contributors and volunteers! Your contributions and support have made the INFOCOMP conferences a successful and most lively event over the past years! Please consider to contribute to The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (INFOCOMP 2018) and events and/or forward to your colleagues and to the appropriate groups. http://www.user.uni-hannover.de/cpr/x/rwerkr/en/#2018INFOCOMP INFOCOMP 2018 continues a successful series of events dedicated to advanced communications and computing aspects, covering academic and industrial achievements and visions. We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals. Tracks feature trends and advances, application scenarios, state of the art, and outreach developments of advanced scientific computing, supercomputing, HPC, and communication from present to future architectures, integrated systems, beyond cloud, and reaching exaflop: large scale and fast computation, networks/systems communications, measurement, control and management, advanced applications from geosciences, scientific data processing, natural sciences, archaeology, planetology, spatial and environmental sciences, geoprocessing, integrated information and computing systems, intelligent systems, mobility, legal informatics, database applications, as well as tracks on evaluation context, biometry, security, access technologies, algorithms, and applications. In 2018 INFOCOMP again also hosts The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization (MODOPT 2018). The conference aims on bringing together world's leading international experts, researchers, computational scientists, developers, system managers, users, doctoral students, and industry and business affiliates for sharing experiences, publishing and presenting new research results and discussing recent developments, challenges, and future advancements and collaboration in exciting keynotes, expert panels, workshops, special sessions, and tutorials. In this context, in addition to the Call for Papers please also note the chance for proposals on TUTORIALS, PANELS, WORKSHOPS, AND SYMPOSIA. Wish you all the best with your research and beyond! Looking forward to your contributions and hopefully seeing you in Barcelona! Kind regards, Dr. Claus-Peter Rueckemann INFOCOMP General Chair and Chair of the Steering Committee INVITATION: ============== Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to: *INFOCOMP 2018*, The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, The submission deadline is *March 5, 2018*. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions for a journal. ============== === CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS === INFOCOMP 2018, The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation and MODOPT 2018 The International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization For General Page, Call for Papers and topics, submission, committees, and program for INFOCOMP please see: http://www.user.uni-hannover.de/cpr/x/rwerkr/en/#2018INFOCOMP Event schedule: July 22 - 26, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain Contributions: - regular papers [in proceedings and digital library] - short papers (work in progress) [in proceedings and digital library] - ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library] - extended abstracts: two pages [in proceedings and digital library] - posters: two pages [in proceedings and digital library] - posters: slide only [slide-decks will be posted] - presentations: slide only [slide-decks will be posted] - demos: two pages - doctoral forum submissions: [in proceedings and digital library] Submission deadline: March 5, 2018 The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas. All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.