17th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'21)


The International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE) is in its seventeenth year and is now recognized as a major annual venue in the area. IE, that has been hosted all around the world, offers a truly international forum and welcomes contributions from all technically active regions of the planet. Intelligent environments refer to physical spaces in which information and communication technologies and sensing technologies are woven in order to create interacting spaces enhancing occupants' experience. The ultimate objective of such environments is to enrich users'activities, but also to allow users to manage them and be aware of their capabilities.

The 17th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE2021) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Middlesex University Dubai.

Conference Program. IE is a multidisciplinary event welcoming contribution from a diversity of relevant areas including sensing, networking, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, software engineering, context-awareness, Internet-of-Things, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, etc. The event will include regular full/short papers, including a Doctoral Colloquium, a Posters Session and Demos & Videos Session. Special Sessions will focus on specific topics.

Keynote Speakers. The conference will include keynote lectures the following distinguished speakers:

* Edward A. Lee, Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
* Bharathan Balaji, Research Scientist at Amazon 
* Aiham Alakhras, Vice President at Gartner

Publications.  All full and short papers accepted in the main conference will be published in the IEEE Digital library. All papers accepted in the workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series of IOS Press and electronically available through ACM Digital Library. Both proceedings will be ISI indexed. 

Workshops Program. The following workshops will complement the main conference program:

* 10th International Workshop on the Reliability of Intelligent Environments (WORIE'21)
* 2nd International Workshop on Open and Crowdsourced Location Data (ISOCLoD'21) 
* 11th International Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-being (WISHWell'21)
* 2nd International Workshop on Social Media Analysis for Intelligent Environment (SMAIE'21)
* 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Environments and Buildings (IEB'21)
* 5th International Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Agriculture Production and Environment Protection (ISAPEP'21)
* 6th Symposium on Future Intelligent Educational Environments and Learning (SOFIEE'21) 
* 7th International Workshop on Smart Offices and Other Workplaces (SOOW'21)
* 5th International Workshop on Legal Issues in Intelligent Environments (LIEI'21)

Tutorials Programme. The following tutorials will be proposed by well-known colleagues on current relevant topics:

* IoT and Home Building Automation Technology by Ammar Ali Moazzam, The Assembly
* Considering Emotional Requirements in Intelligent Systems by Sofia Ouhbi, United Arab Emirates University
* Predictive Digital Twin Opportunities in Heritage Management Noha Saleeb, Middlesex University, UK
* Microservices and Pervasive Computing by Noura Faci, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
* IoT-based Digital Twins Composition and Planning for Smart Factories by Francesco Leotta, Andrea Marrella and Massimo Mecella, Sapienza Universita' di Roma

Special Sessions. The following special sessions proposed by members from our scientific community have been accepted:

* Vehicular communications & ITS, by Carlos T. Calafate (UPV, Spain) & Francisco J. Martinez (UNIZAR, Spain)
* Intelligent Healthcare Environment, by Nazar Zaki (UAEU, UAE), Farkhund Iqbal (Zayed University)
* Deep Learning Applications, by Olarik Surinta, Mahasarakham University, Thailand; Kevin Kam Fung Yuen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR; Jeng-Shiou Leu National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; and Sanya KhruahongNaresuan University, Thailand

Journal Special Issues: As in previous years, a selection of papers will be invited to submit extended versions to indexed journals.

Industrial Forum. This will be a networking event and an opportunity for the business sector to showcase their innovation.

Important Dates:

   Conference paper submission:      18 December 2020
   Communication of results:         20 February 2021
   Camera ready                      30 March 2021
   Workshops paper submission        1 March 2020
   Workshops com. of results:        5 April 2021
   Workshops camera ready            15 April 2021