The 12th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT)                                                                           
Warsaw, Poland   
March 23-26, 2021

Conference Website:

Important Dates

   - Paper Submission Due: December 30, 2020 (final)
   - Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2021
   - Camera-Ready Submission: January 30, 2021

ANT 2021 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings. Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of: 

  - International Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (IF: 4.594), by Springer (
  - International Journal on Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (IF: 3.992), by Elsevier (
  - International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking (IF: 3.030) (Pending), Elsevier (
  - International Journal of Computing and Informatics (IF: 0.524), by Computing and Informatics (   

ANT 2021 will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. The metropolis stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland and its population is officially estimated at 1.770 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 3.1 million residents, which makes Warsaw the 8th most-populous capital city in the European Union. The city limits cover 516.9 square kilometres (199.6 sq mi), while the metropolitan area covers 6,100.43 square kilometres (2,355.39 sq mi). Warsaw is an alpha global city, a major international tourist destination, and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. Its historical Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

ANT 2021 will be held in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0 (EDI40,

Conference Tracks
   - Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
   - Big Data and Analytics
   - Cloud Computing
   - Context-awareness and Multimodal Interfaces
   - Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
   - Human Computer Interaction
   - Internet of Things
   - Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
   - Modelling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
   - Multimedia and Social Computing
   - Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
   - Smart, Sustainable Cities and Climate Change Management
   - Smart Environments and Applications
   - Systems Security and Privacy
   - Systems Software Engineering
   - Vehicular Networks and Applications
   - General Track

General Chairs
   Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
   Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia 

Program Chairs
   Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada 
   Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB – Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chair
   Nuno Varandas, F6S (Where Founders Grow Together), Portugal

Workshops Chair
   Stephane Galland, UTBM, France Program 

Vice Chairs
   Omar Alam, Trent University, Canada
   Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, UK
   Azedine Boulmakoul, Hassan II University, Morocco
   Samia Bouzefrane, CEDRIC Lab Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
   Stefano Cresci, National Research Council, Italy
   Robertas Damasevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
   Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
   Silvana Di Sabatino, University of Bologna, Italy 
   Elsayed Mohamed Abdelkareem Elalfy, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia 
   Jason Jaskolka, Carleton University, Canada
   Faouzi Kammoun, Ecole Supérieure Privée d'Ingénierie et de Technologies, Tunis
   Bouabdellah Kechar, Oran 1 Ahmed BenBella University, Algeria
   Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria
   Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
   Vuk Marojevic, Mississippi State University, USA
   Ahmed Nait Sidi Moh, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
   Aneta Poniszewska-Marańda, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
   Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden 
   Miguel Sepulcre, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
   Khaled Shaaban, University of Central Florida, USA
   Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden 

Publicity Chairs
   Hana Gharrad, Hasselt University, Belgium 
   Sony Guntuka, Acadia University, Canada
   Aneta Poniszewska-Marańda, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
   Josep-Maria Salanova, CERTH, Greece 

International Journals Chair
   Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA
   Michael Sheng, Macquarie University, Australia  

Advisory Committee
   Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
   Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
   Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
   Ibad Kureshi, Inlecomm Systems, Belgium
   Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
   Peter Sloot, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
   Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
   Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia

International Liaison Chairs
   Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
   Paul Davidsson, Malmo University, Sweden
   David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Technical Program Committee

Steering Committee Chair and Founder of ANT
   Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada