IEEE FRUCT 2018 : 23nd Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT

FRUCT is a large Pan-European cooperation network that promotes open innovations of academia and industry. FRUCT conference is a high-quality scientific event for meeting academia and business people and setting projects. The average conference is attended by 120+ participants representing over 30 member organizations and guests from other organizations. Participants comes from Italy, Finland, Russia, UK, Denmark, India, Brazil and other countries and industry is primary represented by Dell EMC, Nokia, MariaDB, Intel, Jolla, Open Mobile Platform, etc. 
The conference attracts most active and talented students to present their R&D projects, meet people alike, create new teams, and find employers and investors. The conference invites the world-class academic and industrial experts to lecture on the hottest topics. Traditionally the program consists of FRUCT work groups meetings and intensive (half or full day) technology trainings scheduled for Tu. The main conference program is for Wed-Fri. It includes regular sessions as well as thematic workshops. For example, FRUCT23 will host a workshop on IoT in Agriculture and Water Distribution. 
We welcome everybody to submit papers and take part in the conference, share your research and join the FRUCT Association. Thanks to sponsors we traditionally have low registration fee and various discounts can be applied. For further details refer to http://www.fruct.org/cfp and the registration is open at http://www.fruct.org/registration. 

The list of conference topics: 
- e-Health, Wellbeing and Bioinformatics 
- Internet of Things and enabling technologies 
- IoT based Water Distribution Management 
- IoT and CPS solutions for societal challenges 
- Smart Spaces, Linked Data and Semantic Web 
- Big Data and Data Mining, Data Storage and Management 
- Knowledge and Data Managements Systems 
- Location Based Services: Navigation, Logistics, e-Tourism 
- Context Awareness and Proactive Services 
- Sensor Design, Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking 
- Natural Language Processing, Speech Technologies 
- Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Systems 
- Open Source Mobile OS: Architectures and Applications 
- Software Design, Innovative Applications 
- Smart Systems and Embedded Networks 
- Security and Privacy: Applications and Coding Theory 
- Next Generation Networks, Emerging Wireless Technologies, 5G 
- Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing 
- Crowdsourcing and Collective Intelligence 
- Intelligence, Social Mining and Web 

Fees: 
RG-02: 150 EUR - Registration before October 12, 2018 for IEEE members and representatives of FRUCT universities 
RG-03: 250 EUR - Early bird full registration, before October 12, 2018 
RG-04: 250 EUR - Late registration for IEEE members and representatives of FRUCT member universities 
RG-05: 350 EUR - Late full registration 

Submissions: 
You can select one of the following 3 types of submissions: 
- Full papers (min 6 full pages and up to 12 pages), deadline September 14, 2018; 
- Short papers (min 200 words, max 5 pages), deadline September 14, 2018; 
- Poster or demo summary (min 200 words, max 5 pages), by October 29, 2018. 

All papers get blind peer review by the Technical Committee. The acceptance rate is 43%. We use IEEE paper template and Full Paper submissions shall have at least 6 full pages. 

Full papers to be published in FRUCT proceedings (ISSN 2305-7254), included to IEEE Xplore and indexed by Scopus, ACM and DBLP. FRUCT series is included to Scimago Journal Rank (SJR, http://scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=21100305223&tip=sid) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ, https://doaj.org/toc/2343-0737). 

FRUCT is recognized as high quality scientific events by many national ratings, including, Norwegian, Danish (BFI ID 8782540), etc. 

Selected papers are recommended for CPCI indexing (Web of Science). Moreover, selected papers get invitation to submit an extended version of the paper for publication to the International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (indexed by Scopus). 

Venue: 
The conference will be held in the center of North Italy, in the city of Bologna. It gives you a great opportunity to combine great academic event with cultural visits. This place has 3 thousands years of history. It is among the most beautiful and most interesting places with good connection (within couple of hours) to all other top points of attraction including Florance, Pisa, Venice, Milano, Genova, San Marino, Rome, etc. Bologna is the first Italian city in terms of its economic growth rate. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Bologna that was established in 1088 and is the oldest university in continuous operation. Looking forward to see you in Bologna! 

Submit your paper today at www.fruct.org/submit