<div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:14px">[Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this email]</span><br><div><br></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt">The 4<sup>th</sup> IEEE International Conference on</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt">Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS 2016)</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt">August 17-19, 2016, Beijing, China</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt">Call  For  Papers</span></b><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt"></span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"><a href="http://ccis2016.caai.cn/">http://ccis2016.caai.cn/</a><b></b></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Introduction:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Research and applications on cloud computing and intelligent systems have been extensively developed in the past years. We have witnessed numerous successes in various critical sectors of our society. As always, the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS) series provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, present their latest research work, discuss challenging issues, and share experiences primarily in the fields of cloud computing and intelligence systems. The past CCIS conferences were held in Beijing (2011), Hangzhou (2012), and Shenzhen & Hong Kong (2014), respectively. CCIS 2016, the 4th edition of this series, will be held at Beijing, August 17-19, 2016. The theme of CCIS 2016 is <b>embracing challenges of cloud computing and intelligent technology at the age of big data</b>. The conference features a comprehensive technical program, including multiple interesting and inspiring keynote speeches, frontline panel discussions, and technical paper sessions.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">The conference proceeding will be included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library (EI indexed). Authors of selected high quality papers will be invited to submit extensions to several Special Issues (tentative), including:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:31.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 1.699)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:31.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Journal of Network and Computer Applications (SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 2.229)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:31.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Nurocomputing (SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 2.083)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:31.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">China Communications (SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 0.344)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:31.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Keynote Speakers:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Prof. Schahram Dustdar (TU Wien, Austria, IEEE Fellow)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Prof. Xiang-Yang Li (The University of Science and Technology of China, China, IEEE Fellow)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Prof. Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Prof. Moncef Gabbouj (Tampere University of Technology, Finland, IEEE Fellow)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Topics:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">We solicit submissions from any topic related to <b>cloud computing</b> and<b> intelligent systems</b>, including, but not limited to the following three topical areas.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Cloud Computing Track</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Cloud infrastructure</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Cloud management and operations</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Cloud service</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Cloud security</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Multi-Cloud Collaboration</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Cloud Storage</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Intelligent Technology Track</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Machine learning</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Pattern recognition and image processing</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Knowledge representation and reasoning</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Natural language processing</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Multi-agent systems</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Intelligent control</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">System and Application Track</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"><a><span style="color:windowtext">Robotic</span></a> <a><span style="color:windowtext">system</span></a></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Internet of Things system</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Mobile cloud system</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Mobile sensing system</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:70.5pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Wingdings">Ÿ<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:'Times New Roman'">   </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Applications in smart city</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Co-sponsored by:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.55pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">IEEE Beijing Section</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.55pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence<b></b></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Patrons:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.55pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Important Dates:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Paper submission deadline:                      April 15, 2016</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Acceptance notification:               May 25, 2016</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Camera-ready submission:           July 1, 2016</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Conference date:              August 17-19, 2016</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:21pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Submission instruction:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Before submission, authors should register with the conference first. Please visit the <b>Registration</b> page of the conference website (<a href="http://ccis2016.caai.cn/">http://ccis2016.caai.cn/</a>), and then fill out the form. Authors will receive a confirmation email upon a successful registration. Afterwards, authors can sign in the system and submit papers.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Papers should be submitted electronically as Microsoft WORD files and through the online system. Standard templates for Microsoft Word formats can be found in the following link: <a href="http://ccis2016.caai.cn/dct/page/70002">http://ccis2016.caai.cn/dct/page/70002</a>.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">All submissions should be written in English with a maximum five (5) printed pages (10-point font) including references, without incurring additional page charges. One additional page is allowed with over-length charge after acceptance of the submission.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Contacts:</span></b></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12pt">Information and queries should be sent to<b> </b>email: <a href="mailto:ccis2016@163.com">ccis2016@163.com</a>.</span></p></div></div>