CITS 2021: The 2021 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems

November 11-13, 2021, Istanbul, Turkey (Virtual conference)

About the Conference 🔗

The 2021 International Conference on Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems, CITS 2021, is an international forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of Computer, Information, and Telecommunication Systems, CITS.

The conference will feature tutorials, technical paper presentations, and distinguished keynote speeches. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore digital library covered by Scopus and EI Compendex as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Extended versions of selected accepted papers from the conference will be published in special issue(s)/Section(s) of International Journal of Communication Systems (SCI indexed) and Security and Privacy Journal (Wiley).

Technical co-sponsor

IEEE logo ComSoc logo

Important Dates

  • Invited sessions, workshops, tutorials proposals:
  • Paper submission:
  • Author notification:
  • Camera-ready paper submission:

You can download a one-page Call For Papers (CFP).

Final Paper Submission

Please, follow instructions given in the detailed final paper preparation and submission instructions (also in PDF format) available for authors.

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 5 printed pages (10-point font, A4 size paper) including figures. For your submission you can use the standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at: (Remember: A4 size)

The copyright transfer will be done by means of IEEE eCF. Please, follow instructions given in the detailed final paper preparation and submission instructions available for authors.

Conference Registration

CITS 2021 Conference Registration

These are the available registration options. Authors can only register on-line with two payment options: credit card and bank wire (through EDAS). Registrations cover: Access to all technical sessions and keynote speeches, e-program and e-proceedings online.

Please read CANCELLATION POLICY first before you pay for the registration.

Registrations IEEE Member2Non-member2
Author Registration (for Student or Non-Student until November 2, 20211) €380€460
No-paper Early Registration (until November 2, 20211) €380€460
Late (from November 2, 20211)/On Site Registration €480€560
No-paper Student Registration €250€250
Extra Page Charge (for each page beyond 5 pages/paper) €60€60
Extra Banquet Ticket €65€65


All attendees at CITS 2021 should make the registration. To be published in the CITS 2021 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the FULL (member or non-member) registration rate.

One FULL REGISTRATION allows the author to upload ONE paper (up to 5 pages) and the Non-refundable registration fees must be paid by November 2, 2021.


  • For Author Refunds: Authors who have registered their accepted paper are not eligible for refund if decided to withdraw their paper.
  • For Non-authors, from November 2 2021 onwards, there will be No Refund for cancellation.

1 Until/from 12am (midnight) EST

2 IEEE members must keep updated their society memberships in EDAS.

How to register for CITS 2021

  1. Go to the CITS 2021 Registration at EDAS (sign in or, if you do not have an EDAS account, sign up)
    • Members of IEEE must keep updated their society membership in EDAS (check the "update your society memberships" link) in order to register with reduced charges
    • Please specify your dietary constraints or special needs in "My Profile"
  2. Click "Icon" of Payment by Credit Cards or Bank Wire
  3. Enter necessary card details as well as VAT numbers or other details for your invoice; then click the button of "PAY"
    • For Bank Wire, it takes a while for the EDAS system to update your payment status (Important Reminder: please pay "All Bank's Charges If Any are To Be Born" by yourself!)
  4. Any problem occurs in EDAS, please Click "Request help" (on the bottom line of the page) and EDAS staff will reply to you ASAP.

Organizing Committee 🔗

General Chairs

  1. Mohammad S. Obaidat,
    Univ. of Sharjah, UAE
  2. Semih Bilgen,
    Okan Univ., Turkey

Executive General Chair

  1. Kuei-Fang (Leila) Hsiao,
    Univ. of Sharjah, UAE

Senior Program Chair

  1. Petros Nicopolitidis,
    Aristotle Univ., Greece

Program Chairs

  1. Sema Oktuğ,
    Istanbul Technical Univ., Turkey
  2. Zhaolong Ning,
    Dalian Univ. of Technology, China
  3. Sudeep Tanwar,
    Nirma Univ., India
  4. Sophia Petridou,
    Univ. of Macedonia, Greece

Tutorials and Special Sessions Chair

  1. Tevfik Akgün,
    Okan Univ, Turkey

Local Arrangement Chair

  1. Semih Bilgen,
    Okan Univ, Turkey

Registration Chair

  1. Kuei-Fang (Leila) Hsiao,
    Univ. of Sharjah, UAE

Publication Chair

  1. Yu Guo,
    Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Publicity Chairs

  1. Didem Kıvanç Türeli,
    Okan Univ., Turkey
  2. Mehmet Serdar Ufuk Türeli,
    Yildiz Technical Univ., Turkey
  3. Yuyu Yin,
    Hangzhou Dianzi Univ., China
  4. Pedro Cardenas Canto,
    Durham Univ., UK
  5. Woosung Jung,
    Seoul National Univ. of Education, South Korea
  6. Lei Shu,
    Nanjing Agricultural Univ., China
  7. Moi Hoon Yap,
    Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK
  8. Seungmin (Charlie) Rho,
    Chung-Ang Univ., Korea
  9. Xiaochen Lai,
    Dalian Univ. of Technology, China
  10. Hongzhen Shi,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China
  11. Sofiane Hamrioui,
    Univ. of Nantes, France
  12. Nitin Gupta,
    National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, India

International Liaisons

  1. Sang-Soo (Martin) Yeo,
    Mokwon Univ., Korea
  2. Balqies Sadoun,
    Univ. of Sharjah, UAE
  3. Hong Ji,
    BUPT, China
  4. Helen Karatza,
    Aristotle Univ., Greece
  5. Haifeng Wu,
    Yunnan Minzu Univ., China

Finance Chair

  1. Kasim Al-Aubidy,
    Philadelphia Univ., Jordan
  2. Kuei-Fang (Leila) Hsiao,
    Univ. of Sharjah, UAE


  1. Antonio Bueno,
    Univ. of Girona, Spain

Steering Committee 🔗

  • Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
  • Mohammad S. Obaidat, Fordham Univ., NY, USA (Chair)
  • Jose L. Sevillano, Univ. of Seville, Spain
  • George A. Tsihrintzis, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada

Program Committee🔗

  • Hamid Arabnia, Univ. of Georgia
  • Igor Bisio, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
  • Georgia Beletsioti, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki
  • Luca Caviglione, National Research Council (CNR)
  • Ashok Kumar Das, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  • Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa
  • Fabrizio Granelli, Univ. of Trento
  • Jose Luis Guisado, Univ. de Sevilla
  • Georgios Kambourakis, Univ. of the Aegean
  • Helen Karatza, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki
  • Georgios Keramidas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki
  • Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut Univ. of Applied Sciences
  • Xiong Li, Hunan Univ. of Science and Technology
  • Jaime Lloret, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia
  • Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace
  • Valeria Loscrí, Inria Lille-Nord Europe
  • Malamati Louta, Univ. of Western Macedonia
  • Raimundo Macedo, UFBA
  • Imad Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic Univ.
  • Farid Nait-Abdesselam, Univ. of Missouri Kansas City
  • Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Univ. of Macedonia
  • Tommaso Pecorella, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Jun Peng, UTRGV - Edinburg, TX
  • Sophia Petridou, Univ. of Macedonia
  • Kostas Psannis, Univ. of Macedonia
  • Joel Rodrigues, Federal Univ. of Piauí (UFPI)
  • Angel-Antonio San-Blas, Univ. of Elche
  • Georgios Stavrinides, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki
  • Dimitrios Stratogiannis, National Technical Univ. of Athens
  • Sudeep Tanwar, Institute of Technology Nirma Univ. Ahmedabad - Gujarat
  • Eleftherios Tiakas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki
  • John Vardakas, IQUADRAT Informatica S.L. Barcelona
  • Demosthenes Vouyioukas, Univ. of the Aegean
  • Gang Wang, PCTEL, Inc.
  • Jay Wang
  • Bernd Wolfinger, Univ. of Hamburg
  • Tin-Yu Wu, National Ilan Univ.
  • Yueshen Xu, Xidian Univ.
  • Sherali Zeadally, Univ. of Kentucky

Topics of Interest 🔗

Track I: Computer Systems

  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud management
  • Cloud services
  • Computer architectures
  • Computer hardware technology
  • Computer-aided designs and technology
  • Display technology
  • Digital circuits, systems and logic design
  • Embedded systems
  • Evolutionary algorithms and computing
  • Fuzzy systems and fuzzy logic
  • Green computing
  • Grid computing and architectures
  • Hardware and software co-design
  • High-performance computing
  • Input/Output systems
  • Low-power computer technology
  • Memory systems
  • Mobile computing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Object Oriented Languages
  • Operating system and middleware for mobile computing and networking
  • Performance evaluation
  • Pervasive computing
  • Real-time systems and simulations
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • System integration
  • Systems on chip (SoC)
  • Scientific computing algorithms
  • Soft computing
  • Software design, verification and validation
  • Software performance and engineering
  • Social networking and computing
  • VLSI design

Track II: Information Technology

  • Agents and multi-agents systems
  • Artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • Adaptive learning automata
  • Bioinformatics and biological computing and engineering
  • Database and data warehouses
  • Data mining
  • Future web
  • e-Government
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Health
  • e-Learning and adaptive learning
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Network systems, proxies and servers
  • Neural networks
  • Protocols and standards
  • RF technology and control error correction
  • Signal and image processing
  • System engineering
  • Telematics
  • Web-Based Simulation Applications

Track III: Web Technologies

  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Data Fusion
  • Digital Libraries
  • Content transformation and adaptation in proxy server
  • Metadata and metamodeling
  • Multimedia
  • Ontology and semantic web
  • Personalized web sites/Web site classification and optimization
  • Portal strategies
  • Quality recommendation for software service provisioning
  • Service oriented architecture
  • System integration
  • User modeling
  • Usability and ergonomics
  • Web analytics
  • Web services and engineering
  • Web interfaces and applications
  • Web searching, browsing and ranking
  • Web information retrieval
  • Web intelligence
  • Web performance measurement, modeling and caching
  • XML and data management

Track IV: Networking Systems

  • Bio-inspired and nature-inspired solutions in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Broadband access technologies
  • Cognitive radio
  • Cross-layer design for mobile and wireless networks
  • Dynamic spectrum management
  • Disruption tolerant networks
  • Energy-efficient networks
  • Future Internet
  • Hybrid networks
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Network management
  • Network services and protocols
  • Optical networks
  • Opportunistic networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Performance-oriented design and evaluation focused on networks and mobile applications
  • Quality of service provisioning
  • Routing protocols
  • Sensor networks
  • Smart grids
  • Testbed design and implementation
  • Traffic Eng. & measurements
  • Under water networks
  • 60 GHz networking
  • Wireless networks

Track V: Telecommunication Systems

  • Adaptive communications
  • Channel estimation
  • Cognitive vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Cooperative communications
  • Channel coding
  • Interference management
  • Massive MIMO systems
  • Modulation techniques
  • MIMO systems
  • Novel applications enabled by telecommunication networking systems
  • OFDM communications
  • Power line communication
  • Satellite communication
  • Spread-spectrum communications
  • UWB communications
  • Wireless broadcasting
  • Wireless communication

Track VI: Security Systems

  • Authentication and access control
  • Biometrics systems
  • Computer and communication security
  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Digital watermarking, fingerprinting, and traitor tracing schemes
  • Detection analysis and prevention of malware
  • Denial of service issues
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Information systems security
  • Keystroke dynamic systems
  • Multimedia security
  • Network security
  • Network systems forensics
  • Operating systems security
  • Program security
  • Physical security
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Public-key infrastructure systems
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Security of e-Systems and applications
  • Security modeling, tools & simulation
  • Security of personal area networks
  • Security of WiFi and WiMax systems
  • Security of web systems
  • Secure PHY and MAC protocols
  • User & location privacy
  • Virtual Private Network systems
  • Vulnerability and Virus analysis
  • Vulnerability and attack modeling
  • Web security and privacy
  • Web-based application security

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