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Call for Papers ICO'2021


ICO 2021 Hybrid (Virtual + Hua Hin)

December  30-31, 2021

Hua Hin, Thailand

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Innovative global optimization approaches have attracted many research scientists, decision makers, managers, executives, engineers, academicians, officers and practicing researchers in recent years as powerful intelligent computational techniques for solving several complex real-world application problems.

The International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization (ICO’2021) highlights the latest research innovations and applications of algorithms designed for optimization applications within the fields of Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Finance and Economics. Focusing on a variety of methods and systems as well as practical examples, this conference is a significant resource for post graduate-level students, decision makers, and researchers in both public and private sectors who are seeking research-based methods for modeling uncertain and unpredictable real-world problems.

Important Dates

Important Dates

Submission Deadline   
Author Notification       
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24 August 2021  
15 September 2021
       28 November 2021             
      10 December 2021                  
   30-31  December 2021                 
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All accepted and reviewed papers will be published by Springer and made available through Springer-Link Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

Paper Submission

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Proceedings Publication

The proceeding is submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EL Elsevier Engineering Index, Cross Ref, Scopus, as well as Springer Book Series. The accepted and reviewed papers of ICO 2021 will be published in the Springer Nature Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing.
Best and high quality papers will be selected and reviewed by IPC in order to publish extended version of the paper in SCOPUS and WoS/ISI/ESCI journals



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All fees will be collected in US dollars

Standard Registration  
Student Registration    
Additional Paper
(maximum 2 papers)    
Listener Registration
125 USD 
075 USD   
050 USD   
050 USD
Please kindly contact us for more details at e-mail:   icico2018@gmail.com
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Keynote / Invited Talks



Professor Karl Andersson, PhD


Research subject: Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Division: Computer Science, Distance- Spanning Technology, Digital Services and Systems

Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering


Title:  AI an expert systems research at the Arctic Circle

Karl Andersson

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After receiving his master degree in Computer Science and Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Karl Andersson started his professional career as a consultant, project manager, business developer, and branch manager within the Capgemini Group. Returning to academia as a PhD Student he obtained his PhD degree after defending his thesis "On Access Network Selection Models and Mobility Support in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks". After visiting Columbia University in the City of New York as a postdoctoral researcher and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan as a JSPS Fellow, Karl is now Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Skellefteå, Sweden. Since 2017, Karl is leading Centre for Distance-spanning Technology at LTU specialising in research centred around fifth generation mobile networks (5G), Internet of Things (IoT), and datacenters. Karl is currently coordinating a number of projects funded by the EU, VINNOVA, and the Swedish Energy Agency.


Karl is a senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of ACM. He has served as reviewer for a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Computer Networks, Wireless Personal Communications, Wireless Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, and ETRI Journal. Furthermore, he has served as reviewer for many conferences including ICC, Globecom, VTC, WCNC, WiMob, IWCMC, and NTMS. Also, he is serving on a number of TPCs and the editorial boards of Journal of Internet Services and Information Security and Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications. During 2020 and 2021, Karl is general chair for IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN).


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Professor Tatiana Romanova

Professor of System Engineering Department, Department of Applied Mathematics, Member of the Specialized Scientific Council, Doctor of Technical Sciences, 

Title:  Optimized Sparse Packing Models and Applications

Professor Tatiana Romanova received her M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (NURE), Ukraine; Ph.D. and Dr.Sci. (Habilitation) in Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods from the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev. She is a principal researcher at the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Optimal Design, Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and a professor at the chair of Applied Mathematics, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics.

Professor Romanova combines substantial model development skills and computational expertise in the challenging area of global and local nonlinear optimization, with applications to packing, cutting, covering and layout design problems. She proposed novel approaches to mathematical modeling of geometric design problems. This research opened the way to solve a wide range of theoretical and applied problems arising in space engineering, medical research, materials science, energy, nanotechnology, and additive manufacturing. She formulated new classes of geometric design problems,
considering hard geometric and mechanical constraints such as sparse layout, balance layout and cluster layout. Her works have been published in top-ranking international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Global Optimization, International Journal of Production Research. She also has been a contributing author to several volumes of the Springer Optimization and its Applications series.

Her research was supported by grants from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (GIO), STCU, Volkswagen Foundation. She was invited to give lectures on the phi-function technique at universities of Dresden (Germany), Cardiff (Wales), Porto (Portugal), Southampton (England), Monterrey (Mexico). She is a member of ESICUP, EWG EURO, OPTISAD.



Tatiana Romanova


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Nader Barsoum 


Nader Barsoum

Title: Smart Energy Optimization

Nader Barsoum received the PhD degree in electric machines from the University of Newcastle, in 1989. He received three more degrees from Alexandria University in Power Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering Mathematics In 1976, 1979, and 1983, respectively. He is currently the President of the Asia Pacific Society for Solar and Hybrid Technologies (APSSAHT), Editor-In-Chief of the Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, and a formal General Chairman of annual global conference of power, control, and optimization, and formal president of STEM (science, technology, education and mathematics) state. He has lectured at many universities including, University Malaysia Sabah, Curtin University, University of Western Sydney, University Science Malaysia, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Alexandria University. He received the School Research and Developments Excellence Award in 2010, Highest Research Performance Incentive Award in 2010, Best Researcher Award in 2009, ANAK Sarawak Award in 2009, and University Encouragement Award in 1992. He has completed several funded projects such as: Implementation of an optimal energy saving system with solar tracker in 2010, Low cost hydrogen fuel cell for hybrid renewable energy system in 2006, development of small module for speed drive control in 2009, and development of high-speed solar tricycle in 2016. Besides supervising many Master and PhD degrees, he has also been selected several times as an external examiner, and published over 130 papers, Book Chapters and Books in both international indexed journals and conferences. He was also a member of Institute of Solar Energy Society, Editorial Board of Innovation in Power, Control, and Optimization: Emerging Energy in September-2020, Editor of proceeding of American Institute of Physics special issue since 2008, and the Guest Editor of Elsevier International Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications for 2010 and 2012.


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Dr. Kwok Tai Chui received the B.Eng. degree in electronic and communication engineering - Business Intelligence Minor and Ph.D. degree from City University of Hong Kong. He had industry experience as Senior Data Scientist in Internet of Things (IoT) company. He joined the Department of Technology, School of Science and Technology, at The Open University of Hong Kong as Research Assistant Professor.


He was the recipient of 2nd Prize Award (Postgraduate Category) of 2014 IEEE Region 10 Student Paper Contest. Also, he received Best Paper Award in IEEE The International Conference on Consumer Electronics-China, in both 2014 and 2015. He has more than 45 research publications including edited books, book chapters, journal papers, and conference papers.


He has served as various editorial position in ESCI/SCIE-listed journals including Managing Editor of International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, Topic Editor of Sensors, Associate Editor of International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering, Guest Editors of Journal Future Generation Computer Systems, Sustainability, Sensors, Energies, Applied Sciences and Journal of Internet Technology. His research interests include computational intelligence, data science, energy monitoring and management, intelligent transportation, smart metering, healthcare, machine learning algorithms and optimization.





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Prof Hui Ming Wee is an Adjunct Chair Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has received his B.Sc. (honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Strathclyde University (UK), M. Eng. from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio (USA). He was awarded an excellent research award from the Ministry of Science & Technology, 3 times CYCU Excellent Researcher Award and Medal for Distinguished Industrial Engineer Award from the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineering. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Inventory Academicians and Practitioners, 2018, World Class Professor Award from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Indonesia), 2019, Distinguished Educator Award from the International Society of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2018.


He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals, international conferences and book chapters. His papers were cited over 5886 (9683) times in Scopus (Google scholar) with h-index: 44 (53). He has co-edited seven books and holds two patents; was keynote speaker in a number of international conferences, senior member for Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE), board of directors for International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), chairman of the International Taiwan Navigators Board and guest and associate editor/editorial board member for a number of international journals.


He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Technologies, Guest Editor for Journal of Cloud Computing, on ‘Cloud Information Technologies in Education’, Guest Editor for International Journal of Computers and Applications, Special issue on “High Performance Computing for Inventive Systems”, and former Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO).


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Special Sessions

Optimization and Applications

December 31st

by Professor Elias Munapo
Department of Statistics & Operations Research, North West University (NWU)

Optimization and Special Session on Machine Learning for Intelligent Information Processing Applications

by Dr. M. Moshiul Hoque

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

Data Science Applications for Humanitarian Technologies

by Professor Dr. Mohammad Shamsul Arefin 
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

Artificial Intelligence for Smart World

by Dr. Mukhdeep Singh Manshahia
Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab, India


Prof. José Antonio Marmolejo Saucedo
Engineering Department
Universidad Panamericana, Mexico.

Actual Issues of Computing and Optimization of the Transportation Processes and Technologies


 Technologies for Computing and Optimization of the Renewable Energy and Agro-engineering Systems

Dr. Vladimir Panchenko,
Ass. Prof. of the Russian University of Transport, Russian Federation,
Sen. Res. of the Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center VIM, Russian Federation.

Workshop / Tutorials

Hollow out the insights of Data for Decision 

by J. Joshua Thomas Ph.D., Senior Lecturer Department of Computing, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College.

by Pandian Vasant Ph.D., School of Applied Sciences,  University Technology Petronas, Malaysia. 







Steering Committee

Prof. Valeriy Kharchenko, FSAC VIM, Russia

Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University (UANL), Mexico
Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dr. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

General Chair
Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Honorary Chairs

Prof. Gerhard Wilhelm Weber, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Rustem Popa, “Dunarea de Jos” University in Galati, Romania
Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University (UANL), Mexico
Prof. Jose A Marmolejo, Panamerican University, Mexico
Prof. Ugo Fiore, Federico II University, Italy
Prof. Ivan Zelinka, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

TPC Chairs

Prof. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

Prof. Jose A Marmolejo, Panamerican University, Mexico

Publication Chairs

Prof. Ugo Fiore, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN, TDTU, Viet Nam

Special Session Chairs

Prof. Elias Munapo, North West University, South Africa
Dr. Mukhdeep Singh Manshahia, Punjabi University Patiala, India

PhD Track Chair & Panel Chair
Prof. Mohammed Moshiul Hoque, CUET, Bangladesh
Prof. Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Publicity & Social Media Chairs

Dr. Vladimir Panchenko, Russian University of Transport, Russia
Prof. Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, CUET, Bangladesh
Dr. Anirban Banik, NIT Agartala, India

Posters & Demos Chairs

Dr. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia
Dr. Leo Mrsic, Algebra University College, Croatia

Workshop & Tutorial Chairs

Prof. Gilberto Pérez Lechuga, University Autonomous of the Hidalgo State, Mexico

Dr. Sergey Senkevich, FSAC VIM, Russia
Prof. Nikolai Voropai, Energy systems Institute SB RAS, Russia

Sponsorship & Exhibition Chairs

Dr. Valeriy Kharchenko, FSAC, VIM, Russia

Mr. K C Choo, CO2 Networks, Malaysia

Executive G Hua Hin Resort

Ms. Suparat Katpan, G Hua Hin Resort & Mall, Hua Hin

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The Venue

G Hua Hin Resort and Mall
250/201 Petchkasem Rd., Hua Hin, 
Prachuabkhirikhan  77110
Tel. +66 3251 5199  Fax. +66 3251 5110
Website: www.ghuahin.com , www.facebook.com/ghuahin
Reservation G Hua Hin: rsvn@ghuahin.com


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