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Virtual Conference: After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation and associated travel restrictions, the conference will be held virtually on 20-22 December 2021 as the safety and well-being of all conference participants are of the highest priority. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library after they are presented at the virtual conference.

The technologies of computing and communications have undergone a series of evolutionary innovation over the past decades and improved the quality of human life significantly. Computing and communications in the 21st century faces an ever-increasing number of great challenges and revolutionary development. Ubiquitous Computing and Communications is a revolutionary paradigm that aims to provide pervasive and reliable computing solutions and communication services anytime and anywhere. This emerging technology is built upon the rapid research and development advances in a wide range of key areas including wireless and sensor networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded systems, agent technologies, autonomic communication, and information security. Ubiquitous Computing and Communications has drawn significant interests from both academia and industry and continues to attract tremendous research efforts due to its promising new business opportunity in information technology and engineering.

The conference offers an important international platform and brings together the scientists, engineers, researchers, and students from academy and industry all over the world to share their latest work, exchange experiences and discuss the state-of-the-art challenges of ubiquitous computing and communications. IUCC-2021 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards the design, implementation and evaluation of ubiquitous computing and communications technologies, systems and applications. IUCC-2021 follows the tradition of a successful series of conferences that have been held all along the world, in places as Exeter (UK) in 2020, Shenyang (China) in 2019, Melbourne (Australia) in 2018, Guangzhou (China) in 2017, Granada (Spain) in 2016, Liverpool (UK) in 2015, Chengdu (China) in 2014, and Melbourne (Australia) in 2013.

IUCC-2021 is planned to be hosted in London, UK. However, if the COVID-19 situation and associated travel restrictions remain, the conference will be held virtually. Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers to IUCC-2021. All accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and will be submitted for indexing by Engineering Index (EI). The authors of selected best papers will be invited post conference to extend their contributions for special issues of prestigious journals to be planned in conjunction with the conference.

Scope and Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Ubiquitous Computing

  • Autonomic Computing
  • Utility Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Real-Time Computing
  • Grid and Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • Energy-Efficient Ubiquitous Computing
  • Wearable Computers
  • Embedded Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Information Visualization
  • Modelling and Analysis of Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Internet Computing
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Middleware and Agent Technologies
  • Reliable and Trusted Computing
  • Numerical Algorithms and Analysis
  • Computational Simulation and Analysis
  • Computational Science
Track 2: Ubiquitous Communications
  • Autonomic Communications
  • Computer Networking
  • Communication Theory and Protocols
  • Wireless Networks
  • 5G, IoT and SDN
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Pervasive Embedded Networks
  • Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • RFID
  • Network Middleware
  • Enabling Technologies (e.g., Wireless PANs, LANs, Bluetooth)
  • Location Systems and Technologys
  • Multimedia Communication Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobility Management
  • Future Networks and Protocols
  • Web of Things
  • Big Data
  • Signal Processing for Communications and Networking
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Multimedia Signal Processing
Track 3: Ubiquitous System, Services and Applications
  • Context-Aware Applications
  • Resource Management
  • Programming Paradigms for Ubiquitous Computing Applications
  • Smart Home
  • Pervasive Health
  • Ubiquitous Platforms
  • Embedded Systems
  • E-Commerce and E-Learning
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Quality-of-Service
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Security Issues and Protocols
  • Key Management, Authentication and Authorization
  • Multimedia Information Security
  • Forensics and Image Watermarking
  • Distributed Sensing, Monitoring and Management Systems
  • Wireless Emergency and Security Systems
  • Wireless E-healthcare
  • Software Engineering
  • Biometrics and Human Computer Interaction
  • Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence
Track 4: Ubiquitous Media and Signal Processing
  • Ubiquitous Media Infrastructure
  • Ubiquitous Sensor Networks / RFID
  • 3G and Advanced Communication Techniques
  • Ubiquitous Applications
  • Ubiquitous Middleware
  • Semantic Web and Knowledge Grid
  • Signal Processing Theory and Methods
  • Signal Processing for Communications and Networking
  • Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems
  • Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing
  • Signal Processing Education
  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Speech and Spoken Language Signal Processing
  • Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing
Paper Submission Guideline

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission website ( https://hpcn.exeter.ac.uk/iucc2021-submission/) with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts).

Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the conference proceedings published by Conference Publishing Services (submitted for indexing by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline:
8 October 2021 22 October 2021 (Firm)
Authors Notification:
11 November 2021
Camera-Ready Paper Due:
1 December 2021
Early Registration Due:
1 December 2021
Conference Date:
20-22 December 2021
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