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Call for Papers

DeLTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Deep Learning and Big Data Analytics are two major topics of data science, nowadays. Big Data has become important in practice, as many organizations have been collecting massive amounts of data that can contain useful information for business analysis and decisions, impacting existing and future technology. A key benefit of Deep Learning is the ability to process these data and extract high-level complex abstractions as data representations, making it a valuable tool for Big Data Analytics where raw data is largely unlabeled.

Machine-learning and artificial intelligence are pervasive in most real-world applications scenarios such as computer vision, information retrieval and summarization from structured and unstructured multimodal data sources, natural language understanding and translation, and many other application domains. Deep learning approaches, leveraging on big data, are outperforming state-of-the-art more “classical” supervised and unsupervised approaches, directly learning relevant features and data representations without requiring explicit domain knowledge or human feature engineering. These approaches are currently highly important in IoT applications.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Recurrent Neural Network (RNN)
  • Evolutionary Methods
  • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
  • Deep Hierarchical Networks (DHN)
  • Dimensionality Reduction
  • Unsupervised Feature Learning
  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN)
  • Autoencoders


  • Active Learning
  • Meta-Learning and Deep Networks
  • Deep Metric Learning Methods
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Learning Deep Generative Models
  • Deep Kernel Learning
  • Graph Representation Learning
  • Clustering, Classification and Regression
  • Classification Explainability


  • Extracting Complex Patterns
  • IoT and Smart Devices
  • Security Threat Detection
  • Semantic Indexing
  • Fast Information Retrieval
  • Scalability of Models
  • Data Integration and Fusion
  • High-Dimensional Data
  • Streaming Data


  • Image Classification
  • Object Detection
  • Face Recognition
  • Image Retrieval
  • Semantic Segmentation


  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Question Answering Applications
  • Language Translation
  • Content Filtering on Social Networks
  • Recommender Systems


Davide BacciuUniversity of Pisa, Italy
Luís Paulo ReisFaculty of Engineering / LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published by Springer in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference.
The proceedings will be abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, INSPEC, Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus and zbMATH. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.


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Oleg GusikhinGlobal Data Insight & Analytics, Ford Motor Company, United States
Carlo SansoneDipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Donatello ConteLaboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale et Appliquée - LIFAT - EA 6300, Université de Tours, France
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal


Marco A. Aceves - Fernández, Faculty of Ebngineering, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico
Al-Janabi Al-Janabi, Computer Science, University of Babylon, Iraq
Luis E. Anido-Rifon, University of Vigo, Spain
Nebojsa Bacanin, Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Singidunum University, Serbia
Ujjwal Baid, Broadband Wireless and Sensor Networks groupAIT Center of Excellence for Research and Education, Greece
Abdul Bais, Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Regina, Canada
Enrico Blanzieri, University of Trento, Italy
Marco Buzzelli, Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Wei Cheng, Data Science, NEC Laboratories Europe, United States
Claudio Cusano, Dep. of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy
Arturo De La Escalera, Ingenieria De Sistemas Y Automatica, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Alberto Del Bimbo, Dipartimento Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Jorge Dias, Center for Autonomous Robotic Systems, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Junyu Dong, Ocean University of China, China
Gilles B. Guillot, Data Science, CSL Behring / Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine, Switzerland
Deepak Gupta, Maharaja Agrasen School of Technology, India
Abdulkader Helwan, Biomedical Engineering, Near East University, Turkey
Laurent Heutte, LITIS, UFR des Sciences et Techniques, Université de Rouen, France
Junichi Iijima, Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tarmizi Ahmad Izzuddin, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Ramachandran K I, Centre for Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, University Of Houston, United States
Ido Kanter, Physics, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Dong-Seong Kim, Independent Researcher, Korea, Republic of
Youngwook Kim, California State Polytechnic University, United States
Rakesh Kumar, SRI International, United States
Chih-Chin Lai, National University Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chang-Hsing Lee, Bachelor Program in Industrial Artificial Intelligence, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Marco Leo, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Ge Li, Peking University, China
Huaqing Li, College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Southwest University, China
Yung-Hui Li, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Kang Li, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Xingyu Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Fuhai Li, Institute for informatics, Washington University Saint Louis, United States
Marc Masana, Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Perry D. Moerland, Bioinformatics Laboratory, Amsterdam UMC, University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Parham Moradi, University Of Kurdistan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Parma Nand, School of Computer and Information Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Le-Minh Nguyen, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Aline Paes, Department of Computer Science, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Juan J. Pantrigo, Ciencias de la Computación, Arquitectura de Computadores, Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos y Estadística e Investigación Operativa, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
George A. Papakostas, Computer Science, International Hellenic University, Greece
Stefania Perri, Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy
Mircea-Bogdan Radac, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Sivaramakrishnan Rajaraman, National Library of Medicine, United States
Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences,Computer Science Dept., Ain Shams University, Egypt
Prabira Kumar Sethy, Sambalpur University, India
Monika Sharma, Independent Researcher, India
Jitae Shin, School of Electronic and Electrical Eng., Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Amin Shoukry, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Egypt
Anderson da Silva Soares, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Sunghwan Sohn, Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, United States
Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Minghe Sun, Management Science and Statistics, University Texas San Antonio, United States
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Department Of Automatics and Biomedical Engineering, AGH University Science Technology, Poland
F. B. Tek, Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Aruna Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India
Pei-Wei Tsai, Computing Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Jayaraman Valadi, Center for Informatics, Shiv Nadar University, India
Aalt van Dijk, Wageningen University Research Centre, Netherlands
Andrés M. Vázquez, Independent Researcher, Mexico
Yu Wang, Tsinghua University, China
Hai Wang, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Theodore Willke, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation, United States
Lijun Wu, Fuzhou University, China
Jianhua Xuan, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States
Seokwon Yeom, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of

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