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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


Emanuele MaioranaRoma Tre University, Italy
Jürgen SchmidhuberKAUST AI Initiative, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, Switzerland and NNAISENSE, Switzerland
Johan SuykensKU Leuven, Belgium


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.


DeLTA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
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The conference will take place at the campus of ESEO Dijon which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Dijon in France. Dijon is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in France, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history

The half-timbered houses, the Romanesque and Gothic churches and the 17th- and 18th-century private mansions majestically highlight the Medieval streets of the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy.


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


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal
Allel HadjaliLIAS, LIAS/ENSMA, Poitiers, France


Marco A. Aceves - Fernández, Faculty of Ebngineering, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico
Anish Acharya, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Gady Agam, Department of Computer Science Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Al-Janabi Al-Janabi, Computer Science, University of Babylon, Iraq
Amiza Amir, University of Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Vijayan K. Asari, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, United States
Nebojsa Bacanin, Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Singidunum University, Serbia
Ayoub Bagheri, Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Abdel Belaid, LORIA, Lorraine University, France
Tobias Bocklet, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Germany
Mohamed-Rafik Bouguelia, Halmstad University, Sweden
Marco Buzzelli, Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Dumitru-Clementin Cercel, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
Hakan Cevikalp, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Wei Cheng, Data Science, NEC Laboratories Europe, United States
Sesh Commuri, EBME, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Claudio Cusano, Dep. of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy
Abdelghani Dahou, University of Ahmed DRAIA, Algeria
Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen, University Of Bergen, Norway
Nibaran Das, Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, India
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Umut Demirezen, Independent Researcher, Turkey
Manuel Jesús Dominguez-Morales, University of Seville, Spain
Ashraf Elnagar, Computer Science, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tiziano Fagni, Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT), part of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Fabio Fassetti, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Raffaella Folgieri, Dipartimento di Filosofia "P. Marinetti", Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Aryya Gangopadhyay, Information Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Victor Gonzalez Castro, Electric, Systems and Automation Engineering, Universidad de León, Spain
Xavi Gonzalvo, Google, United States
Deipali Vikram Gore, Kalinga University, India
Gilles B. Guillot, Data Science, CSL Behring / Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine, Switzerland
Deepak Gupta, Maharaja Agrasen School of Technology, India
Maki Habib, Mechanical Eng. Dept., , The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Ramyad Hadidi, Rain AI, United States
Davut Hanbay, Computer engineering department , Inonu University, Turkey
Laurent Heutte, LITIS, UFR des Sciences et Techniques, Université de Rouen, France
Pengyu Hong, Computer Science, Brandeis University, United States
Kh Tohidul Islam, University of Melbourne, Australia
Marina Ivasic-Kos, Faculty of Informatics and Digital Technology, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Tarmizi Ahmad Izzuddin, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Mohammed Jabreel, DEIM, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Moongu Jeon, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Annie Joseph, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Ramachandran K I, Centre for Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Ido Kanter, Physics, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Manohar Karki, Louisiana State University, United States
Erdal Kiliç, Computer Engineering, 19 Mayis University, Turkey
Constantine Kotropoulos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Christos Kyrkou, KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, University of Cyprus, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Chih-Chin Lai, National University Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Andrew F. Laine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Columbia University, United States
Jean-Charles Lamirel, LORIA, University of Strasbourg, France
Chang-Hsing Lee, Bachelor Program in Industrial Artificial Intelligence, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Wookey Lee, Industrial Engineering, BMSE, Industrial Security, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Rory A. Lewis, Computer Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, United States
Huaqing Li, College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Southwest University, China
Fuhai Li, Institute for informatics, Washington University Saint Louis, United States
Ge Li, Peking University, China
Tony Lindeberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jose A. Macedo, Computing Department, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Saïd Mahmoudi, Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering - University of Mons, Belgium
Marc Masana, Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Qinggang Meng, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Christian Micheloni, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, University of Udine, Italy
Pabitra Mitra, IIT Kharagpur India, India
Mario Molinara, Universita Di Cassino E Del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Azah K. Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Parma Nand, School of Computer and Information Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Malaya K. Nath, Independent Researcher, India
Victor Emil Neagoe, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
António R. Neves, Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Binh P. Nguyen, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Le-Minh Nguyen, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Wael Ouarda, Brain4ICT, Digital Research Centre of Sfax, Tunisia
Aline Paes, Department of Computer Science, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Elpiniki Papageorgiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
George A. Papakostas, Computer Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Giovanni Paragliola, Institute for high performance computing and networking of the National Research Council, Italy
Stefania Perri, Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy
Gabriele Piantadosi, DIETI, Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy
Igor T. Podolak, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Mircea-Bogdan Radac, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Sivaramakrishnan Rajaraman, National Library of Medicine, United States
Hatem A. Rashwan, Computer and Mathematical Engineering, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Phill Kyu Rhee, Computer Science & Engineering, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Massimo Ruffolo, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Indrajit Saha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research,FC Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700106, India., National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences,Computer Science Dept., Ain Shams University, Egypt
Frank-Michael Schleif, Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems, Würzburg, Germany
Klemens Schnattinger, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Department, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Germany
Prabira Kumar Sethy, Sambalpur University, India
Monika Sharma, Independent Researcher, India
Maxim Shcherbakov, Computer-aided design (CAD), Volgograd State Technical University, Russian Federation
Usman U. Sheikh, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
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
Arun K. Somani, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, United States
Tania Stathaki, Electrical And Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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
Amin Taheri-Garavand, Lorestan University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shamik Tiwari, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
Pei-Wei Tsai, Computing Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Ferhat Uçar, Software Engineering Department, Firat University, Turkey
Filippo Vella, ICAR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Xiao Wang, Purdue University, United States
Shengrui Wang, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Yaxing Wang, engineering school, Phd Student in University of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Wenwu Wang, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Tao Wang, King's College London at University of London, United Kingdom
Hai Wang, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Theodore Willke, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation, United States
Jianhua Xuan, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States
Yu Xue, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Weiwei Yu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Marina Yusoff, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

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