The International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD 2019) is aimed to be an annual conference for researchers, academicians and industry persons in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems & Communication Technologies, Engineering and related fields. icABCD 2019 will be organised in Drakensberg Sun Resort, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa with support from the Society of Information Technologists and Entrepreneurs (Mauritius) and IEEE South Africa Section on 5-6 August 2019. We hope that this conference will attract a large number of delegates from all over the world and will consist of very high quality technical sessions.

This 2-day conference will include invited keynotes and oral presentations. icABCD 2019 will provide a forum for researchers from both academia and industry to exchange the latest innovations and research advancements in big data, soft computing, cloud computing, networking and computer security.

Authors are invited to contribute original research papers which can be submitted electronically via the conference website. The papers accepted after the review and presented in the conference will be submitted for potential inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library, provided they meet quality standards (approval under process).

All papers will be double-blind reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

We look forward to welcoming you for ICABCD 2019 at the Drakensberg Sun Resort, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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Draft paper submission deadline:2019-01-31

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International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (ICABCD 2019) is a premier conference in the soft computing and communication systems. ICABCD 2019 is to be held in Durban, South Africa, during 5-6 August 2019. The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the world working on soft computing, big data technologies, data communication systems and computer security on a common platform so that they can present and discuss emerging ideas and trends in these highly challenging research fields. All accepted and registered papers will be submitted for potential inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library, provided they meet quality standards (approval under process). All papers will be double-blind reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

ICABCD covers the following tracks:

  • Mobile and Data Communication Systems

Multimedia Computing, Cloud Computing, Social Computing, Soft Computing, Green Computing, Mobile Computing, Vehicle Communications, Internet Services and Applications, Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Quantum Computing, Satellite Communication Systems,  3G/4G/5G Mobile Networks,  Mobile Adhoc Networks,   Communication Protocols

  • Big Data and Soft Computing

Data Mining & Data Warehousing, Software Engineering & Testing, Operating System, Analysis & Design of Algorithm, Computer Architecture, , Technology to Bridge Rural and Urban Divide, IOT and Cyber Physical System. Big Data Science: Theories, models, algorithms, benchmarking, curation, and methods for understanding big data,Big Data Computing: Infrastructures, tools, programming, architectures, benchmarking, and testing of big data systems using Map/Reduce, Hadoop and others, Big Data Mining: Acquisition, representation, indexing, storage, management, processing, pre-processing and post-processing of big data, Big Data Analytics: Metrics, frameworks, evaluation, tools, analysis, visualization of big data, Big Data Understanding: learning, knowledge discovery, business and consumer intelligence, user behavior, community discovery, Big Data Applications: Industrial and scientific applications of big data such as search, recommendations, business intelligence, marketing, social media, healthcare, good practices and reproducibility, Big Data Privacy and Security: Data privacy enhancing technologies, privacy-preserving computing, risk analysis, modeling, and management, Solving the Engineering problem using computational intelligence.

  • Green IT and Energy

Network Algorithms and Performance Evaluation, Optical and Grid Networking, Signal Processing & Digital Image Processing, Electrical and hybrid vehicle, Engineering innovation for healthcare system, Electrical machines, power electronics, power systems, control and testing techniques, renewable energy systems (fuel cells, PV, wind, small hydro etc), smart grid, micro-grid, energy storage, wide area monitoring, protocols for industrial systems, Energy efficient algorithms. Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence, Autonomic, Reliability and Fault-tolerance, Multilingual computing, Ad hoc networks for ubiquitous communications, Communication architectures for ubiquitous computing.

  • Computer Security

Network security, Computer security, Database security, Web applications security, Security policy, model and architecture, Security in social networks, Security in parallel and distributed systems, Security in mobile and wireless communications, Security in grid/cloud/pervasive computing, Authentication, authorization and accounting, Security of 5G, Miscellaneous security issues Privacy in Web-based applications and services, Privacy and security, Privacy in database systems, Privacy in parallel and distributed systems, Privacy in grid/cloud/pervasive computing, Privacy in mobile and wireless communications, Privacy in e-commerce and e-government, Privacy in network deployment and management, Privacy and trust, Privacy and anonymity, Privacy preservation in 5G, Miscellaneous privacy issues, Trust semantics, metrics and models, Trusted computing platform, Trusted network computing, Trusted operating systems, Trusted software and applications, Trust in social networks, Trust in e-commerce and e-government, Trust in mobile and wireless communications, Risk and reputation management, Survivable computer systems/networks.

  • ICT for Development

e-Learning, m-Learning, e-Governance, e-Banking, Public Policies relating to ICT4D, Social Innovations, ICT and Micro-Entrepreneurshop, Stakeholde Engagement in ICT4D, Sustainability Initiatives using ICT, ICT4D Applications


General Chair
Prof. Manoj Maharaj has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and is employed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he teaches information systems, specializing in information systems strategy and information security. He has consulted widely and presented many successful workshops on topics ranging from IT Auditing, IT strategy, Information Security, Risk Management and others. He currently serves on the Board of the Moses Kotane Institute where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and on the Board of NEMISA (The National Electronic Media Association of South Africa). He has served the University at various Management and Executive levels. Prof. Maharaj’s previous research was in General Relativity, specializing in Numerical Relativity in which he still retains an active interest. His current research interests include ICT4D, information security, strategic information management, health information systems, amongst others.

Organising Chairs
upsana    sameerchand        
Dr Upasana Singh, UKZN, Durban, South Africa    Sameerchand Pudaruth, University of Mauritius        
International Advisory Committee
zoran    Wen    rmoona    
Prof. Zoran Bojkovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia    Prof. (Dr.) Fushuan Wen, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei    Prof. Rajat Moona, 
Director General, 
C-DAC, India    Prof. (Dr.) inz D.Sc. Bozena Skolud,
Silesia University of Technology,
Gliwice, Poland
jai govind    anurag        Sanjay Mandria
Dr. Jai Govind Singh, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok    Dr. Anurag K. Srivastava, Washington State University, USA    Amar Faiz Bin Zainal 
Abidin, Universiti Teknikal
Malaysia Melaka    Dr. Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
thomas    p.gupta    prof. anupam srivastava    2525
Dr. Sunil Kumar, San Diego State University    Prof. (Dr.) M. P. Gupta,
IIT Delhi    Anupam Srivastava, Associate Dean, Middle East College, 
KNowledge Oasis Muscat, Oman    Prof. (Dr.) Subarna Shakya,
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Kumar Khatri,
Amity Institute of Information Technology,
India    Dr. Rushan Ziatdinov,
Keimyung University,
South Korea    Haoxiang Wang, 
Cornell University, 
USA    Mahdi Bahaghighat,
Raja University Of Qazvin,
Technical Program Committee
armoogum    reggie        
Dr Vinaye Armoogum (Co-chair TPC), University of Technology, Mauritius    Prof. Reggie Davidrajuh (Co-chair TPC), University of Stavanger, Norway    Prof. Magdalena Salazar Palma,
Universidad Carlos
III de Madrid, Spain    Prof. Andrejs Romanovs, Riga Technical University, Latvia
vinay rizwal    parma    Dasgupta    bala
Dr Vinay Rishiwal, MJP Rohilkhand University, India    Dr Parma Nand, School of Computing Science & Engineering, Galgotias University, India    Dr Ranjan Dasgupta,
NITTTR, Kolkata, India    Dr Balasubramani R, NMAM Institute of Technology, India
carlos    vedpal        
Dr Carlos Caldeira, University of Evora, Portugal    Dr Vedpal Singh, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia    Dr Anand Nayyar,
Duy Tan University,
Vietnam    Dr Van Niekerk, University of KwaZulu-Natal,
Durban, South Africa
Hlaing Htake Khaung Tin (2)    Yiannis    sobha    cheng
Dr Hlaing Htake Khaung Tin, University of Computer Studies,
Yangon, Myanmar    Dr Yiannis Koumpouros, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Informatics, Greece    Dr G. Shobha, R V College of Engineering, Bangalore    Dr Cheng-Hsiang Liu, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Gaurav Bajpai    pramod    dr. shekharverma    Dr. ruchir
Dr Gaurav Bajpai, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda    Prof. Pramod Kumar Tula's Institue, India    Dr Shekhar Verma, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad    Dr Ruchir Gupta, Department of Computer Science, IIIT, Jablpur
dr.kvarya    barti        
Dr K V Arya, Associate Professor, ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior    Dr Bharti Suri, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi    Dr R K Srivastava
EED, IIT BHU, Varanasi    Prof. Yatindra Nath Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Dr Nitish, Chooramun, University of Mauritius    Dr Satish Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, India    Prof. Etienne Ntagwirumugara, University of Rwanda, Rwanda    Dr Renoh Johnson Chalakkal, University of Auckland, Auckland
Dr Sudhanshu Maurya, Jharkhand Rai University, India    Dr V Evelyn Brindha, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology    Dr Nagaraj V. Dharwadkar, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology,
Islampur, India    Dr Lebogang M. Seoketsa, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Associate Prof. Cecilia Maria Schultz, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa    Dr Delene Heukelman, Durban University
of Technology, 
South Africa    Prof. Bakhe Nleya, 
Durban University of Technology, 
South Africa    Dr Rushan Ziatdinov,
Keimyung University,
South Korea
        Arlan    angella
Dr Oludare Sokoya, 
Durban University of Technology, 
South Africa    Dr Ngoc Tu Nguyen, 
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA    Prof. Tughrul Arslan, The University of Edinburgh, UK    Dr Angel Raphella, PET Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India
Dr Ravinder Singh Mann    Er Vikram Dhiman    Dr Yogeshwer Singh Randhawa    
Publicity Committee
    asare    paul    
Natasha Madhav, The Independent Institute of
Education (Pty) Ltd, South Africa    Sampson D. Asare, University of Botswana, Botswana    Paul Macharia, Data Manager, Kenya    Jeraline Dwarika, University of Technology, Durban
Local Organizing Committee
Dr Upasana Singh, UKZN, 
South Africa    Mogandren Govender,
Durban University of 
Technology, South Africa    Ms. Sudhika Palhad, 
Durban University of 
Technology, South Africa


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