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CW ’18: International Conference on Cyberworlds

30 Jan 2019

CW ’18: International Conference on Cyberworlds

The 17th International Conference Cyberworlds (CW2018) was held in Singapore on 03 to 05 October 2018. CW2018 is organized by Fraunhofer Singapore in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and in cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics Association, and International Federation for Information Processing.

In the tradition of our previous International Conferences on Cyberworlds, CW2018 was a successful forum for the discussion and dissemination of research and applications of shared information spaces and interacting communities using computer technologies. It was organized in one general track and three special tracks focusing on cognitive human-machine interaction, cybersecurity and biometrics, and cyber cities and cyber manufacturing.

The conference received papers from 25 countries. After double-blind reviewing, we accepted 29 full papers with 43% acceptance rate, 14 short papers also with 43% acceptance rate, and 11 poster papers with 64% acceptance rate. Full papers were accepted with the average ranking of [4.0–5.0] while short and poster papers were considered in the range of [3.0–5.0]. All papers had at least 3 reviewers, and discussions among the reviewers were initiated by the program and track chairs in case of conflicting reviews. The selection criteria for the papers were based on their technical content, language, quality of presentation, use of the allocated page limit (8 pages for full and 4 pages for short papers), and zero tolerance of plagiarism - the papers shortlisted for acceptance were checked with iThenticate system. For the full papers, an additional requirement was a possibility of extending them with at least 30% of new content for publication in special journal issues of Computers & Graphics (Elsevier), The Visual Computer (Springer), Transactions on Computational Science (Springer), Advanced Engineering Informatics (Elsevier), Journal of Future Generation Systems (Elsevier). Furthermore, we invited some of the reviewed full papers with rankings between 3.0 and 4.0 to be resubmitted as short papers with 6-pages limit, and after additional reviewing 22 of such papers were accepted.

From them, the three best papers were chosen by votes cast by conference participants who had attended all presentations of the nominated papers.

As a result, three awards were presented. The best paper awards went to the work “User Dependent Template Update for Keystroke Dynamics Recognition” presented by Abir Mhenni, the paper “MaeSTrO: A Mobile App for Style Transfer Orchestration using Neural Networks” by Amir Semmo as well as to the research “Computational Analysis of Smile Weight Distribution across the Face for Accurate Distinction between Genuine and Posed Smiles” introduced by Hassan Ugail. Further to this, two best short papers and one best poster were awarded. We would like to congratulate warmly all the prize winners for their outstanding work and exciting presentations.