The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Topics in Cognitive Computing & Robotics (CCR 2021)

Call for Papers

Compared with traditional datasets, big data brings about new opportunities for discovering new values, helps us to gain an in-depth understanding of the hidden values, and also incurs new challenges. This workshop is concerned about the challenges in effectively storage, processing, and analytics of the explosive data for developing cognitive robotics.

In the past decade, the computer and information industry has experienced rapid changes in both platform scale and scope of applications. Computers, smart phones, clouds, social networks, and supercomputers demand not only high performance but also a high degree of machine intelligence.

To face these new computing and communication changes, we must upgrade the clouds and the computing ecosystem with new capabilities, such as machine learning, IoT sensing, data analytics, and cognitive machines mimicking human intelligence. The main topics of CCR 2021 include big data, robotics, cloud computing, cognitive computing, cloud security, data analytics, mobile big data, cognitive learning, machine learning, etc.

Researchers and practitioners all over the world, from both academia and industry, working in the areas of big data and cognitive robot are invited to discuss state of the art theoretical research, technology development, and practical implications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovative architecture, infrastructure, techniques and testbeds for big data and cognitive robotics
  • Cognitive computing, affective computing, machine learning and other novel tools, services, technologies, algorithms and methods for robotics
  • Individual and social behavior analysis, contextual data management and mining for big data
  • Multi-modal information fusion in cognitive robotics
  • Intelligent and interactive interface for cognitive services and applications
  • Machine intelligence assisted by big data and cognitive computing
  • Privacy protected discovery and adaptation
  • Standardization and implementation challenges

Important Dates

Workshop papers due: 21 April 2021

Workshop paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.  In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. Instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.


Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references. Workshop papers can add an additional 2 pages with additional page charges ($250USD/page).

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

Workshop Organizers

Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Yuhong Liu, Santa Clara University, USA

Yin Zhang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Program Committee

Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria, Italy

Haider Abbas, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

Jeungeun Song, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Iztok Humar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Shamim Hossain, King Saud University

Limei Peng, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Yujie Li, Fukuoka University, Japan

Shenglin Mu, Ehime University, Japan

Shota Nakashima, Yamaguchi University, Japan

CCR 2021 is sponsored by the IEEE Big Data Special Technical Community.

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