ANT 2019

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Date: Apr 29, 2019 5:00 am – May 02, 2019 4:00 pm CDT
Location: Leuven, Belgium

10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2019)

The 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2019) is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies related areas. ANT 2019 will be held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0 (EDI40).

Conference Tracks
- Agent Systems, Intelligent Computing and Applications
- Big Data and Analytics
- Cloud Computing
- Context-awareness and Multimodal Interfaces
- Emerging Networking, Tracking and Sensing Technologies
- Human Computer Interaction
- Internet of Things
- Mobile Networks, Protocols and Applications
- Modeling and Simulation in Transportation Sciences
- Multimedia and Social Computing
- Service Oriented Computing for Systems & Applications
- Smart, Sustainable Cities and Climate Change Management
- Smart Environments and Applications
- Systems Security and Privacy
- Systems Software Engineering
- Vehicular Networks and Applications
- General Track: Distributed systems, networks and applications

ANT 2019 will be held in Leuven, Belgium. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Brussels. It is the 10th largest municipality in Belgium and the fourth in Flanders. Leuven is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence. The related university hospital of UZ Leuven, is one of the largest hospitals of Europe. The city is also known for being the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer and one of the five largest consumer-goods companies in the world.

Leuven's Town Hall is one of the best-known Gothic town halls worldwide and Leuven's pride and joy. It took three architects and thirty years to build it. Leuven's 'Hall of Fame' features 236 statues, which were only added to the façade after 1850. There are 220 men and 16 women in total. On the bottom floor are famous Leuven scientists, artists and historical figures, dressed in Burgundian garb. The first floor is reserved for the patron saints of the various parishes of Leuven. Above them the façade is adorned by the counts and dukes of Brabant while the towers primarily feature biblical figures.

All ANT 2019 accepted papers will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Science is hosted by Elsevier on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will be indexed by Scopus ( and by Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation Index ( All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( Moreover, all accepted papers will be indexed in DBLP ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings.


General Chairs

  • Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK
  • Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs

  • Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
  • Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, IMOB – Hasselt University, Belgium

Local Chair

  • An Nevns, Hasselt University, Belgium

Workshops Chair

  • Stéphane Galland, UTBM, France

Advisory Committee

  • Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
  • Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Peter Sloot, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
  • Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Peter Thomas, Manifesto Research, Australia

International Journals Chair

  • Michael Sheng, Macquarie University, Australia

Program Vice Chairs

  • Imene Lahyani Abdennadher, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Boulmakoul Azedine, Hassan II University, Morocco
  • Marcel Baunach, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Tom Bellemans, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, UK
  • Kechar Bouabdellah, Oran 1 Ahmed BenBella University, Algeria
  • Samia Bouzefrane,CEDRIC Lab Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Wael El-Medany, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
  • John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jason Jaskolka, Carleton University, Canada
  • Flavio Lombardi, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
  • Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA
  • Ahmed Nait Sidi Moh, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
  • Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, University of Paris 1, France
  • Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
  • Khaled Shaaban, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Ridha Soua, Luxembourg University, Luxembourg
  • Yves Vanrompay, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Yun Zhou, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Publicity Chairs

  • Wim Ectors, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Davidekova Monika, Comenius University, Slovak Republic

International Liaison Chairs

  • Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
  • Paul Davidsson, Malmo University, Sweden
  • David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

Steering Committee

  • Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada (Chair and ANT Founder)
  • Conference
  • 2019