ICI 2021
The 7th International Symposium on Intercloud and IoT

23-25 August 2021, Virtual (Online)

Intercloud and IoT (ICI)

Co-located with FiCloud 2021 and Deep-BDB 2021.

Call for Papers

Intercloud aims to create a cloud of clouds in order to enable interconnection between heterogeneous clouds. Objectives are to share resources, support extreme workload, efficiently process big data and place data and compute power closer to places where they are needed more. Intercloud can also minimise the vendor lock-in problem so that users can use services offered by multiple clouds.
Intercloud can be used in a wide spectrum of applications including the IoT. For instance, according to the Cisco's Internet of Things Business Unit, Cisco plans to enhance IoT services through Intercloud in order to localise compute power and data processing where these are needed more ─ e.g., "sensors on a cargo ship can monitor whether the containers on board have shifted en route or gotten too hot or too cold. All those readings may add up to more data than is economical to send in real time to a data center half a world away via a narrowband satellite link” (Computerworld).

The objective of the International Symposium on Intercloud and IoT (ICI) is to discuss and develop new models, methods, and techniques in order to realise the true vision of Intercloud and IoT services. It aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in order to discuss ideas and share knowledge on various issues related to the theme of the symposium.

Topics of the symposium include (but not limited to):

  • Architectures and models
  • Integration and collaboration
  • Network design and architecture
  • Software systems
  • Data processing and management
  • Context-aware services
  • Security, trust and privacy
  • Fault tolerance and reliability
  • Performance evaluation and modelling
  • Network communication protocols
  • Service selection and provisioning
  • Rules and policies
  • Business models and standards
  • Service level agreements
  • Legal, ethical and social aspects


General Chair

Muhammad Younas

Oxford Brookes University

Program Chair

Hajar Mousannif

Cadi Ayyad University

Workshops Coordinator

Filipe Portela

University of Minho

Local Organizing Chairs

Flora Amoto
Francesco Piccialli

University of Naples
Federico II, Italy


Said Mahmoudi

UMons Mons

Jihad Zahir

Cadi Ayyad University

Tolga Ensari

Arkansas Tech University

Samia Loucif

Zayed University

Aimad Qazdar

Cadi Ayyad University

Alba Amato

Italian National Research
Center, Italy

Issam Qaffou

Cadi Ayyad University

Pınar Kirci

Istanbul University

Zouhair E. Abou Elassad

Cadi Ayyad University

Joyce El Haddad

University of Paris Dauphine

Younes Oulad Sayad

Ibn Zohr University

Hiba Asri

Ibn Zohr University

Aimad Karkouch

Ibn Zohr University

Noussair Lazrak

Cadi Ayyad University

Amel Nejjari

Abdel Malek Essaadi University

Besri Zineb

Abdel Malek Essaadi University

El Habib Nfaoui

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah
University, Morocco

Sara Qassimi

Cadi Ayyad University

Tarik Agouti

Cadi Ayyad University


Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The page limit is 6 to 8 pages. Papers should be prepared using IEEE two-column template. CPS Proceedings Author Guidelines are available at: Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

Submitted research papers may not overlap with papers that have already been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All papers accepted for this symposium are peer-reviewed and are to be published in the conference proceedings by the Conference Publishing Service (CPS) .

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair submission system: Paper Submission Link.


Submission Deadline

20 May 2021

Authors Notification

01 June 2021

Manuscript Due

15 June 2021


Registrations for the conference and workshops are done online through EasyConferences. Participants may pay instantly using their credit card (VISA/MASTERCARD), or they may choose to pay through the bank. A one-stop-shop software is used for the whole registration process. The whole process is easy to use, secure, and can be completed in a few minutes.

Further details will be available soon.


For queries, please send email to us:

Email: Symposium Chairs