Workshops for this course

Call for Workshops/Special-Sessions

Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and the Computer Society of Iran (CSI) are jointly organizing the 25th International Computer Conference (CSICC 2020) to be held in the School of Computer Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, on January 1-2, 2020.

The organizing committee invites all scientists, researchers, experts and enthusiasts in all areas of, computer and electrical engineering to submit their proposals for workshops/special sessions. The goal of the workshops is to provide a forum for the presentation of the most recent scientific/industrial achievements to boost the knowledge and expertise of the interested audience of this conference. As the theme for this year’s conference is “5G Networks and Beyond: Enabling Technologies and Applications”, workshops/special-sessions under this theme is encouraged.

Please fill the workshop/special-session proposal form here.

Call for Workshops
Workshop/Special-Session Proposal Submission Deadline November 1, 2019
Workshop/Special-Session Proposal Notification of Acceptance November 21, 2019
In case of acceptance and if applicable:
Submission Deadline for Pamphlets, (Presentation) Slides, and other Documents (to be published in limited quantities)
December 11, 2019

The Workshops for the 25th International Computer Conference are as Follows:

  Workshop Title Presenter More info about Presenter
1 Internet of Things Dr. Eisa Zarepour, Iran university of science and technology More info about Dr. Zarepour
2 Deep Learning Dr. Mohammad Taher Pilehvar, Iran university of science and technology More info about Dr. Pilehvar
3 Block Chain Dr. Mohammad Hossein Rezvani- Islamic Azad university of Qazvin More info about Dr. Rezvani
4 Fake News Detection Dr. Sauleh Etemadi & Dr. Mohammad Taher Pilehvar, Iran university of science and technology More info about Dr. Etemadi
More info about Dr. Pilehvar
5 Nanoscale Communication Dr. Eisa Zarepour, Iran university of science and technology More info about Dr. Zarepour

Information about Workshops

  • Deep Learning

    Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Taher Pilehvar, Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology

    Deep learning has perhaps been the most trending buzzword for the past couple of years. In this mini workshop I will try to provide a very broad overview of the current state of deep learning and delineate, with the help of a set of examples from machine vision and natural language processing, the recent advancements in the field and the main research challenges ahead.

  • Wireless Nanoscale Sensor Networks: An Introduction, Challenges and Opportunities

    Presenter: Dr. Eisa Zarepour, Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology

    Following the success of conventional macro-scale wireless sensor networks, researchers are now investigating the viability of wireless nanoscale sensor networks (WNSNs), which are formed by establishing communication between devices made from nanomaterials (nanomotes). Nanomotes are not just miniature versions of existing sensors, but at nanoscale they exhibit some extraordinary properties, which can be utilised to accomplish novel atomic-level sensing tasks. Due to unique properties of nanmotes, it is envisaged that WNSNs can support completely new types of applications in medical, biological, industrial, martial and chemical fields, beyond what could be achieved with conventional sensor networks. Within this context, this talk captures the state of the art in electromagnetic WNSNs which nanomotes employ electromagnetic wave, radiated from novel nanoscale wireless antenna such as Graphene-based or Carbon nanotube-based radios. The possible applications and the major research challenges in realising WNSNs would be also briefly discussed.

  • Workshop on Principles and Concepts of Blockchain Technology

    Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Hossein Rezvani, Assistant Professor, Ghazvin Azad University.

    In recent years, the fever of blockchain worldwide has been high and in many areas such as e-voting, computer games, banking industry, arts and media, social networks, real estate transactions and many other have been used. Contrary to popular belief, the emergence of Blockchain dates back to relatively distant years. In the 1990s, two physicians, Haber and Storenta, proposed the idea of blockchain, which was used to protect computer networks from spam. However, Blockchain was quickly sidelined, and it was not until it was reborn in 2008 by a person or group called Satoshi Nakamoto with cryptocurrency as Bitcoin. The most important application of the Bitcoin network is that it can be used to exchange cryptocurrencies in the form of an electronic wallet.
    You may be surprised to find that over 3000 blockchain networks have been defined by different individuals and entities, but only a handful of them have received public approval! In 2014, the Ethereum blockchain was introduced by Vitalik Buterin. The main advantage of the Ethereum blockchain was the Smart Contract programming capabilities. In fact, distributed applications, or in abbreviate dApps, are based on blockchain smart contract capabilities.
    Although Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains are arguably the most popular and most favored block-chains, efforts have be made in the form of emerging blockchains such as Ripple, Litequin, Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, IOTA, MONERO, Hyperledger, etc. In the next five to ten years, the Gartner Institute predicts that the world will see rapid growth and the increasing expansion of blockchain products.
    In this workshop, in addition to briefly outlining the principles and concepts of blockchain, we are going to outline the key concept of each blockchain system, namely the consensus mechanism of its nodes. We will also describe the process of converting the concept of two-way auditing (between buyer and seller in a transaction) into a concept of three-way auditing with the presence of a buyer, seller, and blockchain-based validation network. Finally, we will introduce use-cases from various domains related to blockchain.