International Conference on Omni-layer INtelligent Systems | COINS 2019: International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent Systems
Conference, Intelligent, Omni layer, Cross layer, Big Data, Internet of Things, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT, Crete, Greece
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COINS: International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent systems

The Intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) tsunami is affecting every aspect of our daily lives, ranging from smart cars, smart homes, smart cities, smart factories to smart health, and smart environments. Although IoT vastly expanded the possibilities to fulfill many of our needs, numerous challenges still should to be addressed in order to develop smart, consistent, suitable, safe, flexible and power-efficient systems. To enable this transformation and to better understand the untapped opportunities, the interdisciplinary landscape of IoT demands a large number of significant technological advancements in the hardware and software communities to come together and to synergize their efforts. COINS focuses on novel omni-layer techniques for smart IoT systems, by identifying new perspectives and highlighting impending research issues and challenges. In particular, this conference addresses all-important aspects of novel IoT technologies from Connected Devices, to Edge/Fog, Cloud, and application, covering manufacturing, materials, CMOS and beyond-CMOS devices, architecture, embedded systems, reconfigurable hardware, network, cloud, Omni-layer artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, emerging applications, as well as human-machine interaction. COINS also discusses the associated challenges that need to be overcome for achieving the goal of accuracy, privacy, reliability and security. The three-day COINS event consists of a conference with plenary keynote speakers, invited papers, regular papers, panels, special hot-topic sessions, and workshops.


Within the scope of the conference, the main areas of interest are organised in the following tracks. Submissions can be made to any of the track topics. In addition, several Special Sessions (with their own coordinators and subprogram committees) do also welcome contributions in specific themes of particular interest (see CfPs). All papers are reviewed following guidelines, quality requirements and thresholds that are common to all committees.


COINS Executive Committee is pleased to announce registration grants for highly skilled students who have an accepted paper. The number of grants is limited, therefore the funding is awarded on a competition basis. We are especially looking forward to applications from Middle East, and ASIA. Please do not hesitate to contact and apply to the COINS Organization (Dr.-Ing. Farshad Firouzi) via email:


Important Dates

  • Deadline for regular paper submission: December 1, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance of regular papers: January 15, 2019
  • Camera-ready: January 31, 2019


  • Deadline for paper submission (Face Recognition track): December 25, 2018




Conference Tracks

  • Track 1: Internet of Things: From Device, to Edge, and Cloud
  • Track 2: Omni-Layer Security, Privacy, and Trust
  • Track 3: Omni-layer Reliability in IoT Era
  • Track 4: VLSI, EDA, Embedded Systems, and Computer Architecture
  • Track 5: Real-time Systems
  • Track 6: Alternative and Approximate Computing
  • Track 7: Cloud Computing
  • Track 8: Programming Language and Software Engineering
  • Track 9: Big Data
  • Track 10: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, and Advanced Analytics
  • Track 11: Evolutionary Computer Vision, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Track 12: Automation Systems
  • Track 13: Automotive Systems
  • Track 14: Intelligent IoT eHealth
  • Track 15: Enterprise Architecture


Special Tracks


Paper Submission Link

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Conference Venue

Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas

Limenas Hersonissou, Heraklion 700 14, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2897 027400
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow” wrote Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most celebrated author, in Report to Greco. On the south side of the Aegean is an island that is mystical, warm and welcoming, pure and generous. Crete captures the spirit of Greece, and enchants everyone who visits it. Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Ierapetra, Malia, Hersonissos, Sitia, Sfakia: an island with numerous destinations and thousands of vibrant images. Crete captivates and seduces the senses with its impressive and majestic landscape, with its open-hearted and vivacious spirit, its rich history, its world-famous cuisine and its hospitable people.

Best Things to Do in Crete


Phaistos Minoan Palace
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Samaria Gorge
Balos Lagoon
Koules Fortress





  • Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Duke University, USA
  • Prof. Jan M. Rabaey, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Prof. David Z. Pan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA, USA
  • Dr.-Ing. Farshad Firouzi, mVISE AG, Germany


General Chairs

  • Dr. Farshad Firouzi
  • Prof. Krishnendu Chakrabarty


Program Chairs

  • Dr. Bahar Farahani, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
  • Dr. Fangming Ye, Huawei, USA
  • Dr. Vasilis Pavlidis, University of Manchester , UK


Local Chair

  • Prof. Paris Kitsos, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Greece


Publicity Chair

  • Prof. Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, (Greece), Hellas


Track Chairs

  • Prof. Jörg Henkel, KIT, Germany
  • Prof. Akash Kumar, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Jiang Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Prof. Mehrnoush Shamsfard, SBU, Iran
  • Prof. Davide Brunelli, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Pasi Liljeberg, University of Turku, Finland
  • Prof. Fereidoon Shams Aliee, SBU, Iran
  • Prof. Maria K. Michael, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Prof. Matthias König, FH-Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Prof. Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Prof. Federica Cena, Universita’ di Torino, Italy
  • Dr. Farzad Samie, KIT, Germany
  • Dr. Xing Liu, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  • Dr. Kim Grüttner, OFFIS, Germany
  • Prof. William Fornaciari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Prof. Dip Goswami, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Prof. Wanli Chang, University of York, UK