International Conference on Omni-layer INtelligent Systems | Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Conference
Big Data, Emerging Services and Analytics, Internet of Things, Security, Privacy and Trust, IoT, Blockchain, Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Smart City, IoT Health, eHealth, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, Edge computing, fog computing
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COINS: International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent systems

IoT | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning | Big Data | Cloud |  Sensor | Embedded Systems | Computer Architecture | EDA

Vertical Topics (Health | Smart City | Automotive | Industry 4.0 | Agriculture)

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:


Conference Program is now Available



Important Dates

  • Deadline for regular paper submission:  (December 20, 2018) (December 31, 2018)
  • Notification of acceptance of regular papers: (January 31, 2019) 
  • (February 4, 2019) 
  • Camera-ready:  (February 12, 2019)


  • Deadline for paper submission (Face Recognition track): January 15, 2019
  • Deadline for paper submission (Blockchain for IoT track): January 15, 2019
  • Deadline for paper submission (Advanced Stacking Many-core Systems): January 15, 2019


  • Deadline for Doctoral Symposium: January 15, 2019



Conference Tracks

  • Track 1: Internet of Things (IoT): 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

Please click on the following links to see the CfP of each special track in pdf.


Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Symposium provides doctoral students at different stages in their research an opportunity to present their problem statement, goals, methods, and results to receive constructive feedback on their current research and future research directions. Paper on PhD research project (max. 2-4 pages) should conform to the ACM or IEEE format.

  • Deadline for Doctoral Symposium: January 15, 2019



COINS is sponsored by IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). Moreover, the proceeding will be published in ACM. Accepted papers are allowed six pages in the conference proceedings free of charge. Each additional page beyond six pages is subject to the page charge at 150 Euro per page up to the eight-page limit. ACM will hold the copyright for COINS proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must sign an ACM copyright release form for their paper.

Extended versions of selected best papers will be published in a special issue of the ISI indexed Elsevier journal “Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design” (MICPRO) having the 2016 Impact Factor as high as 1.025


Paper Submission Link

Kindly submit a Blinded Manuscript with no author details. This conference uses double-blind review:

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.

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  • 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
  • Dr. Fangming Ye
  • Dr. Vasilis Pavlidis (IEEE CEDA)


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
  • Prof. Chung-Wei Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Farzad Samie, KIT, Germany
  • Prof. SMAIL NIAR, Université de Valenciennes, France
  • 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