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5th International Symposium on Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems


MISC 2018

December 16-18, 2018, Laghouat, Algeria,




1st Call for Papers


We are happy to announce that the MISC laboratory at Constantine 2 University organizes the fifth edition of the symposium MISC'2018 from 16 to 18 December 2018 in the University of Laghouat, Algeria. This symposium is intended as a tradition offering open forum and meeting space for researchers working in the field of complex systems science.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate to this event by submitting your latest research and development results in all areas of complex systems.

All the papers are subject to rigorous peer-review by at least two members of scientific committee or additional reviewers.




All accepted scientific papers will be published in full length in Springer proceedings books series LNNS (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems).




Tthe University of Laghouat is a growing university located in a beautiful city in southern Algeria located around important tourist sites. Laghouat is the capital city of the Laghouat Province (Wilaya de Laghouat), Algeria, 400 km south of the Algerian capital Algiers in the Atlas Mountains. Nearby, in Hassi R'Mel, there is the largest natural gas reserve in Africa. The city was founded in the 11th Century. The Turks captured Laghouat in 1786 and in 1852, the French took over the city. Since 1962, it is an Algerian province. Laghouat town in Northern Algeria is an oasis on the north edge of the Sahara Desert. The city is known for rug and tapestry weaving. Some sites and monuments: 
rock engravings (El-Ghicha, Hosbain), Kourdane (Tidjani Museum), old Ksours, palm groves and the meteoritic crater of Madna discovered in 1928 which is the second in the world. In addition, Zaouia Tidjania, headquartered in Ain Madhi, continues to receive many followers.




The symposium will have three tracks:

Track 1: Networking and Communication Systems

        Topics:  includes, but not restricted to :             

•   Ad-hoc, sensor and mesh networks

•   New Generation Networks (4G,5G)

•   Smart Grid Networks

•   Mobile social Networks

•   Fog and Cloud Networking

•   Software Defined Networking

•   Green Communications and Networking

•   IoT and M2M Communications

•   Cross-Layer Designs and Communications

•   RFID and NFC Technologies

•   Media Access Technologies

•   Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks

•   Applications and Service Oriented Networking

 Track 2: Software Engineering and Formal Methods

        Topics:  includes, but not restricted to :             

•   Requirements elicitation and specification

•   Software and systems integration

•   Software testing and maintenance

•   Model-driven engineering

•   Software and systems quality

•   Software and information security

•   Service-oriented software engineering

•   Integration of formal methods into software engineering

•   Model transformation

•   Distributed architectures

 Track 3: Soft Computing, Optimization, Routing and Packing

        Topics:  includes, but not restricted to :             

•   Artificial neural networks and cellular automata

•   Artificial intelligence

•   Deep learning and Machine Learning

•   natural language processing

•   Combinatorial/Continuous optimisations

•   Surrogate-based optimisation

•   Multiobjective optimisation

•   Parallel and distributed computing optimisation

•   Heuristics, metaheuristics and compact metaheuristics

•   Logistics : Scheduling, Production Planning, Supply chain management


Important Dates


  -  Submission Deadline: September 10, 2018

  -  Author Notification: October 10, 2018

  -  Camera Ready: October 20, 2018

  -  Symposium days: December 16-18, 2018


Submission format


Authors are invited to submit a full paper by September 10, 2018 (firm deadline). Papers must be in English. Paper submissions should be 15 pages maximum in Springer LNCS format (including text, figures, references and appendices). LNCS templates for LaTeX and MS Word and formatting instructions can be found on:


Papers will be accepted ONLY BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION in PDF format. Submission are done via Easychair.



Organization, Program Committees, and other informations


Please refer to the symposium website: http://misc2018.misc-lab.org/



Prof Salim Chikhi

MISC 2018 General chair

University of Constantine2