Special sessions

    Special session: Impact of intelligent systems and data science on the research fields of agriculture, aquaculture, and biomedicine for sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region (ISDS-AAB)


    Sustainable development under climate change is an important issue in the Mekong Delta region and technical innovation is expected in the agricultural, aquaculture, and biomedical fields toward its rational solution. Can Tho University, known as an academia center of the Mekong Delta, has promoted that innovation through the JICA-supported industry-academia collaboration projects* and the regional collaboration activities (SDMD2045). Since intelligent systems and data science are essential for that innovation, there are strong expectations for collaborative researches with these specialists. This session aims to share such collaborative researches in the agricultural, aquaculture, and/or biomedical fields to discuss these impacts on the technical innovation**. Any preliminary or ongoing research is also welcome even before actual collaboration to discuss its potential for future collaboration. Participation is strongly encouraged to young researchers and students interested in interdisciplinary research as well as technical innovation.


    Any kind of collaborative research is welcome related to the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, and biomedicine. The actual collaboration result is favorable, but not mandatory. New ideas or preliminary attempts on intelligent systems and data science for such fields are also welcome. Typical keywords include (but not limited to): environment monitoring, crop estimation, quality assessment, biomedical and medical image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, academia-industry cooperation, etc.

    Important dates

    - Deadline for submission: 16.07.2023 ==> extended to 30.07.2023 (firm deadline)

    - Acceptance notification: 03.09.2023

    - Deadline for final papers: 09.09.2023

    - Conference dates: 11.11.2023 - 12.11.2023




    All accepted papers will be published in one of the following methods (based on the review results):

    - Proceedings: Papers with acceptance rate less than 40% will be published by Springer Verlag in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS - indexed in Scopus, Q4). More details about this series can be referred at https://www.springer.com/series/7899

    Registration fee for each paper/author in Proceedings:
      + For Vietnamese authors: 3.000.000 VND
      + For Foreigner authors: 300 USD

    - Special issue in journal: Papers with acceptance rate from 40% to 60% will be published by Can Tho University Journal of Science (CTUJS). These papers will be converted to the CTUJS template by the authors. More details about this journal can be referred https://ctujs.ctu.edu.vn/index.php/ctujs/index

    Registration fee for each paper/author in the CTUJS:
      + For Vietnamese authors: 1.500.000 VND
      + For Foreigner authors: 150 USD

    Moreover, the selected papers, after further revision and extension (at least 30%), will be considered for publication in special issues of the Springer Nature Computer Science (SNCS) journal  (Scopus, Q2). SNCS is a broad-based, peer reviewed journal that publishes original research in all the disciplines of computer science including various interdisciplinary aspects. SNCS is indexed and abstracted in Scopus, ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Google Scholar, etc.


    Dr. Masayuki Fukuzawa, Kyoto Institute of Technology (fukuzawa_at_kit.ac.jp)

    Dr. Truong Minh Thai, Can Tho University (tmthai_at_cit.ctu.edu.vn)


    *The Project for Enhancing Science-based Integrated Collaborations towards Sustainable Development of the Mekong Delta Region under Climate Change

    **This session is supported by JSPS Core-to-Core Program Number (JPJSCCB2023005) "Establishment of research network for agricultural biomedical research by the fusion of natural product chemistry and medical information engineering"