The 20th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications

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Certificates of attendance now available

11th July 2020

Dear ICCSA participants,

The certificates of attendance are now available in the the registration and submission platform.
You will be able to download your certificate, together with the invoice, on your page in the registration platform.

For any changes or corrections, please send you requests:

Soon, we will put online also the certificates for workshop and session chairs. 

Certificates of attendance coming soon...

6th July 2020

Dear ICCSA participants,

The certificates of attendance will be generated in bulk from the data you’ve inserted on the registration and submission platform.
You will find your certificate on your page in the registration platform when it is ready.

To put the correct information on the certificates, please make sure that your data (names, affiliation, etc.) is correct on the platform before 8th July.
Shortly thereafter, we will produce the certificates and inform you on ICCSA website that they are ready.

We will follow the same procedure for workshop chairs, who will thus find two certificates on their page in the registration platform.

Thank you.

Thank you!

Sunday, 5th July 2020

Dear colleagues, friends, ICCSA 2020 participants,

Thank you for participating at ICCSA 2020. We hope you all had a productive and pleasant conference experience.

Our Riot platform will remain open to let you access the presentations, and for whatever use you want to make of it.

In the next days we will process requests, certificates, and other pending issues, including wrapping up the proceedings.

In case you missed the key events of the conference, we remind you that they are all available on YouTube:


Thank you again, and looking forward seeing you next year at ICCSA2021, hopefully in Cagliari!

Day 4 Key Events (4th July)

  • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CET Closing Keynote Panel
    How to think about the future, without predicting it."
    YouTube live stream

  • Immediately after: Best Papers Awards and Closing Ceremony

Day 3 Key Events (3rd July)

  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CET Keynote
    "Astrochemistry: a new challenge for computational chemistry"
    YouTube live stream

    Visit Keynote Lectures page for more information.

  • Parallel sessions take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 a.m. to 19:30 p.m. CET

Day 2 Key Events (2nd July)

Day 1 Key Events (1st July)

  • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony
    YouTube live stream

    with the official welcome address by Corrado Zoppi,
    President of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari


  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Lecture
    YANEER BAR-YAM, "Complexity: Modelling and Risk Management for Covid"
    YouTube live stream

    Visit Keynote Lectures page for more information.

  • Parallel sessions take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 a.m. to 19:30 p.m. CET

UPDATED Full Conference Timetable

30th June 2020, 11:45 p.m. CET

We have UPDATED the full conference timetable. Check it out...

The Guide to ICCSA2020 Parallel Sessions

29th June 2020, 8 a.m. CET

We're publishing the guide on how to participate in the parallel sessions. It provides all the essential instructions on how to watch or join, participate and present in the sessions.

We ask all the ICCSA 2020 participants to read it carefully. The session chairs should pay extra attention for the directions about chairing sessions.

Go to the Guide...

"First Contact" meetups kick off

17th June, 2020, 1:00 a.m. CET.

We're kicking off the pre-conference meetups on the ICCSA Riot platform!

Right now, Europe and Africa are going to sleep, but the Pacific, Australia and Asia are gradually waking up. And the Americas are still up, although it's still 25th there.
So, feel free to look around, find your workshops and tracks, have a look at the uploaded presentations. (Some are still missing, but they are likely coming in the next hours...)

To learn how to access the ICCSA Riot platform, please see "How to ICCSA" page.

Have a good and pleasant "first contact".

Detailed conference programme coming soon...

26th June 2020

Dear ICCSA participants,

Just a brief update, to inform you that we're now in the process of building the detailed timetable of the parallel sessions.

Yesterday was the deadline for registration, so now that we have the full picture, it will take us few days to build the timetable.

Considering we need to fit all the papers in sessions, assign chairs, and check with workshop chairs about the order of presentations, we plan to publish it by Monday 29th June.

Just to give you an idea, we’re planning to run 6 parallel videoconferencing rooms on ICCSA Jitsi platform.
Following the rough time landscape in "Programme at a glance", the timetable will be organised in 1-hour time slots, with 4 papers presented per hour.
As you know, we’re allocating 10 minutes for each paper (8 min. presentation + 2 min.), so with 4 papers per hour we will be incorporating some robustness into it, with some extra time the session chairs will have at their disposal.

Thank you for your attention, and see you soon for the "First contact": the pre-conference meetups...

Programme at a glance

24th June, 2020

We have published the "Programme at a glance" page.

We remind all the participants to go through the "How to ICCSA" page, for instructions on sending their presentations and joining the pre-conference meetups.

Also, we invite workshop chairs to start creating rooms and uploading received presentations at the ICCSA Riot platform.

Thank you.

How to ICCSA (2020 Edition)

21th June, 2020

Dear ICCSA 2020 participants,

We have published the "How to ICCSA" page. In this page we present an overview of the conference activities, and want to give you preliminary guidelines and instructions for you to be able to participate.

To offer a well-rounded conference experience, we are organising two types of activities for each main track and workshop:

  1. “First Contact”: pre-conference asynchronous meetups, from 27th June

  2. “The Thing”: live, synchronous presentation and discussion sessions during the days of the conference, from 1st to 4th July

So, read on...

Keynote line-up

21th June, 2020

We believe we have secured a formidable line-up of speakers for this year's conference. We will have three keynote lectures and the closing keynote panel:

  • 1st July: Opening Keynote Lecture
    Yaneer Bar-Yam, "Complexity: Modelling and Risk Management for Covid"
  • 2nd July: Keynote Lecture
    Vincenzo Piuri, "Ambient Intelligence for Smart Living"
  • 3rd July: Keynote Lecture
    Cecilia Ceccarelli, "Astrochemistry: a New Challenge for Computational Chemistry"
  • 4th July: Closing keynote panel
    Mike Batty, Denise Pumain and Alexis Tsoukias, "POST-PANDEMIC CITIES: How to think about the future, without predicting it."

All the keynote events will be streamed live on ICCSA Youtube channel. (We will publish the link few days before the conference start).

For more information on the invited speakers and their talks see the Keynote lectures page


The 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2020) has been held on July 1 - 4, 2020 ONLINE in collaboration with the University of Cagliari, Italy.

ICCSA 2020 has been the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), previously held in Saint Petersburg, Russia (2019), Melbourne, Australia (2018), Trieste, Italy (2017), Beijing. China (2016), Banff, Canada (2015), Guimaraes, Portugal (2014), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2013), Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2012), Santander, Spain (2011), Fukuoka, Japan (2010), Suwon, Korea (2009), Perugia, Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007), Glasgow, UK (2006), Singapore (2005), Assisi, Italy (2004), Montreal, Canada (2003), and (as ICCS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands  (2002) and San Francisco, USA (2001). The first ICCSA conference was co-organized by C.J.K. Tan (UK) and M. Gavrilova (U of Calgary, Canada) in 2003.  

Computational Science is a main pillar of most of the present research, industrial and commercial activities and plays a unique role in exploiting Information and Communication Technologies as innovative technologies.

The ICCSA Conference offers a real opportunity to discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced enabling solutions able to shape new trends in Computational Science.

Submitted papers will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

All accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and indexed by Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in ISI Web of Science), and several other indexing services. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers.

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Springer is able to manage ORCID ID related to the authors and the Proceedings Volumes Editors! Please add the ORCID ID related to each author of your submitted paper!!!

Warning: Fake ICCSA Conference by WASET  
We have noticed the existence of organisations such as WASET that run fake “conferences” in order to make profit with the registration fees, often spoofing the names of real conferences. WASET claims to be organising a conference called ICCSA next year, which is a FAKE ICCSA conference.  
The Real ICCSA conference has been organised by the ICCSA Society since 2003. We do not have any involvement with WASET. Please spread this news to your contacts and communities so that nobody mistakenly participates to such fake conferences.  
WASET is predator publisher. Go to this Wiki Link:,_Engineering_and_Technology 

The conference is organized in cooperation with:

Logo_Università_di_Cagliari.jpg   University of Cagliari, Italy


This conference is proudly sponsored by:


springer.png   Springer International Publishing


Computers Journal    Computers Open Access Journal

IEEE Italy Section Logo    IEEE Italy Section

GRSS Logo    Centre-North Italy Chapter IEEE GRSS

 Italian  Section of Computer Society Logo   Italy Section of the Computer Society

logounipg.png  University of Perugia, Italy


logoBasilicataUniversity.jpg  University of BasilicataItaly

MonashU.png Monash University
, Australia


KyushuSangyoUniv.jpg     Kyushu Sangyo UniversityJapan


 EENG.png  University of MinhoPortugal

Associazione Scientifica Infrastrutture Trasporto Associazione Scientifica Infrastrutture Trasporto (Scientific Association Transport Infrastructures) , Italy

Regione Sardegna

             Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Comune Cagliari

                    Comune di Cagliari