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Welcome to V-WAC 2021!

Theme: Applied Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Automation in the 21st Century

WAC is an international non-profit technical meeting dedicated to the dissemination of latest information among all nations of the world. It has always prided itself on helping scientists and professionals from economically disadvantaged nations to the meeting to help pave the road between the North and the South. Some of the proceeds of WAC meetings go to the World Students Scholarship Fund, Inc. - a non-profit New Mexico Corporation. This corporation has already raised close to $40K for needy students. WAC has technical sponsorship by IEEE SMC.

Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Papers will be submitted via the EDAS system. EDAS

Physical-in-person sessions: Accepted Papers are expected to be presented physically at the event venue.
Venue: WAC 2021 was originally planned to be held as WAC 2020 at the Conference Center, Taipei Tech Taipei, Taiwan. Due to ongoing covid-19 crisis, the Congress will be held virtually using EDAS. More details will be added to this website when ready.

Important Dates

Event Date
Regular Papers Due May 10, 2021
Special Sessions Papers Due May 10, 2021
Special Sessions of 4 papers Due April 18, 2021
Acceptance May 20, 2021
Final manuscripts upload and early registration June 15, 2021
First Day of WAC 2021Aug. 1, 2021
Last Day of WAC 2021 Aug. 5, 2021

Call for Papers

Information on this site is available here as a downloadable file.

Author Instructions

Instructions on paper submissions can be found on the Author Information page.

Topics in Scope

Smart Cities
Smart Living
Non Binary Computing
Lounge Room Manufacturing
Autonomy & autonomous systems
Human and public health
Covid-19 Pandemics including prediction, prevention and treatment
Support System for persons with disabilities
Space technologies
Analytics & Data Science
Community Safety
Climate Change
Sustainable Manufacturing
Circular Economy
Pandemic resilience in air transportation systems
System of systems -An framework for understanding advancement of Human Health amidst massive diversity
Models of community response to health care delivery innovations
AI-CAD (computer-aided-diagnosis)
Social simulation
Home healthcare technologies
Predictive medicine
Smart healthcare
IOT based medical devices
Cyber Physical systems
Smart factories
Smart homes
Industry 4.0
Autonomous reconfiguration and AI
Data Centers and Network systems
Manufacturing and automation
Big data analytics for medical records
Artificial intelligence for medical imaging
Mining medical literature with deep learning and natural language processing techniques
Situational awareness and Cyber security
Cyber-crime defense and forensics
Next generation cellular network fraud and security
AI for Security and Security for AI
Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection
Security and Privacy for E-Health
Security and Privacy for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, and prevention
Supply Chain Resilience
Transfer Learning

Tracks and Special Sessions


Intelligent / Smart Manufacturing
  • Chair: Dr. Bernadetta Kwintiana Ane
  • Chair: Dr. Diego Andina
  • Chair: Dr. Michael S Packianather

Intelligent Systems and Technologies for Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • Chair: Dr. Takenori Obo

IoT and Smart Home
  • Chair: Dr. Yutaka Arakawa
  • Chair: Dr. Keiichi Yasumoto

Medical, Healthcare and Human Assist Technology
  • Chair: Dr. Noboru Takagi
  • Chair: Dr. Kokuki Nagamune

Maritime Systems Engineering
  • Chair: Dr. Koji Murai

Energy Conservation and Enhancement in Wireless Cognitive Radio Networks with Analytics
  • Chair: Dr. K.Vijayalakshmi

Advances in Predictive Analytics and Machine Vision: Principles and Applications
  • Chair: Dr. MK Lim
  • Chair: Dr. WK Lai
  • Chair: Dr. CP Lim

Human Assist Robots
  • Chair: Dr. Kazuo Kiguchi

  • Chair: Dr. Ilsun You

Digitalization of Energy Systems
  • Chair: Dr. Felix Rafael Segundo Sevilla

Intelligent Techniques and Mechanisms in Human Life
  • Chair: Dr. Kambiz Tehrani

Special Session for Junior Authors
  • Chair: Anthony Nolan

Robotics and Intelligent Systems
  • Chair: Dr. Anjan Kumar Ray

Special Sessions

WAC 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

Prof. Yutaka Hata
WAC Lifetime Achievement Award
Hyogo University
Prof. Saeid Nahavandi
WAC Lifetime Achievement Award
Deakin University

WAC 2021 Keynotes

Prof. Saeid Nahavandi
WAC Honoree Keynote
Deakin University
Prof. Yutaka Hata
WAC Honoree Keynote
Hyogo University
Dr. Ilsun You
WAC Honoree Keynote
Soonchunhyang University
South Korea

Lifetime Achievement Keynote: 5G SA Security Framework

Abstract: The recent advent of 5G networks is driving innovation in various fields. In 2021, it is highly expected that commercial standalone 5G will be released while openning toward a telco cloud-based application convergence network without relying on the 4G core network. Obviously, without well-designed security, such 5G innovation cannot be successful. Accordingly, the 3GPP SA3 Working Group has standardized the standalone 5G security architecture by developing the 3GPP TS 33.501 technical specification entitled “Security architecture and procedures for 5G system”. This talk will introduce the 3GPP5G security architecture with focus on authencitaion, key management, privacy protection, and network slice security, followed by discussing security issues caused by fake base stations.
Dr. Eesa Bastaki
WAC Honoree Keynote
Dubai University
Prof. Abdollah Ebbie Homaifar
WAC Honoree Keynote
North Carolina A&T State University
Prof. James M. Tien
WAC Honoree Keynote
University of Miami

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Dr. Mo Jamshidi, USA

Organizing Committee

Jenq-Haur Wang, Taiwan
Wen-Hsiang Hsieh, Taiwan
Yao-Liang Chung, Taiwan

Publication Chairs

Dr. Patrick Benavidez, USA

Finance Chair

Jila Jamshidi, USA

Program Committee


Dr. Syoji Kobashi, Japan


Dr. Kazuo Kiguchi, Japan
Dr. Ilsun You, South Korea
Zheng Xu, China
Jenq-Haur Wang, Taiwan
Dr. Ben Horan, Australia
Dr. Dan DeLaurentis, USA
Zijun Zhang, Hong Kong
Mohammad Rajabali Nejad, The Netherlands
Montri Wiboonrat, Thailand
Nguyen Dinh Duc, Vietnam

Congress Fees

Paper fees (paid once per paper):
  • Publication fee: $250 per paper
  • Extra paper by the same author fee: $200 (maximum of one paper)
  • Extra page: $100 (maximum 2 extra pages per paper). Required to be paid at the time of uploading the final paper on EDAS
Participation fees (paid once per person, including authors):
  • Non-IEEE members: $100
  • IEEE members: $50
  • Students: $50