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Third Palestinian International Conference on Information and
Communication Technology (PICICT 2020)
(The proceedings will be submitted to IEEE)
September 22-23, 2020
Faculty of Information Technology, IUG
Faculty of Computers and Information Technology, AQU.
Gaza, Palestine

The conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and practitioners to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, developments, applications and research results on all aspects of Information and Communication Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.


Conference Objectives

To bring together experts in the field from inside and outside Palestine to share ideas and enhance research cooperation.

To present current research issues, best practices and innovative solutions in the field.

To enhance scientific research by fostering the sharing of research experience and results between researchers from Palestine and the Arab region.

To discuss the status of Information Technology and Infrastructure in Palestine and the Middle East.


Organizer and Location

 PICTICT 2020 is jointly organized by the Faculty of Information Technology at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), and the Faculty of Computers and Information Technology at Al-Aqsa University (AQU). The conference sessions will be held in the conference halls at IUG and AQU on 22-23 September 2020.


Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate recent advances in the following areas of interest, but are not limited to:

·         Artificial Intelligence

·         Intelligent Systems And Applications

·         Business Intelligence, & Knowledge Management

·         Human-Computer Interaction

·         Evolutionary Computation

·         Internet of Things (IoT)

·         Mobile Computing and Networking

·         Data Mining

·         Big Data Analysis

·         Social Network Analysis

·         Information Retrieval

·         Semantic Web

·         Natural Language Processing and its Applications

·         Software Engineering

·         Database Technology

·         Parallel and Distributed Computing

·         Cloud Computing

·         Grid Computing

·         Computer Architecture and Microprocessors

·         Telecommunication and Network Technologies

·         Information Security and Cryptography

·         Software Security

·         Network Security and Forensics

·         Computer Vision and Image Processing

·         Multimedia HCI and Quality of Experience

·         Music, Speech and Audio Processing in Multimedia

·         Multimedia Art, Entertainment and Culture

·         Augmented Reality

·         Virtual Reality

·         Status of Information Technology and Infrastructure in Palestine and the Middle East


Publication and Evaluation Process

Each submitted paper will pass through peer-review process. Authors of any accepted paper are required to submit the final version by the deadline reported in the conference website. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings of PICICT2020. The paper will be also submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE Xplore digital library.


Paper Submission

 Submitted papers should be formatted according to the IEEE double-column conference style. To ensure the correct formatting, please use the IEEE templates provided at the link below.

It includes Latex and Word templates. Please use the Microsoft Word template with US letter size.

Consider the following points in preparing the submitted paper:

·         The paper size is U.S. letter.

·         File should be in doc format, prepared using MS Word, or pdf format.

·         Paper length is limited to 6 pages (Additional pages are subject to an extra fee). 

The submission must be through the EasyChair conference management system via the direct link

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:  August 1, 2020

Acceptance Notification: August 15, 2020

Camera-Ready paper submission: Sep 1, 2020

Conference Dates:  September 22-23, 2020  



Please direct all correspondence to:

Dr. Tawfiq S. Barhoom,

Faculty of Information Technology, 

Islamic University of Gaza.

Tel. 00970 2644000 ext. 2966

Fax. 00970 8 264 4400