Welcome to the International Conference on Wireless, Intelligent and Distributed Environment for COMmunication (WIDECOM 2019), Feb. 11-13, 2019, University of Milan, Italy

With the vital role played by wireless networks in the current era of digital communication and the strong growth in information and computing power offered by computing clusters and information services over stationary networks, there is an increasing demand for a flexible and cheap infrastructure for collecting and monitoring real-world data nearly everywhere. This integration of wireless mobile systems and network computing raises new challenges with respect to the dependability of integrated applications and the intelligence-driven security threats against the platforms supporting these applications.

The WIDECOM conference solicits papers addressing issues related to new dependability paradigms, design, and performance of dependable network computing and mobile systems, as well as issues related to the security of these systems.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers, students, scientists and engineers working in academia and industry to share their experiences, new ideas and research results in the above-mentioned areas.

Extended versions of selected papers at Widecom 2019 will be considered for publication in Special Issues of the International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing (IJSSC); the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), Inderscience, UK, and the Internet of Things, Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, Elsevier.