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COMPSAC 2016: The 40th IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Computers, Software & Applications

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - June 10-14, 2016

Connected World: New Challenges for Data, Systems & Applications


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COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications. It is a major international forum for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results and advancements, emerging problems, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, plenary and specialized panels, fast abstracts, a doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and a number of workshops and tutorials on emerging and important topics.

The theme of the 40th COMPSAC is “Connected World: New Challenges for Data, Systems, and Applications.” Our world becomes more and more connected every day, with billions of computer applications, devices, and services interacting globally to make our lives safer, convenient, and more enjoyable. Computations, as well as sharable data and applications, are becoming available everywhere. This explosive growth brings us closer together and requires innovative technical solutions. With the rapidly shrinking gap between cyber and physical domains, we face many new challenges and new opportunities for computers, software, and applications. COMPSAC 2016 will provide a platform for in-depth discussion of such challenges both in traditional and in emerging fields such as smart and connected health, wearable computing, the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, social networking, and the smart planet.

COMPSAC 2016 will be organized as a tightly integrated union of several symposia, each of which focuses on a particular technical segment. Big data is a particularly highlighted theme in our symposia. Furthermore, COMPSAC 2016 will also include a student research symposium/competition, fast abstracts sessions, workshops, poster sessions, panels, and keynotes to facilitate discourse on and deepen the understanding of these challenges by furthering the fundamental contributions needed for advances in computing systems. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.

Paper Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.

The review and selection process for submissions is designed to identify papers that break new ground and provide substantial support for their results and conclusions as significant contributions to the field. Submissions will be selected that represent a major advancement in the subject of the symposia to which they are submitted. Authors of submissions with a limited contribution or scope may be asked to revise their submissions into a more succinct camera-ready format; e.g., a short paper, workshop paper, fast abstract, or poster. An independent review panel for submitted industrial practice reports has been established to conduct peer reviews using a different, but as rigorous, set of review criteria from the industrial perspective.

All accepted contributions will be included the conference proceedings. The length of a camera-ready regular paper or industry practice report is limited to 10 pages. Short papers and workshop papers are limited to 6 pages; fast abstracts to 2 pages; and posters to 1 page. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines in preparing your paper. Each accepted paper (full, short, industry, workshop, or fast abstract) is required to be registered at full rate by one of its authors. Reduced registration rates are available for posters and Student Research Symposium papers, but such registrations will provide limited privileges during the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society. In order to enable indexing through INSPEC and EI Index, and inclusion in the IEEE digital library, a paper must be presented in person by one of its authors.

A special poster session will be dedicated to Work-in-Progress, new ideas, and emerging fields and research topics in computers, software and applications. An area on the conference premises will be designated for the presentation of such posters. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts and be present for the entire duration of session. Attendees will browse the posters and directly interact with the presenters. Thus, the poster session is intended to be an informal, conversational forum for new ideas.

Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards will be presented by COMPSAC 2016. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. Student Research Symposium papers and posters are encouraged; a reduced registration rate applies. Authors of the best technical contributions will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for consideration by reputable journals. In the past, certain technical contributions to COMPSAC were designated for eventual publication in journals including IEEE Transactions on Services ComputingJournal of Systems and Software, and Computer Communications — among others.

With agreement of the authors, some accepted papers may be submitted for consideration for publication by other IEEE Computer Society journals.  In the past, this has occurred with the IEEE Journal of Emerging Technologies

Past and Present Collaborative Journals and Publications

Computer Journal of Systems and oftware IT Professional Journal of Information Processing      

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Important Dates

September 25, 2015  Extended: October 15, 2015: Workshop/tutorial proposals due

November 30, 2015: Main conference abstracts due

December 11, 2015: Main conference submissions due

February 29, 2016: Main conference paper notifications

March 6, 2016: Workshop papers due

March 28, 2016: Workshop paper notifications

April 7, 2016: Camera ready and registration due