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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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Friday June 10: QUORS sessions will be moved to Augusta (Level 2). 
COMPSAC Welcome Reception, 6 - 7:30 - Garden Courtyard (Level 2)

NEW! Big Data Initiative Competition: $1,000 prize, open to all COMPSAC participants. Sign up by June 6!

The SigniChat is now available for participants! Authors and presenters can upload and browse presentations on The SigniChat conference mobile app is also now available. Get SigniChat app at the AppStore and browse presentations with this app.

Call for Participation

Updated: Call for Posters 

Call for Exhibits

PDF Call for Papers    

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 presented 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 presented 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 Software IT Professional Journal of Information Processing
  IEEE Pervasive Computing   IEEE Emerging Topics in Computing   IT Professional

COMPSAC Sponsors


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IEEE logo           

IEEE Big Data    

IEEE Future Directions

Industry Supporters



Information Processing Society of Japan   

Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers logo   


China Computer Federation logo

Looking for a lunch spot? 

Friday and Tuesday: Check out Yelp! and filter results for distance from the Sheraton, meal price, etc...

Lunch will be served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the Atlanta Ballroom, Level One


Advance registration is open. Due date is May 1, 2016. Please note that COMPSAC does not offer travel grants or travel subsidies to conference presenters or attendees.

Hotel Reservations


Click here to make your room reservation with COMPSAC discount!

Transportation from the Atlanta Airport

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) offers convenient rail service from the airport for $2.50 (one way), with a travel time of 20 minutes. The Sheraton Atlanta is closest to the Peachtree Center Station, Stop #N1 on the red line. Guests should take the north exit and turn left onto Andrew Young International Boulevard. The Sheraton Atlanta is two blocks ahead on the right. 

Authors: Paper Submission

Please click this link to go to the main conference/symposia paper submission system.

Workshop paper submission links are available on the individual workshop web pages. 

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Important Dates

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

November 30, 2015: Main conference abstracts due (optional)

December 11, 2015Extended: December 23, 2015: Main conference submissions due

February 29, 2016: Main conference paper notifications

March 6, 2016: Extended: March 18, 2016: Workshop papers due;  Posters due

March 7, 2016 Extended: March 29, 2016: Doctoral Symposium papers due; Fast Abstracts due

March 28, 2016: March 31, 2016: Workshop & Poster paper notifications

March 28, 2016  April 1, 2016: Doctoral Symposium, Fast Abstract notifications

April 7, 2016: Camera ready and registration due (all)


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