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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


CELT: COMPSAC Symposium on Computing Education & Learning Technologies


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Technology and education have wandered many separate but rarely intersecting paths throughout the 20th Century.  In the 21st Century, the convergence of cost effective computing and networking products, methodologies, and services is finally enabling more researchers and practitioners than ever before to explore innovative ways to use computer technologies to manage and enhance the teaching and learning experience.  Recognizing the importance of these trends, COMPSAC, the IEEE Computer Society's Signature computing conference, offers the COMPSAC Symposium on Computer Education and Learning Technologies (CELT). This symposium invites submissions related to this convergence in matters related, for example, to openness (e.g., source, access, and educational resources), online and hybrid or blended individualized and group instruction, collaborative methodologies, adaptive learning (Open and Big Data and/or Cloud Computing), deep learning, mobile learning, semantic computing methodologies, educational technology standards, social issues (e.g., privacy and security), K-lifelong learning, etc., that is, any contribution belonging to one or all of the three mainstream learning domains: contents, methodologies, and technologies  All submissions must conform to the general guidelines for the COMPSAC conference.

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.

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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications, as well as industrial practice reports.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 Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)- Special Issue/Section on Emerging Trends in Education.

CELT Organizing Committee

Co-General Chair
Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Co-General Chair
Manuel Castro,Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia, Spain

Program Chairs
Claudio Demartini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick, Ireland
Henry Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publicity Chair
Timothy Shih, National Central University, Taiwan

Steering Chair
Simanta Mitra, Iowa State University, USA

Standing Committee Rep
Sorel Reisman, California State University, USA

Program Committee
Russ Meier, Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
Yutaka Nakamura, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Pak Lok Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Michael Kolling, University of Kent, UK
Barbara Ericson, Georgia Tech, USA
Yuen Tak Yu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Timothy Shih, National Central University, Taiwan
Colin de la Higuera, University of Nantes, France
Supratik Mukhopadhyay, Louisiana State University
Simanta Mitra, Iowa State University, USA
Paul Gibson, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Andreas Bolin, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Michael Grottke, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Claudio Demartini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Daisuke Matsubara, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
Clare McInerney, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Gianluca Paravati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Anna-Lena Lamprecht, University of Potsdam, Germany
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Neil Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
Victor R.L. Shen, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Kuang-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
James Cross, Auburn University, USA
Arnold Pears, Uppsala University, Sweden

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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


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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

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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)