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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


ITiP: COMPSAC Symposium on IT in Practice


Contact ITiP Organizers:

COMPSAC symposium on IT in Practice (ITiP), co-sponsored by IT Professional, serves the interests and needs of IT practitioners, application developers, IT managers, and CXOs from business, industry, and government, as well as academics and researchers. The symposium focuses on diverse elements necessary to successfully architect, design, engineer, configure, and field a range of IT applications in several domains. It is an interactive forum for sharing and gaining valuable insights and experiences and for active engagement among technical professionals around the globe. Topics of interest include the following:
• Innovative & challenging IT applications
• Deploying and managing large scale IT systems
• Real world issues, concerns & challenges
• IT application design & validation
• Cloud, IoT, Mobile and Social Media Applications
• IT for Sustainable Development and Environment
• Development & operational experiences and insights
• Emerging trends in enterprise IT
• Strategic alignment of IT
• IT-enabled innovations in business, healthcare, industry and other sectors
• IT workforce & IT workplace
• Managing IT in practice
• Operational issues & insights 
• The research-practice nexus 
• Case studies 
• Emerging IT trends and future perspectives

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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications; as well as industrial practice reports.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 the area of computer software. 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.

ITiP Organizers

Program Chair: Maria Lee, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Steering Chair: San Murugesan, Editor in Chief, IT Professional; BRITE Professional Services
Standing Chair: Steve Diamond, Vice Chair, IEEE Future Directions Committee
Program Committee
Motonori Nakamura, NII, Japan
Chi-Yin Chow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
Linda Lai, Macao Polytechnic Institute, China
Sahra Sedighsarvestani, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Morris Chang, Iowa State University, USA
Praveen Malla, Hanken Center for Corporate Governance
Dave Yen, SUNY at Oneonta, USA
Maria Lee, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Arun Bahulkar, Tata Consultancy Services
Paul Liu, Shandong University of Finance & Economics, China
Rick Kuhn, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Hua Ming, Oakland University, USA
Antonio Vetro, Politecbico di Torini, Italy/TU Munchen, Germany
John Cichener, Casaba Security
Wes Chou, US Department of Defense, USA
Sunil Mithas, University of Maryland, USA
Robert Harmon, Portland State University, USA
Haluk Demirkan, University of Washington-Tacoma, USA
Tim Well, Securityfeeds
Seth Early, Early & Associates
Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA
George Hurlburt, STEM Corp
Linda Wilbanks, US Department of Education, USA
T.S. Mohan, Infosys
Tohru Kondo, Hiroshima University, Japan
Nearchos Paspallis, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Charles Despins, Prompt, Inc.
Jyhjong Lin, Ming Chuan University
Tsugn Teng Chen, National Taipei University
Matthew Lee, Pereg Ventures
Zonyin Shae, Institute for Information Industry
Saeid Abolfazli, YTL Communications, Malaysia
Tamer Omar, East Carolina University
Ram Sriram, NIST
Agnis Stibe, MIT Media Labs, USA
Rajni jinal, Delhi Technological University, India
Suzy Zhou, Mozat, Singapore
Joseph Williams, Seattle Pacific University
Irena Bojanova, IEEE
Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Alejandro Cremades, Onevest
Samee Khan, IT Pro Ed Board Member
Gangadharan Gangadharan, G.R.
Claudio Demartini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Bhuvan Unhelkar, MethodScience
Mazin Yousif, IEC, IEEE Cloud Computing
Tsang Ming Jiang, Ericson, USA
Hiroyuki Ohsaki, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Bimlesh Wadhwa, National University of Singapore
Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plada
Rajiv Rajiv Ranjan, UK
George Strawn, IT Prof Board
Karen Evans, IT Prof Board
Vladimir Dimitrov, IT Prof Board
Reza Djavanshir, IT Prof Board
Jinan Fiaidhi, IT Prof Board
Bin Guo, IT Prof Board
Arpan Pal, TCS Innovation Labs
Uma Srinivasan, CMCRC, Australia
Jilei Tian, BMW Research, USA


ITiP is co-sponsored by:


COMPSAC Sponsors



IEEE Computer Society logo

IEEE logo           

IEEE Big Data    

IEEE Future Directions


Information Processing Society of Japan   

Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers logo   


China Computer Federation logo

Industry Supporters




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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. 

IEEE Author Guidelines

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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)