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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


MOWU: COMPSAC Symposium on Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing


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The Symposium on Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing (MOWU) is an integral part of the IEEE COMPSAC main conference. Following the theme of the COMPSAC main conference, the MOWU Symposium's scope covers recent advances in wireless communications and the proliferation of powerful mobile devices that have enabled a wide range of mobile services, everywhere and anytime. MOWU invites both researchers and practitioners  to present their recent results, findings and achievements in all components of the pervasive ubiquitous environments including the advancement of software and middleware technologies in various mobile-related sectors, ranging from effective synergic management of wireless communications to adaptivity of system software, from horizontal support to crowdsourcing in different application domains to dynamic offloading to cloud resources, only to mention a few.  The main goal of MOWU is to deepen the understanding of, fostering innovation in, defining and addressing the challenges in mobile communication regarding current and future mobile services, applications, and devices for wearable and ubiquitous computing.

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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications; as well as industrial practice reports.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

MOWU Organizers

General Chair: Morris Chang, Iowa State University, USA

Program Chairs: Hong Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; ​Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy

Standing Committee Rep: Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK

Program Committee

Hong Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Sahra Sedigsarvestani, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Rodolfo Resende, DCC-UFMG, Brazil
Peter Ruppel, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Yaw-Chung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Masahiro Sasabe, Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Mihhail Matskin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jukka Nurminen, Aalto University, Finland
Sumi Helal, University of Florida, USA
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia
Charles Hu, National Central University, Taiwan
Guanling Lee, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University, China
Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA
Antonio Si, Nexant, Inc
Jianliang Xu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Mi-Yen Yeh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Arpan Pal, TCS Innovation Labs
Choon Seon Hong, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Song Wu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Wei Wu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Qianxiang Wang, Peking University, China
Ying Cai, Iowa State University, USA
Hiroyuki Sato, University of Tokyo, Japan
Thomas Weigold, IBM Research
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
Daba Petku
Farzana Rahman, James Madison University, USA
William Claycomb, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Arilo Claudio Dias-Neto, Federal University of Amazonas
Dan Lin, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Theo Kanter, Stockholm University
Malamati Louta, University of Western Macedonia
Michele Orsi,
Po-Ruey Lei, ROC Naval Academy, Taiwan
Seng Loke, La Trobe University, Australia
Stephane Maag, Institut Telecom SudParis, France
Alvin Chan, Singapore Institute of Technology
Ken Len, Microsoft


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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. 

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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)