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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


SEPT: COMPSAC Symposium on Security, Privacy and Trust in Computing


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COMPSAC is the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications and it focuses on the research in computer and software technologies and applications. As most of our personal and organizational information are being stored and communicated digitally, security, privacy, and trust aspects related to these information and their communications are crucial. The COMPSAC Symposium on Security, Privacy and Trust in Computing (SEPT) is aimed to primarily cover the security, privacy, and trust aspects of software technologies and applications. Following the theme of the COMPSAC main conference, the SEPT Symposium will accept research papers and experience reports on various software application systems where security, privacy, and trust issues have been addressed. The security, privacy, and trust requirements need to be specified, analyzed, implemented, verified, and monitored in most software systems where the quality of service primarily depends on these requirements.

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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications; as well as industrial practice reports.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

SEPT Organizers

General Chair: Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Program Chairs: Dianxiang Xu, Boise State University, USA

Hiroki Takakura, Nagoya University, Japan

Steering Chair: Mohammad Zulkernine, Queen’s University, Canada

Standing Committee Rep: Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA

Program Committee

Jason R.C. Nurse, Oxford University
Cristina Seceleanu, Malardalen University, Sweden
Motonori Nakamura, NII, Japan
Daniel Tauritz, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Dianxiang Xu, Boise State University, USA
Tugkan Tuglular, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Tennessee Tech University, USA
Hassan Takabi, University of North Texas, USA
Thomas Weigold, IBM Research
Gail-Joon Ahn, Arizona State University, USA
Nancy Mead, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jenni Li, Kean University, USA
Kenji Takahashi, NTT, Japan
Craig Shue, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Christian W. Probst, Technical University of Denmark
Komminist Weldemariam, IBM Research, Africa & Queen's University, Canada
Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Kangbin Yim, Soonchunhyang University
Phil Legg, University of the West of England
Dan Lin, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Stefano Calzavara, Ca'Foscari, University of Venice, Italy
Meng Yu, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Izzat Alsmadi, Boise State University, USA
Manghui (Michael) Tu, Purdue University Calumet, USA
Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg
Rajesh Subramanyan, Siemens USA
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng-Jia University
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Yoshiaki Kasahar, Kyushu University
Takeshi Yagi, NTT Secure Platform Lab
Aniello Castiglione, University degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Yang Zhong, NTT Secure Platform Laboratories
Natalija Vlajic, York University
Po-Chyi Su, National Central University, Taiwan ROC
Mark van den Brand, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Chun Cao, Nanjing University, China
Xiangping Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Xing Chen, Fuzhou University
Zhenyu Chen, Nanjing University, China
Eun-Sun Cho, Chungnam National University
Chien Hsing Chou, Tamkang University, Taiwan ROC
Jason Hua Jie Lee, Dolby Labs
Maria Lee, Shih Chien University, China
Huai Liu, RMIT University
Paul Liu, Shandong University of Finance & Economics, China
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Lunjin Lu, Oakland University, USA
Xiaoguang Mao, National University of Defense Technology, China
Victor R.L. Shen, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Gianluca Paravati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Franz Wotawa, Graz University of Technology, Austria
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jason W. Clark, CERT


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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


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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)