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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


SETA: COMPSAC Symposium on Software Engineering Technology and Applications


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Software Engineering Technology and Applications (SETA) is an integral part of the IEEE COMPSAC main conference. Annually, following the theme of the COMPSAC main conference, SETA uniquely positions itself to be a forum for both researchers and practitioners to discern emerging and genuinely challenging issues in Software Engineering Technology, and brainstorm about robust solution strategies as well as advocate novel applications. SETA is also commissioned to recommend and perhaps provide software engineering methodologies, tools and environments to support other computing areas falling in the realm of other COMPSAC symposia. Technical contributions accepted by SETA will cover both conventional software engineering as a discipline and unconventional software engineering that meets other fields such as evolutionary computation, human computer interaction, brain informatics, services computing, big data analytics, etc.

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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications; as well as industrial practice reports.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

SETA Organizers

General Chair: Doris Carver, Louisiana State University, USA

Program Chairs: W.K. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University, USA

Steering Chair: Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK

Standing Committee Rep: Carl Chang, Iowa State University, USA

Program Committee

Eduardo Almeida, Federal University of Bahia and RiSE Labs, Brazil
Rui Abreu, Universiity of Porto, Portugal
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Doo-Hwan Bae, KAIST, South Korea
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Alexander Bolotov, University of Westminster, UK
Walter Cazzola, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Yan Cai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xing Chen, Fuzhou University, China
Xiangping Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Zhenyu Chen, Nanjing University, China
Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Leicester, UK
Ivica Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Mohammad A. Darvish-Darab, Jacksonville University, USA
Arilo Claudio Dias-Neto, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Kakarontzas George, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
Arnaud Gotlieb, Simula Research Laboratory Lysaker, Norway
Apala Guha, IIIT Hyderabad, India
Xiao He, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China
Xudong He, Florida International University, USA
Hata Hideaki, Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan
Bo Jiang, Beihang University, China
Takashi Kitamura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan
Iman Keivanloo, Veeva Systems, Canada
Raffi Khatchadourian, City University of New York, USA
Jigang Liu, Metropolitan State University, USA
Huai Liu, RMIT University, Australia
Lunjin Lu, Oakland University, USA
Qinghua Lu, China University of Petroleum, China
Xiaoguang Mao, National University of Defense, China
Hua Ming, Oakland University, USA
Osamu Mizuno, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France
Supratik Mukhopadhyay, Louisiana State University, USA
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan
Rocco Oliveto, University of Molise, Italy
Xin Peng, Fudan University, China
Pak Lok Poon, RMIT University, Australia
Rahul Purandare, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India
Gwen Salun, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
Toshifusa Sekizawa, Nihon University, Japan
Sérgio Soares, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Hui Song, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Michiharu Takemoto, NTT Corporation, Japan
T.H. Tse, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Matthias Tichy, University of Ulm, Germany
Dave Towey, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Qianxiang Wang, Peking University, China
Gemma Webster, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Eric Wong, UT Dallas, USA
Franz Wotawa, TU Graz, Institute for Software Technology, Austria
Xiaoyuan Xie, Wuhan University, China
Jing Xu, Nankai University, China
Sugiyama Yasuhiro, Nihon University, Japan
Chunyang Ye, Hainan University, China
Yuen Tak Yu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Weider Yu, San Jose State University, USA
Lingming Zhang, UT Dallas, USA
Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Zhiquan Zhou, University of Wollongong, Australia
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK


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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

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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)