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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


WEDA: COMPSAC Symposium on Web, Big Data & Analytics

NEW! Big Data Initiative Competition: $1,000 prize, open to all COMPSAC participants. Sign up by June 6!
NEW: WEDA 2016 - Transactions on Big Data Special Issue



Web, Big Data & Analytics (WEDA) Symposium is an integral part of the IEEE COMPSAC main conference. Complementing the COMPSAC theme, WEDA uniquely positions itself as a forum for both researchers and practitioners in Web Technologies, Big Data, Data Science, e-Science and Data Analytics. It aims to discern emerging and genuinely challenging issues and brainstorm about robust solution strategies as well as advocate novel applications. WEDA invites authors to present recent findings, innovations, theories, experiences, and ideas. Technical contributions accepted by WEDA will likely cover theory, applications, pragmatics, systems and services enabled by the Web, underlying technologies, big data, data science, e-science, and concomitant big data analytics. The goal of WEDA is to deepen the understanding of, fostering innovation in, and defining the future of its interest domain.

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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work and novel computer applications; as well as industrial practice reports.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

WEDA Organizers

General Chairs: Phillip C.-Y. Sheu, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
Kathy Grise, IEEE Future Directions Program Director, USA

Program Chairs: Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA; Duygu Celik, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey; Tian Xia, Huazhong University, China

Standing Committee Rep: Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey

Program Committee

Ce Zhu, Uni of Elec Sci and Tec of China
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Latifur Khan, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Toyokazu Akiyama, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Fernando Silva Parreiras, FUMEC University, Brazil
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Juergen Rilling, Concordia University, Canada
Jiewen Wu, IBM Research
Honghan Wu, University of Aberdeen, UK
Yue Ma, TU Dresden, Germany
Duygu Celik, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
Yimin Yang, Florida International University, USA
Yonghong Tian, Peking University, China
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Martin Rezk, Free University of Bolen-Bolzano, Italy
Kenichi Yoshida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Iman Keivanloo, Concordia University, Canada
Weider Yu, San Jose State University, USA
Hsin-Yu Ha, Florida International University
Guohui Xiao, University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Min Chen, University of Washington Bothell, USA
Tian Xia, Huazhong University, China
Hanhua Chen, Huazhong University, China
Hongbo Jiang, Huazhong University, China
Philip C.Y. Sheu, 
Kathy Grise, IEEE Computer Society
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, USA
Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB Uni. of Economics and Technology
Qiusha Zhu, Senzari Inc., USA

COMPSAC Sponsors



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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. 

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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)