COMPSAC 2013 : The 37th Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference
Conference Series : Computer Software and Applications Conference
Call For Papers
COMPSAC 2013 Main Conference: Call for Papers
COMPSAC is the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications. It is one of the major international forums for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results, advancements and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, panel discussions, fast abstracts, doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and a number of workshops on emerging important topics.
COMPSAC 2013 Theme: The Expanding Sphere of Software and Data
The theme of the 37th COMPSAC conference is The Expanding Sphere of Software and Data. The emergence and increasing importance of digital society, cyber-physical systems, and semantic, pervasive, and mobile computing are expanding the role of software and applications. Associated with these paradigms are instruments, sensors, and a multitude of applications that generate and require analysis of massive volumes of diverse, complex, and distributed data. Knowledge, tools, practices, and infrastructures related to software and data have begun to evolve to cover this expanding sphere, while addressing grand challenges brought about by the complexities and uncertainties of the physical world and the heterogeneity and massive scale of the cyber infrastructure and the data it produces and requires. Beyond the core emphasis areas of the conference, COMPSAC 2013 will provide additional tracks, special sessions, panels, and keynotes in order to facilitate discourse on and deepen the understanding of these challenges by furthering the fundamental contributions needed for advances in software and breakthroughs in big data analytics.
Topics of Interest (Tracks)
• Internet Architecture and Applications
• Network Security
• Network Middleware, Cloud Architecture, and Computing
• M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Networking and Internet of Things
• Software Life Cycle, Evolution, and Maintenance
• Requirements Engineering
• Formal Methods
• Software Architecture and Design
• Software Testing
• Reliability, Metrics, and Fault Tolerance
• Trust and Privacy
• HCI and Usability
• Real-Time and Embedded Systems
• Mobile and Pervasive Computing
• Semantic Web
• Web Services and Business Process Management
• Education, Learning, and Discourse
• Social Networks and Crowdsourcing
• Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Management
• e-Health and Well-Being
• Digital Cities and Public Places
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work; 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 track to which they are submitted. Authors of submissions with a more limited contribution or scope of work may be asked to revise their submissions into a more succinct camera-ready format; e.g., a short paper, industry paper, fast abstract, or poster.
The length of a camera-ready regular paper will be limited to 10 pages. Short papers and workshop papers are limited to 6 pages; fast abstracts and industry papers 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 will be available for posters and Doctoral Symposium papers, but such registrations will provide limited privileges during the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society. In order to enable indexing through The Institution of Engineering and Technology INSPEC database and Engineering Index (EI), 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, which will be exhibited from July 23 to 25, 2013. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts and be present for the entire duration of the 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 2013. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. Doctoral Symposium papers and posters are encouraged; a reduced registration rate will apply. 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 Computer, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Journal of Systems and Software, and Computer Communications - among others.