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CASCON 2010 : 20th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering


Conference Series : Conference of the Centre for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research
When Nov 1, 2010 - Nov 4, 2010
Where Toronto, Canada
Abstract Registration Due May 17, 2010
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2010
Notification Due Jul 26, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 25, 2010

Call For Papers

CASCON 2010 is the 20th Annual International Conference hosted by the Centre for Advanced Studies Research, IBM Canada Software Laboratory. This “Meeting of Minds” provides an exciting forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the ever-expanding and critical fields of software engineering and computing. The CASCON 2010 program will include keynote presentations; technical papers; position papers; workshops; and a technology showcase. The technical papers program will feature experience reports and original research papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations on research in progress. As such, CASCON 2010 will be an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas, sharing results and experiences, and networking with over 1200 researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government.

Important Dates:
* Monday May 17, 2010: Abstracts for technical papers due
* Monday June 7, 2010: Full technical papers due
* Monday July 26, 2010: Acceptance notification to technical paper authors
* Wednesday August 25, 2010: Camera-ready technical papers due
* Monday November 1 - Thursday November 4, 2010: Conference dates

Research Topics for the conference theme “Smarter Technologies for a Smarter Planet”:
Instrumentation, Interconnectivity and Intelligence are the three dimensions of smarter technologies that enable a smarter planet. CASCON 2010 invites authors to submit original papers addressing these three key research areas, including but not limited to the following:
* Cloud computing: autonomic management; adaptive systems; grids; virtualization; software as a service; platform as a service; infrastructure as a service; software appliance, identity and security; business models
* Smarter interactions: cognitive support for interaction; user interaction patterns; social software; multimodal interfaces; web-based interface design, context adaptive interactions, end user programming.
* Business analytics, optimization and intelligence: predictive modeling, predictive analytics; data warehouses; OLAP; data mining and analytics; data visualization and interactions; intelligent search; data quality; data integration; recovery, display and manipulation of business rules.
* Smarter software development processes: development methods and techniques; measurement and metrics; software development data mining and intelligence; agile methods; service-oriented system development; open-source and global software development; verification and validation; model checking; software testing; reliability engineering; quality assurance; end-user software development.
* Software development tools: compilers; collaborative integrated development environments; testing frameworks; service-oriented programming models; supporting distributed and parallel computation; supporting collaboration and awareness.
* Software design & comprehension: software architecture; service-oriented architecture; object-oriented techniques; program understanding and reengineering, web application architecture.
* Next generation systems: multi-core systems; stream processing systems; graphical processing systems.
* Information management; Database infrastructure and technology: stream data; XML and text data; query processing and optimization; data mining; self-management.
* Services science: new computation and business models; large-scale system integration; legal, economic and societal issues.
* Smarter internet: web application architecture, communities of practice; wikis and blogs; scripting languages; privacy and trust; mobile web; semantic web; new collaboration environments and technologies.

Best Paper Awards:
Two paper awards – for Best Paper and Best Student Paper - will be presented to recognize the best technical contributions of the event in terms of originality, clarity and potential impact. To be eligible for the "Best Student Paper" award, a paper must have been primarily authored by a student and the work that the paper reports must have been undertaken by the student authors. Only the student author(s) of the Best Student Paper award receive a prize. The recipients must have been students at the time the work was undertaken.

Paper Submission Instructions:
The deadline for paper submissions is Monday June 7, 2010. However, please submit an abstract by Monday May 17, 2010 to assist us with planning.
To submit a technical paper, please register at the submission site Once registered, instructions will be provided regarding how to submit your abstract and paper. The paper submission web site will open on Monday March 22, 2010.
Technical papers should be, at most, 15 pages long, using 10pt font, in 2 columns. Detailed style descriptions, as well as templates are available at the submission web site. CASCON 2010 will NOT accept submissions that have been previously published, are in press or have been submitted elsewhere. The proceedings from CASCON 2010 will be published by IBM and included in the ACM Digital Library.

Workshop, Poster, and Demonstration Submission:
Separate Calls for Workshop and Technical Showcase submissions will be sent out to those subscribed to the CASCON email notification list. To subscribe, register your email address at:

Please help us publicize CASCON 2010 by linking to the conference web site from your own Web site and by bringing this announcement to the attention of your colleagues.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you at CASCON in November!

General Chairs:
Joanna Ng, Director of Centre for Advanced Studies Research, IBM Canada Lab.
Christian Couturier, Director General, Institute for Information Technology, National Research Council Canada

Program Co-Chairs:
Hausi Müller University of Victoria,
Arthur Ryman, IBM Canada Lab,

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