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CfP: The 37th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013)

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COMPSAC 2013 Call For Papers

The 37th Annual International Computer Software
and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013)
Kyoto, Japan, 22-26 July 2013
Sponsored by IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society


COMPSAC is the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and
Applications. It is a major international forum for academia,
industry, and government to discuss research results and
advancements, emerging problems, and future trends in computer and
software technologies and applications. The technical program
includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case
studies, plenary and specialized panels, fast abstracts, a doctoral
symposium, poster sessions, and a number of workshops on emerging
and important topics.


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.


- 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. Detailed instructions
for electronic paper submission, panel and workshop proposals, fast
abstracts, industry papers, poster papers, doctoral symposium, and
the review process are available at .

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 are available for
posters and Doctoral Symposium papers, but such registrations will
provide limited privileges during the conference. Each
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 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 Computer, IEEE
Transactions on Services Computing, Journal of Systems and Software,
and Computer Communications among others.


- Main Conference Paper Deadlines
- February 10, 2013 (extended from Feb. 3): Full papers due
- April 5, 2013: Paper notifications
- May 5, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due

- Workshop Deadlines
- December 9, 2012: Workshop proposals due
- December 23, 2012: Workshop proposal notifications
- March 20, 2013: Workshop papers due
- April 21, 2013: Workshop paper notifications
- May 5, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due

- Fast Abstracts, Posters, Industry Papers, and Doctoral Symposium
Paper Deadlines
- April 7, 2013: Fast abstract, poster, industry, and doctoral
symposium papers due
- April 28, 2013: Fast abstracts, posters, and doctoral symposium
paper notifications
- May 5, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due


- Upload papers in PDF format at .
- Submit panel or workshop proposals in plain text via email to
cs_compsac[atmark] .
- Information on workshops will be available at .


For more detailed information, please visit the conference website
at .


- Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA


- Yuji Oie, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
- Sorel Reisman, California State University, USA

10. Program Chairs

- Axel Kupper, Technische Universitat Berlin and Telekom Innovation
Laboratories, Germany (axel.kuepper[atmark]
- Hiroyuki Ohsaki, Osaka University, Japan
- Sahra Sedigh, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA


- Mohammad Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada (mzulker


- Cristina Seceleanu, Malardalen University, Sweden
- Kenichi Yoshida, Tsukuba University, Japan