34th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference

Main Conference

COMPSAC 2012: Trustworthy Software Systems for the Digital Society

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.

Building on the themes of highly successful recent COMPSAC conferences, the main theme of the 36th conference is "Trustworthy Software Systems for the Digital Society". Creating the digital society calls for all aspects of computing, software development, software systems engineering, and applications. To sustain it, however, trust in systems is of paramount importance, thus the need for trustworthy software systems. Foundations, methodologies, architectures, and mechanisms that support modeling, design, implementation, and evaluation of trustworthy software systems and applications are of great concern.


Topics of Interest

  • Software life cycle, evolution, and maintenance
  • Requirements engineering
  • Formal methods
  • Software architecture and design
  • Software testing
  • Reliability, metrics, and fault tolerance
  • Security
  • HCI and usability
  • Real-time and embedded systems
  • Mobile & pervasive computing
  • Smart computing
  • Web semantics
  • Web services and systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Education and learning
  • Applications


Paper Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work as well as industrial practices. Simultaneous submissions to other publication venues are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel and workshop proposals, fast abstracts, poster papers, doctoral symposium, and review process will be soon found at www.compsac.org.

New! An alternative approach for the presentation of ongoing projects/new work or activities of interest to participants will be made by the Poster Session. An area on the conference premises will be designated for the presentation of posters which will be exhibited from July 17 to 19, 2012. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts and stay during the entire 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.

The length of the camera-ready of an accepted regular paper will be limited to 10 IEEE-proceedings-style pages using 10-12 point fonts. 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 to prepare your paper. All accepted papers must be registered with full fee in order to be published in the electronic proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society. All accepted 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.

Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards will be presented by COMPSAC 2012. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. Doctoral Symposium papers and posters are encouraged with reduced registration rate.

Authors of the best technical contributions will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for possible publication in reputable journals.
 


Submission

Upload regular papers and fast abstracts in PDF, Postscript, or RTF format through the submission link. Please refer to this LINK for submission instructions!


Submit panel or workshop proposals in plain text via email to compsac@cs.iastate.edu.
Assign your paper to one of the tracks (see Track Descriptions).
Information on workshops will be available at www.compsac.org.


Notice about submission deadline and time zones -
authors may submit their full manuscripts by midnight of their own time zone on (Submission Deadline). The cutoff date and time will take place at 12 midnight on the final time zone of the world clock.

Important Dates

Jan 15, 2012: Main conference paper abstracts due
Jan 31, 2012: Main conference full papers due
New Main conference full papers due date: February 3, 11:59pm (PST: Pacific Standard Time, USA & Canada, GMT - 8:00)
Apr 02, 2012: Main conference author notifications
May 02, 2012: Camera-ready copy and registration due for all papers


Contact Information: Program Chairs


Xiaoying Bai
Tsinghua University, China
Email: baixy at tsinghua.edu.cn

Atilla Elci
Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Email: atilla.elci at gmail.com

Mohammad Zulkernine
Queen's University, Canada
Email: mzulker at cs.queensu.ca



Notice about submission deadline and time zones - authors may submit their full manuscripts by midnight of their own time zone on (Submission Deadline). The cutoff date and time will take place at 12 midnight on the final time zone of the world clock.















 

 

 

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