The 42nd IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2018)

July 23-27, 2018

Hitotsubashi Hall and National Institute of Informatics, National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, Japan

COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society 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 challenges, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The theme of COMPSAC 2018 is Staying Smarter in a Smartening World.
Computer technologies are producing profound changes in society. Emerging developments in areas such as Deep Learning, supported by increasingly powerful and increasingly miniaturized hardware, are beginning to be deployed in architectures, systems, and applications that are redefining the relationships between humans and technology. As this happens, humans are relinquishing their roles as masters of technology to partnerships wherein autonomous, computer-driven devices become our assistants. What are the technologies enabling these changes? How far can these partnerships go? What will be our future as we deploy more and more “‘things” on the Internet of Things – to create smart cities, smart vehicles, smart hospitals, smart homes, smart clothes, etc.? Will humans simply become IoT devices in these scenarios and if so, what will be the social, cultural, and economic challenges arising from these developments? What are the technical challenges to making this all happen – for example, in terms of technologies such as Big Data, Cloud, Fog, Edge Computing, mobile computing, and pervasive computing in general? What will be the role of the ‘user’ as the 21st Century moves along?
COMPSAC 2018 is organized as a tightly integrated union of symposia, each of which will focus on technical aspects related to the ”smart” theme of the conference. The technical program will include keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, fast abstracts, a doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and workshops and tutorials on emerging and important topics related to the conference theme. A highlight of the conference will be plenary and specialized panels that will address the technical challenges facing technologists who are developing and deploying these smart systems and applications. Panels will also address cultural and societal challenges for a society whose members must continue to learn to live, work, and play in the environments the technologies produce. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted. All submissions must adhere to IEEE Publishing Policies, and all will be ve”ed through the IEEE CrossCheck Portal.

Important Dates

Due dates for authors/organizers

Event Deadline
Workshop proposals 15 November 2017
Main conference papers 15 January 2018
Workshop papers 10 April 2018

Notification dates

Event Deadline
Workshop proposals 30 November 2017
Main conference papers 31 March 2018
Workshop papers 10 May 2018

Camera-ready and advance registration due: 15 May 2018

COMPSAC Organizers

  • Standing Committee Chair
    Sorel Reisman, California State University, USA
  • Steering Committee Chair
    Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA
  • General Chairs
    Shinichi Honiden, NII, Japan
    Roger U. Fujii, Fujii Systems, 2016 IEEE Computer Society President
  • Program Chairs in Chief
    Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, USA
    Stelvio Cimato, University of Milan, Italy
    Yasuo Okabe, Kyoto University, Japan
    Sahra Sedighsarvestani, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
  • Workshop Chairs
    Kenichi Yoshida, University of Tskuba, Japan
    Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, China
    Hong Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Chung Horng Lung, Carleton University, Canada
  • Local Chairs
    Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
    Nobukazu Yoshioka, NII, Japan

COMPSAC Symposia Chairs

  • CAP: Computer Architectures & Platforms
    Co-Chairs: Cristina Seceleanu, Malardalen University, Sweden
    Keji Kimura, Waseda University, Japan
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Tiberiu Seceleanu, ABB, Sweden
  • CELT: Computer Education & Learning Technologies
    Co-Chairs: Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
    Henry Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • DSAT: Data Sciences, Analytics & Technologies
    Co-Chairs: Kathy Grise, IEEE Computer Society
    Maria Lee, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Mihail Matskin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • EATA: Emerging Advances in Technologies & Applications
    Co-Chairs: Ali Hurson, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
    Hiroyuki Sato, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: William Chu, Tunghai University, Taiwan
  • HCSC: Human & Social Computing
    Co-Chairs: Moushumi Sharmin, Western Washington University, USA
    Katsunori Oyama, Nihon University, Japan
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Claudio Demartini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • ITiP: IT in Practice
    Co-Chairs: San Murugesan, BRITE Professional Services, Australia
    Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: San Murugesan, BRITE Professional Services, Australia
  • MOWU: Mobile, Wearable & Ubiquitous Computing
    Co-Chairs: Morris Chang, University of South Florida, USA
    Alvin Chang Toong Shoong, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
  • NCIW: Networks, Communications, Internet & Web Technologies
    Co-Chairs: Nariyoshi Yamai, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan
    Behrooz A. Shirazi, Washington State University, USA
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Yasuo Okabe, Kyoto University, Japan
  • SEPT: Security, Privacy & Trust in Computing 
    Co-Chairs: Katsuyoshi Iida, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Mohammad Zulkernine, Queens University, Canada
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • SETA: Software Engineering Technology & Applications
    Co-Chairs: W.K. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
    Standing/Steering Committee Liaison: Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA