The 43rd IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2019)

July 15-19, 2019

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Call for Papers

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 2019 is Data-Driven Intelligence for a Smarter World.

In the era of “big data” there is an unprecedented increase in the amount of data collected in data warehouses. Extracting meaning and knowledge from these data is crucial for governments and businesses to support their strategic and tactical decision making. Furthermore, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) makes it possible for machines, processing large amounts of such data, to learn and execute tasks never before accomplished. Advances in big data-related technologies are increasing rapidly. For example, virtual assistants, smart cars, and smart home devices in the emerging Internet of Things world, can, we think, make our lives easier. But despite perceived benefits of these technologies/methodologies, there are many challenges ahead. What will be the social, cultural, and economic challenges arising from these developments?  What are the technical issue related, for example, to the privacy and security of data used by AI/ML systems? How might humans interact with, rely on, or even trust AI predictions or decisions emanating from these technologies? How can we prevent such data-driven intelligence from being used to make malicious decisions?

COMPSAC 2019, organized as a tightly integrated union of symposia, will focus on technical aspects related these kinds of issues as part of the ”Intelligence” 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.

Highlights of the conference will include plenary and specialized panels that will address the technical challenges facing technologists who are developing and deploying these data-driven intelligent 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 except as highlighted at the COMPSAC 2019 J1C2 & C1J2 page.  All submissions must adhere to IEEE Publishing Policies, and all will be vetted through the IEEE CrossCheck portal.

Important Dates

  • Call for Workshops: Open
  • January 21, 2019: Abstracts and full papers due
  • April 7, 2019: Paper notifications
  • April 15, 2019: Workshop papers due
  • May 1, 2019: Workshop papers notifications
  • May 17, 2019 – Camera ready submissions and advance author registration due

Organizing Team

Standing Committee Chair

  • Sorel Reisman, California State University, USA

Standing Committee Vice Chair

  • Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA

General Chairs

  • Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
  • Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California, Irvine, USA

Program Chairs in Chief

  • Nariyoshi Yamai, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan
  • Stelvio Cimato, University of Milan, Italy
  • Morris Chang, University of South Florida, USA

Workshop Chairs

  • Yuuichi Teranishi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
  • Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Hong Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Local Organizing Committee Chair

  • Praveen Madiraju, Marquette University, USA

Sponsors Chair

  • Thomas Kaczmarek, Marquette University, USA

Industry Chair

  • Carmel Ruffolo, Marquette University, USA

Proceedings Chair

  • Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA

Social Media Chair

  • Chandana Tamma, Marquette University, USA

Web Chair

  • Laurel Ming

Fast Abstract Chairs

  • Hossian Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA
  • Hiroki Takakura, NII, Japan
  • Michiharu Takemoto, NTT Labs, Japan
  • Dave Towey, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China

J1C2/C1J2 Chairs

  • Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
  • Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK