COMPSAC 2013 Main Conference: Call for Papers

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Best Paper Candidates

The following papers have been nominated by the program chairs for best paper. Best paper award will be announced on Thursday afternoon, followig conference presentations of all nominated papers.

Adaptive Test Case Prioritization Guided by Output Inspection
Authors: Dan Hao, Xu Zhao, Lu Zhang
Session: Software Testing II
Date: 14:00-15:30, Tuesday
Location: 3-IJ

A Device Specification Method Using Doppler Effect of Acoustic Waves
Authors: Yasutaka Nishimura, Kiyohito Yoshihara
Session: Mobile & Pervasive Computing
Date: 11:00-12:30, Tuesday
Location: 2-D

Finding Optimal Solution for Satisfying Non-Functional Requirements via 0-1 Programming
Authors: Bin Yin, Zhi Jin, Wei Zhang, Haiyan Zhao, Bo Wei
Session: Requirements Engineering
Date: 11:00-12:30, Wednesday
Location: 2-E

The ReqWiki Approach for Collaborative Software Requirements Engineering with Integrated Text Analysis Support
Authors: Bahar Sateli, Elian Angius, Rene Witte
Session: Requirements Engineering
Date: 11:00-12:30, Wednesday
Location: 2-E

Component-based Modeling and Code Synthesis for Cyclic Programs
Authors: Min Zhou, Hai Wan, Chen Su, Liangze Yin, Lianyi Zhang, Fei He, Ming Gu
Software Architecture & Design I
Location: 2-D
Date: 11:00-12:30, Thursday

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.

COMPSAC 2013 Theme: The Expanding Sphere of Software and Data

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.

Topics of Interest (Tracks)

All COMPSAC 2013 track descriptions

Internet Architecture and Applications
Network Security
Network Middleware, Cloud Architecture, and Computing
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) 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

Paper Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work; as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.

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, industry papers, and posters to 2 pages. 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 will be available for posters and Doctoral Symposium papers, but such registrations will provide limited privileges during the conference. All papers 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 will apply. 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.

COMPSAC Registration

Update: Advance author registration must be done by May 12.

Information for Authors (updated June 13)

Main Conference Links

Important Dates

Main Conference Papers
• Update: May 12, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due

Workshop Deadlines
• Update: May 12, 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
• Update: May 12, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due

General Inquiries and Contact Information

Chair of the COMPSAC Standing Committee
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA
chang (at)

General Chairs
Yuji Oie, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
oie (at)

Sorel Reisman, California State University, USA
sreisman (at)

Program Chairs
Axel Küpper, Technische Universität Berlin and Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany
axel.kupper (at)

Hiroyuki Ohsaki, Osaka University, Japan
oosaki (at)

Sahra Sedigh, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
sedighs (at)

Conference Coordinator
Mohammad Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada
mzulker (at)

Workshop Chairs
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
cristina.seceleanu (at)

Kenichi Yoshida, Tsukuba University, Japan
yoshida (at)