[ecoop-info] COMPSAC 2016: Call for Workshop Proposals

Praveen Madiraju praveen at mscs.mu.edu
Fri Sep 25 20:31:13 CEST 2015

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        COMPSAC 2016: Call for Workshop Proposals

     COMPSAC 2016: The 40th Annual IEEE Conference
         on Computer Software and Applications,
           Atlanta, Georgia, USA - June 10-14
  Submit your proposal for a new workshop during COMPSAC 2016.

Workshop Schedule and Important Dates
Workshop proposal deadline                    October 02, 2015
Workshop proposal acceptance notification       October 22, 2015
Workshop paper submission deadline                 March 6, 2016
Author notification deadline                      March 28, 2016
Camera ready paper submission deadline            April 7, 2016
Workshop Proposal Submission
Workshop themes should be closely related to COMPSAC main conference
topics. We also encourage workshops in emerging areas, including,
but not limited to the following:
 * smart grids
 * big data
 * social network and crowd sourcing
 * digital cities and public places
 * e-health and web wellbeing
 * sustainable computing
 * mobile computing
 * cloud computing
 * green computing
 * online education
 * intelligent learning environments

A COMPSAC workshop can complement the main COMPSAC conference or
provide deeper insight into COMPSAC topics. Workshop proposals
should include the following:
 * workshop title
 * workshop organizers' names, affiliations, and email addresses
 * workshop goal, theme, and topics of interest (i.e., workshop
 * workshop program committee (PC) member names and affiliations
 * prospective invited speakers (optional)
 * expected number of workshop sessions
 * information about previously organized workshops (if any)

Please use the proposal template to create your proposal and send it
to the COMPSAC 2016 workshop chairs at compsac-2016-ws at mscs.mu.edu
no later than September 25th, 2015.
Workshop Paper Reviewing Process and Event Promotion
Every submitted workshop paper is reviewed by three reviewers from
the workshop's PC that are assigned by the workshop organizers.
Organizers of the accepted workshops are responsible for promoting
and advertising their workshops on mailing lists and personal
professional networks with proper reference to COMPSAC 2016.
Workshop Organizers' Responsibility
Workshop organizers should organize their workshops under the
direction of the COMPSAC workshop chairs. The responsibilities of
the workshop organizers include (i) distributing a Call For Papers
on appropriate mailing lists and to relevant research groups,
(ii) updating the workshop's webpage when needed (with the help of
the COMPSAC webmaster), (iii) configuring the workshop's paper
submission system (with the help of the COMPSAC General Chair and
team), and most importantly (iv) ensuring that the accepted papers
are of high quality while striving for an acceptance ratio of less
than 70%.
Workshop Paper Handling
COMPSAC 2016 uses a web based paper review system. Workshops must
use the same system for paper review. COMPSAC workshop chairs are
responsible for configuring the dedicated workshop review system and
adding the workshop organizers and PC members to the workshop's
review system. Workshop papers must be processed as follows:

0. Workshop organizers have to maintain list of PC members and
   templates on the review system before submission is open.
1. Workshop authors submit papers to the corresponding workshop.
   Workshop papers are limited up to 6 pages (without additional
   charge). Extra up to 2 pages can be added (charged).
2. Workshop organizers provide COMPSAC workshop chairs with a list
   of submitted papers (i.e., paper title, author name[s], and
   author email address[es]).
3. Workshop organizers start the paper reviewing process by
   assigning papers to PC members. (At least three reviewers should
   be assigned to each submitted paper.) Each reviewer reports
   evaluation with detailed comments.
4. Workshop organizers provide a list of accepted and rejected
   papers (i.e., paper title, author name[s], author email
   address[es], and a short justification of why the paper has been
   accepted/rejected) to the COMPSAC workshop chairs.
5. Authors are notified of accept/reject decisions and IEEE Computer
   Society Press sends an Author's Kit to the authors of accepted
6. Some relevant papers, rejected by the main conference yet bearing
   research value, will be recommended to re-submit a workshop.
7. Workshop authors make author registration and send their camera-
   ready papers to the IEEE Computer Society according to an
   instruction in the Author's Kit.
8. The IEEE Computer Society publishes the papers as conference
9. Workshop organizers send a workshop program (i.e., timetable,
   session names, session chairs, paper titles, and name[s] of
   author[s]) to the COMPSAC workshop chairs. Such information will
   be included in the final COMPSAC Program. Workshop organizers
   also send a Message from Workshop organizers to the COMPSAC
   workshop chairs.
10. Each accepted paper is allocated a time slot to present during
   the workshop sessions.  Registering for and presenting the paper
   in the workshop is obligatory for inclusion in the workshop
   proceedings. Presented papers will be included in the IEEE
   Xplore Digital Library. Workshop organizers have to report to
   the COMPSAC workshop chairs whether all papers in the workshop
   sessions have been presented or not.
COMPSAC 2016 Workshops Chairs
Stelvio Cimato, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Chung-Horng Lung, Carleton University, Canada
Motonori Nakamura, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Contact: compsac-2016-ws at mscs.mu.edu

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