CFP of Workshops for COMPSAC 2008 (COMPSAC 2008)

Venue: Turku

Location: Turku, Finland

Event Date/Time: Jul 28, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jan 31, 2008
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32nd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Turku,Finland, July 28th-August 1st, 2OO8
Co-located with SAINT2008
COMPSAC is a major international forum for researchers, practitioners, managers, and policy makers interested in computer software and applications. Starting in 2006, COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications. Based on this designation COMPSAC organizers are able to work with other key functions of the Computer Society to create more value for the conference volunteers and participants.
Proposals for workshops are solicited for consideration of affiliation with COMPSAC 2008. Affiliated workshops will be held in conjunction and co-located with the conference and other affiliated workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. As such, they also offer a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. Workshop organizers are responsible for establishing a program committee, collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process, organizing selected papers into sessions, and assigning session chairs.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a one-page workshop proposal to the 32nd COMPSAC Workshop Co-Chairs, Lin Liu (linliu[at] and Mehmet Orgun (mehmet[at], by Nov. 15, 2007. Submissions should be made by e-mail with "COMPSAC Preliminary Workshop Proposal" in the subject header and must supply all the data on the Preliminary Workshop Proposal Format. The workshop proposers will be notified of acceptance of their proposal by Dec. 1, 2007. An accepted proposal will then be further detailed using the Final Workshop Proposal Format by its organizers. Other important due dates are mentioned below.
The selection of the workshops to be included in the final COMPSAC program will be based upon several factors, including the scientific / technical interest of the topics, the quality of the proposal, balance and distinctness of workshop topics, and the capacity of the conference workshop program. Further consideration will be given whether the proposal addresses the technical theme of COMPSAC 2008, integrating the distributed worlds.
Workshops use the same paper submission system with COMPSAC 2008. Each paper selected for inclusion in the proceedings must be registered for in full rate. Proceedings of the COMPSAC Workshops will be printed as a separate volume by IEEE Computer Society Press to be made available to all conference registrants on site. All workshop papers will also be electronically available through IEEE Xplore Digital Database, and professionally indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index). For any further information in preparing a workshop proposal, please contact the COMPSAC Workshop Co-Chairs. Note that the 32nd COMPSAC web site, too, ( is a source of first hand information.
32nd COMPSAC Preliminary Workshop Proposal Format
(Limited to 1-page, typed double space in 11 pt Times New Roman)
Workshop title: ...
Primary organizers, their affiliation, and contact details: ...
Proposed duration (select one: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 sessions; 1 session=90 minutes): ...
A statement of goals for the workshop: ...
Workshop theme: ...
Likely participants: ...
32nd COMPSAC Final Workshop Proposal Format
(Limited to 3-pages, typed double space in 11 pt Times New Roman)
Workshop title: ...
Primary organizers, their affiliation, and contact details: ...
Proposed duration (select one: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 sessions; 1 session=90 minutes): ...
A statement of goals for the workshop: ...
Workshop theme: ...
Likely participants: ...
Description of the workshop: suggested headings are as follows: expected achievements, importance, program committee, format (paper presentation, discussion session, invited presentation as keynote speech, paper, or position statement, and panel), plans for call for papers / participation, plans for publicity,... ?
32nd COMPSAC important dates for workshops
Nov. 15, 2007: Preliminary Workshop Proposal submission due
Dec. 1, 2007: Feedback provided to the workshop proposers
Dec. 8, 2007: Final workshop proposal submission due
March 1, 2008: Workshop paper submission due
April 7, 2008: Workshop paper notification (electronic)
April 30, 2008: All final manuscript and author pre-registration due
Note: The 32nd COMPSAC Steering Committee will allocate sessions to each workshop within the constraints of space availability and the likely interest of the attendees in the workshop. Please be advised to organize your workshop early and request for adequate space as soon as your effort turns out to be fruitful. The COMPSAC Workshop Co-Chairs will work closely with the primary organizers to ensure a successful workshop. In your individual announcement please make sure that your contributors are aware of the registration requirements, as well as the proceedings policy.
Issue Date: Sept. 13, 2007.