Saturday, March 26, 2016

Call for Papers with Extended Deadline of April 11, 2016: 2016 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'16), Las Vegas, USA, July 25-28, 2016

                         CALL  FOR  PAPERS
        Paper Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): April 11, 2016
                 11:59pm US Eastern Time zone (EDT)

            The 2016 World Congress in Computer Science,
            Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

        July 25-28, 2016, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA


We anticipate having between 1,800 and 2,000 participants.
Last year, the Congress had attracted speakers/authors/participants
affiliated with over 178 different universities (including many from the
top 50 ranked institutions), major IT corporations (including, Microsoft,
Google, Apple, SAP, Facebook, Oracle, Amazon, Yahoo, Samsung, IBM, Ebay,
GE, Siemens, Philips, Ericsson, BAE Systems, Hitachi, NTT, ...), major
corporations (including, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase,
PetroChina, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, ...),
government research agencies (NSF, NIH, DoE, AirForce, NSA National
Security Agency, ...), US national laboratories (including, NASA, ANL,
LLNL, Sandia, ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Los Alamos National
Lab, National Cancer Institute, NIST,  ...), and a number of Venture
Capitalists as well as speakers discussing Intellectual Property issues.


There will be between 10 and 20 Keynote lectures and Invited Talks;
speakers include world-renowned scientists and educators. Featured
Keynote Speakers for year 2016 include:

     Dr. Firouz Naderi
     Former Director of Solar System Exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion
     Laboratory (JPL) - Oversaw robotic spacecraft dispatched to all
     corners of the solar system. Prior position: NASA's Program Manager
     for Mars Exploration Recipient of NASA's outstanding Leadership
     Medal and NASA's Distinguished Service Medal (NASA's highest award).

     Prof. Alfred Inselberg
     Tel Aviv University, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing
     Center; Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel
     Coordinates which has significant utilities in Big Data (his work
     has been praised by Stephen Hawking among others.)

There will also be between 10 and 12 half-day tutorials and panel
discussions. Tutorial speakers are all distinguished scientists and
practitioners: including senior scientists from IBM (USA), NIH, and
academia. Topical panel discussions will include, security, ABET
Accreditation issues, data mining, and others.


April 11, 2016:    Submission of full papers (max 7 pages)
                   (Authors who have already submitted papers before March 22,
                   will receive decisions and status reports by April 17.)
April 25, 2016:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 10, 2016:      Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 25-28, 2016:  The 2016 World Congress in Computer Science,
                   Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                   (including all affiliated federated conferences).


You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted papers
will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (each with a
unique international ISBN number) and will also be made available online.
The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track
citation frequency/data. All proceedings are approved for inclusion into
EBSCO, one of the largest subject index systems. ACM Digital Library is
also including the titles into its database as well as ProQuest indexing
databases and others.

In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers
(about 40%) will appear in journals and 15 edited research books;
publishers include, Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). Each book in
each series will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science indexing
products (which includes: Scopus, SCI Compendex, Engineering Village,
EMBASE, and others). See the web link below for a small subset of such
publications: (some of these books and journal special issues have
already received the top 25% downloads in their respective fields and/or
identified as "Highly Accessed" by publishers and/or science citation
index trackers.)

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: . Submissions must
be uploaded by the due date (see IMPORTANT DATES) and must be in either
MS doc or pdf formats (7 pages for Regular Research Papers; 4 pages for
Short Research Papers; 2 pages for Extended Abstract/Poster Papers - the
number of pages include all figures, tables, and references). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication; these formatting
instructions appear at the submission web site and they conform to the
two-column IEEE style format). Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the paper should include the followings:
   - Title of the paper
   - Name, affiliation, postal address, and email address of each author
     (identify the name of the Contact Author)
   - Abstract (between 100 and 120 words)
   - A maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the work
     described in the paper
   - Write the type of the submission as "Regular Research Paper",
     "Short Research Paper", or "Extended Abstract/Poster Paper".
   - The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space
   Submissions are to be uploaded to the submission/evaluation web site

Type of Submissions/Papers:

  - Full/Regular Research Papers (maximum of 7 pages):
    Regular Research Papers should provide detail original research
    contributions. They must report new research results that represent
    a contribution to the field; sufficient details and support for
    the results and conclusions should also be provided. The work
    presented in regular papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity
    that with some additional work can be published as journal papers.

  - Short Research Papers (maximum of 4 pages):
    Short Research Papers report on ongoing research projects. They
    should provide overall research methodologies with some results.
    The work presented in short papers are expected to be at a stage
    of maturity that with some additional work can be published as
    regular papers.

  - Extended Abstract/Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages):
    Poster papers report on ongoing research projects that are still in
    their infancy (i.e., at very early stages). Such papers tend to
    provide research methodologies without yet concrete results.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees. Papers
whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will
be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical
papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

LIST OF CONFERENCES (in no particular order):

The Congress is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences,
tutorials, sessions, workshops, poster and panel discussions); all will
be held simultaneously, same location and dates: July 25-28, 2016. For
the complete list of joint conferences, see below.

o ABDA'16:
  The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Big Data Analytics

  The 17th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational

o BIOENG'16:
  The 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

o CSC'16:
  The 14th International Conference on Scientific Computing

o DMIN'16:
  The 12th International Conference on Data Mining

o EEE'16:
  The 15th International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business,
  Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government

o ESCS'16:
  The 14th International Conference on Embedded Systems, Cyber-physical
  Systems, and Applications

o FCS'16:
  The 12th International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science

o FECS'16:
  The 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer
  Science and Computer Engineering

o GCC'16:
  The 12th International Conference on Grid, Cloud, and Cluster

o HIMS'16:
  The 2nd International Conference on Health Informatics and
  Medical Systems

o ICAI'16:
  The 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

o ICOMP'16:
  The 17th International Conference on Internet Computing and
  Internet of Things

o ICWN'16:
  The 15th International Conference on Wireless Networks

o IKE'16:
  The 15th International Conference on Information & Knowledge

o IPCV'16:
  The 20th International Conference on Image Processing, Computer
  Vision, & Pattern Recognition

o MSV'16:
  The 13th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and
  Visualization Methods

o PDPTA'16:
  The 22nd International Conference on Parallel and Distributed
  Processing Techniques and Applications

o SAM'16:
  The 15th International Conference on Security and Management

o SERP'16:
  The 14th International Conference on Software Engineering Research
  and Practice

July 25-28, 2016, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA.

All conferences listed above will be held simultaneously; i.e., same
location and dates.


The Congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of
Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer,
VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member
of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of
X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of
Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program
Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of
Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT &
Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz
Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program 2000-2005 and Associate
Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab,
CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof.
David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.:
ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick),
Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor,
Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief
Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh
(Dean, Cornell University - formerly at Rutgers University,
New Jersey, USA and former director of Division of Information and
Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation, USA), Prof. Victor
Raskin (Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, USA); Prof.
Alfred Inselberg (School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv U,
Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing Center; Inventor of
the multidimensional system of Parallel Coordinates and author of
textbook); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished
Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU Information
Science and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University,
Colorado, USA); Prof. Amit Sheth (Fellow of IEEE and LexisNexis
Eminent Scholar; Founder/Executive Director, Ohio Center of
Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) and Professor
of Computer Science, Wright State University, Ohio, USA); Dr.
Leonid I. Perlovsky (Harvard University, USA and School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences and Medical School Athinoula
Martinos Brain Imaging Center; and The US Air Force Research Lab.,
USA; CEO, LP Information Technology, USA and Chair of IEEE Task
Force on The Mind and Brain; Recipient of John McLucas Award,
the highest US Air Force Award for basic research); Dr. James A.
Crowder (Chief Engineer, Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and
Services; Aurora, Colorado, USA); Prof. Yaroslav D. Sergeyev
(Distinguished Professor, Head of Numerical Calculus Laboratory
University of Calabria, Rende, Italy and part-time Professor of
Lobachevsky State University, Russia); and many other distinguished
speakers. The Congress is among the top five largest annual gathering
of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied
computing. We anticipate to have attendees from about 85 countries and
territories. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see
some delegates photos available at:
2015 Congress:
2014 Congress:
Last 10 years:

An important mission of The Congress is "Providing a unique platform
for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars,
researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress
makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations,
government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the
world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from
institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who
are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main
mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution
and geography diversity objectives."


As of January 5, 2016, papers published in the conference proceedings
that have been held as part of this congress, have received 28,380
citations (includes 3,346 self-citations). Citation data is obtained
from Microsoft Academic Search. The citation data does not even
include more than 17,000 other citations to papers in conferences
whose first offerings were initiated by this congress (such as:
FUSION, ICWS, ICMLA, and others).

The information that appears in this announcement is correct as of
March 23, 2016.

Inquiries should be sent to: