International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Edinburgh, 26-28 July 2005
COMPSAC is a major international
forum for researchers, practitioners, managers, and policy makers
interested in computer software and applications. It was first held in
Chicago in 1977, and since then it has been one of the major forums for
academia, industry, and government to discuss the state of art, new
advances, and future trends in software technologies and practices. The
technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers,
industrial case studies, panel discussions and fast abstracts. It also
includes a number of workshops on emerging important topics.
COMPSAC 2005 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society.
COMPSAC 2005 will be hosted by the Institute for Computing
Systems Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and held in the
William Robertson Building, a modern building close to the heart of
the University (building 26 on the University Central
itself is Scotland's capital city, one of the greenest and
architecturally most beautiful cities in Northern Europe. Over 2
million visitors come to Edinburgh each year, not just for the
architecture, but for a City rich in social, cultural, learning and
sporting facilities. Each year the City plays host to internationally
renowned events such as the Edinburgh International Arts, Fringe,
Film, TV and Science Festivals.
The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 and its historic buildings form an
integral part of the city. Grouped in a series of precincts, these
include the magnificent Old College, close to the Royal Mile.
The Main Conference Registration Desk will be located in the entrance
to the William Robertson Building and will open at 8.30 am on Tuesday
The registration pack that will supplied to delegates when they check
in at the registration desk will include the vouchers required for
lunches and for entry to the social events. The pack will also include
a name badge that will be required for entry to the conference and
Additional registration desks will also be open from 16.00 to 18.00 on
Monday 25th July at the Novotel Hotel and Pollock Halls and at the
Pre-conference Reception from 19.00 to allow delegates to collect
their packs ahead of the Reception.
The plenary sessions will be held in the main lecture theatre (G08) on
the ground floor of the William Robertson Building. This theatre and
adjacent lecture rooms will be used for the conference and workshop
sessions. The main theatre and one of the lecture rooms have fixed
data projectors. Portable data projectors will be available in the
other rooms. Authors are expected to bring their own laptops or
equivalent for use in their presentations.
Our thanks to Motorola for sponsoring the Conference Reception and the
† Old College is building 10 on the University Central
Area map. It is between the Novotel and Pollock Halls, 5-10 minutes
walk from Novotel and about 15 minutes walk from Pollock Halls.
‡ Buses will be provided to take guests from/to the Novotel Hotel
and Pollock Halls to/from these events.
There will be a limited number of specially priced additional tickets
available for partners of registrants to attend the social events.
These tickets must be ordered in advance (by 15 July) but paid for on
arrival. Please send email to COMPSAC Administration
with "Guest Tickets " as the subject line stating the event(s) for
which you would like a guest ticket.
The main accommodation centres for COMPSAC 2005 will be the Novotel
Hotel in Lauriston Place and the University's Pollock Halls of
Residence. Both are within easy reach of the conference venue (10-15
minutes walk). The accommodation booking agent for COMPSAC 2005 is
Maps of the University can be found at University of Edinburgh
Maps. A (pdf) map of Pollock Halls can be obtained from the web
site of Edinburgh First, the University's accommodation
Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination and the city has a large
accommodation portfolio.† Edinburgh and the surrounding Lothians
provide a comprehensive range of accommodation, with around 25,000
beds in the area.† Delegates have†a choice of accommodation ranging
from centrally located good quality budget hotels through to more
luxurious boutique hotels, from friendly guesthouses to†5*
GETTING TO EDINBURGH
Edinburgh Airport, 8 miles (12 Km) west of the city centre,
is served by major airlines to/from destinations in the UK and Europe.
Glasgow International Airport, one hour from Edinburgh, has direct
Edinburgh has two railway stations: Waverley and Haymarket.† Waverley
is the main station with direct services across to/from London, across
the UK and locally.
Edinburgh's main bus terminal is located just off Princes Street where
there is information on the numerous services linking Edinburgh to
A network of roads and motorways connect Edinburgh with the rest of
Scotland and the British Isles.†
W. Eric Wong
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Fast Abstract Chair
Fei Xie, Portland State University, USA
Jeff Lei, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
University of Edinburgh and the National e-Science Centre, UK
City University of Hong Kong, China
Stephen S. Yau
Arizona State University, USA
For further information, please contact:
COMPSAC Administration (E-mail:
University of Edinburgh
JCMB, Room 3421
The King's Buildings
Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK
Fax +44 (0)131 667 7209
Last updated 1 July 2005