33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009



COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computer, Software and Applications. You can always find the latest information of COMPSAC at http://compsac.orgbfrom year to year. In 2009, COMPSAC is co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT Conference ( http://saintconference.org/) .

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 the 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.



  • ( May 15, 2009 ) The hotel registration site is up and running - time to make your reservations! Conference rates at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue are effective starting July 18 and run through July 26. Reserve your room here!

  • ( May 1, 2009 )
    Dear Authors:
    The paper submission and author registration deadlines have been extended to Tuesday May 5th.
    Please contact me directly if you intend to attend but are unable to register by May 5th due to logistic reasons. You must upload final submission to both the IEEE CPS site and MyReview site. Please do follow the file naming convention posted on the submission page to help us identify your paper and reconcile it with the registration record. Note that we will have to take out unregistered papers from the proceedings.
    Best Regards,
    Hua Ming (hming@cs.iastate.edu)
    Proceedings Chair,

  • ( April 28, 2009 ) The preliminary program has been updated with additional sessions for fast abstracts and author listings for the doctoral symposium.
  • ( April 24, 2009 ) The preliminary program is now posted. Please refer to this program schedule for travel planning purposes. The official COMPSAC program schedule is in development and will be posted when finalized.
  • ( April 18, 2009 ) Registration is open.
  • ( April 16, 2009 ) The registration site and paper submission sites for COMPSAC and CPS are scheduled to be active at 12:00 noon CST on Saturday April 18.
  • ( April 9, 2009 ) Doctoral Symposium deadline extended to Monday, April 13.
  • ( April 9, 2009 ) Student Travel Matching Grants applications now being accepted! Applications due April 30 to laurelt@cs.iastate.edu.
  • ( April 9, 2009 ) Doctoral Symposium deadline extended to Monday, April 13.
  • ( April 6, 2009 ) We will continue to accept Fast Abstract submissions for possible contribution and participation until Friday April 17 by 11:59PM US Central Time. Guidelines are available here. Submission site: Fast Abstract submission.
  • ( March 31, 2009 ) Notification of decisions on papers will be sent shortly.
  • ( Feb 04, 2009 ) The conference submission site will be closed at 11:59 PM Friday February 6, US Central Time.
  • ( Jan 26, 2009 ) Deadline for full paper submission extended to Thursday February 5.
  • ( Jan 12, 2009 ) Deadline for submission of abstract has been extended to Friday January 16.
  • ( Nov 26, 2008 ) Program Committee Meeting will be held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, U.S. from March 20-21 2009. Program Meeting Agenda .
  • ( Nov 10, 2008 ) Program Committee Roster Posted!



Call-For-Papers of COMPSAC 2009 ready to download: PDF , Long Text and Short Text.

Joint Call-For-Papers of COMPSAC and SAINT 2009: PDF.


The creation of trustworthy, dependable and distributed computer services satisfying the needs of environments spans all aspects of software systems engineering. COMPSAC is a unique forum to bring together these facets and their major stakeholders. Building on the trustworthy, secure, and dependable distributed software themes of highly successful recent COMPSAC conferences, the technical theme for the 33rd conference is Harmonizing Humans, Computers, and Software in Services Environments.

The program of COMPSAC 2009 will continue to feature research and industrial practice papers with a wide range of topics, focusing (but not exclusively) on software and middleware development for distributed platforms, social and collaborative networks, services computing, cloud computing, data center design and applications, communication applications, and mobile and embedded systems. To properly engineer such domains, the foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the design, modelling, and evaluation of software systems and computer applications must come from diverse sources. Topics of interest include but are not limited to requirement analysis, co-analysis/co-design, modelling, development, testing, measurement, verification, validation, performance, autonomy, safety, security, and dependability constraints. Effective construction of these systems is not limited solely to the field of computer science and engineering and comes as a synergetic effort, between various domains of research. Multidisciplinary work, research and development of software prototypes, industry-university collaborations, all based on new emerging and critical technologies will be of particular interest to this conference. All accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index, and automatically included in the IEEE digital library.

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publication venues are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel and workshop proposals, fast abstracts, doctoral symposium and review process can be found at http://www.compsac.org/. The length of the camera-ready accepted papers will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages, and printed with 10-12 point fonts. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. At least one author of each accepted paper (regular, short, workshop) or fast abstract is required to pay full registration fee to the conference. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by the author or one of the authors. At least one Best Paper Award and 1-3 Best Student Paper Awards will be presented by COMPSAC 2009. The first author of the best student papers must be a full-time student. Doctoral Symposium papers are encouraged with reduced student registration rate.


  • Dec 21, 2008: Workshop Proposals due
  • Jan 12(Jan 16), 2009: Main conference abstracts due
  • Jan 30(Feb 6), 2009: Main conference full manuscripts due; Panel proposals due
  • Feb 6(Mar 15), 2009: Panel proposals due
  • Mar 30, 2009: Decision notification (electronic)
  • Apr 30, 2009: Camera-Ready copy Pre-registration due



General Chair

Tony Hey

Program Chairs

Elisa Bertino
Purdue University

Email: Bertino@cs.purdue.edu

Vladimir Getov
University of Westminster, UK
Email: V.S.Getov@westminster.ac.uk

Lin Liu
Tsinghua University
, China







Carl K. Chang (Chair)

Iowa State University, USA


Fevzi Belli

University of Paderborn, Germany       


Elisa Bertino

Purdue University, USA


Atilla Elci

Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus


Vladimir Getov

University of Westminster, UK


Sumi Helal

University of Florida, USA


Hong Mei

Peking University, China


Lin Liu

Tsinghua University, China


Bruce McMillin

University of Missouri, Rolla, USA


Johnny Wong

Iowa State University, USA







·  For more detailed and updated information, please refer to: http://www.compsac.org/

·  For further information, please contact: Carl Chang, Chair, Standing Committee, at chang@iastate.edu