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Submission Deadline: June 10, 2016
July 25-28, 2016, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA




June 10, 2016: Submission of Late Breaking Papers (7 pages), Position Papers (4 pages), Abstract/Poster Papers (2 pages) for evaluation (the sooner, a submission is received, the earlier, the notification will be sent out.) Submission web site:
June 20, 2016: Notifications will be sent to the authors typically 10 days after the submission date but by no later than June 20.
July 5, 2016: Registration due
July 25-28, 2016: The 2016 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (including all affiliated federated conferences).
August 20, 2016: Final (Camera-Ready) Late Breaking Papers, Position Papers, Abstracts/Posters due for publication. Papers submitted and accepted in response to this announcement will be published in the Final Edition of the proceedings which will go to press soon after the conference; they will also be indexed in science citation index databases. The Final Edition of the proceedings will be identical to the Preliminary Edition except for the addition of the accepted LATE BREAKING PAPERS, POSITION PAPERS, ABSTRACTS/POSTERS at the end of the books. The conference would make the necessary arrangements to ship the printed proceedings/books to authors.


We anticipate having between 1,200 and 1,800 participants. Last year, the Congress and its affiliated tracks had attracted speakers, authors, and participants from 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, Raytheon, PetroChina, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, ...), government research agencies (NSF, NIH, DoE, US Air Force, NSA National Security Agency, ...), US National Labs (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 distinguished speakers discussing Intellectual Property issues.
This announcement is ONLY for those who MISSED the opportunity to submit their papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers". Therefore, authors who have ALREADY submitted papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers" should IGNORE this announcement. (Those who have been notified that their papers have been accepted, MUST still follow the instructions that were emailed to them; including meeting the deadlines mentioned in the notifications that were sent to them).
You are invited to submit a "LATE BREAKING PAPER", "POSITION PAPER", or "ABSTRACT/POSTER PAPER" for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (with unique international ISBN number) and will also be made available online. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) of the conference will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others); some of these books and journal special issues have already received the top 25% most downloads in their respective fields. See the link below for a very small subset of the books published mostly based on extended versions of the accepted papers of this congress:
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). The publications will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data.  All publications 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 response to this announcement, authors are given the opportunity to submit their papers for evaluation in one of the following three paper categories:
    1.  LATE BREAKING PAPERS: describe late-breaking/recent developments in the field. The maximum number of pages is 7. Please write the following on the first page of your submission "name of conference: LATE BREAKING PAPER". If accepted, The length of the final/Camera- Ready paper will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the opportunity to present the paper in a formal session.
    2. POSITION PAPERS: enable discussions on emerging topics without the experimentation normally present in an academic paper. Commonly, such papers will substantiate the opinions or positions put forward with evidence from an extensive objective discussion of the topic.  The maximum number of pages is 4. Please write the following on the first page of your submission "name of conference: POSITION PAPER".  If accepted, The length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited to 4 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the opportunity to present the paper in a formal session.
    3. ABSTRACT/POSTER PAPERS: describe research roadmaps (similar to PhD plan or PhD prospectus). The maximum number of pages is 2. Please write the following on the first page of your submission "name of conference: ABSTRACT/POSTER PAPER". If accepted, The length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited to 2 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the opportunity to present the paper in a discussion/poster session.
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. 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:  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: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author as well as a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact/Corresponding author together with his/her professional email address and the category of the paper (see above). A 100 to 150-word abstract should appear on the first page.  Authors are to conform to the common CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS (The document for the Code of Ethics is available on the submission web site.) The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space permitting).
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).


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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:


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 April 16, 2016.


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