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CASCON 2013 : 23rd Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering


Conference Series : Conference of the Centre for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research
When Nov 18, 2013 - Nov 20, 2013
Where Markham, Ontario, Canada
Abstract Registration Due Jun 14, 2013
Submission Deadline Jun 21, 2013
Notification Due Jul 29, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 23, 2013
Categories    software engineering   computer science   big data   web and cloud

Call For Papers


23rd Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering

"Ecosystems of Engagement"

Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada
November 18th-20th, 2013

Sponsored by
Centre for Advanced Studies Research (CAS)
IBM Canada Software Laboratory

CASCON 2013 is the 23rd annual international conference hosted by the Centre for Advanced Studies Research, IBM Canada Software Laboratory. Using the motto, “Innovation that matters”, this conference provides an exciting forum for exchanging ideas and experience in the ever-expanding and critical fields of software engineering and computing. The theme of this year, "Ecosystems of Engagement", highlights the confluence of software platforms and technologies that are transforming our lives every day.

The CASCON 2013 program will include keynote presentations, technical papers, position papers, workshops, and a technology showcase. The technical papers program will feature both experience reports and original research papers in the general area of software technology and applications, but particularly addressing this year's theme. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations of research in progress. As such, CASCON 2013 will be an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas, sharing results and experiences, as well as for networking with over 1300 researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government.

Important Dates
Fri June 14th, 2013: Abstracts for technical papers due
Fri June 21st, 2013: Full technical papers due
Mon July 29th, 2013: Acceptance notification to technical paper authors
Fri August 23rd, 2013: Camera-ready technical papers due
Mon November 18th - Wednesday November 20th, 2013: Conference dates

"Ecosystem of Engagement"
The Confluence of Mobile, Social Computing, Cloud, Big Data and Analytics

Emerging technologies such as mobile, social computing, cloud, big data and analytics start to bring fundamental transformations in the IT industry. The time has come that consuming these technologies together can bring about revolutionary shifts much bigger than each of the technology by itself. The confluence of all of these technologies to purposefully interact, integrate and inter operate with each other, together, may birth novel and high business value capabilities, services and solutions, This creates exciting opportunities for the advancement of science and technologies as well as opportunities for new software product offerings like never before.

Research Topics
CASCON 2013 invites authors to submit original papers addressing these challenges and others in the broad area of software systems and technologies, including but not limited to the following topics:

◆ Cloud Computing: cloud platforms and frameworks, autonomic management, adaptive systems, virtualization
◆ Intelligence and Analytics: predictive modelling and analytics, data warehouses, web-level data, OLAP, data mining, data visualization, intelligent search, data integration, risk analytics
◆ Big Data and Databases of the Future: database infrastructure and technology,big data, stream data, XML and text data, query processing and optimization, data mining, integrated data management
◆ Software Processes and Tools: compilers and interpreters, development environments, collaboration, service-oriented programming, agile methods, collaboration and awareness, end-user programming, open source, distributed and ultra-large scale software systems
◆ Software Analysis and Modelling: software analysis and testing, model checking, metrics, software analytics, program comprehension
◆ Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing: mobile application programming models, write once run anywhere, mobile application security, mobile application versioning control and distribution management
◆ Smart Systems and Services: web applications and web-based systems, scripting languages, privacy and trust, mobile web, semantic web, collaboration environments and technologies, cognitive support for smarter interactions, interaction patterns, end user programming, data relationship discovery, data visualization, HCI, context, personal agents, ontology and semantics
◆ Software as a Service: new computation and business models, large-scale system integration, legal, economic and societal issues
◆ Dynamic Business Processes: RESTful services; Smart services, BPM, SOA
◆ Energy Aware Computing: energy aware platform architecture, development tools and energy aware resource management
◆ Next Generation Systems: multi-core systems, stream processing systems, graphical processing systems, FPGA

Best Paper Awards
Two paper awards - for Best Paper and Best Student Paper - will be presented to recognize the best technical contributions of the event in terms of originality, clarity and potential impact. To be eligible for the "Best Student Paper" award, a paper must have been primarily authored by a student and the work that the paper reports must have been undertaken by the student authors. Only the student author(s) of the Best Student Paper award receives a prize. The recipients must have been students at the time the work was undertaken.

Paper Submission Instructions
The deadline for paper submissions is Wednesday June 5th, 2013. However, please submit an abstract by Wednesday May 29th, 2013 to assist us with planning. To submit a paper, follow these instructions:

1. Create an account on by visiting if you do not have an account created before.

2. Visit;conf=cascon2013 to log in to the CASCON 2013 Conference site on

3. Once you are logged in, click "New Submission" to create a submission for your paper.

Technical papers should be at most 15 pages long in 2-column, 10 point font format. LaTeX and Word templates can be found on the CASCON website. CASCON 2013 will NOT accept submissions that have been previously published, are in press or have been submitted elsewhere. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by CASCON and included in the ACM Digital Library.

Workshop, Poster, and Demonstration Submission
Separate calls for workshop and technical showcase submissions will be sent out to those subscribed to the CASCON email notification list.

Please help us publicize CASCON 2013 by linking to the conference web site from your own Web site and by bringing this announcement to the attention of your colleagues.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you at CASCON in November!

General Chair
Joanna Ng, Centre for Advanced Studies Research, IBM Canada Software Laboratory

Program Co-Chairs
James R. Cordy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

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