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 CALL  FOR  PAPERS

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

     The 14th International Conference on Software Engineering
                       Research and Practice
                            (SERP'16)

        July 25-28, 2016, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA
        http://worldcomp.org/events/2016/conferences/serp2016

INVITATION:

We anticipate having between 1,800 and 2,000 participants in the federated
event that this conference is part of. You are invited to submit a 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. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data. In addition,
like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will
appear in journals and edited research books; publishers include, Springer,
Elsevier, BMC, 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.)

http://worldcomp.org/events/2016/worldcomp-books-journal-special-issues

Last year, the federated event that this conference is part of 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.

KEYNOTE LECTURES AND TUTORIALS:

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.)

The conference is composed of a number of tracks, tutorials, sessions,
workshops, poster and panel discussions; all will be held simultaneously,
same location and dates: July 25-28, 2016.

SCOPE: TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

  o  Software Architectures
  o  Software Design and Design Patterns
  o  Architectural Analysis and Verifications Methods
  o  Enterprise Software, Middleware, and Tools
  o  Quality Oriented Software Architecture (Design and support)
  o  Software Reliability, Safety and Security Methods
  o  Software Reuse and Component-Based Software Engineering
  o  UML/MDA and AADL
  o  Agile Software Engineering and Development
  o  Object Oriented Technology (Design and Analysis)
  o  Software Metrics
  o  Software Assurance and Dependability
  o  Reverse and Architectural Recovery Methods
  o  Domain Specific Software Engineering
  o  Aerospace Software and System Engineering
  o  Software Engineering Methodologies
  o  Survivable Systems
  o  Engineering of Safety/Mission Critical Systems
  o  Software Testing, Evaluation and Analysis Technologies
  o  Workflow Management - Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  o  Project Management Issues
  o  Distributed and Parallel Systems
  o  Real-time Embedded Software Engineering
  o  Automated Software Design and Synthesis
  o  Theoretic Approaches (Formal Methods, Graph, ...)
  o  Domain Modeling and Meta-modeling
  o  Software Maintenance and Evolution
  o  Component Based Software Engineering
  o  Software Engineering Standards and Guidelines
  o  Intelligent CASE Tools and Eclipse Plugins Issues
  o  Multimedia in Software Engineering
  o  Usability Engineering
  o  Novel Software Tools and Environments
  o  Pervasive Software Engineering
  o  Requirement Engineering and Processes
  o  Critical and Embedded Software Design
  o  Service Oriented Software Architectures
  o  Service Oriented Requirements Engineering
  o  Middleware for Service Based Systems
  o  Service Discovery and Composition
  o  Software Product Lines
  o  Semantic Web
  o  Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering
  o  Model Based Software Engineering
  o  Aspect Oriented Software Engineering
  o  Agent Architectures, Ontologies, Languages and Protocols
  o  Multi-Agent Systems, Mobile Agents
  o  E-Commerce Solutions and Applications
  o  Mobile Commerce Technology and Applications
  o  Programming Languages and Compilers
  o  Autonomic Computing and Adaptive Systems
  o  Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Software Engineering
  o  Measurement and Empirical Software Engineering
  o  Tutoring, Documentation Systems
  o  Web-Based Tools, Applications and Environment
  o  Web and Text Mining
  o  Case Studies and Emerging Technologies


IMPORTANT DATES:

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 14th International Conference on Software Engineering
                   Research and Practice (SERP'16: Las Vegas, USA).
                   All affiliated federated conferences will be held
                   simultaneously; same location and dates.

http://worldcomp.org/events/2016/conferences/serp2016


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS FOR EVALUATION:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: 
http://world-comp.org . 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
     permitting).
   Submissions are to be uploaded to the submission/evaluation web site
   portal.

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).

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will
also be made available online. The printed proceedings/books will be
available for distribution on site at the conference. The proceedings will be
indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each published paper. The proceedings/books of the congress have been
evaluated and approved for inclusion into major science citation index
databases. In addition, the 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 database
and others.

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series (multiple
books in each series); one with Elsevier publishers (Emerging Trends in
Computer Science and Applied Computing) and another with Springer publishers
(Transactions of Computational Science and Computational Intelligence).
After the conference (the process may take 12 to 18 months), a significant
number of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
consideration in these books. We anticipate having between 10 and 15 books
a year in each of these book series projects. 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).
For a recent and a very small subset of the books (and journal special
issues) that have been published mostly based on the extended versions of
the federated congress papers, see the link and titles below:


http://worldcomp.org/events/2016/worldcomp-books-journal-special-issues

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.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

The federated congress (
http://www.worldcomp.org/events/2016 ) that
this conference is part of 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. To get a feeling about the conferences'
atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:
2015 Congress:
http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/6981287
2014 Congress: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/6626396
Last 10 years: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/

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."  36354


MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF CONGRESS:

As of January 5, 2016, papers published in the conference proceedings
that have been held as part of this federated 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).

MISCELLANEOUS:
The information that appears in this announcement is correct as of
March 31, 2016.

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to:
sc@world-comp.org
 

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