Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Call For Papers and Sessions: The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'14), U.S.A., July 21-24, 2014

                         CALL  FOR  PAPERS

              Paper Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

             The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science,
             Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

         July 21-24, 2014, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA
               (The web site is Under Construction)

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 35%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include:
Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). See the following links for a small subset of the publications based on the Congress: (some of these books and special issues have already received the top 25% downloads in their respective fields - we also have a number of Elsevier and Springer books in the pipeline based on the last offering of the congress):

The Congress is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences, tutorials, sessions, workshops, poster and panel discussions); all will be held simultaneously, same location and dates: July 21-24, 2014. For the complete list of joint conferences, see below.


January 21, 2014:  Workshop / Session Proposals
March 15, 2014:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 15, 2014:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 3, 2014:       Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 21-24, 2014:  The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer
                   Engineering, and Applied Computing
                   (including all affiliated conferences).


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 March 15, 2014 and must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). 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.) 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. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference that the paper is being submitted for consideration must also be stated on the first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

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. Science citation databases include: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, & STN International); and others. The proceedings/books of this congress have been evaluated for inclusion into major science citation index databases. We are happy to report that so far, the evaluation board of science citation index databases have approved the indexing, integrating, and inclusion of the following conference tracks into relevant indexing databases (indexing databases include, among others: Scopus, www.info.scopus.com; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village, www.ei.org; EMBASE, www.info.embase.com; and others): BIOCOMP, DMIN, ERSA, GCA, ICAI, ICOMP, ICWN, IKE, IPCV, PDPTA, and SAM; please see above for the full name of each of these conferences.

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 whole process takes 12 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 to 20 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, www.info.scopus.com; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village, www.ei.org; EMBASE, www.info.embase.com; and others). For a recent and a very small subset of the books that have been published based on the extended versions of accepted papers for this congress, see:


Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except for the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author should state that "This paper is being submitted as a poster". Poster papers (if accepted) will be published if and only the author of the accepted paper wishes to do so.


Each conference (see below for the list) is composed of a number of tracks.
A track can be a session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:  soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of the track, the name of the conference the track is submitted for consideration (ie, BIOCOMP, CSC, ...), and a short description on how the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer).
E-mail your track proposal to editor@world-comp.org . We would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 21, 2014.

LIST OF CONFERENCES (alphabetical order based on conference acronym)

  The 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational

o CSC'14:
  The 12th International Conference on Scientific Computing

o DMIN'14:
  The 10th International Conference on Data Mining

o EEE'14:
  The 13th International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise
  Information Systems, and e-Government

o ERSA'14:
  The 14th International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable
  Systems and Algorithms

o ESA'14:
  The 12th International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications

o FCS'14:
  The 10th International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science

o FECS'14:
  The 10th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer
  Science and Computer Engineering

o GCA'14:
  The 10th International Conference on Grid & Cloud Computing and

o GEM'14:
  The 11th International Conference on Genetic & Evolutionary Methods

o ICAI'14:
  The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

o ICOMP'14:
  The 15th International Conference on Internet Computing and Big Data

o ICWN'14:
  The 13th International Conference on Wireless Networks

o IKE'14:
  The 13th International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering

o IPCV'14:
  The 18th International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision,
  & Pattern Recognition

o MSV'14:
  The 11th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and
  Visualization Methods

o PDPTA'14:
  The 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
  Techniques and Applications

o SAM'14:
  The 13th International Conference on Security and Management

o SERP'14:
  The 12th International Conference on Software Engineering Research and

o SWWS'14:
  The 12th International Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services

July 21-24, 2014, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA.

All conferences listed above will be held simultaneously; ie, same location and dates.


Currently being prepared - The Academic Sponsors of the last offerings of the congress included research labs and centers affiliated with (each sponsored all or at least one track of the congress):
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, USA; Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA; George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Center for Cyber Defense, NCAT, North Carolina, USA; Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS:  NC A&T, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, UNC Wilmington), USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Texas A&M University, USA; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; University of Iowa, USA; Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; and many others.
Sponsors At-Large included (corporate, associations, organizations):
Intel Corporation; Super Micro Computer, Inc., California, USA; Altera Corporation; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; US Chapter of World Academy of Science; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology; Luna Innovations; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Manx Telecom; Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications Press; HoIP Telecom; Hodges Health; Leading Knowledge; OMG; Aldebaran Robotics Inc., USA; Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc., USA; NVIDIA Corporation, USA; Pico Computing, Inc., USA; Solarflare Communications, Inc., USA; Science Publications and many others.


Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of the last offerings of the congress included: Dr. Selim Aissi, (formerly:  Chief Strategist - Security, Intel Corporation, USA) Senior Business Leader & Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA; Prof. Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS, CITP, Professor of Informatics, Co-Director of CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & organised Crime research), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK; Prof. Nizar Al-Holou, Professor and Chair, Vice Chair, IEEE/SEM-Computer Chapter; University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin Daimi, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, USA; Prof. George Jandieri, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia and Chief Scientist at The Institute of Cybernetics, Georgian Academy of Science, Georgia; Prof. D. V. Kodavade, Head of Computer Science and Engineering, DKTE Institute, India; Prof. Kun Chang Lee, Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea; Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Associate Director, School of Computing and Information Science, Chair Int'l Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS, Director 2013 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA; Prof. G.N. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, Arunachal University of Studies, India; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul, Korea and President of KITCS, President of FTRA, Editor-in-Chiefs: HCIS, JoC and IJITCC Journals; Prof. Fernando G. Tinetti, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Co-editor, Journal of CS and Technology (JCS&T); Dr. Predrag Tosic, Microsoft, Washington, USA; Prof. Vladimir Volkov, The Bonch-Bruevich State University of Telecommunications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Dr. Michael R. Grimaila, Air Force Institute of Technology, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software Department, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK, Secretary-General of WABT, Vice-president of ICET, Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK; Ashu M. G. Solo (Publicity Chair), Fellow of British Computer Society, Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer Science, Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering (ICEL), Texas A&M University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Virginia, USA; and others.

The 2014 Program Committee for individual conferences are currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of various societies, heads/ chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email editor@world-comp.org  the following information for consideration: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise & the name of the conference(s) offering to help with.


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), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-President, HPCC Systems), Prof. Victor Raskin (Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, USA); Prof. Alfred Inselberg (School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 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); 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/territories. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:

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."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


As of December 14, 2013, papers published in the conference proceedings that have been held as part of this congress, have received over 27,500 citations (includes about 3,300 self-citations). Citation data obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/. The citation data does not even include more than 15,000 other citations to papers in conferences whose first offerings were initiated by worldcomp.


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