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COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications. It is a major international forum for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results and advancements, emerging problems, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, plenary and specialized panels, fast abstracts, a doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and a number of workshops and tutorials on emerging and important topics.

COMPSAC was founded in 1977 by Dr. Stephen S. Yau, and was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA until 1986. In 1987, COMPSAC moved to Tokyo, alternating locations between Japan and the U.S.,  and then began rotating from the US, Europe, and Asia in the late 1990s. IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT) was co-located with COMPSAC for a number of years until it merged fully with COMPSAC in 2013. The SAINT symposium archive is available at

In 2006, COMPSAC was designated the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software & Applications. Each year we invite IEEE leaders, industry innovators, and academic researchers to explore the state-of-the-art in computing as it relates to a specific theme, chosen annually by the conference leadership.