COMPSAC Organizers

COMPSAC General Chairs and Program Chairs-in-Chief oversee the organization and overall development of the conference, are responsible for promotion of the conference, solicitation of quality papers, and creation and solicitation of workshop ideas. Program Chairs-in-Chief coordinate the main conference review process, safeguard the quality of workshop programs, prepare the final program, and monitor the progress and quality of the program.

Workshop Chairs are responsible for coordinating workshops affiliated with COMPSAC. Workshop Chairs evaluate the submitted proposals and select workshops to be included in the conference. Papers are primarily solicited by the individual workshop organizers, with the assistance of the main conference organization.

General Chairs Workshops Chairs Program Chairs-in-Chief
Claudio Demartini
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Chung-Horng Lung
Carleton University, Canada
Lin Liu
Tsinghua University, China
Tom Conte
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Hiroki Takakura
NII, Japan
William Claycomb
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ji-jiang Yang
Tsinghua University, China
Motonori Nakamura
NII, Japan
Stelvio Cimato
University of Milan, Italy
Edmundo Tovar
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

COMPSAC 2017 Symposia Organizers

Symposium Co-Chairs foster the development of a strong technical program for their community as an integral part of the main conference. Symposium Co-Chairs work with the main conference Program Chairs-in-Chief, and coordinate/collaborate with other symposia Co-Chairs, to help build a high-quality overall technical program. Symposia Co-Chairs are responsible for promoting the conference in general and their symposia in particular, to their own technical communities. They are also responsible for recruiting submissions and speakers that will attract members of their community to the conference. Co-Chairs are also responsible for organizing a volunteer team that will ensure the quality of their symposia by overseeing reviewers and the review processes related to their symposia.

Symposium Name (Acronym) Symposium Co-Chairs Contact Info Advisory Committee Liaison
Computer Education & Learning Technologies (CELT)

Tiziana Margaria
University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland

Henry Chan
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Simanta Mitra
Iowa State University, USA
Computer Architecture & Platforms (CAP)

(formerly the ECPE Symposium)

Cristina Seceleanu
Malärdalen University, Sweden Hironori Kasahara
Waseda University, Japan

Tiberiu Seceleanu
ABB, Sweden
Human & Social Computing (HCSC) Moushumi Sharmin
Western Washington University, USAJalal Mahmud
IBM Research, Almaden

Katsunori Oyama
Nihon University, Japan
IT in Practice (ITiP) Maria Lee
Shih Chien University, TaiwanBin Guo
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

San Murugesan
Editor in Chief, IT Professional; BRITE Professional Services, Australia
Mobile, Wearable & Ubiquitous Computing (MOWU) Hong Va Leong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HOng KongVladimir Getov
University of Westminster, UK

 Vladimir Getov
University of Westminster, UK
Security, Privacy & Trust in Computing (SEPT) Katsuyoshi Iida
Tokyo Institute of Technology, JapanMohammad Zulkernine
Queens University, Canada

Elisa Bertino
Purdue University, USA
Software Engineering Technology & Applications (SETA) W.K. Chan
City University of Hong Kong, Hong KongHong Zhu
Oxford Brookes University, UK

Carl Chang
Iowa State University, USA
Networks, Communications, Internet & Web Technologies (NCIW)

(formerly the TAIN Symposia)

Tugkan Tuglular
Izmir Institute of Technology, TurkeyYing Cai
Iowa State University, USA

Katsuyuki Yamazaki
Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Data Sciences, Analytics & Technologies (DSAT)

(formerly the WEDA Symposia)

Kathy Grise
IEEE Future Directions Program Director, USAXin Yao
The University of Birmingham, UK

Mihhail Matskin
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Emerging Advances in Technologies & Applications (EATA)

(formerly the NATA Symposium)

Ali Hurson
Missouri University of Science & Technology, USAHiroyuki Sato
University of Tokyo, Japan

William Chu
Tunghai University, Taiwan


Committee Chairs

 Committee Chairs
Proceedings Co-Chairs  Toyokazu Akiyama, Kyoto University, Japan
Zhiyong Zhang, Henan University of Science & Technology, China
Kamrul Hasan, Marquette University, USA
 Fast Abstract Co-Chairs  Dave Towey, University of Nottingham at Ningbo, China
Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA
Michiharu Takemoto, NTT Labs, Japan
 Student Research Symposium Co-Chairs Kenichi Yoshida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Luigi De Russis, Politico di Torino, Italy
 Social Networking  Chandana Tamma, Marquette University, USA
 Publicity  Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA
 Alberto Macii, Politenico di Torino, Italy
Publications Atilla Elçi, Aksaray University, Turkey
Vladimir Getov, Westminster University, UK
Local Organizing Chair Gianluca Paravati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Conference Keynote Speaker Coordinator Doris Carver, Louisiana State University, USA
Finance Chair Hua Ming, Oakland University, USA
Registration Chair AKM Jahangir Alam Majumder, Miami University, USA
Webmaster Laurel Ming
Systems & Software Chair  Md Osman Gani, Miami University, USA


COMPSAC Resources

The COMPSAC Advisory Committee serves as the governing board of the conference series to establish long-range strategic directions, build professional communities, appoint and remove chairs and members of other committees, appoint and remove general chairs and program chairs, and select conference locations and venues. Members of the Advisory Committee serve by invitation of the chair, without term limitation. Some members (and/or other volunteers) serve as Advisory Committee Symposia Liaisons to assist Symposia Co-Chairs to carry out their responsibilities.

Steering Committee members are experienced COMPSAC volunteers who have served as senior organizers in previous conferences, who participate formally or in an ad hoc fashion in the activities of the current year’s conference. Steering Committee members are called upon by COMPSAC Organizers to assist in a variety of tactical and strategic operations, activities, and events.

Advisory Committee Steering Committee
Chair: Sorel Reisman
California State University, USA
Chair: Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
Marquette University, USA
Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
Marquette University, USA
Toyokazu Akiyama
Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Elisa Bertino
Purdue University, USA
Paolo Bellavista
University of Bologna, Italy
Carl K. Chang
Honorary Committee member
Iowa State University, USA
Michele Bugliesi
University Ca’Foscari, Italy
William Cheng-Chung Chu
Tunghai University, Taiwan
Ying Cai
Iowa State University, USA
Atilla Elci
Aksaray University, Turkey
Doris Carver
Louisiana State University, USA
Vladimir Getov
University of Westminster, UK
Manuel Castro
Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia, Spain
Sumi Helal
University of Florida, USA
Duygu Celik Ertugrul
Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC
Bruce McMillin
Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Morris Chang
Iowa State University, USA
John Walz
Lucent Technologies, USA
Alfredo Cuzzocrea
University of Triste, Italy
Katsuyuki Yamazaki
Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Eric P. Debenedictis
Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Hiroyuki Sato
University of Tokyo, Japan
Schahram Dustdar
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Simanta Mitra
Iowa State University, USA
Xiaodong Liu
Ediburgh Napier University, UK
Stephen S. Yau
Honorary Committee member
Arizona State University, USA
Yuhong Liu
Santa Clara University, USA
Doris Carver
Louisiana State University, USA
San Murugesan
Editor in Chief, IT Professional; BRITE Professional Services, Australia
Symeon (Akis) Papdopoulos
Centre for Research & Technology
Dept of Information Technologies Institute
Hridesh Rajan
Iowa State University, USA
Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Phillip C.-Y. Sheu
University of California, USA
Mei-Ling Shyu
University of Miami, USA
Behrooz A. Shirazi
Washington State University, USA
Rajesh Subramanyan
Siemens AG, USA
Hiroki Takakura
Nagoya University, Japan
Bhavani Thuraisingham
University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Tian Xia
Huazhong University, China
Dianxiang Xu
Boise State University, USA
Hongji Yang
Bath Spa University, UK
Ji-jiang Yang
Tsinghua University, China
Mohammad Zulkernine
Queen’s University, Canada