Message from the Standing Committee Vice Chair
Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

On behalf of the COMPSAC 2020 organization we would like to welcome you to the 44th Annual IEEE International Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2020), July 13-17, 2020. COMPSAC, the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications, was first held in 1977 in Chicago. In the years since its founding, it has become one of the major international forums for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results, advancements and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The technical program includes research papers, research and industry panel discussions, fast abstracts, student research symposiums, and workshops on emerging important topics. It now alternates its meeting among sites in Asia, Europe, and North America. Over the years, its meetings have advanced the major topics in computing and software development. But, for 2020 we are having COMPSAC virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The theme of COMPSAC 2020 is “Driving Intelligent Transformation of the Digital World”. As society changes with technology advancements, we have seen widespread expanded use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data as affordable, practical tools for everyday computing. The opportunities to extend these technologies to transform the digital world are ever increasing. COMPSAC 2020 provides a platform for in-depth thoughts of such opportunities and challenges. It supports research and development of general methodology for data driven intelligence, digital transformation and a consideration of emerging applications for deployment, including Smart Health devices, networked healthcare, wearable computing, internet-of-things, cyber-physical systems, smart cities, and smart planet.

COMPSAC is a premier global forum for crosscutting computing research, practice and education. In its long history with the Computer Society, COMPSAC has established a strong reputation as a meeting with high quality technical content and wide-ranging discussion of technical issues. It is also known as a well-planned, well-organized, well-attended, and well-managed event.

The COMPSAC conference program is supported by several international societies including the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KISE), and China Computer Federation (CCF), and several special technical communities such as Big Data from the IEEE Computer Society. As a result, the conference will host13 symposiums and 25 workshops, including a major workshop on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, it will present virtual plenary panels that will provide an international perspective on the conference theme. Finally, it will also bring together funding agency and industry representatives from across the globe to address their vision for Intelligent Transformation of the Digital World – Challenges and Applications. Please join us for this year’s virtual conference and celebrate the success of those who contributed towards its online program!

COMPSAC received outstanding support from organizing committee and program committee members. Thank you to all volunteers for their work!