ITiP: IT in Practice

Cosponsored by IT Professional and the IEEE Computer Society STC Information Technology

Call for Papers

IT in Practice (ITiP) Symposium COMPSAC 2020, cosponsored by IT Professional, covers practice-entered research and design, development and operation of computing and IT applications in a range of areas. Aligned with conference theme “Driving Intelligent Transformation of the Digital World,” the symposium focuses on diverse elements necessary to successfully architect, design, engineer, configure and field IT applications as well as application-oriented research outcomes.  It also covers new risks and concerns of IT and its applications.

The symposium serves the interests and needs of IT practitioners and researchers, application developers and IT managers from business, industry and government.  It presents an interactive forum for sharing and gaining valuable insights and experiences and facilitates active engagement among IT professionals and researchers around the globe.

We solicit submissions on a range of topics related to the symposium theme, including but not limited to:

AI and machine learning — applications, risks, concerns

Automation — advances, applications, impact

Autonomous systems and vehicles

Augmented data analytics, location analytics

Blockchain and crypto currency

Cloud computing, fog computing, edge computing

Cognitive computing and its applications

Crowd sourcing and collaborative computing

Cyber-physical systems

Cyberrisks and cybersecurity

Data and social media mining

Data management and governance

Digital twins

Design, deployment and management of large scale systems

Emerging trends in IT

Enterprise IT/IS management

Ethics and privacy


Geographical information system (GIS)

Green computing and sustainability

Human factors in IT

Industry 4.0

Information assurance and security

IT application architecture, data architecture

Internet of Things

IT audit and controls

IT in arts, music, entertainment and culture

IT in business, healthcare, finance and government

IT in education and training

IT services and service providers

IT standards and regulations

IT strategy, AI strategy, and data Strategy

Smart systems – smart cities, smart grid, smart buildings, smart logistics

Social computing

Social impact of IT

Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, extended reality

We also welcome case studies, experience reports, position papers and visionary perspectives. We solicit both regular and short papers. Furthermore, to facilitate presentation of their already published work to a wider audience in person and to gain feedback on their work, authors can submit their published work in an IEEE journal in the last three years or accepted but not yet published papers for presentation under the J1C2 (Journal First and Conference Second) scheme.

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers.  Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted. In accordance with IEEE policy, submitted manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism; instances of alleged misconduct will be handled according to the IEEE Publication Services and Product Board Operations Manual.

For detailed instructions on submission see Information for Authors at

ITiP 2020 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Information Technology Special Technical Community.

Special Technical Communities (STCs) are technical, educational and professional resources on emerging topics that are outside or beyond the scope of the Computer Society’s Technical Committees. They are online communities of computing professionals who share a common technical, career, or technical interest, and which can be created around any set of ideas relevant to the members and professional colleagues of the Computer Society. Their membership is open to both members and non-members and available at no cost. Furthermore, anyone, member or not, can participate and can propose the creation of new STCs. For information about IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Communities, please visit

Symposium Co-Chairs

San Murugesan, BRITE Professional Services, Australia

Charalampos (Babis) Patrikakis, University of West Attica, Greece

PC Co-Chairs

G.R. Gangadharan, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India

Piyush Saxena, Direct Supply, USA

General Chair

Irena Bojanova, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA