Fast Abstract

Call for Papers

The Fast Abstract symposium seeks to bring together students, faculty, and researchers working in computer software, applications and related fields. The submitted FA article will be reviewed as a Fast Abstract, and should be a two-page article presenting, for example, new ideas, work in progress, or opinions that address issues relevant to computer software, applications and related fields.

We also welcome contributions that may have thought-provoking ideas based on theory, application or development experience, and may have initial or proof of concept results. The presenter will have the opportunity to discuss their research, methodology, and results with other researchers and receive useful guidance and feedback from the community.

Authors are encouraged to submit summaries of their original work (not published or submitted elsewhere). All submissions must be written in English, and be a maximum of two pages in length, in 10-point font using the IEEE conference proceedings format. Each submission should include the title of the paper, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Evaluation of submissions will be based on their originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical merit, presentation quality, and adherence to abstract submission guidelines. All accepted Fast Abstracts will be published in the electronic COMPSAC 2021 proceedings.

Important Dates

Fast Abstracts due: 21 April 1 May 2021 (UPDATED)

Fast Abstract paper notifications: 15 May 2021

Camera-ready and registration due: 31 May 2021

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. 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.

Please note that in order to ensure the fairness of the review process, COMPSAC follows the double-blind review procedure. Therefore we kindly ask authors to remove their names, affiliations and contacts from the header of their papers in the review version. Please also redact all references to authors’ names, affiliations or prior works from the paper when submitting papers for review. Once accepted, authors can then include their names, affiliations and contacts in the camera-ready revision of the paper, and put the references to their prior works back.


Fast Abstracts are limited to 2 pages. Page limits are inclusive of tables, figures, appendices, and references.

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

Fast Abstract Organizers

Hiroki Khasiwazakai, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
AKM Jahangir Majumber, University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Michiharu Takemoto, NTT, Japan