Because of uncertainties related to Covid 19, COMPSAC 2022, currently planned as an in-person event to be held in Turin, Italy, may be conducted in a hybrid format – with some sessions in-person and some over the Internet. If the conference format is hybrid, authors of accepted papers will be able to decide to present their papers either virtually or in-person in Turin. 

However, if the pandemic worsens, the conference will be completely virtual as it was in 2020 and 2021, and all presentations will be done virtually. We will announce in the submission acceptance letters to authors whether the conference will be hybrid or virtual. Registration fees will be adjusted to reflect the format of the conference.


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 challenges, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The theme of COMPSAC 2022 is “Computers, Software, and Applications in an Uncertain World”.

It is clear that we are heading towards an uncertain world catalyzed by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing political disputes. This uncertainty has significant and direct implications for all aspects of the computer industry. To thrive in this increasingly uncertain world, innovations of computer hardware, software, and applications have emerged as a pressing need. The emerging interconnected world demands new developments in sensor-based communication hardware and operating systems. Software engineering continues to prove essential to our daily lives ranging from financial services, health care, remote learning platforms, social networks to the era of connected and autonomous vehicles, and artificial intelligence control. Governing organizations have responded to this trend by defining regulations and standards to address issues such as safety, security, and resiliency of computer hardware and software systems and applications. However, unique challenges originate from mandating these requirements under uncertainty in the absence of sound and complete solutions applicable to these new types of systems and applications. As computer researchers, we see these challenges as opportunities to fill gaps in how all dimensions of computing are developed, utilized, and supported. How to improve the resiliency of these components across a wide range of use domains is a significant challenge we suddenly find ourselves facing. How do we design systems that are able to withstand the stress of global-scale use, and still provide robust and secure services to end-users? For over 45 years, COMPSAC has been an outlet for researchers to share and discuss innovative and novel approaches to problems such as these, and we look forward to hearing your ideas in 2022!

COMPSAC 2022, organized as a tightly integrated union of symposia, will focus on technical aspects of issues relevant to computers, software and applications, with an emphasis on topics related to improving collaboration with intelligence and resilience. The technical program will include keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, fast abstracts, a doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and workshops and tutorials on emerging and important topics related to the conference theme. Highlights of the conference will include plenary and specialized panels that will address the technical challenges facing researchers and practitioners who are driving fundamental changes in Computers, Software, and Applications in an Uncertain World. Panels will also address cultural and societal challenges with respect to computing and collaboration raised by rapidly changing communication norms.

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as industrial practice reports. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted except as highlighted in the COMPSAC 2022 JC & CJ program. All submissions must adhere to IEEE Publishing Policies and will be vetted through the IEEE CrossCheck portal.