Monash University, Australia
July 2-5, 2018
ICCSA 2018 is the next event in the series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications, previously held in Trieste - Italy (2017), Beijing- Chine (2016), Banff - Canada (2015), Guimaraes - Portugal (2014), Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam (2013), Salvador da Bahia - Brazil (2012), Santander - Spain (2011), Fukuoka - Japan (2010), Suwon - Korea (2009), Perugia - Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia (2007), Glasgow - United Kingdom (2006), Singapore - Singapore(2005), Assisi - Italy (2004), Montreal - Canada (2003), and, as ICCS, in Amsterdam - The Netherlands (2002) and San Francisco - USA (2001).
Computational Science is a main pillar of most of the present research, industrial and commercial activities and plays a unique role in exploiting ICT innovative technologies.
The ICCSA Conference offers a real opportunity to bring together scientists of different disciplines, discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced solutions breeding new trends in Computational Science.
Submitted papers will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference proceedings to be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes for Computer Science and Conference Publishing System (CPS). The authors of a selected number of top quality papers will be requested to extend their papers for further review and publication as special issues in highly recognized international journals.
ICCSA 2018 accepts paper submission in the following categories: main Conference theme papers and Workshop papers. The details for each paper submission category can be found at the URL https://www.iccsa.org/Instructions-for-authors and the list of Workshops at the URL: https://www.iccsa.org/workshops.
The ICCSA 2018 Conference themes, grouped in five tracks, are the following (but are not limited to):
1. Track: Computational Methods, Algorithms and Scientific Application
Computational Combustion Computational Chemistry
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Numerical Methods and Algorithms
2. Track: High Performance Computing and Networks Parallel and Distributed Computing
Grid and Semantic Grid Computing
Workflow Design and Practice
Computer and Network Architecture
3. Track: Geometric Modelling, Graphics and Visualization
Web3D, Virtual and Augmented Reality
4. Track: Advanced and Emerging Applications
Environmental, Climate and Weather Modelling
Geology and Geophysics
Financial and Economical Modelling
Geographical Information Systems
5. Track: Information Systems and Technologies
Web Based Computing
To submit a paper, please connect to the Submission site from the link available at the ICCSA 2018 web site: https://ess.iccsa.org.
Only papers submitted through the electronic system and strictly adhering to the relevant format will be considered for reviewing and publication.
The submission may fall into the following five categories: Main Conference Theme Papers, Special Session/Workshop Papers, Short Papers, and PHD Showcase Papers.
MAIN CONFERENCE THEME PAPERS
The submitted paper must be camera-ready, between 10 and 16 pages long and formatted according to the LNCS rules. Please consult the URL https://www.iccsa.org/Instructions-for-authors for formatting information and templates.
The submitted paper must be between 10 to 16 pages long for LNCS publication, or 7 to 11 pages for CPS publication (in such case as post-conference proceedings), and should be formatted according to the LNCS or CPS rules, respectively.
Please consult the URL https://www.iccsa.org/Instructions-for-authors for formatting information and templates.
Reporting preliminary results of ongoing research. The submitted paper must be between 7 and 9 pages long formatted according to LNCS rules. The Short Papers will be presented during the conference and will be published by LNCS.
PHD SHOWCASE PAPERS
Reporting ongoing research already achieving significant results and primarily carried out by Ph.D. students and junior researchers. The submitted paper must be between 6 to 8 pages long formatted according to CPS rules. The PHD Showcase Papers will be presented during the conference and will be published by CPS as post-conference proceedings.
Each paper must deal with original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors). Each paper will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field (acceptance rate was 28% in 2005, 26% in 2006 and 28% in 2007, 29% in 2008, 30% in 2009, 29% in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 30% in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions.
When a paper is accepted at least one of the authors has to register to the conference and deliver the related talk. Failure to do so shall lead to rejection of the application to attend next year conference and the exclusion of the paper for the current year proceedings.
Refer to the web page https://www.iccsa.org/workshops for the updated list of Workshops
Please pay attention, when submitting your contribution to one of the above listed Workshops, to select the right entry in the listbox shown in the submission form.
An author is enabled to change the workshop associated to a submitted paper until the submission deadline is expired, by resubmitting the paper into the system.
January 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submission to the General Tracks (Workshops may select a different deadline)
April 8, 2018: Notification of Acceptance.
May 6, 2018: Early-bird Registration ends.
May 6, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers
July 2-5, 2018: ICCSA 2018 Conference
1. The selected top quality Theme Papers and Session Papers having adopted LNCS, will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (paper length: 10-16 pages).
2. The selected top quality Session Papers having adopted CPS, will appear in the CPS post-conference Proceedings.
3. Short papers will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( LNCS) series (paper length: 7-9 pages)
4. PHD Showcase Papers will be published in the CPS post-conference Proceedings.
For a selected number of top quality papers, after the Conference, the authors will be requested to extend the paper in order to be published as special issues in appropriate international journals.
Conference policyBy submitting the paper to ICCSA conference, all authors agree to abide by all ICCSA conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies. Namely, authors confirm that the work is original, has not appeared in literature in any form in the past and will not be submitted to any other venue concurrently with ICCSA submission or until it appears in ICCSA proceedings (in the case of acceptance). Furthermore, upon paper acceptance, authors agree to transfer copyright on the accepted paper to ICCSA, and one of the authors will register the paper and present the paper at the event.No paper withdrawals can be accepted after Conference pre-registration date or within three months of the actual event, whichever date comes first. Paper withdrawal request can be only accepted in writing through email, letter or fax to conference organizers.The conference has no responsibility for any intentional or accidental misuse, misinterpretation, or failure to follow above rules and conditions and holds no legal, civil or other responsibility for opinions, content or utilization of any methods/algorithms expressed in the Conference Proceedings.
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Email: David <dot> Taniar <at> monash <dot> edu
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