21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing


CSCW 2018

The ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on how technology intersects with social practices. The conference will offer several types of submission including papers, posters, demos, workshops, panels, doctoral colloquium in 2018, with details to be posted on this page in early 2018. To bridge the gap until the 2018 paper deadline, we offer an Online First call for paper participation. The ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on how technology intersects with social practices.

This is an interim deadline for CSCW 2018 papers — papers submitted for this deadline will be published Online First, before the CSCW 2018 annual conference, in the inaugural November 2017 Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM). Accepted Online First papers will be presented in a format to be determined with recognition as CSCW full papers at the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in November, 2018. (Final location details will be announced soon).

The CSCW 2018 Conference will have a second submission deadline and separate review process during Spring 2018.

Online First paper deadlines and decision notification dates are as follows. Note that this year, abstract submissions are required one week prior to the paper submission.

Important Dates

June 12, 2017: First-round notifications (Revise & Resubmit or Reject)
July 10, 2017: Revised papers due (5:00pm PDT)
August 6, 2017: Final notifications CSCW 2018 Online First
Camera ready date and publication dates for Online First papers will be published soon.

Call for Papers

CSCW is an international and interdisciplinary peer reviewed conference seeking the best research on all topics relevant to collaborative and social computing. We invite authors to submit papers that inform the design or deployment of collaborative or social systems; introduce novel systems, interaction techniques, or algorithms; or study existing collaborative or social practices. The scope of CSCW Online First includes social computing and social media, crowdsourcing, open collaboration, technologically-enabled or enhanced communication, CSCL, MOOCs, and related educational technologies, multi-user input technologies, collaboration, awareness, information sharing, and coordination. This scope spans socio-technical domains of work, home, education, healthcare, the arts, socializing, and entertainment. Papers can report on novel research results, systems, or new ways of thinking about, studying, or supporting shared activities.

CSCW encourages papers that make a contribution to building CSCW systems including (but not limited to) technical enablers for CSCW applications; methods and techniques for new CSCW services and applications; and evaluation of fully-built CSCW systems and lab and field settings.

Contributions to CSCW across a variety of research techniques, approaches, and domains, including:

  • Social and crowd computing. Studies, theories, designs, mechanisms, systems, and/or infrastructures addressing social media, social networking, wikis, blogs, online gaming, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, virtual worlds or collaborative information behaviors.
  • System Design. Hardware, architectures, infrastructures, interaction design, technical foundations, algorithms, and/or toolkits that enable the building of new social and collaborative systems and experiences.
  • Theories. Critical analysis or theory with clear relevance to the design or study of social and collaborative systems.
  • Empirical investigations. Findings, guidelines, and/or studies related to communication, collaboration, and social technologies, practices, or use. CSCW Online First welcomes diverse methods and approaches.
  • Mining and Modeling. Studies, analyses and infrastructures for making use of large- and small-scale data.
    Methodologies and tools. Novel methods or combinations of approaches and tools used in building systems or studying their use.
  • Domain-specific social and collaborative applications. Including applications to healthcare, transportation, gaming, ICT4D, sustainability, education, accessibility, global collaboration, or other domains.
  • Collaboration systems based on emerging technologies. Mobile and ubiquitous computing, game engines, virtual worlds, multi-touch, novel display technologies, vision and gesture recognition, big data, MOOCs, crowd labor markets, SNSs, or sensing systems.
  • Ethics and policy implications of socio-technical systems and the algorithms that shape them.
  • Crossing boundaries. Studies, prototypes, or other investigations that explore interactions across disciplines, distance, languages, generations, and cultures, to help better understand how to transcend social, temporal, and/or spatial boundaries.

Note that CSCW is moving all publications to the Proceedings of the ACM (PACM). Hence, papers for this interim Online First call will be part of Proceedings of the ACM : Human-Computer Interaction: Volume 1: Issue 1: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2017. This will be the inaugural issue of the PACM.

A second CSCW 2018 review process will take place in Spring 2018 (date to be announced). Papers submitted to that deadline will be referred to as Spring 2018 papers.

The CSCW 2018 Online First published papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and will be free for download for up to two years after publication. For more information on this open access model, see:


CSCW does not accept submissions that were published previously in formally reviewed publications or that are currently submitted elsewhere.

Send queries about Paper submissions to papers2018@cscw.acm.org.

Papers Co-Chairs

  • Geraldine Fitzpatrick, TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois
  • Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Microsoft Research


Format and Submission Process Details

Submission Process

CSCW 2018 is using a new version of Precision Conference System (PCS 2.0): https://new.precisionconference.com/. Please note that you will need to create a new login/password for this system.

Abstracts must be submitted via PCS 2.0by 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Papers must be submitted via PCS by 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight TIme (PDT) on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Papers in the “Revise & Resubmit” category must be re-submitted via the PCS system by 11:59 PM PDT on July 10, 2017.

PCS 2.0 is still in development, and you are encouraged to report problems or to make interface suggestions to support@precisionconference.com.

Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications make the following representations (see http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/author_representations for full policy statement):

That the paper submitted is original, that the listed authors are the creators of the work, that each author is aware of the submission and that they are listed as an author, and that the paper is an honest representation of the underlying work. That the work submitted is not currently under review at any other publication venue, and that it will not be submitted to another venue unless it has been rejected or withdrawn from this venue. That the authors have the rights and intent to publish the work in the venue to which it is submitted, if the work is accepted. For conference papers, this includes the expected ability and intent to have an author of the paper register for and attend the conference to present the paper, if required.
That any prior publications on which this work is based are documented appropriately in the paper and/or in a cover letter available to reviewers. This documentation includes providing an explanation of the incremental contribution of the submitted CSCW Online First paper that extends prior results published elsewhere. (In cases of double blind review, this information should be supplied to the program chairs only.) In cases where an author feels a particular representation cannot be made, but that submission is appropriate, the author should contact the program chairs prior to submission to discuss the situation and determine whether submission will be permitted.

All submissions must be new work that has not been published in a peer reviewed conference or journal. Work previously published in workshops that do not have published proceedings may be submitted (as-is or extended) to CSCW Online First. Work previously published in workshops that do have published proceedings may only be submitted if the work is substantially extended from the workshop paper. In any case where part of a submitted paper has been previously published, the authors should contact the Papers Chairs to inform them of the prior publication, including its citation and a brief description of the changes incorporated into the CSCW Online First-submitted version.

Regarding the re-publication in English of work previously published in another language, please refer to the statement by ACM SIGCHI regarding specialized conferences: http://www.sigchi.org/conferences/organizing-a-sigchi-sponsored-conference

Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers will be used in the Advance Program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time. Final versions of accepted papers must be formatted according to detailed instructions provided by the publisher. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

Formatting and Length

Please use the SIGCHI papers template to format your submission (there is a Word version and a Latex version). We ask that you use the templates provided here and not the proceedings template provided on the ACM official site. Papers should be converted to PDF before submission.

There is no minimum or maximum length imposed on papers. Rather, reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. Papers should report research thoroughly but succinctly: brevity is a virtue. A typical length is 10 pages (formerly the maximum length limit), but may be shorter if the contribution can be described and supported in fewer pages — shorter, more focused papers (called Notes in prior years) are encouraged and will be reviewed like any other paper. While we will review papers longer than 10 pages, the contribution must warrant the extra length. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.

Blind Review Policy

Papers are subject to blind reviewing. Your submission should have authors’ names and affiliations removed, and avoid obvious identifying statements. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but rather should be done without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by [authors]” instead of “In our prior work.”

Video Figures

Consider submitting a video that illustrates your work, either as a video figure judged as part of your submission (no more than three minutes long and 50MB in size), or as a longer stand-alone submission to the video track. Videos are not required for paper submissions, but are strongly encouraged, particularly for papers contributing novel systems or interaction techniques.

CSCW 2018 Online First Review process

Note: The review process described below applies to the Online First submissions only, not CSCW Spring 2018 submissions.

Revision Cycle
Papers will undergo two review cycles. After the first round of review, a submission will receive either a “Revise & Resubmit” or a “Reject” notification (along with the reviews themselves). Authors of papers designated “Revise & Resubmit” will have two weeks to revise their paper in response to the reviewers’ comments. Authors will need to allocate time for possible revisions during the period between June 12th and July 10, 2017. Revised papers must be re-submitted via the PCS system by 11:59 PM PDT on July 10, 2017. Note that an invitation to “Revise & Resubmit” is not a guarantee of acceptance–the revision will be re-reviewed as the basis for the final decision. This is similar to a journal process, except that it is limited to a single revision with a strict deadline.

The revision cycle enables authors to address issues raised by reviewers that may have been a cause for rejection under prior conference reviewing schemes, such as the need to improve readability/grammar, discuss missing citations, redo some analyses, adopt terminology familiar to the field, and/or reframe ideas more clearly. It also allows authors of papers that may have been accepted under a single-cycle approach to further strengthen their papers, perhaps better positioning themselves for consideration for “Best of CSCW 2018” recognition. Along with their revised paper, authors submit a letter explaining the key changes they have made, allowing more interaction between authors and reviewers.

With the resubmission of R&R papers, authors are asked to provide a letter explaining how they approached the comments by the reviewers and incorporated the changes in the revision. See examples of “change summary” documents submitted with papers in past CSCWs.

This is not an invitation to submit extended abstracts or incomplete papers; please submit only work of publishable quality. Incomplete or otherwise inappropriate submissions will be desk-rejected without review. Based on prior years’ experience with this process, we anticipate that roughly half of submissions will be rejected after the first round of this process. Note that the dual-round review process is not inherently tied to any target acceptance rates.

Review Criteria
Authors will be able to indicate the primary methodological orientation of their paper, when they upload the paper to the PCS reviewing system:

Technical/Systems, e.g. building novel systems, algorithms, implementing novel features in existing systems, etc.
Empirical-Qualitative, e.g. ethnography, workplace studies, qualitative user studies, etc.
Empirical-Quantitative, e.g. “big data,” quantitative user studies, statistical methods, etc.
Design, e.g. design implications, guidelines, methods, techniques, etc.
Mixed Methods, e.g., combined qualitative and quantitative empirical research, design explorations combined with technical feature development.
Theoretical, e.g. conceptual frameworks, theory underpinning CSCW studies/domains, theoretical analysis.
This information will be used to match the paper with a program committee member who is experienced with work of that character. CSCW values work from a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives – specific evaluation types are not a prerequisite for acceptance (Greenberg & Buxton, 2008).
Greenberg, S., and Buxton, B. “Usability evaluation considered harmful (Some of the time)” in: CHI, ACM, Florence, Italy, 2008, pp. 111-120.

“Best of CSCW 2018” Awards
CSCW 2018 Online First papers will be considered for “Best of CSCW” awards with the full set of 2018 accepted papers in accordance with SIGCHI guidelines. Papers that have been nominated as noteworthy by reviewers or Program Committee members will receive additional review by the Best Papers Committee, who will identify “Honorable Mention” and “Best” awards. Approximately 5% of submissions may be nominated and 1% of total submissions awarded Best Paper.

Accepted Papers
Authors will be expected to prepare a camera-ready version of their paper in accordance with ACM’s Digital Library formatting guidelines. Authors may be asked to identify funding sources (to assist in compliance with government access mandates). Further information will be provided at the time of acceptance.

The CSCW Proceedings is a peer-reviewed archival publication. Note: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. For Online First submissions, this date would be in late 2017. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Authors of accepted papers will have to choose whether to pay for open-access publication (this decision is made after acceptance and will not affect the review decision). Authors also will have to choose among three options for rights management: copyright transfer (or government copyright), a limited exclusive right to publish, or author-retained rights (only for author-paid open access articles). All authors of ACM-published articles retain substantial rights, see http://authors.acm.org for more details.

All papers accepted for CSCW 2018 from either the Online First or subsequent final deadline are expected to be presented at CSCW 2018 by at least one of the authors. The presentation format may differ for Online First papers but is guaranteed to include some form of oral presentation at the conference. The conference will find ways to accommodate those who are unable to travel to the United States due to geo-political reasons.

44th Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2018)

VLDB 2018

VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The VLDB 2018 conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover issues in data management, database and information systems research, since they are the technological cornerstones of the emerging applications of the 21st century.

VLDB 2018 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 27th to August 31st, 2018.


We invite submissions of original research papers to Volume 11 of Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). Papers accepted by June 15, 2018 will form the Research Track for the 2018 VLDB conference, together with any rollover papers from Volume 10. Papers accepted to Volume 11 after June 15, 2018 will be rolled over to the 2019 VLDB conference.

The annual VLDB conference is a premier annual international forum for database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. PVLDB, established in 2008, is a scholarly journal for short and timely research papers, with a journal-style review and quality assurance process. PVLDB is distinguished by a monthly submission process with rapid reviews. PVLDB issues are published regularly throughout the year. Your paper will appear in PVLDB soon after acceptance, and possibly in advance of the VLDB conference. All papers accepted in time will be published in PVLDB Vol. 11 and also presented at the VLDB 2018 conference. At least one author of every accepted paper is expected to attend the VLDB conference.

PVLDB is the only submission channel for research papers to appear in the VLDB 2018 conference. Please see the submission guidelines for paper submission instructions. The submission process for other VLDB 2018 tracks differs and is described in their respective calls for papers.

Please refer to the link below for details on the PVLDB publication policy:


PVLDB welcomes original research papers on a broad range of topics related to all aspects of data management. The themes and topics listed below are intended to serve primarily as indicators of the kinds of data-centric subjects that are of interest to PVLDB – they do not represent an exhaustive list.

  • Access Methods, Concurrency Control, Recovery, Transactions, Indexing and Search, In-memory Data Management, Hardware Accelerators, Query Processing and Optimization, Storage Management.
  • Privacy and Security in Data Management.
  • Graph Data Management, Social Networks, Recommendation Systems.
  • Data Mining and Analytics, Warehousing.
  • Crowdsourcing, Embedded and Mobile Databases, Real-time Databases, Sensors and IoT, Stream Databases.
  • Data Mining and Analytics, Warehousing.
  • Data Models and Query Languages, Schema Management and Design, Database Usability, User Interfaces and Visualization.
  • Data Mining and Analytics, Warehousing.
  • Tuning, Benchmarking, Performance Measurement, Database Administration and Manageability.
  • Distributed Database Systems, Cloud Data Management, NoSQL, Scalable Analytics, Distributed Transactions, Consistency, P2P and Networked Data Management, Database-as-a-Service, Content Delivery Networks.
  • Provenance and Workflows, Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Databases, Scientific and Medical Data Management, Profile-based or Context-Aware Data Management.
  • Data Cleaning, Information Filtering and Dissemination, Information Integration, Metadata Management, Data Discovery, Web Data Management, Semantic Web, Heterogeneous and Federated Database Systems.
  • Fuzzy, Probabilistic and Approximate Databases, Information Retrieval, Text in Databases.

In addition to traditional research papers, PVLDB welcomes thought provoking papers that fall under the following special categories within the research track:

Experiment and Analysis Papers

These papers focus on the evaluation of existing algorithms, data structures, and systems that are of wide interest. The scientific contribution of an E&A track paper lies in providing new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of existing methods rather than providing new methods. Some examples of types of papers suitable for the Experiment and Analysis category are:

  • Experimental surveys that compare existing solutions to a problem and, through extensive experiments, provide a comprehensive perspective on their strengths and weaknesses, or
  • papers that verify or refute results published in the past and that, through a renewed performance evaluation, help to advance the state of the art, or
  • papers that discuss the development or use of open resources (including data or metadata, benchmarks, evaluation tools, or other resources) that benefit the research community or evaluation of research ideas, or
  • papers that focus on relevant problems or phenomena and through analysis and/or experimentation provide insights on the nature or characteristics of these phenomena.

We encourage authors of accepted E&A papers, at the time of the publication, to make available all the experimental data and, whenever possible, the related software. For papers that identify negative or contradictory results for published results by third parties, the Program Committee may ask the third party to comment on the submission and even request a short rebuttal/explanation to be published along with the submission in the event of acceptance

Innovative Systems and Applications Papers

These papers describe novel architectures for data systems, and non-obvious lessons learned in their application. The details of design goals (e.g., the class of workload to be supported), systems architecture, new abstractions, and design justifications are expected. Papers in this category make a major contribution to the field but do not meet typical criteria for a research paper. In particular, this is the right category for an overview paper of a significant system, particular aspects of which may have been explored in greater detail in previous publications.

Vision Papers

Vision papers outline futuristic information systems and architectures or anticipate new challenges. Submissions would describe novel projects that are in an early stage but hold out the strong promise of eventual high impact. The focus should be on the key insight behind the project (e.g., a new set of ground rules or a novel technology), as well as explaining how the key insight can be leveraged in building a system. The paper must describe what the success criteria are for the vision project.

VLDB is a single-blind conference. Therefore, authors MUST include their names and affiliations on the manuscript cover page. In addition, for research track papers that belong to a special category authors MUST append the category tag as a SUFFIX to the title of the paper. For example, “Data Management in the Year 3000 [Vision]”. This must be done both in the paper file and in the CMT submission title.

For instructions on how to format and submit a research paper to PVLDB Volume 11 (VLDB’18), please see the s​ubmission guidelines.​

Errata Notes

It is the policy of PVLDB to accept submission of Errata Notes for publication. Errata Notes are short (1-2 pages) papers that report and correct errors in papers published earlier in PVLDB/VLDB, as defined in section 4 of the PVLDB Publication Policies, see:


Errata Notes may be submitted by the authors of the original paper, or by others who have found bugs in earlier papers. Errata Notes that are accepted for publication will appear in PVLDB, but will not be part of the VLDB conference program. In PVLDB, Errata Notes will be identified by including the keywords “Errata for” in the title.

Errata notes should be submitted through CMT, using the same submission process as research papers. S​ubmitted Errata Notes must be identifed as such by a title of the form “Errata for: X”, where X is the title of the earlier PVLDB paper that is being corrected. Errata Notes will be subjected to a basic level of reviewing if submitted by original authors, and to more detailed reviewing plus feedback/rebuttal from original authors if submitted by someone other than the original authors.


  Chairs Submission Site Open Submission Deadline Notification Camera-ready Copy
RESEARCH TRACK Jian Pei, Sihem Amer-Yahia 20th of each month 1st of every month, until March 2018 1.5 months from submission 1 month from acceptance
INDUSTRIAL TRACK Karin Breitman, Rakesh Agrawal (DIL) January 1st 2018 March 1st 2018 April 15th 2018 May 15th 2018
DEMONSTRATIONS Ming Hua (Facebook), Vanessa Braganholo (Univiversidade Federal Fluminense – UFF) January 1st 2018 March 1st 2018 (5pm Pacific Time) May 3rd 2018 May 31st 2018
TUTORIALS Nick Koudas (University of Toronto), Sergio Lifschitz (PUC-RIO) January 1st 2018 March 8th 2018 (5pm Pacific Time) April 3rd 2018 August 21st 2018 (availability of slides)
PANELS Letizia Tanca (Politecnico di Milano), Mario Nascimento (Univ. Alberta) TBA TBA TBA TBA
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS Mirella Moro (Universidade Federal Minas Gerais – UFMG), Xuemin Lin, (University of New South Wales – UNSW) N/A January 6th 2018 (17.00 CET) January 27th 2018 N/A
PhD WORKSHOP TRACK Altigran Silva (Universidade Federal do Amazonas – UFAM) Senjuti Basu Roy (New Jersey Institute of Technology – NJIT) January 1st 2018 April 15th 2018 May 20th 2018 June 10th 2018

Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação


CSBC 2018

A edição de 2018 do CSBC tem o objetivo de aproximar a comunidade brasileira de pesquisadores, estudantes e profissionais da área de computação em torno do tema #ComputaçãoeSustentabilidade. Promover sustentabilidade é antes de mais nada criar e manter condições para que possamos avançar em harmonia com o meio ambiente. Em termos de avanços tecnológicos, a Ciência da Computação usada em prol da sustentabilidade emerge como um campo interdisciplinar, no qual técnicas computacionais são usadas para possibilitar o desenvolvimento sustentável, e, desse modo, equilibrar as necessidades ambientais, econômicas e sociais.

O CSBC 2018 acontecerá na cidade Natal-RN, entre os dias 22 e 26 de julho de 2018. A discussão sobre computação para sustentabilidade acontece em uma das mais belas cidades brasileiras, que possui o ar mais puro das américas e o segundo maior parque florestal urbano do país. A programação do Congresso inclui exposições de trabalhos científicos, palestras, cursos e debates sobre assuntos relacionados ao uso da computação em prol da sustentabilidade.

O evento será organizado pelo Departamento de Computação da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte e conta com o apoio de Departamento de Computação da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte.

29th International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering


SEKE 2018

The Twenty-Ninth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2018) will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, USA, from July 5 to July 7, 2018. 

The conference aims at bringing together experts in software engineering and knowledge engineering to discuss on relevant results in either software engineering or knowledge engineering or both. Special emphasis will be put on the transference of methods between both domains. The theme this year is big data and software engineering & knowledge engineering. Submission of papers and demos are both welcome.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: ksiresearchorg.ipage.com/seke/seke18.html


The best ranked papers from the conference will be selected for a special issue of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE) to be published in December 2018 for early dissemination.


The Int’l Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, Visual Languages and Sentient Systems DMSVLSS2018 (ksiresearchorg.ipage.com/seke/dmsvlss17.html) will be held at the same hotel from July 7 to July 8, 2018. Authors are welcome to contribute papers and attend both conferences.


Software Engineering Methodologies

  • Agent-based software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence approaches to software engineering 
  • Component-based software engineering
  • Embedded and ubiquitous software engineering
  • Aspect-based software engineering
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Search-Based Software engineering
  • Automated software design and synthesis
  • Automated software specification
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Automated software specification
  • Automated software design and synthesis
  • Reverse engineering 

    Software Engineering Techniques and Production Perspectives

  • Requirements engineering 
  • Software analysis, design and modeling
  • Software maintenance and evolution
  • Software engineering tools and environments
  • Software engineering decision support
  • Software design patterns
  • Software product lines 
  • Process and workflow management
  • Reflection and metadata approaches
  • Program understanding and system maintenance
  • Software domain modeling and analysis
  • Software economics
  • Multimedia and hypermedia software engineering
  • Software engineering case study and experience reports
  • Enterprise software, middleware, and tools

    Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial intelligent methods, models, techniques
  • Artificial life and societies
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Smart Spaces

    Autonomic computing and agent-based systems

  • Autonomic computing
  • Adaptive Systems 
  • Agent architectures, ontologies, languages and protocols
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Agent-based learning and knowledge discovery
  • Interface agents
  • Agent-based auctions and marketplaces
  • Secure mobile and multi-agent systems
  • Mobile agents

    SOA and Service-Oriented Systems

  • Service-centric software engineering
  • Service oriented requirements engineering
  • Service oriented architectures
  • Middleware for service based systems
  • Service discovery and composition
  • Service level agreements 
    (drafting, negotiation, monitoring and management)
  • Runtime service management
  • Semantic web

    Data modeling, mining and data analytics

  • Data modeling, aggregation, integration, and transformation
  • Web and text mining
  • Data mining methods, techniques, and tools 
  • Data analytics modeling and algorithms
  • Patterns and frameworks
  • Data visualization

    Knowledge systems and engineering

  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Knowledge-based and expert systems
  • Knowledge representation and retrievals
  • Knowledge engineering tools and techniques
  • Time and knowledge management tools
  • Knowledge modeling, integration, transformation, and management, 
  • Uncertainty knowledge management
  • Knowledge visualization

    Mobile computing and mobile system engineering

  • Mobile App design and development
  • Innovative mobile applications
  • Pervasive computing
  • Mobile system validation and test automation

    Software & System Quality of Service

  • Soft computing
  • Software and system testing methods
  • Quality assurance process, standards, and systems
  • Software safety systems
  • Software test automation and tools
  • Software dependability, reliability, scalability

    Software & System Security

  • Software and system security and privacy
  • Mobile app security and privacy
  • Encryption methods and tools
  • Security service systems
  • Cloud, sensor cloud and mobile cloud security
  • Mobile system integrity, security, and fault tolerance

    Emergent Topics

  • Cloud computing and Innovative cloud-based application systems
  • Mobile cloud computing and application services
  • Big data analytics application systems
  • Innovative sensing cloud and systems
  • Large-scale cyber systems
  • IOT and smart city application systems
  • Big data quality validation
  • Big data application quality services

    Smart learning and innovative education systems

  • Learning software design engineering
  • Smart learning methods and environments
  • Online learning systems
  • Mobile enabled learning systems and tools


    The hotel has made available for these limited dates (7/4 – 7/8/2018) to SEKE 2018 attendees a discount rate of $109 US dollars per room, per night, single/double occupancy, including free WiFi in hotel room and free parking, not including sales tax. For other days prior to or after the conference period, the hotel will provide best available rate.


    Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, pdf, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL:https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seke2018 (submission website will be open after January 1, 2018). Please use Internet Explorer as the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of double column formatted Manuscript for Conference Proceedings (include figures and references but exclude copyright form).


    Papers submitted to SEKE 2018 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers…) can login using the following URL:https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seke2018

    If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to: seke2018@easychair.org.SEKE 2018 Conference Secretariat
    KSI Research Inc.
    156 Park Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA
    E-mail: seke2018@easychair.org


    Paper submission due: Midnight EST, March 13, 2018 (extended final hard deadline) 
    Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2018
    Early registration deadline: May 10, 2018
    Camera-ready copy: May 10, 2018


    KSI Research Inc., USA


30th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering – CAiSE


CAiSE 2018

The 30th Edition of the CAiSE conference series will be hosted in Tallinn, Estonia – home to a groundswell of IT startups and to one of the most advanced digital societies. The conference will continue its tradition as the premiere venue for innovative and rigorous research across the whole spectrum of Information Systems Engineering with a special emphasis on the theme Information Systems in The Big Data Era. This year’s theme acknowledges the disruptions brought about by the abundance of Big Data sources about government and business services, their users and customers, and their environments. This data abundance creates new opportunities to develop smart and personalized information systems, and concomitantly raises new challenges for information systems engineers, for example in the areas of scalable data cleaning, integration and processing, real-time and predictive data analytics, and cognification of information systems engineering.

The conference will be hosted by the Software Engineering and Information Systems Research GroupInstitute of Computer ScienceUniversity of Tartu.

Theme: Information Systems in the Big Data Era

Over the last years, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technologies have gradually found their way into mainstream information systems. As these technologies mature and demonstrate their business value, they go from providing isolated functionality to becoming integrated into large and complex information systems, which entails that they have to be maintained and evolved in a sustainable manner. This maintenance imperative raises new challenges for information systems engineers due to the level of sophistication and the demanding infrastructure requirements that characterize these technologies.

The CAiSE conference will continue its tradition as the premiere venue for innovative and rigorous research across the whole spectrum of Information Systems Engineering, while placing a special emphasis on the theme of Information Systems in The Big Data Era. This year’s theme acknowledges the disruptions brought about by the abundance of Big Data sources on government and business services, their users and customers, as well as the environments in which they are generated. This data abundance creates new opportunities to develop smart and personalized information systems, but also raises new challenges for information systems engineers, for example in the areas of scalable data cleaning, integration and processing, and real-time and predictive data analytics.

Besides offering an exciting scientific program, CAiSE ’18 will feature a best paper award, a special issue, and a PhD-thesis award:

  • CAiSE ’18 Best Paper Award: CAiSE ’18 will award the best paper (prize 1.000 € – sponsored by Springer Verlag).
  • Special Issue of CAiSE ’18 in the “Information Systems Journal”: Authors of the selected papers of CAiSE ’18 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the CAiSE ’18 special issue of the „Information Systems Journal“.
  • CAiSE ’18 PhD-Thesis Award: CAiSE’18 will award the best PhD thesis of a past CAISE Doctoral Consortium author (co-sponsored by the CAiSE Steering Committee and Springer). Additional information will be provided soon for this award.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format, exceeding 15 pages, or being obviously out of the scope of the conference, will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/authors.html. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be listed at the end of the abstract.

Submission is done through CyberChair at the following page: http://cyberchairpro.borbala.net/caisepapers/submit/.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two program committee members and, if positively evaluated, by one additional board committee member. The selected papers will be discussed among the paper reviewers on-line and additionally during the program board meeting in Amesterdam. Accepted papers will be presented at CAiSE ’18 and published in the conference proceedings http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)).

Main Conference
Abstract Submission: 24 November 2017
Paper Submission: 01 December 2017 (strict!)
Notification of Acceptance: 23 February 2018
Other deadlines
Workshop Proposals: 15 October 2017
CAiSE Forum: 4 March 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 1 April 2018

We invite four types of original and scientific papers:

  • Formal and/or technical papers describe original solutions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual) in the field of IS engineering. A technical paper should clearly describe the situation or problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and the potential – or, even better, the evaluated – benefits of the contribution.
  • Empirical evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or validate proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e. by empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal analyses, mathematical proofs, etc. Scientific reflection on problems and practices in industry also falls into this category. The topic of the evaluation presented in the paper as well as its causal or logical properties must be clearly stated. The research method must be sound and appropriate.
  • Experience papers present problems or challenges encountered in practice, relate success and failure stories, or report on industrial practice. The focus is on ‘what’ and on lessons learned, not on an in-depth analysis of ‘why’. The practice must be clearly described and its context must be given. Readers should be able to draw conclusions for their own practice.
  • Exploratory papers can describe completely new research positions or approaches, in order to face a generic situation arising because of new ICT tools, new kinds of activities or new IS challenges. They must describe precisely the situation and demonstrate why current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, or meta-models are inadequate. They must also rigorously present their approach and demonstrate its pertinence and correctness to addressing the identified situation.

For all the submissions and depending on their type, we invite the authors to be explicit about the research method used.

Contributions are welcome in terms of models, methods, techniques, architecture and technologies. Each contribution should explicitly address the engineering or the operation of information systems. Each contribution should clearly identify the information systems problem addressed as well as the expected positive impact of the contribution to information system engineering or operation. We strongly advise authors to clearly emphasize those aspects in their paper, including the abstract.

Contributions about methods, models, techniques, architectures and platforms for supporting the engineering and evolution of information systems and organizations in the digital connected world could include (but are not limited to):

Novel approaches to IS Engineering

  • Context-aware and adaptive systems
  • Agile enterprise models and architecture
  • Distributed, mobile and open architecture
  • IS for collaboration
  • Social computing
  • Customer analytics
  • Big data application in IS
  • Application of AI in IS
  • Data and business analytics
  • Use of new visualization-techniques in IS
  • Service science and innovation

Models, Methods and Techniques in IS Engineering

  • Conceptual modeling, languages and design
  • Requirements engineering
  • Business process modeling, analysis, and engineering
  • Process mining
  • Models and methods for evolution and reuse
  • Domain and method engineering
  • Variability and configuration management
  • Compliance and alignment handling
  • Active and interactive models
  • Quality of IS models for analysis and design

Architectures and Platforms in and for IS Engineering

  • Big Data architectures
  • Cloud-based IS engineering
  • Service oriented IS engineering
  • Multi-agent IS engineering
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Multi-platform IS engineeering
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Big data and the Internet of Things
  • Blockchains
  • Digital twins
  • Workflow and PAIS systems
  • Handling of real time data streams
  • Content management and semantic Web

Domain Specific and multi-aspect IS Engineering

  • IT governance
  • eGovernment
  • Smart City management
  • Industrial ecology management
  • IS for healthcare
  • Educational IS
  • Value and supply chain management
  • Industry 4.0
  • Sustainability and social responsibility management
  • Predictive information systems
  • Big Data and privacy
  • Security and safety management
  • Dark data processing


23rd International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications 2018


DASFAA is an annual international database conference, which showcases state-of- the-art R&D activities in database systems and their applications. It provides a forum for technical presentations and discussions among database researchers, developers and users from academia, business and industry.

DASFAA 2018 will take place in Gold Coast, Australia, from May 21rd to May 24th2018.


DASFAA is an annual international database conference, which showcases state-of-the-art R&D activities in database systems and their applications. It provides a forum for technical presentations and discussions among database researchers, developers and users from academia, business and industry.

DASFAA 2018 will take place in Gold Coast, Australia, from May 21rd to May 24th 2018.

Gold Coast is a coastal city in the state of Queensland, 66 km (41 mi) from the state capital Brisbane. With a population of 638,090 (2016), the Gold Coast is the 6th largest city in Australia. It is a major tourist destination with its sunny subtropical climate and has become widely known for its surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. It is also the major film production hub for Queensland. Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast international airport is located less than 30 minutes by road from the Gold Coast city. It is connected with over 15 flights per day from Melbourne and 25 from Sydney, plus with over 350 direct flights per week to international destinations including Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and China.

Brisbane international airport is about 85 kilometers (70 minutes) by car from the conference venue, and around 1 hour 50 minutes by train and then light rail (Train from Airport Terminal to Helensvale, change to Light Rail from Helensvale to Surfers Paradise). 34 international airlines fly into Brisbane. Direct services to 28 international destinations each week include China, USA, Canada and many Asian cities; reachable from Europe with one stop.

13th Latin American Theoretical INformatics Symposium (LATIN 2018)

LATIN 2018

The 13th Latin American Theoretical INformatics Symposium (LATIN 2018) will be held in Buenos Aires from 16th to 19th April, 2018. Previous editions of LATIN took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1992), Valparaiso, Chile (1995), Campinas, Brazil (1998), Punta del Este, Uruguay (2000), Cancun, Mexico (2002), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004), Valdivia, Chile (2006), Buzios, Brazil (2008), Oaxaca, Mexico (2010), Arequipa, Peru (2012), Montevideo, Uruguay (2014) and Ensenada, Mexico (2016).

The Symposium is devoted to different areas in theoretical computer science, including, but not limited to: algorithms (approximation, online, randomized, algorithmic game theory, etc.), analytic combinatorics and analysis of algorithms, automata theory and formal languages, coding theory and data compression, combinatorial algorithms, combinatorial optimization, combinatorics and graph theory, complexity theory, computational algebra, computational biology, computational geometry, computational number theory, cryptology, databases and information retrieval, data structures, formal methods and security, Internet and the web, parallel and distributed computing, pattern matching, programming language theory, and random structures.

Call for Papers

In 2018, LATIN will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract Submission: October 10th, 2017
Submission: October 17th, 2017
Notification: December 5th, 2017
Camera Ready: December 20th, 2017
Symposium: April 16-19, 2018

All deadlines are AOE time zone.

Scope and Topics

LATIN is devoted to different areas in theoretical computer science including, but not limited to: algorithms (approximation, online, randomized, algorithmic game theory, etc.), analytic combinatorics and analysis of algorithms, automata theory and formal languages, coding theory and data compression, combinatorial algorithms, combinatorial optimization, combinatorics and graph theory, complexity theory, computational algebra, computational biology, computational geometry, computational number theory, cryptology, databases and information retrieval, data structures, formal methods and security, Internet and the web, parallel and distributed computing, pattern matching, programming language theory, and random structures.


Full papers are to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair server at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=latin2018.
Submissions are limited to twelve (12) single-column letter-size pages in Springer LNCS format (see LNCS author guidelines at http://www.springer.com/la/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).
This limit includes figures and references. An optional appendix (to be read at the program committee’s discretion) may be included if desired. Simultaneous submission of papers to any other conference with published proceedings, as well as the submission of previously published papers, is not allowed. Papers must be written in English. For each accepted paper at least one author must register and attend the symposium to present it. Moreover, an author cannot register for multiple papers. That is, each accepted paper must have its own registrant.


Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of LATIN, which will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (http://www.springer.com/la/computer-science/lncs).

Conference Chair

Martín Farach-Colton, Rutgers University, USA