[hpc-announce] 46th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science (SOFSEM 2020): First Call for Papers

George Angelos Papadopoulos george at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Sat Apr 20 09:20:18 CDT 2019

*** First Call for Papers ***

46th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and
Practice of Computer Science (SOFSEM 2020)

Atlantica Miramare 4* Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus

January 20-24, 2020


*** Submission Deadline: July 29, 2019 ***

(Proceedings to be published by Springer)

INVITED SPEAKERS (list incomplete)

* Mikolaj Boyanczyk, Poland
* Erol Gelenbe, UK
* Gunnar Klau, Germany
* Elias Koutsoupias, UK

SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is an annual international winter conference
devoted to the theory and practice of computer science. The first SOFSEM was
organized in 1974. SOFSEM consists of invited talks by prominent
researchers, of contributed talks selected from the submitted papers, and of
the Student Research Forum. The program is organized in plenary talks and
parallel tracks devoted to original research in the selected research areas.

SOFSEM has a long-standing tradition of facilitating discussions and collegial
interactions. It is well-known for its familiar and inspiring atmosphere and as
a meeting place for active and leading computer scientists. SOFSEM is a
track-based conference. It features the traditional track on foundations of
computer science and a number of other tracks that cover contemporary
important areas, such as artificial intelligence, cryptography, security,
verification, data science, knowledge engineering, social computing and
human factors, software and web engineering, etc. 

The Track Chairs are soliciting technical papers for presentation at the
conference and inclusion in the proceedings published by Springer in the
ARCoSS/LNCS series. The topics of the conference are organised in four
tracks and the (non exhaustive) list of topics for each track is as follows:

Foundations of Computer Science
* Algorithms and data structures
* Automata and formal languages 
* Complexity theory
* Computability theory
* Cryptography and security
* Graphs and networks 
* Machine learning
* Non-classical models of computing
* Theory of databases, semi-structured data, and finite model theory
* Theory of programming languages

Foundations of Software Engineering
* Methods and tools for improved software processes
* Software architecture of complex software-intensive systems
* Requirements Engineering
* Model-based software engineering methods and tools
* Data-driven improvement of methods, models, and tools
* Methods and tools for software engineering applications
* Empirical Software Engineering

Foundations of Data Science
* Data Models and Query Languages
* Data Integration and Interoperability
* Query Processing and Optimization
* Distributed, Parallel, and P2P Data Processing and Management
* Data Semantics and Linked Data
* Spatial, Temporal, Multimedia Data
* Web- and Graph-based Data
* Probabilistic and Uncertain Data
* Information Extraction and Retrieval
* Data Privacy, Security, and Trust

Foundations of Algorithmic Computational Biology
* Alignment and assembly of sequences
* Biological networks
* Cancer genomics
* Comparative genomics
* Gene expression
* Phylogenetics
* Sequence analysis
* System biology


Detailed guidelines for submission will appear shortly on the conference
web site (https://cyprusconferences.org/sofsem2020/). Papers must be
submitted electronically via Easychair in standard Springer format (max 12
pages). Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process.


The proceedings will be published by Springer in the ARCoSS/LNCS series. 


* July 29th, 2019: Submission of abstracts
* August 5th, 2019: Submission of full papers
* September 30th, 2019: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
* November 25th, 2019: Camera Ready Papers, registration deadline
* January 20-24, 2020: Conference Dates


General Chairs
* Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Steering Committee
* Barbara Catania, University of Genova, Italy
* Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw Uni. of Technology, Poland
* Jan van Leeuwen, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
* Tiziana Margaria-Steffen, University of Limerick, Ireland
* Branislav Rovan, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
* Petr Saloun, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
* Julius Stuller, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, chair

Tracks and Track Chairs
* Foundations of Computer Science: Christos Kapoutsis, Qatar
* Foundations of Data Science: Herodotos Herodotou, Cyprus
* Foundations of Software Engineering, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Greece
* Foundations of Algorithmic Computational Biology, Riccardo Dondi, Italy
and Florian Sikora, France

Student Research Forum Chair
* Theodoros Tzouramanis, Greece

* Kyriakos Georgiades, Cyprus

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