46th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science (SOFSEM 2020): Last Call for Papers

by George Angelos Papadopoulos, Aug. 23, 2019

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.

*** Last 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


http://cyprusconferences.org/sofsem2020/


*** Submission Deadline (abstract first): August 26, 2019 (AoE) ***


(Proceedings to be published by Springer. Springer will sponsor the

Best Paper Award with €1000)



INVITED SPEAKERS


• Mikolaj Bojanczyk, Poland

• Ernesto Damiani, UAE

• 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



PAPER SUBMISSION


Detailed guidelines for submission are available on the conference

web site (https://cyprusconferences.org/sofsem2020/). Papers must be

submitted electronically via Easychair in standard Springer format (max 12

pages, including references, etc.). The submision link is:

https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=sofsem2020 .

Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process.



PROCEEDINGS


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



IMPORTANT DATES


• August 26th, 2019 (AoE - Anywhere on Earth): Submission of abstracts

• September 2nd, 2019 (AoE): Submission of full papers

• October 14th, 2019: Notification of acceptance/rejection

• October 28th, 2019: Camera ready papers & author registration

• November 25th: Early (non author) registration

• January 20th - 24th, 2020: Conference dates



ORGANISATION


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


Webadmin

• Kyriakos Georgiades, Cyprus