Dr. Carl Chang was the General Chair and Dr. Johnny Wong was the Program co-Chair of the 30th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2006), held on September 17-22 in Chicago, IL. COMPSAC is a major international forum for researchers, practitioners, managers, and policy makers interested in computer software and applications. It was first held in Chicago in 1977, and has since been a major forum for academia, industry, and government to discuss state of the art, new advances, and future trends in software technologies and practices. Beginning 2006, COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications. The technical theme for the 30th conference was Highly Dependable and Secure Software. This year there were about 200 paper submissions internationally from academia, government and industrial sectors.
The technical program included four keynote addresses, one plenary panel and six panel discussions, covering the state of the art in Just Enough Requirements Traceability, E-security, Granular Computing and Web Intelligence, Future Trends of Software Technology and Applications, Global Software Engineering projects and how to prepare our students, Trustworthy Computing, Software Engineering Future from perspectives of USA, Europe, India and Asia, and the research community, and Ethics. It also included the five workshops on various hot topics in software engineering and security related issues.
COMPSAC 2006 also celebrated the 60th Anniversary of IEEE Computer Society and was co-located with the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) and the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006).
The 31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007) will be held in Beijing, China. Dr. Carl Chang is the Chair of the Standing Committee and Dr. Johnny Wong is a member of the Steering Committee. Refer to the COMPSAC conference website for more information http://www.compsac.org/.