Hong Kong


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 since then it has been one of the major forums for academia, industry, and government to discuss the state of art, new advances, and future trends in software technologies and practices.  The technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, panel discussions and fast abstracts. It also includes a number of workshops on emerging important topics.


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Methodology topics include, but not limited to, the following :

  • Cyber security
  • Software safety
  • Trustworthy software
  • Extreme programming
  • Agile methodologies
  • Software fault tolerance
  • High performance software
  • Component-based software development
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Software architecture and framework
  • Design patterns
  • Requirements engineering
  • Metrics and measurement
  • Biometrics
  • Quality management
  • Software testing, V&V
  • Formal specification and verification
  • Software re-engineering
  • Product-line management
  • Risk management
  • Software certification
  • Process management
  • Software standards
  • Software engineering education

Systems and applications  topics  include, but not limited to, the following :

  • Collaborative systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Enterprise systems
  • High dependable systems
  • E-Commerce/M-Commerce
  • Internet and Web-based systems
  • Middleware systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Mobile code and systems
  • Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing


  • March 22, 2004: Extended deadline for regular and workshop paper submissions

  • March 30, 2004: Organizers of accepted panels provide final information on chairs and panelists

  • May 25, 2004: Acceptance notification to authors of regular and workshop papers

  • May 30, 2004: Deadline for fast abstract submission

  • June 25, 2004: Acceptance notification to authors of fast abstract papers

  • July 22, 2004: Extended deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted regular, workshop, and fast abstract papers, workshop organizers' remarks, panel organizers' scope statements, and panelists' position papers


Submit original papers (not published or submitted elsewhere) of 3000
-5000 words. Include the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines which are available at http://computer.org/author/psguide.htm. The authors of a number of selected papers of special merit will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible publication in a special journal issue.


The objective of fast abstracts is to report on-going work, describe practical experience, introduce new ideas to provoke further validation, or state positions on controversial issues. Each fast abstract can have a maximum of two pages. The format must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines which are available at http://computer.org/author/psguide.htm. Click here for fast abstract submission.


Authors and panelists from Hong Kong and mainland China are invited to apply for the reduction of registration fee for COMPSAC 2004.

  • The registration fee reduction scheme is sponsored by the Croucher Foundation in Hong Kong.
  • Each eligible applicant who is an author of a full paper/fast abstract, or a panelist, will be given an award of no less than US$300 to subsidize the registration fee.  The actual amount will depend on the number of applications.
  • Each person is limited to one application even though he/she may be involved with more than one paper or panel.
  • Authors still have to pay the full registration fee by July 29,  2004 as required by COMPSAC.  The award will be issued to the successful candidate as a refund when attending COMPSAC 2004.

Applications should be made as soon as possible but on or before July 27 by sending an email to Dr. F.T. Chan, Operations Committee Chair, at mailto:ftchan@hkuspace.hku.hk .  Please quote your paper number if applicable.


Steering Committee Chair
Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA
Email: yau@asu.edu

General Chair
Paul Y. S. Cheung, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong
Email: cheung@eee.hku.hk

Program Co-Chairs
W. Eric Wong   
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas, USA

E-mail: ewong@utdallas.edu    
Karama Kanoun
Toulouse, France

Fast Abstract Chair
Amit Paradkar, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, USA
Email: paradkar@us.ibm.com 
Jeff Lei, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Email: ylei@cse.uta.edu

Publicity Chair
Y. T. Yu, City University of Hong Kong
Email: csytyu@cityu.edu.hk

South America Liaison
Jose C. Maldonado, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Email: jcmaldon@icmc.usp.br

Registration Chair
Dazhi Huang, Arizona State University, USA
W. K. Chan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Operations Committee Chair
F.T. Chan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Click here for the complete list of steering committee and program committee.


The conference will be held at Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile

50 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2369 3111
Fax: +852 2369 8016


Please send inquiries regarding conference registration to Dazhi Huang or W. K. Chan.

Advance Registration (to be received no later than September 1, 2004)
  • Member        $500
  • Non-member $625
  • Student         $300
Late Registration (after September 1, 2004)
  • Member        $600
  • Non-member $750
  • Student         $360

The registration fee (including the student registration fee) covers admission to all technical sessions (including all workshop sessions), a copy of the proceedings with all the regular and workshop papers and fast abstracts, lunch on each of the three days, the welcome reception on September 27, the dinner banquet on September 29, and all the breaks.


To be eligible for the COMPSAC special rate, you must book the hotel through Swire Travel.


Hong Kong, Macau, and China tours available from Swire Travel, the official travel agency of COMPSAC 2004

Further tourism information of Hong Kong and Macau:

Further tourism information of China:


For further information, please contact:

Stephen S. Yau, Computer Science and Engineering Department,
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287-5406, USA