Call for Papers

The ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA) is the premier conference covering all contemporary areas in computer systems and applications and hence it is an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in these important and rapidly changing disciplines. AICCSA 2021 will be held in the lovely and highly vibrant city of Tangier, Morocco.

We are pleased to invite you to submit original contributions to AICCSA’21 via the official submission system for the conference https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiccsa2021. A submission may include technical and experimental study, theoretical study, conceptual study, or a survey. All submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

Topics of interest fall under one or more of the conference tracks. Click on each track for more information.
Track 1: Information Retrieval, Big Data, Databases and Knowledge Systems
Track 2: Cloud, Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing
Track 3: Multimedia, Computer Vision and Image Processing
Track 4: Advances in Software Engineering
Track 5: Natural Language Processing and Applications
Track 6: Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Systems
Track 7: Security, Privacy and Trust
Track 8: Social and Mobile Computing
Track 9: Advances in Web Technologies, Semantics and Future Internet
Track 10: Knowledge Management and Ontology Engineering
Track 11: Advances in Data Networks, Ad-Hoc Networks, Sensor Networks, VANETs, Internet of Things (IoT)

Submissions Guidelines and PROCEEDINGS
Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column conference format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically on EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiccsa2021. A regular paper must not exceed 8 pages (including all figures, tables and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review. In addition, submissions received after the due date, exceeding the length limit, or not appropriately structured will be rejected without review. Authors may contact the Program Chair for further information or clarification.
All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings, and be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion.
Each paper should include up to 7 keywords, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers that are deemed of good quality but could not be accepted as regular papers may be accepted as short papers.

Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines
AICCSA 2021 uses double-blind review, which means that the author’s identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors must ensure that their manuscripts be prepared in a way that does not give away their identities or affiliations. If a submission is not anonymized, it will be rejected without review.

Information to help prepare the Blinded Manuscript
Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. To assist with this process, the key items that need to be observed are as follows:
• Use the third person to refer to the work the authors have previously undertaken, e.g., replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2007]”.
• Make sure that figures not contain any affiliation-related identifier.
• Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
• Cite papers published by the authors in the text as follows: ‘[Anonymous, 2007]’.
• For blinding on the reference list: ‘[Anonymous 2007] Details omitted for double-blind review
• Remove references to funding sources.
• Do not include acknowledgments.
• Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names, etc. and anonymize document properties.

Special Issues
Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to a journal to be announced. Papers will be selected based on their reviewers’ scores and appropriateness to the Journal’s theme. All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at a later stage.

 Important Dates
Conference dates: 8 – 11 November 2021

Main Conference / Symposium
• Paper submission due: May 1st, 2021
• Notification to authors: July 1st, 2021
• Camera-ready manuscript due: August 25th, 2021
• Early registration due (authors): August 1st, 2021
• Late registration due: September 24th, 2021

Ph.D. Forum
• Paper submission due: June 15th, 2021
• Notification to authors: July 1st, 2021
• Camera-ready manuscript due: August 25, 2021
• Early registration due: August 1st, 2021

Workshop Proposals
• Workshop proposal due: April 29th, 2021
• Notification of acceptance: May 10th, 2021
• Workshop paper submission due: June 15th, 2021
• Workshops paper notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2021

Tutorial Proposals
• Proposal submission due: June 1st, 2021
• Notification to authors: July 15th, 2021
• Camera-ready manuscript due: August 1st, 2021
• Early registration due: August 1st, 2021