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  The 2014 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal

ICCSA 2014
June 30- July 3, 2014

The 2014 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications(ICCSA 2014) will be held on June 30 - July 3, 2014, at the University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal.


ICCSA 2014 is the next event in the series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications, previously held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2013), Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2012), Santander, Spain (2011), Fukuoka, Japan (2010), Suwon, Korea (2009),  Perugia, Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007), Glasgow, United Kingdom (2006), Singapore (2005),  Assisi, Italy (2004), Montreal, Canada (2003), and, as ICCS, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands  (2002) and San Francisco (2001).


Computational Science is a main pillar of most of the present research, industrial and commercial activities and plays a unique role in exploiting ICT innovative technologies.

The ICCSA Conference offers a real opportunity to bring together scientists of different

disciplines, discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced solutions breeding new trends in Computational Science.


Submitted papers will subject to stringent peer review by at least three experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes for Computer Science and Conference Publishing System (CPS

). The authors of a selected number of top quality papers will be requested to extend their paper in order to be published as special issues in highly recognized international journals.


ICCSA 2014 has paper submission in different categories: main conference theme papers, workshop/special session papers, and poster session papers. The submission details for each paper category can be found at the URL and the list of sessions at the URL:




Conference Themes

The ICCSA 2014 Conference themes, grouped in five tracks,  are the following (but are not limited to):

1. Track: Computational Methods, Algorithms and Scientific Application
      Computational Biology
      Computational Combustion Computational Chemistry
      Computational Fluid Dynamics
      Computational Physics
      Computational Geometry
      Computational Mathematics
      Computational Mechanics
      Computational Electro-magnetics
      Numerical Methods and Algorithms
2. Track: High Performance Computing and Networks Parallel and Distributed Computing
      Cluster Computing
      Cloud Computing
      Autonomic Computing
      P2P Computing
      Mobile Computing
      Grid and Semantic Grid Computing
      Workflow Design and Practice
      Computer and Network Architecture

3. Track: Geometric Modelling, Graphics and Visualization
      Scientific Visualization
      Computer Graphics
      Geometric Modelling
      Pattern Recognition
      Image Processing
      Web3D, Virtual and Augmented Reality

4. Track: Advanced and Emerging Applications
      Biometric Modelling
      Environmental, Climate and Weather Modelling
      Geology and Geophysics
      Nuclear Physics
      Financial and Economical Modelling
      Computational Journalism
      Geographical Information Systems

5. Track: Information Systems and Technologies
      Information Retrieval
      Scientific Databases
      Security Engineering
      Risk Analysis
      Reliability Engineering
      Software Engineering
      Data Mining
      Artificial Intelligence
      Learning Technologies
      Web Based Computing
      Web 2.0

Paper Submission

To submit a paper, please connect to the Submission site from the link available at the ICCSA 2014 web site:
Only papers submitted through the electronic system and strictly adhering to the relevant format will be considered for reviewing and publication.
The submission may fall into the following five categories: Main Conference Theme Papers, Special Session/Workshop Papers, Short Papers, PHD Showcase Papers and Poster Papers.

The submitted paper must be camera-ready, between 10 and 16 pages long and formatted according to  the LNCS rules. Please consult the URL  for formatting information and templates. 

  The submitted paper must be between 10 to 16 pages long for LNCS publication, or 6 to 11 pages for CPS publication, and should be formatted according to the LNCS or CPS rules, respectively.
  Please consult the URL for formatting information and templates.

Reporting preliminary results of ongoing research.  The submitted paper must be between 4 to 5 pages long formatted according to CPS rules.  The Short Papers will be presented during the conference and will be published by CPS.

Reporting ongoing research already achieving significant results and primarily carried out by Ph.D. students and junior researchers. The submitted paper must be between 5 to 8 pages long formatted according to CPS rules.  The PHD Showcase Papers will be presented during the conference and will be published by CPS.

Reporting preliminary results of ongoing research.  The submitted paper must be between 3 to 4 pages long formatted according to CPS rules.  The Poster Papers will be presented as posters during the conference and will be published by CPS.

Each  paper must deal with original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors). Each paper will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field (acceptance rate was 28% in 2005, 26% in 2006 and 28% in 2007, 29% in 2008, 30% in 2009, 29% in 2010, 2011, 2012 1nd 2013) ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions.

When a paper is accepted at least one of the authors has to register to the conference and deliver the related talk. Failure to do so shall lead to rejection of the application to attend next year conference and the exclusion of the paper for the current year proceedings.

Workshops/technical Sessions

  1. Advances in complex systems: modelling and parallel implementation - ACSModPar 2014
  2. Agricultural and Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems - AEIDSS 2014
  3. Advances in Web Based Learning - AWBL 2014
  4. Bio-inspired Computing and Applications - BIOCA 2014
  5. Computational and Applied Mathematics - CAM 2014
  6. Computer Aided Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis - CAMSA 2014
  7. Computational and Applied Statistics - CAS 2014
  8. Computational Geometry and Security Applications - CGSA 2014
  9. Computational algorithms for Sustainability Assessment - CLASS 2014
  10. Chemistry and Materials Sciences and Technologies - CMST 2014
  11. Computational Optimization and Applications - COA 2014
  12. Cities, Technologies and Planning - CTP 2014
  13. Computational Tools and Techniques for Citizen Science and Scientific Outreach - CTTCS 2014
  14. Econometrics and Multidimensional Evaluation in Urban Environment - EMEUE 2014
  15. Future Computing System Technologies, Innovations and Applications - FISTA 2014
  16. Formal Methods, Computational Intelligence and Constraint Programming for Software Assurance - FMCICA 2014
  17. Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial statistics - GeoAndMod 2014
  18. High Performance Computing in Engineering and Science - HPCES 2014
  19. Mobile Communications - MC 2014
  20. Mobile-computing, Sensing, and Actuation - Cyber Physical Systems - MSA4CPS 2014
  21. New Trends on Trust Computational Models - NTTCM 2014
  22. Quantum Mechanics: Computational Strategies and Applications - QMCSA 2014
  23. Remote sensing Data Analysis, modeling, interpretation and Applications: from a global view to a local analysis - RS 2014
  24. Software Engineering Processes and Applications - SEPA 2014
  25. Software Quality - SQ 2014
  26. Advances in Spatio-Temporal Analytics - ST-Analytics 2014
  27. Tools and Techniques in Software Development Processes - TTSDP 2013
  28. Virtual Reality and Applications - VRA 2013
  29. Agile Software Development Techniques - WAGILE 2014
  30. Big Data Analytics and Management - WBDAM 2014




Please pay attention, when submitting your contribution to one of the above listed Sessions, to select the  right entry in the listbox shown in the submission form.


Please refer to the URL:



for updated information about the Sessions. 


An author is enabled to change the session associated to a submitted paper until the submission deadline is expired, by resubmitting the paper into the system.


Important Dates

March 15, 2014:   Deadline for paper submission to the General Tracks (Sessions may select a different deadline)
April 10, 2014:        Notification of Acceptance and Early-bird Registration starts.
May 6, 2014:           Early-bird Registration ends.
May 6, 2014:           Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers
June 30- July 3, 2014:     ICCSA 2014 Conference


The proceedings of the Conference will be published both by Springer-Verlag and  Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

In  particular:

1. The selected top quality Theme Papers and Session Papers having adopted LNCS, will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (paper length: 10-16 pages).

2. The selected top quality Session Papers having adopted CPS, will appear in the CPS Proceedings  (paper length: 5-11 pages).

3. The Short Papers, PHD Showcase Papers and the Posters will be published in the CPS Proceedings (paper length: 4-5, 5-8 and 3-4 respectively). 

For a selected number of top quality papers, after the Conference, the authors will be requested to extend the paper in order to be published as special issues in appropriate international journals.

Conference policy

By submitting the paper to ICCSA conference, all authors agree to abide by all  ICCSA conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies. Namely, authors confirm that the work is  original, has not appeared in literature in any form in the past and will not be submitted to any other venue concurrently with ICCSA submission or until it appears in ICCSA proceedings (in the case of acceptance). Furthermore, upon paper acceptance,  authors agree to transfer copyright on the accepted paper to ICCSA, and one of the authors will register the paper and present the paper at the event.

No paper withdrawals can be accepted after Conference pre-registration date or within three months of the actual event, whichever date comes first. Paper withdrawal request can be only accepted in writing through email, letter or fax to conference organizers.

The conference has no responsibility for any intentional or accidental misuse, misinterpretation, or failure to follow above rules and conditions and holds no legal, civil or other responsibility for opinions, content or utilization of any methods/algorithms expressed in the Conference Proceedings.

Contact Information

Osvaldo Gervasi
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Perugia
Via Vanvitelli, 1
06123 Perugia
Phone:  +39-075-5855048
Fax:    +39-075-5855024
e-mail: osvaldo <at> unipg <dot> it


Ana Maria Alves Coutinho da Rocha
Dep. Produção e Sistemas, Escola de Engenharia da Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Phone: +351 253 604753
Fax: +351 253 604741
email: arocha <at> dps<dot>uminho<dot>pt


Conference e-mail address:  info2014 <at> iccsa <dot> org Conference e-mail address: info2014 iccsa org