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 established international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in these important and rapidly changing disciplines. AICCSA 2023 will be held in Egypt, which is one of the world-class tourism and magnificent tailored destinations, and organized by Smart Village, Egypt.

We are pleased to invite you to submit original contributions to AICCSA’23 via the official submission system for the conference https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiccsa2023 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.

The guiding theme of this 19th edition is “Computer Systems and Applications in a Digital World”, with a particular focus on the following tracks:

Track 1: Ubiquitous, Parallel and Distributed Computing (including cloud, IoT, network, sensors, and blockchain technologies)
Track 2: Security, Privacy, and Trust
Track 3: Data science, knowledge engineering, and ontologies (including Information Retrieval, Big Data, Databases and Knowledge Systems)
Track 4: Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Systems
Track 5: Natural Language Processing
Track 6: Multimedia, Computer Vision, and Image Processing

Workshops and PhD Forum

5th International Workshop on Health Informatics: IT Innovations and Disruptive Approaches in the Digital Health Era (HOPE’23)
International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity (AICS’23)
The Federated Systems & Testbeds Workshop on 5G and Beyond (FSW5G 2023)
PhD Forum
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=aiccsa2023

A full 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 Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference, workshop, or journal. Papers must be written in English. The contributions should address research questions that relate to one of the topics listed above. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Program Chair for further information or clarification.

All submissions are 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.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers that are deemed of good quality but that could not be accepted as regular papers may be accepted as short papers or suggested for workshops.

Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines
AICCSA 2023 uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity or affiliation. 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 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 figures do 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 Author in the text as follows: ‘[Anonymous, 2007]’.
• For blinding in the reference list: ‘[Anonymous 2007] Details omitted for double-blind reviewing.’
• Remove references to funding sources
• Do not include acknowledgments
• Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.

Special Issues
Selected papers from the conference will be invited for submission of an extended version to a Springer Cluster Computing journal (https://www.springer.com/journal/10586), and more journals may 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 (Anywhere on Earth)

Conference dates: xxx, 2023 – xx, 2023 (Egypt time)

Main Conference / Symposium
• Paper submission due date: xxxx, 2023 –> xxxx, 2023 –> Due to high amount of requests, the final deadline has been extended to xxx, 2023 (firm deadline, no extension will be given)
• Notification to authors: xxxx, 2023
• Camera-ready papers due: xx xx, 2023
• Early registration due & authors due: xxx xx, 2023

PhD Forum
• Paper submission deadline: xxx xx, 2023
• Notification to authors: xxx xx, 2023
• Camera-ready papers due: xxx xx, 2023
• Early registration due & authors due: xxx xx, 2023

Workshop Proposals
• Workshop proposals due: xxx xx, 2023
• Notification of acceptance: xxx xx, 2023
• Workshop paper submission due: xxx xx, 2023
• Workshops paper notification of acceptance: xxx xx, 2023
• Camera-ready papers due: xxx xx, 2023
• Early registration due & authors due: xxx xx, 2023