Call for Papers

The 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2020 -

Cagliari, Italy

July 1-4, 2020


ICCSA 2020 is the next event in the series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications, previously held in Saint Petersburg - Russia (2019), Melbourne - Australia (2018), Trieste - Italy (2017), Beijing- China (2016), Banff - Canada (2015), Guimaraes - Portugal (2014), Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam (2013), Salvador da Bahia - Brazil (2012), Santander - Spain (2011), Fukuoka - Japan (2020), Suwon - Korea (2009), Perugia - Italy (2008), Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia (2007), Glasgow - United Kingdom (2006), Singapore - Singapore(2005), Assisi - Italy (2004), Montreal - Canada (2003), and, as ICCS, in Amsterdam - The Netherlands (2002) and San Francisco - USA (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 be 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 papers for further review and publication as special issues in highly recognized international journals.

ICCSA 2020 accepts paper submission in the following categories: General Tracks papers and Workshop papers. The details for each paper submission category can be found at the URL and the list of Workshops at the URL:

Conference Themes

The ICCSA 2020 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
Machine Learning
Learning Technologies
Web Based Computing
Web 2.0

6. Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Urban and regional grouth
Sustainable urban and regional development
Socio-ecological systems
Open Data, Big Data
Cultural Heritage
Smart and Sustainable Cities
Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems
Decision Support Systems
Complexity assessment and mapping

Paper Submission

To submit a paper, please connect to the Submission site from the link available at the ICCSA 2020 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: General Tracks Papers, Workshop Papers, Short Papers, and PHD Showcase 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 7 to 11 pages for CPS publication (in such case as post-conference proceedings), 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 7 and 9 pages long formatted according to LNCS rules. The Short Papers will be presented during the conference and will be published by LNCS.

Reporting ongoing research already achieving significant results and primarily carried out by Ph.D. students and junior researchers. The submitted paper must be between 6 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 as post-conference proceedings. 

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 2020, 2011, 2012, and 30% in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) 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.


Refer to the web page for the updated list of Workshops

Please pay attention, when submitting your contribution to one of the above listed Workshops, to select the right entry in the listbox shown in the Abstract, Paper and Camera Ready submission forms.

An author is enabled to change the workshop associated to a submitted paper until the submission deadline, by updating the paper into the system and selecting the proper Workshop from the list.


Important Dates

April 26, 2020: Deadline for paper submission to the General Tracks (Workshops may select a different deadline)
June 7, 2020: Notification of Acceptance. 
June 23, 2020: Early-bird Registration ends. 
June 23, 2020: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers 
July 1-4, 2020: ICCSA 2020 Conference



The proceedings of the Conference will be published after the Conference because the Corona virus outbreak, both by Springer-Verlag (Lecture Notes in Computer Science series) and, as post-conference proceedings, by 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 post-conference Proceedings.

3. Short papers will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( LNCS) series (paper length: 7-9 pages)

4. PHD Showcase Papers will be published in the CPS post-conference Proceedings.

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

Ivan Blecic
  Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale e Architettura, University of Cagliari
  Via Marengo, 2
  06913 Cagliari
  Email: ivanblecic <at>unica <dot> it

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