Call for Tracks

We are now welcoming proposals for thematic tracks. You can submit a proposal by clicking on the button below (please make sure to read the rules first).
Proposals are welcome before November 20, 2020.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

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  1. Overview
  2. Submission
  3. Reviewing
  4. Publication
  5. Rules

Overview

Thematic tracks organized by experts in a particular area constitute the core of the conference.
These tracks are intended to provide a forum for the discussion of one or more specific topics in the field of Computational Science between an international group of researchers.

Typical topics for thematic tracks would be:

  • Bio Computing
  • Bio Complexity
  • Computational Brain Dynamics
  • Medical Computing
  • Social Computing
  • Computational Finance
  • Computational Economy
  • Computational Geophysics
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Computational Science
  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Complex Systems Simulation

As the conference theme this year is “Computational Science for a Better Future”, papers highlighting the role of Computational Science in tackling the current challenges of our fast-changing world will be particularly welcomed.

Submission

All conference tracks are required to use the EasyChair system for submission, reviewing, notification and collection of camera-ready versions. Detailed instructions will be provided by the conference organizers at all stages of the process.
The deadlines for thematic-track papers will be the same as for main-track papers.
The same applies to submission templates, page limits and other general submission guidelines.

Reviewing

Track organizers are required to review the track’s papers on the basis of the same criteria used in the main track.
The conference will have a single review form, used by all tracks, and three reviews per paper will be required.

Publication

Papers accepted to the thematic tracks will be published in the ICCS Proceedings in the exact same way as Main Track papers, and indexed by the same indices.
After the conference, each thematic track will be able to nominate one paper for a special issue of the Journal of Computational Science – JoCS.
The conference organizers, together with the JoCS Editorial Board, will then select the papers which best fit the journal’s scope.
Selected authors will be contacted by the conference organizers and invited to submit extended versions of their ICCS papers.

Rules

(1) – We ask that prospective thematic track organisers only submit a proposal if they fully understand what they are undertaking.
The main responsibilities are:

  • inviting the track’s program committee (PC)
  • advertising through different channels and inviting authors
  • coordinating the review process in the EasyChair system (3 reviews per paper)
  • advising on acceptance before notification
  • suggesting a track program (following instructions from the conference organizers)
  • communicating with the track’s authors and ICCS organizers
  • appointing session chairs, and coming to the conference in person to lead the sessions

(2) – One registration fee waiver will be granted to track chairs whose tracks attract 8 or more accepted and registered (paid) papers.

(3) – The final acceptance of a thematic track will be based on the quality of the track’s papers, the coherence of the track processes, and the degree to which a broad audience is addressed.