CALL FOR PAPERS: 13th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS’17)


Paper Submission Deadline: March 24, 2017

The 13th International Conference on Frontiers in Education:
Computer Science and Computer Engineering

July 17-20, 2017, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA


o  ABET Accreditation and assessment
o  ABET experiences and good practices
o  Student recruitment and retention methods
o  Promoting multi-disciplinary initiatives – impact on curriculum
o  Capstone research projects: examples and case studies
o  Distance learning; methods, technologies and assessment
o  Innovative degree programs and certificates
o  Innovative uses of technology in the classroom
o  Collaborative learning
o  Learning models and learning from mistakes
o  Computer and web-based software for instruction
o  Ethics in computer science and engineering
o  Incorporating writing into CS and CE curriculum
o  Preparing graduates for academia
o  Preparing graduates for industry
o  Partnerships with industry and government
o  Team projects and case studies
o  Undergraduate research experiences
o  Student observation and mentoring strategies
o  Advising methods
o  Evaluation strategies (professors, students, …)
o  Transition to graduate studies
o  Integrating gender and culture issues into computer science and
engineering curriculum
o  The balance between course-work and research
o  Issues related to the choice of first programming language
o  Debugging tools and learning
o  Projects, software engineering, programming issues, and
laboratory practices
o  Virtual laboratories
o  Computer science and computer engineering curriculum
o  Active learning tools
o  Undergraduates as teaching assistants
o  Funding opportunities for curriculum development and studies
o  Pilot studies
o  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiatives
o  Teaching methods
o  Recruiting methods to attract graduate students
o  Proposed methods for ranking CS and CE departments
o  The role of visualization and animation in education
o  Academic dishonesty in a high-tech environment
o  Experiences in the formation of Department Advisory Board
o  Factors that lead to success in CS and CE
o  Software Engineering for Embedded Systems in Education


March 24, 2017:    Submission of full papers (max 7 pages)
Submission portal:
April 12, 2017:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 5, 2017:       Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 17-20, 2017:  13th International Conference on Frontiers in Education:
Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS’17)
+ other affiliated joint conferences – see:


We anticipate having between 1,000 and 2,000 participants in the federated
Congress that this conference is part of. The congress includes 20 major
tracks ( ) composed
of: 105 technical, research, and panel sessions as well as a number of
keynote lectures and tutorials; all will be held simultaneously, same
location and dates: July 17-20, 2017. Last year, the Congress had attracted
speakers/authors and participants affiliated with over 176 different
universities (including many from the top 50 ranked institutions), major
IT corporations (including: Microsoft, Google, Apple, SAP, Facebook,
Oracle, Amazon, Yahoo, Samsung, IBM, Ebay, GE, Siemens, Philips, Ericsson,
BAE Systems, Hitachi, NTT, …), major corporations (including: Exxon
Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, PetroChina, GlaxoSmithKline,
HSBC, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, …), government research agencies (NSF,
NIH, DoE, AirForce, NSA National Security Agency, …), US national
laboratories (including, NASA, ANL, LLNL, Sandia, ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley
National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, National Cancer Institute,
NIST, …), and a number of Venture Capitalists as well as distinguished
speakers discussing Intellectual Property issues. Last year, 55% of
attendees were from academia, 24% from industry; 20% from government and
funding agencies; and 1% unknown. About half of the attendees were from
outside USA; from 74 nations. To get a feeling about the conferences’
atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:
Past 10 years:


You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books (ISBN), imprinted
by the American Council on Science and Education, and distributed
& published by CSREA (Computer Science Research, Education, and
Applications Press). The proceedings will also be made available
online. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution
on site at the conference. The books will be indexed in science
databases, including EBSCO (, one of the largest subject
index systems, and others. ACM Digital Library is also including the
titles into its databases as well as ProQuest indexing databases and

In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers
(about 40%) will appear in journals and 15 edited research books;
publishers include, Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). Each book in
each series will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science indexing
products (which includes: Scopus,; SCI Compendex,
Engineering Village,; EMBASE,; & others).
See the web link below for a small subset of such publications: (some of
these books and journal special issues have already received the top 25%
downloads in their respective fields and/or identified as “Highly
Accessed” by publishers and/or science citation index trackers.)

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: . Submissions
must be uploaded by the due date (see IMPORTANT DATES) and must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (7 pages for Regular Research Papers; 4
pages for Short Research Papers; 2 pages for Extended Abstract/Poster
Papers – the number of pages include all figures, tables, and references).
All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication; these formatting
instructions appear at the submission web site and they conform to the
two-column IEEE style format). Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the paper should include the followings:
– Title of the paper
– Name, affiliation, postal address, and email address of each author
(identify the name of the Contact Author)
– Abstract (between 100 and 120 words)
– A maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the work
described in the paper
– Write the type of the submission as “Regular Research Paper”,
“Short Research Paper”, or “Extended Abstract/Poster Paper”.
– The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space
Submissions are to be uploaded to the submission/evaluation web site
portal at

Type of Submissions/Papers:

– Full/Regular Research Papers (maximum of 7 pages):
Regular Research Papers should provide detail original research
contributions. They must report new research results that represent
a contribution to the field; sufficient details and support for
the results and conclusions should also be provided. The work
presented in regular papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity
that with some additional work can be published as journal papers.

– Short Research Papers (maximum of 4 pages):
Short Research Papers report on ongoing research projects. They
should provide overall research methodologies with some results.
The work presented in short papers are expected to be at a stage
of maturity that with some additional work can be published as
regular papers.

– Extended Abstract/Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages):
Poster papers report on ongoing research projects that are still in
their infancy (i.e., at very early stages). Such papers tend to
provide research methodologies without yet concrete results.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees. Papers
whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will
be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical
papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).


The Congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures,
invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster
presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have
included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California,
Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof.
John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan),
Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL),
Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry
Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as
X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known
as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey
(NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer,
U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program 2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA’s
JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE,
ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and
U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and
Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President &
Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh
(Dean, Cornell University – formerly at Rutgers University, New Jersey,
USA and former director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems,
National Science Foundation, USA), Prof. Victor Raskin (Distinguished
Professor, Purdue University, USA); Prof. Alfred Inselberg (School of
Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv U, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego
Supercomputing Center; Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel
Coordinates and author of textbook); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed
Chair Distinguished Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU
Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University,
Colorado, USA); Prof. Amit Sheth (Fellow of IEEE and LexisNexis Eminent
Scholar; Founder/Executive Director, Ohio Center of Excellence in
Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) and Professor of Computer Science,
Wright State University, Ohio, USA); Dr. Leonid I. Perlovsky (Harvard
University, USA and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Medical
School Athinoula Martinos Brain Imaging Center; and The US Air Force
Research Lab., USA; CEO, LP Information Technology, USA and Chair of IEEE
Task Force on The Mind and Brain; Recipient of John McLucas Award, the
highest US Air Force Award for basic research); Dr. James A. Crowder (Chief
Engineer, Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services; Aurora,
Colorado, USA); Prof. Yaroslav D. Sergeyev (Distinguished Professor, Head
of Numerical Calculus Laboratory University of Calabria, Rende, Italy and
part-time Professor of Lobachevsky State University, Russia); and many
other distinguished speakers.  161115

The Congress is among the top five largest annual gathering of researchers
in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We
anticipate to have attendees from about 75 countries and territories. To
get a feeling about the conferences’ atmosphere, see some delegates
photos available at:
2016 Congress:
2015 Congress:
2014 Congress:
Past 10 years:


4th Doctoral Colloquium & Demos Sessions 2017 (DCDS-17)

Innovative Projects for International Collaborations:
Investing for the future (IPIC-17)


Questions and inquiries should be sent to:
CSCE’17 Conference Secretariat:


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