Intelligent Systems and Software

November 22 - 25, 2021

CASCON x EVOKE 2021, taking place virtually from November 22-25, is the premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering - sponsored by IBM Advanced Studies and EVOKE Foundation.

IBM Advanced Studies is committed to organizing meaningful digital delivery through COVID-19 restrictions. The second virtual CASCON x EVOKE will once again prioritize opportunities to network, present and learn by leveraging technology to ensure user experience and community participation.


Accepted Papers - Congratulations to the authors!

This year we received a total of 70 papers and of these 18 papers have been accepted as regular papers with an acceptance rate of 25%. We were able to accommodate a few more papers as short papers to accept a total of 16 short papers for publication in the ACM conference proceedings.

Conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Call for Workshops, Industry Talks and Exhibits

Thank you for your submissions to present workshops, industry talks and exhibits at CASCON x EVOKE 2021, taking place virtually from November 22-25.

We cordially invite workshop, industry talk and exhibit proposals in the broad areas of computer science, software engineering, software applications, and data science in general, including but not limited to: Cognitive/AI Systems, Security and Privacy, Decentralized Systems, Big Data Systems, Emerging Technologies, Human Factors and Society, and Communication Systems.

  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Workshop long abstract (optional): Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Keynote Speakers

Rama Akkiraju

IBM Fellow, CTO - AI for IT Operations, Master Inventor, IBM Academy Member

AIOps: Automating and Optimizing IT Operations Management with AI

Monday, November 22

Martin Fontaine

Chief Research Officer, Communication Security Establishment

Towards pro-active cyber defense - research challenges

Tuesday, November 23


Come and see research findings from different backgrounds and specialties submitted by our Paper Authors.


You will have the opportunity to present, discuss, and debate ideas, challenges, emerging technologies and project directions in an interdisciplinary environment.

Technical Talks

We are bringing in a series of industrial technological talks on everything AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data, Extended Reality, Quantum Computing, Software Engineering and more.

Expo Rooms

Our famous technology showcase is interactive, innovative, and includes diverse exhibits of research interests, technologies, joint projects, and collaboration opportunities.

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