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28th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering
"Think: Cognitive Computing, Big Data, Cloud, Security and Privacy"

October 29 to 31, 2018
Hilton Toronto / Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
Markham, Ontario, Canada

CASCON is a premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering sponsored by the IBM Canada Laboratory. CASCON attracts software developers, researchers, innovators, technologists and decision makers from academia, industry and government, who come together to learn about technology trends, present papers, participate in workshops, and exhibit prototypes and solutions. The CASCON program features thought-provoking keynotes, original research papers, stimulating workshops, and an engaging technology expo. Conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Workshops at CASCON 2018 provides a forum to present, discuss, and debate issues, problems, ideas, technology gaps, work-in-progress, and/or directions. The format of a workshop may include position papers, expert panels, hands-on exercises, and discussions. All submitted workshop proposals require a long abstract of 1500 words maximum, typically including the abstract, rationale, technical/research scope, organizers, workshop format, and expected outcomes. Long abstracts of accepted workshops will be included in the conference proceedings published by CASCON and included in the ACM Digital Library.

The Technology Expo at CASCON 2018 provides an excellent opportunity to highlight your research results and generate interest in upcoming products and product areas. Exhibits on emerging technologies are encouraged. The format of an exhibit may be a demonstration, poster presentation, or a short talk. A booth is provided at no cost to the exhibitors. Each booth will be set up with power and wireless internet access. Exhibitors are responsible for bringing the necessary equipment such as machines, laptops, monitors, power cables, security locks as well as any printed materials including posters.

Workshops/Exhibits Important Dates

Proposal Submission Open 6 Jul 2018
Proposals Due 27 Aug 2018 (Extended)
Acceptance notification 10 Sept 2018 (Extended)
Final content due 1 Oct 2018 (Extended)

Workshops/Exhibits Proposal Submission Instructions

  • Visit CASCON website
  • Register to CASCON to obtain a login ID if you do not have one
  • After logging in, click "Submitting for CASCON", then navigate to
    • "My Workshop Submissions" > "Submit a workshop proposal", or
    • "My Exhibit Submissions" > "Submit an exhibit proposal" as appropriate
  • Follow instructions in the form to submit a proposal
  • Email to for general enquiry

Hausi Müller, University of Victoria
Tinny Ng, IBM Canada
CASCON 2018 Workshop Co-chairs

Kenneth Kent, University of New Brunswick
Robert Enenkel, IBM Canada
CASCON 2018 Expo Co-chairs