"Intelligent Systems and Software"

November 22 to 25, 2021

Everywhere on Earth

CASCON x EVOKE is the premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering sponsored by the IBM Canada Laboratory. CASCON x EVOKE 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 x EVOKE program features thought-provoking keynotes, original research papers, technological industry talks, stimulating workshops, and an engaging technology expo. Conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

Workshops provide a forum to present, discuss, and debate issues, problems, ideas, technology gaps, work that is in progress, and/or directions. The format of a workshop may include expert panels, hands-on exercises, and discussions. Workshops will be live streamed during the conference unless requested otherwise by the speakers. If you choose to submit a long abstract for the workshop between 1000 to 1500 words in ACM format by October 5, it will be published in the CASCON Proceedings and will be stored in the ACM Digital Library. It should be written in PAST tense, typically including the abstract, rationale, technical/research scope, organizers, workshop format, and expected outcomes.

Industry talks give the audience a quick overview on different industrial technological topics. Each talk is 30 minutes, including time for Q&A, and will be live streamed during the conference unless requested otherwise by the speakers.

The Expo provides an excellent opportunity to highlight research results and generate interest in upcoming products and product areas. Exhibits on emerging technologies are encouraged. The format of an exhibit will be short video either presenting the new idea or demonstrating the technology or tools. These videos will be due closer to the conference.


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.

Important Dates

Proposal due Tuesday August 17 August 31, 2021
Acceptance notification Tuesday August 31 September 14, 2021
Workshop long abstract - optional Tuesday September 21 October 5, 2021

Submission Instructions

  • Visit EasyChair at
  • Create an account if not yet already registered
  • After logging in, click "enter as an author" and choose the "Workshops" track, the "Industry Talks" track, or the "Exhibits" track as appropriate
  • Follow instructions in the form to submit a proposal
  • Email to for general enquiry

Marin Litoiu, York University
Robert Enenkel, IBM Canada
CASCON x EVOKE 2021 Workshops Co-Chairs

Daryl Maier, IBM Canada
Ian Watts, IBM Canada
Joe Wigglesworth, IBM Canada
Andrew Lovisotto, Evoke Canada
CASCON x EVOKE 2021 Industry Talks Co-Chairs

Marios-Eleftherios Fokaefs, Polytechnique Montréal
Tinny Ng, IBM Canada
CASCON x EVOKE 2021 Exhibits Co-Chairs