CATA 2019:Editor's Preface

     It is with great pleasure that we welcome the participants of the 34th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA 2019), sponsored by the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA), in Honolulu, Hawaii -  March 18-20, 2019.

     This year we received papers from seventeen countries and have 51 papers in 12 sessions included in the proceedings. The papers present specific contributions in their respective fields, covering a broad range of topics in computer science and engineering, such as computers in healthcare, cybersecurity, computers in education, visualization, cloud computing, and software engineering. To assure the quality of papers selected for presentations and publication, each paper was evaluated by at least two reviewers based on technical content and accuracy, significance of the results, the conference scope, clarity of ideas, and overall quality.

     We also have two keynote speakers: Dr. Kelvin Richards, Director of the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii, and Dr. Tamer Kahveci from the University of Florida. We would like to thank them for their contribution to our two conferences (CATA 2019 and BICOB 2019).

     We would like to thank Dr. Narayan Debnath for organizing a special session at this conference. Also, we would like to thank him for handling the registration, Dr. Gongzhu Hu and Dr. Yan Shi for their work in helping with the proceedings, Dr. Takaaki Goto, for handling the publicity, Dr. Qin Ding for helping with the society conference web site, and Dr. Les Miller for his leadership and guidance as General Conference Chair. Further, our thanks go to the members of the Program Committee and the Session Chairs for their contributions. Finally, we would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the reviewers, authors, presenters, and participants for the success of CATA 2019.

     We sincerely hope and wish that every participant has a very enjoyable and beneficial time at the CATA 2019 conference in Honolulu.

Dr. Gordon Lee (Program Co-Chair, CATA 2019)
Dr. Ying Jin (Program Co-Chair, CATA 2019)
March 18-20, 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii USA