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We have organized an exciting technical program which includes tutorials, plenary sessions, and technical presentations. All technical submissions to the conference were based on full-length papers. Each paper has been assessed by at least two reviewers. This year marks the first time that a double-blind peer review process has been used in an ISSPA conference. Overall, the process was a great success with both authors and reviewers conforming to the double-blind review guidelines. We received 395 paper submissions, most of which were of very high quality. However, due to space limitations, only 228 articles were accepted for presentation at the conference. This gives an overall acceptance rate of 58% (or a 42% rejection rate), with an average score of accepted papers of 75%. On behalf of the technical program committee, we would like to thank all authors for submitting their original work to the conference, technical program committee members for managing the reviews of the papers assigned to them, and all the reviewers for their hard work in assessing the papers.