he Trenton Computer Festival (TCF) is the nation's longest running personal computer show and it is being held at The College of New Jersey. For the tenth year, the Trenton Computer Festival is extending its program to provide Information Technology and computer professionals with an additional day of conference. It is intended, in an economical way, to provide attendees with insight and information pertinent to their jobs, and to keep them informed of emerging technologies that could impact their work.

The IT Professional Conference will be run between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018 with additional sessions on Saturday, March 17. 

Call for paper

Author guidelines

The 2018 IT Professional Conference provides a set of presentations relevant to today's professional IT community. Bringing together practitioners, academics and industry leaders in a forum to exchange experiences, innovations, practical implementations, studies, designs and approaches important to current Information Technology.

You are invited to submit a one paragraph abstract of your presentation (full paper submissions are not necessary), along with a one-paragraph bio and digital photograph of yourself to the conference chair, David Soll (, by Friday, December 22, 2017. All suggested talks will be considered. Each presentation is targeted to be 55 minutes in length.

Topics of submission

We are particularly interested in recent talks in the following areas:

IT Management 

How to Build, Maintain, and Motivate an IT Staff
Reducing long term support costs
Portals and Knowledge Management
Changes in Microsoft/An inside look at Microsoft
Managing Viruses
The Impact of Windows 10
IT Security and Cryptography
Protecting Intellectual Property Assets
Digital Rights Management
Designing College Curricula to Match the Needs of IT
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Attracting Students into IT
Off-shoring and outsourcing Application/Solution Development
Retraining Staff
Managing Social Media into the Business
Online Back-up


Wearable Technology
Big Data
Mobility Computing
Next Generation Storage
SharePoint Web Application Framework
System Center
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Silverlight and WPF
Windows Communications Foundation
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software Defined Network
Computer Image Visual Recognition
Sensors Integration
Data Representation and Visualization
Software Architectures and Decision Making
Autonomous Vehicles
System of Systems

Operational Technology & Manufacturing

Process Data Integration
Time Series Data Historian
Introduction to Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
The Future of Real Time Performance Management
Bringing Process Data to the Business User
Computer Validation Methodologies
Batch Process Reporting
Bracket and compare repeatable continuous processes
Machine Vision
Product Tracking


Network Integration
Migration and Transformation
Desktop Management
Designing a Manageable AD Infrastructure
Exchange and Mobile Devices
Solution Architecture
Mobile Operating Systems & Integration
Rights Management Services/IRM/DRM
Spyware & Viruses and how to handle them
Virtual Infrastructure
Identity Management
Upgrading to Active Directory
Security Management
Disaster Recovery
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Application Development

Mobile First
Cloud Computing
Developing Custom Web Parts
Developing Metro Applications
Developing HTML 5 Applications
SQL Server
Web Application Development
WPF, WCF, Workflow
Freeware in production application development
Managing multi-vendor application development projects
Prototyping/Rapid Application Development/Agile
Software Testing and Tools
Static, Dynamic and Gradual Typed Languages
Software Development Processes, Languages and Tools
Rules based Engines, Languages and Applications
User Interface Design
Human Factors Engineering
Reactive Extensions
Deep Learning/Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence

Professional Development

IT Consulting
Career Planning and the New Normal
Continuing Education, Skills Development and
Hot jobs and careers for 2018 and beyond
Strategies for finding contract jobs
How to Create a Personal Portfolio
Apprenticeships, Internships, and Incubators
Planning for retirement
Massive Open Online Courses, MOOC
The Evolution of IT Careers


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Important dates

  • 16 Mar.


    Conference date

  • 15 Dec.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 02 Feb.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

Contact information

  • David Soll

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  • IEEE