Deadline submission extended to September, 25th! ACM SAC 2018 - Web Technologies Track

by Cristian Mateos, Sept. 11, 2017

ACM SAC 2018 - Web Technologies Track

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            33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

                      Track on Web Technologies

                 9-13 April 2018, Pau, France



Aims and rationale

The World Wide Web is changing. The advent of HTML 5, the increasing importance of AJAX and client-side scripting, the explosion of Web-based Social Networks as well as the advent of the Federated Social Web, the new frontiers of Semantic Web, and the importance of the integration of Web technology and Mobile Computing are some examples of this general trend.

Web applications are progressively evolving into rich and flexible environments where users can easily access documents, publish content, listen to music, watch videos, draw pictures, and play directly via browsers. This class of ubiquitous software systems is gaining momentum and fosters the evolution of new ways for people to interact and cooperate. Novel approaches and techniques, new tools and frameworks are needed to address the increasing complexity of these applications.

This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia working on both practical and foundational aspects of Web technologies, as well as other technologies that in the Web framework have found new and unexpected application fields. We seek original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on, but not
necessarily limited to, the following aspects of Web technologies:

 - Collaboration on the Web: Wikis, Social Software, and Web 2.0
 - Electronic Publishing on the Web
 - Web Technologies in other fields, e.g. in IoT devices
 - Emerging Web Technologies
 - Expanding the reach of Social Software: Enterprise, Business Process Management, ...
 - Federated Social Web software and protocols
 - Hypertext, hypermedia, markup languages, and XML-related technologies
 - Performance, Scalability and Quality of Service on the Web
 - Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis
 - (Process-aware) Web Information Systems
 - Rich User Experiences and Human Computer Interaction in Web applications
 - Semantic-enhanced Web applications
 - Web Browsers and Web Interfaces
 - Web Accessibility
 - Web Engineering
 - Mobile Web and Cross-device Content Delivery
 - Webapps (for mobile devices)
 - Web application integration: Rest services and data interchange/API description formats
 - Scripting and other applications of Web technology for Mobile Computing
 - Web Searching

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings
Papers accepted for the Web Technologies track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2018 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the
paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their work to an international journal.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts
(maximum of 2 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at SAC 2018 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts (up to 20 students) will have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners.
The winners will receive medals, cash awards, and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Invited students receive SRC travel support (US$500) and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support.

Paper Submission
Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions:

1. original and unpublished research;
2. reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry;
3. reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will undergo a blind review process and will be refereed by at least three referees.  
To ease blind review, *you shall remove author names* from your paper before submitting it.
Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2018 proceedings.

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2018 web site). Accepted full papers should not exceed 6 pages in a double column format (with the option, at additional expense of USD 80 per page, to add 2 more pages).

Relevant Dates
 - September 25, 2017: Paper submission deadline
 - November 10, 2017: Author notification
 - November 25, 2017: Camera-ready copies due
 - December 10, 2017: Authors registration due

Track chairs and contacts
- Cristian Mateos, ISISTAN-CONICET, UNICEN University - Tandil, Argentina
- Tim Majchrzak, University of Agder - Kristiansand, Norway
- Francesco Poggi, University of Bologna - Bologna, Italy

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