The 34th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2019): Call for Track Proposals

by George Angelos Papadopoulos, May 9, 2018

SAC is based on a flexible structure of mostly self-contained and
self-managed tracks. Over the past years SAC hosted tracks on a variety
of timely topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer
Security, Database Technology, Data Mining, Embedded Systems,
Evolutionary Computing, Distributed Systems and Grid Computing, Mobile
Computing, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, and Web
Technologies. SAC 2018 included 40 tracks that attracted 931 paper
submissions from 50 countries; 235 submissions were finally accepted as
full papers (25% acceptance rate). More information on past SAC events
can be found at https://www.sigapp.org/conferences/sac .

*** CALL FOR TRACK PROPOSALS ***


The 34th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2019)


St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, April 8-12, 2019


https://www.sigapp.org/sac/sac2019


*** Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018 ***



For the past thirty-three years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

(SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer

scientists, computer engineers and application developers to gather,

interact and present their work. The ACM Special Interest Group on

Applied Computing (SIGAPP) is the sole sponsor of SAC. The conference

proceedings are published by ACM and are also available online through

ACM's Digital Library.


SAC is based on a flexible structure of mostly self-contained and

self-managed tracks. Over the past years SAC hosted tracks on a variety

of timely topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer

Security, Database Technology, Data Mining, Embedded Systems,

Evolutionary Computing, Distributed Systems and Grid Computing, Mobile

Computing, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, and Web

Technologies. SAC 2018 included 40 tracks that attracted 931 paper

submissions from 50 countries; 235 submissions were finally accepted as

full papers (25% acceptance rate). More information on past SAC events

can be found at https://www.sigapp.org/conferences/sac .


The 34th Annual SAC meeting will be held in April 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus,

and is hosted by the University of Cyprus. The conference Organizing

Committee solicits proposals for organizing and hosting tracks. Prospective

track chairs should submit an up to two-page description for organizing a

track, which should include at least the following items:


1) The proposed title for the track with a description of its aims, topics it

will cover, and rationale for having such a track in SAC. This rationale

should refer to any related conference events that are held regularly and

why the proposed track differs from them or complements them. The

proposed track should not be overly general but also not overly specialized,

thus being able to attract a wide audience of people sharing similar

interests. Proposals from industry are also encouraged. Despite its name,

SAC also welcomes topics of mostly theoretical nature, provided there is

clear practical potential in applying the results of such work.


2) A short description of the activities the track chair(s) will undertake

upon acceptance of the proposal, to disseminate the call-for-papers for the

track, and to manage the review process. (Current Track Chairs guideline

document is posted on the SAC 2019 website).


3) A short CV of the prospective track chair(s) with reference to research

interests and publication record directly related to the themes of the

proposed track, and any previous experience of involvement in the

organization of similar events (in the interest of brevity, reference to a

personal web page where such information can be found will be sufficient).


All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee using the criteria

described above. The Committee reserves the right to: (1) accept a proposal

as is, (2) require modifications before acceptance, (3) recommend merging

of similar proposals with a considerable overlap in the topics addressed (in

this case the track chairs of the different proposals will be asked to form a

single track), (4) reject a proposal. Upon acceptance of a proposal, the track

chairs will be notified of their responsibilities in managing the affairs of their

track; as such responsibilities are defined by both the ACM and SAC

conference rules. The Committee reserves the rights to cancel a track at

any time if these responsibilities are not addressed adequately by the track

chair(s).  



Important Dates


May 25, 2018:    Submission of track proposals


June 8, 2018:     Notification of acceptance/rejection


June 15, 2018:   Call-For-Papers for accepted tracks


Sept 10, 2018:   Submission of papers


Sept 20, 2018:   Submission of tutorial proposals


Nov 10, 2018:   Author notification


Nov 25, 2018:   Camera-ready copies



Please submit your proposal electronically to the START submission system

in PDF format through the SAC 2019 website.  If you encounter any

problems for your submission, please e-mail your questions to:


- Dongwan Shin ([email protected])

- Seiji Isotani ([email protected])


SAC 2019 Program Co-Chairs