[hpc-announce] The 34th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2019): Call for Track Proposals

George Angelos Papadopoulos george at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Wed May 9 09:34:35 CDT 2018


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

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


*** 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

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 (dongwan.shin at nmt.edu)
- Seiji Isotani (isotani at ieee.org)

SAC 2019 Program Co-Chairs

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