a Track of the  25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

22 – 26 March 2010, Sierre, Switzerland

Call for Papers

The deadline has been extended to September 15!

Aims and rationale

With the advent of new powerful and exciting concepts, protocols and languages, such as Social Software, Web Services, Semantic Web, Ajax, etc., Web-related technologies are becoming more and more pervasive and powerful, paving the ground to the evolution of Web applications, that are not just the easiest path to zero client install software but are becoming the founding elements of an emerging class of ubiquitous software systems, fostering the evolution of new cooperation paradigms among people. 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 practical and foundational aspects related to Web technologies and 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 We seek original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on (but not necessarily limited to) the following aspects related to Web technologies: 

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings

Papers accepted for the Web Technologies track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2010 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an international journal (we have a pending agreement for a special issue of Springer's World Wide Web).

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 This includes three categories of submissions: 1) original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains. Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. The accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2010 proceedings.

Submit your paper electronically in either PDF or postscript format via the eCMS web site at http://sac.cs.iupui.edu/SAC2010/
Submissions must adhere to the template available at: http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010/downloads10.htm

Please note: neither hardcopy nor fax submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common paper formats such as letter and DIN A4. Please use a Postscript previewer such as Ghostview to check the portability of Postscript documents. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information.

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using the ACM format (guidelines will be given on the SAC website). Accepted full papers should not exceed 5 pages in a double column format (with the option, at additional expense of USD 80 per page, to add three more pages). Accepted poster papers will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings.

Relevant Dates

Sept. 15, 2009: Paper submission (EXTENDED! Deadline is strict: the conference management web application does not accept papers submitted after midnight EST Apia Time).
Oct. 19, 2009: Author notification
Nov. 2, 2009: Camera-Ready Copy


Track chairs

Davide Rossi
Fabio Vitali
E-mail: sacwt10@cs.unibo.it

PC members

Helen Ashman
Marco Brambilla
Vanessa Camilleri
Alfredo Cuzzocrea
Ernesto Damiani
Antonina Dattolo
Flávia Delicato
Angelo Di Iorio
Enrico Francesconi
Martin Gaedke
Vic Grout
Celso Hirata
John Lumley
Tommi Mikkonen
Irena Mlynkova
Ethan Munson
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
Maria da Graça Pimentel
Paulo Pires
Mikko Pohja
Nick Russell
Kay-Uwe Schmidt
Fabrizio Silvestri
Stéphane Sire
Ljiljana Stojanovic
Cesar Teixeira
Elisa Turrini
Stefano Zacchiroli


Call for papers in TXT format (UTF-8)
SAC 2010 web page
eCMS web site (submission management)
Paper template