In the last twenty four years, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineering, and other computer related professionals to gather, interact, present, and disseminate their research and development work. ACM SAC has been sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and SIGAPP's mission is to further the interests of the computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing techniques and applications areas and the transfer of computing technology to new problem domains.
SAC 2010 will be held on March 22-26, 2010. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will be also available online through ACM's Digital Library. For additional information, please visit the above official ACM SAC 2010 web site.
2. Special Track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications (DTTA)
For many years, the Database Theory, Technology, and Applications track has been one of the important parts of the ACM SAC conference. To support ACM SAC, a special track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications will be held again in SAC 2010. The DTTA track will be a forum for database scholars, research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to share their theoretical results, technical ideas, and exploratory experiences relating to implementation and applications. You are cordially invited to submit technical papers to the DTTA track of SAC 2010, and major topics of interest for the track include, but not limited to the following:
Active, Deductive, and Logic Databases Cache and Buffer Management Cooperative Database Systems and Workflow Management Database Indexing and Tuning Data Privacy, Security, and Disaster Recovery Data Warehousing, Data Cubes, and Aggregate Processing Digital Library Disk Arrays and Tertiary Storage Systems for Very Large Databases Distributed, Parallel and Heterogeneous Databases and Their Query Processing Histogram and Sampling Techniques for Database Query Processing Hypertext/Hypermedia/Multimedia Database and Information Systems Internet and Web-Based Database Systems Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Databases Mobile Data Management and Mobile Database Systems Multi-Database Systems/Federated Database Systems/Trusted Database Systems Multi-Dimensional Data Models/Indices/Database Systems Multi-Media Databases Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Database Systems Probabilistic/Fuzzy Databases and Similarity/Approximate Query Processing Real-Time and High Performance Database Systems Scientific, Biological and Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining Semantic Modeling and Management of Web-Based Databases Semantic Web and Ontology Semi-Structural Data Management, Meta Data, and XML Spatial and Temporal Databases Statistical and Historical Databases Transaction Management and Secure Transaction Processing
3. Track Chairs and Contact Information:
Dr. Ramzi A. Haraty Department of Computer Science Lebanese American University P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran Beirut, Lebanon 1102 2801
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 double-blind review process by at least three referees for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. All papers must be submitted electronically in the format of Adobe PDF and Postscript (preferably) or MS Word. Please, upload your papers electronically to the website (eCMS website with the given URL as follows):
Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the paper body. Any self-reference should be in the third person. Each paper must not exceed 4,000 words. The program committee may reject papers that exceed this length on the grounds of length alone. In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (preferably in MS Word or plain ASCII) should be sent to the email address:
In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (preferably in MS Word or plain ASCII) should be sent to the email address:
including the paper title, abstract, list of key words, and list of authors with full names and postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive the notification at the time of the paper submission.
If your submitted manuscript gets accepted by ACM SAC 2010, the final camera-ready copy must follow the template provided ACM SAC 2010. The template can be downloaded from the URL:
At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper, and the final camera-ready copies of accepted papers must fit within five (5) two-column pages, with the option to add three pages at a charge of $80 per each additional page. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2010 proceedings. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will also be published as extended two (2) two-column pages abstracts in the ACM SAC 2010 proceedings.
Please note that a paper cannot be submitted to more than one track.
5. Program Committee
Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada Reda AlHajj, Universit of Calgary, Canada Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France Zhengxin Chen, University of Nebraska, USA Thomas Connolly, University of Paisley, UK Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy Narayan Debnath, Winona State University, USA Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA Hisham El-Mubaid, The University of Houston, USA William I. Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA Hatem Halaoui, Haigazian University, Lebanon Gongzhu Hu, Central Michigan University, USA Ahmed Kamel, Concordia University, USA Kittisak Kerdpresop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand Nittaya Kerdpresop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University, United Kingdom Roman Lawrence, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada Dan Zhou Liu, University of Central Florida, USA ZhenYu Liu, Google Inc., USA Brajdenra Panda, University of Arkansas, USA Imad Rahal, Saint John's College, USA Sung Shin, South Dakota State University, USA Sangsoo Sung, Google Inc., USA Chang Oan Sung, Indiana University-Southeast, USA Weihai Yu, University of Tromsø, Norway Mohammad Zubair, Old Dominion University, USA
6. Important Dates:
Electronic submission of full papers due : September 8, 2009 (Firm)
Author Notification: October 19, 2009
Camera-ready copy of accepted paper due : November 2, 2009 (Firm)
The due dates for the submissions of manuscripts and final camera-ready copies are strict; no exceptions will be given according to ACM SAC 2010 Organizing Committee.