Call for Papers

Mobile Computing and Applications Track

21st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

SAC 2006

April 23 - 27, 2006

Dijon, France

List of Accepted Papers

Author Informaton

Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2006 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, and is hosted by the University of  Bourgogne, Dijon, France.

The research area of mobile computing has become more important following the recent widespread drive towards wireless sensor networks and location tracking technologies and their applications. The availability of the high bandwidth 3G infrastructures, and the pervasive deployment of low cost WiFi infrastructure serve to accelerate the development of mobile computing to provide ubiquitous computing make possible through the use of increasingly powerful hardware handheld devices, many of which now come with built-in Bluetooth and wireless LAN interfaces. Emergence and acceptance of programming standards like J2ME, SOAP/.NET, and different software applications have broken the barrier for seamless communications across devices. As mobile computing and its applications involve inter-disciplinary research efforts, this is an appropriate track for SAC, in order to draw upon expertise from different areas of researches for better synergy. The unique characteristics and issues present in a mobile computing environment have motivated diverse research areas, spanning from protocols for mobile computing to middleware services to facilitate better integration of mobile services to existing network infrastructure, as well as effective information representation, processing and visualization with small devices. This track is dedicated to this exciting and evolving area of mobile computing to draw upon research efforts and expertise from different areas of researches for better synergy. We would like to bring forth not only the core technologies driving the research, but also important applied research and applications to realize the benefits of anywhere, anyplace and anytime computing.

Papers are solicited for the following representative topic areas (but not restricted to):
- adaptive computing
- caching and disconnected operation
- context-aware mobile computing
- data replication and reconciliation
- L-commerce
- location-aware applications
- M-commerce
- mobile agents
- mobile applications and systems
- mobile databases and transactions
- mobile device programming and applications
- mobile middleware services based on events, and object models
- mobile web access
- RFID applications
- sensor networks
- spatiotemporal data representation and processing
- visualization on handheld devices
- wireless communication and networks
- wireless multimedia

Author(s) are strongly encouraged to submit electronic copies of their papers (in postscript or pdf format) to the Track Chairs via the SAC submission web-site (submit the abstract first) at by September 3, 2005. If you face any problem with the submission system, please contact Jeff Allen at If you have any inquiry about the track, please contact Those who cannot submit electronic copies must submit six (6) laser-quality printed copies to:

Hong Va Leong
Department of Computing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong


Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Each submitted paper will be fully referenced 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 e-mail. Note that the same paper cannot be submitted to multiple tracks in SAC.

All papers should be submitted electronically in the format of either postscript or pdf. Hardcopies are allowed ONLY for those without access to the Internet. To ensure double-bind review, 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 (approximately 15 pages, double-spaced). Papers that exceed this length risk rejection on the grounds of length alone. Submit your paper to One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive the notification at the time of the paper submission. At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. The accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2006 proceedings. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, would be accepted as poster papers and will be published as extended two-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings. Submission must be received by Saturday, September 3, 2005.

Track Officials

Track Co-chairs
Hong Va Leong
Department of Computing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong

Alvin Chan
Department of Computing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong

Program Committee
Divyakant Agrawal, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Demet Aksoy, University of California at Davis, USA
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mehmet Altinel, IBM Almaden, USA
Ming-Syan Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ling Feng, Twente University, The Netherlands
Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu, Ohio State University, USA
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Roger King, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Dik Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Wang-Chien Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Seng Loke, Monash University, Australia
Cecilia Mascolo, University College London, UK
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
Sunil Prabhakar, Purdue University, USA
Antonio Si, Oracle Corporation, USA
Ioana Stanoi, IBM T.J. Watson, USA
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Kian-Lee Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Zahir Tari, RMIT, Australia
Yang Xiao, University of Memphis, USA
Jianliang Xu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore


September 3, 2005 Paper Submission
October 15, 2005 Notification of Acceptance
November 5, 2005 Camera-Ready Copy Due


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