Call for Papers

Mobile Computing and Applications Track

23rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

SAC 2008

March 16 - 20, 2008

Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil

List of Accepted Papers

For the past twenty-two years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2008 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by the University of Fortaleza and the Federal University of Ceará, in Brazil.

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 and WiMAX to create hotspots around the world serve to accelerate the development of mobile computing towards ubiquitous computing. Together with the use of increasingly powerful hardware handheld devices, many of which now equipped with built-in Bluetooth and wireless LAN interfaces, the drive towards integrated mobile computing infrastructure becomes mature. 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 and web services
- pervasive computing
- RFID applications
- spatiotemporal data representation and processing
- visualization on handheld devices
- wireless communication and networks
- wireless multimedia
- wireless sensor networks

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 system (eCMS) by September 16, 2007. If you have any inquiry about the track, please contact with the Track Chairs.


Authors are invited to submit original papers the above-mentioned or other related areas. Submissions fall into the following categories:

Program Committee members from renowned universities with strong expertise in their respective areas will review submissions. All submissions will be subjected to at least two to three blind reviews to ensure unbiased review process. Accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings. Submission guidelines can be found on SAC 2008 web-site (

Prospective papers should be submitted per track using the provided automated submission system. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed. For more information please visit the SAC 2008 web-site (

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 2008 proceedings. It is probable that a set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, would be accepted as poster papers and be published as extended two-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings. Submission must be received by Saturday, September 16, 2007.

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
Nabil Adam, Rutgers University, USA
Divyakant Agrawal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Mehmet Altinel, IBM Almaden, USA
Peter Bertok, RMIT, Australia
Angelo Brayner, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Ming-Syan Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Sajal Das, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Ling Feng, Twente University, The Netherlands
Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu, Ohio State University, USA
Abdelkader Hameurlain, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Roger King, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Dik Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Guanling Lee, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Wang-Chien Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Victor Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Seng Loke, La Trobe University, Australia
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University, China
Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnesota, USA
Mario Nascimento, University of Alberta, Canada
Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Sunil Prabhakar, Purdue University, USA
Alhajj Reda, University of Calgary, Canada
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
Man Hon Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jianliang Xu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore


September 16, 2007 Paper Submission (extended)
October 19, 2007 Notification of Acceptance
October 30, 2007 Camera-Ready Copy Due


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Last : October 22, 2007