Call for Papers

Mobile Computing and Applications Track

The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

SAC 2018

April 9 - 13, 2018

Pau, France

Sponsored by
ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP)

Hosted by
Universite Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Bayonne, France

The SRC Program is sponsored by Microsoft Research

List of Accepted Papers
Important Notice - SAC No-Show Policy
Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the papers and posters in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for all accepted papers, posters, and invited SRC submissions to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers, posters, and student research abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

For the past thirty 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 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by Universite Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Bayonne, France.

The area of mobile computing has gained tremendous momentum following the recent widespread drive towards wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things and location tracking technologies and their applications. Various mobile gadgets, generally embedded within small ubiquitous devices, notably in myriads of intelligent smart phones and devices, have paved the way for wearable computers and found their applications in various industries, such as transportation and health-care, just to name a few. The availability of high bandwidth LTE communication infrastructures and the pervasive deployment of low cost WiFi access points have accelerated the development of mobile computing to provide ubiquitous computing. This is made possible through the use of increasingly powerful handheld devices, many of which now come with built-in Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC interfaces. Emergence and acceptance of programming standards like HTML5, AJAX, SOAP/.NET, web services, and different software applications have paved the way for seamless communications across devices. Innovative and useful applications are built on the rising mobile and ubiquitous services provided over the cloud, in the realization of the Internet of Things. More recently, mobile devices are often personalized and virtualized as an extension of oneself, where sensors embedded in these devices can monitor the human activities accurately, forming the body area networks. The sensor-acquired data is used by intelligent apps for better user experience. 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 pervasive devices.

The Mobile Computing and Applications track is dedicated to this exciting and ever evolving area of mobile computing to continually 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 that drive state-of-the-art research, but also important applied research and applications to realize the benefits of anywhere, any place and anytime computing.

Papers are solicited for the following representative topic areas (but not restricted to):

- adaptive computing
- apps on smart phones
- body area networks
- caching and disconnected operation
- cloud-based mobile services
- context-aware mobile computing
- data replication and reconciliation
- internet of things
- L-commerce
- location-aware applications
- M-commerce
- M-health
- 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
- NFC and RFID applications
- sensor networks
- spatiotemporal data representation and processing
- visualization on handheld devices
- wearable computers
- wireless communication and networking
- wireless multimedia

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original papers in all areas of experimental computing and application development for the technical program via the various tracks hosted by SAC 2018. Submissions fall into the following categories:

The length of an accepted regular paper is up to eight pages. Authors could pay for two additional pages at a charge of USD 80 per page, making it a maximum of ten pages. Each accepted poster paper is up to three pages. Authors could pay for one additional page at a charge of USD 80 for a total of four pages.

Program Committee members from renowned universities with strong expertise in the track focus area will blindly review submissions to our track. Accepted papers will be published in the annual proceedings and ACM digital library. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed. Prospective papers should be submitted via the automated START submission system under SAC 2018 web page. For more information please visit the SAC 2018 Website.

Authors are invited to submit their papers (in postscript or pdf format) by September 25, 2017. The papers must be original work, not previously published, and currently not submitted elsewhere. 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 authors' information. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive the notification at the time of the paper submission. Each paper will undergo a formal peer review process on the basis of technical quality, originality, clarity, and relevance to the track topics above. If you have any inquiry about the track, please contact with the Track Chairs.

Submission must be received by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Student Research Competition Program

Sponsored by Microsoft Research

The Student Research Competition (SRC) program, sponsored by Microsoft Research, was added to the ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) in 2013. SAC 2018 SRC program provides graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest. Active graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2018 Tracks. Each accepted SRC paper is of a length of two pages and there is no allowance for more pages.

If you encounter any problems with your submission, please contact the SRC Program Chair:
SAC 2018 SRC Program Chair
Armin R. Mikler
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas, USA

Track Officials

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

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
Marquette University, USA

Program Committee

Mohammad Adibuzzaman, Purdue University, USA
Tanim Ahsan, Marquette University, USA
Angelo Brayner, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Ying Cai, Iowa State University, USA
Guadalupe Canahuate, University of Iowa, USA
Alvin Chan, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Chi-Yin Chow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ling Feng, Tsinghua University, China
Osman Gani, Miami University, USA
Md Munirul Haque, Purdue University, USA
Md Kamrul Hasan, Marquette University, USA
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Charles Hu, National Central University, Taiwan
Niharika Jain, Marquette University, USA
Rasib Khan, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Dik Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Guanling Lee, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Ken Lee, Microsoft, USA
Wang-Chien Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Po-Ruey Lei, ROC Naval Academy, Taiwan
Seng Loke, Deakin University, Australia
Stephane Maag, Institut Telecom SudParis, France
AKM Majumder, Miami University, USA
Mohammad Rahman, TnTech, USA
Rodolfo Resende, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA
Antonio Si, Nexant Inc, USA
Chandana Tamma, Marquette University, USA
Mi-Yen Yeh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Seongwook Youn, Korea National University of Transportation, Korea
Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore


September 25, 2017

Extended Paper Submission Deadline
November 17, 2017 Paper Author Notification
December 2, 2017 Camera-Ready Copy Due
December 15, 2017 Author Registration

Track CFP URL:
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Last : November 21, 2017