Call for Papers

Mobile Computing and Applications Track

The 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

SAC 2020

March 30 - 3 April, 2020

Brno, Czech Republic

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

The SRC Program is sponsored by Microsoft Research

Important Notice - SAC No-Show Policy
Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster 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 four 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 2020 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP).

The area of mobile computing has gained tremendous momentum following the 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 upcoming high bandwidth 5G 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 handhelddevices, 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. Security and privacy on mobile applications remain very important, besides software engineering issues.

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. They are contributing towards availability of big data for analysis and various advanced applications. As such, machine learning techniques will be of great interest for developing useful applications. The unique characteristics and issues present in a mobile computing environment have motivated diverse research and application areas, spanning from protocols for mobile computing to middleware services to facilitate better integration of mobile and location-based services to existing network infrastructure, as well as effective information processing involving Internet of things, sensor networks, in various application domains such as m-commerce, m-health.

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
- big data applications on ubiquitous/sensory data
- body area networks
- cloud-based mobile services
- context-aware mobile computing
- intelligent mobile applications
- internet of things
- L-commerce and M-commerce
- location-aware applications
- M-health
- machine learning techniques on ubiquitous multimodal/multimedia data
- mobile agents
- mobile device programming and applications
- mobile middleware services
- mobile privacy and security
- mobile web access
- NFC and RFID applications
- sensor networks
- software engineering for mobile applications and systems
- 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 2020. 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, 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 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. For more information please visit the SAC 2020 Website.

Authors are invited to submit their papers (in postscript or pdf format) by September 29, 2019. 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 Sunday, September 29, 2019.

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



September 29, 2019

Paper Submission Deadline (extended)
November 24, 2019 Paper Author Notification
December 9, 2019 Camera-Ready Copy Due

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Last : September 12, 2019