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The 23rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
March 16 – 20, 2008, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

For the past twenty-two years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer
scientists, computer engineers and application developers to gather,
interact and present their work. The ACM Special Interest Group on
Applied Computing (SIGAPP) is the sole sponsor of SAC. The conference
proceedings are published by ACM and are also available online through
ACM's Digital Library.

SAC is based on a flexible structure of mostly self-contained and
self-managed tracks. Over the past years SAC hosted tracks on a
variety of timely topics such as Artificial Intelligence,
Bioinformatics, Computer Security, Database Technology, Data Mining,
Embedded Systems, Evolutionary Computing, Distributed Systems and Grid
Computing, Mobile Computing, Programming Languages, Software
Engineering, and Web Technologies. SAC 2007, which was held in Seul,
Korea, consisted of 38 tracks that hosted 256 accepted papers out of
about 786 submissions. More information on past SAC events can be
found at http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac.

The 23nd Annual SAC meeting will be held 16-20 March 2008 in
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, and is hosted by the University of Fortaleza
(UNIFOR) and the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). The conference
Organizing Committee solicits proposals for organizing and hosting
tracks. Prospective track chairs should submit an up to two-page
description for organizing a track, which should include at least the
following items:

1) The proposed title for the track with a description of its aims,
    topics it will cover, and rationale for having such a track in
    SAC. This rationale should refer to any related conference events
    that are held regularly and why the proposed track differs from
    them or complements them. The proposed track should not be overly
    general but also not overly specialized, thus being able to
    attract a wide audience of people sharing similar interests.
    Proposals from industry are also welcomed. Despite its
    name, SAC also welcomes topics of mostly theoretical nature,
    provided there is clear practical potential in applying the
    results of such work.

2) A short description of the activities the track chair(s) will
    undertake upon acceptance of the proposal, to disseminate the
    call-for-papers for the track, and to manage the review
    process. (Specific guidelines to track chairs regarding these
    issues will also be provided.)

3) A short CV of the prospective track chair(s) with reference to
    research interests and publication record directly related to the
    themes of the proposed track, and any previous experience of
    involvement in the organization of similar events (in the interest
    of brevity, reference to a personal web page where such information
    can be found will be sufficient).

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee using the
criteria described above. The Committee reserves the right to: (1)
accept a proposal as is, (2) require modifications before acceptance,
(3) recommend merging of similar proposals with a considerable overlap
in the topics addressed (in this case the track chairs of the
different proposals will be asked to form a single chair), (4) reject
a proposal. Upon acceptance of a proposal, the track chairs will be
notified of their responsibilities in managing the affairs of their
track; as such responsibilities are defined by both the ACM and SAC
conference rules. The Committee reserves the rights to cancel a track
at any time if these responsibilities are not addressed adequately by
the track chair(s).


April 13, 2007:  Submission of track proposals
April 30, 2007:  Notification of acceptance/rejection of tracks
Sept   8, 2007:  Submission of papers by authors
Oct   16, 2007:  Notification of paper acceptance/rejection

Please submit your proposal electronically in any acceptable readable
format to:

Mirko Viroli
SAC 2008 Program Co-Chair
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
mirko.viroli [EMAIL PROTECTED] unibo.it

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