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The 24th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
March 8 – 12, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

For the past twenty-three 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 Software Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer 
Security, Database Technology, Data Mining, Embedded Systems, 
Evolutionary Computing, Distributed Systems and Grid Computing, Mobile 
Computing, Programming Languages, and Web Technologies. SAC 2008, which 
was held in Fortaleza, Brazil, consisted of 45 tracks that hosted 384 
accepted papers out of about 1307 submissions. More information on past 
SAC events can be found at http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac.

The 24th Annual SAC meeting will be held March 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii, 
USA, and is hosted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Chaminade 
University of Honolulu. 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 

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 12, 2008:  Submission of track proposals
April 26, 2008:  Notification of acceptance/rejection
May   10, 2008:  Call-For-Papers for accepted tracks
Aug   16, 2008:  Submission of papers
Sept  20, 2008:  Submission of tutorial proposals
Oct   11, 2008:  Notification of acceptance/rejection
Oct   25, 2008:  Camera-ready copies of accepted papers

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

Dott. Ing. Mirko Viroli, PhD
Research Associate
DEIS, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Cesena
via Venezia 52
47023 Cesena (FC)
Tel.: +39 0547 339216
Fax: +39 0547 339208
Dept. secretariat: +39 0547 339200
mailto:  mirko.viroli "at" unibo.it

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