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[Call for Papers] SAC WT 2015 : ACM SAC 2015 – Web Technologies Track

August 7th, 2014 by

Apr 13, 2015 – Apr 17, 2015
Salamanca – Spain
Submission Deadline: Sep 12, 2014 

30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 
Track on Web Technologies 

Aims and rationale 

The World Wide Web is changing. The advent of HTML 5, the increasing 
importance of AJAX and client-side scripting, the explosion of Web-based 
Social Networks as well as the advent of the Federated Social Web, the 
new frontiers of Semantic Web are only some examples of this general 

Web applications are progressively evolving into rich and flexible 
environments where users can easily access documents, publish content, 
listen to music, watch videos, draw pictures, and play directly via 
browser. This class of ubiquitous software systems is gaining momentum 
and fosters the evolution of new ways for people to interact and 
cooperate. Novel approaches and techniques, new tools and frameworks are 
needed to address the increasing complexity of these applications. 

This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from 
industry and academia working on both practical and foundational aspects 
of Web technologies, as well as other technologies that in the Web 
framework have found new and unexpected application fields. We seek 
original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on, but not 
necessarily limited to, the following aspects of Web technologies: 

– Collaboration on the Web: Wikis, Social Software, and Web 2.0 
– Electronic Publishing on the Web 
– Emerging Web Technologies 
– Expanding the reach of Social Software: Enterprise 2.0, Business 
Process Management, … 
– Federated Social Web software and protocols 
– Hypertext, hypermedia, markup languages, and XML-related technologies 
– Performance, Scalability and Quality of Service on the Web 
– Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis 
– (Process-aware) Web Information Systems 
– Rich User Experiences and Human Computer Interaction in Web 
– Semantic-enhanced Web applications 
– Web Browsers and Web Interfaces 
– Web Accessibility 
– Mobile Web and Cross-device Content Delivery 
– Web Searching 

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings 
Papers accepted for the Web Technologies track will be published by ACM 
both in the SAC 2015 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. 

Paper registration for the conference is required and allows the paper 
to be printed in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy 
attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper 
to be included in the ACM/IEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers 
will result in excluding the papers from the ACM/IEEE digital library. 

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an 
extended version of their work to an international journal. 

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program 
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts, of 2 pages 
in length (ACM format), thought the START Submission system. 
Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. 
Submissions must address original and unpublished research work related 
to the track, with emphasis on the innovation behind the research idea. 

All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and 
practitioners with expertise in the track to which they are submitted. 
Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to share their 
research work through poster and oral presentations and compete for 
the three top winning places. 

The SRC committee will evaluate the posters and oral presentations 
and select first, second, and third place winners. 
The winners will receive medals, cash awards, and SIGAPP recognition 
certificates during the conference banquet dinner. 
Invited authors will receive $500 from ACM toward their travel to SAC. 
Furthermore, invited authors are eligible to apply for the SIGAPP 
Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for support. The top three winners 
can proceed to the ACM National SRC Program for the grand finals. 

Paper Submission 
Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be 
considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 

1. original and unpublished research; 
2. reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, 
engineering, business, government, education and industry; 
3. reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains. 

Each submitted paper will undergo a blind review process and will be 
refereed by at least three referees. Accepted papers in all categories 
will be published in the ACM SAC 2015 proceedings. 

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using 
the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2015 web site). 
Accepted full papers should not exceed 6 pages in a double column 
format (with the option, at additional expense of USD 80 per page, to 
add 2 more pages). 

Papers can be submitted online at: 

Papers for the Student Research Competition can be submitted online at: 

Relevant Dates 
– September 12, 2014: Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts 
– November 17, 2014: Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection 
– December 08, 2014: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers 
– December 15, 2014: Author registration due date 

Track chairs and contacts 
– Davide Rossi, University of Bologna 
– Angelo Di Iorio, University of Bologna 
– Stefano Zacchiroli, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 

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