Web Technologies and Applications

Special Track of the 20th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2005)

Santa Fe, New Mexico, 13-17 March 2005

SAC 2005 Symposium

Over the past nineteen years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has become a primary forum for applied computer scientists and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. SAC 2005 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP): its proceedings are published by ACM in both printed form and CD-ROM; they are also available on the web through the ACM Digital Library. More information about SIGAPP and past SACs can be found at the SIGAPP web site.

Visit the SAC 2005 home page for further information.

Special Track on Web Technologies and Applications


The World Wide Web has become the standard computing platform for the development of next-generation information systems. A new wave of Web-based applications such as corporate portals, supply chain automation, and online marketplaces, is driving the need for a more open, flexible, adaptable, and distributed infrastructure. In addition, Web applications are required to be ubiquitous, highly scalable, reliable, accessible from different devices, usable, and personalized with respect to various user requirements. In this setting, Web applications are becoming increasingly complex thereby creating a need for appropriate theoretical foundations, development methodologies, and supporting technology, drawing on different areas of computer science: databases, artificial intelligence and agent-based systems, programming languages and algorithms, distributed computing, information retrieval, semantic modeling, etc.

The “Web Technologies and Applications” track at SAC 2005 will therefore aim at promoting research directions on novel applications for the World Wide Web, by providing a forum where academic and industrial researchers on different areas can share and disseminate ideas related to innovative methods and technologies.


Topics of Interest

Original regular and applied research papers are solicited. Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. The accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2005 proceedings.


Areas of particular interest for the track include (but are not limited to):


Track Program Chairs:

Sara Comai
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione - Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - I-20133 Milano -ITALY
Tel: +39-02 2399 3474
Fax:+39-02 2399 3411

E-mail: comai@elet.polimi.it

Maristella Matera
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione - Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - I-20133 MILANO, ITALY
Tel: +39-02 2399 3408
Fax:+39-02 2399 3411
E-mail: matera@elet.polimi.it

Cristina Cachero
Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos – Universidad de Alicante
Ctra. San Vicente Raspeig s.n. – 03072 Alicante- SPAIN
Tel: +34 965903400 Ext. 2075
Fax: +34 965909326
E-mail: ccachero@dlsi.ua.es


E-mail of the Special Track on Web Technologies and Applications: admin_sac05@dlsi.ua.es

Tentative Program Committee


Giuseppe Amato, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia

Coral Calero, Universidad Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Mario Cannataro, Universitŕ di Catanzaro, Italy
Fabio Casati, HP Lab, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercate, Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Peter Dolog, Learning Lab Lower Saxony - University of Hannover

Marlon Dumas, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Curtis Dyreson, Washington State University, USA
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Manfred Hauswirth, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Marcus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Marcus Herzog, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Geert-Jan Houben, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Vipul Kashyap, National Library of Medicine, USA

Nora Koch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
David Lowe, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, U.A.E.

Andrea Maurino, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wolfgang May, University of Goettingen, Germany

Santiago Meliá, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Paolo Merialdo, Universitŕ Roma Tre, Italy
Stefano Paraboschi, Universitŕ di Bergamo, Italy
Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gustavo Rossi, LIFIA-Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Philippe Rugaux, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Rainer Ruggaber, SAP, Germany
Michel Scholl, CNAM, France
Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, Brazil

Wieland Schwinger, University of Linz, Austria  
Florian Waas, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, USA


Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts of no more than 4,000 words in PDF or Postscript, must be submitted via the Conference Review System. Any format can be used in the submission. For accepted papers a two column pages format will be used (the instruction kit will be available in the conference Web site under the download section) and the papers must fit within five (5) two column pages, with the option (at additional expense) to add three (3) more pages. Submissions should be printable on common paper formats (A4 or letter). If using Postscript, please use a Postscript viewer such as Ghostview to check for portability. Acceptable compression formats are zip, gzip or bzip2.

In order to facilitate blind reviews, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) must not appear in the body of the paper (although they should be filled in in the submission form), and self-references should be in third person.

In case of problems with the submission system or any technical question, please contact the Conference Review System administrator (admin_sac05@dlsi.ua.es). For any other question, please feel free to contact the Track Chairs.

Poster Publication of Selected Papers

A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings.

Important dates


September 6, 2004

Paper Submission

October 15, 2004

Author Notification

November 5, 2004

Camera-Ready Copy

March 13, 2005

SAC 2005 starts

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