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Special Track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications

The 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2013)
March 18-22, 2013, Coimbra, Portugal


SAC 2013

In the last twenty seven years, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary and inter-national forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineering, and other computer related profession-als to gather, interact, present, and disseminate their research and development work. ACM SAC has been sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and SIGAPP's mission is to fur-ther the interests of the computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing techniques and applications areas and the transfer of computing technology to new problem domains.

SAC 2013 will be held on March 18-22, 2013. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will be also available online through ACM's Digital Library. For additional information, please visit the above official ACM SAC 2013 web site.

Special Track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications (DTTA)

For many years, the Database Theory, Technology, and Applications track has been one of the important parts of the ACM SAC conference. To support ACM SAC, a special track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications will be held again in SAC 2013. The DTTA track will be a forum for database scholars, research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to share their theoretical results, technical ideas, and exploratory experiences relating to implementation and applications. You are cordially invited to submit technical papers to the DTTA track of SAC 2013, and major topics of interest for the track include, but not limited to the following:

Active, Deductive, and Logic Databases
Cache and Buffer Management
Cooperative Database Systems and Workflow Management
Database Indexing and Tuning
Data Privacy, Security, and Disaster Recovery
Data Warehousing, Data Cubes, and Aggregate Processing
Digital Library
Disk Arrays and Tertiary Storage Systems for Very Large Databases
Distributed, Parallel and Heterogeneous Databases and Their Query Processing
Histogram and Sampling Techniques for Database Query Processing
Hypertext/Hypermedia/Multimedia Database and Information Systems
Internet and Web-Based Database Systems
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Databases
Mobile Data Management and Mobile Database Systems
Multi-Database Systems/Federated Database Systems/Trusted Database Systems
Multi-Dimensional Data Models/Indices/Database Systems
Multi-Media Databases
Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Database Systems
Probabilistic/Fuzzy Databases and Similarity/Approximate Query Processing
Real-Time and High Performance Database Systems
Scientific, Biological and Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining
Semantic Modeling and Management of Web-Based Databases
Semantic Web and Ontology
Semi-Structural Data Management, Meta Data, and XML
Spatial and Temporal Databases
Statistical and Historical Databases
Transaction Management and Secure Transaction Processing

Track Chairs and Contact Information:

Dr. Ramzi A. Haraty
Department of Computer Science
Lebanese American University
P.O. Box 13-5053, Chouran
Beirut, Lebanon: 1102 2801

Phone: +961 1 867620 Ext. 1285
Fax: +961 1 867098
Email: rharaty@lau.edu.lb

Dr. Apostolos N. Papadopoulos
Department of Informatics
Aristotle University
Thessaloniki, 54124

Phone: +30-(2310) 991918
Fax: +30-(2310) 991913
Email: apostol@delab.csd.auth.gr

Dr. Junping Sun
Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA

Phone: +1-(954) 262-2082
Fax: +1-(954) 262-3915
Email: jps@nsu.nova.edu

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three cate-gories of submissions: 1) original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a double-blind review process by at least three refer-ees for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. All papers must be submitted electronically in the format of Adobe PDF and Postscript (preferably) or MS Word. Please, upload your papers electronically to the website:


Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the paper body. Any self-reference should be in the third person. In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (pref-erably in MS Word or plain ASCII) should be sent to the email address:


In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (preferably in MS Word or plain ASCII) should be sent to the email address:


including the paper title, abstract, list of key words, and list of authors with full names and postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive the notification at the time of the paper submission.

If your submitted manuscript gets accepted by ACM SAC 2013, the final camera-ready copy must follow the template provided ACM SAC 2013.The template can be downloaded from the URL:


At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper, and the final camera-ready copies of accepted papers must fit within six (6) two-column pages, with the option to add two pages at a charge of $80 per each additional page. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2013 proceedings.

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

A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will also be published as extended two (2) two-column pages abstracts in the ACM SAC 2013 proceedings.

Please note that a paper cannot be submitted to more than one track.

Program Committee

Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
Zhengxin Chen, University of Nebraska, USA
Thomas Connolly, University of Paisley, UK
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Hisham El-Mubaid, The University of Houston, USA
William I. Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Hatem Halaoui, Haigazian University, Lebanon
Ahmed Kamel, Concordia University, USA
Kittisak Kerdpresop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Nittaya Kerdpresop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University, United Kingdom
Ramon Lawrence, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Imad Rahal, Saint John's College, USA
Sangsoo Sung, Google Inc., USA
Chang Oan Sung, Indiana University-Southeast, USA
Weihai Yu, University of Tromsø, Norway
Mohammad Zubair, Old Dominion University, USA
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Ester Zumpano, University of Calabria, Italy
Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University, Greece
Spyros Sioutas, Ionian Univeristy, Greece
Ioannis Karydis, Ionian University, Greece
Costas Tsichlas, Aristotle University, Greece

Important Dates:

Electronic submission of full papers due:September 28, 2012

Author notification: November 10, 2012

Camera-ready copy of accepted paper due: November 30, 2012 (Firm)

The due dates for the submissions of manuscripts and final camera-ready copies are strict; no excep-tions will be given according to ACM SAC 2013 Organizing Committee.

ACM SAC 2013 DTTA Track Web Link:


Call for Student Research Abstracts

Research Abstracts

Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to sub-mit abstracts of their original un-published and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2013 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researcher and prac-titioners in their areas of interest.

All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top wining places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet dinner. Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support.


Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts (minimum of two pages; maximum of four pages) of their original un-published and in-progress research work following the instructions published at SAC 2013 web-site. The submissions must address research work related to a SAC track, with emphasis on the innovation behind the research idea, including the problem being investigated, the proposed approach and research meth-odology, and sample preliminary results of the work. In addition, the abstract should reflect on the originality of the work, innovation of the approach, and applicability of anticipated results to real-world problems. All abstracts must be submitted thought the START Submission system. Submitting the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

If you encounter any problems with your submission, please contact the Program Chairs:
Chih-Cheng Hung and Jiman Hong
SAC 2013 Program Co-Chairs
chung@spsu.edu or jiman@ssu.ac.kr

Important Dates

Research Abstracts: October 31, 2012
Author Notification: November 30, 2012
Presentations: March 19, 2013

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