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Special Track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications

The 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2014)
March 24-28, 2014, Gyeongju, Korea


SAC 2014

In the last twenty eight years, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineering, and other computer related professionals 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 further 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 2014 will be held on March 24-28, 2014. 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 2014 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 2014. 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 2014, 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
Non-SQL/Big-Table Database Systems
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 categories 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 referees 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. Each paper must not exceed 4,000 words. The program committee may reject papers that exceed this length on the grounds of length alone. In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (preferably 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 2014, the final camera-ready copy must follow the template provided ACM SAC 2014.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 an additional charge. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2014 proceedings.

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/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 2014 proceedings.

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

Program Committee

Bechara Al Bouna, Qatar University, Qatar
Brajdenra Panda, University of Arkansas, USA
Andreas Behrend, University of Bonn, Germany
Radim Belohlavek, Palacky University, Czech Republic
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau, France
Shyh-Kwei Chen, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Dunren Che, Southern Illinois University, USA
Thomas Connolly, University of Paisley, UK
Agostino Cortesi, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Hisham El-Mubaid, The University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA
Mirian Halfeld Ferrari, Université d'Orléans, France
Theo Härder, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
William I. Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Kittisak Kerdprasop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Nittaya Kerdprasop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ramon Lawrence, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Mehedi Masud, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Charles B. Owen, Michigan State University, USA
Jaroslav Pokorný, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Georgia State University, USA
Nobutaka Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Kostas Tsichlas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Central Greece, Greece
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Spyros Sioutas, Ionian University, Greece
Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Philippe Rigaux, Internet Memory Research, Greece
Weihai Yu, University of Tromsø, Norway

Important Dates:

Electronic submission of full papers due: September 13, 2013

Author notification: November 15, 2013

Camera-ready copy of accepted paper due: December 6, 2013 (Firm)

The due dates for the submissions of manuscripts and final camera-ready copies are strict; no exceptions will be given according to ACM SAC 2014 Organizing Committee.

ACM SAC 2014 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 submit abstracts of their original un-published and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2014 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researcher and practitioners 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 2014 website. 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 methodology, 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. Please upload your paper electronically to:


For further information regarding the SRC program, please contact the Program Coordinator:
Hisham Haddad

Important Dates

Research Abstracts: September 13, 2013
Author Notification: November 15, 2013
Poster Presentations: March 25, 2014
Oral Presentations: March 26, 2014

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