March 6-8, 1994

SAC'94 Conference Themes:

"Strategic Technology Transfer" and "Intelligent Business Applications"


Hal Berghel, University of Arkansas


Terry Hengl, Knowledge Technologies, Inc. and PC AI
Joseph Urban, Arizona State University

Edmund Deaton, California State University - San Diego


Elias Awad, (SIGBIT)
Hal Berghel, University of Arkansas
George Hedrick, Oklahoma State University
Dick Hetherington, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Abe Kandel, University of South Florida
S. Lakshmivarahan, University of Oklahoma
Irving Montanez, Brookhaven Labs (SIGFORTH)
Bill Poucher, Baylor University
Roy Rada, University of Liverpool (SIGBIO)
Lynne Shaw, Consultant (SIGAPL)
John Talburt, University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Glenn Thompson, AMOCO
Beth Unger, Kansas State University (SIGSMALL/PC)
Joe Urban, Arizona State University
Roger Wainwright, University of Tulsa
Kam-Fai Wong, ECRC


> Direct general inquiries to the Conference Director:
Ed Deaton, Computer Science Department, Cal State-San Diego, San Diego, CA 92182 (voice: 619-594-5962; fax: 619-594-6746;

Send submissions and proposals for panels, tutorials and workshops to one of the Program Co-Chairs:

Joe Urban, Computer Science Department, Arizona State University, Tempe,AZ 85367 (voice: 602-965-2774; fax: 602-965-2751;

Terry Hengl, PC AI Magazine, 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd #8255, Phoenix, AZ 85032 (voice: 602-971-1869; fax: 602-971-2321;

For more information on SAC's and the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing, contact SAC'94 Conference Chair and SIGAPP Chair:

Hal Berghel, Computer Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (voice: 501-575-7343; fax: 501-575-7342;



SAC'94 is the annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP). For the past eight years, SACs have become a primary forum for applied computing practitioners and researchers. Once again, SAC'94 will be held in conjunction with the 1994 ACM Computer Science Conference in Phoenix. This year, SAC'94 will bring together five additional ACM Special Interest Groups: SIGAPL, SIGBIO, SIGBIT, SIGFORTH and SIGSMALL/PC, each one of which will have their own track within SAC'94.

Although papers and proposals for panels, tutorials and workships which deal with the conference themes, STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY TRANFER and INTELLIGENT BUSINESS APPLICATIONS, are especially encouraged, papers which deal with all areas of applied computing are solicited. Of particular interest are papers in AI, biomolecular computing, cognitive science, Computational Biology-Chemistry-Physics and Geosciences, Reliability, Electronic Libraries, Multi-Media, Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing, Logic and Symbolic Programming, Office Automation, Software Reusability and Intelligent Systems. Proposals for special sessions and panels are also encouraged.


SAC'94 will begin on Sunday, March 6, 1994, with pre-conference tutorials. Paper presentations and panels will begin on Monday, March 7. For further information contact addresses listed above.


Original papers dealing with any aspect of computer applications will be considered for presentation and publication in the SAC'94 Proceedings. This specifically includes these categories of submissions: (1) original and unpublished research, (2) reports of innovative applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government and industry, and (3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains. Each category of submission will be reviewed by peer groups appropriate to that category. Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Expanded versions of selected papers from all categories will be considered for publication in the ACM/SIGAPP quarterly


In order to facitate the blind external review process, submission guidelines must be strictly adhered to:

1. Submit 5 copies of the manuscript to Joe Urban, Conference Co-Chair, at the address above.
2. Author name(s) and address(es) MUST NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person.
3. The body of the paper should not exceed 5,000 words (~20 pages, double-spaced) without prior approval.
4. A separate cover sheet should be attached to each copy, containint (1) the title, (2) the author(s) and affiliation(s), and (3) the address (including e-mail and fax) to which correspondence should be sent.

Papers relating to SIGAPL, SIGBIO, SIGBIT, SIGFORTH and SIGSMALL/PC participation should be clearly identified as such so that they may be directed to appropriate track chairs. Look for further information in these SIG newsletters.

All papers and panel Proposals must be received by October 1, 1993.