SAC '99 Call for Papers

1999 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
February 28-March 2, 1999
The Menger, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

SAC '99

Over the past thirteen years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has become a primary forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. SAC '99 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups SIGAda SIGAPP SIGBIO and SIGCUE.

SAC '99 will include a Keynote Address by Professor Edsger Dijkstra.


Authors are invited to contribute original papers (long and short papers) in all areas of experimental computing and application development for the technical sessions. 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 original and unpublished research;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.
Authors must follow the Symposium's Submission Guidelines.

Peer groups appropriate to each category will blindly review submissions in 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 Applied Computing Review or one of the other participating SIGs' publications. Panel and workshop proposals that deal with the symposium themes via the various track titles are encouraged.

In addition to the topics covered by listed tracks, papers are solicited in classification systems, geographic information systems, image processing, biomolecular computing, cognitive science, biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, electronic libraries, office automation and other areas of applications development. Papers not relating to a specific track or spanning more than one track should be mailed to the Program Chair.


An integral part of the Symposium is the tutorial program. Since the Symposium focuses on applications, tutorials tend to stress state-of-the-art technology which may be applied directly to the work of practioners in the field. Tutorial proposals are being sought.


August 17, 1998Paper, Panel, and Workshop Submission
October 15, 1998Author Notification
December 1, 1998Camera-Ready Copy
Look for additional information in SIG newsletters or contact the conference officials or track chairs.


The following special tracks are planned to form the heart of this year's Symposium.
Ada and OO Development David Rine
George Mason University
AI and Computational Logic Chih-Cheng Hung
Alabama A&M University

Agostinho Rosa

Biomedical Computing Donna Mooney
University of Arkansas
Computational Economics and Finance Jim Hightower
California State University-Fullerton

Computer and Telecommunication Networks Mohammad S. Obaidat
Monmouth University
Computer Graphics and Visualization Ramesh B. Adusumilli
Alabama A&M University
Computer Uses in Education Jim Hightower
California State University-Fullerton

Coordination Models, Languages and Applications George A. Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus
Database Technology Ramzi A. Haraty
The Aerospace Corporation
Fuzzy Applications Ernesto Damiani
Universit di Milano
Genetic Algorithms Roger L. Wainwright
University of Tulsa
Mobile Computing Systems and Applications Dorota Huizinga
California State University
Multimedia Systems Brajendra Panda
University of North Dakota

Jay Bhuyan
Tuskegee University

Parallel and Distributed Processing S. Lakshmivarahan
University of Oklahoma

Mahmoud Omari
Mu’tah University

PC Clusters Applications Don Morton
The University of Montana
Programming Languages Chang-Hyun Jo
Kyonggi University
Scientific Computing S. Lakshmivarahan
University of Oklahoma
Software Engineering and Management David Rine
George Mason University
WWW Applications Robert Inder
NEDO/ETL Tsukuba


Symposium Chair Barrett R. Bryant,
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Symposium Vice Chair Gary B. Lamont,
Air Force Institute of Technology
Symposium Director Jan Carroll,
Sam Houston State University
Program Chair Hisham (Al) Haddad,
Marshall University
Treasurer/Registrar Dave Oppenheim,
DKO Consulting
Local Contact Chair Aaron Konstam,
Trinity University
Publicity Chair Aric B. Lambert,
Mississippi State University
Webmaster Robert Inder,
NEDO/ETL Tsukuba
Tutorial Chair Richard Sincovec,
University of Texas, San Antonio