The successful organization of SAC has required the talents, dedication and time of many volunteers and strong support from sponsors. SAC is sponsored by ACM and ACM Special Interest Groups in Applied Computing (SIGAPP), Ada (SIGAda), Biomedical Computing (SIGBIO), and Computer Uses in Education (SIGCUE). Special gratitude and appreciation is due the various track chairs as they are primarily responsible for the content of the technical program. The program chair, Hisham Haddad, has done an excellent job coordinating with the track chairs and putting together the advanced program schedule. I would also like to thank Richard Sincovec for arranging the tutorial program, Janice Carroll for her continuing service to SAC and organization of the proceedings, Aaron Konstam for his excellent job in making local arrangements in San Antonio, Aric Lambert for publicizing the symposium, and Robert Inder for keeping the SAC web page up-to-date, even in the face of rapidly changing information as this advance program was being assembled. Gary Lamont deserves thanks as symposium co-chair and chair of SAC 2000. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to Dave Oppenheim for his service not only to SAC '99 but also many previous SAC's. He has been responsible for not only the SAC '99 financial management but also registration and publication of this advance program and proceedings.
We hope that you will find the symposium both enjoyable and valuable, and also enjoy the ambiance of San Antonio, from the beautiful River Walk and Spanish missions, including the Alamo, to such attractions as Sea World. San Antonio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States and is well situated for welcoming the SAC '99 participants to its environs.
Barrett R. Bryant,
University of Alabama at Birmingham (email@example.com)
As in previous years, SAC'99 provides the opportunity for researchers to present their findings and research results in the area of computer application and technology. The technical program is designed to include a wide range of sessions that address different topics of interest to all attendees. Submitted papers were carefully reviewed by highly qualified referees who have strong expertise and special interest in their research areas.
SAC'99 would not be possible without submissions and contributions from members of the scientific community like yourself. The success of SAC'99 relies on the effort and hard work of many volunteers, which results in bringing you an excellent program. On behalf of the SAC'99 Program Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made SAC'99 a reality, including speakers, referees, track chairs, organizers, and especially presenters and attendees. Special thanks to the Chairs of SIGAda, SIGAPP, SIGBIO, and SIGCUE for their support.
We hope you will enjoy the meeting and have the opportunity to present your ideas, get new ideas, and meet new friends. We also hope you will enjoy your stay and take pleasure from some of the entertainment and activities that San Antonio has to offer.
We look forward to your involvement in SAC 2000 and encourage you and your colleagues to submit your research findings to next year's technical program.
Hisham (Al) Haddad,
Marshall University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We hope that you will find these tutorials sufficiently interesting to sign up for one or two of them.
Tutorial Chair: Richard Sincovec,
University of Texas, San Antonio (email@example.com)