ACM SAC 2016
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2016

A Technical Track on the Semantic Web and Applications (SWA)

Pisa, Italy, April 4-8, 2016


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  • EXTENDED Paper submission deadline: Sep 28, 2015 (by midnight PST)***
  • June 29: SAC SWA Track Call for Paper is available.

    ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

    For the past 30 years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2016 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing ( SIGAPP), and is hosted by University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna University in Pisa, Italy.

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The technical track "The Semantic Web and Applications (SWA)" focuses on the topics related to Semantic Web Technologies and their Applications. The techniques to realize and/or utilize the Semantic Web are discussed in this track. The focus of this track is to present research concerning issues such as: 1) learning/constructing ontologies for Semantic Web applications; 2) utilizing ontologies for data management, integration and interoperability in Semantic web applications; 3) architectures for achieving Semantic Web goals for specific application domains; and 4) improving search techniques (or engines) with Semantic Web technologies. This track aims to tackle research problems and practical applications for the Semantic Web. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers on the theoretical, technical and practical issues of Semantic Web and its Applications. We are particularly interested in applying Semantic Web technologies to specific application domains (e.g., e-learning, e-business, social network, geographic information system, medical informatics and bioinformatics).

    The focus of this track is to present research concerning issues such as: 1) learning/constructing ontologies for Semantic Web applications; 2) utilizing ontologies for data management, integration and interoperability in Semantic web applications; 3) architectures for achieving Semantic Web goals for specific application domains; and 4) improving search techniques (or engines) with Semantic Web technologies.

    This track aims to tackle research problems and practical applications for the Semantic Web. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers on the theoretical, technical and practical issues of Semantic Web and its Applications. We are particularly interested in applying Semantic Web technologies to specific application domains (e.g., e-learning, e-business, social network, geographic information system, medical informatics and bioinformatics).

    Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Semantic interoperability
    • Ontology-enabled interoperability among e-sources
    • Emergent semantics
    • Ontology, Taxonomy, and Folksonomy
    • Schema mapping/matching and integration
    • Learning structures from the Web for Semantic Web-enabled applications
    • Ontology generation/learning
    • Building/utilizing ontologies and knowledge bases
    • Semantics and ontologies in data integration
    • Ontology-enabled search (engines)
    • Semantic Web-enabled search (engines)
    • Semantic web-enabled question answering system
    • Ontology-enabled information retrieval
    • Semantic Web-enabled information retrieval
    • Semantic Web-enabled Information extraction
    • Full-text search in XML and/or Semantic Web documents
    • Data management and integration for Semantic Web-enabled applications
    • Semantic annotation
    • Semantic Web personalization
    • Semantic Web-enabled user modelling
    • Semantic Web services
    • Reasoning
    • Querying the Semantic Web
    • Semantic Web mining
    • Question Answering over the Semantic Web
    • Text mining for Semantic Web-enabled application
    • Natural language processing for Semantic Web-enabled application
    • Semantic Social Network
    • Semantic Social Informatics
    • Recommendations via Semantic Technologies
    • Semantic Technologies
    • Semantic Knowledge Discovery
    • Visualization of Semantic Technology Applications
    • Semantic aspects in Privacy and Security of Semantic Web Applications
    • Semantic aspects in Social Network
    • Semantic aspects in Geographic Information System
    • Geospatial semantics and the Semantic Web
    • Visual Analytics with Semantics
    • Data Analytics with Semantics
    • Applying Semantic Web technologies to e-learning, e-business, social network, geographic information system, medical informatics, bioinformatics, and legal domains

    SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

    Authors are invited to submit original papers via The Regular Paper SUBMISSION page in the conference web site as a PDF file. Since the track papers will be published by ACM proceedings, authors must submit manuscripts using the ACM format. See ACM SAC Downloads announcement for template files and details.

    • The standard extension of a paper at SAC is 6 pages in ACM format. Longer papers (up to 8 pages maximum) will imply an additional charge and the charge is 80USD per extra page.
    • The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review. Only the title should be shown on the top of the first page without the author's information.
    • A paper cannot be submitted to more than one track.
    • All paper submissions MUST BE "Original, unpublished work."
    • Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

    STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION As before, SAC 2016 organises a Student Research Competition (SRC) Program to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest. Guidelines and information about the SRC program can be found at HERE. Submission to the SRC program should be in electronic form via The Student Research Abstract SUBMISSION page in the conference web site as a PDF file.

    IMPORTANT DUE DATES

    September 11, 2015
    ** Submission open till** September 28, 2015 (midnight PST)
    Paper & Abstract submission
    ** changed to ** November 23, 2015 Author notification
    December 11, 2015 Camera-Ready Paper submission
    December 18, 2015 Author registration

    PROGRAM CHAIRS

    Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
    Hyoil Han, Marshall University, USA
    Sangsoo Sung (sangsoos@google.com), Google Inc. USA

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE



    Idir Amine Amarouche, USTHB/Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
    Sofia J. Athenikos, IPsoft, USA
    Hajer Baazaoui, Manouba University - Tunis, Tunisia
    Heitor Barros, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
    Ioan Marius Bilasco, Université Lille 1, France
    Carlos Bobed Lisbona, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Loris Bozzato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Stefan Brüggemann, Astrium GmbH, Germany
    Paolo Cappellari, CUNY College of Staten Island, USA
    Mirko Cesarini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
    Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
    Massimiliano Dal Mas, Telecom Italia Group, Italy
    Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
    Roberto De Virgilio, Universitŕ Roma Tre, Italy
    Lucas Drumond, University of Hildesheim, Germany
    Samhaa El-Beltagy, Cairo University, Egypt
    Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
    Ricardo de Almeida Falbo, Brazil
    Nicola Fanizzi, University of Bari, Italy
    Bouarab-Dahmani Farida, Tizi Ouzou University, Algeria
    Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Andre Freitas, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland
    Raul Garcia-Castro, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
    Teresa Garcia-Velverde, University of Murcia, Spain
    James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sven Groppe, IFIS University of Lubeck, Germany
    Hyoil Han, Marshall University, USA
    Kenji Hatano, Doshisha University, Japan
    Benjamin Heitmann, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
    Ramon Hermoso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Heasoo Hwang, University of Seoul, Korea
    Aftab Iqbal, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG, Ireland
    Xiang Ji, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    Selma Khouri, LISI/ENSMA Poitiers University, France
    Steffen Lamparter, Siemens AG, Germany
    SangKeun Lee, Korea University, Korea
    Yugyung Lee, University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA
    Cristiano Longo, N.C.E. Srl - Network Consulting Engineering, Italy
    Tarsis Marinho de Souza, Federal Institute of Pernambuco, Brazil
    Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
    Bruno Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, INESC-ID, Portugal
    Viviana Mascardi, University of Genoa, Italy
    Fabio Mercorio, University of Milan - Bicocca
    Pasquale Minervini, University of Bari, Italy
    Jun Miyazaki, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    Tarmo Robal, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
    Melike Sah Direkoglu, Near East University, North Cyprus
    Ratnesh Sahay, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG, Ireland
    Sana Sellami, LSIS laboratory in Marseilles, France
    Marlos Silva, Instituto Federal de Alagoas
    Lubomir Stanchev, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
    Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA
    John Timm, IBM Research, USA
    Fu Zhang, Northeastern University, China


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    CONTACT

    For further information on this track, please contact the SWA program chairs:
    hyoil.han@acm.org, soon.chun@csi.cuny.edu, or sangsoos@google.com.