ACM SAC 2018
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2018

The Semantic Web and Applications (SWA)

Pau, France, April 9-13, 2018





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  • June 12: SAC SWA Track Call for Paper is available.

    ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

    SAC 2018: For the past thirty one 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 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing ( SIGAPP) and is hosted by hosted by the University of Quebec at Montreal; Canada; University Cadi Ayyad (UCA) of Marrakech, Morocco; National School of Engineering in Rabat (EMI), Rabat, Morocco; and National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA) of Kenitra, Morocco. SAC 2018 call for papers are available here.


    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).

    Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Semantic Big Data
    • 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
    • RDF
    • 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
    • Visual Analytics with Semantics
    • Data Analytics with Semantics
    • 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
    • Applying Semantic Web technologies to e-learning, e-business, social network, geographic information system, medical informatics, bioinformatics, and legal domains


    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.

    • Regular papers are limited to 8 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extra pages at additional fee of US$80 per page.
    • Posters are limited to 3 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include only one (1) extra page at additional fee of US$80. (No change from previous years)
    • SRC Abstracts are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. No extra pages allowed. (No change from previous years)
    • 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 2018 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.


    Sept 25, 2017 Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts
    September 25, 2017 Tutorial proposals submission
    October 25, 2017: Notification of Tutorials Acceptance
    November 10, 2017: Notification Paper and SRC Acceptance
    November 25, 2017: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC
    December 10, 2017: Author registration due date


    Hyoil Han, Illinois State University, USA
    Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
    Sangsoo Sung, Google Inc., USA


    TBA Idir Amine Amarouche, USTHB/Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
    Sofia Athenikos, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA
    Carlos Bobed Lisbona, Everis, Spain
    Heitor Barros, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
    Ioan Marius Bilasco, Université Lille 1, France
    Loris Bozzato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Abir Boujelben, University of Sfax, Tunisia
    Paolo Cappellari, CUNY College of Staten Island, USA
    Long Cheng, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
    Roberto De Virgilio, Universitŕ Roma Tre, Italy
    Samhaa El-Beltagy, Cairo University, Egypt
    Ricardo de Almeida Falbo, Brazil
    Said Fathalla, University of Bonn, Germany
    Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    Sven Groppe, IFIS University of Lubeck, Germany
    Hyoil Han, Illinois State University, USA
    Ramon Hermoso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Xiang Ji, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    Selma Khouri, LISI/ENSMA Poitiers University, France
    Petr K?emen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
    SangKeun Lee, Korea University, Korea
    Yugyung Lee, University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA
    SeungJin Lim, Merrimack College, USA
    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 College London, England
    Jun Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
    Monalessa Perini Barcellos, Federal University of Espíto Santo (UFES), Brazil
    Giuseppe Rizzo, Universitŕegli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Tarmo Robal, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
    Sana Sellami, LSIS laboratory in Marseilles, France
    Marlos Silva, Instituto Federal de Alagoas
    Sangsoo Sung, Google, USA


    For further information on this track, please contact the SWA program chairs:,, or