ACM SAC 2019
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2019

The Semantic Web and Applications (SWA)

Limassol, Cyprus
April 8-12, 2019





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News & Announcements

  • The paper submission deadline is extended to September 24, 2018!
  • July 20: SAC SWA Track Call for Paper is available.

ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

SAC 2019: 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 2019 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 2019 call for track 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


  • Research Paper Submission site
  • SRC Submission site
  • Author Kit

    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 author kit 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 2019 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 10 Sep 24, 2018 Submission of regular papers, posters, and SRC research abstracts
    November 24, 2018: Notification Paper acceptance/rejection and SRC Acceptance
    December 10, 2018: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC
    December 10, 2018: Author registration due date
    December 20, 2018: Submission of STAP (Student Travel Award Program) application
    Jan 20, 2019: Notification of STAP Awardee
    Tue Apr 9, 2019: SRC Posters Exhibit
    Wed Apr 10, 2019: Non-SRC Posters Program


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


    *** NOTE: The crossed names below indicate the reviewers who agreed to serve the PC
    but did not submit their assigned reviews, or submitted only partial reviews.

    Idir Amine Amarouche, USTHB/Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
    Sofia Athenikos, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA
    Carlos Bobed Lisbona, University of Rennes 1, France
    Monalessa Barcellos
    Heitor Barros, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
    Ghada Besbes
    Ioan Marius Bilasco, Université Lille 1, France
    Carlos Bobed Lisbona
    Abir Boujelben, University of Sfax, Tunisia
    Loris Bozzato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Farida Bouarab-Dahmani, Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
    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
    Andrea Cimmino
    Julio Cesar dos Reis, University of Campinas, Brazil
    Mauro Dragoni
    Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy 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
    Said Fathalla, University of Bonn, Germany
    Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
    Irlan Grangel-Gonzalez
    Sven Groppe, IFIS University of Lubeck, Germany
    Marcelo de Paiva Guimarăes
    Lavdim Halilaj
    Hyoil Han, Illinois State University, USA
    Ramon Hermoso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Xiang Ji, Facebook, USA
    Sameh K. Mohamed
    Selma Khouri, LISI/ENSMA Poitiers University, France
    Petr Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
    SangKeun Lee, Korea University, Korea
    SeungJin Lim, Merrimack College, USA
    Pierre Maillot
    Bruno Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, INESC-ID, Portugal
    Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
    - Viviana Mascardi, University of Genoa, Italy
    Fabio Mercorio, University of Milan - Bicocca
    Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
    Pasquale Minervini, University College London, England
    Jun Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Giuseppe Rizzo, Universitŕegli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
    Tarmo Robal, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
    Melike Sah Direkoglu, Near East University, North Cyprus
    Sana Sellami, LSIS laboratory in Marseilles, France
    Huasong Shan, American Technologies Corporation
    Marlos Silva, Instituto Federal de Alagoas
    Sangsoo Sung, Google, USA


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

    Accepted Papers

    • 1068 Embedding Cardinality Constraints in Neural Link Predictors
      Emir Munoz, Pasquale Minervini and Matthias Nickles

    • 1165 Semi-Automatic Ontology-Driven Development Documentation
      Yevgen Pikus, Norbert Weißenberg, Bernhard Holtkamp and Boris Otto

    • 1201 How Many and What Types of SPARQL Queries can be Answered through Zero-Knowledge Link Traversal?
      Pavlos Fafalios and Yannis Tzitzikas

    • 1273 Improving the performance of querying multidimensional RDF data using aggregates
      Franck RAVAT, Jiefu SONG, Olivier TESTE and Cassia Trojahn

    • 1409 GeoSensor: Semantifying Change and Event Detection over Big Data
      Nikiforos Pittaras, George Papadakis, George Stamoulis, George Giannakopoulos and Manolis Koubarakis

    • 1755 Partitioning and Local Matching Learning of Large Biomedical Ontologies
      Amir Laadhar, Faiza Ghozzi, Imen Megdiche, Ranck Ravat and Olivier Teste

    • 1915 Using Contemporary Constraints to Ensure Data Consistency
      David Abián, Jorge Bernad and Raquel Trillo-Lado

    • 1957 Exploiting Context and Quality for Linked Data Source Selection Barbara Catania, Giovanna Guerrini and Beyza Yaman
      Mirko Cesarini, Fabio Mercorio, Mario Mezzanzanica, Vincenzo Moscato and Antonio Picariello

    • 2019 A Tool for Exploring Networks of Computer Scientists as a Graph
      Mirko Cesarini, Fabio Mercorio, Mario Mezzanzanica, Vincenzo Moscato and Antonio Picariello

    • 2042 The scientific events ontology of the curation platform
      Said Fathalla, Sahar Vahdati, Sören Auer and Christoph Lange

    • 20046 (SRC) Userżs Profile Ontology-Based Semantic Model for Personalized Hotel Room Recommendation in the Web of Things
      Ronald Ojino