ACM SAC 2020
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2020

The Semantic Web and Applications (SWA)

Brno, Czech Republic
Mar 30 - April 3, 2020





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For the past thirty two years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC) has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2020 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing ( SIGAPP) and will be held in Brno, Czech Republic on March 30-April 3, 2020.

As one of SAC 2020 tracks , the technical track "The Semantic Web and Applications (SWA)" aims to tackle research problems and practical applications for the Semantic Web. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original work on the theoretical, technical and practical issues of Semantic Web and its Applications. The approaches to realize and/or utilize the Semantic Web vision include research focus 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; 4) improving search techniques (or engines) with Semantic Web technologies; and 5) Semntic Web for Big data, data analytics, Machine Learning and AI. We are particularly interested in applying Semantic Web technologies to specific application domains (e.g., business, government, health, finance, transportation, environment, urban cities, social network, medical informatics and bioinformatics, energy, defense, other areas).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Semantic Big Data
  • AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning with Semantic Technologies
  • 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 learning, business, government, health, social network, geographic information system, medical informatics, bioinformatics, legal domains, cities, and environment, etc.


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

    Authors are invited to submit original papers via the Research Paper SUBMISSION page as a PDF file. The following submission categories are considered:

    • Original and unpublished research work
    • Reports of innovative computing applications in sciences, engineering, and business areas
    • Reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains
    • Reports of industrial experience and demos of new innovative systems


    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.
    • Top quality papers accepted to the track can be invited to extend for a journal publication. A list of potential journal venues can be found at SAC2020 CFP.


    As before, SAC 2020 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. 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.


    Deadline Extended
    Sep 15 29 , 2019: Submission of regular papers, posters, and SRC research abstracts
    November 10 24 , 2019: Notification Paper acceptance/rejection and SRC Acceptance
    Nov 25 Dec 9, 2019: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/posters/SRC
    December 10, 2019: Author registration due date
    December 20, 2019: Submission of STAP (Student Travel Award Program) application
    Jan 20, 2020: Notification of STAP Awardee
    Tue Mar 31, 2020: SRC Posters Exhibit
    Wed Apr 1, 2020: Non-SRC Posters Program
    Thur Apr 2, 2020: SRC Oral Presentations



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


  • Idir Amine Amarouche, USTHB/Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
  • Sofia Athenikos, Twitter, USA
  • Monalessa Perini Barcellos, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
  • Ioan Marius Bilasco, Université Lille 1, France
  • Andrea Cimmino, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
  • Heito Barros, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Carlos Bobed Lisbona, everis/NTT Data and University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Loris Bozzato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Julio Cesar dos Reis, University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Mirko Cesarini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
  • Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
  • Samhaa El-Beltagy, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Nicola Fanizzi, University of Bari, Italy
  • Bouarab-Dahmani Farida, Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
  • 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
  • Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Lavdim Halilaj, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Ramon Hermoso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Xiang Ji, Facebook, USA
  • Petr Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • SangKeun Lee, Korea University, Korea
  • Valeria Magalhães Pequeno, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, TechLab, Portugal
  • Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Bruno Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, INESC-ID, Portugal
  • Jun Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Fabio Mercorio, University of Milan - Bicocca
  • Tarmo Robal, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Sana Sellami, Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Dongwan Shin, New Mexico Tech
  • Marlos Silva, Instituto Federal de Alagoas
  • Andrea Tettamanzi, Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France


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