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Special Track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications

The 24th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2009)
March 8-12, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


SAC 2009

In the last twenty three years, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineering, and other computer related professionals to gather, interact, present, and disseminate their research and development work. ACM SAC has been sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and  SIGAPP’s mission is to further the interests of the computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing techniques and applications areas and the transfer of computing technology to new problem domains.

SAC 2009 will be held on March 8-12, 2009. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will be also available online through ACM's Digital Library. For additional information, please visit the above official ACM SAC 2009 web site.

Special Track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications (DTTA)

For many years, the Database Theory, Technology, and Applications track has been one of the important parts of the ACM SAC conference. To support ACM SAC, a special track on Database Theory, Technology, and Applications will be held again in SAC 2009. The DTTA track will be a forum for database scholars, research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to share their theoretical results, technical ideas, and exploratory experiences relating to implementation and applications. You are cordially invited to submit technical papers to the DTTA track of SAC 2009, and major topics of interest for the track include, but not limited to the following:

Active, Deductive, and Logic Databases
Audio/Video Database Systems
Cache and Buffer Management
Cooperative Database Systems and Workflow Management
Database Indexing and Tuning
Data Privacy and Security
Data Warehousing, Data Cubes, and Aggregate Processing
Digital Library
Disk Arrays and Tertiary Storage Systems for Very Large Databases
Distributed, Parallel and Heterogeneous Databases and Their Query Processing
Histogram and Sampling Techniques for Database Query Processing
Hypertext/Hypermedia/Multimedia Database and Information Systems
Image, Pictorial and Visual Databases
Internet and Web-Based Database Systems
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Databases
Mobile Data Management and Mobile Database Systems
Multi-Database Systems/Federated Database Systems/Trusted Database Systems
Multidimensional Data Models/Indices/Database Systems
Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Database Systems
Probabilistic/Fuzzy Databases and Similarity/Approximate Query Processing
Real-Time and High Performance Database Systems
Scientific, Biological and Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining
Semantic Modeling and Management of Web-Based Databases
Semantic Web and Ontology
Semi-Structural Data Management, Meta Data, and XML
Spatial and Temporal Databases
Statistical and Historical Databases
Transaction Management and Secure Transaction Processing

Track Chairs and Contact Information:

Dr. Ramzi A. Haraty
Division of Computer Science
Lebanese American University
P.O. Box 13-5053, Chouran
Beirut, Lebanon: 1102 2801

Phone: +961 1 867620 Ext. 1285
Fax: +961 1 867098
Email: rharaty@lau.edu.lb

Dr. Apostolos N. Papadopoulos
Department of Informatics
Aristotle University
Thessaloniki, 54124

Phone: +30-(2310) 991918
Fax: +30-(2310) 991913
Email: apostol@delab.csd.auth.gr

Dr. Junping Sun
Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA

Phone: +1-(954) 262-2082
Fax: +1-(954) 262-3915
Email: jps@nsu.nova.edu

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 1) original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a double-blind review process by at least three referees for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. All papers must be submitted electronically in the format of Adobe PDF and Postscript (preferably) or MS Word. Please, upload your papers electronically to the website:


Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the paper body. Any self-reference should be in the third person. Each paper must not exceed 4,000 words. The program committee may reject papers that exceed this length on the grounds of length alone. In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (preferably in MS Word or plain ASCII) should be sent to the email address:


including the paper title, abstract, list of key words, and list of authors with full names and postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive the notification at the time of the paper submission.

At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper, and the final camera-ready copies of accepted papers must fit within five (5) two-column pages, with the option (at additional expense) to add three (3) more pages. Papers must be formatted according to the template which can be downloaded from the SAC 2009 website. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2009 proceedings. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will also be published as extended two (2) two-column pages abstracts in the ACM SAC 2009 proceedings.

Please note that a paper cannot be submitted to more than one track.

Program Committee

Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Reda AlHajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
Thomas Connolly, University of Paisley, United Kingdom
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Narayan Debnath, Winona State University, USA
Hisham El-Mubaid, University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA
Hisham El-Zabadani, American University of Dubai, UAE
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University, Greece
William I. Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Hatem Halaoui, Haigazian University, Lebanon
Gongzhu Hu, Central Michigan University, USA
Ahmed Kamel, Concordia University, USA
Kittisak Kerdpresop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Nittaya Kerdpresop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, The Open University, United Kingdom
Dan Zhou Liu, University of Central Florida, USA
ZhenYu Liu, Google Inc., USA
Enrico Nardelli, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Brajdenra Panda, University of Arkansas, USA
Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Imad Rahal, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University, USA
Philippe Rigaux, Paris Dauphine, France
Sung Shin, South Dakota State University, USA
Chang Oan Sung, Indiana University-Southeast, USA
Sangsoo Sung , Google Inc., USA
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Weihai Yu, University of Tromsø, Norway
Ester Zumpano, University of Calabria, Italy

Important Dates:

Electronic submission of full papers: August 23, 2008 (Firm)

Author notification: October 11, 2008

Camera-ready copy of accepted paper due: October 25, 2008 (Firm)

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