The 35th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing

Brno, Czech Republic, March 30-April 3, 2020





SAC 2020


For the past thirty four years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers and application developers to gather, interact and present their work. The ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) is the sole sponsor of SAC. Authors are invited to contribute original papers in all areas of experimental computing and application development for the technical sessions. For additional information, please check the SAC web page:




A special track on Networking will be held at SAC 2020. This track aims to be a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners, in academia and industry, to share new ideas, experiences and results, and to present their latest findings in all aspects of computer communications, networks and services. Original and unpublished papers and tutorials (half or full day) are invited in all areas of networking. The Track will emphasize on the design, implementation, management and applications of computer communications, networks and services. Topics of theoretical nature are also welcome, provided there is a clear practical potential in applying the results of such work. Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:


·       5G networks and beyond

·       Big data for networking

·       Cloud computing/Mobile cloud computing

·       Cognitive radio networks

·       Content-based network services

·       Cross-layer optimization and control

·       Cyber-physical systems

·       Datacenter networking

·       Edge and fog computing/networking

·       Energy efficient network infrastructures

·       Network fault tolerance, reliability and survivability

·       Green communications

·       High-speed networks

·       Internet of Things

·       Internet services and Applications

·       Machine learning for networks

·       Middleware support for networking

·       Mobility management

·       Multimedia communications

·       Network architectures

·       Network control and management

·       Network measurements and analysis

·       Network modeling and simulations

·       Network performance

·       Network protocols

·       Network security and privacy

·       Network virtualization and softwarization

·       Optical networks

·       Protocols, architectures and applications for the Internet of Vehicles

·       Quality of service and quality of experience

·       Resource allocation and management

·       Routing and switching

·       Security and privacy issues in Internet of Vehicles

·       Self-organizing networks

·       Social computing and networks

·       Software defined networking

·       Technologies for V2X communications (DSRC/WAVE, 5G, LTE, Wifi, others)

·       Traffic engineering and characterization

·       Transport protocols

·       Ubiquitous networks

·       Vehicular ad-hoc networks

·       Virtual and overlay networks

·       Wireless sensor networks




Original and unpublished papers are solicited from the above-mentioned areas. The file format should be PDF. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the paper, and self-references should be written in the third person tense, in order to allow double blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. Papers must be formatted according to the template which is available at the SAC 2020 website. Paper size is limited to eight pages (covered by the registration fee) plus two additional pages (at extra charge), resulting in the total of ten pages maximum according to the above mentioned template. For papers accepted as posters, the length is three pages (covered by the registration fee) plus one additional page (at extra charge), resulting in the total of four pages maximum. A few key words should be provided. A paper cannot be sent to more than one track. Original manuscripts should be submitted in an electronic format through the conference web site:

Online Submission Procedure for Regular Papers


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.

For any other question regarding this Track, please contact the Chairs at




September 29, 2019: Paper Submission Deadline

November 24, 2019: Author Notification
December 9, 2019: Camera-Ready Paper Due




The SAC 2020 SRC program provides graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of interest. Active graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2020 Tracks. This program is open for graduate students currently enrolled in University or College and having active ACM and SIGAPP student membership. Abstracts must be authored by students only. Faculty advisor(s) cannot be listed as authors on the submission or on the final poster presentation. No group projects are allowed. The work must not be submitted to any another SRC program, journal or conference while it is under consideration for SAC 2020 SRC Program. Students are invited to submit abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in the above areas covered by the Track on Networking. Accepted abstracts are limited to 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format, no additional pages. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. The abstracts are reviewed by reviewers who review paper submissions to that track. The Track Chairs (TCs) manage the review process. Upon the review results, The SRC Chair and Program Committee select the best abstracts and invite their authors to participate in SAC 2020. For more details, please visit SAC 2020 website (Student Research Competition). Student research abstracts can be submitted through the SAC 2020 webpage:

Online Submission Procedure for SRC Papers


Important Dates for SRC Program:
September 29, 2019: SRC Abstract Submission
November 24, 2019: SRC Author Notification
December 9, 2019: SRC Camera-Ready Paper Due





Mário M. Freire

Instituto de Telecomunicações e Departamento de Informática, University of Beira Interior

Covilhã, Portugal


Marília Curado

Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra

Coimbra, Portugal


Ivan Ganchev

University of Limerick, Ireland / University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria


Mohamed Mosbah

LaBRI, Bordeaux INP, France





Alexandre Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
André Aquino, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
Andrea Araldo, Telecom SudParis, France
Bruno Sousa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA
Eva Hladká, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fernando Ramos, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Giacomo Tanganelli, University of Pisa, Italy
Giovanni Giambene, Universita' degli Studi di Siena, Italy
Imen Jemili, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Joaquim Arnaldo Martins, University of Aveiro, Portugal
José Luís Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jose Neuman de Souza, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Leandro Villas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Marco Roccetti, Università di Bologna, Italy
Máirtín O’Droma, University of Limerick, Ireland
Marie-José Montpetit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Mohamed Mosbah, LaBRI, Bordeaux INP, France
Nicolas Hautière,  IFSTTAR, France
Pedro Inácio, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Qin Xin, University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Roger Immich, University of Campinas, Brazil
Rossitza Goleva, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Rui Valadas, IST, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Torsten Braun, University of Berne, Switzerland
Vinicius Borges, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Xavi Masip, Technical University of Cataluña, Spain
Zoubir Mammeri, Université Paul Sabatier, France