The 33rd ACM Symposium On Applied Computing

Pau, France, April 9 - 13, 2018





SAC 2018


For the past thirty two 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 2018. 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 Original and unpublished papers and tutorials (half or full day) are invited in all areas of networking.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:


·       Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

·       Addressing and Location Management

·       Congestion and Flow Control

·       Content-based Network Services

·       Datacenters and Cloud Computing

·       Energy Efficient Network Infrastructures

·       Green Communications

·       Internet of Things

·       Internet Services and Applications

·       Machine to Machine Communications

·       Middleware Support for Networking

·       Mobile and Wireless Networks

·       Mobile Clouds

·       Multimedia Communications

·       Network Architectures

·       Network Control and Management

·       Network Forensics

·       Network Functions Virtualization

·       Network Performance

·       Network Protocols

·       Network Measurement

·       Network Security and Privacy

·       Optical Networks

·       Quality of Service and Quality of Experience

·       Resource Allocation and Management

·       Routing and Switching

·       Scheduling and Buffer Management

·       Self-organizing Networks

·       Social Computing and Networks

·       Software Defined Networks

·       Survivability, Network Management and Fault Tolerance

·       Traffic Classification

·       Ubiquitous Networks

·       Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks

·       Virtual and Overlay 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 2018 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 25, 2017: Paper Submission Deadline

November 10, 2017: Author Notification
November 25, 2017: Camera-Ready Paper Due
December 10, 2017: Author Registration




The SAC 2017 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 2017 Tracks. This program is open for graduate students currently enrolled in University or College and have 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 2017 SRC Program. Students are invited to submit abstracts (maximum of 2 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 2 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 2017. For more details, please visit SAC 2017 website (Student Research Competition). Student research abstracts can be submitted through the SAC 2017 webpage:

Online Submission Procedure for SRC Papers


Important Dates for SRC Program:
September 25, 2017: SRC Abstract Submission
November 10, 2017: SRC Author Notification
November 25, 2017: SRC Camera-Ready Paper Due
December 10, 2017: Author Registration





Mário M. Freire

Instituto de Telecomunicações
Department of Computer Science,
University of Beira Interior

Covilhã, Portugal


Marília Curado

Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra

Coimbra, Portugal


Ivan Ganchev

TRC Deputy Director, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland /

Associate Professor, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria





Alessandro Finamore, Telefonica, Spain
Alexandre Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Alicia Triviño-Cabrera, University of Malaga, Spain
André Aquino, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
Andrea Araldo, MIT, USA
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Damien Magoni, University of Bordeaux, France
David Palma, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Giovanni Giambene, Universita' degli Studi di Siena, Italy
Joaquim Arnaldo Martins, University of Aveiro, Portugal
José Luís Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jose Neuman de Souza, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Leandro Vaguetti, Instituto Federal de  Brasília, 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
Michele Nogueira, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Nelson Fonseca, University of Campinas, Brazil
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
Ricardo Lopes Pereira, INESC-ID/IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Rossitza Goleva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Teresa Vazão, DEEC, INESC ID/IST, University of Lisboa, Portugal
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