The 39th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

Avila, Spain, April 8 - 12, 2024


A special track on Computer Networking will be held at SAC 2024. This track aims to be a forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners, in both 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 Original and unpublished papers and tutorials are invited in all areas of computer networking. The Track will emphasize on the design, implementation, management, and applications of computer communications, networks, and services. Works of theoretical nature are also welcome, provided there is a clear practical potential in applying the results of such works. Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Big data and machine learning for networks
  • Challenged environments for networking (underwater, underground)
  • Cloud computing and networking
  • Communication protocols
  • Connected unmanned aerial/terrestrial/underwater systems
  • Content-based network services
  • Context-aware networking
  • Cross-layer optimization and control
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Cyber-physical-social-systems
  • Datacenter networking
  • Edge computing and computation offloading
  • Future networks and services
  • Green networking
  • Internet of Things to Cloud Continuum
  • Internet of Vehicles
  • Internet services and applications
  • Localization and location-based services
  • Low-latency communications
  • Middleware support for networking
  • Mobility management
  • Multimedia communications
  • Network architectures
  • Network fault tolerance, reliability, resilience, and survivability
  • Network measurements and analysis
  • Network modeling and simulations
  • Network operation, administration and management
  • Network performance evaluation
  • Network security and privacy
  • Network virtualization
  • Novel networking paradigms
  • Optical networks
  • Programmable networks
  • Quality of service and quality of experience
  • Quantum computing and networking
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Smart grid applications
  • Smart ubiquitous networking
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Social computing and networks
  • Switching and routing technologies
  • Traffic engineering and characterization
  • 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Original and unpublished papers are solicited from the above-mentioned areas.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 papers, 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 2024 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 two pages (covered by the registration fee) plus one additional page (at extra charge), resulting in the total of three 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

Important Dates

October 13, 2023: Paper Submission Deadline
November 24, 2023: Author Notification
December 15, 2023: Camera-Ready Paper Due


The SAC 2024 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 2024 Tracks. 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 2024 SRC Program. Students are invited to submit abstracts 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 (covered by the registration fee), plus one additional page (at extra charge), resulting in the total of three pages maximum. 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. For more details, please visit SAC 2024 website (Student Research Competition). Student research abstracts can be submitted through the SAC 2024 webpage:

Online Submission Procedure for SRC Papers

Important Dates

September 29, 2023: SRC Abstract Submission
November 24, 2023: SRC Author Notification
December 15, 2023: SRC Camera-Ready Paper Due


Mário M. Freire
Full Professor
Dept of Computer Science, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal |

Marília Curado
Full Professor
Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal |

Ivan Ganchev
Full Professor
University of Limerick, Ireland / University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Bulgaria |


Alexandre Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
André Aquino, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
André Riker, University of Pará, Brazil
Bruno Silva, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Bruno Sousa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Carmen Guerrero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
David Abreu, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Portugal
Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA
Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fernando Ramos, University of Lisboa, Portugal
José Luís Oliveira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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
Miguel Pardal, University os Lisboa, Portugal
Mohamed Mosbah, LaBRI, Bordeaux INP, France
Nelson Fonseca, State 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
Roger Immich, University of Campinas, Brazil
Rossitza Goleva, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Tiago Simões, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Torsten Braun, University of Berne, Switzerland
Xavi Masip, Technical University of Cataluña, Spain
Zoubir Mammeri, Université Paul Sabatier, France