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            CALL FOR PAPERS - EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE

            31th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

                      Track on Web Technologies

                     48 April 2016, Pisa, Italy

                   http://www.cs.unibo.it/sacwt16/

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Aims and rationale
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The World Wide Web is changing. The advent of HTML 5, the increasing 
importance of AJAX and client-side scripting, the explosion of 
Web-based Social Networks as well as the advent of the Federated Social 
Web, the new frontiers of Semantic Web are only some examples of this 
general trend.

Web applications are progressively evolving into rich and flexible 
environments where users can easily access documents, publish content, 
listen to music, watch videos, draw pictures, and play directly via 
browser. This class of ubiquitous software systems is gaining momentum 
and fosters the evolution of new ways for people to interact and 
cooperate. 
Novel approaches and techniques, new tools and frameworks are needed to 
address the increasing complexity of these applications.

This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from 
industry and academia working on both practical and foundational 
aspects of Web technologies, as well as other technologies that in the 
Web framework have found new and unexpected application fields. We seek 
original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on, but not 
necessarily limited to, the following aspects of Web technologies:

 - Collaboration on the Web: Wikis, Social Software, and Web 2.0
 - Electronic Publishing on the Web
 - Emerging Web Technologies
 - Expanding the reach of Social Software: Enterprise, Business Process 
   Management, ...
 - Federated Social Web software and protocols
 - Hypertext, hypermedia, markup languages, and XML-related technologies
 - Performance, Scalability and Quality of Service on the Web
 - Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis
 - (Process-aware) Web Information Systems
 - Rich User Experiences and Human Computer Interaction in Web 
   applications
 - Semantic-enhanced Web applications
 - Web Browsers and Web Interfaces
 - Web Accessibility
 - Web Engineering
 - Mobile Web and Cross-device Content Delivery
 - Web Searching

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings
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Papers accepted for the Web Technologies track will be published by 
ACM both in the SAC 2016 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

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.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended 
version of their work to an international journal.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program
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Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts 
(maximum of 2 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the 
instructions published at SAC 2016 website. Submission of the 
same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and 
practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are 
submitted. Authors of selected abstracts (up to 20 students) will have 
the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work 
and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will 
evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. 
The winners will receive medals, cash awards, and SIGAPP recognition 
certificates during the conference banquet. Invited students receive 
SRC travel support (US$500) and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP 
Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support. 

Paper Submission
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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;
3. reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will undergo a blind review process and will be
refereed by at least three referees.  
To ease blind review, *you shall remove author names* from your 
paper before submitting it.
Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 
2016 proceedings.

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using
the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2016 web site).
Accepted full papers should not exceed 6 pages in a double column
format (with the option, at additional expense of USD 80 per page, to
add 2 more pages).

Relevant Dates
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 - September 21, 2015: Paper submission deadline (extended)
 - November 13, 2015: Author notification
 - December 11, 2015: Camera-ready copies due
 - December 18, 2015: Authors registration due

Track chairs and contacts
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- Davide Rossi, University of Bologna
- Angelo Di Iorio, University of Bologna
- Cristian Mateos, UNICEN University - Tandil, Argentina

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