CALL FOR PAPERS AND REFEREES
For the past sixteen years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers and application developers to gather, interact, and present their work. SAC is sponsored by ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP); its proceedings are published by ACM in both printed form and CD-ROM; they are also available on the web through the ACM's Digital Library. More information about SIGAPP and past SACs can be found at http://www.acm.org/sigapp
Special Track on Computer Security:
The proliferation of network computing and especially the ubiquity of the Internet has made security one of the key areas in modern computing. The track aims at bringing together researchers working on applied issues in computer and information security, ranging from protocols to laws.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
- software security (protocols, operating systems, etc.)
- hardware security (smartcards, etc.)
- security issues in mobile computing/computation
- network security (anti-hacker tools, firewalls, real-time monitoring)
- alternatives to cryptography (steganography, etc.)
- cyberlaw and cybercrime
- security-specific software development practices (vulnerability testing, developing secure systems, etc.)
- techniques for anti-virus, anti-DoS, etc.
- privacy issues
- defensive information warfare
- software safety and program correctness
- new paradigms for protecting electronic intellectual capital
This year we'll choose the best papers presented in the track to be published in a special issue of the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley) on computer security. Papers will be evaluated based on their appropriateness to the journal and contribution to the field.
We expect that authors of the papers chosen will expand their work to better present their ideas. Paper will also go through further review by a committee that will be formed by the track chairs.
Publication of the best papers in the journal above is contingent to
agreeing in expanding their papers and addressing issues that may be
out in the review process.
Track Program Chair(s):
- Giampaolo BELLA
- Ronaldo MENEZES
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica - Universita' di Catania
Viale A. Doria, 6
I-95125 Catania, ITALY
Phone: +39 095 7383050
Fax: +39 095 330094
Florida Tech, Computer Sciences
150 West University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
Phone: +1 321 6747623
Fax: +1 321 6747046
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 blind review process by at least three referees. Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC'03 proceedings. We expect that all authors submitting papers should be willing to participate of the review process as referees.
Submission guidelines must be strictly followed:
Submit six (6) copies of original manuscripts to one of the track chairs (see addresses above). Alternatively, submit your paper electronically to one of the track chairs (see email address above) in uuencoded compressed postscript format or PDF; this is strongly encouraged. Fax submissions will not be accepted. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review
The body of the paper should not exceed 5,000 words (approximately 15 pages, double spaced). A separate cover sheet (in case of electronic submission this should be sent separately from the main paper) should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including email, telephone and FAX) to which correspondence should be sent.
All submissions must be received by September 6, 2002
Anyone wishing to review papers for this special track should contact the Track Program Chair(s) at one of the addresses shown above.
- Sept 6, 2002: Submission of papers and tutorial proposals
- Oct 18, 2002: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
- Nov 8, 2002: Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers
- Mar 9-12, 2003: SAC 2003 takes place