Digital Life for Human Well-being

Track of the 34th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2019/

April 8 – 12, 2019 Limassol, Cyprus

SAC 2019

In the last thirty three years, ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary and international forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineering, and other computer related professionals to gather, interact, present, and disseminate their research and development work. ACM SAC has been sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and SIGAPP’s mission is to further the interests of the computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing techniques and applications areas and the transfer of computing technology to new problem domains.

SAC 2019 will be held on April 8-12, 2019. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will be also available online through ACM’s Digital Library. For additional information, please visit the above official ACM SAC 2019 web site.

Topics of Interest – Proceedings and Post-Proceedings – Track Committee – Important Dates – Submission Guidelines

Call for Papers

Digital services are an integral part of many aspects of our everyday life, from the workplace to leisure time, to our daily life in our own living environment. It is our desire to have a comfortable and safe life, characterized by social relationships that reinforce our need for belonging and esteem (for example, self-esteem and achievement). Furthermore, our needs include health and quality of life and every other aspect that involves social, economic, cognitive and psychological spheres. Digital Life for Human Well-being is a part of the heart of the “smart society” and implies the need to respect the needs identified by Maslow’s pyramid: physiological (for example, food and energy), safety, belonging (for example, friendship and social inclusion), esteem (for example, recognition) and self-fulfillment (for example, creativity).

This track is dedicated to methodologies and technologies that can be helpful, guarantee and improve quality of life, and support positive well-being. It also includes the field of assistive technologies, i.e., systems, products or software programs that increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, including elderly people, in their daily lives, education, work or leisure.

Our track therefore aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on tools and methodologies, which strengthen the well-being of the person through intelligent applications to support our lives wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

Topics of Interest

The track provides a forum for scientists and engineers in academia and industry to present and discuss their latest research findings on selected topics in dependable, adaptive and trustworthy distributed systems and services. The topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Ageing, disability and technology
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Assistive devices and services
  • Care technologies
  • E-accessibility
  • E-inclusion
  • Independent living
  • Methodological approaches and tools for the assessment of wellbeing
  • Mobile applications for well-being
  • Mobility for fragile people
  • Smart homes/environments
  • Tools to promote social/emotional/physical well-being
  • Wearable devices to improve quality of life
  • Well-being of aging people
  • Well-being in education, employment and leisure activities

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings

Papers accepted for the Digital Life for Human Well-Being track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2019 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.

The authors of the best papers presented at the track will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to be published in the journal Technology and Disability  IOS press.

Technology and Disability

Subjects: Biochemistry, Medicine & Health, Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology

T&D is abstracted/indexed in:

  • Academic Source Complete
  • Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health
  • EBSCO Databases
  • Educational Research Abstracts
  • Embase
  • EMCare
  • Ergonomics Abstracts
  • Exceptional Child Education Resources (ECER)
  • Google Scholar
  • Microsoft Academic Search
  • Pubmed Central
  • REHABDATA
  • Science & Technology Collection
  • Scopus
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory

Track Program Co-Chairs

Sara Comai, Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy  (Main contact chair)
Luc De Witte, The University of Sheffield – Sheffield, UK
Fabio Salice, Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy
Fabio Casati, Università degli Studi di Trento – Trento, Italy

Publicity chair: Andrea Masciadri, Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy

Mail: sacwellbeing (at) deib.polimi.it

Program Committee

TBD.

Important Dates

September 10, 2018 (11:59PM Pacific Time)
NEW – September 24, 2018 (11:59PM Pacific Time)
Paper submission
November 10, 2018 Author notification
November 25, 2018 Camera-ready papers

Submission Instructions

Authors submit full papers in PDF format using the submission link on the SAC web page. Authors are invited to submit original work not previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere. Papers are welcome in all areas of Dependable and Adaptive Distributed Systems. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is prohibited. Submissions fall into the following categories, and different length requirements apply:

  • Research work (limited to 8 pages in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extrapages at additional fee of US$80 per page.).
  • Reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, government, education, and industry; Reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains; Reports of industrial experience and demos of new innovative systems (limited to 8 pages in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extrapages at additional fee of US$80 per page).
  • Poster submission with short papers (limited to 3 pages in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include only one (1) extra page at additional fee of US$80).

Student research abstracts (limited to 4 pages in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. No extra pages allowed) are submitted in PDF format using the separate SRC submission link – for details please refer to the Student Research Competition (SRC) Program on the SAC web page.

The required format for the submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Alternate Style. Please apply the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The template below provides space for this indexing. The ACM Computing Classification scheme can be found at http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998/.

Papers undergo a double-blind review. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author’s information. For your convenience, we have defined a \selfcite{myref} Latex command for self-references. Papers should describe original research (not submitted or published elsewhere). The author kit containing the Latex templates for the required style can be found here: SAC19-AuthorKit.

Accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings and will be included in the ACM digital library. Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper, poster, or SRC abstract in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for including the work in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of registered papers, posters, and SRC abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: sacwellbeing (at) polimi.it