CFP: WT@SAC 2022 - Extended Paper Submission Deadline 24 October 2021

Call for Papers
Web Technologies Track
The 37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing
SAC 2022

April 25-29, 2022
Brno, Czech Republic

Sponsored by ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP)

The SRC Program is sponsored by Microsoft Research.

For the past thirty six years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 
has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, 
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from 
around the world. SAC 2022 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest 
Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP).

Aims and Rationale

The World Wide Web is relentlessly evolving. Once a single 
interconnection of static, physically distributed content passively 
accessed by human users through personal computers, during the explosion 
of Web-based social networks, the Web evolved into an environment 
allowing users worldwide to interact and collaborate in the creation of 
user-generated content within many virtual communities. In this line, 
Web 2.0 is the umbrella term used to encompass several developments 
which followed, namely social networking sites and social media sites 
(e.g., Facebook), blogs, wikis, folksonomies (e.g., Flickr), video 
sharing sites (e.g., YouTube), Web applications ("apps"), collaborative 
platforms, and mashup applications. Many technologies such as HTML 5, 
CSS3, AJAX and client-side scripting helped to bring these ideas into 

Moreover, the current Web can be seen as an evolutionary step from Web 
2.0 in that access to content is nowadays ubiquitous, content itself is 
far more heterogeneous, and "users" come in mixed and different 
flavours. First, ubiquitous access has been mainly pushed by the 
inception of mobile computing and mobile devices. Second, served and 
published Web content is not only following traditional interchange 
formats (i.e., text, images, video), but also executable code or Web 
APIs (e.g.,, from which new applications can be 
built and in turn published back to the Web. The recent notion of "Web 
of objects", which finds its root in Web-accessible Internet-of-Things 
(IoT) applications, promotes the interconnection of hardware elements 
capable of producing huge amounts of sensor data. Last, the role of Web 
application end users and Web developers/designers is somewhat blurry, 
due to modern Web technologies that greatly simplify the 
creation/deployment of rich Web sites that might consume Web-accessible 
services. In addition, the advent of Semantic Web technologies pave the 
way to the creation of intelligent applications, and thus the tandem 
human user-Web browser is no longer the only way to take advantage of 
the Web content. These technologies help the migration to Web 3.0. In 
this context, novel approaches and techniques, new tools and frameworks 
are needed to address the increasing complexity of the Web that is 
coming and the applications therein.

This track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from 
industry and academia working on both foundational and practical aspects 
of Web technologies, as well as other technologies that in the Web 
ecosystem 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:

- Hypertext, Hypermedia, Markup Languages, and XML-Related Technologies
- Federated Social Web Software and Protocols
- Performance, Scalability and Quality of Service on the Web
- (Process-Aware) Web Information Systems
- Web Searching
- Web Metrics, Monitoring and Analysis
- Web Browsers and Web Interfaces
- Web Personalization and Accessibility
- Web Mining
- Rich User Experiences and Human Computer Interaction in Web Applications
- Semantic-Enhanced Web Applications
- Mobile Web, Webapps, and Cross-device Content Delivery
- Web Application Integration: Micro/Rest Services and Data 
Interchange/API Description Formats
- Web Technologies in IoT Devices and Cyber-physical Systems
- Virtualization and Containerization for the Web
- Modeling, Design, and Engineering of Web Applications
- Architectures, Architectural Styles, and Middlewares for Web Applications
- Online and Offline Testing Techniques for Web Applications and Interfaces

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings

Papers/posters accepted for the Web Technologies track will be published 
by ACM both in the SAC 2022 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library, 
which ensures excellent visibility.

Paper/poster 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 digital library. No-show of 
registered papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM 
digital library.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 
pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published 
at SAC 2022 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 
submitting. Authors of selected abstracts 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. Invited students receive 
SRC travel support and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student 
Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support.

Paper Submission

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be 
considered. This includes three categories of submissions:

- original and unpublished research;
- reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, 
engineering, business, government, education, and industry;
- reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will undergo a (double) blind review process and 
will be refereed by at least three experts. To ease the blind review, 
you shall remove author names and any information that might divulge 
authors' identity from your paper before submitting it.

Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2022 

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using 
the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2022 Web site).
Accepted full papers should not exceed 8 pages in a double column format 
(with the option to add two more pages at extra charge).

Relevant Dates

- Oct 24, 2021, 11:59PM (UTC+0.00): Submission of regular papers and SRC 
research abstracts
- Dec 10, 2021: Notification of papers and posters and SRC 
- Dec 21, 2021: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
- Dec 21, 2021: Authors registration due

Track Chairs

- Cristian Mateos, ISISTAN-UNICEN-CONICET University - Tandil, Argentina
- Tim A. Majchrzak, University of Agder - Kristiansand, Norway
- Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam - Rotterdam, the 

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