ACM SAC DBDM Track 2020 : Special Track on Databases and Big Data Management (DBDM) - The 35th ACM SYMPOSIUM ON APPLIED COMPUTING (SAC 2020)
ACM SAC DBDM Track 2020 : Special Track on Databases and Big Data Management (DBDM) - The 35th ACM SYMPOSIUM ON APPLIED COMPUTING (SAC 2020)

ACM SAC DBDM Track 2020 : Special Track on Databases and Big Data Management (DBDM) - The 35th ACM SYMPOSIUM ON APPLIED COMPUTING (SAC 2020)

Prague, Czech Republic
Event Date: March 30, 2020 - April 03, 2020
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: November 10, 2019
Camera Ready Version Due: December 10, 2019

Call for Papers


Special Track on Databases and Big Data Management (DBDM)

March 30-April 3, 2020
Brno, Czech Republic

1. SAC 2020

In the last thirty four 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 2020 will be held on March 30-April 3, 2020. 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 2020 web site.

2. Special Track on Databases and Big Data Management (DBDM)

For many years, the Databases and Big Data Management track (former DTTA track) has been one of the important parts of the ACM SAC conference. To support ACM SAC, a special track on Databases and Big Data Management will be held again in SAC 2020. The DBDM track will be a forum for database scholars, big data researchers and practitioners, research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to share their theoretical results, technical ideas, and exploratory experiences relating to implementation and applications. You are invited to submit technical papers to the DBDM track of SAC 2020. The major topics of interest for the track include, but not necessarily limited to:

Active, Deductive, and Logic Databases
Big Data Management and Analytics
Cache and Buffer Management
Cooperative Database Systems and Workflow Management
Database Indexing and Tuning
Data Integration, Metadata Management, Schema Evolution
Data Models for Big Data
Data Privacy, Security, and Disaster Recovery
Data Visualization
Data Warehousing, Data Cubes, and Aggregate Processing
Digital Library
Disk Arrays and Tertiary Storage Systems for Very Large Databases
Distributed, Parallel and Heterogeneous Databases
Query processing in Spark SQL
Federated Database Systems and Interoperability
Histogram and Sampling Techniques for Database Query Processing
Query Processing and Optimization
Hypertext/Hypermedia/Multimedia Database and Information Systems
Internet and Web-Based Database Systems
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Databases
Managing and Processing Big-Data in Cloud Infrastructure
Mobile Data Management and Mobile Database Systems
Multi-Database Systems/Federated Database Systems/Trusted Database Systems
Multi-Dimensional Data Models/Indices/Database Systems
Multi-Media Databases
New Hardware Based Technical Trend for Fast Data Processing
Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Database Systems
NO-SQL Systems
Probabilistic/Fuzzy Databases and Similarity/Approximate Query Processing
Real-Time and High Performance Database Systems
Social Data Networks and Graph Search
Scientific, Biological and Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining
Semantic Modeling and Management of Web-Based Databases
Semantic Web and Ontology
Semi-Structural Data Management, Meta Data, and XML
Spatial and Temporal Databases
Statistical and Historical Databases
Transaction Management and Secure Transaction Processing

3. Track Chairs and Contact Information:

Dr. Ramzi A. Haraty
Department of Computer Science
Lebanese American University
P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran
Beirut, Lebanon 1102 2801

Phone: +961 1 867620 Ext. 1285
Fax: +961 1 867098
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Apostolos N. Papadopoulos
Department of Informatics
Aristotle University
Thessaloniki, 54124

Phone: +30-(2310) 991918
Fax: +30-(2310) 991913
Email: [email protected] Dr. Junping Sun
College of Engineering and Computing
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA

Phone: +1-(954) 262-2082
Fax: +1-(954) 262-3915
Email: [email protected]

4. Guidelines for Paper Submission

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 double-blind review process by at least three referees for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. All papers must be submitted electronically in the format of Adobe PDF and Postscript (preferably) or MS Word. Please, upload your papers electronically to the website:

Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must NOT appear in the paper body. Any self-reference should be in the third person. The paper length is 8 pages + 2 pages at extra charge (max of 10 pages). The program committee may reject papers that exceed this length on the grounds of length alone. In addition, for each submitted paper, a separated cover page (preferably in MS Word or plain ASCII) should be sent to the email address:
[email protected]

including the paper title, abstract, list of key words, and list of authors with full names and postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive the notification at the time of the paper submission.

If your submitted manuscript gets accepted by ACM SAC 2020, the final camera-ready copy must follow the template provided ACM SAC 2020.The template can be downloaded from the URL:

At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper, and the final camera-ready copies of accepted papers must fit within eight (8) two-column pages, with the option to add two pages at an additional charge. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2020 proceedings.

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.

A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will also be published as extended three (3) two-column pages abstracts in the ACM SAC 2020 proceedings (with the option to add an additional page at an additional charge). Please note that a paper cannot be submitted to more than one track.

5. Program Committee

Bechara Al Bouna, Antonine University, Lebanon
Brajdenra Panda, University of Arkansas, USA
Andreas Behrend, University of Bonn, Germany
Radim Belohlavek, Palacky University, Czech Republic
Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Richard Chbeir, IUT de Bayonne, France
Dunren Che, Southern Illinois University, USA
Shyh-Kwei Chen, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Thomas Connolly, University of Paisley, UK
Agostino Cortesi, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Hisham El-Mubaid, The University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA
William I. Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mirian Halfeld Ferrari, Université d'Orléans, France
Theo Härder, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Kittisak Kerdprasop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Nittaya Kerdprasop, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ramon Lawrence, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Mehedi Masud, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Charles B. Owen, Michigan State University, USA
Jaroslav Pokorný, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Jaime Raigoza, California State University, Chico, USA
Spyros Sioutas, Ionian University, Greece
Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Georgia State University, USA
Nobutaka Suzuki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Kostas Tsichlas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Theodoros Tzouramanis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Central Greece, Greece
Philippe Rigaux, Internet Memory Research, Greece
Weihai Yu, University of Tromsø, Norway

6. Important Dates:

Electronic submission of full papers due: September 15, 2019
Author Notification: November 10, 2019
Camera-ready copy of accepted paper due: November 25, 2019 (Firm)
Author Registration: December 10, 2019

The due dates for the submissions of manuscripts and final camera-ready copies are strict; no exceptions will be given according to ACM SAC 2020 Organizing Committee.

7. ACM SAC 2020 DBDM Track Web Link:

8. Call for Student Research Abstracts

Research Abstracts:
Graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original un-published and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2020 Tracks. The Student Research Competition (SRC) program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with researcher and practitioners in their areas of interest.

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 will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top wining places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet dinner. Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support.


Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts (length is 3 pages + 1 page at extra charge (max of 4 pages)) of their original un-published and in-progress research work following the instructions published at SAC 2020 website. The submissions must address research work related to a SAC track, with emphasis on the innovation behind the research idea, including the problem being investigated, the proposed approach and research methodology, and sample preliminary results of the work. In addition, the abstract should reflect on the originality of the work, innovation of the approach, and applicability of anticipated results to real-world problems. All abstracts must be submitted thought the START Submission system. Submitting the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. Please upload your paper electronically to:

For further information regarding the SRC program, please contact the Program Coordinator: Hisham Haddad at [email protected].

Important Dates:
Research Abstracts: September 15, 2019
Author Notification: November 10, 2019

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