The Software Engineering Track

at The 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing(SAC 2009)

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

March 8-12, 2009


The objective of the Software Engineering Track is to provide researchers and practitioners with a platform for presenting and discussing their ideas and experiences with technologies, theories, and tools used for producing highly dependable software more effectively and efficiently. The Software Engineering Track is big enough to represent major topics in software engineering, but small enough to provide an in-depth representation of theory and practice in these areas. Academic researchers and industry participants can share their ideas and practices. In particular, the Software Engineering Track not only allows the software engineering academic community to understand the areas that are vital to the software industry, but also gives software engineering practitioners an opportunity to express their needs.

Topics of Interests

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Paper Submission & Selection

Research papers and experience reports related to the above topics are solicited. Submissions must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted in the PDF format with no more than eight pages using the ACM-SAC proceedings format via the ACM-SAC submission site. Authors' names and affiliations should be entered separately at the submission site and not appear in the submitted papers. Each submission will be reviewed in a double-blind process according to the ACM-SAC Regulations. Paper selection is based on the originality, technical contribution, presentation quality, and relevance to the Software Engineering Track. Upon paper acceptance, prospective authors must provide a revised, camera-ready version which takes into account the review comments. The first five pages of each paper are free of charge. A fee of 80 USD will be charged for each additional page with a maximum of eight pages total. The conference proceedings are published by ACM and are also available online through ACM’s Digital Library.

Journal Special Issue

For SAC 2007, the Software Engineering Track received 51 submissions with 16 accepted for presentation at the conference. Three of these have been accepted for publication in a special issue of Software Quality Journal by Springer. The guest editors of this special SQJ/SAC-SE '07 issue are Professor Eric Wong, Professor Chris Sung and Professor Sudipto Ghosh.

For SAC 2008, we received 103 submissions with 30 accepted for presentation at the conference. A special issue of Journal of Software Process: Improvement and Practice by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. is in preparation.

We plan to do the same in 2009 by inviting authors of selected papers to submit an extended version of their papers to a special journal issue guest-edited by the track chairs.

Track Chairs

Web Master

Program Committee

Joao Paulo AlmeidaFederal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Fevzi BelliUniversity of Paderborn, Germany
Joao CangussuUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA
Byoungju ChoiEwha Woman's University, Korea
Kendra CooperUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA
Marcio DelamaroUniversidade de Sao paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Junhua DingEast Carolina University, USA
Ronald FinkbineIndiana University Southeast, USA
Rob HieronsBrunel University, UK
Jiman HongSoongsil University, Korea
Mario JinoThe State University of Campinas, Brazil
Jung Yeop KimUtica College, USA
Yeongkwun KimWestern Illinois University, USA
Haklin KimmEast Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Derrick KourieUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Herbert KuchenWestfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Germany
Diana KuoSwinburne University of Technology, Australia
Edmonds LauSwinburne University of Technology, Australia
Horst LichterRWTH Aachen University, Germany
Shaoying LiuHosei University, Japan
Yan LiuMotorola Labs, USA
Paulo MasieroUniversity of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Katharina MehnerSiemens AG, Germany
Simanta MitraIowa State University, USA
Mohamed MosbahUniversite de Bordeaux, France
MohammadReza MousaviEindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Pornsiri MuenchaisriChulalongkorn University, Thailand
Sooyong ParkSogang University, Korea
Markus RoggenbachUniversity of Wales at Swansea, UK
Valdivino SantiagoNational Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Wuwei ShenWestern Michigan University, USA
Sung Y. ShinSouth Dakota State University, USA
Randy SmithUniversity of Alabama, USA
Eunjee SongBaylor University, USA
Chang Oan SungIndiana University Southeast, USA
Kenji TaguchiNational Institute of Informatics, Japan
Guilherme TravassonsUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
David UmphressAuburn University, USA
Arjan van GemundDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Pradeep VarmaIBM India Research Laboratory, India
Auri VincenziUniversidade Federal de Goias, Brazila
Linzhang WangNanjing University, China
Eric WongUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA
Dianxiang XuNorth Dakota State University, USA

Important Dates

General Inquiries

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