The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended and/or revised version of their papers to a special number of the International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR).

SAC 2005

For the past nineteen 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 the 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 ACM’s Digital Library. More information about SIGAPP and past SACs can be found at

Special Track on E-Commerce Technologies

A few years ago, e-commerce applications were focused primarily on handling transactions and managing catalogs. Business requirements, however, are evolving beyond transaction support to include content management, personalization, integration, and marketplace enablement. The track will focus on technologies currently employed in creating offerings, the latest developments in the electronic marketplace, on computational and deployment issues, architectural support, policies, and advanced solutions and practices. The track is intended to address the current needs of both researchers and practitioners, and to identify significant research challenges that will most beneficially impact the future use of e-commerce applications. 

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Electronic Auctions
Agent Technology for E-Commerce
User’s Preference Elicitation
Recommender Systems
Formal Methods in e-commerce
Security Aspects
Mass Personalization Technologies
User Modeling and Customer Profiling
Electronic Contracting and Electronic Negotiation
Mobile E-Commerce Applications
Trust and Reputation Systems in E-Commerce
Privacy and Anonymizing Applications
Data Mining for E-Commerce
Semantic Web Enabled E-Commerce
Electronic Payments

Track Program Chairs 
Sviatoslav Braynov
Department of Computer Science 
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
Manuel Núñez
Department of Computer 
Systems and Programming
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
28040 Madrid (Spain)
Peter Wurman
Department of Computer Science 
North Carolina State University 
106 Ventures I; Centennial Campus 
940 Main Campus Dr.
Raleigh, NC 7695-7535

Program Committee 
Mario Bravetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Ana Cavalli, Get-INT, France
Fernando Cuartero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
Amy Greenwald, Brown University, USA
Felix Hampe, Koblenz University, Germany 
Henry Hexmoor, University of Arkansas, USA
Radu Jurca, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Keith Miller, University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Key Pousttchi, University of Augsburg, Germany
H. Raghav Rao, SUNY at Buffalo, USA
Ismael Rodríguez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Fernando Rubio, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Qi Shi, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Ning Zhang, The University of Manchester, UK

Paper submission

The body of the paper should not exceed 4,000 words (5 ACM double column pages, although the final paper could have 3 additional pages at additional expenses) and should not include the names and affiliations of the authors of the paper. This information will only be provided in the appropriate fields of the submission page. Papers should be sent electronically in postscript, pdf or MS-Word, by using this submission page


Papers accepted for the Special Track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2005 proceedings and in the Digital Library.
  The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended and/or revised version of their papers to a special number of the International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR).

Important Dates

Sept 9, 2004: Submission of papers  DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Oct 22, 2004: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE DELAYED ONE WEEK  
Nov 5, 2004: Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers 
March 13-17, 2005: SAC'05 in Santa Fe

Last updated: Oct 15, 2004. Any comments to:  Fernando Rubio