34th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: Track on Digital Life for Human Well-being 

Call for Papers

The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: Track on Digital Life for Human Well-being, will take place on April 8 – 12, 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus.

AAATE supports the Symposium with participation of it’s members in the organizing and scientific committees.

The Call for Papers is now Open. Please find some information below and visit http://atg.deib.polimi.it/sac-2019/


Aims and rationale

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.

We seek original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on, but not
necessarily 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.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts
(maximum of 3 pages in ACM camera-ready format, with an optional
extra page at the expense of 80 USD pages) following the
instructions published at SAC 2019 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
submitted. Authors of selected abstracts (up to 20 students) 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 during the conference banquet. Invited students receive
SRC travel support (US$500) 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:

– 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

– 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).

Each submitted paper will undergo a blind review process and will be
refereed by at least three referees.
To ease blind review, * you shall remove author names* from your
paper before submitting it.
Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC
2019 proceedings.

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using
the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2019 web site).

Relevant Dates
– September 10, 2018 (11:59PM Pacific Time): Paper submission deadline
– November 10, 2018: Author notification
– November 25, 2018: Camera-ready copies due

Track chairs and contacts
– 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

E-mail contact: sacwellbeing@polimi.it