ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Data Mining Track

Welcome to ACM SAC - Data Mining Track

We are pleased to solicit original, unpublished and novel papers for publication and presentation in The 33rd SIGAPP ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) Track on Data Mining. Articles describing novel ideas and applications in all areas of data mining are of interest, including the following:

  • New data mining problems and problem formulations
  • Anytime data mining and data mining under defined resource constraints
  • HPC and parallel approaches to data mining
  • Stream mining with a specific focus on unresolved or not well-investigated issues like high-dimensionality, density estimation, process mining, etc
  • Process mining: statistical or physical approaches to process mining, non-standard representations of processes, etc
  • Data mining and causal inference
  • Contributions to a theory of data mining and to the definition of a knowledge discovery process
  • Analysis of complex, multi-layered, dynamically changing networks
  • Visual approaches to data mining
  • New solutions to old problems like outlier detection, feature selection, pre-processing
  • New, relevant, challenging applications areas of data mining
  • Data mining for computational sustainability (renewable energy, logistics, biodegradation, etc)
  • Data mining for the digital humanities
  • Data mining for discrimination discovery
  • Data mining for business analytics

2018 ACM SAC Data Mining Track will be held at Pau, France from April 9-13, 2018. ACM SAC Data Mining has a successful history of accepting quality papers and offering a stimulating platform for the exchange of ideas and dissiminating cutting edge research to the community. The 2018 ACM SAC Data Mining Track is the 18th such event in the 33 years of ACM SAC tradition.

The ACM Symposium on Applied Computing is recognized as a primary forum for applied computer scientists and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. SAC 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is presented in cooperation with other ACM Special Interest Groups. For more information on ACM SAC 2018, please visit ACM SAC 2018.

All enquiries and questions should be directed to the Track Chairs. Additional details are available on the track home page at ACM SAC 2018 Data Mining Track.

Paper Submission and Publication

Original and unpublished papers are solicited for this track. The file format should be in PDF. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate double blind review. Only the title should be shown at the first page without the author's information. Papers must be formatted according to the template which is available at the SAC 2018 website at ACM Publication Proceedings Templates.

Paper size is limited to 8 pages in the ACM proceedings template, and at most 2 extra pages are allowed at an additional cost of $80 US per page. A few key words should be provided. Posters are limited to 3 pages with the option for an additional page at $80 US. A paper cannot be sent to more than one track. Original manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format via SAC 2018 web site at ACM SAC 2018 Paper Submission Page.

All papers will be fully refereed and undergo a double blind review process by at least three referees. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper, poster, or SRC abstracts in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for including the work in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of registered papers, posters, and SRC abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Poster Publication of Selected Papers: A set of selected papers will be accepted as poster papers by invitation only and will be published as short papers in the symposium proceedings.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program

Graduate students are invited to submit research 2 page abstracts (extra pages are not allowed) using the ACM template. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by expert reviewers and practitioners. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to present their posters and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select the first-, second-, and third-place winners. The winners will receive medals and cash awards. Winners will be announced during the conference banquet. Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for financial support. Please submit your SRC abstracts here.

PC Committee

Fabrizio Angiulli, Università della Calabria, Italy

Annalisa Appice, Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Toon Calders, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Michelangelo Ceci, Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Jose Alfredo F. Costa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

Bertrand Cuissart, university of Caen Normandy, France

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Università della Calabria, Italy

Luigi Di Caro, University of Torino, Italy

Sherri Harms, University of Nebraska Kearney, USA

Szymon Jaroszewicz, The Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Andreas Karwath, University Mainz, Germany

Jiri klema, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada

Hong-Cheu Liu, University of South Australia, Australia

Yasuhiko Morimoto, Hiroshima University, Japan

Eirini Ntoutsi, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Yulong Pei, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands

Ruggero G. Pensa, University of Torino, Italy

Clara Pizzuti, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR), Italy

Giuseppe Psaila, University of Bergamo, Italy

Yu Qian, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Connecticut, USA

Jan Rauch, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Christophe Rigotti, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Lyon, France

Domenico Sacca, Università della Calabria, Italy

Lorenza Saitta, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Italy

Daniel Sanchez, University of Granada, Spain

Maria Luisa Sapino, University of Torino, Italy

Franco Turini, University of Pisa, Italy


Welcome to our new ACM SAC Data Mining Track website.

Important Dates

October 2, 2017

Full paper submission deadline.

November 10, 2017

Notification of paper acceptance/rejection.

November 25, 2017

Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due.

April 9 - 13, 2018

ACM SAC conference at Pau, France.

Track Co-Chairs

Hasan Jamil

Department of Computer Science

University of Idaho, USA

Email: jamil [at]

Rosa Meo

Dipartimento di Informatica

Università degli Studi di Torino,

Torino, ITALY

Email: meo [at]

Other Resources

ACM SAC 2018 : The main ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing site : Analytics, Data Mining, & Data Science Resources