Usability Engineering (UE) Track
The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC-2018)
Pau, France, April 9 - 13, 2018
From a socio-cultural point of view, usability becomes increasingly important with the rise of the so-called information society and the new and innovative ways of interacting with computers in the post-PC era.
However, achieving good usability is not easy: Usability has always been difficult to define, measure, and evaluate. Since usability is a multifaceted concept, we need a great diversity of usability techniques to perform a usability study. The study of usability has been somewhat disconnected from the development life cycle of a product. Usability results of real products are usually kept secret, as companies prefer not to openly disclose the defects of their products, etc.
In this track we seek original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on applying usability engineering models and techniques to real products or theoretical studies with clear practical potential of being applied.
Topics of special interest include, but are not limited to:
Papers should be submitted in PDF using the ACM-SAC proceedings format via the SAC 2018 website. Authors' names and affiliations should be entered separately at the submission site and not appear in the submitted papers. Also, self-reference should be avoided and made in third person.
Regular papers are limited to 8 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extra pages at additional fee of US$80 per page.
Posters are 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. (No change from previous years.)
SRC Abstracts are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee. No extra pages allowed. (No change from previous years.)
Each submission will be reviewed in a double-blind process according to the ACM-SAC Regulations. Student Research Competition (SRC) submissions are welcome.
Paper selection is based on the originality, technical contribution, presentation quality, and relevance to the track. Some papers may be accepted as posters.
For accepted papers, the 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.
|Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts|
|Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection|
|Author registration due date||December 10, 2017|
University of A Coruña, Spain. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of A Coruña, Spain. Email: email@example.com
University of A Coruña, Spain. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Damiano Distante||Unitelma Sapienza University, Italy|
|Juan M. González Calleros||Univ. Autónoma Puebla, México|
|Josefina Guerrero García||Univ. Autónoma Puebla, México|
|Hermann Kaindl||Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria|
|Vivian G. Motti||George Mason University, USA|
|José Ignacio Panach||University of Valencia, Spain|
|Fabio Paternò||Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy|
|Denis Rosário||Federal University of Pará, Brasil|
|Ahmed Seffah||Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland|
|Marcos Seruffo||Federal University of Pará, Brasil|
|Jean Vanderdonckt||Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Belgium|