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March 18-22, 2013
Coimbra, Portugal

Technical Track on "Programming Languages"



SAC '13

Over the past 27 years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has become a primary forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world to interact and present their work. SAC 2013 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP). For additional information, please check the SAC web page: This document is also available here.



A technical track on Programming Languages will be held at SAC'13. It will be a forum for engineers, researchers and practitioners throughout the world to share technical ideas and experiences relating to implementation and application of programming languages. Original papers and experience reports are invited in all areas of programming languages. Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

     Compiling Techniques,

     Domain-Specific Languages,

     Formal Semantics and Syntax,

     Garbage Collection,

     Language Design and Implementation,

     Languages for Modeling,

     Model-Driven Development and Model Transformation,

     New Programming Language Ideas and Concepts,

     New Programming Paradigms,

     Practical Experiences with Programming Languages,

     Program Analysis and Verification,

     Program Generation and Transformation,

     Programming Languages from All Paradigms (Agent-Oriented, Aspect-Oriented, Functional, Logic, Object-Oriented, etc.),

     Visual Programming Languages.



Paper submissions must be original, unpublished work. Submissions should be in electronic format, via the START site:

Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be avoided and made in the third person. Submitted papers will undergo a blind review process. Authors of accepted papers should submit an editorial revision of their papers that fits within six two-column pages (an extra two pages, to a total of eight pages, may be available at a charge). Please comply with this page limitation already at submission time.  For accepted papers, registration for the conference is required and allows accepted papers to be printed in the conference proceedings. For each accepted paper, an author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. A set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as poster papers and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings. After the conference, selected accepted papers will be invited to a special issue of the Computer Languages, Systems and Structures journal (




September 28, 2012: Full Paper Submissions

November 10, 2012: Author Notification

November 30, 2012: Camera-Ready Copy



The SAC 2013 Programming Language Track Program Committee Members

Vasco Amaral, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Roberto da Silva Bigonha, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil

Judith Bishop, Microsft Research, USA

Haiming Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Johan Fabry, University of Chile, Chile

Sebastian Guenter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Christian Haack, aicas GmbH, Germany

Christian Hammer, Saarland University, Germany

Matthias Hauswirth, University of Lugano, Switzerland

Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal

Michael Hind, IBM, USA

Nigel Horspool, University of Victoria, Canada

Zoltan Horvath, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary

Bo Huang, Intel, China

Geylani Kardas, Ege University, Turkey

Shih Hsi "Alex" Liu, California State University, Fresno, USA

Hanspeter Moessenboeck, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria

Jess Garca Molina, University of Murcia, Spain

Nikolaos Papaspyrou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Corneliu Popeea, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Andre Santos, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Bostjan Slivnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tony Sloane, Macquarie University, Australia

Didier Verna, EPITA, France

Wuu Yang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

Youtao Zhang, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Track Chairs

Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia,

Barrett Bryant, University of North Texas, USA,