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Call for Papers

ICSOFT is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the ICSOFT 2017, the 12th International Conference on Software Technologies, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on software technologies. The conference areas are "Software Engineering", "Software Systems and Applications" and "Software Paradigm Trends".
Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICSOFT with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Domain-Specific Languages
  • Metamodeling
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • Model Analysis
  • Model Execution
  • Model Tools
  • Modeling Languages
  • Aspect Analysis and Design
  • Domain Engineering
  • Modularity with Aspects
  • Services Science
  • Ontology and Semantics for Services Computing
  • Security, Privacy and Trust for Service Interoperation
  • Service Networks
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Communication Networks and Protocols
  • Distributed Architectures
  • Interoperability and Service-Oriented Architecture
  • IT Service Management
  • Trust, Security and Privacy
  • Formal Methods
  • Human- Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering
  • Middleware Technologies
  • Programming Languages
  • Service-Oriented Software Engineering
  • Software and Information Security
  • Software and Systems Quality
  • Software Testing and Maintenance
  • Project Management Software
  • Risk Management
  • Scheduling and Estimating
  • Software Metrics
  • Software Standards and Certification


  • Service Registration, Update, De-Registration
  • Service Discovery, Selection and Replacement
  • Service Invocation, Interaction, Monitoring
  • Service Choreography, Mediation, Orchestration
  • Service Descriptions and Modelling
  • The Web of Services
  • Service Interoperability, Matching and Composition
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Service Pricing and Legal Agreements
  • Context Representation
  • Context Analysis
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Ambient Intelligence and Digital Ecosystems
  • Cloud Applications
  • Cloud Computing Management
  • Cloud Reliability and Resilience
  • Parallel and High Performance Computing
  • Mobile Technologies and Applications
  • Business Intelligence and Big Data
  • Business Process Coordination and Synchronization
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Intelligent Problem Solving
  • Virtual and Network Organizations
  • Requirements Elicitation and Specification
  • Software and Systems Integration
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Project Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Quality Control and Assurance


  • The Internet of Things
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • WebSocket
  • Bitcoin and Social Payments
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Energy
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • 3D Printing
  • Robotics
  • Mobile Analytics
  • Cross Platform Development
  • Big Data
  • Deep Linking
  • DevOps
  • Crowd Sourcing and Funding
  • Consumerization
  • Microservices


Jan BoschChalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Siobhán ClarkeTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Stefano CeriPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ICSOFT Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icsoft.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icsoft.org/


Enrique CabelloUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain


Jorge CardosoUniversity of Coimbra, Portugal and Huawei German Research Center, Munich, Germany
Leszek MaciaszekWroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Waleed Alsabhan, KACST, United Kingdom
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Wolfgang Bein, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Fevzi Belli, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Gábor Bergmann, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Mario Luca Bernardi, University of Sannio, Italy
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Mario Berón, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Marcello Bersani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Thomas Buchmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Miroslav Bureš, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Nelio Cacho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Jose Calvo-Manzano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ana Cavalli, TELECOM SudParis, France
Marta Cimitile, Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Kendra Cooper, Independent Scholar, Canada
Agostino Cortesi, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Lidia López Cuesta, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Boguslaw Cyganek, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Cléver Ricardo de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jaime Delgado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
John Derrick, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Chiara Di Francescomarino, FBK-IRST, Italy
Philippe Dugerdil, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
Morgan Ericsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Jean-Rémy Falleri, Bordeaux INP, France
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Luis Fernandez Sanz, University of Alcala, Spain
Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Felix Garcia Clemente, University of Murcia, Spain
Mauro Gaspari, University of Bologna, Italy
Hamza Gharsellaoui, Faculty of Information Technology and Computing - Computer Science, Arab Open University, Saudi Arabia
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
John Gibson, Mines-Telecom - Telecom SudParis, France
Jose Gonzalez de Mendivil, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Gregor Grambow, Hochschule Aalen, Germany
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Hatim Hafiddi, INPT, Morocco
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, ERIS, France
Jean Hauck, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Christian Heinlein, Aalen University, Germany
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Jose Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Mercedes Hidalgo-Herrero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Zbigniew Huzar, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Judit Jasz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Bo Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
Hermann Kaindl, TU Wien, Austria
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Carlos Kavka, ESTECO SpA, Italy
Dean Kelley, Minnesota State University, United States
Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique, Canada
Jitka Komarkova, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Rob Kusters, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands
Lamine Lafi, University of Sousse, MIRA@CL Laboratory, Tunisia
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Pierre Leone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Stephane Maag, Telecom SudParis, France
Ivano Malavolta, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ahmad Kamran Malik, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russian Federation
Tom McBride, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Fuensanta Medina-Dominguez, Carlos III Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Francesco Mercaldo, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Antoni Mesquida Calafat, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain
Gergely Mezei, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Cristian Mihaescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Valérie Monfort, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Mattia Monga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antonio Muñoz, University of Malaga, Spain
Takako Nakatani, The Open University of Japan, Japan
Elena Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Joan Navarro, La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Jianwei Niu, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Rory O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Marcos Palacios, University of Oviedo, Spain
Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA, France
Luis Pedro, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Jennifer Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dietmar Pfahl, University of Tartu, Estonia
Giuseppe Polese, Università Degli Studi Di Salerno, Italy
Traian Rebedea, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Sandeep Reddivari, University of North Florida, United States
Michel Reniers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
António Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stuart Rubin, University of California San Diego, United States
Chandan Rupakheti, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Konstantinos Sagonas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Sweden
Maria-Isabel Sanchez-Segura, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Nickolas Sapidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Elad Schiller, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Istvan Siket, Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Hungary
Layth Sliman, Olab-Dynamics, France
Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Cosmin Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Anca-Juliana Stoica, Uppsala University, Sweden
Ketil Stølen, SINTEF, Norway
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Maurice ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Chouki Tibermacine, LIRMM, CNRS and Montpellier University, France
Claudine Toffolon, Université du Maine, France
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Dessislava Vassileva, Sofia University “st. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
László Vidács, University of Szeged, Hungary
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Adam Wojciechowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Dianxiang Xu, Boise State University, United States
Jinhui Yao, Xerox Research, United States
Murat Yilmaz, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jingyu Zhang, Macquarie University, Australia
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy