ICSOFT is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication and in cooperation with the Object Management Group.


The purpose of the ICSOFT 2006, the 1st International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information technology and software development. The conference tracks are "Software Engineering", "Information Systems and Data Management", "Programming Languages", "Distributed and Parallel Systems" and "Knowledge Engineering".
Software and data technologies are essential for developing any computer information system, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from programming issues to the more abstract theoretical aspects of software engineering; from databases and data-warehouses to the most complex management information systems; knowledge-base systems; Distributed systems, ubiquity, data quality and many other topics are included in the scope of ICSOFT. Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining software development and data technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. 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.
The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer. Additional information can be found at http://www.icsoft.org.


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 conference areas:
  1. Programming Languages
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Distributed and Parallel Systems
  4. Information Systems and Data Management
  5. Knowledge Engineering
    - Algorithms and data structures
    - Object-Oriented Programming
    - Visual Programming
    - Complexity
    - Languages and compilers
    - Declarative languages
    - Aspect-orientation
    - Requirements Analysis
    - Case-based reasoning and development
    - Reliable software technologies
    - Dependable computing
    - Software components
    - Software architectures
    - User modeling
    - Software maintenance
    - Reverse engineering
    - Real-time software
    - Software economics
    - Mobility
    - Ubiquitous computing
    - High performance computing
    - Grid computing
    - Load Balancing and Scheduling
    - Internet information systems
    - Multi-Agent Systems
    - Data and information quality
    - Databases, Data-mining and Data-warehouses
    - Data Semantics
    - Semantic Web Technologies
    - Information retrieval
    - Geographic Information Systems
    - Information Systems Development
    - Management Information Systems
    - Knowledge Acquisition
    - Knowledge Representation
    - Knowledge Management
    - Expert Systems Applications
    - Machine Learning
    - Intelligent Problem Solving
    - Natural language processing


- Leszek A. Maciaszek, Macquarie University, Australia
- Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, U.K.
- Tom Gilb, Norway
- Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
- Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Australia
- Marten J. van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands


ICSOFT 2006 papers will be indexed by DBLP.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer-Verlag.


The conference will be held in the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. With five Schools, the Institute has excellent conditions for holding conferences, including several 100-seat lecture theatres and one fully equipped 350-seat auditorium.
Setúbal, a city with about 75,000 inhabitants, sits by the Atlantic Ocean and on the right edge of the Sado River, in front of Tróia, approximately 50 km to the south of the Portuguese capital - Lisboa - where the nearest airport is located. Setúbal offers its visitors an unforgettable environment: Dauphins and other ocean life, monuments and flaring landscapes are conjugated with an important industrial implantation. The visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. It is also possible to make a break after the conference, in Algarve, less than two hours away from the conference site by car.


Joaquim Filipe, INSTICC/Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal


Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Boris Shishkov, University of Twente, The Netherlands


Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France
Tsanka Angelova, Uniccord Ltd, Bulgaria
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Lora Aroyo, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, U.K
Elisa Baniassad, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Mortaza S. Bargh, Telematica Instituut, Netherlands
Joseph Barjis, Georgia Southern University, U.S.A
Noureddine Belkhatir, LSR-IMAG University of Grenoble, France
Fevzi Belli, University Paderborn, Germany
Alexandre Bergel, Trinity College, Ireland
Mohamed Bettaz, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
Maarten Boasson, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wladimir Bodrow, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Marcello Bonsangue, LIACS - Leiden University, Netherlands
Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University, U.K
Mark van den Brand, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, U.S.A
Barrett Bryant, University of Alabama at Birmingham, U.S.A
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antonio Cerone, UNU-IISTs, China
W. K. Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Samuel Chong, Accenture, U.K
Chih-Ping Chu, Dept. of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, U.S.A
Rolland Colette, University Paris1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Bogdan Czejdo, Loyola University, U.S.A
David Deharbe, UFRN/DIMAp, Brazil
Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Steve Demurjian, University of Connecticut, U.S.A
Nikolay Diakov, CWI, Netherlands
Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Brian Donnellan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Jürgen Ebert, University Koblenz, Germany
Paul Ezhilchelvan, University of Newcastle, U.K
Behrouz Far, University of Calgary, Canada
Bernd Fischer, University of Southampton, U.K
Gerald Gannod, Arizona State University, U.S.A
Jose M. Garrido, Kennesaw State University, U.S.A
Dragan Gasevic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Paola Giannini, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Paul Gibson, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Wolfgang Grieskamp, Microsoft Research, U.S.A
Daniela Grigori, University of Versailles, France
Klaus Grimm, Daimlerchrysler Ag, Germany
Rajiv Gupta, University of Arizona, U.S.A
Tibor Gyimothy, University of Szeged, Hungary
Naohiro Hayashibara, Tokyo Denki University False, Japan
Jang Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea
Shinichi Honiden, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V, Netherlands
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, U.S.A
Tuba Yavuz Kahveci, University of Florida, U.S.A
Krishna Kavi, University of North Texas, U.S.A
Khaled Khan, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Roger King, University of Colorado, U.S.A
Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg, Austria
Paul Klint, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) en University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alexander Knapp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, U.S.A
Michael Kölling, University of Kent, U.K
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jens Krinke, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany
Eitel Lauria, Marist College, U.S.A
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Panos Linos, Butler University, U.S.A
Shaoying Liu, Hosei University, Japan
Zhiming Liu, UNU-IIST, China
Andrea De Lucia,Università di Salerno, Italy
Christof Lutteroth, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Broy Manfred, Institut für Informatik, TU München, Germany
Tiziana Margaria, University of Göttingen, Germany
Johannes Mayer, Ulm University, Germany
Fergal McCaffery, University of Limerick, Ireland
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Prasenjit Mitra, The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Roland Mittermeir, Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Birger Møller-Pedersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Mattia Monga, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Aldo De Moor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Peter Müller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alan O'Callaghan, De Montfort University, U.K
Rory O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Massimiliano Di Penta, RCOST - University of Sannio, Italy
Steef Peters, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mario Piattini, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Univ. Potsdam, Germany
Christoph von Praun, IBM Research, U.S.A
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Juan Fernandez Ramil, The Open University, U.K
Anders P. Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Arend Rensink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Stefano Russo, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
Kristian Sandahl, Linkoeping Universtiy, Sweden
Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A
Andy Schürr, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Isabel Seruca, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Joao Sousa, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A
George Spanoudakis, City University, U.K
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, U.S.A
Larry Stapleton, ISOL Research Centre, Ireland
Stoicho Stoichev, Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria
Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia, U.S.A
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Yasar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Yves Le Traon, France Télécom R&D, France
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence, Italy
Bing Wang, University of Hull, U.K
Kun-Lung Wu, IBM Watson Research, U.S.A
Hongwei Xi, Boston University, U.S.A
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, U.S.A
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, U.K
Yunwen Ye, University of Colorado, U.S.A
Yun Yang, Swinburne University, Australia
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Xiaokun Zhang, Athabasca University, Canada
Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, U.K
Andrea Zisman, City University, U.K

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