ICSOFT is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the ICSOFT 2007, the 2nd 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


Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
David Lorge Parnas
, University of Limerick, Ireland
Kalle Lyytinnen
, Case Western Reserve University , Canada
Stephen Mellor, Australia
Bart Nieuwenhuis
, University of Twente, Netherlands
Tony Shan
, Bank of America, United States
Brian Fitzgerald, Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland


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 Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 meters to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Silvia Abrahão, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
Muhammad Abulaish, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France
Markus Aleksy, University of Mannheim, Germany
Tsanka Angelova, Uniccord Ltd, Bulgaria
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Alex Aravind, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, United Kingdom
Elisa Baniassad, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mortaza S. Bargh, Telematica Instituut, Netherlands
Joseph Barjis, Georgia Southern University, United States
Bernhard Beckert, University of Koblenz, Germany
Noureddine Belkhatir, LSR-IMAG University of Grenoble, France
Fevzi Belli, University Paderborn, Germany
Alexandre Bergel, Hasso-Plattner Institut, Germany
Sue Black, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Maarten Boasson, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wladimir Bodrow, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Marcello Bonsangue, LIACS - Leiden University, Netherlands
Pere Botella, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Mark van den Brand, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Manfred Broy, Institut für Informatik, TU München, Germany
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antonio Cerone, UNU-IIST, China
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
W. K. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia, Australia
T. Y. Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Samuel Chong, Accenture, United Kingdom
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, United States
Rolland Colette, University Paris1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kendra Cooper, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Bogdan Czejdo, Loyola University, United States
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Steve Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Nikolay Diakov, Fredhopper B.V., Netherlands
Oscar Dieste, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jing Dong, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Brian Donnellan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Juan C. Dueñas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jürgen Ebert, University Koblenz, Germany
Paul Ezhilchelvan, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Behrouz Far, University of Calgary, Canada
Clever de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Massimo Felici, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rudolf Ferenc, University of Szeged, Hungary
Juan Fernandez-Ramil, The Open University, United Kingdom
Bernd Fischer, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Gerald Gannod, Miami University, United States
Jose M. Garrido, Kennesaw State University, United States
Dragan Gasevic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Paola Giannini, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Paul Gibson, Institut National des Télécommunications (INT-Evry), France
Holger Giese, University of Paderborn, Germany
Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Swapna Gokhale, Univ. of Connecticut, United States
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Daniela Grigori, University of Versailles, France
Klaus Grimm, Daimlerchrysler Ag, Germany
Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, University of Montreal, Canada
Tibor Gyimothy, University of Szeged, Hungary
Michael Hanus, University of Kiel, Germany
Naohiro Hayashibara, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Christian Heinlein, Ulm University, Germany
Rattikorn Hewett, Texas Tech University, United States
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, United States
Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Damir Kalpic, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Tuba Yavuz Kahveci, University of Florida, United States
Krishna Kavi, University of North Texas, United States
Taghi Khoshgoftaar, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Roger King, University of Colorado, United States
Paul Klint, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) en University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alexander Knapp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany
Jens Krinke, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Padmanabhan Krishnan, Bond University, Australia
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada
Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Eitel Lauria, Marist College, United States
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Jonathan Lee, National Central University, Taiwan
Yu Lei, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Hareton Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Man Lin, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Panos Linos, Butler University, United States
Chengfei Liu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Center at Webster, United States
David Lorenz, University of Virginia, United States
Andrea De Lucia,Università di Salerno, Italy
Christof Lutteroth, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Tiziana Margaria, University Potsdam, Germany
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Johannes Mayer, Ulm University, Germany
Tommaso Mazza, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
Fergal McCaffery, University of Limerick, Ireland
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Massimo Mecella, SAPIENZA - Universita' di Roma, Italy
Karl Meinke, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Emilia Mendes, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Mendivil, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Manoel Mendonça, Salvador University, Brazil
Rym Zalila Mili, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Hristo Mirkov, Baylor University, United States
Prasenjit Mitra, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Birger Møller-Pedersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Mattia Monga, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sandro Morasca, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Markus Müller-Olm, WWU Münster, Germany
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alan O'Callaghan, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Rory O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pasi Ojala, Nokia, Finland
Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Massimiliano Di Penta, RCOST - University of Sannio, Italy
Mario Piattini, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Martin Pinzger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Lori Pollock, University of Delaware, United States
Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Univ. Potsdam, Germany
Peter Popov, City University, United Kingdom
Christoph von Praun, IBM Research, United States
Rafa Al Qutaish, École de Technologie Supérieure - University of Quebec, Canada
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Australia
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anders P. Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Arend Rensink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Gustavo Rossi, LIFIA, Argentina
Guenther Ruhe, University of Calgary, Canada
Stefano Russo, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Mark Ryan, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Bernhard Schätz, TU München, Germany
Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, United States
Andy Schürr, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Isabel Seruca, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Samir Shah, Penn State University, United States
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jacob Slonim, Dalhousie University, Canada
Simão Melo de Sousa, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
George Spanoudakis, City University, United Kingdom
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, United States
Nenad Stankovic, University of Aizu, Japan
Larry Stapleton, ISOL Research Centre, Ireland
Richard Starmans, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Leon Sterling, University of Melbourne, Australia
Steef Peters, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, United States
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Yasar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence, Italy
Aurora Vizcaino, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Bing Wang, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UNIVALI, Brazil
Edgar Weippl, Secure Business Austria, Austria
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ing Widya, University of Twente, Netherlands
Dietmar Wikarski, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Hongwei Xi, Boston University, United States
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Du Zhang, California State University, United States
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Xiaokun Zhang, Athabasca University, Canada
Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Andrea Zisman, City University, United Kingdom

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