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


The purpose of the ICSOFT 2008, the 3rd 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


- Colin Atkinson, Mannheim University, Germany
- Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Michael Papazoglou, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


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 proceedings will be indexed by ISI Proceedings, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of ICSOFT2006. Proceedings of ICSOFT 2007 are under evaluation and the proceedings of ICSOFT 2008 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Alpesh Ranchordas, INSTICC, Portugal


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


Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Muhammad Abulaish, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), India
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Tsanka Angelova, Uniccord Ltd, Bulgaria
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Alex Aravind, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Farhad Arbab, CWI and Leiden University, Netherlands
Cyrille Artho, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Rami Bahsoon, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mortaza S. Bargh, Telematica Instituut, Netherlands
Joseph Barjis, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, United States
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Bernhard Beckert, University of Koblenz, Germany
Noureddine Belkhatir, LSR-IMAG University of Grenoble, France
Fevzi Belli, University Paderborn, Germany
Alexandre Bergel, INRIA Futurs, France
Árpád Beszédes, University of Szeged, Hungary
Maarten Boasson, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wladimir Bodrow, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Marcello Bonsangue, LIACS - Leiden University, Netherlands
Lydie du Bousquet, LIG, France
Mark van den Brand, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
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
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia, Australia
Yoonsik Cheon, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
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
Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Bogdan Czejdo, Loyola University, United States
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada Reno, United States
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Steve Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nikolay Diakov, Fredhopper B.V., Netherlands
Oscar Dieste, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jan L.G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jing Dong, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Brian Donnellan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Juan C. Dueñas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Philippe Dugerdil, HEG-Univ. of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Jürgen Ebert, University Koblenz, Germany
Fikret Ercal, Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States
Yadran Eterovic, P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Behrouz Far, University of Calgary, Canada
Clever de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Massimo Felici, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Rudolf Ferenc, University of Szeged,s Hungary
Juan Fernandez-Ramil, The Open University, United Kingdom
Gerald Gannod, Miami University, United States
Jose M. Garrido, Kennesaw State University, United States
Maria Jesus Garzaran, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Dragan Gasevic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Paola Giannini, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Paul Gibson, Telecom SudParis, France
Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Swapna Gokhale, Univ. of Connecticut, United States
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Juan Carlos Granja, University of Granada, Spain
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Daniela Grigori, University of Versailles, France
Klaus Grimm, DAIMLER AG, Germany
Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, DIRO - Université de Montréal, Canada
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, Angers, France
Jameleddine Hassine, Concordia University, Canada
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Christian Heinlein, Aalen University, Germany
Jose Luis Arciniegas Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Rattikorn Hewett, Texas Tech University, United States
Jang Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea
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
Roger King, University of Colorado, United States
Alexander Knapp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Jun Kong, North Dakota State 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
Jonathan Lee, National Central University, Taiwan
Yu Lei, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nokia Research Center, United States
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 Corp., United States
David Lorenz, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Andrea De Lucia,Università di Salerno, Italy
Christof Lutteroth, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Tiziana Margaria, University Potsdam, Germany
Ricardo J. Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
Eda Marchetti, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Tommaso Mazza, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
Fergal McCaffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Bruce McMillin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Karl Meinke, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Atif Memon, University of Maryland, United States
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
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
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
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany, France
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
Vincenzo Pallotta, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Patrizio Pelliccione, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Massimiliano Di Penta, RCOST - University of Sannio, Italy
Steef Peters, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mauro Pezze, University of Lugano, Switzerland
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
Rosario Pugliese, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Christoph von Praun, Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule, Nürnberg, Germany
Rafa Al Qutaish, Applied Science University, Jordan
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
Claudio de la Riva, University of Oviedo, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, LIFIA, Argentina
Stefano Russo, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Mark Ryan, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Gunter Saake, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Bernhard Schätz, TU München, Germany
Shiva Sastry, The University of Akron, United States
Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, United States
Isabel Seruca, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jacob Slonim, Dalhousie University, Canada
Vaclav Snasel, VSB-Technical Universtity of Ostrava, Czech Republic
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
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, United States
Kleanthis Thramboulidis, University of Patras, Greece
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Yasar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Genny Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence, Italy
Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology and University of Maryland, Netherlands
Sergiy Vilkomir, University of Tennessee, United States
Aurora Vizcaino, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Hai Wang, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
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
Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Qing Xie, Accenture Technology Labs, United States
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
Xiaokun Zhang, Athabasca University, Canada
Du Zhang, California State University, United States
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Andrea Zisman, City University, United Kingdom

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