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


The purpose of the ICSOFT 2009, the 4th 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 "Enterprise Software Technology", "Software Engineering", "Distributed Systems", "Data Management" and "Knowledge-Based Systems".
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. Enterprise Software Technology
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Distributed Systems
  4. Data Management
  5. Knowledge-Based Systems
    - Enterprise Service Architectures
    - Interoperability of Enterprise Software
    - Technologies for Inter-Enterprise Collaboration
    - Enterprise Integration
    - Business-IT Alignment
    - Virtual Organizations
    - Supply-chain Enterprise Systems
    - Enterprise Information Systems
    - Context-aware Enterprise Systems
    - Software Architectures
    - Requirements Elicitation and Specification
    - Software Testing and Maintenance
    - Model-Driven Engineering
    - Aspect-Oriented Software Development
    - Software Economics
    - Service-Oriented Computing
    - Reverse Engineering
    - Algorithms and Data Structures
    - Programming Languages
    - Distributed Architectures
    - Mobile Technologies
    - Communication Networks and Protocols
    - Ad-hoc Networks
    - Grid, Peer-to-peer, and Cluster Computing
    - Pervasive Computing
    - Web-based Computing
    - Multi-agent Systems
    - Process Coordination and Synchronization
    - Security and Privacy
    - Data and Information Quality
    - Databases, Data-mining and Data-warehouses
    - Data Storage and Query Processing
    - Data Exchange and Integration
    - Data Semantics
    - Semantic Web Technologies
    - Data and Information Retrieval
    - Media Search and Retrieval
    - Multi-media Databases
    - Ontology Engineering
    - Decision Support Systems
    - Intelligent Problem Solving
    - Expert Systems
    - Reasoning Techniques
    - Knowledge Acquisition
    - Knowledge Mining
    - Machine Learning
    - Natural Language Processing
    - Human-Machine Cooperation


Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Jorge Cardoso, SAP AG, Germany
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, UK
Mihail Konstantinov, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Bulgaria


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 Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of ICSOFT 2006, 2007 and 2008. Proceedings of ICSOFT 2009 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


Sofia,the Bulgarian capital city was born 7,000 years ago in the green embrace of the Vitosha Mountain. Today, Sofia is a cosmopolitan city. Like any other European capital it is the hub of the country's political, business and cultural life, the center of various international events.
There are many theatres, an Opera, an Operetta, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries. Shining shops offer design clothes, small antique shops, private art galleries displaying icons, modern art and jewels, music shops and shops for traditional crafs feast the eyes.
Most restaurants in Sofia serve European and Bulgarian cuisine. A visit to a tavern is a must. They entertain with folk music, songs and dances in addition to a menu of delicious typically Bulgarian dishes and choice drinks. Each night in Sofia is a thrilling experience. An option is a concert, opera or theatre. Jazz and rock clubs or piano bars are also there.


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


Boris Shishkov, Delft University of Technology / IICREST, The Netherlands


Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Alain Abran, Universite du Quebec - Ecole de technologie superieure, Canada
Muhammad Abulaish, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), India
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jacky Akoka, Cnam & Int, France
Rafa Al Qutaish, Alzaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Kenneth Anderson, University of Colorado, United States
Tsanka Petrova Angelova, Uniccord Ltd., Bulgaria
Toshiaki Aoki, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Gabriela Noemí Aranda, Universidad Nacional Del Comahue, Argentina
Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands
Jose Luis Arciniegas Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Cyrille Artho, AIST, Japan
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Mehmet Emin Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Joseph Barjis, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Zeki Bayram, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Bernhard Beckert, University of Koblenz, Germany
Noureddine Belkhatir, University, France
Fevzi Belli, Univ. Paderborn, Germany
Alexandre Bergel, INRIA Lille, France
Árpád Beszédes, University of Szeged, Hungary
Wladimir Bodrow, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Marcello Bonsangue, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Yuri Breitbart, Kent State University, United States
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Mauro Caporuscio, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Licia Capra, University College London, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne Uni. of Tech., Australia
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Shiping Chen, Csiro ICT Centre Australia, Australia
Yoonsik Cheon, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Chia-Chu Chiang, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, United States
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kendra Cooper, The University of Texas At Dallas, United States
Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Claudio de la Riva, University of Oviedo, Spain
Andrea De Lucia, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
María J. Domínguez-Alda, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Jing Dong, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Lydie du Bousquet, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble I, France
Juan C. Dueñas, Universidad Politécnica De Madrid, Spain
Philippe Dugerdil, Haute École De Gestion, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Jürgen Ebert, Universität Koblenz-landau, Germany
Fikret Ercal, Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States
Onyeka Ezenwoye, South Dakota State University, United States
Massimo Felici, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Rudolf Ferenc, University of Szeged, Hungary
Marian Fernández de Sevilla, Alcalá University, Spain
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Jose M. Garrido, Kennesaw State University, United States
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Nikolaos Georgantas, Inria, France
Paola Giannini, Universita' Del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
J Paul Gibson, T&MSP - Telecom & Management SudParis, France
Manfred Gilli, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Itana Gimenes, UEM/PR/Brazil, Brazil
Swapna Gokhale, Univ. of Connecticut, United States
Jose Ramon Gonzalez De Mendivil, Universidad Publica De Navarra, Spain
Juan Carlos Granja, University of Granada, Spain
Christophe Gravier, TELECOM Saint-Etienne, Université Jean Monnet, Université de Lyon, France
Des Greer, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
Christiane Gresse Von Wangenheim, Univali, Brazil
KLAUS GRIMM, Daimler AG, Germany
Cléver Ricardo Guareis De Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Yann-gaël Guéhéneuc, École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Espirito Santo - UFES, Brazil
Slimane Hammoudi, Eseo, Ecole Supèrieure D'electronique De L'ouest., France
Christian Heinlein, Aalen University, Germany
Jang-eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Nien-Lin Hsueh, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Shihong Huang, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Ilian Ilkov, Ibm Nederland B.v., Netherlands
Ivan Ivanov, State Univesity of New York - Empire State College, United States
Erich J. Baker, Baylor University, United States
Yong-Kee Jun, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Republic of
Low K.S., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sanpawat Kantabutra, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Roger (buzz) King, University of Colorado, United States
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany
Walter Kosters, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
Jens Krinke, King's College London, United Kingdom
Aneesh Krishna, University of Wollongong, Australia
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Tei-wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sam Kwong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Konstantin Laufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Jonathan Lee, National Central University, Taiwan
Yu Lei, The University of Texas At Arlington, United States
Raimondas Lencevicius, Independent consultant, United States
Hareton Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Wei-Ming Lin, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Center at Webster, United States
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Christof Lutteroth, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Kenneth M. Anderson, University of Colorado, United States
Broy Manfred, Technische Universität München, Germany
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
Eda Marchetti, Isti-cnr, Italy
Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany
Ami Marowka, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Tommaso Mazza, The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology, Italy
Fergal Mc Caffery, 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
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mattia Monga, Universita` Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy
Sandro Morasca, Università Degli Studi Dell'insubria, Italy
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Jianwei Niu, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Rory Oconnor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pasi Ojala, Nokia & Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany - UBS/VALORIA, France, France
Vincenzo Pallotta, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Patrizio Pelliccione, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Martin Pinzger, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Pascal Poizat, University of Evry Val d´Essonne and LRI, France
Lori Pollock, University of Delaware, United States
Andreas Polze, Hasso-plattner-institute For Software Engineering At University Potsdam, Germany
Peter Popov, City University, United Kingdom
Rosario Pugliese, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anders Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Arend Rensink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Colette Rolland, Universite Paris1pantheon Sorbonne, France
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Mortaza S. Bargh, Telematica Instituut, Netherlands
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Michael Schwartzbach, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yanfeng Shu, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska At Omaha, United States
Jacob Slonim, Dalhousie University, Canada
Vaclav Snasel, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Yeong-tae Song, Towson University, United States
George Spanoudakis, City University, United Kingdom
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, United States
Richard Starmans, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Laurence Tratt, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Mark Van Den Brand, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence, Italy
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Christoph von Praun, Ohm-University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Jens H. Weber-Jahnke, University of Victoria, Canada
Edgar Weippl, Secure Business Austria - Vienn University of Technology, Austria
Ing Widya, University of Twente, Netherlands
Dietmar Wikarski, FH Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Qing Xie, Accenture Technology Labs, United States
Bin Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Tuba Yavuz-kahveci, University of Florida, United States
I-Ling Yen, UT Dallas, United States
Teo Yong Meng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fatiha Zaidi, Université Paris-Sud XI, France
Xiaokun Zhang, Athabasca University, Canada
Zhenyu Zhang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy

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