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


The purpose of the ICSOFT 2010, the 5th 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 on 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-Verlag. Additional information can be found at


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


Peri Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, U.K.
Stephen J. Mellor, Freeter, U.K.
David Marca, University of Phoenix, U.S.A.
Nikolaos Bourbakis, Wright State University, U.S.A.
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, The Heritage Laboratory (LaPa), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain


The Role of Software and Data Technologies in Enhancing Industry and Government Capabilities to Manage Economic Crises

Dimitrios A. Beis
Mr Beis was Scientific Secretary and Member of the Board of the Greek Energy Council until December 2009 responsible for the proposal to the government of the long term energy strategy for Greece. As Scientific Secretary he was responsible for recommending to the Board the yearly energy white paper as the head of the Secretariat of the Council. Prior to this post Mr Beis was General Manager for Technologies for the Athens 2004 Olympics Games Organising Committee, and his responsibilities included Information Technologies, Telecommunications, and Energy. During games time he was a member of the Olympic Games Operations Board.
Mr Beis has occupied a variety of top management positions both in the private sector and the Greek Government. In brief from 1973 till 1988 he was responsible for the design and implementation of engineering projects including the design and construction of the Energy Control Centre for the Public Power Corporation. From 1989 till 1992 he was responsible for the introduction of advanced information systems for the Greek Government, while from 1993 till his appointment to the Olympics Committee he was responsible successively for the planning of energy production facilities and later for the privatisation of the electricity incumbent company.
Mr Beis holds the degrees of BSc (Eng) from Aston University in England, Diploma of Technical Sciences of UMIST, MSc and DIC in Systems Analysis from Imperial College.

Yannis Chryssoloras
Mr Chryssoloras holds a B.Sc in Physics from the University of Patras, an M.Sc in Control Engineering from the University of Warwick and a Postgraduate Degree in Automation Electronics from the University of Athens.
Mr Chryssoloras has had over 30 years of experience in Information Technology in many different sectors such as Banking, Retail, Telecoms, Postal services and has managed a large and varied number of large scale projects. He is currently responsible for transferring his accumulated knowledge and experience in the IT industry, by directing or consulting Private enterprises and Public organizations in rebuilding or improving their processes for the development of their business.

Panos Louridas
Panos Louridas is with the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) S.A., working on electronic Infrastructures, mainly Cloud and Grid computing. From this position he has coordinated several national and European projects, of multi-million Euro budget, and has participated actively on the development and deployment of infrastructure technologies.
He is also member of the Software Engineering and Security (SENSE) group of the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, where he is conducting research on Software Engineering. His work has been published in international journals, and he is a member of the ACM, IEEE, USENIX, and AAAS.
He holds a B.Sc degree from the Department of Informatics, University of Athens, and an MSc by Research and a PhD from the University of Manchester.

Babis Theodoulidis
Babis Theodoulidis holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Manchester Business School. He holds a Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece, MSc in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow and PhD in Computation from UMIST.
He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference articles and his research work (as Principal or Co-Investigator) has been supported from UK and European funding bodies and also directly from industry. He has been involved extensively with European projects since the early days of ESPRIT in 1990 and he has been the project manager for the IST project PARMENIDES (IST-2001-39023).
Babis Theodoulidis investigates the modelling, analysis and management of information within the context of business information systems and more recently, focusing on service industries. In particular, he investigates the temporal and spatial aspects of information, the analysis of information using data and text mining techniques, the visualisation of information, and information management issues within organisations such as information retention, audit and ownership and the role of the Chief Information Officer.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
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 are under evaluation and the proceedings of ICSOFT 2010 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


Greece, located in the southeastern Europe, is a very beautiful country that offers top quality tourist attractions to the visitor. Consisting of the main land and several islands, it offers beautiful beaches, lovely mountain landscapes, many picturesque villages, and a wealth of archaeological sites and treasures.
Piraeus, Greece's third largest urban centre and now part of the Athens metropolitan area, is located a few minutes away from the center of Athens - Greece's capital named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, is a very attractive and busy city.
Piraeus has the biggest harbour in all Greece and one of the most important in the mediterranean. At the top of that harbour, many little picturesque and lively bays may be found having many excellent cafeterias and traditional Greek restaurants and taverns.
Piraeus is an ideal place to start off excursions both for island cruising and mainland sightseeing. There are many boats that start off their journey to the numerous beautiful Greek islands from the harbour of Piraeus which is the main connection point to all of the Greek islands.
The conference will be held at the University of Piraeus, which was founded in 1938 under the title of the “School for Industrial Studies” and located in a modern building in the centre of Piraeus (one of the 8 universities in the region of Athens), in collaboration with the department of informatics. The department began operating in 1992 and focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects and advancements of computer science.


José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece


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


Peri Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, U.K.


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
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Kenneth Anderson, University of Colorado, United States
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Noureddine Belkhatir, Grenoble University, France
Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
Wladimir Bodrow, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Marcello Bonsangue, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Frances Brazier, TU Delft, Netherlands
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Mauro Caporuscio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia, Australia
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, United States
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Claudio de la Riva, University of Oviedo, Spain
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
Philippe Dugerdil, Haute École de Gestion, University 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
Paola Giannini, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
J. Paul Gibson, T&MSP - Telecom & Management SudParis, France
Tom Gilb, Result Planning Limited, Norway
Itana Gimenes, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Juan Carlos Granja, University of Granada, Spain
Des Greer, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, France
Christian Heinlein, Aalen University, Germany
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Ivan Ivanov, State Univesity of New York - Empire State College, United States
Yong-Kee Jun, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Republic of
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva / IICREST, Switzerland
Walter Kosters, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Philippe Lahire, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France
Konstantin Laufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Yu Lei, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Raimondas Lencevicius, Qwobl, United States
Hareton Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Center at Webster, United States
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Pericles Loucopoulos, University of Loughborough, United Kingdom
Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University, Australia
Broy Manfred, Technische Universität München, Germany
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
David Marca, University of Phoenix, United States
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Fergal Mc Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Karl Meinke, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mattia Monga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Lambert J.M. Nieuwenhuis, Univerity Twente, Netherlands
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
Vincenzo Pallotta, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Patrizio Pelliccione, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Pascal Poizat, University of Evry Val d´Essonne and LRI, France
Andreas Polze, Hasso-plattner-institute for Software Engineering at University Potsdam, Germany
Rosario Pugliese, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
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, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Sreedevi Sampath, UMBC, United States
Mamadou Seck, ., Netherlands
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
George Spanoudakis, City University, United Kingdom
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, United States
Cosmin Stoica Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente / CTIT / IICREST, Netherlands
Alexander Verbraeck, TU Delft, Netherlands
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Christoph von Praun, Ohm-University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ing Widya, University of Twente, Netherlands
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
Tuba Yavuz-kahveci, University of Florida, United States
I-Ling Yen, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Fatiha Zaidi, Université Paris-Sud XI, France
Xiaokun Zhang, Athabasca University, Canada
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy

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