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

The purpose of the ICSOFT 2011, the 6th 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.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.

Conference Areas

Each of these 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 main topic areas:



  • 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

Keynote Speakers

Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, U.S.A.
Antonia Bertolino, Italian National Research Council - CNR, Italy
David Marca, University of Phoenix, U.S.A.
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in CEPIS UPGRADE Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in REICIS.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.

Conference Co-chairs

María José Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Chair

Boris Shishkov, IICREST, Bulgaria

Program Committee

Alain Abran, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure - Université du Québec, Canada
Muhammad Abulaish, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), India
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Rafa E. Al-Qutaish, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
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
Cyrille Artho, AIST, Japan
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Mortaza S. Bargh, Novay, Netherlands
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Noureddine Belkhatir, Grenoble University, France
Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn, Germany
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Marko Boškovic, Athabasca University, Serbia
Mark Van Den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Cristina Cachero, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Fergal Mc Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Antoni Lluís Mesquida Calafat, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain
Jose Antonio Calvo-Manzano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Mauro Caporuscio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Cagatay Catal, TUBITAK - Research Council of Turkey, Turkey
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
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
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
María J. Domínguez-Alda, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Juan C. Dueñas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 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
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Cléver Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Jose M. Garrido, Kennesaw State University, United States
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA, France
Paola Giannini, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
J. Paul Gibson, TSP - Telecom SudParis, France
Itana Gimenes, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil
Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Juan Carlos Granja, University of Granada, Spain
Des Greer, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, France
Christian Heinlein, Aalen University, Germany
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jose Luis Arciniegas Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Jang-eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Shihong Huang, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Bharat Joshi, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Yong-Kee Jun, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Republic of
Sanpawat Kantabutra, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Foutse Khomh, Queen's University, Canada
Roger (Buzz) King, University of Colorado, United States
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Walter Kosters, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Philippe Lahire, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Hareton Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Center at Webster, United States
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland / Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Poland
David Marca, University of Phoenix, United States
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Antonia Mas, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Tommaso Mazza, Centre for Integrative Biology, Italy
Bruce McMillin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Stephen Mellor, Freeter, United Kingdom
Marian Cristian Mihaescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Valérie Monfort, Université de Sfax, France
Mattia Monga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sandro Morasca, Università degli Studi Dell'insubria, Italy
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Jianwei Niu, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Rory O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Pasi Ojala, Nokia, Finland
Vincenzo Pallotta, Webster University Geneva, Switzerland
Patrizio Pelliccione, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
César González Pérez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Pascal Poizat, LRI, France
Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Software Engineering at University Potsdam, Germany
Christoph von Praun, Ohm-University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rosario Pugliese, Universita' di Firenze, Italy
Anders Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Claudio de la Riva, University of Oviedo, Spain
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
Luis Fernandez Sanz, University of Alcala, Spain
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yanfeng Shu, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente / CTIT, Netherlands
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Yeong-tae Song, Towson University, United States
Cosmin Stoica Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
George Spanoudakis, City University, United Kingdom
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, United States
Davide Tosi, University of Insubria, Italy
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Gianluigi Viscusi, Università Di Milano-bicocca, Italy
Florin Vrejoiu, ATIC - Association for Information Technology and Communication of Romania, Romania
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ing Widya, University of Twente, Netherlands
Dietmar Wikarski, FH Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Jongwook Woo, California State University, United States
Qing Xie, Accenture Technology Labs, United States
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
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
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy