ICSOFT 2009-4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT 2009)

Venue: Sofia

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Jul 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 29, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 17, 2009
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Description

SCOPE

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 "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.


CONFERENCE AREAS

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

AREA 1: PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

- Algorithms and data structures
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Visual Programming
- Complexity
- Languages and compilers
- Declarative languages
- Aspect-orientation


AREA 2: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

- 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


AREA 3: DISTRIBUTED AND PARALLEL SYSTEMS

- Mobility
- Ubiquitous computing
- High performance computing
- Grid computing
- Load Balancing and Scheduling
- Internet information systems
- Multi-Agent Systems


AREA 4: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DATA MANAGEMENT

- 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


AREA 5: KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING

- Knowledge Acquisition
- Knowledge Representation
- Knowledge Management
- Expert Systems Applications
- Machine Learning
- Intelligent Problem Solving
- Natural language processing

IMPORTANT DATES

Regular Paper Submission: March 17, 2009
Authors Notification: May 12, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration: May 26, 2009
Conference Date: July 26-29, 2009


SECRETARIAT

ICSOFT Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: + 44 203 014 5433
Email: secretariat@icsoft.org
Web: http://www.icsoft.org

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