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


The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications (DATA) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on databases, data warehousing, data mining, data management, data security and other aspects of information systems and technology involving advanced applications of data.

Papers describing advanced methodologies, 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. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the conference proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research papers and work-in-progress are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as demos or 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.


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 main topic areas:



  • Datamining
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Change Detection
  • Dimensional Modelling
  • OLAP and MDA Models
  • Semi-Structured and Unstructured Data
  • Text Analytics
  • Data Warehouse Management
  • Web Analytics
  • Statistics Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Predictive Modelling


  • Data and Information Quality
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Big Data
  • Modeling and Managing Large Data Systems
  • Organizational Concepts and Best Practices
  • Architectural Concepts
  • Mobile Data Management
  • Management of Sensor Data
  • Business Cases and Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Data Curation
  • Data Management for Analytics
  • Data Virtualization
  • Data Modeling and Visualization
  • Data Structures and Data Management Algorithms
  • Security and Legal Issue in Mobile Applications/Apps
  • Open Data
  • City Data Management
  • Transparency in Research Data


  • Knowledge Management
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Digital Libraries
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Integration
  • Interoperability
  • Computational Semantics
  • Markup Languages
  • Corporate Semantic Web
  • Enterprise Ontology
  • Knowledge Influence and Influencers
  • Web Ontology Languages
  • Descriptive Logic
  • Semantics and Social Media
  • Web Personalization and Recommendation


  • Mobile Databases
  • Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Data Integrity
  • Large Scale Databases
  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • NoSQL Databases
  • Open Source Databases
  • WWW and Databases
  • Workflow Management and Databases
  • Database Architecture and Performance
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Authentication and Intrusion Detection
  • Database Encryption
  • Steganography


Michele SebagLaboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, CNRS, France
John DomingueThe Open University, United Kingdom
Paul LongleyUniversity College London, United Kingdom


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


DATA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: data.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.dataconference.org/


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria


Chiara FrancalanciPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Orlando BeloUniversity of Minho, Portugal


Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kenneth Anderson, University of Colorado, United States
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Sukriti Bhattacharya, University College London, United Kingdom
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yangjun Chen, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Chia-Chu Chiang, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Stefan Conrad, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Agostino Cortesi, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Theodore Dalamagas, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Bruno Defude, Institut Mines Telecom, France
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Stefan Dessloch, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Todd Eavis, Concordia University, Canada
Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University, Finland
Mohamed Eltabakh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Sergio Firmenich, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Nikolaos Georgantas, Inria, France
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
John Gibson, Mines-Telecom - Telecom SudParis, France
Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, United States
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, University of Kansas, United States
Aziz Guergachi, Ryerson University - ITM, Canada
Mena Habib, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Raju Halder, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Jose Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaoxia Huang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Hamidah Ibrahim, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Cheqing Jin, East China Normal University, China
Konstantinos Kalpakis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique, Canada
Benjamin Klöpper, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
John Krogstie, NTNU, Norway
Martin Krulis, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University, Czech Republic
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Ziyu Lin, Xiamen University, China
Ricardo Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, United States
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Florent Masseglia, INRIA, France
Fabio Mercorio, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Boris Novikov, Saint Petersburg University, Russian Federation
José R. Paramá, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ilia Petrov, Reutlingen University, Germany
Nirvana Popescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Philippe Pucheral, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), France
Christoph Quix, Fraunhofer FIT and RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alexander Rasin, DePaul University, United States
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
José Ríos Viqueira, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Thomas Runkler, Siemens AG, Germany
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Dimitris Sacharidis, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Manuel Santos, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Ralf Schenkel, University of Trier, Germany
Diego Seco, University of Concepción, Chile
lijun shan, INRIA, France
Amit Sheth, Wright State University, United States
Junho Shim, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea, Republic of
Nematollaah Shiri, Concordia University, Canada
Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs, United States
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Yeong-Tae Song, Towson University, United States
Cosmin Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, United States
Sergey Stupnikov, IPI RAN, Russian Federation
Manolis Terrovitis, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, Greece
Christos Tryfonopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Jörg Unbehauen, University of Leipizg, Germany
Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Corrado Visaggio, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Robert Viseur, UMons - Polytech, Belgium
Fan Wang, Microsoft, United States
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Alexander Woehrer, HTBLuVA Wr. Neustadt, Austria
Robert Wrembel, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Yun Xiong, Fudan University, China
Filip Zavoral, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Jiakui Zhao, State Grid Big Data Center of China, China
Jianlong Zhong, GRAPHSQL INC, United States
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Yangyong Zhu, Fudan University, China