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


The purpose of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on databases, big data, 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:



  • Business Intelligence
  • Statistics Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • Web Analytics
  • Change Detection
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Warehouse Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Dimensional Modelling
  • Information Integration
  • Information Retrieval
  • Semi-Structured and Unstructured Data


  • Data Fusion
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Data Science
  • Datamining
  • Deep Learning
  • Evolutionary Computing and Optimization
  • Feature Selection
  • Fuzzy Computing
  • Hybrid Methods
  • Neural Network Applications


  • Architectural Concepts
  • Mobile Data Management
  • Modeling and Managing Large Data Systems
  • Open Data
  • Organizational Concepts and Best Practices
  • Smart Cities and Urban Data Analytics
  • Transparency in Research Data
  • City Data Management
  • Data and Information Quality
  • Data Management for Analytics
  • Data Modeling and Visualization
  • Data Structures and Data Management Algorithms
  • Data Virtualization
  • Industry 4.0
  • Management of Sensor Data


  • Big Data Applications
  • New Computational Models for Big Data
  • New Data Standards
  • Social Data Analytics
  • Social Web Search and Mining
  • Big Data as a Service
  • Big Data Infrastructure
  • Big Data Search and Mining
  • Big Data Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Cloud/Grid/Stream Computing for Big Data
  • Data and Information Quality for Big Data
  • Deep Learning and Big Data
  • Information Visualization


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


Manfred ReichertUlm University, Germany
Hans-Georg FillUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland


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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

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 The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


DATA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: data.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.dataconference.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Jorge BernardinoPolytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal


Slimane HammoudiESEO, ERIS, France
Christoph QuixHochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany


James Abello, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
Maha Amami, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias, Mexico
Karim Benouaret, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Fadila Bentayeb, Lumière University Lyon 2, France
Sukriti Bhattacharya, University College London, United Kingdom
Nikos Bikakis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Jan Bohacik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Gloria Bordogna, CNR - National Research Council, Italy
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sudarshan Chawathe, University of Maine, United States
Yixiang Chen, Software Engineering Institute, China
Chia-Chu Chiang, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Gianni Costa, ICAR-CNR, 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
Martin Drlik, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
John Easton, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Todd Eavis, Concordia University, Canada
Zineb El Akkaoui, The National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Morocco
Neamat El Tazi, Cairo University, Egypt
Markus Endres, University of Augsburg, Germany
Francesco Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Javier García, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Sandra Geisler, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Giorgos Giannopoulos, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
John Gibson, Mines-Telecom - Telecom SudParis, France
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Aziz Guergachi, Ryerson University - ITM, Canada
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Amarnath Gupta, University of California San Diego, United States
Rihan Hai, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Andreas Henrich, University of Bamberg, Germany
Jose Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Ludmila Himmelspach, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Wang Jianmin, Tsinghua University, China
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Konstantinos Kalpakis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Pawel Kasprowski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Kostas Kolomvatsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Martin Krulis, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University, Czech Republic
Vladimir Kurbalija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Sarasi Lalithsena, , United States
Jean-Charles Lamirel, LORIA, University of Strasbourg, France
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Yuexin Mao, , United States
Miguel Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
Florent Masseglia, INRIA, France
Marios Meimaris, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Amin Mesmoudi, Université de Poitiers, France
Yasser Mohammad, Assiut University, Egypt
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Dariusz Mrozek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Antonino Nocera, DIIES University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Riccardo Ortale, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Vincenzo Pallotta, HEIG-VD (Swiss Applied Science University, Vaud), Switzerland
Jisha Panackal, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, India
George Papastefanatos, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Ilia Petrov, Reutlingen University, Germany
Nirvana Popescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Philippe Pucheral, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), France
Paraskevi Raftopoulou, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
José Ríos Viqueira, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Mercedes Ruiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Dimitris Sacharidis, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Iulian Sandu Popa, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines & INRIA Saclay, France
Manuel Santos, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Diego Seco, University of Concepción, Chile
Nematollaah Shiri, Concordia University, Canada
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Dragan Stojanovic, University of Nis, Serbia
Sergey Stupnikov, IPI RAN, Russian Federation
Zbigniew Suraj, University of Rzeszow, Poland
George Tambouratzis, Institute For Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Paolo Terenziani, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Catarci Tiziana, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Christos Tryfonopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Thanasis Vergoulis, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Zeev Volkovich, Ort Braude College, Israel
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Robert Wrembel, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Filip Zavoral, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
José-Luis Zechinelli-Martini, Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico
Jiakui Zhao, State Grid Big Data Center of China, China

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