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Call for Papers

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


The purpose of the ICSOFT-EA 2013, the 8th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information technology, with a practical focus on software engineering and applications. The conference tracks are "Enterprise Software Technologies", "Software Engineering Methods and Techniques", "Distributed and Mobile Software Systems", and "Software Project Management".
Software technologies are essential for developing any enterprise information system, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from programming issues to the more abstract theoretical aspects of software engineering; from software security to mobile applications; Distributed systems, ubiquity, software quality as well as project management and other related topics are included in the scope of ICSOFT-EA. 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.


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 Process Modelling
  • Client/Server Computing
  • IT Service Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Interoperability
  • Middleware
  • Business Intelligence
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Intelligent Problem Solving
  • User Modelling and HCI
  • Virtual Organizations


  • Requirements Elicitation and Specification
  • Software Integration
  • Software Testing and Maintenance
  • Model-driven Engineering
  • Software Quality
  • Software and Information Security
  • User Identification and Intrusion Detection
  • Web Services
  • Formal Methods
  • Programming Languages


  • Distributed Architectures
  • Cloud Applications
  • Web-based Software Development
  • Mobile Technologies and Applications
  • Pervasive Computing and Communications
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Communication Networks and Protocols
  • Parallel and High Performance Computing
  • Process Coordination and Synchronization
  • Distributed Systems Privacy


  • Project Management Software
  • Scheduling and Estimating
  • Software Metrics
  • Project Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Certification
  • Case Studies of Project Management


François E. CellierETH Zürich, Switzerland
Alexander SmirnovSPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Armin GrößlingerUniversity of Passau, Germany
Claes WohlinBlekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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 submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


ICSOFT-EA 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: icsoft-ea.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icsoft-ea.org


José CordeiroE.S.T. Setúbal, I.P.S, Portugal


David MarcaUniversity of Phoenix, United States


Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Waleed Alsabhan, KACST, United Kingdom
Kenneth Anderson, University of Colorado, United States
Toshiaki Aoki, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Gabriela Noemí Aranda, Universidad Nacional Del Comahue, Argentina
Jose Luis Arciniegas Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Cyrille Artho, AIST, Japan
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Marko Boškovic, Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Manfred Broy, Technische Universität München, Germany
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Marta Cimitile, Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, United States
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kendra Cooper, Independent Scholar, Canada
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Claudio de la Riva, University of Oviedo, Spain
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
Juan C. Dueñas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Philippe Dugerdil, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Fikret Ercal, Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Dror Feitelson, Hebrew University, Israel
Luis Fernandez Sanz, University of Alcala, Spain
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Nikolaos Georgantas, Inria, France
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
J. Paul Gibson, Mines-Telecom - Telecom SudParis, France
Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, MODESTE, France
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Milan Ignjatovic, Prosoftwarica GmbH, Switzerland
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
Sanpawat Kantabutra, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique, Canada
Roger (Buzz) King, University of Colorado, United States
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Hua Liu, Xerox Research Center at Webster, United States
Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Ahmad Kamran Malik, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Tommaso Mazza, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza - Mendel, Italy
Fergal Mc Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Stephen Mellor, Freeter, United Kingdom
Antoni Lluís Mesquida Calafat, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain
Marian Cristian Mihaescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Valérie Monfort, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Mattia Monga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
José Arturo Mora-Soto, Mathematics Research Center, Mexico
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, University of Oulu, Finland
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Marcos Palacios, University of Oviedo, Spain
Vincenzo Pallotta, HEIG-VD (Swiss Applied Science University, Vaud), Switzerland
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Software Engineering at University Potsdam, Germany
Yu Qi, Mesh Capital LLC, United States
Anders Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Sreedevi Sampath, UMBC, United States
Maria-Isabel Sanchez-Segura, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Beijun Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Istvan Siket, Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Hungary
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Cosmin Stoica Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Davide Tosi, University of Insubria, Italy
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
László Vidács, University of Szeged, Hungary
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dietmar Wikarski, TH Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jongwook Woo, California State University Los Angeles, United States
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy