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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 2014, the 9th 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


Emilia MendesBlekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
J.C. (Hans) van VlietVrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Ivona BrandićVienna UT, Austria
Dimitris KaragiannisUniversity of Vienna, Austria


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


Stephen Mellor (honorary)Freeter, United Kingdom


Therese LibourelUniversity of Montpellier II (IRD ,UR, UAG), France
Leszek MaciaszekWroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Waleed Alsabhan, KACST, United Kingdom
Toshiaki Aoki, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Gabriela Noemí Aranda, Universidad Nacional Del Comahue, Argentina
Farhad Arbab, CWI, Netherlands
Jose Luis Arciniegas Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Jocelyn Armarego, Murdoch University, Australia
Cyrille Artho, AIST, Japan
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Fevzi Belli, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Christian Bird, Microsoft Research, United States
Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, Netherlands
Marko Boškovic, Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Jose Antonio Calvo-Manzano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Mauro Caporuscio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Luiz Fernando Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Marta Cimitile, Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Peter Clarke, Florida International University, United States
François Coallier, École de technologie supérieure, Canada
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kendra Cooper, Independent Scholar, Canada
Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Aldo Dagnino, ABB Corporate Research, United States
Ferruccio Damiani, Universita' Degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Claudio de la Riva, University of Oviedo, Spain
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Juan C. Dueñas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Philippe Dugerdil, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Dewayne E. Perry, ARiSE, UT Austin, United States
Fikret Ercal, Missouri University of Science & Technology, United States
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Luis Fernandez Sanz, University of Alcala, Spain
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Nikolaos Georgantas, Inria, France
Hamza Gharsellaoui, Al-Jouf College of Technology, TVTC, Saudi Arabia
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
Yoshiki Higo, Osaka University, Japan
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
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
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Carlos Kavka, ESTECO SpA, Italy
Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique, Canada
Roger (Buzz) King, University of Colorado, United States
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Jitka Komarkova, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Nicholas Kraft, The University of Alabama, United States
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Ahmad Kamran Malik, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Cristina Marinescu, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
Katsuhisa Maruyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Fergal Mc Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Tom McBride, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Antoni Lluís Mesquida Calafat, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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
Antao Moura, Federal Universisty of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Yuko Murayama, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Takako Nakatani, The Open University of Japan, Japan
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Jianwei Niu, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Rory O'Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Hanna Oktaba, Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Vincenzo Pallotta, HEIG-VD (Swiss Applied Science University, Vaud), Switzerland
Xin Peng, Fudan University, China
Giuseppe Polese, Università Degli Studi Di Salerno, Italy
Pedro Rangel Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Anders Ravn, Aalborg University, Denmark
Om Prakash Rishi, University of Kota, India
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Chanchal Roy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Chandan Rupakheti, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Maria-Isabel Sanchez-Segura, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Riccardo Scandariato, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Basilicata, Italy
Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
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
Yeong-Tae Song, Towson University, United States
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Davide Tosi, University of Insubria, Italy
Joseph Trienekens, Open University Heerlen, Netherlands
Yuh-Min Tseng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Burak Turhan, University of Oulu, Finland
László Vidács, University of Szeged, Hungary
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Dietmar Wikarski, TH Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jongwook Woo, California State University Los Angeles, United States
Bin Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy