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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 2015, the 10th 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 Project Management", "Software Engineering Methods and Techniques", and "Distributed and Mobile Software Systems".
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
  • IT Service Management
  • Interoperability and Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Business Intelligence and Big Data
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Intelligent Problem Solving
  • Virtual and Network Organizations
  • Trust, Security and Privacy
  • Business Process Coordination and Synchronization


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


  • Requirements Elicitation and Specification
  • Software and Systems Integration
  • Software Testing and Maintenance
  • Model-driven Engineering
  • Software and Systems Quality
  • Software and Information Security
  • Service-oriented Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Programming Languages
  • Middleware Technologies
  • Human- Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering


  • Distributed Architectures
  • Cloud Applications
  • Mobile Technologies and Applications
  • Ambient Intelligence and Digital Ecosystems
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Communication Networks and Protocols
  • Parallel and High Performance Computing


Eleni KaratzaAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
John DomingueThe Open University, United Kingdom
David BudgenSchool of Engineering & Computing Sciences, Durham University Mountjoy, 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 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.
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 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/


Available soon.


Leszek MaciaszekWroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Waleed Alsabhan, KACST, United Kingdom
Nicolas Anquetil, INRIA & USTL, France
Jose Luis Arciniegas Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Mario Berón, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Lisa Brownsword, Software Engineering Institute, United States
Andrea Burattin, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Jose Antonio Calvo-Manzano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Chun-Yen Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Kung Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Marta Cimitile, Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kendra Cooper, Independent Scholar, Canada
Aldo Dagnino, ABB Corporate Research, United States
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Philippe Dugerdil, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
João Faria, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Marian Fernández de Sevilla, Alcalá University, Spain
Luis Fernandez Sanz, University of Alcala, Spain
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
Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Mendivil, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cléver Ricardo Guareis de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jean Hauck, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Orit Hazzan, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Yoshiki Higo, Osaka University, Japan
Jose R. Hilera, University of Alcala, Spain
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Shihong Huang, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Milan Ignjatovic, Prosoftwarica GmbH, Switzerland
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Judit Jasz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Maria Jose Escalona, University of Seville, Spain
Bharat Joshi, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Carlos Kavka, ESTECO SpA, Italy
Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique, Canada
Jitka Komarkova, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Martin Kropp, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
Giuseppe Lami, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu, Estonia
Ahmad Kamran Malik, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
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
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
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
Giuseppe Polese, Università Degli Studi Di Salerno, Italy
Rakesh Rana, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Pedro Rangel Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
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
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
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Miroslaw Staron, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Joseph Trienekens, Open University Heerlen, Netherlands
László Vidács, University of Szeged, Hungary
Sergiy Vilkomir, East Carolina University, United States
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Rainer Weinreich, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Murat Yilmaz, Çankaya University, Turkey
Zheying Zhang, University of Tampere, Finland
Elena Zucca, University of Genova, Italy