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Call for Papers

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

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The purpose of the ICSOFT 2018, the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on software technologies. The conference areas are "Software Engineering and Systems Development", "Software Systems and Applications" and "Foundational and Trigger Technologies".

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 in 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.

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

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
2. SOFTWARE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
3. FOUNDATIONAL AND TRIGGER TECHNOLOGIES


AREA 1: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Mainstream topics in software engineering with wide adoption in practice, but where new methods, tools and techniques can bring further improvements in systems development.


  • Agile Development
  • Architectural Design, Refactoring and Patterns
  • Automated Software Engineering
  • Change and Configuration Management
  • Data-driven Software Engineering
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Mobile and Cross Platform Development
  • Model-driven Software Engineering
  • Open Source Development
  • People Management
  • Process Modeling
  • Programming Frameworks and Platforms
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering Tools
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Software and Systems Modeling
  • Risk Management
  • Software Project Planning and Tracking
  • Testing and Testability
  • User-centered Design

AREA 2: SOFTWARE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Topics with emphasis on results and products of software development in specific application areas.


  • Agent and Multi-agent Systems
  • Ambient Intelligence and Digital Ecosystems
  • Application Software
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Complex Systems
  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Enterprise Systems and Applications
  • Government Systems and Applications
  • Mobile Apps
  • Real-time Systems
  • Robotics
  • Social Systems and Applications
  • Software Product Line
  • System Software
  • Web Systems and Applications
  • 3D Printing

AREA 3: FOUNDATIONAL AND TRIGGER TECHNOLOGIES

Foundational technologies for software development as well as trigger technologies for software systems. Trigger technologies are technologies which are promising but have not yet been proven in practice (i.e., they belong to the early hype cycle phase).


  • Big Data and Data Science
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity Technologies
  • Digital Divide Technology Factors
  • High performance computing
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Information Age and Digital Revolution
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Natural Language Technologies
  • Network and Data Communications
  • Software as a Service
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Web Technologies

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

João GamaLIAAD - INESC TEC, University of Porto, Portugal

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 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.
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.

SECRETARIAT

ICSOFT Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icsoft.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icsoft.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

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

PROGRAM CHAIR

Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

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