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


The purpose of the 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 Governance


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


  • 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
  • Linked Data
  • Semantic Web Technologies for Data Management


  • 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
  • Edge Computing
  • In-Network Data Processing
  • Energy-Efficient Computing
  • In-Memory Databases


  • Data Integrity
  • 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


Luís Paulo ReisUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Maurizio LenzeriniSapienza University of Rome, Italy


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


DATA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Alfredo CuzzocreaUniversity of Calabria, Italy


Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Slimane HammoudiESEO, ERIS, France


Rayner Alfred, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Bernd Amann, Sorbonne Université, France
Adnan Amin, Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Babak Amiri, The University of Sydney, Australia
Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, University of West Attica, Greece
Marco Angelini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias, Mexico
Yoris A. Au, Georgia Southern University, United States
Anteneh Ayanso, Brock University, Canada
Antoine Bagula, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jean P. Barddal, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
António S. Barros, University of Porto, Portugal
André Bauer, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Andreas Behrend, Technical University of Cologne, Germany
Khalid Belhajjame, PSL, Paris-Dauphine University, LAMSADE, France
Karim Benouaret, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Vania Bogorny, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gloria Bordogna, CNR - National Research Council, Italy
Omar Boussaid, Eric Laboratory, University of Lyon 2, France
Hassane Bouzahir, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Nieves R. Brisaboa, Universidade de A Coruña, Spain
Michael L. Brodie, Harvard Univeristy, United States
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Alina Campan, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Arif Canakoglu, Policlinico di Milano, Italy
Nuno Castro, LIP and Physics Department, School of Sciences, University of Minho, Portugal
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Marta Chinnici, Enea, Italy
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Gianni Costa, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Salvatore Cuomo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Theodore Dalamagas, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Aritra Dasgupta, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Stefan Decker, DBIS, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bruno Defude, Institut Mines Telecom, France
Paolino Di Felice, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Alberto Díaz, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Rebeca P. Díaz Redondo, University of Vigo, Spain
Anton Dignös, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
John Easton, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Hans-Dieter Ehrich, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
Ahmed Elragal, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Georgios Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Luiz Paulo Fávero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
João C. Ferreira, ISCTE, Portugal
Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Germany
Holger Fröhlich, University of Bonn, Germany
Tim Furche, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Vasco Furtado, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil
Pedro Furtado, Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro G. G., Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Jérôme Gensel, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Ross Gore, Old Dominion University, United States
Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy
Giulio Di Gravio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
MICHAEL J. GREENACRE, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Raju Halder, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
Jukka Heikkonen, University of Turku, Finland
Victoria Hodge, Department of Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
François Husson, Institut Agro, France
Mark Hwang, Central Michigan University, United States
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Antonio Irpino, University of Campania L.Vanvitelli, Italy
Mehrdad Jalali, Mashhad Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Bo Jin, Dalian University of Technology, China
Jae-Yoon Jung, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
David Kensche, SAP, Germany
Gohar Khan, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Sunil Kumar Khatri, Amity University, India
Ravindra Khattree, Oakland University, United States
Attila Kiss, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Meike Klettke, University of Regensburg, Germany
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Mitch Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Kostas Kolomvatsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Koji Koyamada, Kyoto University, Japan
Praveen Kumar, Amity University Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Vladimir Kurbalija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Jose E. Labra Gayo, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Arijit Laha, Infosys, India
Thierry Lecroq, University of Rouen Normandy, France
Wookey Lee, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Maurizio Lenzerini, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Mohammad Reza Mahmoudi, Fasa University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
J Maiti, Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Andrea Marrella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Daniel Martinez-Avila, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
Paulo Martins, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal
Sally McClean, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Paolo Merialdo, Roma Tre University, Italy
Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Raghava Rao Mukkamala, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
Harri Niska, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Riccardo Ortale, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Jan Paralic, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
Antonio Perianes-Rodriguez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Jan Platos, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Nayem Rahman, Portland State University, United States
Bharatendra Rai, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Franck RAVAT, IRIT-Université Toulouse I, France
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Mercedes Ruiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
Anisa Rula, University of Brescia, Italy
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Melike Sah, Near East University, Turkey
Raazesh Sainudiin, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
C. Okan Sakar, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
Rodrigo Salas, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
Alberto Sanchez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Iulian Sandu Popa, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines & INRIA Saclay, France
Thorsten Schmidt, Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Fabio A. Schreiber, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Diego Seco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Hayri Sever, Cankaya University, Turkey
Fatimah Sidi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Marius C. Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Cristina Sisu, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Yannis Stavrakas, ATHENA Research Center, Greece
Alfred Stein, University of Twente, Netherlands
Armando Stellato, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Sergey Stupnikov, IPI RAN, Russian Federation
Zbigniew G. Suraj, University of Rzeszow, Poland
George Tambouratzis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
George E. Tsekouras, University of the Aegean, Greece
Jeffrey D. Ullman, Stanford Univ., United States
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Maurizio Vincini, DIEF - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gianluigi Viscusi, Linköping University, Sweden
Zeev Volkovich, Ort Braude College, Israel
Yichuan Wang, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Qingguo Wang, Meharry Medical College, United States
Gentry White, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University, United States
Leandro K. Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Shaomin Wu, Kent Business School, United Kingdom
Shengkun Xie, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Jasni Mohamad Zain, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Marcia L. Zeng, Kent State University, United States
Shichao Zhang, Guangxi Normal University, China

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