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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
  • Change Detection
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Governance
  • Data Warehouse Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Dimensional Modelling
  • Information Integration
  • Information Retrieval
  • Semi-Structured and Unstructured Data
  • Statistics Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • Web Analytics


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


  • Architectural Concepts
  • 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
  • Linked Data
  • Management of Sensor Data
  • Mobile Data Management
  • Modeling and Managing Large Data Systems
  • Open Data
  • Organizational Concepts and Best Practices
  • Semantic Web Technologies for Data Management
  • Smart Cities and Urban Data Analytics
  • Transparency in Research Data


  • Big Data Applications
  • 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
  • Edge Computing
  • Energy-Efficient Computing
  • Information Visualization
  • In-Memory Databases
  • In-Network Data Processing
  • Machine Learning with Big Data
  • New Computational Models for Big Data
  • New Data Standards
  • Reinforcement Learning with Big Data
  • Social Data Analytics
  • Social Web Search and Mining


  • Data Integrity
  • 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
  • WWW and Databases


Mona DiabCarnegie Mellon University, United States
Themis PalpanasUniversity Paris Cite, France


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


Available soon.


Alfredo CuzzocreaUniversity of Calabria, Italy


Elhadj BenkhelifaStaffordshire University, United Kingdom
Oleg GusikhinFord Motor Company, United States
Slimane HammoudiESEO, ERIS, France


Anupam Agrawal, Independent Researcher, India
Sharifah Sakinah Syed Ahmad, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Bernd Amann, Sorbonne Université, France
Adnan Amin, Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, University of West Attica, Greece
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias, Mexico
Tomaso Aste, University College London, United Kingdom
Fernando Bação, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Jean P. Barddal, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
António S. Barros, University of Porto, Portugal
André Bauer, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Karim Benouaret, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Jose Berengueres, UAE university, United Arab Emirates
Sonia Bergamaschi, DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Omar Boussaid, Eric Laboratory, University of Lyon 2, France
Hassane Bouzahir, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Andreas Busjahn, HealthTwiSt GmbH, Germany
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
Fateh Chebana, Universite Du Quebec, Canada
Pedro Contreras, COMPUTER SCIENCE, Canada
Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
Gianni Costa, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Fernando Luiz Cyrino Oliveira, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gabriela Czanner, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Leandro N. de Castro, Florida Gulf Coast University, United States
Bruno Defude, Institut Mines Telecom, France
Craig Depken, University North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Lipika Dey, , India
Paolino Di Felice, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Rebeca P. Díaz Redondo, University of Vigo, Spain
Tai Dinh, The Kyoto College of Graduates Studies for Informatics, Japan
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
John Easton, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Filiz Ersöz, Karabuek University, Turkey
Georgios Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Luiz Paulo Fávero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Pedro G. Ferreira, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
João C. Ferreira, ISCTE, Portugal
Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Germany
Pedro Furtado, Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Amit P. Ganatra, Independent Researcher, India
Jérôme Gensel, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Mehdi Ghatee, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ronaldo R. Goldschmidt, Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil
Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Greco, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Gilles B. Guillot, CSL Behring / Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine, Switzerland
Jukka Heikkonen, University of Turku, Finland
Keijo Heljanko, University of Helsinki, Finland
Roberto Henriques, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
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
Arti Jain, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Miloš Z. Jovanovic, Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade, Serbia
Petar Jovanovic, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Frans Kanfer, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Odej Kao, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
David Kensche, SAP, Germany
Ravindra Khattree, Oakland University, United States
Attila Kiss, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Mitch Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Kostas Kolomvatsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Praveen Kumar, Astana IT University, Kazakhstan
Vladimir Kurbalija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Arijit Laha, Infosys, India
Wookey Lee, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Marina Litvak, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Qingzhong Liu, Sam Houston State University, United States
Tao Liu, Brown University, United States
João C. Lopes, INESC TEC & Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Saïd Mahmoudi, Faculty of Engineering - University of Mons, Belgium
J Maiti, Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, 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
Bertha Mazon-Olivo, Universidad Técnica de Machala, Ecuador
Vasileios Megalooikonomou, University of Patras, Greece
Enza Messina, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Namita Mittal, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Jens Nimis, Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
Eduardo Ogasawara, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
Farhad Oroumchian, University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Riccardo Ortale, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Jan Paralic, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
André Péninou, IRIT, France
Jorge Poco, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
P Radha Krishna, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
Franck Ravat, IRIT-Université Toulouse I, France
Haroldo Valentin Ribeiro, State University of Maringa, Brazil
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Mercedes Ruiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Melike Sah, Near East University, Turkey
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
Michael Schrefl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Fabio A. Schreiber, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Diego Seco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Hayri Sever, Cankaya University, Turkey
Fatimah Sidi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
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
Armando Stellato, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Krzysztof J. Stencel, University of Warsaw, Poland
Sergey Stupnikov, IPI RAN, Russian Federation
George Tambouratzis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Theodore Trafalis, University of Oklahoma, United States
Yicheng Tu, University of South Florida, United States
Jeffrey D. Ullman, Stanford Univ., United States
Jari Veijalainen, IRS/ITIN operation, 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
Kitsana Waiyamai, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Qingguo Wang, Meharry Medical College, United States
Gentry White, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Leandro K. Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Shaomin Wu, Kent Business School, United Kingdom
Shengkun Xie, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Marcia L. Zeng, Kent State University, United States

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