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


The purpose of the 6th 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:



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


  • Data and Information Quality
  • Big Data
  • Modeling and Managing Large Data Systems
  • Organizational Concepts and Best Practices
  • Architectural Concepts
  • Mobile Data Management
  • Management of Sensor Data
  • Data Management for Analytics
  • Data Virtualization
  • Data Modeling and Visualization
  • Data Structures and Data Management Algorithms
  • Open Data
  • City Data Management
  • Transparency in Research Data


  • New Computational Models for Big Data
  • Data and Information Quality for Big Data
  • New Data Standards
  • Big Data Infrastructure
  • Information Visualization
  • Cloud/Grid/Stream Computing for Big Data
  • Big Data Search and Mining
  • Social Web Search and Mining
  • Deep Learning and Big Data
  • Big Data Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Big Data Applications
  • Big Data as a Service


  • Mobile Databases
  • Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Data Integrity
  • Large Scale Databases
  • Query Processing and Optimization
  • NoSQL Databases
  • Open Source Databases
  • WWW and Databases
  • Workflow Management and Databases
  • Database Architecture and Performance
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Steganography


Torben Bach PedersenAalborg University, Denmark
Francesco BonchiISI Foundation, Italy
Stefano CeriPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, 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 digital 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.
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 .


DATA 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: data.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.dataconference.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Jorge BernardinoPolytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Christoph QuixHochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany


James Abello, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abdulrahman Alarifi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Markus Aleksy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Mansour Alsaleh, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom
Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nicolas Anciaux, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Avi Arampatzis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Andreas Behrend, University of Bonn, Germany
Fevzi Belli, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Karim Benouaret, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University, Canada
Gloria Bordogna, CNR - National Research Council, Italy
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yangjun Chen, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Yixiang Chen, Software Engineering Institute, China
Byron Choi, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Stefan Conrad, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Agostino Cortesi, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Gianni Costa, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Theodore Dalamagas, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Bruno Defude, Institut Mines Telecom, France
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Martin Drlik, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
John Easton, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Todd Eavis, Concordia University, Canada
Neamat El Tazi, Cairo University, Egypt
Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University, Finland
Mohamed Eltabakh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Markus Endres, University of Augsburg, Germany
João Ferreira, ISCTE, Portugal
Sergio Firmenich, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Francesco Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Travis Gagie, Diego Portales University, Chile
Javier García, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Faiez Gargouri, ISIM Sfax, Tunisia
Jérôme Gensel, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Giorgos Giannopoulos, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
John Gibson, Mines-Telecom - Telecom SudParis, France
Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, United States
Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Aziz Guergachi, Ryerson University - ITM, Canada
Mena Habib, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Raju Halder, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, ERIS, France
Jiyin He, , Netherlands
Andreas Henrich, University of Bamberg, Germany
Jose Herrera, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Keiichi Horio, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Joshua Huang, Shenzhen University, China
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Wang Jianmin, Tsinghua University, China
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Konstantinos Kalpakis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Pawel Kasprowski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique, Canada
Masaru Kitsuregawa, The University of Tokyo/National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Benjamin Klöpper, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
Kostas Kolomvatsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany
Martin Krulis, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University, Czech Republic
Vladimir Kurbalija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Jean-Charles Lamirel, LORIA, University of Strasbourg, France
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Dominique Laurent, ETIS Laboratory CNRS UMR 8051 - Cergy-Pontoise University - ENSEA, France
Wookey Lee, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Haikun Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Giuseppe Manco, , Italy
Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Yuexin Mao, , United States
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick and Lero, Ireland
Miguel Martínez-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
Weiyi Meng, Binghamton University, United States
Fabio Mercorio, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dimitris Mitrakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Bernhard Mitschang, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
Yasser Mohammad, Assiut University, Egypt
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Bongki Moon, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Mirella Moro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Mikhail Moshkov, , Saudi Arabia
Josiane Mothe, Université de Toulouse, France
Dariusz Mrozek, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Anne Ngu, Texas State University-San Marcos, United States
Antonino Nocera, DIIES University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Boris Novikov, Saint Petersburg University, Russian Federation
Riccardo Ortale, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Vincenzo Pallotta, HEIG-VD (Swiss Applied Science University, Vaud), Switzerland
Jisha Panackal, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, India
George Papastefanatos, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
José R. Paramá, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Adam Pelikant, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ilia Petrov, Reutlingen University, Germany
Nirvana Popescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Philippe Pucheral, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), France
Elisa Quintarelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christoph Quix, Fraunhofer FIT and RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Paraskevi Raftopoulou, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Praveen Rao, University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States
Alexander Rasin, DePaul University, United States
Kun Ren, Yale University, United States
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
José Ríos Viqueira, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Dimitris Sacharidis, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Iulian Sandu Popa, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines & INRIA Saclay, France
Simone Santini, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Manuel Santos, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Ralf Schenkel, University of Trier, Germany
Diego Seco, University of Concepción, Chile
lijun shan, INRIA, France
Nematollaah Shiri, Concordia University, Canada
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs, United States
Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar, Washington State University, United States
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Dominik Slezak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Yeong-Tae Song, Towson University, United States
Cosmin Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Sergey Stupnikov, IPI RAN, Russian Federation
Zbigniew Suraj, University of Rzeszow, Poland
George Tambouratzis, Institute For Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Paolo Terenziani, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Babis Theodoulidis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Catarci Tiziana, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Christos Tryfonopoulos, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Goran Velinov, UKIM, North Macedonia
Thanasis Vergoulis, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Karin Verspoor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Corrado Visaggio, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Robert Viseur, UMons - Polytech, Belgium
Hannes Voigt, Neo4j, Germany
Zeev Volkovich, Ort Braude College, Israel
Florian Wenzel, EXASOL, Germany
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Yun Xiong, Fudan University, China
Filip Zavoral, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Xiaokun Zhang, Athabasca University, Canada
Jiakui Zhao, State Grid Big Data Center of China, China
Jianlong Zhong, GRAPHSQL INC, United States