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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


Jan ReckerUniversity of Hamburg, Germany
Sandro BimonteINRAE, France
Hala Skaf-MolliNantes University, France
Volker MarklGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany


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, Microsoft Academic, 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


Slimane HammoudiComputer Science Department, ESEO, ERIS, France
Wil van der Aalst (honorary)RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Christoph QuixHochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany


Christos Anagnostopoulos, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, Business Administration, University of West Attica, Greece
Yoris A. Au, Enterprise Systems and Analytics, Georgia Southern University, United States
Karim Benouaret, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Jan Bohacik, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Gloria Bordogna, IREA - Institte for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, CNR - National Research Council, Italy
Nieves R. Brisaboa, Computacion, Universidade de A Coruña, Spain
Francesco Buccafurri, DIIES, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Richard Chbeir, Laboratoire LIUPPA, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Antonio Corral, Informatics, University of Almeria, Spain
Gianni Costa, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Theodore Dalamagas, IMIS Institute, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Bruno Defude, computer science, Institut Mines Telecom, France
Steven Demurjian, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering, University of Connecticut, United States
Paolino Di Felice, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and Economy,, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Hai Dong, RMIT University, Australia
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
John Easton, School of Engineering (EESE), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Luiz Paulo Fávero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ana Fernández Vilas, Information & Computing Lab, University of Vigo, Spain
Francesco Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Pedro Furtado, Department of Informatic Engineering, Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro G. G., Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Andreas Gadatsch, Institute of Management, Data Innovation Lab, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Sandra Geisler, Life Science, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Germany
Jérôme Gensel, Computer Science, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Paola Giannini, Computer Science Institute, DiSSTE, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Janis Grabis, Institute of Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Allel Hadjali, LIAS, LIAS/ENSMA, Poitiers, France
Rihan Hai, Information Systems & Databases, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Raju Halder, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
Jukka Heikkonen, Department of computing, University of Turku, Finland
Jang-Eui Hong, Computer Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Sergio Ilarri, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Edificio Ada Byron, Maria De Luna, 1, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Noor Azina Ismail, Applied Statistics, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ivan Ivanov, Science, Mathematics and Technology, SUNY Empire State University, United States
Dariusz J. Jakóbczak, Electronics and Computer Science, Technical University of Koszalin, Poland
Nikos Karacapilidis, IMIS Lab, MEAD, University of Patras, Greece
Pawel Kasprowski, Institute of Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
David Kensche, SAP, Germany
Seongjai Kim, Mississippi State University, United States
Kostas Kolomvatsos, Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Martin Krulis, Department of Distributed and Dependable Systems, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic
Gabriel Kuper, University of Trento, Italy
Vladimir Kurbalija, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Christos Makris, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Daniel Martinez-Avila, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Florent Masseglia, INRIA, France
Yasser Mohammad, Electrical Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Erich Neuhold, Informatik, University of Vienna, Austria
Werner Nutt, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Panagiotis Oikonomou, Computer Science and Telecommunications, University of Thessaly, Greece
Riccardo Ortale, ICAR-CNR, Italy
George Papastefanatos, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Antonio Perianes-Rodriguez, Library and Information Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Rüdiger Pryss, Institute of Databases and Information Systems, Ulm University, Germany
Miloš Radovanovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Serbia
Werner Retschitzegger, Dept. Of Cooperative Information Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Mercedes Ruiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
Gunter Saake, Database Research Group, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Iulian Sandu Popa, Computer Science, DAVID Lab, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines & INRIA Saclay, France
Thorsten Schmidt, Faculty of Computer Science, Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Fabio A. Schreiber, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Diego Seco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Marius C. Silaghi, Computer Engineering and Science, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Stavros Simou, Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, Greece
Spiros Skiadopoulos, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Seth E. Spielman, Geography, Information Science, University Of Colorado Boulder, United States
Alfred Stein, Earth Observation Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Sergey Stupnikov, IPI RAN, Russian Federation
Zbigniew G. Suraj, Institute of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszow35-310 Rzeszow, Prof. Pigonia 1 Str., University of Rzeszow, Poland
George Tambouratzis, Machine Translation Dept., 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
Ivo A. van der Lans, Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Maurice van Keulen, Faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente, Netherlands
Thanasis Vergoulis, IMIS, Athena Research and Innovation Center, Greece
Marco Villani, Department of Communications and Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gianluigi Viscusi, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Linkoping University, Sweden
Zeev Volkovich, Ort Braude College, Israel
Qingguo Wang, College of Computing & Technology, Meharry Medical College, United States
Leandro K. Wives, Instituto de Informática, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Shaomin Wu, Kent Business School, United Kingdom
Shengkun Xie, Global Management Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Filip Zavoral, Department of Software Engineering, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Jiakui Zhao, State Grid Big Data Center of China, China