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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
Jürgen SchmidhuberKAUST AI Initiative, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, Switzerland and NNAISENSE, Switzerland


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


The conference will take place at the campus of ESEO Dijon which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Dijon in France. Dijon is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in France, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history

The half-timbered houses, the Romanesque and Gothic churches and the 17th- and 18th-century private mansions majestically highlight the Medieval streets of the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy.


Alfredo CuzzocreaUniversity of Calabria, Italy


Elhadj BenkhelifaStaffordshire University, United Kingdom
Oleg GusikhinGlobal Data Insight & Analytics, Ford Motor Company, United States
Slimane HammoudiComputer Science Department, ESEO, ERIS, France


Toshiyuki Amagasa, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Bernd Amann, Sorbonne Université, France
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, Business Administration, University of West Attica, Greece
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa, Information Technology, Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias, Mexico
Jean P. Barddal, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Informática, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
André Bauer, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Bernhard Bauer, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, Germany
Sonia Bergamaschi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Francesco Buccafurri, DIIES, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Andreas Busjahn, HealthTwiSt GmbH, Germany
Alina Campan, School of Computing and Analytics, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Arif Canakoglu, Policlinico di Milano, Italy
Josep Maria Carmona Leyva, Independent Researcher, Spain
Nuno Castro, LIP and Physics Department, School of Sciences, University of Minho, Portugal
Fateh Chebana, Universite Du Quebec, Canada
Antonio Corral, Informatics, University of Almeria, Spain
Gianni Costa, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Fernando Luiz Cyrino Oliveira, Industrial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Leandro N. de Castro, U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University, United States
Massimo De Santo, DIIN, Unversità degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Bruno Defude, computer science, Institut Mines Telecom, France
Craig Depken, ECONOMICS, University North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Paolino Di Felice, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and Economy,, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Rebeca P. Díaz Redondo, Telematics Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain
Marcos Didonet Del Fabro, LSEA, CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique, Brazil
Tai Dinh, Graduate School of Applied Information Technology, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Japan
Erdogan Dogdu, Computer Science, Angelo State University, United States
Fabien Duchateau, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Luiz Paulo Fávero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Pedro G. Ferreira, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Jean Fred Fontaine, Central Institute for Decision Support Systems in Crop Protection (ZEPP), RP, Germany
Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Germany
Jérôme Gensel, Computer Science, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Merative MarketScan, Merative Healthcare, Ireland
Fabio Grandi, Electronics, Computer and Systems Science, University of Bologna, Italy
Maki Habib, Mechanical Eng. Dept., , The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Dirk Habich, Database Technology Group, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Keijo Heljanko, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Victoria Hodge, Department of Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom
Jang-Eui Hong, Computer Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
François Husson, statistics and computer science, Institut Agro, France
Marina Ignjatovic, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
Sergio Ilarri, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Edificio Ada Byron, Maria De Luna, 1, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Antonio Irpino, Dept. of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania L.Vanvitelli, Italy
Petar Jovanovic, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Miloš Z. Jovanovic, Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade, Serbia
Boris Jukic, Clarkson University, Clarkson University, United States
Frans Kanfer, Department of Statistics, University of Pretoria, South Africa
David Kensche, SAP, Germany
Attila Kiss, Information Systems, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Electrical And Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, United States
Kostas Kolomvatsos, Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Petr Kremen, Cognizone, Belgium
Praveen Kumar, Computer Engineering, Astana IT University, Kazakhstan
Vladimir Kurbalija, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Arijit Laha, Data Science Group, Infosys, India
Raimondas Lencevicius, Nuance Communications, United States
Hela Ltifi, National Engineering School of Sfax, Research Groups in Intelligent Machines Lab ,BP 3038, Sfax, Tunisia, Tunisia
Marcin Luckner, Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jiangang Ma, Federation University Australia, Australia
Samira Maghool, University of Milan, Italy
Ron Mahabir, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Christos Makris, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Daniel Martinez-Avila, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto, Campus María Zambrano Plaza de la Universidad 1, University of Valladolid, Spain
Paulo Martins, Engenharias, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal
Andrea Maurino, Independent Researcher, Italy
Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan, School of Computing, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Stefano Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nguyen Ha Nam, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Erich Neuhold, Informatik, University of Vienna, Austria
Jens Nimis, Dept. of Mgmt Science and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany
Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Eduardo Ogasawara, CEFET/RJ, Brazil
Farhad Oroumchian, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Riccardo Ortale, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Giovanni Paragliola, Institute for high performance computing and networking of the National Research Council, Italy
Jan Paralic, Dept. of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
André Péninou, SIG, IRIT, France
Jorge Poco, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
André Pomp, University of Wuppertal, Germany
P Radha Krishna, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
Franck Ravat, Team SIG, IRIT-Université Toulouse I, France
Haroldo Valentin Ribeiro, Department of Physics, State University of Maringa, Brazil
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Don Roosan, Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Western University of Health Sciences, United States
Mercedes Ruiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
Iulian Sandu Popa, Computer Science, DAVID Lab, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines & INRIA Saclay, France
Nickolas Savarimuthu, Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
Klemens Schnattinger, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Department, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Germany
Michael Schrefl, Institute For Business Informatics, Data And Knowledge Engineering, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Fabio A. Schreiber, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Diego Seco, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Fatimah Sidi, Department of Computer Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Spiros Skiadopoulos, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Arun K. Somani, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, United States
Christoph Stach, Applications of Parallel and Distributed Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Yannis Stavrakas, Information Management Systems Institute, ATHENA Research Center, Greece
Armando Stellato, Dept. of Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
Krzysztof J. Stencel, Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dragan Stojanovic, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia
Sergey Stupnikov, Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control", Russian Federation
George Tambouratzis, Machine Translation Dept., Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece
Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
I-Hsien Ting, Department of Information Management, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jeffrey D. Ullman, Computer Science, Stanford Univ., United States
Jari Veijalainen, Faculty of Information Technology, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Yolanda Vidal, Mathematics, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
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
Qingguo Wang, College of Computing & Technology, Meharry Medical College, United States
Gentry White, Centre for Data Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Leandro K. Wives, Instituto de Informática, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Shengkun Xie, Global Management Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Marcia L. Zeng, School of Information, Kent State University, United States

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