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Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - (Volume 2)

July 5-8, 2008, in Porto, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8111-53-1

ISSN: 2184-2833

Conference Link: http://www.icsoft.org/

Foreword: This volume contains the proceedings of the third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT 2008), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Communication and Control (INSTICC) in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology (IICREST), and co-sponsored by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in information technology and software development. The conference tracks are “Programming Languages”, “Software Engineering”, “Distributed and Parallel Systems”, “Information Systems and Data Management” and “Knowledge Engineering”. Software and data technologies are essential for developing any computer information system, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from programming issues to the more abstract theoretical aspects of software engineering; from databases and data-warehouses to management information systems and knowledge-base systems; Distributed systems, ubiquity, data quality and other related topics are included in the scope of ICSOFT. ICSOFT 2008 received 296 paper submissions from more than 50 countries in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper evaluation method was used: each paper was reviewed by at least two internationally known experts from ICSOFT Program Committee. Only 49 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations), 70 additional papers, describing work-in-progress, were accepted as short paper for 20’ oral presentation, leading to a total of 119 oral paper presentations. There were also 40 papers selected for poster presentation. The full-paper acceptance ratio was thus 16%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was 40%. In its program ICSOFT includes panels to discuss aspects of software development, with the participation of distinguished world-class researchers; furthermore, the program is enriched by several keynote lectures delivered by renowned experts in their areas of knowledge. These high points in the conference program definitely contribute to reinforce the overall quality of the ICSOFT conference, which aims at becoming one of the most prestigious yearly events in its area. The program for this conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and the additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. I would like to personally thank the Program Chairs, namely Boris Shishkov and Markus Helfert, for their important collaboration. The local organizers and the secretariat have worked hard to provide smooth logistics and a friendly environment, so we must thank them all and especially Ms. Monica Saramago for their patience and diligence in answering many emails and solving all the problems. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and prepare their talks. A successful conference involves more than paper presentations; it is also a meeting place, where ideas about new research projects and other ventures are discussed and debated. Therefore, a social event including a conference diner was organized for the evening of July 7 (Monday) in order to promote this kind of social networking. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the cosmopolitan city of Porto. We hope to meet you again next year for the 4th ICSOFT, to be held in the charming city of Sofia (Bulgaria), details of which will be shortly made available at http://www.icsoft.org. (More)


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