The 19th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies
(ICIST 2013)

October 10th - 11th, 2013, Kaunas, Lithuania

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Review Process Important Dates  Key Notes and Speakers Conference Fees  
Conference Venue    Contacts How to get to ICIST 2013 New !!!
Programme New !!! Industrial Tutorials Program New !!! Registration to Industrial tutorials !!! Earlier Conferences

  ICIST 2013 Proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer-Verlag CCIS  
     (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

ICIST 2013 Proceedings are available in print & electronic format.

Information about the print edition can be found on a dedicated homepage. Spread the word: share the link with your colleagues or download the ready-to-use flyer. The eBook is available on SpringerLink, Springer's online platform, accessed by millions of users every day.

  ICIST Conference is hosted by the biggest technical university in the Baltic States – Kaunas University of Technology. First organized as part of "Lithuanian Science and Industry" conference series in 1995, in Kaunas, Lithuania, the event turned international in 2008. Being an international annual event, ICIST Conference remains very relevant and important for the local Lithuanian academic community as well – it remains among the main national events, which brings Lithuanian scientist and practitioners as well as foreign guests together. Therefore, the 2013 iteration of the Conference remains faithful to its comparatively widespread thematic roots. Promotion of multidisciplinary approaches and methods designed to simplify the convergence of social and IT requirements as well as accompanying technologies remain at the center of attention.
To further encourage such convergence, the event will be co-located for the fourth time with the full day long Industrial Tutorials on Software Development Practices by well-known practitioners (agenda to be published later on the Conference site). We kindly invite our old academic friends as well as new contributors to join the event and share their knowledge and experience on Information Systems, Software Engineering and other relevant topics.

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 Relevant Topics
Information Systems
    Methodologies for Information Systems Development
    Conceptual Modelling, Ontologies, and Databases
    Business Processes and Business Rules
    Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Modelling
    Distributed Information Systems and Semantic Web
    Quality of Information Systems

Business Intelligence for Information and Software Systems
     Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
     Decision Support Systems
     Natural Language Processing
     Knowledge-based Systems Engineering

Software Engineering
    Software and Systems Engineering Methodologies
    Model-driven Development
    Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    Component-Based Development
    Distributed, Mobile, and Open Architectures
    Cloud Computing
    Software Quality and Testing
    CASE Tools for Software Development
    Security and Trust
    IT Infrastructure and Networking

Information Technology Applications
    E-Government and Public Sector
    Enterprise Applications
    IT in Teaching and Learning
    Medicine and Health Care
    Geographical Information Systems
    Internet of Things and Smart environments
    Wireless and Mobile applications
    Multimedia Content Processing

    Computer Graphics and Multimedia
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Conference Language
The official language of the conference will be English.
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Contributions are limited to the research papers. The paper’s size should not exceed 5000 words and 12 pages (fee for extra pages is 10 EUR per page).
All accepted submissions will be published in two volumes:
      - One tome of selected papers will be published as a volume of Springer-Verlag CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series (  CCIS is indexed in ISI Proceedings and Scopus.  Conference proceedings are rated as Level 1 periodical publication in Norwegian system. One of the authors of each paper accepted  for publishing in CCIS will have to register and present the paper at the conference. Note that no more than two papers by the same author (written individually or with the coauthors) can be included in this particular volume.
      - Other accepted papers will be published
locally in a separate volume as research communications (under ISSN).   One of the authors of each paper accepted to research communications volume will have to register and present the poster at the conference.

All accepted papers will have to be formatted in accordance to the Springer requirements. The template is available at: Submission will be handled electronically through the ICIST 2013 web site. For submitting a paper, please use the menu section "Authors" at the top of this site and follow the instructions for submission (menu section "Authors/Instruction").

(UPDATE): The books with all accepted papers will now be published after the conference (as post-conference proceedings).
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Review Process
The reviewing process of submitted papers will be double-blind. At least two members of the Program Committee will review each submission. Review will be handled electronically through the ICIST 2013 web site.
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Important Dates: 
01 07 2013 - Paper abstract registration deadline; (extended)
01 07 2013 - Paper submission deadline; (extended)
01 08 2013 - Acceptance notification; (extended)
14 08 2013 - Print ready paper submission; (extended)
10 10 2013  - Conference. Research Sessions;
11 10 2013 - Conference. Industrial Tutorials.
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Key Notes and Speakers:

Dr. Jürgen Pitschke

Juergen Pitschke is founder of the owner managed consulting company BCS - Dr. Juergen Pitschke.
The focus of his work is "Visual modeling and design of enterprise solutions". He is recognized for his wide knowledge about applying a wide range of standards in a systematic way in daily practice. Notations and standards as BPMN, UML, SysML, TOGAF or Zachman become practicable this way. Clients value his abilities to explain concepts, helps team to adopt and successfully apply such standards.
His customers include companies as Kuehne+Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Stuttgarter Versicherungen or organizations like the Federal Office of Police in Switzerland.

Your team is not a workflow engine – how to adopt an integrated model based approach for Business and IT

Before we build an object, we need to describe it – if it is an IT-System or a complete enterprise. Model based approaches are common practice in system engineering and business analysis. Both disciplines need each other. Enterprise Architecture is the connector between both. The maturity of disciplines in both fields varies a lot.
The presentation compares system modeling and business modeling to give insights how to introduce model based approaches into daily practice. To understand how you can translate methods from system engineering to business and vice versa requires to understand the differences between the views and goals of both sides. It also requires to understand how both are connected. Standards as UML, SysML, BPMN or TOGAF are a good base. More important are methods, working techniques and especially soft skills to bring your project to a success.
Prof. Paola Inverardi

Paola Inverardi is Professor in Computer Science at University of L´Aquila where she leads the Software Engineering and Architecture Research Group.
Paola Inverardi´s main research area is in the application of rigorous methods to software production in order to improve software quality.
In the last decade her research interests concentrated in the field of software architectures, mobile applications and adaptive systems.
Inverardi serves in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transaction of Software Engineering, Springer Computing and Elsevier Computer Science Review.
She has been general chair or program chair of leading conferences in software technology (i.e. ASE08, ICSE09, ESEC/FSE03). She is Chair of the ICSE Steering Committee, member of the ACM Europe Council and member of Academia Europaea.

The role of synthesis in composing correct systems

Putting separate software together to build complex systems has been software practice since more than twenty yers. Software architectures emerged as a field of study to principle the way pieces were assembled together into a system. In this talk I describe a specific technique, based on automatic synthesis, to correctly composing software systems, where the synthesis is driven by specific architectural constraints. I will describe the original approach we defined in our group that originated the tool synthesis and I will describe its use in different contexts, notably component- and service-based systems.
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Conference Fees:
Early-bird prices - for registration until September 10, 2013
Regular prices - for registration after September 10, 2013

Fees for presenters, accompanying co-authors and guests include:
      -  attendance at all sessions and industrial tutorials,
      -  copy of both conference proceedings,
      -  conference materials,
      -  refreshments during breaks,
      -  tickets for social events: 2 lunches, an official dinner;

 Industrial tutorials package:
      -  attendance at all tutorials sessions,
      -  tutorials materials,
      -  lunch and refreshments during breaks

Early-bird prices
Paid until September 1
Regular prices
Paid after September 1
Participation days
  Fee for the presenting author
October 10-11
    Participant (non-discounted)
300 EUR  
350 EUR  
    PC member
250 EUR  
300 EUR  
    Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
200 EUR  
250 EUR  
  Fee for an accompanying co-author / guest
October 10-11
    Participant (non-discounted)
200 EUR  
250 EUR  
    PC member
150 EUR  
200 EUR  
    Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
100 EUR  
150 EUR  
Early-bird prices
Paid until October 6
Regular prices
Paid after October 6
  Fee for participation in the industrial tutorials only
October 11
    Participant (non-discounted)
100 EUR  
150 EUR  
    PC member
100 EUR  
150 EUR  
    Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
100 EUR  
150 EUR  

 In case that more than one paper is authored and presented by the same participant, the fee for second paper is 100 EUR.

 Fee for accompanying person in social event is 60 EUR. It does not entitle to take part in the conference itself.

 Prices for additional copies of conference proceedings:
      -  additional copy of proceedings (CCIS series book) - 50 EUR,
      -  additional copy of research communications with ISSN - 30 EUR.

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Information will be presented later.
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 Conference Venue
The Conference will be held at Europa Royale Kaunas Hotel, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Kaunas with only 360 thousand inhabitants is nevertheless one of the most significant cities of Lithuania. It is not only a city of old traditions, but also a large centre of business and industry. It can also lay claim to be a town of young people with over 40,000 students studying at one of eleven universities here.
Kaunas was always fated to play an important historical and cultural role in Lithuania. In 1408, Magdeburg rights were granted to the city of Kaunas by the privilege of Vytautas the Great. During the early 20th century Kaunas was the home of the Lithuanian Government and the capital of state. However, history tells us that even before this date, the city, situated at the confluence of the rivers Neris and Nemunas, experienced many periods of great prosperity and national importance.
It's hard to name the single most famous feature of Kaunas. From the historic 13th century Kaunas Castle to the romantic City Hall Square, from the macabre Devils' Museum to the galleries of art varying from classic to avant-garde - Kaunas offers something for everybody. The cosy and enigmatic Old Town of Kaunas extends into a vibrant Laisves avenue, where visitors can enjoy the mix of modern and traditional shops, cafes and bars.
Also basketball is synonymous with Kaunas not only because we held the very first official basketball game in Lithuania in 1922, but also because of the famous Zalgiris team and its international superstar Arvydas Sabonis.
If you like live music, look forward to concerts of the International Kaunas Jazz Festival (, which is taking place during the conference week.
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 Organised by 
Department of Information Systems, 
Informatics Faculty,
Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania
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Earlier Conferences:
  ICIST 2012
  IT 2011
  IT 2010
  IT 2009
  IT 2008

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Organizing Committee: 
Rita Butkiene (Chair)
Tomas Skersys(Co-chair)

Rokas Bartkevicius (Industrial Tutorials Chair)
Lina Nemuraite
Gintare Bernotaityte

Tomas Danikauskas
Kestutis Kapocius
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Contact addresses
Tomas Skersys
Kaunas University of Technology
Studentų str. 50-309, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel. +370 686 24695 +370-37-453445 ; Fax. +370-37-300352
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 Organized by:


 Conference Chair:

 prof. dr. Rimantas Butleris, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania



 Program Committee:

 Jan Aidemark, Vaxio University, Sweden

 Vassil Alexandrov, University of Reading, United Kingdom

 Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Russia

 Marko Bajec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Rimantas Barauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Eduardas Bareisa, Kaunas University of Technology

 Ana Šaša Bastinos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Joerg Becker, University of Muenster, Germany

 J. A. Rodrigue Blais, University of Calgary, Canada

 Bernd Blobel, University of Regensburg, Germany

 Albertas Caplinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Sven Carlsson, Lund University, Sweden

 Joanna Chimiak-Opoka, University of Innsbruck, Austria

 Robertas Damasevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Vitalij Denisov, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

 Kiss Ferenc, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

 Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

 Anna Grabowska, PRO-MED Co Ltd, Poland

 Saulius Gudas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden

 Vladimir Hahanov, Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics, Ukraine

 Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

 Alvydas Jaliniauskas, Harland Clarke Digital, USA

 Raimundas Jasinevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Andras Javor, McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences, Hungary

 Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

 Vacius Jusas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Egidijus Kazanavicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia

 Jerzy Korczak, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland

 Tsvetanka Kovacheva, Technical University Varna, Bulgaria

 Dieter Kranzlmueller, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany

 Dejan Lavbic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Rob Mark, Queens's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

 Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia

 Arturas Mazeika, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany

 Pramod Kumar Meher, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

 Lina Nemuraite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Dušica Novakovic, University of West London, United Kingdom

 Dušica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

 Jyrki Nummenmaa, University of Tampere, Finland

 Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

 Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA

 Tero Paivarinta, Agder University, Norway

 Algirdas Pakstas, London Metropolitan University, UK

 Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Poland

 Michael Petit, University of Namur, Belgium

 Henrikas Pranevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Abhijit Ray, ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd, Singapore

 Dalius Rubliauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Rok Rupnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Giedre Sabaliauskaite, Singapore University of Technology and Design

 Marco Sajeva, Palermo University, Italy

 Rimantas Seinauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Darius Silingas, No Magic Europe, Lithuania

 Kulwinder Singh, University of Calgary, Canada

 Ilmars Slaidins, Riga Technical University, Latvia

 Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden

 Darijus Strasunskas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

 Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

 Aleksandras Targamadze, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Laimutis Telksnys, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Peter Thanisch, University of Tampere, Finland

 Babis Theodoulidis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

 Sofia Tsekeridou, Athens Information Technology, Greece

 Raimund Ubar, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia

 Olegas Vasilecas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

 Radu Adrian Vasiu , Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

 Damjan Vavpotic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Benkt Wangler, University of Skovde, Sweden

 Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland

 Zheying Zhang, University of Tampere, Finland

 Antanas Zilinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Copyright: Philippe Rigaux