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 Information Technologies 2011
(IT 2011)

17th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies
April 27th - 29th, 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania

 
Overview and aim Relevant Topics Conference Language   Submission   Conference Proceedings
Review Process Important Dates  Key Notes and Speakers   Call for Tutorials   
Conference Fees Conference Venue    Contacts  
Programme How to get to IT 2011 Hotels Industrial Tutorials Program  

 

OVERVIEW AND AIM
 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 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 immediately attracting attention from academicians from all over the world. Although years have passed since the first iteration of the conference, the original mission remains asrelevant as ever. The 2011 iteration of the event will again be aimed at the promotion of multidisciplinary approaches and methods designed to further simplify the convergence of social and IT requirements as well as accompanying technologies.  And to further encourage such convergence, full length advanced industrial tutorials on Model Driven Development and Software Development Practices by well known practitioners are introduced into the conference agenda for the second time. We kindly invite our old academic friends as well as new contributors to join the debate sharing the knowledge on system analysis and design, hardware and computer networks as well as other relevant topics.
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 Relevant Topics
Ontology, Conceptual Modelling and Databases
    Ontology and Conceptual Modelling Data
    Modelling and Database Design
    Quality of Models and Modelling Languages
    Advanced Databases (Web, Multimedia, Temporal, Spatial, etc.)
    Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources
    Distributed Databases
    Database Security and Transaction Support
    Data Warehouses and OLAP

Business Process Modelling, Analysis and Design
    Business Process Modelling (methods, tools and technologies)
    Business Process and Workflow Management
    Business Process Management and IS Integration
    Business Process Re-engineering and Optimization

Requirements Engineering and Business Rules
    Business Rules Modelling and Tools
    Business Rules in Information Systems
    Advances in Requirements Engineering

Information and Software Systems Engineering
    Systems Engineering Methodologies
    Model-driven Development
    Service-Oriented Architecture SOA) and Agents
    Component-Based Development
    Distributed, Mobile, and Open Architectures
    Semantic Web Engineering
    Software Quality, Testing, Verification and Validation
    CASE Tools for Software Development
    Security and Trust
    Interoperability of Enterprises and Information Systems

Information Technology Applications
    E-Government and Public Sector
    Enterprise Systems (ERP, SCM, CRM)
    Workflow Management
    Web Information systems
    Medicine and Health Care
    Language Engineering
    Geographical Information Systems

Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence Applications
    Decision Support Systems
    Natural Language Processing
    Intelligent Social Agents and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications
    Agent Oriented Modelling and Development
    Web and Enterprise Knowledge Management
    Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
    Business Intelligence
    Warehouses and Data Mining

Formal Analysis and Design Methods
    Formal Systems Modelling and Simulation
    Formal Verification and Validation
    Applied Numerical Analysis

IT in Teaching and Learning
    Computer-based Learning
    Distance Education

Hardware and Computer Networks
    Computer Networks Design and Management
    Chip Design and Testing
    GSM based solutions for objects localization


Case studies, experience reports and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.
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Conference Language
The official language of the conference will be English.
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Submission
Contributions are limited to the research papers. The paper’s size should not exceed 5000 words and 8 pages (fee for extra pages 30 EUR per page). All accepted submissions will be published. However, the separate tome of selected papers will be submitted for the inclusion in the ISI Proceedings database. Conference proceedings are rated as Level 1 periodical publication in Norwegian system. 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 in a separate volume as research communications. The final versions of accepted papers must conform to the proceedings publication format. The instructions can be found on the website of IT 2011 (http://isd.ktu.lt/it2011/). Submission will be handled electronically through the IT 2011 web site. For submitting a paper, please use a menu section "Authors" at the top of this site. Please, read an instruction for submission (menu section "Authors/Instruction").
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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 IT2011 web site. See the IT2011 web site for details about evaluation criteria.
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Important Dates: 
17 01 2011- Paper abstract registration deadline;
17 01 2011 - Paper submission deadline;
18 03 2011 - Acceptance notification;
28 03 2011 - Print ready paper submission;
27-28 04 2011  - Conference. Research Sessions;
29 04 2011 - Conference. Industrial Tutorials.

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Key Notes and Speakers:

Dr. Bernd Schenk

Bernd is a senior lecturer at the Martin Hilti Chair of Business Process Management (BPM) at the University of Liechtenstein. He is Executive Director of the Institute of Information Systems and Vice-President of the Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He participates in numerous research projects and has several years of experience in teaching and research in the area of IS. The core research interests of Bernd Schenk are Serviceoriented Architectures (SOA), Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP systems) and Business Process Management (BPM). Bernd is a lecturer and director of programme in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in Information Systems and Business Process Management. He has several years of experience in the area of ERP systems both with consulting companies and industry. The Competence Center ERP summarizes activities of research and further education in the area of ERP systems. His work has been published in several refereed papers at internationally perceived conferences. 
 
Business Process Management Education: A Pathway for IT-Professionalism in Europe?

According to recent studies, there is a dramatic demand for IT education in Europe: EMPIRICA estimates an average of half a million IT professionals needed in Europe within the upcoming years. In December 2009, the so-called eSKILLS initiative was launched in order to stimulate measures in all member states. From an academic perspective, this development seems to call for an extension of educational programs in the field of information systems and computer science on the one side. On the other, this trend also underlines the necessity to maybe rethink such programs in light of in how far they actually meet the current business requirements. In this article the idea of Business Process Management (BPM) is presented. It will be discussed in how far a focus on BPM in IS education might contribute to IT professionalism in Europe. The international Master Program in BPM recently founded at the University of Liechtenstein serves as an example for how such a program may
   
Prof. dr. Neil Maiden

Neil Maiden is Professor of Systems Engineering at City University London. He is and has been a principal and co-investigator on numerous UK EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects with a total value of €3 million. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, conferences and workshops proceedings, and heads the most successful requirements research group worldwide in terms of numbers of publications. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004, and is both Associate Editor for Requirements and Editor of the IEEE Software’s Requirements column. His details are available at http://www-hcid.soi.city.ac.uk/pNeilmaiden.html
 
Scenarios: Handling Requirements in Context

Scenarios and use cases have emerged as some of the most effective requirements discovery techniques. However techniques and software tools with which to make the use of scenarios more systematic and rigorous have proved elusive. This keynote presentation will review the challenges facing the more systematic use of scenarios in requirements processes, and report the results of research to develop and evaluate different scenario-based techniques and tools in large requirements projects. It highlights both current successes and future challenges for the use of scenarios in early software development processes.
   
Prof. dr. Raimundas Jasinevicius

Dr. Raimundas Jasinevicius (born in Kaunas 1936) - professor of Systemology a the Computer Engineering Department of the Kaunas University of Technology and the part time professor of Diplomacy and International Law at the Institute of Diplomacy and Political Science at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, ambassador of Lithuania, member of the IEEE. His research fields are: System Theory, Neurocomputing, Character Recognition, Petri Nets, Fuzzy Expert Maps, Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Ttheory and Applications for International Relations, and e-Diplomacy. Raimundas Jasinevicius has been involved in few large scale projects: Concepts of the Information System for the Air Traffic Control in Lithuania Airspace; Computerized Police Information System for Ministry of Internal Affairs; Tempus project on Curricula Modernization in Information Technology at the Universities of Lithuania; SoC for SME project for 5 Nordic countries and 3 Baltic states. He was engaged as a researcher at the Cybernetics Center at the Genoa University (Italy, 1967), UCLA (USA, 1973), UMIST, City University and King's College (UK, 1976 and 1994). From 1994 till 2001 he was the ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Denmark and Iceland. He has published 3 monographs, 1 referenced dictionary and more than 120 papers and articles on system theory as well as on international political affairs and humanitarian problems.
 
European Roadmap for Complex Systems Science

What sort of researches does EU need to-day, and what the EU expects from its own universities? Universities must meet new challenges of our contemporary life‘s complexity – they need new field called as Complex Systems Science (CSS). CSS appears in four ways: 1) better understanding of many complex systems; 2) better control of the complex socio-technical systems dynamics; 3) better understanding of the complex environment in which engineered systems exist (e.g. regulation, ethics, markets); 4) better understanding of the design, engineering and management process. Unfortunately there is a widening gap between the status of IT/IST in EU, on one side,and USA and Asia, on the other. What, if anything, could or should be done by EU to reduce the gap? EU should assign a high priority to the establishment of EU Center for Advanced Research, Development and Education in Information Technology and Intelligent Systems.
   

Conference Fees:
Early-bird prices - for registration until April 11, 2011
Regular prices - for registration after April 11, 2011

Full conference package (for non-discounted participant and PC member):
      -  attendance at all sessions,
      -  50% discount on industrial tutorials fee,
      -  copy of conference proceedings,
      -  CD with conference program and both proceedings,
      -  conference materials,
      -  refreshments during breaks,
      -  tickets for social events: 2-3 lunches, an official dinner, and a sightseeing tour;


Full conference package (for student up to master degree):
      -  attendance at all research sessions,
      -  50% discount on industrial tutorials fee,
      -  copy of conference proceedings,
      -  CD with conference program and both proceedings,
      -  conference materials,
      -  refreshments during breaks;


Partial conference package:
      -  attendance at all sessions,
      -  CD with conference program and both proceedings,
      -  refreshments during breaks;

Industrial tutorials package:
      -  attendance at all tutorials sessions,
      -  tutorials materials,
      -  CD with conference program and both proceedings,
      -  lunch and refreshments during breaks
.

Type
Early-bird prices
Regular prices
Participation days
Participation days
  Full conference package
April 27-28
April 27-29
April 27-28
April 27-29
  Participant (non-discounted)
250 EUR  
300 EUR  
300 EUR  
375 EUR  
  PC member
200 EUR  
250 EUR  
250 EUR  
325 EUR  
  Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
125 EUR  
175 EUR  
175 EUR  
250 EUR  
  Partial conference package
April 27-28
April 27-29
April 27-28
April 27-29
  Participant (non-discounted)
125 EUR  
225 EUR  
175 EUR  
225 EUR  
  PC member
100 EUR  
200 EUR  
125 EUR  
275 EUR  
  Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
 75 EUR  
 175 EUR  
100 EUR  
250 EUR  
  Industrial tutorials package
April 29
April 29
  Participant (non-discounted)
100 EUR  
150 EUR  
  PC member
100 EUR  
150 EUR  
  Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
100 EUR  
150 EUR  

Prices for additional copies of conference proceedings:
      -  additional copy of proceedings - 50 EUR,
      -  additional copy of research communications with ISSN - 30 EUR.
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CALL FOR TUTORIALS

Overview and Aim

Industrial Tutorials is a special day at annual IT conference, which aims to bring practitioners from well-known Baltic IT companies for sharing their experience in applying modern information technologies and software development methods and tools. It is organized in a close collaboration between Kaunas University of Technology and No Magic Europe, which is located in Kaunas, Lithuania and is known as a vendor of worldwide popular UML modeling tool MagicDraw, developer of high quality custom software solutions, and provider of training and consultancy in software engineering and business process management.

The first edition of Industrial Tutorials at IT 2010 was very successful – it attracted a number of speakers from companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Alna and others and was highly rated by the participants. We are looking forward to even better IT 2011 Industrial Tutorials session.

Relevant Topics

We invite practitioners to submit proposals for high quality practical presentations (45 minutes) at IT 2011 Industrial Tutorials on these topics:
 
      -   Project Management 
      -   Requirements Analysis 
      -   Architecture & Design 
      -   Software Testing and Quality Assurance 
      -   Software Documentation 
      -   Agile Practices 
      -   Model-Driven Development 
      -   Software Product Line Development 
      -   Business Process Management 
      -   Modern IT Trends (Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Mobile Applications, etc.)

Submission

Proposals should be oriented to presenting experience and lessons learnt in software development practice. Theoretical presentations will not be accepted.
Tutorial proposals should be made using this tutorial proposal form and sent to industrial tutorials chair Darius Silingas at.

Review Process

Tutorial proposals will be selected by the tutorial chair, under advice of the IT 2011 organization committee. The presenters of selected tutorials will be granted the industrial tutorials package for free. If you have any questions about presenting or participating at industrial tutorials session, feel free to contact industrial tutorials chair Darius Silingas at darius.silingas@nomagic.com

Important Days

14 03 2011 - Industrial tutorial proposal submission deadline; (extended)
16 03 2011 - Industrial tutorial proposal acceptance notification; (extended)
21 03 2011 - Industrial tutorials program publication; (extended)
04 04 2011 - Industrial tutorials presentation draft version submission;
18 04 2011 - Industrial tutorials presentation final version for publishing;
29 04 2011 - Industrial tutorials presentation

Conference Fees

Early bird registration price: 100 EUR
(payment before 18 04 2011  22 04 2011)

Late registration price:         150 EUR
(payment after 18 04 2011  22 04 2011)
 
For attendees of IT 2011 special discount will be granted (see Conference fees).

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Conference Venue
The Conference will be held at Kaunas University of Technology, 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 (www.kaunasjazz.lt), which is taking place during the conference week.

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Organised by 
Department of Information Systems, http://isd.ktu.lt/index_en.asp 
Informatics Faculty, http://if.ktu.lt/index.php?page=faculty
Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania http://en.ktu.lt
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Organizing Committee:
Rimantas Butleris (Chair)
Rita Butkiene (Co-chair)

Darius Silingas (Industrial Tutorials Chair)
Lina Nemuraite
Lina Tutkute
Tomas Danikauskas
Kestutis Kapocius
Jonas Ceponis
Jovita Nenortaite
Mikas Binkis
Gytis Vilutis
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Contact addresses
Tomas Skersys
Kaunas University of Technology
Studentų str. 50-309, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel.   +370 686 24695  +370-37-300382 ;  Fax. +370-37-300352
E-mail:
it2011@ktu.lt
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 General Chair:

 prof. habil. dr. Aleksandras Targamadze, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 

 

 Program Committee:

 Vasiu Radu Adrian, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

 Jan Aidemark, Vaxio University, Sweden

 Vassil Alexandrov, University of Reading, United Kingdom

 Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Russia

 Rimantas Barauskas, University of Technology, Lithuania

 Joerg Becker, University of Muenster, Germany

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

 Bernd Blobel, University of Regensburg, Germany

 Rimantas Butleris, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Albertas Caplinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Sven Carlsson, Lund University, Sweden

 Joanna Chimiak-Opoka, University of Innsbruck, Austria

 Boris Cogan, London Metropoliatan University, Faculty of Computing, United Kingdom

 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

 Alvydas Jaliniauskas, SubscriberMail LLC, 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

 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

 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

 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

 Giedre Sabaliauskaite, Lund University, Sweden

 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

 Laimutis Telksnys, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, 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

 Benkt Wangler, University of Skovde, Sweden

 Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland

 Zheying Zhang, University of Tampere, Finland

 Antanas Zilinskas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania

 
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