The 18th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies
(ICIST 2012)

September 13th - 14th, 2012, Kaunas, Lithuania





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  ICIST 2012 Proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer-Verlag CCIS  
     (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series.CCIS is abstracted/indexed in ISI Proceedings and Scopus.



ICIST 2012 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.

 OVERVIEW AND AIM  

ICIST Conference (formerly known as the IT 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. In 2012, another page was turned as Springer have agreed to become exclusive publishers of the Conference Proceedings. Thematically the 2012 iteration of the Conference aims to maintain the focus on the promotion of multidisciplinary approaches and methods designed to further simplify the convergence of social and IT requirements as well as accompanying technologies. To further encourage such convergence, full length advanced industrial tutorials on Software Development Practices by well-known practitioners will be staged for the third time during the conference.

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
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Submission
Contributions are limited to the research papers. The paper’s size should not exceed 5000 words and 15 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 (http://www.springer.com/series/7899).  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 in a locally 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.

This year, ALL ACCEPTED papers will be published in the main volume of ICIST 2012 Proceedings in Springer-Verlag CCIS series.

All accepted papers will have to be formatted in accordance to the Springer requirements. The template is available at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. Submission will be handled electronically through the ICIST 2012 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").

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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 2012 web site. 
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Important Dates: 
20 05 2012- Paper abstract registration deadline; (extended)
20 05 2012 - Paper submission deadline; (extended)
25 06 2012 - Acceptance notification;
29 06 2012 - Print ready paper submission;
13 09 2012  - Conference. Research Sessions;
14 09 2012 - Conference. Industrial Tutorials.
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Key Notes and Speakers:
Prof. dr. Saulius Gudas

Dr. Saulius Gudas is Professor at Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Department of Informatics and the part time Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Information Systems.
He was born on June 10, 1952 in Kaunas. In 1974 he graduated with Honours from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (now Kaunas University of Technology). In 1982 he gained his doctorate with a thesis on Information Systems’ Design at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. In 2005 he went through habilitation procedure with thesis on knowledge-based information systems engineering models.
He was engaged as a researcher at the Stockholm University (Sweden, 1995), City University (UK, London, 1996), TU Dresden (Germany, 2004), University of Namur (Belgium, 2008), Cottbus, Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany, 2010), Milan AICA (Italy, 2012).
Since 2008 he has been the Dean of Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities.
His current research concerns the theoretical foundations of Information Systems Engineering, bridging the enterprise management modeling with the methods of knowledge-based information systems’ engineering, knowledge management models and methods.
His scientific and methodological publications include 1 monograph, 1 chapter in online book, over 170 scientific publications, 2 textbooks and 10 methodological guides for students. He has been a manager of international and national scientific and study projects.

 
Foundations of the IS engineering theory

The author submits the theoretical background for knowledge-based IS engineering on the condition that, firstly, the relevant model of the problem domain, i.e. of organisational systems, is needed to reveal the specific features of enterprise management information transformations and satisfy the general principles of control theory.
The first part of presentation Theory of Enterprise Management Information Transformations, presents the hierarchical enterprise management model developed on the basis of the management functional dependence – which is the primary (internal) reason for the emergence of enterprise management information interactions. This theory defines the hierarchical model of enterprise management interactions constructed on the basis of an internal approach to Enterprise Modelling, thus allowing it to detect the management functional dependence.
The second part, Principles of Information Systems Engineering Theory, sets out the theoretical principles of knowledge-based IS engineering related to the primary cause of enterprise management information interactions – management functional dependence. It defines the knowledge-based information systems’ development life cycle (ISDLC). This ISDLC is a normalised systems’ development life cycle based on the properties of a hierarchical enterprise management model.
This part describes the stages of normalised IS development life cycle that serve as a theoretical foundation for knowledge-based IS engineering methods. In addition, enterprise model normalisation forms are defined and enterprise model normalization stages described and illustrated by an example.
   
Michael Barnby

Michael is the manager of the Danish Architecture team in CSC. Where he is in charge of a team, consisting of architects across all disciplines of architecture. The main goal is to ensure a good working environment, encourage high level of knowledge sharing mainly across Nordics which Lithuania is part of in CSC and being the ice breaker into other organisations both globally and locally. Michael has started working in the IT business in 1986, since then he had been holding positions, going from an IT administrator, consultancy, project and service implementation, service delivery and management.

 
Why do we need IT architects and why architects are important?

IT Architecture has become a very important discipline over the last 5-10 years, Customer requirements and Solutions are constantly becoming more and more complex. This has increased the demand for architects with full overview and also have the ability to translate wishes and requirements from the clients into solutions that are possible to implement and maintain. Architects are also heavily used as advisors for business improvements, etc.
   
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Conference Fees:
Early-bird prices - for registration until August 27, 2012
Regular prices - for registration after August 27, 2012

Fees for presenters and non-preseters 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
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Type
Early-bird prices
Paid until August 27
Regular prices
Paid after August 27
Participation days
  Fee for presenters
September 13-14
    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 non-presenters
September 13-14
    Participant (non-discounted)
200 EUR  
250 EUR  
    PC member
150 EUR  
200 EUR  
    Bachelor’s or Master’s Student
100 EUR  
150 EUR  
Type
Early-bird prices
Paid until September 7
Regular prices
Paid after September 7
  Fee for participation in the industrial tutorials only
September 14
    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.

(This year, ALL ACCEPTED papers will be published in the main volume of ICIST 2012 Proceedings in Springer-Verlag CCIS series.)

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CALL FOR TUTORIALS
Information will be presented later.
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 Conference Venue
The Conference will be held at hotel BEST WESTERN Santaka Kaunas (Address: J. Gruodžio g. 21, LT–44293 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.
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Earlier Conferences:
  IT 2011
  IT 2010
  IT 2009
  IT 2008


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

Darius Silingas (Industrial Tutorials Chair)
Lina Nemuraite
Gintare Bernotaityte
Tomas Danikauskas
Kestutis Kapocius
Jonas Ceponis
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  +370-37-453445;  Fax. +370-37-300352
E-mail:
icist2012@ktu.lt
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 Organized by:

 


 Conference Chair:

 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

 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

 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

 Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

 Alvydas Jaliniauskas, SubscriberMail, A Harland Clarke Company, 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

 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, 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

 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