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Information Technologies 2008
(IT 2008)

14th conference on Information and Software Technologies
April 24th - 25th 2008, Kaunas, Lithuania



Overview and aim Conference Theme Relevant Topics Conference Language
Submission Review Process Important Dates Conference Fees
Conference Venue Contacts Hotels
How to get to IT 2008 Programme RECORDINGS OF KEY NOTES

OVERVIEW AND AIM

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES conference was first organised in 1995 by the biggest technical university in the Baltic states – Kaunas University of Technology. The annual conference takes place in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas and belongs to a group of events from the conferences series „Lithuanian Science and Industry“. As Lithuania joined European Union becoming a direct contributor to Union‘s economics, the importance of global issues of industrial and economical competitiveness has reached unprecedented heights. Achievements in technological sciences directly influence the success in this field. Therefore starting with the 14th edition of the conference the aim is to invite scientists and researchers from all over Europe and beyond in order to promote Lithuania's participation in European scientific community while also encouraging practical application of the IT research results in search of a mutual benefit. The main goal of IT 2008 is to stimulate the cooperation and interoperability between European scientists thus helping to find new opportunities within EU organised scientific-applied research programs.
The concept of the conference has also undergone serious changes in the face of an extremely rapid progress of communication technologies. As a result, during IT 2008 virtual sessions will be organised alongside traditional ones thus greatly improving the mobility of the participants.
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Conference Theme
This year we particularly welcome submissions that address Application of Information Technologies for Business and Information Systems Intelligence. But we also encourage submissions on any of the topics listed below.
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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. All accepted submissions will be published. However, the separate volume of selected papers with the ISSN will be submitted for the inclusion in the ISI Proceedings database. Other accepted papers will be published in a separate volume as research communications with the ISSN. The final versions of accepted papers must conform to the proceedings publication format.The instructions can be found on this website of IT 2008. Submission will be handled electronically also through this IT2008 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 blind. At least two members of the Program Committee will review each submission. Review will be handled electronically through the IT2008 web site. See the IT2008 web site for details about evaluation criteria.
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Important Dates:
04 01 2008 – Paper abstract registration deadline extended to January 4, 2008;
15 01 2008 – Paper submission deadline extended to January 31, 2008;
28 03 2008 – Acceptance notification;
09 04 2008 – Print ready paper submission;
24 - 25 04 2008  – Conference.

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Conference Fees:
Early-bird prices - for registration until April 13, 2008
Regular prices - for registration after April 13, 2008

The conference fee includes:
      -  attendance at all sessions,
      -  copy of conference proceedings,
      -  CD with conference program and both proceedings,
      -  conference materials,
      -  refreshments during breaks,
      -  tickets for social events: 2 lunches, an official dinner, and a sightseeing tour.

Type Early-bird prices Regular prices
Full conference package
Participant (non-discounted) 250 EUR 300 EUR
PC member 200 EUR 250 EUR
Student (up to master degree) * 100 EUR 150 EUR
Partial conference package**
Participant (non-discounted) 100 EUR 150 EUR
PC member   75 EUR 100 EUR
Student (up to master degree)   50 EUR   75 EUR
* - without tickets for social events: the official dinner, and the sightseeing tour;
** - without copy of conference proceedings, conference material, tickets for social events: 2 lunches, the official dinner, and the sightseeing tour

Prices for additional copies of conference proceedings:
      -  additional copy of proceedings with ISSN – 50 EUR,
      -  additional copy of proceedings with ISBN – 30 EUR.
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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.

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Organised by
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Informatics http://isd.ktu.lt/index_en.asp
Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania http://internet.ktu.lt/en/

Organizing Committee:
Rimantas Butleris (Chair)
Rita Butkiene (Co-chair)
Lina Nemuraite
Lina Tutkute
Tomas Danikauskas
Kestutis Kapocius

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Contact addresses
Rita Butkiene
Kaunas University of Technology
Studentų str. 50-309, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel. +370 37 300382; Fax. +370-37-300352
E-mail:
it2008@ktu.lt
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HOTELS
In this document (Hotels.pdf) you will find information about hotels in Kaunas.
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How to get to IT 2008
All information you wil find in this document How to get to IT2008.pdf.
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RECORDINGS OF KEY NOTS
Recordings of key notes can be accessed by this address "Recordings of Key Notes".
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 General Chair:

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

 Program Committee:

 Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Russia

 Rimantas Barauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Bernd Blobel, University of Regensburg, Germany

 Bernd Baumgarten, Fraunhofer Institute for SecureInformation Technology SIT, Germany

 Rimantas Butleris, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Albertas Caplinskas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania

 Vitalij Denisov, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

 Kiss Ferenc, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

 Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

 Anna Grabovska, PRO-MED Co Ltd, Poland

 Saulius Gudas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden

 Alvydas Jaliniauskas, SubscriberMail LLC, USA

 Raimundas Jasinevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Egidijus Kazanavicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia

 Jerzy Korczak, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland

 Tsvetanka Kovacheva, Technical University Varna, Bulgaria

 John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

 Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Namur, Belgium

 Arturas Mazeika, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

 Pramod Kumar Meher, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 Jyrki Nummenmaa, University of Tampere, Finland

 Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

 Tero Paivarinta, Agder University, Norway

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

 Rimantas Plestys, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Henrikas Pranevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Dalius Rubliauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Giedre Sabaliauskaite, Critical Software, S.A., Portugal

 Rimantas Seinauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Ilmars Slaidins, University Riga Technical University, Latvia

 Janis Stirna, University of J�nk�ping, Sweden

 Darijus Strasunskas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

 Laimutis Telksnys, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania

 Peter Thanisch, Department of Computer Science, 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

 Benkt Wangler, University of Skovde, Sweden

 Antanas Zilinskas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Copyright: Philippe Rigaux