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Information Technologies 2009
(IT 2009)

15th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies
April 23th - 24th 2009, Kaunas, Lithuania


Overview and aim Relevant Topics Conference Language Conference Proceedings !!!
Submission Review Process Important Dates Conference Fees
Conference Venue  Contacts Hotels
How to get to IT 2009 Programme KEY NOTES and SPEAKERS


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES conference was first organized 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". 2008 saw the fist international iteration of the event and in 2009 the aim is to build on its success. The mission of the conference is the promotion of multidisciplinary approaches and methods designed to further simplify the convergence of social and IT requirements as well as accompanying technologies. Therefore researchers and practitioners from all over the World are invited to share and expand their 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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Contributions are limited to the research papers. The paper's size should not exceed 5000 words. After the previous conference the volume of selected papers was included in the ISI Proceedings Citation Index (formerly ISI Proceedings) and for IT 2009 the similar book will be released and submitted for the inclusion in the same database. However, the separate volume of selected papers will be submitted for the inclusion in the ISI Proceedings database. Other accepted papers will be published in a separate volume as research communications. Submission will be handled electronically through this IT2009 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 IT2009 web site. See the IT2009 web site for details about evaluation criteria.
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Important Dates:
15 12 2008 - Paper abstract registration deadline (closed);
22 12 2008 - Paper submission deadline (closed);
09 03 2009 - Acceptance notification (closed);
23 03 2009 - Print ready paper submission (closed);
23 - 24 04 2009  - Conference (closed).
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Conference Fees:
Early-bird prices - for registration until April 6, 2009
Regular prices - for registration after April 6, 2009

Full conference package (for non-discounted participant and PC member):
      -  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;

Full conference package (for student up to master degree):
      -  attendance at all sessions,
      -  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.

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

Prices for additional copies of conference proceedings:
      -  additional copy of proceedings - 50 EUR,
      -  additional copy of research communications with ISBN - 30 EUR.
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Addressing Security in Information Systems Development

prof. dr. Guttorm Sindre, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, Norway

Abstract. As IT is becoming a key infrastructure of modern society and more and more critical tasks are performed or supported by information systems, security (i.e., protection against malicious attacks) is a vital quality factor in information systems development. However, security often appears to be poorly addressed in IS development projects, especially in early stages such as requirements analysis. In many cases, security concerns are only handled late in a development project, during coding - or worse, after deployment, as a response to observed vulnerabilities. There are several possible reasons for this. First of all, methods for secure systems development are often formal and heavyweight and not well integrated with mainstream software engineering methods, and software engineers have often had limited education in security. The customers also tend to have limited knowledge about security, hence such needs seldom surface in requirements elicitation interviews. Moreover, it is quite costly and time-consuming to properly consider security issues for a huge information system, and in some cases the identification requires imagination and an ability to view the system from the destructive perspective of an attacker, which is quite different from the constructive perspective that engineers are used to.
To better address security at early stages of information systems development projects, it is therefore interesting to include the representation of security-related concepts in modelling languages used for IS development. This keynote speech looks at various approaches that have been proposed for including security in information systems modelling, related to different types of modelling approaches, such as goal-oriented models, use cases, business process models, and information models. It furthermore outlines future research challenges related to such modelling approaches, and discusses advantages and disadvantages of various research methods in such research.

Biography: Guttorm Sindre (b. 1964) got his PhD from the NTH, Trondheim, Norway in 1990, and has been full professor at the NTNU, Trondheim, Norway from 2003. His main research interests are requirements engineering and model-driven development of information systems, with a focus on early stage identification of security challenges. He was program co-chair of the CAiSE'07 conference, and has been involved in several Norwegian and European research projects. He has published more than 80 peer reviewed papers in journals, books and international conferences.

Why Today's Systems Theory Can Not Cope with Global Crisis?

prof. dr. Raimundas Jasinevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Abstract. A lecture presents the first reaction of the world famous systems theory scientists' and researchers' to the contemporary banking and economy crisis which recently has shaken the whole world. Comments on the event dealt with political, social and systems control theory aspects.
The global world economy and social system was considered as SoC - the system of communities aiming a maximal profit and institutionalizing a global greed.
The existing stochastic set of world-vide information and control systems was considered as SoS - the system of systems, having no instruments (neither fundamental theory nor tools) able to cope with the current critical situation. The old and perfectly developed control theory with its well-known stability criteria is not adequate to the phenomenon of the contemporary world's realities.
New approach is proposed, adequate to the global arrangements and interdependence of actors in the contemporary world system of systems: 1) consideration of a new type of information - fuzzy knowledge-based data; 2) development of an extended independent space-time world coordinate system; 3) introduction and inclusion into the theory of a very important feature, such as anisotropy of our world's structure.
These three aspects up till now were neglected by the general systems theory, and this negligence cased society's scientific impotence in the presence of the crisis.
So, a new branch of general systems theory is under development now; its name - GFSCT - general fuzzy systems control theory, and it is taking into account all three approaches mentioned above.
The new theory, as well as world's community political will, is crucial for our future.

Biography: 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.

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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 (, which is taking place during the conference week.

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Organised by
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Informatics
Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

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

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Contact addresses
Tomas Skersys
Kaunas University of Technology
Studentų str. 50-309, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel. +370 37 300382 Fax. +370-37-300352

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In this document (Hotels.pdf ) you will find information about hotels in Kaunas.
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How to get to IT 2009
All information you wil find in this document How to get to IT2009.pdf.
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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

 Bernd Baumgarten, Fraunhofer Institute for SecureInformation Technology SIT, Germany

 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, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania

 Sven Carlsson, Lund University, Sweden

 Vitalij Denisov, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

 Kiss Ferenc, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

 Hamido Fujita, 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

 John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

 Rob Mark, Queens‘s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

 Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Namur, Belgium

 Arturas Mazeika, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

 Pramod Kumar Meher, Nanyang Technological University, 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

 Eckhard Platen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

 Henrikas Pranevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Dalius Rubliauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Giedre Sabaliauskaite, Lund University, Sweden

 Marco Sajeva, Palermo University, Italy

 Rimantas Seinauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 Ilmars Slaidins, Riga Technical University, Latvia

 Janis Stirna, University of Jönköping, 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

Copyright: Philippe Rigaux