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Call for Papers

ICSOFT is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Software Technologies, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on software technologies. The conference areas are "Software Engineering and Systems Development", "Software Systems and Applications" and "Foundational and Trigger Technologies".

Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICSOFT with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Agile Development
  • Architectural Design, Refactoring and Patterns
  • Automated Software Engineering
  • Change and Configuration Management
  • Continuous Delivery/Integration
  • Data-Driven Software Engineering
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Mobile and Cross Platform Development
  • Model-Driven Software Engineering
  • Open Source Development
  • People Management
  • Process Modeling
  • Programming Frameworks and Platforms
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering Tools
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Software and Systems Modeling
  • Risk Management
  • Software Project Planning and Tracking
  • Testing and Testability
  • User-Centered Design


  • Agent and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Ambient Intelligence and Digital Ecosystems
  • Application Software
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • Complex Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Data Mining and Data Analysis
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Enterprise Systems and Applications
  • Government Systems and Applications
  • Mobile Apps
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Social Systems and Applications
  • Software Product Line
  • System Software
  • Web Systems and Applications


  • Big Data and Data Science
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity Technologies
  • Digital Divide Technology Factors
  • High Performance Computing
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Information Age and Digital Revolution
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Natural Language Technologies
  • Network and Data Communications
  • Software as a Service
  • Web Technologies


Jordi CabotUniversity of Toronto, Canada
Agnes KoschmiderUniversity of Bayreuth, Germany
Wolfgang MaaßSaarland University, Germany


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


ICSOFT Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Leszek MaciaszekMacquarie University, Sydney, Australia and Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland


Hans-Georg FillUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland
Francisco José Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Spain
Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Pekka Abrahamsson, University of Jyvaeskylae, Finland
Wasif Afzal, MDH, Sweden
Rodina Ahmad, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, Netherlands
Fernanda Alencar, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Paulo Alencar, University Waterloo, Canada
João Araújo, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Pasquale Ardimento, Department of Informatics, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, Bari, Italy, Italy
Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Imran S. Bajwa, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus and Hasso Plattner Institute, India
Davide Basile, ISTI CNR Pisa, Italy
Hubert Baumeister, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Christian Berger, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Paul E. Black, National Institute of Standards And Technology, United States
Dominique Blouin, Telecom Paris, France
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Fernando Brito e Abreu, ISTAR/ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Thomas Buchmann, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany
Ahmet E. Cakir, Ergonomic Institut, Germany
Alejandro Calderón, University of Cádiz, Spain
Ana Castillo, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Anis Charfi, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
DeJiu Chen, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden
Yoonsik Cheon, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Anuradha Chug, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
Alberto Coen-Porisini, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Evandro Costa, UFAL, Brazil
Estrela F. Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
João Cunha, Polytechnic of Coimbra, Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Portugal
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Cléver Ricardo G. de Farias, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Giuseppe A. Di Lucca, University of Sannio Benevento, Italy
João P. Dias, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Damiano Distante, University or Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Gencer Erdogan, SINTEF, Norway
Morgan Ericsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Letha Etzkorn, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Anna Rita Fasolino, Federico Ii University of Naples, Italy
Eduardo B. Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Alessio Ferrari, CNR, Italy
Peter Fettke, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Saarland University, Germany
Amit Ganatra, Charotar University of Science and Technology, India
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Vinicius C. Garcia, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Felix J. Garcia Clemente, University of Murcia, Spain
Cigdem Gencel, Free University of Bozen Bolzano, Italy
Adrian V. Gheorghe, Old Dominion University, United States
Paola Giannini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Juan Miguel Gomez-Berbis, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Jose Gonzalez, University of Seville, Spain
Des Greer, QUB, United Kingdom
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Hatim Hafiddi, INPT, Morocco
Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Jean Hauck, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Mercedes Hidalgo-Herrero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Andreas Hinderks, Universidad de Sevilla, Germany
Ralph Hoch, TU Wien, Austria
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Jang-Eui Hong, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Shihong Huang, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Miloslav Hub, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Thomas Hupperich, University of Münster, Germany
Julio A. Hurtado, University of Cauca, Colombia
Zbigniew Huzar, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Judit Jasz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Florian Johannsen, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden, Germany
Wan Kadir, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Hermann Kaindl, TU Wien, Austria
Takashi Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, United States
Herbert Kuchen, University of Muenster, Germany
Marco Kuhrmann, University of Passau, Germany
Rob Kusters, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands
Youness Laghouaouta, INPT, Morocco
Giuseppe Lami, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Claude Laporte, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Gary T. Leavens, University of Central Florida, United States
Yu Lei, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Pierre Leone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Patricio Letelier, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Letitia Li, BAE Systems, United States
Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China
Horst Lichter, Research Group Software Construction, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
David Lorenz, Open University, Israel
Daniel Lucrédio, UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Ivan Lukovic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
Chung-Horng Lung, Carleton University, Canada
Stephane Maag, TELECOM SUDPARIS, France
Yashwant Malaiya, Colorado State University, United States
Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki, Finland
Federico Mari, University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy
Stuart Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russian Federation
Andreas Meier, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Antoni L. Mesquida Calafat, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain
Gergely Mezei, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Ali Mili, NJIT, United States
Deepti Mishra, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mª Ángeles Moraga, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Elisa Y. Nakagawa, University of Sao Paulo - USP, Brazil
Takako Nakatani, The Open University of Japan, Japan
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Toacy Cavalcante de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marc Oriol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
Jennifer Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Alexander Petrenko, ISPRAS, Russian Federation
Giuseppe Polese, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Mohammad Mehdi Pourhashem Kallehbasti, University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran, Behshahr, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Stefano Quer, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Andreas Rausch, Independent Researcher, Germany
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Pedro A. Ribeiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Andres Rodriguez, LIFIA, Facultad de Informática, UNLP, Argentina
Antonio Rodriguez-Diaz, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
António M. Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Guenther Ruhe, University of Calgary, Canada
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Gwen Salaün, Grenoble INP, Inria, France
Johannes Sametinger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Nickolas S. Sapidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Christelle Scharff, Pace University, United States
Christian Schlegel, Technische Hochschule Ulm, Germany
Peter Schneider-Kamp, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Asma Sellami, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Emad Shihab, Concordia University, Spain
Istvan Siket, Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Hungary
Harvey Siy, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Kari Smolander, Aalto University, Finland
Paulo L. Souza, University of São Paulo - USP - ICMC, Brazil
Ketil Stolen, SINTEF, Norway
Hiroki Suguri, Miyagi University, Japan
Rosa A. Sukamto, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Daniel Sundmark, Maelardalen University, Sweden
Angelo Susi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Dalila Tamzalit, University of Nantes, France
Adel Taweel, Birzeit University, Palestine (State of)
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Claudine Toffolon, Université du Mans, France
Maria Tortorella, University of Sannio, Italy
Davide Tosi, Università dell'Insubria, Italy
Porfirio Tramontana, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Jüri Vain, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Juan M. Vara Mesa, Kybele Research Group - University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy
Colin Venters, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enrico Vicario, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
László Vidács, University of Szeged, Hungary
Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, United States
Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dinghao Wu, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Murat Yilmaz, Gazi University, Turkey
Carlos Mario Zapata-Jaramillo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Tommaso Zoppi, University of Florence, Italy

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