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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
  • 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
  • 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


Jan ReckerUniversity of Hamburg, Germany
Philippe Cudré-MaurouxUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland
Johann EderInformatics-Systems, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Douglas SchmidtComputer Science, Vanderbilt University, United States


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, Microsoft Academic, 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


Leszek MaciaszekMacquarie Univ., Australia and Wroclaw Univ. of Economics and Business, Poland


Hans-Georg FillUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland
Marten van SinderenComputer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands


Vincent Aranega, University of Lille, France
Pasquale Ardimento, Informatics, Department of Informatics, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, Bari, Italy, Italy
Marco Autili, Department of Information Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay, CS&IS and System Analysis and Modelling Group, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus and Hasso Plattner Institute, India
Davide Basile, DIITET, ISTI CNR Pisa, Italy
Yann Ben Maissa, Computer Science, INPT, Morocco
Kwabeno Ebo Bennin, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
Jorge Bernardino, DEIS, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal
Marco Bernardo, Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate - Sezione STI, University of Urbino, Italy
Dominique Blouin, ACES, Telecom Paris, France
Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Austria
Thomas Buchmann, Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany
Fergal M. Caffery, Computing and Maths, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Alejandro Calderón, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Cádiz, Spain
Ana Castillo, Computer Sciences, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Anis Charfi, Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Estrela F. Cruz, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Lidia López Cuesta, ESSI, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
João Cunha, Polytechnic of Coimbra, Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Portugal
Sergiu Dascalu, Computer Science And Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Cléver Ricardo G. de Farias, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Steven Demurjian, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering, University of Connecticut, United States
Amleto Di Salle, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Gencer Erdogan, Sustainable Communication Technologies, SINTEF, Norway
Morgan Ericsson, Computer Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Anne Etien, Université Lille 1, France
Letha Etzkorn, Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
João P. Faria, DEI - Departament of Informatics Engineering, FEUP - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Eduardo B. Fernandez, CEECS, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Massimo Ficco, University of Salerno, Italy
Tarik Fissaa, Computer Science, INPT, Rabat, Morocco
Amit Ganatra, Charotar University of Science and Technology, India
Vinicius C. Garcia, Systems and Informations Department, Informatic Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Felix J. Garcia Clemente, Computer Engineering, University of Murcia, Spain
Hamza Gharsellaoui, Computer Science, National School of Advanced Sciences and Technology of Borj Cedria (ENSTAB), University of Carthage, Tunisia
Paola Giannini, Computer Science Institute, DiSSTE, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, Computer Science, UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Hatim Hafiddi, MIR, INPT, Morocco
Stefan Hanenberg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jean Hauck, Informatics and Statistics, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Mercedes Hidalgo-Herrero, Facultad de Educación. Universidad Complutense de MadridC/ Rector Royo-Villanova s/n, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Andreas Hinderks, ETS Ingenéera Informática, Universidad de Sevilla, Germany
Ralph Hoch, TU Wien, Austria
Andreas Holzinger, Human-Centered AI Lab, Institute for Medical Informatics and Statistics, Medical University Graz, Austria
Jang-Eui Hong, Computer Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Miloslav Hub, Favulty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Thomas Hupperich, Institute for Information Systems, University of Münster, Germany
Zbigniew Huzar, Department of Informatics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Ivan Ivanov, Science, Mathematics and Technology, SUNY Empire State University, United States
Clemente Izurieta, Computer Science, Montana State University, United States
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Judit Jasz, Software Engineering Department, University of Szeged, Hungary
Bharat Jayaraman, Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York, at Buffalo, United States
Andres Jimenez Ramirez, Calle Alameda de Buenos Aires, nº 37, University of Seville, Spain
Francisco José Domínguez Mayo, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, University of Seville, Spain
Hermann Kaindl, ICT, TU Wien, Austria
Carlos Kavka, Department of Research and Development, ESTECO SpA, Italy
Dean Kelley, Integrated Engineering, Minnesota State University, United States
Takashi Kobayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jun Kong, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, United States
Herbert Kuchen, Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany
Rob Kusters, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands
Pierre Laforcade, LIUM, France
Youness Laghouaouta, INPT, Morocco
Giuseppe Lami, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Yu Lei, Computer Science And Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Pierre Leone, computer science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Letitia Li, BAE Systems, United States
Horst Lichter, Research Group Software Construction, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Daniel Lucrédio, Departamento de Computação, UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Ivan Lukovic, Department of Computing and Control, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Chung-Horng Lung, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Tomi Männistö, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Andreas Meier, School of Engineering, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Antoni L. Mesquida Calafat, Ctra. de Valldemossa Km. 7,5 (Campus UIB) Ed. Anselm Turmeda, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Spain
Gergely Mezei, DAAI, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Antao Moura, Systems and Computing Department, Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Takako Nakatani, Department of Informatics, The Open University of Japan, Japan
Elena Navarro, Computing Systems Deparment, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Paolo Nesi, Department of Information Engineering, Distributed Systems and Internet Technology Lab, University of Florence, Italy
Sebastiano Panichella, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Jennifer Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dietmar Pfahl, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia
Giuseppe Polese, Management and Information Technology, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Mohammad Mehdi Pourhashem Kallehbasti, Computer Engineering, University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran, Behshahr, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Herbert Prähofer, System Software, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Stefano Quer, Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Traian Rebedea, Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Werner Retschitzegger, Dept. Of Cooperative Information Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Filippo Ricca, University Genoa, Italy
Andres Rodriguez, LIFIA, Facultad de Informática, UNLP, Argentina
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
António M. Rosado da Cruz, Higher School of Technology and Management (ESTG-IPVC), Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Gustavo Rossi, Facultad De Informatica. Universidad Nacional De La Plata, Lifia, Argentina
Matteo Rossi, Dipartimento di Mecccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Gunter Saake, Database Research Group, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Gwen Salaün, Grenoble INP, Inria, France
Johannes Sametinger, Department of Business Informatics - Software Engineering, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Maria-Isabel Sanchez-Segura, Computer Science, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Nickolas S. Sapidis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Istvan Siket, Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence, Hungary
Harvey Siy, Computer Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Kari Smolander, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland
Ketil Stolen, UiO, Norway
Hiroki Suguri, School of Project Design, Miyagi University, Japan
Rosa A. Sukamto, Computer Science Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
Claudine Toffolon, Computer Science, Université du Mans, France
Porfirio Tramontana, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Data Structuring & Eng. Lab., Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Roberto Verdecchia, Software Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
László Vidács, Software Engineering Department, University of Szeged, Hungary
Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, United States
Dietmar Winkler, Institute for Information Systems Engineering (E194), Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Michalis Xenos, Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Jinhui Yao, Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox Research, United States
Murat Yilmaz, Computer Engineering, Gazi University, Turkey