This volume contains the proceedings of the first International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT 2006), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Communication and Control (INSTICC) in cooperation with the Object Management Group (OMG), sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal and hosted by the School of Business of the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in information technology and software development. The conference tracks are “Software Engineering��?, “Information Systems and Data Management��?, “Programming Languages��?, “Distributed and Parallel Systems��? and “Knowledge Engineering��?.
Software and data technologies are essential for developing any computer information system, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from programming issues to the more abstract theoretical aspects of software engineering; from databases and data-warehouses to management information systems and knowledge-base systems; Distributed systems, ubiquity, data quality and other related topics are included in the scope of ICSOFT.
ICSOFT 2006 received 187 paper submissions from more than 39 countries in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper evaluation method was used: each paper was reviewed by at least two internationally known experts from ICSOFT Program Committee. Only 23 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations), 44 additional papers, describing work-in-progress, were accepted as short paper for 20’ oral presentation, leading to a total of 67 oral paper presentations. There were also 26 papers selected for poster presentation. The full-paper acceptance ratio was thus 12%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was 35%.
In its program ICSOFT includes a panel to discuss the future of software development, by six distinguished world-class researchers; furthermore, the program is enriched by one tutorial and six keynote lectures. These high points in the conference program, involving top researchers worldwide, experts in different knowledge areas, have definitely contributed to reinforce the overall quality of the conference.
|Place of Publication||Setubal|
|Number of pages||368|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Sep 2006|