Call for Papers: CSADB@ADBIS 2018

Citizen Science Applications and Citizen Databases (CSADB) Workshop

ADBIS 2018, September 2-5, 2018 
Budapest - Hungary

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The 22nd international conference of Advanced Data Bases and Information Systems

ADBIS 2018
Budapest - Hungary, September 2-5, 2018

Citizens Science is a relatively new field of study that is in the constant development. Despite its young age, it has already proved that Citizen Science can be beneficial as much as Classical Science. There are varied sectors such as scientific research, science literacy improvement, community services, ecological knowledge, environmental education, technology and many more are created for citizen science programs. The main objective is to contributing data, helping researchers to find solution, and monitoring the problems and providing solutions. Nevertheless, it has particular problem: every Citizens Science project uses databases, which are in turn typically disjunct, disparate, incomplete, and outdated. However, the monitoring and building comprehensive up-to-date database is one of the main challenges for citizen science database. In addition, the lack of user participation, funding, flexible database design and user-friendly applications are also other challenges.

Volunteer-based participation of citizens is one of the main solutions for monitoring databases and collecting data. Similarly, designing the flexible approaches to collect the data, providing services to use gathered data in various sectors of science, designing user friendly design approach for user involvement are possible solutions considered in citizen science database programs.

To address some of those concerns if not all the 1st International Work-shop on Citizen Science Applications and Data-Bases (CSADB 2018) is proposed with the aim to provide a platform for exchanging empirical and theoretical research results about CSADB problems and solutions.

The list of workshop topics (but not limited to)

  • Modeling, analytics and design of data-centered SMART applications

    • Environmental issues
    • City Pollution
    • Citizens alertness for issues around living environment
    • Natural resources protection programs
    • Smart Cities
    • Ecology
    • Natural Disasters alertness (for example forest fires)
    • Scientific research
    • Science literacy improvement
    • Community services
    • Ecological knowledge
    • Environmental education

  • Citizens data gathering principals and scenario models
  • Citizens data collection scenarios
  • Citizens activities and motivational theories
  • Modeling, analytics and design of citizen science applications, databases, conceptual models
  • Systems adaptation according current needs, circumstances and culture
  • Enhancement of database technology and techniques for citizen science applications
  • Data-intensive applications for users based on semantic web
  • Collaborative behavior management
  • Environmental, privacy and social issues of citizen science domain
  • User requirements and engineering life cycle for citizen science systems
  • User-aware supportive and intelligent systems
  • Intelligent responsive systems
  • Learning systems based on cognitive modelling and knowledge integration
  • Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
  • Use of common vocabularies for citizen science applications


The aim of the CSADB Workshop is to bring together Computer Science and information systems experts, and more precisely Data Scientists, involved in citizen science applications engineering. The goal is to exchange experiences and view-points in building state of the art solutions from realizations, challenges, and reuse, to adapting solutions that have been proposed in other domains.

Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submission: May 15th 2018

Notifications Due: June 5th 2018

Camera-ready paper: June 15th 2018

Workshops: September 2nd 2018

Main Conference: September 2-5th 2018


Ajantha Dahanayake (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)
Bernhard Thalheim (Christian Albrechts University, Germany)


Margita Kon-Popovska (Ss Cyril and Methodious University in Skopje, Macedonea)
Elio Masciari (Universita` della Calabria Via Pietro Bucci, Italy)
Heinrich C. Mayr (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)
Jari Porras (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)
Henk Sol (Groningen University, The Netherlands)
Bernhard Thalheim (Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany)
Mario Pichler  (Software Competence Center, Austria)
Isabella Watteau (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and ESSC, France)
Ajantha Dahanayake (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)
Naofumi Yoshida (Komazawa University, Japan)
Antje Düsterhöft (Hochschule Wismar, Germany)
Samira Sisaid Cherfi (CEDRIC Research Laboratory Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France)
Richard Welke (Georgia State University, USA)


The workshop covers three sessions of 90 minutes on a single day.

Paper submission procedures

Papers will be subject to peer review by at least three members of an international program committee.
The workshop website ( is maintained by Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany and uses the EasyChair paper submission and review system.

CSADB will include main and short papers into the LNCS proceedings published by Springer in the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series. The expected length of the papers are 14 pages according to the general policy.

For each accepted paper at least one author will have to be register for the workshop and the conference in order to publish the paper in the LNCS proceedings.