Data Centered Smart Applications

September 8, 2015, 
Futuroscope, Poitiers - France

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The 19th international conference of Advanced Data Bases and Information Systems 2015

ADBIS 2015
Futuroscope, Poitiers - France, September 8-11, 2015

Nowadays, smart applications are gaining a lot of attention from academics and industry. Massive data collections and the usage of that data brings in the development of smart applications as the key process for improving the efficiency, reliability, and security of a traditional application. The concept of smart applications includes various aspects such as environmental sustainability, social sustainability, regional competitiveness, natural resources management, cybersecurity, and quality of life improvement. With the deployment of networked smart devices and sensors, unprecedentedly large amount of sensory data can be collected and processed by advanced computing paradigms which are the enabling techniques for smart applications. For example, given historical environmental, population and economic information, salient modeling and analytics are needed to simulate the impact of potential application development strategies, which will be critical for intelligent decision making. Analytics are also indispensable for discovering the underlying structure from retrieved data in order to design the optimal policies for real time automatic control in the cyberphysical smart system. Furthermore, uncertainties and security concerns in the data collected from heterogeneous resources aggravate the problem, which makes smart planning, operation, monitoring and control highly challenging.

The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

Modeling, Analytics and Design of Data and Smart Applications

  • Advanced big data modeling and analytics for smart applications
  • Social media, crowdsourcing and collaborative behavior management
  • Design and implementation of (embedded) systems for smart applications
  • Smart applications as cyberphysical system
  • Technologies in electrical vehicle, smart building and smart home
  • Design and synthesis of computing schemes and architectures
  • Modeling and computing techiques for environmental and social issues

Metadata, Ontologies, Vocabularies Perspective

  • User Requirements and engineering life cycle
  • Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
  • Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
  • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
  • Use of common vocabularies for smart applications

Usage of Semantic Web for smart applications

  • Creative industries
  • Municipality/public services
  • Tourist services
  • Museums
  • Digital libraries
  • Integration of virtual and physical collections
  • Ambient systems
  • Mobile and web-based guides

Applications of Semantic Web technologies

  • Domain ontologies
  • User and context ontologies
  • Reasoning strategies (e.g. context, temporal, spatial)
  • Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
  • Machine learning and NLP techniques
  • Applications with clear lessons learned
  • Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content

The aim of the DCSA Workshop is to bring together Computer Science and information systems experts, and more precisely Data Scientists, involved in smart applications engineering. The goal is to exchange experiences, build a state of the art of realizations and challenges and reuse and adapt solutions that have been proposed in other domains. There are no conferences focusing on the data centered smart applications, except the conferences and workshops on big data and smart cities in their own right.

Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submission: April 30th 2015

Notifications to authors: May 29th 2015

Camera-ready paper: June 15th 2015

Workshops: September 8-10th 2015

Main Conference: September 8-11th 2015


Ajantha Dahanayake (Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia)
Bernhard Thalheim (Christian Albrechts University, Germany)


Henk Sol (Groningen University, The Netherlands)
Elio Masciari (Universita` della Calabria Via Pietro Bucci, Italy)
Barbara Catania (University of Genoa, Italy)
Areej Alwabil (Prince Sultan University, Suadi Arabia)
Mario Pichler  (Software Competence Center, Austria)
Samira Si-Saïd (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France),
Jari Porras, (Lappeenranta University, Finland)
Isabella Watteau (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and ESSC, France)
Qing Wang (Australian National University, Australia) Margita Kon-Popovska, (Ss Cyril and Methodious University, Macedonia)
Antje Düsterhöft (Applied University of Wismar, Germany)


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.

DCSA will include main and short papers in the LNCS proceedings published by Springer in the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series ( The expected length of DCSA papers are 14 pages according to the general policy. Furthermore, up to four best workshop papers are going to be selected for extension, peer reviewing and publishing in a journal.  

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