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4th International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI’2014)

September 24 - 26, 2014

Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

Call for Papers

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The Fourth International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI) will be held during September 24-26 September 2014 in Larnaca, Cyprus. The main objective of the conference is to provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments and to promote the interaction and collaboration of research communities issued from modelling and system modelling on the one hand and data and data modelling on the other hand. MEDI 2014 provides an international infrastructure for the presentation of research results and experimentations on models and data theory, development of advanced technologies related to models and data and their advanced applications and case studies. This international scientific event, initiated by researchers from Euro-Mediterranean countries, aims also at promoting the creation of north-south scientific networks, projects and faculty/student exchanges and of other parts of the world as well.

All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag. Best papers will be invited for submission in special issues of the following Journals:

Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, Impact Factor: 1.864

International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, World Scientific, Impact Factor: 0.714

FUNDAMENTA INFORMATICAE, IOS Press, Impact Factor: 0.399

Aim and Scope

Specific areas of interest to MEDI 2014 include but are not limited to:

Modelling and Models Engineering

  • Design of General-purpose Modelling Languages and Related Standards
  • Model-Driven Engineering, Modelling Languages, Meta-modelling, Model Transformation, Model Evolution
    • Formal Modelling, Verification and Validation, Analysis, Testing
  • Ontology Based Modelling, Role of Ontologies in Modelling Activities
  • Model Manipulation
  • Heterogeneous modelling, model integration and interoperability
  • Applications and case studies

Data Engineering

  • Heterogeneous data, data Integration and Interoperability
  • Distributed, Parallel, Grid, Peer to Peer, Cloud Databases
  • Data Warehouses and OLAP, Data Mining
  • Database System Internals, Performance, Self-tuning Benchmarking and Testing
  • Database Security, Personalization, Recommendation
  • Web Databases, Ontology Based Databases, PDMS
  • Applications and case studies

Modeling for Data Management

  • New Models and Architectures for Databases and Data Warehouses
  • Modeling and Quality of Data
  • Modeling for Enhancing Sharing Data
  • Models for Explicit and Implicit Semantics based Data Optimization
  • Model Reification, Model Repositories
  • Modeling Non Functional Properties of Systems
  • Data as models and Models as Data
  • Service-based data management
  • Models for data Monitoring
  • Urbanization of Database Applications

Applications and tooling

  • Industry transfer, experiences
  • Data and Model manipulation and tooling
  • Modelling tools and experimentation

Conference Venue
Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca

Submission Guidelines and Instructions
Authors are invited to submit research and application papers representing original, previously unpublished work. Papers should be submitted in PDF or Word format by using the Easychair submission system (expired). Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed the number of pages precised in your notification (including all text, figures, references and appendices). Extra pages (up to 3 additional pages) will have extra charges. Submissions which do not conform to the LNCS format and/or which do exceed the limit number of pages will not be considered. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag. Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if it is submitted to other conferences/workshops/journals or it has been already accepted to be published in other conferences/workshops/journals. Duplicate submissions thus will be automatically rejected without reviews. Submissions require explicit consent from all listed authors.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: April 14, Extended to April 28, 2014
  • Full-paper submission: April 21, Extended to May 9, 2014
  • Acceptance notification: June 16, 2014
  • Camera Ready: July 7, Extended to July 14, 2014

Paper Publication
All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag. Best papers will be invited for submission in a special issue of a recognized international journals (see journals above).

Conference Organization

General Chairs
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, Poitiers University, France
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Programme Committee Chair
Yamine Aït Ameur, ENSEEIHT/IRIT, France

Local Chairs
Petros Stratis, EasyConferences LTD, Cyprus (Finance Chair)

For further inquiries, contact the MEDI 2013 PC Chair: Yamine Aït Ameur