S3T 2011: 3rd Int'l Conf on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies

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S3T 2011: Third International Conference on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies 

September 1 - 2, 2011, Bourgas, Bulgaria



S3T 2011 is the third conference in a series aimed at providing a forum for connecting researchers and international research communities for worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas and results in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies, and more specifically in Software, Services and Intelligent Content and Semantics. Four coherently interrelated tracks will be arranged in the two-day conference including Software and services, Intelligent content and semantics, Technology enhanced learning, and Knowledge management, Business intelligence, and Innovation. Researchers and graduate students are welcomed to participate in paper presentations, doctoral student consortia and panel discussions under the themes of the conference tracks. The conference is sponsored by the F7 EU SISTER Project and hosted by Sofia University.


Conference Tracks and Topics

We invite original contributions addressing the topics in the following tracks:


Track: Software and Services

    * Software Quality and Testing

    * Software Architectures

    * Software Processes and Management

    * Software Design Tools and Techniques

    * Reusable Software and Interoperability

    * Software Security

    * Mobile Software Applications

    * e-Services

    * e-Infrastructure

    * Software Intensive Systems

    * Cloud computing


Track: Intelligent Content and Semantics

    * Ontologies and Semantic Web Technologies

    * Web Data and Knowledge

    * Social Networks Analysis and Collective Intelligence

    * Information Extraction and Visualisation

    * Semantic Search and Retrieval

    * Data and Text Mining

    * User Modelling and Personalization


Track: Technology Enhanced Learning

    * Building Learning Communities

    * Lifelong Competence Development

    * Pedagogical and Organizational Frameworks

    * Learning Content Management Systems and Services

    * Educational Digital Repositories

    * Serious games and virtual reality

    * Learning theories and innovative learning scenarios

    * Mash-up learning systems and services

    * Learning standards and innovative system implementation


Track: Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence and Innovation

    * Knowledge Management Technologies

    * Business Intelligence Architecture

    * Strategic Knowledge Management

    * Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Intelligence

    * Business Intelligence Solutions

    * Knowledge Audit and Business Performance Management

    * Innovation Management

    * Open Innovation and Living Labs

    * Innovation and Regional Development

    * Knowledge Management Models, Patterns and Case Studies


Important Dates:

Submission of papers                                     May 4, 2011

Notification of acceptance                           June 15, 2011

Submission of final versions                        July 15, 2011

Early registration                                              July 05, 2011

Registration                                                        July 25,2011



We invite the submission of full papers (8 pages), short papers (5 pages), and poster abstracts (2 pages). Authors should use the Springer LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/lncs). Important: Authors should clearly indicate the track and the type of the contribution (e.g. as sub-title). Papers must be submitted as PDF documents through the EasyChair submission system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=s3t2011 

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.



The best paper awards are set up to encourage submission of high-quality papers on related research. Awards will be presented to the Best Student Paper and the Best Conference Paper. 


A limited number of travel awards are available to authors of accepted papers. Ten travel awards will be offered to young researchers/PhD students to present their research at the conference.




Program Chairs

Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA

Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA


Track Chairs

Elisaveta Gurova (Knowledge Management and Innovation)

Sylvia Ilieva (Software and Services)

Ivan Koychev (Intelligent Content and Semantics)

Krassen Stefanov (Technology Enhanced Learning)


Program Committee (confirmed)

Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria

Soren Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany

Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece  

Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia   

Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

Boyan Bontchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Pavel Boytchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Svetla Boytcheva, State University of Library Studies and Info Technologies, Bulgaria 

Federica Cena, University of Turin, Italy    

Mariana Damova, Ontotext, Bulgaria     

Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University, USA

Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK   

Milena Dobreva, University of Strathclyde, UK

Radu Dobrin, Malardalen University, Sweden  

Danail Dochev, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria

Gabriella Dodero, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Avram Eskenazi, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Albert Esterline, NC gA&T State University, USA

Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, UNINOVA Institute, Portugal 

Panos Hahamis, University of Westminster, UK

Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia  

Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland 

Franz Lehner, Universitat Passau, Germany    

Lutz Maicher, Universitšt Leipzig, Germany  

Riichiro Mizoguchi, University of Osaka, Japan

Preslav Nakov, National University of Singapore

Roumen Nikolov, State University of Library Studies and Info Technologies, Bulgaria

Maria Nisheva, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Alexandre Passant, DERI, National University of Ireland, Ireland  

Atanas Radenski, Chapman University, USA  

Allan Ramsay, University of Manchester, UK

Olga C Santos, Spanish National University for Distance Education, Spain

Giovanni Semeraro, Universita' di Bari, Italy  

Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria  

Sergey Sosnovsky, DFKI, Germany

Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, USA

Slavi Stoyanov, Open University, Netherlands  

Kamelia Stefanova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria 

Bedir Tekinerdogan, Bilkent University, Turkey  

Stefan Trausan-Matu,  "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania  

Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA  


Local Organising Committee

Local Committee Chair: Eliza Stefanova

Sponsorship: Victoria Damyanova

Publishing: Eugenia Kovatcheva

Finances: Marin Barzakov

Local Arrangements: Stanimira Yordanova

Technical Support & Equipment: Atanas Georgiev






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