DataMod 2016


5th International Symposium

“From Data to Models and Back (DataMod)”

(Formerly known as MoKMaSD)

Vienna, 8 July 2016

Satellite event of STAF 2016

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Preproceedings and Programme


DataMod 2016 aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and research institutions interested in the combined application of computational modelling methods with data-driven techniques from the areas of knowledge management, data mining and machine learning. Modelling methodologies of interest include automata, agents, Petri nets, process algebras and rewriting systems. Application domains include social systems, ecology, biology, medicine, smart cities, governance, education, software engineering, and any other field that deals with complex systems and large amounts of data. Papers can present research results in any of the themes of interest for the symposium as well as application experiences, tools and promising preliminary ideas. Papers dealing with synergistic approaches that integrate modelling and knowledge management/discovery or that exploit knowledge management/discovery to develop/syntesise system models are especially welcome.


Modelling and analysis methodologies include:

  • Agent-based Methodologies
  • Automata-based Methodologies
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cellular Automata
  • Classification
  • Clustering, Segmentation and Profiling
  • Conformance Analysis
  • Constraint Programming
  • Data Mining
  • Differential Equations
  • Game Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Membrane Systems
  • Network Theory and Analysis
  • Ontologies
  • Optimisation Modelling
  • Petri Nets
  • Process Calculi
  • Process Mining
  • Rewriting Systems
  • Spatio-temporal Data Analysis/Mining
  • Statistical Model Checking
  • Text Mining
  • Topological Data Analysis
Application domains include:

  • Biology
  • Brain Data and Simulation
  • Business Process Management
  • Climate Change
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Enterprise Architectures
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Governance
  • Open Source Software Development and Communities
  • Pharmacology
  • Social Good
  • Social Software Engineering
  • Social Systems
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Ecology
  • Smart Cities and Smart Lands

Synergistic approaches include:

  1. use of modelling methods and notations in a knowledge management/discovery context
  2. development and use of common modelling and knowledge management/discovery frameworks to explore and understand complex systems from the application domains of interest

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Keynote Speakers

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Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 11 April 2016 18 April 2016 (extended)
  • Paper submission deadline: 18 April 2016 25 April 2016 (extended)
  • Notification to authors: 23 May 2016
  • Pre-proceedings final version due: 12 June 2016
  • Symposium: 8 July 2016

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Paper Submission and Publication

Papers can take one of the following two forms:

  • Regular (research, tool or position) paper, up to 15 pages
  • Short (research, tool or position) paper, up to 8 pages

Short papers can discuss new ideas which are at an early stage of development and which have not yet been thoroughly evaluated.


Authors are invited to submit their contributions via Easychair (a link to the Easychair submission webpage will be available soon in this page).

All papers should be written in English and prepared using the specific LNCS templates available at

The Easychair submission webpage is available at

Each paper will be reviewed by three Program Committee members. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email through the Easychair platform.


Accepted papers will be included in the Symposium programme and will appear in the symposium pre-proceedings. Pre-proceedings will be available online before the Symposium.

LNCS logoRevised versions of accepted papers will be published after the Symposium by Springer in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( ), which will collect contributions to some workshops and symposia co-located with STAF 2016. Condition for inclusion in the post-proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors has presented the paper at the Symposium.

A special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS) devoted to extended versions of DataMod papers is planned. The call for papers is available at

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  • Luca Tesei, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Roberto Trasarti, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy


  • Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Giulio Caravagna, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Paweł Dłotko, Inria, Saclay, France
  • Nadia Essoussi, University of Carthage, Tunisia
  • Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Coventry University, UK
  • Yiwei Gong, Wuhan University, China
  • Tias Guns, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Krzysztof Krawiec, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
  • Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Patrick Mukala, Enidhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Nicola Paoletti, University of Oxford, UK
  • Giovanni Pardini, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Nikos Pelekis, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Barbara Re, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Giulio Rossetti, ISTI-CNR and University of Pisa, Italy
  • Bruno Rossi, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Luca Tesei, University of Camerino, Italy (co-chair)
  • Manolis Terrovitis, IMIS, Athena Research Center, Greece
  • Roberto Trasarti, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy (co-chair)


  • Antonio Cerone, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
  • Jane Hillston, University of Edinbourgh, UK
  • Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Stan Matwin, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Anna Monreale, University of Pisa, Italy

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