DataMod 2017


6th International Symposium

“From Data to Models and Back (DataMod)”

4-5 September 2017 in Trento (Italy)

Satellite event of SEFM 2017

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Program and Pre-proceedings


DataMod 2017 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, security, 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
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Enterprise Architectures
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Governance
  • Open Source Software Development and Communities
  • Pharmacology
  • Resilience Engineering
  • Safety and Security Risk Assessment
  • Social Good
  • Social Software Engineering
  • Social Systems
  • Sustainable Development
  • Threat modelling and analysis
  • 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

  • Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin
  • Bruno Lepri, Fondazione Bruno Kessler and MIT Media Lab
  • Simone Tini, Università dell’Insubria

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Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 8 June 2017 (EXTENDED)
  • Paper submission deadline: 8 June 2017 (EXTENDED)
  • Notification to authors: 6 July 2017
  • Pre-proceedings final version due: 27 July 2017
  • Presentation reports submission deadline: 8 August 2017 (NEW)
  • Notification to authors of presentation reports: 10 August 2017 (NEW)
  • Symposium: 4-5 September 2017

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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. The Easychair submission webpage is available at

All papers should be written in English and prepared using the specific LNCS templates 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 SEFM 2017. 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 a relevant journal devoted to extended versions of DataMod papers is planned.

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  • Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • André Teixeira, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


  • Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, Austria
  • Bettina Berendt, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Giulio Caravagna, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Chiara Damiani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Cheng Feng, Imperial College London, UK
  • Giuditta Franco, University of Verona, Italy
  • Ilenia Fronza, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
  • Rosalba Giugno, University of Verona, Italy
  • Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK (co-chair)
  • Yiwei Gong, Wuhan University, China
  • Rocio Gonzalez-Diaz, University of Seville, Spain
  • Tias Guns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Mouna Kacimi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Sotirios Liaskos, York University, UK
  • Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
  • Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Anna Monreale, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Charles Morisset, Newcastle University, UK
  • Patrick Mukala, Enidhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Laura Nenzi, IMT, Lucca, Italy
  • Nicola Paoletti, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Anna Philippou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Carla Piazza, Univeristy of Udine, Italy
  • Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
  • Giulio Rossetti, ISTI-CNR and University of Pisa, Italy
  • Matteo Rucco, United Technologies Research Center, Trento, Italy
  • Marc Sterling, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • André Teixeira, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (co-chair)
  • Luca Tesei, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Roberto Trasarti, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • Luca Viganò, King’s College London, UK
  • Nicola Zannone, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Roberto Zunino, University of Trento, Italy


  • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Stan Matwin, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Anna Monreale, University of Pisa, Italy

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All inquiries should be sent to .

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