DataMod 2018


7th International Symposium

“From Data to Models and Back (DataMod)”

25-26 June 2018 in Toulouse (France)

Satellite event of STAF 2018

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Programme and Pre-proceedings


DataMod 2018 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 and Genomics
  • Governance
  • HCI and Human Behaviour
  • 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

  • Giulio Caravagna, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
  • Paolo Masci, INSEC TEC and Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Gwen Salaün, University of Grenoble Alpes, France

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Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2018 22 April 2018 (EXTENDED)
  • Paper submission deadline: 22 April 2018 29 April 2018 (EXTENDED)
  • Notification to authors: 25 May 2018
  • Presentation submission deadline: 7 June 2018 (NEW!)
  • Pre-proceedings final version due: 10 June 2018
  • Symposium: 25-26 June 2018

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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 STAF 2018. 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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  • Oana Andrei, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Riccardo Guidotti, ISTI-CNR, Italy


  • Oana Andrei, University of Glasgow, UK (Co-chair)
  • Luís Barbosa, United Nations University, UNU-EGOV, Portugal
  • Bettina Berendt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Armelle Brun, LORIA – Universite Nancy 2, France
  • Juliana Kuster Filipe Bowles, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (Co-chair)
  • François Fages, INRIA & Universite Paris-Saclay, France
  • Lei Fang, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Cheng Feng, Siemens Corporate Technology, China
  • Giuditta Franco, University of Verona, Italy
  • Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Yiwei Gong, Wuhan University, China
  • Rocio Gonzalez-Diaz, University of Seville, Spain
  • Riccardo Guidotti, University of Pisa & ISTI-CNR, Italy (Co-chair)
  • Tias Guns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Joris Hulstijn, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Mouna Kacimi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Paddy Krishnan, Oracle Labs, Australia
  • Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
  • Martin Lukac, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Letizia Milli, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Charles Morisset, Newcastle University, UK
  • Patrick Mukala, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Mirco Musolesi, University College London, UK
  • Laura Nenzi, TU Wien, Austria
  • Siegfried Nijssen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Nicola Paoletti, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Ettore Ritacco, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Gwen Salaün, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Mark Sterling, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Luca Tesei, University of Camerino, Italy


  • Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, 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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