We officially announce the call for papers of the special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS) on “Computational modelling and data-driven techniques for systems analysis” to which all participants to DataMod 2016 (and past editions as MoKMaSD) can send a revised an improved version of their paper. Moreover, the special issue is publicly open for new submissions from any other researcher.
------------------------- Call for Papers Special Issue of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS) on “Computational modelling and data-driven techniques for systems analysis” ------------------------- AIMS AND SCOPE: This JIIS Special Issue aims at bringing together contributions 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. More specifically, research results in any of the themes of interest of the DataMod 2016 symposium and its previous editions (http://pages.di.unipi.it/datamod/edition-2016/) are welcome. Moreover, we encourage the submission of synergistic approaches: modelling methods and notations in a knowledge management/discovery context and/or the development and use of common modelling and knowledge management/discovery frameworks to explore and understand complex systems from the application domains of interest. Papers that at the time have appeared in archived conference proceedings (e.g. in DataMod 2016) will be considered for publication only if there is at least 30% of new material (i.e. important additional empirical results, extensions of the methods and so on) compared to the conference version of the paper. Authors of such submissions are required to enclose a letter discussing in detail the differences between the already published version and the submission. The Editors reserve the decision as to whether the 30% difference requirement is met. Papers may address topics including, but not limited to, the following. Modelling and analysis methodologies: * 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: * 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 IMPORTANT DATES: * Submission Deadline: 16 December 2016 * Notification: End of February 2017 SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS: Stan Matwin - University of Ottawa, Canada, Luca Tesei - University of Camerino, Italy, Roberto Trasarti - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy HOW TO SUBMIT: All submissions must be prepared according to the "Instructions for Authors" published in the journal website at https://www.editorialmanager.com/JIIS/default.aspx The maximum length of papers is of 30 pages. Submissions must be sent electronically through the Editorial Manager system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/jiis/Default.aspx Upon logging in to the system as author and starting the submission process, please select the special issue "Computational modelling and data-driven techniques for systems analysis" during the process. Submitted manuscripts must have not been published before and must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. The publication of the manuscript must have been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute(s) where the work has been carried out. -------------------------