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SKIMA 2011 : 5th IEEE International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information, Industrial Management and Applications: Development and assessment of sustainable ecosystems


When Sep 8, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011
Where Benevento, Italy
Submission Deadline May 16, 2011
Notification Due Jun 13, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2011
Categories    knowledge management   information systems   industrial management   industrial applications

Call For Papers

5th IEEE International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information, industrial Management and Applications
Development and assessment of sustainable ecosystems

SKIMA 2011
September 8-11, 2011, Benevento - Italy

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be accessible via IEEE Xplore Digital Library

With the support of : IEEE, IEEE Italy Section, IEEE IAS, IEEE IMS Italy Chapter

SKIMA 2011 is an international opportunity for researchers and industrial experts in knowledge management, software Engineering and Information Systems to share their knowledge, ideas and experience. The main focus of the SKIMA 2011 topics is to explore new solutions to answer the growing demand for action-oriented research to provide insights into challenges and issues related to the design, development, deployment and assessment of sustainable ecosystems. After the success of the previous editions (Chiang Mai 2006, Kathmandu 2008, Fez 2009 and Paro 2010), SKIMA 2011 will be held this time in Benevento, south Italy.

¤ Pr. Zabih Ghassemlooy, University of Northumbria, UK
¤ Pr. Michele Ceccarelli, Biogem IRGS, Italy.

The Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks” (MJCN) offers a “Best Paper Award” - £200 - to encourage young researchers in SKIMA 2011 conference.
Special sessions focusing on specific topics and research interests are also proposed and chaired by scientists and industrials.

Papers submission will be reviewed with a double-blind review made by external scientific reviewers. The acceptance of the papers will be made based on technical quality, scientific relevance, originality and their relevance for the conference. All submissions must follow the conference template provided by IEEE (see Participation - Submission section). Submission of papers will be carried out electronically via the web in pdf, word document or tex format. After acceptance, the authors are required to prepare 8 pages (maximum) papers for the inclusion in the proceedings of the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The extended version of some selected best papers will be proposed for publication in special issues of The Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks (MJCN), The International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), The International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM), the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management (IJOQM) and The International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI).

Full papers submission: April 04, 2011 → EXTENDED TO MAY 16, 2011
Notification of acceptance of papers: June 13, 2011
Final papers submission and registration: July 01, 2011
SKIMA’2011 Conference in Benevento, Italy: September 8-11, 2011

Original contributions are sought in the following topics (but not limited to):
Knowledge Management techniques and approaches
¤ Acquisition, Retention, Sharing, Refinement, Use or Re-Use
¤ Business intelligence: Data Mining, Warehousing, etc.
¤ Data Engineering
¤ Ethics and Regulations
¤ Heterogeneous Knowledge Based Software Engineering
¤ Ontology and mapping mechanisms
¤ Representation Techniques to Semantic Modeling
¤ Risk Management and Behavioral Organization Theories
¤ Software Agents and Soft Computing Application
¤ Software Requirements Engineering, Design, Testing, Security and Reliability
Information Systems
¤ Agile and Complex systems
¤ Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems and Optimization
¤ Business ecosystem modeling & simulation
¤ Information System: Analysis, Specification and Integration
¤ Interoperability and Models Driven Engineering (MDA, MDE, etc.)
¤ Interoperability requirements, approaches and solutions
¤ IT for sustainable information systems
¤ Modeling, analysis and validation of interoperability between information systems
¤ Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and enterprise interoperability
¤ Economics, Mobile and Electronic Business
¤ Education
¤ Energy and Power Systems
¤ Entertainment, Government and Services
¤ Intelligent Control and Robotics
¤ Life-cycle Engineering and PLM
¤ Manufacturing Systems, Modern Production Management and Mechatronics
¤ Networks Management
¤ Serious Learning and Gaming
¤ Supply Chain and Logistics Management
¤ Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Program Co-Chairs:
¤ Dr. Nayyer Masood, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan (
¤ Dr. Néjib Moalla, University of Lyon 2, France (

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