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S3T 2009 : International Conference on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies


When Oct 28, 2009 - Oct 29, 2009
Where Sofia, Bulgaria
Submission Deadline Jun 29, 2009
Notification Due Jul 29, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 25, 2009
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Call For Papers


S3T 2009: International Conference on Software, Services and Semantic

October 28-29, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria

***Submission deadline - June 29, 2009 (Extended)***

S3T 2009 will provide a forum for connecting researchers and
international research communities for worldwide dissemination and
sharing of ideas and results in the areas of Software and Services and
Intelligent Content and Semantics. Five coherently interrelated tracks
will be arranged in the two-day conference including Software and
Services, Intelligent Content and Semantics, Technology Enhanced
Learning, Knowledge Management, and Business Intelligence. Researchers
and graduate students are welcomed to participate in paper presentations
and panel discussions under the themes of the conference tracks. The
conference is supported by F7 EU SISTER Project and hosted by Sofia

Conference Tracks and Topics

We invite original contributions addressing (but not limited to) one or
more of the following topics:

*Track: Software and Services
- Software Quality and Testing
- Software Architectures
- Software Processes and Management
- Software Design Tools and Techniques
- Reusable Software and Interoperability

*Track: Intelligent Content and Semantics
- Ontologies and Semantic Web Technologies
- Social Networks and Collective Intelligence
- Information Extraction and Visualisation
- Intelligent Information Retrieval
- Text/Web/Content Mining
- Personalization and Adaptation

*Track: Technology Enhanced Learning
- Building Learning Communities
- Lifelong Competence Development
- Motivation, Metacognition, and Affect in Learning Systems
- Pedagogical and Organizational Frameworks
- Learning Content Management Systems and Services
- Educational Digital Repositories

*Track: Knowledge Management
- Knowledge Creation and Sharing
- Knowledge Management Systems
- Knowledge Management Performance Criteria
- Knowledge Management Models, Patterns and Case Studies
- Innovation Management

*Track: Business Intelligence
- Business Intelligence Methodology and Developments
- Data warehousing
- Business Analitics and Data Visualisation
- Data Mining
- Business Performance Management
- Business Intelligence Governance

Important Dates

Submission of papers June 29, 2009 (Extended)
Notification of acceptance July 29, 2009
Submission of final versions August 25, 2009


We invite the submission of full papers (8 pages), short papers (5
pages), and poster abstracts (2 pages). Authors should use the Springer
LNCS format ( Important: Authors should
clearly indicate the track and the type of the contribution (e.g. as
sub-title). Papers must be submitted as PDF or MS Word documents through
the EasyChair submission system at
All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. At least one author should attend the conference to present
the paper.


Best paper awards are set up to encourage submission of high-quality
papers on related research. Awards will be presented to the Best Student
Paper and the Best Conference Paper. Ten travel awards (covering the
conference fee and accommodation) will be offered to young researchers
/PhD students to present their research at the conference.


Conference Chair
Roumen Nikolov, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Program Chair
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA

Referred Papers Track Chairs
Sylvia Ilieva, Sofia University, Bulgaria (Software and Services)
Ivan Koychev, Sofia University (Intelligent Content and Semantics)
Petko Ruskov, Sofia University, Bulgaria (Knowledge Management)
Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University, Bulgaria (Technology Enhanced
Kamelia Stefanova, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
(Business Intelligence)

Program Committee
Vasil Alexandrov, University of Reading, UK
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Lora Aroyo, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York at Fredonia, USA
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Boyan Bontchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Pavel Boytchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Svetla Boytcheva, SULSIT, Bulgaria
Teodora Bozheva, European Software Institute, Spain
Daniel Burgos, ATOS Origin, Spain
Ivica Crnkovic, Malardalen University, Sweden
Lidia Galabova, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Olga Georgieva, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Alexander Grigorov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, UNINOVA Institute, Portugal
Elissaveta Gourova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Milena Dobreva, University of Strathclyde, UK
Gabriella Dodero, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Martin Dzbor, The Open University, UK
Avram Eskenazi, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Mark Harris, Intel Education Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa
Panos Hahamis, University of Westminster, UK
Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Valentin Kisimov, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Rob Koper, Open University, Netherlands
Franz Lehner, University of Passau, Germany
Ognian Nakov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Preslav Nakov, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Iliana Nikolova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Maria Nisheva, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Toshio Okamoto, UEC, Japan
Radoslav Pavlov, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Kalin Penev, Southampton Solent University, UK
Ivan Popchev, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Atanas Radenski, Chapman University, USA
Dimitris Sanopoulus, CERTH, Greece
Giovanni Semeraro, Universita' di Bari, Italy
Ignacio Solers, Atos Research and Innovation, Spain
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, USA
Slavi Stoyanov, Open University, Netherlands
Milena Stoycheva, CEO JA, Bulgaria
Giancarlo Succi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Hristo Traykov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Giorgio Valle, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Julita Vasileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Todor Yalamov, ARC Fund, Bulgaria
Vladimir Zanev, Columbus State University, USA

Local Organising Committee
Local Committee Chair: Eliza Stefanova
Sponsorship: Victoria Damyanova
Publishing: Eugenia Kovatcheva
Finances: Marin Barzakov
Local Arrangements: Stanimira Yordanova
Technical Support & Equipment: Atanas Georgiev


Please visit the conference official website at
for full details.

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