Thematic tracks

Intelligent Information Systems

The Intelligent Information Systems thematic track will be concerned with the integration of artificial intelligence, intelligent systems and technologies, database technologies and information systems methodologies to create the next generation information systems – Intelligent Information Systems (IIS).

These new type of information systems embody knowledge that allows them to exhibit intelligent behavior. This enables them to cooperate with users and other systems in tasks such as problem solving and retrieval and manipulation of a large variety of multimedia information and knowledge. These systems perform tasks such as knowledge-directed inference to discover knowledge from very large data collections and provide cooperative support to users in complex data analysis. IIS are also concerned with searching, accessing, retrieving, storing and treating large collections of multimedia information and knowledge and also integrating information and knowledge from multiple heterogeneous sources.

The Thematic track on Intelligent Information Systems will provide a forum for academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss issues, publish original and state-of-the-art research concerning theoretical and practical advances on IIS, system architectures, tools and techniques, and successful experiences in intelligent information systems.


Topics of Interest

The thematic track will be structured around the following themes:

  • Fundamentals of data, information, and knowledge models;
  • Data engineering and data quality in Information Systems;
  • Information technologies applications and management in knowledge-based society;
  • Decision support models and systems for IIS;
  • Methods for IIS analysis, design, implementation, validation and maintenance;
  • User modeling, process modelling and business modelling methodologies;
  • Intelligent/cooperative search and query languages and interfaces;
  • Knowledge management, representation, integration, fusion, interchange and evolution in IIS;
  • Intelligent databases, extended-relational, object-oriented, logic-based and active databases;
  • Intelligent information retrieval, digital libraries, and networked information retrieval;
  • Distributed multimedia and hypermedia information space design, implementation and navigation;
  • Intelligent user interfaces, visual interfaces, visual query languages, and visual expressiveness of IIS;
  • Competitive and strategic intelligence;
  • Machine learning, knowledge discovery, and data mining for large IIS systems;
  • Uncertainty management and reasoning under uncertainty for IIS;
  • Applications of Intelligent Information Systems.

This topic’s list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in the thematic track main subject.


Paper submission

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. Acceptance will be based on the paper’s significance, technical quality, clarity, relevance and originality.


Paper Publication

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of the LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge). The number of pages of the accepted contributions has the following limits:

  • Full Regular Papers: Contributions accepted as full papers should contain from 10 to 12 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions. Extraordinarily, other two additional pages could be considered with a supplementary fee.
  • Short Papers: Contributions accepted as short papers should contain from 4 to 6 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions.

All accepted papers must be presented orally the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.


Important dates

Deadline for paper submission: March 23, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 27, April, 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 1, June, 2015
Conference dates: September 8-11, 2015


Track Chairs

Álvaro Rocha
Department of Informatics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Email: amrocha (at)

Luís Paulo Reis
Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Email: lpreis (at)

Adolfo Lozano
Department of Computer Information Systems and Telematics Engineering, University of Extremadura, Caceres, Spain
Email: alozano (at)


Programme Committee

Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Tossapon Boongoen, Royal Thai Air Force Academy, Thailand
Carlos Costa, IUL- ISCTE, Portugal
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Vitalyi Talanin, Zaporozhye Institute of Economics Information Technologies, Ukraine
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Garyfallos Arabatzis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Khalid Benali, LORIA – Université de Lorraine, France
Salama Mostafa, UNITEN, Malaysia
Fernando Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
Pedro Henriques Abreu, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Radouane Yafia Ibn, Zohr University, Morocco
Maria José Sousa, Universidade Europeia, Portugal
Mijalce Santa, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Sawomir Zolkiewski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Alvaro Prieto, University of Extremadura, Spain
Roberto Rodriguez-Echeverria, University of Extremadura, Spain
Yair Wiseman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Babak Rouhani, Payame Noor University, Iran
Hing Kai Chan, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
José Palma, University of Murcia, Spain
Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia
Brígida Mónica Faria, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal