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              *MEDI 2021 - 1st Call for Papers*
	      
10th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering (MEDI 2021)
        *** 21-23 June 2021, Tallinn, Estonia *** 
              https://cs.ttu.ee/events/medi2021/

MEDI has never been organized in the north of Europe;
for the 10th edition MEDI will specially be hosted by Estonia:
a nordic gem where modern meets medieval
[MEDI2020 was postponed due to the Covid19, and mixed with MEDI2021]

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) (https://www.springer.com/journal/10270). 
Other top-quality journals, approval is still pending.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    - Prof. Torben Bach Pedersen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
    - Radim Belohlavek (Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
    - Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Overview
The Tenth International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI) will be held from 20 to 23 June 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia. Its main objective is to provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments and to promote the interaction and collaboration between the models and data research communities. MEDI’2021 provides an international platform for the presentation of research on models and data theory, development of advanced technologies related to models and data and their advanced applications. This international scientific event, initiated by researchers from Euro-Mediterranean countries, aims also at promoting the creation of north-south scientific networks, projects and faculty/student exchanges.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Specific areas of interest to MEDI 2021 include but are not limited to:

Modelling and Models Engineering
    - Modelling languages and related standards
    - Modelling in software and complex system engineering
    - Formal methods, analysis, verification & validation
    - Model-based testing and performance analyses
    - Ontology-based modelling
    - Heterogeneous modelling, model integration, interoperability, model transformation
    - Collaborative modelling and model repositories
    - Models as services and models monitoring
    - Modelling for reuse, dependability and maintainability
    - Models for security
    - Models for Big Data & NoSQL databases
Data Engineering
    - New models and architectures for databases
    - Heterogeneous data, data Integration, Interoperability
    - Data warehouses, OLAP, data mining and Analytics
    - Extending Data Warehousing Technology
    - Database system Internals, performance analysis, self-tuning benchmarking and testing
    - Database security, personalization, recommendation
    - Web databases, ontology-based databases
    - Service based data management
    - Service oriented applications
    - Urbanization of database applications
    - Data models for IA techniques and Machine Learning
Applications and tools
    - Industry transfer, experiences
    - Applications of modelling for Data Management
    - Modelling tools and experimentation
    - Lessons learned and reports related to models/data engineering


IMPORTANT DATES
    - Abstract submission: Friday, January 22, 2021
    - Full-paper submission: Friday, January 29, 2021
    - Acceptance notification: Friday, March 26, 2021


PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit English-language research and application papers representing original, previously unpublished work. Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Papers must be submitted as a single PDF document, via the Easychair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=medi2021

Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS style (Latex style only for camera-ready papers) and should not exceed 14 pages. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

The program committee may decide to accept a submission as a short paper if it reports interesting results, but does not justify a publication as a full paper. As for the previous edition of MEDI, all accepted papers including short papers will be published in Springer LNCS series (under negociation). One author of an accepted paper must register to MEDI 2021 in order to have the paper published. Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.


PUBLICATION AND SPECIAL ISSUES
All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag.

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) (https://www.springer.com/journal/10270).

Best papers will be invited for submission in special issues of well ranked Journals: to be announced *** under negociation ****
Other top-quality journals, approval is still pending.


CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAIRS

    - Ladjel BELLATRECHE, ENSMA Poitiers, France
    - Jüri VAIN, TalTech, Estonia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

    - Christian ATTIOGBE, Nantes University, France
    - Sadok BEN YAHIA, TalTech, Estonia

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (TENTATIVE)

    - El-Hassan Abdelwahed, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
    - Alberto Abello, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
    - Yamine Aı̈t Ameur, IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
    - Idir Aı̈t Sadoune, LRI – Centrale Supélec, France
    - Christian Attiogbé, University of Nantes, France
    - Ahmed Awad, University of Tartu, Estonia
    - Ladjel Bellatreche, LIAS/ENSMA, France
    - Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
    - Sidi Mohamed Benslimane, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
    - Jorge Bernardino, ISEC – Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
    - Angela Bonifati, Lyon 1 University, France
    - Drazen Brdjanin, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    - Francesco Buccafurri, UNIRC, Italy
    - Antonio Corral, University of Almerı́a, Spain
    - Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    - Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece
    - Stefania Dumbrava, École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique pour l'Industrie et l'Entreprise
    - Radwa Elshawi, University of Tartu, Estonia
    - Georgios Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Greece
    - Ylies Falcone, Université Grenoble Alpes, INRIA, 'Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, France
    - Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
    - Flavio Ferrarotti, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
    - Mamoun Filali-Amine, IRIT/INPT, France
    - Enrico Gallinucci, University of Bologna, Italy
    - Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
    - Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    - Marc Gyssens, Hasselt University, Belgium
    - Raju Halder, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
    - Ibrahim A. Hameed, NTNU, Norway
    - Brahim Hamid, IRIT – University of Toulouse, France
    - Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, France
    - Olaf Hartig, Linköping University, Sweden
    - Irena Holubova, Charles University, Czech Republic
    - Luis Iribarne, University of Almerı́a, Spain
    - Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    - Nadjet Kamel, University of Science and Technology Houari, Boumedien, Algeria
    - Selma Khouri, École nationale Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI), Algeria
    - Adamantios Koumpis, University of Passau, Germany
    - Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    - Regine Laleau, LACL – Paris Est Creteil University, France
    - Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
    - Yves Ledru, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble – Université Grenoble Alpes, France
    - Sebastian Link, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    - Zhiming Liu, Southwest University, China
    - Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
    - Ivan Luković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    - Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    - Sofian Maabout, LaBRI – University of Bordeaux, France
    - Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    - Patrick Marcel, Université François Rabelais Tours, France
    - Dominique Méry, LORIA – Université de Lorraine, France
    - Mohamed Mosbah, LaBRI – University of Bordeaux, France
    - Chokri Mraidha, CEA LIST, France
    - Carlos Ordonez, University of Houston, USA
    - Yassine Ouhammou, LIAS/ENSMA, France
    - Marc Pantel, IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
    - Vo Ngoc Phu, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
    - Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    - Giuseppe Polese, University of Salerno, Italy
    - Ramesh S, General Motor, USA
    - Elvinia Riccobene, University of Milan, Italy
    - Oscar Romero, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
    - Manoranjan Satpathy, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India
    - Milos Savic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    - Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Zhejiang University, China
    - Timos Sellis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    - Giovanni Simonini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
    - Neeraj Kumar Singh, INPT-ENSEEIHT/IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
    - Gábor Szárnyas, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
    - Kuldar Taveter, University of Tartu, Estonia
    - Bernhard Thalheim, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
    - Riccardo Tomassini, University of Tartu, Estonia
    - Riccardo Torlone, Roma Tre University, Italy
    - Ismail Toroslu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
    - Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, USA
    - Javier Tuya, University of Oviedo, Spain
    - Hao Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
    - Qing Wang, The Australian National University, Australia
    - Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
    - Panos Vassiliadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
    - Alan Wassyng, McMaster University, Canada
    
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