DBIS'2020 Tallinn, Estonia
Baltic DB&IS 2020
June 16-19, 2020, Tallinn, ESTONIA
14th International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems

Call for Papers


Important dates:

  • Paper submission: February 10, 2020 March 02, 2020 (extended)     
  • Notification to authors: April 6, 2020
  • Conference dates: June 16-19, 2020
  • Security day: June 18, 2020 (Tartu)

Conference Scope:

The International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems is an international forum, which provides an environment to exchange research findings and ideas for researchers, practitioners and PhD students on the crucial matters on engineering reliable, secure and sustainable information systems with data and data analysis in the central role.

The 14th edition of the Baltic DB&IS conference will feature original research and application papers on the theory, design, implementation and security of today's IS on a set of themes and issues.
It will continue a series of successful biennial conferences previously held in Trakai (1994, 2018), Tallinn (1996, 2002, 2008, 2014), Riga (1998, 2004, 2010, 2016), and Vilnius (2000, 2006, 2012).

The Baltic DB&IS 2020 conference will take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, whose picturesque medieval Old Town is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture. Enchanting atmosphere, rich cultural scene, beautiful surroundings, cutting-edge restaurants, cafes and clubs - there is certainly something for everyone in Tallinn.

On 18 June 2020 a special Security day addressing the topics of security of data and information systems will be held in Tartu (Estonia). The Security day is a part of the Baltic DB&IS 2020 program.

Main Topics:

Baltic DB&IS 2020 welcomes original unpublished research papers and application experience papers on the following topics (but not limited to):

Enterprise and Information Systems Engineering
 - Business process management
 - Business process modelling, analysis, and engineering
 - Requirements engineering
 - Enterprise architecture and frameworks
 - Model-driven engineering
 - Aspect-oriented analysis and modelling
 - Domain-specific languages and tools
 - Blockchain technology
 - Data warehousing
 - Testing and validation
Web Information Systems
 - Evaluation, usability, and interfaces
 - User modelling and personalization
 - Web-Scale data management (indexing, crawling, etc.)
 - Social Web and social Web mining
 - Applications and services in government, medical, legal, education, and other areas
 - Information retrieval
Architectures and Quality of Information systems
 - IS Architectures (SOA, multi-agent, process-aware, cloud-based)
 - Cyber-physical systems
 - Internet of things (IoT), and applications, reliability and security
 - Privacy and trust in information systems
 - Quality of services
 - Integration and (semantic) interoperability
 - Distributed, mobile and open architectures
Security of Information Systems
 - Security of data, information, and processes
 - Security countermeasures and implications, and access control models
 - Security errors and correction methods
 - Secure system development principles
 - Big data integrity
Spatial Data Science
 - Spatial data analysis methods and applications
 - Spatial data modelling
 - Spatial data mining
 - Spatial data interoperability
 - Applications in 3D modelling and smart cities
Artificial Intelligence in Information Systems
 - Data science for AI
 - Machine learning
 - Smart services
 - Cognitive computing
 - Big data mining
Data and Knowledge Engineering
 - Knowledge representation and reasoning
 - Ontology modelling, design and applications
 - Semantic metadata, Linked Data and applications
 - Domain analysis and modelling techniques
 - Applications and case studies in education, training and other areas


All submissions will be evaluated (originality, validity, contribution, technical quality, and presentation) by at least three members of the international programme committee. The programme committee may decide to accept a submission as a short communication if it reports interesting results, ideas, or experiences but could not be selected as a full paper. Papers must be written in English and submitted via EasyChair system in PDF format.

Original unpublished research papers and application experience papers with even number of pages are invited in the following categories:

  • full research papers describing research accomplishments (up to 14 pages),
  • short communications (experience reports, project overviews, etc.) (6-8 pages),
  • doctoral student papers (for the Doctoral Consortium, 6-8 pages).

Full research papers will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series, indexed by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, and submitted for indexation in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Short communications will be submitted for online publication as CEUR Workshop proceedings. Best selected short papers will be published by Springer.

Post-Conference Publishing Opportunity - BJMC

In addition to conference proceedings published in a Springer volume or CEUR Workshop proceedings, authors will be invited to extend their articles to be published in an international scholarly open access electronic journal Baltic Journal of Modern Computing (BJMC) (ISSN / E-ISSN: 2255-8950), which is indexed in Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index as of 2015, and in SCOPUS as of 2020.

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