About SOMET 2018

The SOMET conference highlights and reflects the state-of-art and new trends on software methodologies, tools and techniques. You are invited to participate to help build a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences to foster new directions in software development methodologies and related tools and techniques. This conference is focused on exploring innovations, controversies, and challenges facing the Software Engineering community today. The conference brings together theory and experience to propose and evaluate solutions to Software Engineering problems. The conference also provides a forum and an opportunity to assess the current state-of-the-art in intelligent Software techniques and to chart software science initiated from experience to theory. This workshop is an opportunity for us in the software science community to think about where we are and today and where we are going.

Call For Papers

Sierra Nevada



General Chairs

Program Chairs

Organizing Chairs

Publicity Chairs

  • Manuel Jesus Cobo, University of Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain (mjcobo@decsai.ugr.es)
  • Gajo Petrovic, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2018
  • Final Camera-ready Paper due: June 15 2018
  • Registration period: June 2, 2018 to July 4, 2018


TOPICS included (but no limited)

  • Requirement engineering, especially for high‐assurance system, and requirement elicitation.
  • Software methodologies, and tools for robust, reliable, non-fragile software design.
  • Software developments techniques and legacy systems.
  • Automatic software generation versus reuse, and legacy systems.
  • Software quality and process assessment for business enterprise.
  • Intelligent software systems design, and software evolution techniques.
  • Agile software and Lean Methods.
  • Software optimization and formal methods for software design.
  • Static, dynamic analysis on software performance model, software maintenance.
  • Software security tools and techniques, and related Software Engineering models.
  • Formal techniques for software representation, software testing and validation.
  • Software reliability, and software diagnosis systems.
  • Mobile code security tools and techniques.
  • End-user programming environment, User-centered Adoption-Centric Reengineering techniques.
  • Ontology, cognitive models and philosophical aspects on software design.
  • Medical Informatics, Software methods and application for biomedicine.
  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques on Software Engineering.
  • Software design through interaction, and precognitive software techniques for interactive software entertainment applications.
  • Creativity and art in software design principles.
  • Axiomatic based principles on software design.
  • Model Driven Development (DVD), code centric to model centric software engineering.
  • Software methods for medical Informatics, bioinformatics, and bioinformatics.
  • Emergency Management Informatics, software methods for supporting Civil Protection, First Response and Disaster Recovery.
  • Software methods for decision support systems and recommender systems

September 26-28


Special Sessions

Keynote Speakers

Program Committee (Tentative)

  • Alexander Vazhenin, University of Aizu, Fukushima
  • Andreas Speck, Kiel University
  • Antonio Gabriel López Herrera, University of Granada
  • Azlan In Mohd Zain, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Azurah A Samah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Anna-Maria Di Sciullo, University de Quebec de Montreal
  • Balsam A. Mustafa, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
  • Beata Czarnacka-Chrobot, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Bipin Indurkhya, Jagiellonian University, in Krakow
  • Carlos Porcel Gallego, University of Jaén
  • Cheah WaiShiang, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Chi-Yo Huang, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Clemens Schaefer, It Factum Gmbh, Germany
  • Colette Rolland, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • Christoph Hannebauer, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Daniel Riesco, National University of San Luis
  • Domenico Pisanelli, ISTC-CNR, Rome
  • Dmitry Mouromtsev, ITMO University Saint Petersburg
  • Elke Pulvermueller, Osnabrück University
  • Fernando Barbosa, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco
  • Francisco Chiclana, De Montfort University
  • Francisco Mata Mata, University of Jaén
  • Francisco Pascual Romero Chicharro, Castilla La Mancha University
  • George A. Papadopoulos, Cyprus University
  • Guido Guizzi, University of Naples Federico II
  • Hector Perez-Morago, National University of Distance Education
  • Hector Perez-Meana, SEPI ESIME Culhuacan - Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Horvath Laszlo, Obuda University, Budapest
  • Hoshang Kolivand, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Igor Kotenko, Saint Petersburg Institute for Informatics
  • Jesus Serrano Guerrero, Castilla La Mancha University
  • Jonathan Bowen, King's College London
  • José Ángel Olivas Varela, Castilla la Mancha University
  • José Antonio Moral-Muñoz, University of Cádiz
  • José Ignacio Pelaez Sanchez, University of Malaga
  • Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca
  • Juan Miguel Tapia García, University of Granada
  • Jun Hakura, Iwate Prefectural University
  • Love Ekenberg, Stockholm University
  • Mahadi Bahari, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • María José del Moral Ávila, University of Granada
  • Maroua Gasmi, INSAT, Tunisia
  • Masaru Teranishi, Osaka Prefecture University
  • Masaki Kurematsu, Iwate Prefectural University
  • Michifumi Yoshioka, Osaka Prefecture University
  • Miki Ueno, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Nasser-Eddine Rikli, King Sud University
  • Nor Hidayati, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Peter Brída, University of Zilina
  • Peter T. Breuer, Charles III University of Madrid
  • Ramón Alberto Carrasco Gonzalez, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, University of Granada
  • Raquel Ureña Perez, University of Granada
  • Roberto Revetria, University of Genova
  • Roliana Ibrahim, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Ruben González Crespo, La Rioja International University
  • Rubén Heradio, National Distance Education University (Spain)
  • Rudolf Keller, PMOD, Zurich
  • Samir Ouchani, University of Luxembourg
  • Sebastia Massanet Massanet, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Sergei Gorlatch, University of Muenster
  • Shahida Sulaiman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Stefano-Niko Orzen, University of Timisoara
  • Stuart Charters, Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • Takeru Yokoi, Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology
  • Tatiana Gavrilova, Saint Petersburg State University
  • Toru Yamamoto, Hiroshima University
  • Tutut Herwan, University of Malaya
  • Vladimir Dimitrieski, Novi Sad University, Serbia
  • Volker Gruhn, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Yasue Mitsukura, Keio University
  • Yury Zagorulko, Novosibrisk University
  • Yutaka Watanobe, University of Aizu

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Submissions & Publications

Papers must be submitted through the submission platform.

Papers must be written by using the IOS format up to 14 A4 pages for Regular papers, and up to 10 pages for Short papers.

The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a book by IOS international publisher in series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, that is indexed by SCOPUS.

Submit your contribution now!


Special Issue

The International Journal Knowledge-Based Systems intends to publish a special issue in 2018 about the conference. The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit journal extended versions to the special issue on specific topics to be decided.

Special Sessions

  • Special session about Knowledge Science and Intelligent Computing (KSIC).
    • Nhon V. Do - University of Information Technology (UIT), VNU-HCM, Vietnam
    • Ali Selamat - Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

    Call for Papers and more info about the session

  • Special session about Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS).
    • Dr. Massimo Esposito - Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking - National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Italy
    • Professor Angelo Cangelosi - The University of Manchester (UoM) and University of Plymouth (PU), UK
    • Dr. Giovanni Luca Masala - Big Data group - University of Plymouth (PU), UK

    Call for Papers and more info about the session

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