Tracks ICT.OPEN 2013

1. Big Data

2. Components & Circuits

3. Cyber Security

4. Embedded Systems

5. Intelligent Systems

6. Software Engineering


Track descriptions


Track 1 – Big Data


Our modern society produces more and more raw data: science, medicine, finance, business, transportation, retail and telecommunication produces torrents of data. When the size of these data sets is on the limit or simply beyond the capabilities current technology, we speak about Big Data. Moreover, the challenge is to turn (event) data into value. The theme includes but is not limited to research on algorithms, methods and techniques for:

  • Data and process mining
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing 
  • Data management, Storage and Retrieval
  • Computational Intelligence 
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning   
  • Web-based Information Systems 
  • Enterprise Information Systems   
  • Human Computer Interaction   
  • Agent Technology


Track 2 - Components & Circuits


Our ICT-dominated world builds on electronic circuits and systems that provide the infrastructure on which all ICT applications are running. Digital design is moving to higher abstraction levels with a need for tools that can bridge the gap to the low-level implementation. Analog and mixed signal design provides the necessary infrastructure to connect the core of the system to the outside environment. The heart of the system still needs basic signal processing blocks The scope of the circuits track includes (but is not limited to) recent developments in the design of digital, analog or mixed signal micro-electronic circuits, RF design, signal processing and their applications in the field of micro-electronic systems.
The scope of the components track is the technology and functionality of transistors, sensors and actuators, semiconductor-based micro sensors, micro actuators, micro-systems, µTAS (Micro Total Analysis Systems) and multi-chip modules from which these ICT circuits and systems are built.


Track 3 - Cyber Security


Cyber security is becoming a central issue not only in computer science, but also in the daily life of people. E-Commerce, social networks, e-government, internet banking,  and industrial control systems are only a few examples of application domains that have a huge impact on society, and in which security aspects play a crucial role. The scope of this track includes (but is not limited to): cryptology, security protocols for secure system design, software and hardware security,  malware analysis, tools and techniques for security analysis, and legal, social, organisational and economical aspects of cyber security.


Track 4 - Embedded Systems


There are over a billion PCs in use today. This number sounds large, but is actually very small compared to the number of embedded processing systems we use. Usually we do not directly see these embedded systems; they are embedded inside other products. However, they largely determine their functionality and often make these products intelligent. Designing embedded systems can be extremely difficult, due to their Hard- and Software complexity, growing performance demands, and many constraints w.r.t. timing, energy consumption and available resources.
Furthermore they should be extremely reliable and very cost effective.
The Embedded Systems theme includes, but is not limited to, recent developments in the research and design of embedded processing platforms (architecture and implementation), their run-time environments, mapping and scheduling methods, their modeling and simulation, and dependability measures.  


Track 5 - Intelligent Systems


  • Distributed, embedded, grid, and cloud computing
  • High-performance/High-sustainability (green) computing and networking 
  • Large-scale data management systems, computational sciences, and bioinformatics 
  • Image and multimedia sensing, processing, interpretation, and visualization 
  • Multimedia information systems 
  • Machine learning and applications

Other topics are possible.


Track 6 - Software Engineering


Software engineering includes the following subdisciplines:

  • Software requirements
  • Software design 
  • Software construction 
  • Software testing 
  • Software maintenance 
  • Software configuration management 
  • Software engineering process 
  • Software engineering tools and methods 
  • Software quality



16 September     Deadline poster abstract submission             
30 September     Notification of acceptance poster/presentation
18 November      Deadline for posters
27-28 November ICT.OPEN 2013 - Bring your poster with you for the ICT.OPEN 2013 poster award