Advances in Information and Knowledge Engineering in a Connected World

in Special Issue   Posted on December 23, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sun 28 Feb 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 2.044
Journal Name : Computing
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Guest Editors:

Ladjel Bellatreche, Lead Guest Editor (ISAE-Poitiers, France, [email protected])

Tjoa A Min (TU Wien Information, Austria, [email protected])


SOFSEM Conference consists of three tracks covering major subareas of current computer science: the traditional track on Foundations of Computer Science and two tracks devoted to leading developments in areas – Software Engineering: Methods, Tools, Applications, and Data, Information and Knowledge Engineering. Original contributions are solicited, presenting new research results in the theory and practice of computer science in each subarea designated for SOFSEM. Our special issue is related to the Data, Information and Knowledge Engineering Track. It aims at covering all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling, storing, and managing data, information, and knowledge with a special focus on the connected world that includes social networks, sensors, etc. Contributions concerning all steps in the development of data and knowledge-intensive systems – theoretical foundations, design, implementation and maintenance techniques – are welcome.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data storage, processing and analytics,
  • business process modeling, automation, and management,
  • data and information modeling,
  • data and information semantics,
  • data integration, data cleaning,
  • data intensive applications,
  • data warehousing,
  • data mining, knowledge discovery and machine learning,
  • data privacy and security,
  • information retrieval,
  • intelligent agents, multi-agent systems,
  • knowledge modeling and processing,
  • knowledge acquisition and engineering,
  • linked data and open data,
  • mobile data and information,
  • multimedia, spatial, and temporal data and knowledge,
  • parallel and distributed data platforms,
  • probabilistic databases, uncertainty and approximate querying,
  • query and natural language processing,
  • provenance and trust in data management and knowledge engineering,
  • stream data management,
  • web and semantic web data and knowledge engineering.

Important Dates (Tentative):

February 28, 2021: Full article submissionApril 11, 2021: First round notification (minor/major revision)May 21, 2021: Submission of revised manuscript

Submission Guidelines:

Authors of selected papers are invited to submit an extended version with at least 30% difference in technical content. Every submission will be evaluated by at least two independent reviewers, using the same review process and standard for the Computing Journal regular submissions. The Editor-in-Chief, along with the guest editors, will make the final decision to accept or decline a submission based on the reviews. 

All submitted manuscripts must be formatted according to Computing’s instructions for authors which are available at We will only accept LaTeX manuscripts which must use Springer templates.

Manuscript length: Please note that the page limit for Special Issue submissions differs from that of regular Computing submissions. Manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue should not exceed 19 pages. Submissions that do not comply with this requirement are likely to be desk rejected without being reviewed.

Submission instruction: Manuscripts should be submitted using the online submission system at ( Please select ‘SOFSEM 2018’ during the submission step ‘Additional Information’.

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