9th International Symposium


From Data to Models and Back

A satellite event of the International conference on information and knowledge management - CIKM

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Covid Alert

DataMod will be a fully virtual workshop, with no travel involved, and presentation will be given via pre-recorded videos, followed by synchronized online discussions during the scheduled workshop period.

About Datamod 2020

DataMod 2020 aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and research institutions interested in the combined application of computational modelling methods with data-driven techniques from the areas of knowledge management, data mining and machine learning. Modelling methodologies of interest include automata, agents, Petri nets, process algebras and rewriting systems. Application domains include social systems, ecology, biology, medicine, smart cities, governance, security, education, software engineering, and any other field that deals with complex systems and large amounts of data. Papers can present research results in any of the themes of interest for the symposium as well as application experiences, tools and promising preliminary ideas. Papers dealing with synergistic approaches that integrate modelling and knowledge management/discovery or that exploit knowledge management/discovery to develop/syntesise system models are especially welcome.

DATE 20 October 2020

LOCATION Online conference



Important dates

DataMod will be a fully virtual workshop.

On this basis deadlines for submissions have been updated.

We hope that you all stay safe in those exceptional circumstances.


  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2020
  • Paper submission deadline: 22 July 2020
  • Acceptance notification: 29 August 2020
  • Camera ready due: TBA


  • Presentation report deadline: 21 September 2020
  • Acceptance notification: 28 September 2020

Topics of interest

Modelling and analysis methodologies include

  • Agent-based Methodologies
  • Automata-based Methodologies
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cellular Automata
  • Classification
  • Clustering, Segmentation and Profiling
  • Conformance Analysis
  • Constraint Programming
  • Data Mining
  • Differential Equations
  • Game Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Membrane Systems
  • Network Theory and Analysis
  • Ontologies
  • Optimisation Modelling
  • Petri Nets
  • Process Calculi
  • Process Mining
  • Rewriting Systems
  • Spatio-temporal Data Analysis/Mining
  • Statistical Model Checking
  • Text Mining
  • Topological Data Analysis

Application domains include:

  • Biology
  • Brain Data and Simulation
  • Business Process Management
  • Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Enterprise Architectures
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Governance
  • HCI and Human Behaviour
  • Open Source Software Development and Communities
  • Pharmacology
  • Resilience Engineering
  • Safety and Security Risk Assessment
  • Social Good
  • Social Software Engineering
  • Social Systems
  • Sustainable Development
  • Threat modelling and analysis
  • Urban Ecology
  • Smart Cities and Smart Lands

Synergistic approaches include:

  • 1. Use of modelling methods and notations in a knowledge management/discovery context
  • 2. Development and use of common modelling and knowledge management/discovery frameworks to explore and understand complex systems from the application domains of interest

Paper Submission and Publication

Guidelines for submissions:

Papers can take one of the following three forms:

  • Regular (research, tool or position) paper, up to 15 pages
  • Short (research, tool or position) paper, up to 8 pages
  • Presentation report, up to 4 page
  • Presentation reports concern recent or ongoing work on relevant topics and ideas, for timely discussion and feedback at the workshop. There is no restriction as for previous/future publication of the contents of a presentation. Typically, a presentation is based on a paper which recently appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another recognised conference, or which has not yet been submitted. Presentation reports will receive a lightweight review to establish their relevance for DataMod (see the Call for Presentation Reports).


    Authors are invited to submit their contributions via Easychair. The Easychair submission webpage is available at Submit on Easychair

    All papers should be written in English and prepared using the specific LNCS templates available at Submission Template

    Each paper will be reviewed by three Program Committee members. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email through the Easychair platform.


    Accepted papers will be included in the Symposium programme and will appear in the symposium pre-proceedings. Pre-proceedings will be available online before the Symposium. Condition for inclusion in the pre-proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors has registered for the Symposium. Revised versions of accepted papers will be published after the Symposium in a CIKM companion volume published by http://ceur-ws.org/. Condition for inclusion in the post-proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors has presented the paper at the Symposium. A special issue of a relevant journal devoted to extended versions of DataMod papers is planned.

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    20 October 2020 - a fully virtual conference

    Keynote Speakers

    To be announced.

    Conference Schedule

    To be announced.



    • Juliana Bowles, Computer Science, University of St Andrews
    • Giovanna Broccia, FMT Lab, ISTI-CNR, Italy
    • Mirco Nanni, KDD Lab, ISTI-CNR, Italy


    • Oana Andrei, University of Glasgow, UK
    • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
    • Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy


    • Oana Andrei, University of Glasgow, UK
    • Antonio Cerone, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
    • Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Riccardo Guidotti, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Stan Matwin, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Anna Monreale, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Mirco Nanni, ISTI-CNR, Italy


    To be announced.

    Online conference

    DataMod2020 will be held fully online. Presentation will be given via pre-recorded videos, followed by synchronized online discussions during the scheduled workshop period.

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