4-6 July, 2016
Riga, LATVIA   Included in IEEE list of conferences. Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the series Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)  indexed by SCOPUS and submitted for indexation in Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index . Post-conference proceedings of selected and extended papers will be published by IOS Press in the series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications as Open Access Ebook, indexed by SCOPUS and Web of Science. The other extended papers will be published in Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, indexed by Web of Science. Data management is fundamental for most information systems (IS) and especially for those based on the web. As the volume of data created globally is expected to grow exponentially in forthcoming years, management of big data gains importance in database research and development. Another new research area of great interest is the fusion or linking of structured and unstructured data in IS, tightly related to semantic technologies. In addition, explosion of data usage scenarios, and shifts in computing hardware and platforms highly influence data management and development of modern information systems. The Baltic conference on databases and IS is an international forum among researchers and developers of databases and IS. The purpose of this conference series is to bring together researchers, practitioners and PhD students in the fields of advanced database and IS research, and provide an environment to exchange research findings and ideas on the matters, where development of reliable and sustainable systems, with data in the central role, has become crucial in modern diverse IS engineering. The conference will feature original research and application papers on the theory, design and implementation of today's IS on a set of themes and issues.This conference is continuing a series of successful biennial Baltic conferences on databases and IS, which have been held in Trakai (1994), Tallinn (1996, 2002, 2008, 2014), Riga (1998, 2004,2010), and Vilnius (2000, 2006, 2012). DB&IS 2016 will take place in Riga whose picturesque medieval Old City is known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture. Enchanting atmosphere, rich cultural scene, beautiful surroundings, cutting-edge restaurants, cafés and clubs − there is certainly something for everyone in Riga. Abstract submission deadline: 01 Jan 2016 Extended 24 Jan 2016
Full Paper Submission deadline: 31 Jan 2016 Extended 10 Feb 2016 (firm deadline)
Final submission deadline: 01 Apr 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 15 Mar 2016


Papers on the following main research and application topics, but not limited to, are welcome to be submitted to Baltic DB&IS 2016:
  • Big Data Applications and Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Integrity and Privacy
  • Big Data Processing and Analysis
  • Big Data And Semantics
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Data Integration and Security
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Services and Cloud Computing
  • Data Warehousing
  • Distributed Data Integration and Cloud Computing
  • Domain-oriented IS ( e.g. GIS, environmental IS, governmental IS, etc)
  • E-services, e-government, e-business, e-learning, e-health
  • Human Computer Interaction (wrt Web Information Systems, etc)
  • Information Systems and AI Technologies
  • IS Engineering and Integration
  • IS, Mobile Computing, and Agents
  • Integrated and Interoperable Database Technologies
  • Knowledge Engineering and Databases
  • Linguistic Components of IS
  • Linked Data and Linked Open Data
  • Linked Data Integration, Quering, Reasoning, and Schema Learning
  • Ontology Applications
  • Ontology Engineering (e.g. modularisation, design patterns, ontology matching, etc.)
  • Privacy, Trust and Security in IS
  • Requirements Engineering for IS
  • Semantic Annotation and Semantic Interoperability
  • Semantic Technologies for IS
  • Semantic-driven IS Design Methodologies
  • Service Oriented Information Systems
  • Social Web Mining* Stream Data Processing
  • Web Information Systems, Evaluation and Personalisation
  • Web-scale Data Management (indexing, crawling, etc.)
General Chair
Juris Borzovs, University of Latvia
Honorary Co-Chairs
Janis Bubenko, Sweden
Arne Sølvberg, Norway
Programme Co-Chairs
Guntis Arnicāns, University of Latvia
Laila Niedrīte, University of Latvia
Organising Chair
Vineta Arnicāne, University of Latvia
Finances Chair
Visvaldis Neimanis, University of Latvia
Publicity Chair
Jeļena Poļakova, University of Latvia
Information and Registration Chair
Darja Solodovņikova, University of Latvia
Infrastructure Chair
Inga Medvedis, University of Latvia
Programme Committee
Guntis Arnicāns, Latvia
Irina Astrova, Estonia
Mikhail Auguston, USA
Liz Bacon, UK
Jānis Bārzdiņš, Latvia
Andras Benzcur, Hungary
Jānis Bičevskis, Latvia
Uldis Bojārs, Latvia
Juris Borzovs, Latvia 
Albertas Čaplinskas, Lithuania 
Christine Choppy, France
Kārlis Čerāns, Latvia
Valentina Dagienė, Lithuania
Robertas Damaševičius, Lithuania
Gintautas Dzemyda, Lithuania
Dale Dzemydiene, Lithuania
Vladislav V. Fomin, Lithuania
Olga Fragou, Greece
Flavius Frasincar, the Netherlands
Jānis Grundspeņķis, Latvia
Hele-Mai Haav, Estonia
Andreas Harth, Germany
Mirjana Ivanovic, Serbia 
Hannu Jaakkola, Finland
Ahto Kalja, Estonia
Audris Kalniņš, Latvia
Mārīte Kirikova, Latvia
Dmitry Korzun, Russia
Dalia Kriksciuniene, Lithuania 
Rein Kuusik, Estonia
Peep Küngas, Estonia 
Mart Laanpere, Estonia
Marion Lepmets, Ireland 
Audrone Lupeikienė, Lithuania 
Saulius Maskeliunas, Lithuania 
Jurijs Merkurjevs, Latvia
Raimundas Matulevičius, Estonia
Timo Mäkinen, Finland
Emma Chávez Mora, Chile
Nazmun Nahar, Finland
Laila Niedrīte, Latvia 
Boris Novikov, Russia
Vladimir A. Oleshchuk, Norway
Algirdas Pakštas, UK
Jaan Penjam, Estonia
Ivan I. Piletski, The Republic of Belarus
Jaroslav Pokorny, Czech Republic
Tarmo Robal, Estonia
Gunter Saake, Germany 
Julius Stuller, Czech Republic
Jurģis Šķilters, Latvia
Kuldar Taveter, Estonia
Jaak Tepandi, Estonia 
Olegas Vasilecas, Lithuania 
Tatjana Welzer, Slovenia
Robert Wrembel, Poland
Steering Committee of the biennial BalticDB&IS Conferences
Guntis Arnicāns, Latvia
Juris Borzovs, Latvia 
Albertas Čaplinskas, Lithuania
Jānis Grundspeņķis, Latvia
Hele-Mai Haav, Estonia
Ahto Kalja, Estonia
Mārīte Kirikova, Latvia 
Audronė Lupeikienė, Lithuania
Tarmo Robal, Estonia
Olegas Vasilecas, Lithuania
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs:
Uldis Bojārs, University of Latvia, Latvia
Audronė Lupeikienė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Organising Committee
Ella Arša, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Mārtiņš Balodis, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Ingrīda Cinkmane, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Rudīte Ekmane, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Anita Ermuša, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Natālija Kozmina, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Dace Mileika, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Inga Medvedis, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Rihards Rūmnieks, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Darja Solodovņikova, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Ārija Sproģe, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia
Arnis Voitkāns, IT Department, University of Latvia   Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers and application experience papers up to 15 pages. PhD students are invited to submit papers to the DB&IS 2016 Doctoral Consortium. For additional information on paper submission please refer to conference website