Scope

The main objective of the BCI series of conferences is to provide a forum for discussions and dissemination of research accomplishments in Computer Science and Information Technology and to promote interaction and collaboration among scientists from the Balkan countries and the rest of the world, and to encourage involvement of young researchers from the region.

The conference will consist of regular sessions with technical contributions (regular papers) reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited talks presented by leading scientists. Different workshops will be held in line with the main conference. The official language of the conference will be English.

The 9th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2019) continues the tradition of BCI conferences held in Skopje (2017), Craiova (2015), Thessaloniki (2013), Novi Sad (2012), Thessaloniki (2009), Sofia (2007), Ohrid (2005), and Thessaloniki (2003).


Topics of interest

The general areas of interest include all topics listed in the 2012 Revision of the ACM Computing Classification System:

  • Hardware
  • Computer systems organization
  • Networks
  • Software engineering
  • Theory of computation
  • Mathematics of computing
  • Information systems
  • Human-centered computing
  • Computing methodologies
  • Applied computing
  • Social and professional topics
Steering Committee Chair

Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

Steering Committee Members

Zoran Budimac, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Betim Cico, "EPOKA" University, Albania
George Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Marjan Gušev, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia
Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Petros Kefalas, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Margita Kon-Popovska, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia
Roumen Nikolov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Iliana Nikolova, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Ilia Ninka, University of Tirana, Albania
Katerina Zdravkova, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia

Conference General Chairperson

Prof. Milena Lazarova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Program Committee Chairpersons

Adelina Aleksieva-Petrova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
George Eleftherakis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, Greece
Daniela Minkovska, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Organizing Committee

Antoniya Tasheva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Georgy Zapryanov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Iva Nikolova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Lyudmila Stoyanova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Ralitsa Peycheva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Roumen Trifonov ,Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Valentin Mollov,Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Virginia Dimitrova,Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Program Committee Members

Nevena Ackovska, Institute of Informatics, FYR of Macedonia
George Adam, TEI of Larisa, Greece
Răzvan Andonie, Central Washington University, USA
Andreas S. Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Zora Arsovski, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Amelia Bădică, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Bădică, University of Craiova, Romania
Valentina Emilia Balaş, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Marko Banek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Dimitar Birov, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Zoran Bosnic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Pavel Boytchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Marius Brezovan, University of Craiova, Romania
Zoran Budimac, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Sabin Buraga, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Petru Caşcaval, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
Betim Cico, South East European University, FYR of Macedonia
Mihaela Colhon, University of Craiova, Romania
Nicolae Constantinescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Mirel Coşulschi, University of Craiova, Romania
Vladimir Ioan Creţu, Politehnica University of Timişoara, Romania
Dan Cristea, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Madălina Croitoru, Université Montpellier 2, France
Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece
Roberto De Virgilio, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Christo Dichev, Winston Salem State University, USA
Ciprian Dobre, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Dimitris Dranidis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, Greece
Luminiţa Dumitriu, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
George Eleftherakis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, Greece
Georgios Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Bekim Fetaji, South East European University, FYR of Macedonia
Vladimir Filipovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Adina Magda Florea, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
John Galletly, American University of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Christos K. Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Bogdan Ghilic Micu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Dorian Gorgan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
George A. Gravvanis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Gheorghe Grigoraş, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Adrian Groza, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Marjan Gušev, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia
Marjan Heričko University of Maribor, Slovenia
Natasa Hoic-Bozic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Zoltán Horváth, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Florentina Hristea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Ladislav Huraj, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
Ion Iancu, University of Craiova, Romania
Barna Laszlo Iantovics, Petru Maior University of Tg. Mureş, Romania
Adrian Iftene, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Galina Ilieva, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarsky", Bulgaria
Florentin Ipate, University of Bucharest, Romania
Mirjana Ivanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Dragan Janković, Univesrity of Nis, Serbia
Gordan Jezic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Elinda Kajo Mece, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
Dimitris Kalles, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Damir Kalpic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Volin Karagiozov, American University of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Nikitas N. Karanikolas, TEI of Athens, Greece
Petros Kefalas, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, Greece
Margita Kon-Popovska. University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia
Eugenia Kovatcheva, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Bulgaria
Ivan Koychev, University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria
Bozo Krstajic, University of Crne Gore, Montenegro
Vladimir Kurbalija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Alp Kut, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Florin Leon, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
Ivan Lirkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ivan Luković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Vasile Manta, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
Elio Masciari, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Paolo Merialdo, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Cristian Mihăescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Boris Milašinović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Anastas Mishev, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia
Mihai Mocanu, University of Craiova, Romania
Alin Moldoveanu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Simona Motogna, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Gabriel Neagu, National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics, Bucharest, Romania
Sergiu Nedevschi, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Viorel Negru, West University of Timişoara, Romania
Roumen Nikolov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Ilia Ninka, University of Tirana, Albania
Andrei Olaru, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Mihaela Oprea, University Petroleum-Gas of Ploieşti, Romania
Leonidas Palios, University of Ioannina, Greece
Doru Pănescu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi, Romania
George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Nikolaos S. Papaspyrou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Reserach Centre, Greece
Bazil Pârv, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Kiriakos Patriarcheas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Ştefan Gheorghe Pentiuc, Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Dana Petcu, West University of Timişoara, Romania
Florin Pop, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Horia Pop, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Dorin Mircea Popovici, Ovidius University of Constanţa, Romania
Zoltán Porkoláb, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Rodica Potolea, Technical Univeristy of Cluj-Napoca
Boris Rachev, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Miloš Rackovič, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Milos Radovanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ioan Salomie, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dan Selişteanu, University of Craiova, Romania
Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Spiros Skiadopoulos, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Srdan Skrbic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ioana Şora, Politehnica University of Timişoara, Romania
Demosthenes Stamatis, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
Liana Stănescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Milena Stankovic, University of Nis, Serbia
Gheorghe Ştefănescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
George Stephanides, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Cătălin Stoean, University of Craiova, Romania
Marian Stoica, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Leonid V. Stoimenov, University of Nis, Serbia
Stanimir Stoyanov, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Bulgaria
Nicolae Ţăpuş, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Avgoustos Tsinakos, TEI of Kavala, Greece
Ştefan Trăuşan Matu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Dan Tufiş, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Romania
Andreea Urzică, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Central Greece, Greece
Goran Velinov, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia
Lucian Vinţan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Maro Vlachopoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
George A. Vouros, University of Piraeus, Greece
Michalis Xenos, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Stelios Xinogalos, University of Macedonia, Greece
Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timişoara, Romania
Constantin-Bala Zamfirescu, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Sergiu Zaporojan, Technical University of Moldova, Chişinau, Republic of Moldova
Katerina Zdravkova, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, FYR of Macedonia



IMPORTANT DATES

Full paper submission: April 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2019
Early (Author) Registration: June 30, 2019
Camera-ready papers (ACM Proceedings): June 15, 2019
Camera-ready papers (online Proceedings): July 15, 2019
Late Registration: September 1, 2019




REGISTRATION AND FEES

Regular (before 15 June) and Student: 300 €
Regular (after 15 June): 350 €
Extra page: 50 €/page
Extra paper: 150 €



The conference registration fee covers:

  • Conference kit
  • Conference USB proceedings
  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Lunches
  • Coffee breaks
  • Conference dinner
  • Social event


Submission

Original contributions are solicited for the following categories:

  • Full research papers (max 8 pages) describing research accomplishments.
  • Short research papers (max 4 pages), i.e. experience reports, project overviews, etc. which do not fully adhere to the standards of a first rate scientific publication, but are nevertheless of interest and value for the participants of the conference.

Submissions will be reviewd by at least two independent reviewers, members of the Programme Committee. Only accepted full papers and some high-quality short papers will be included in the main BCI 2019 Proceedings (published by ACM in the International Conference Proceedings Series).

Papers must be formatted according to the ACM ICPS style templates (LaTeX2e format is preferred) and following ACM proceedings instructions. Other accepted papers will be published in local proceedings (with ISBN). A selection of outstanding papers from the conference may be invited for publication in internationally recognized journals (subject to additional reviewing).



All contributions should be in PDF format and should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair. For their submissions, authors are encouraged to consider the final paper format requirements, as specified at the conference site.

Research papers should be original contributions and should not be accepted or submitted elsewhere until the decisions of the BCI 2019 program committee are announced.

At least one author from every submission accepted to appear in proceedings is obliged to register and attend the conference.