Call for Papers

Please note: This page is an identical copy of the "Call for Papers" brochure, that was sent out by mail in October of 2004. However, a number of small, but important changes have been made regarding the Conference. The updated version (as of February 21, 2005) can be found at Conference Program page.



27th International Conference
With a Special Session: "High Performance Computing, Networking and Grids"
Cavtat / Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 20-23, 2005

Call for papers. PDF
The aim of the ITI Conference is to promote the communication and interaction among researchers involved in the development and application of methods and techniques within the broad framework of information and communication technology. ITI seeks papers that will advance the state of the art in the field, and help foster increased interaction among academic, engineering and business communities.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (in alphabetic order):

Special Session: "High Performance Computing, Networking and Grids”
(high performance computing, high speed networks, clusters, parallel and distributed computing, distributed information services, middleware infrastructure for grid)

  • Computing in Business and Finance
  • Databases, Data Warehousing, and Information Systems
  • Data Mining, Statistics and Biometrics
  • Distance Education and Internet Collaboration
  • Human Interfaces and Interaction
  • ICT in Higher Education
  • Information Society
  • Intelligent and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Knowledge Management and E-Commerce
  • Modeling, Simulation and Optimization
  • Networking, Middleware, and Distributed Platforms
  • Theory of Computing, and Computing Methodologies


Wolfgang Gentzsch
MCNC Grid Computing and Networking Services
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Nenad Jukic
School of Business Administration
Loyola University Chicago, USA

Mike Pidd
Management School
Lancaster University, UK

Andrew B. Whinston
MSIS, Computer Science, Economics Departments,
Center for Research in Electronic Commerce
University of Texas, Austin, USA

Emlyn Rhys Williams
CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
Canberra, Australia

SRCE - University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

University of Zagreb


IMACS - International Association for Mathematics and
Computers in Simulation


IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Region 8

CO-OPERATING INSTITUTIONS (in alphabetic order)

  • ARGESIM, Vienna University of Technology
  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Croatian Biometric Society
  • Croatian Society for Simulation Modeling
  • Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava
  • Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge
  • Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Polytechnical University of Catalonia
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
  • IEEE Croatia Section Computer Chapter
  • John von Neumann Computer Society, Budapest
  • "Jožef Stefan" Institute, Ljubljana


Chair: V. Lužar-Stiffler, University of Zagreb, Croatia


H. Adeli, USA
M. Becue, Spain
I. Bratko, Slovenia
F. Breitenecker, Austria
L. Budin, Croatia
E. B. Cohen, USA
V. Ceric, Croatia
G. Doukidis, Greece
I. Futo, Hungary
M. Gams, Slovenia
V. Glavinic, Croatia
V. Hlupic, UK
A. Javor, Hungary
D. Kalpic, Croatia
S. Krajcar, Croatia
T. Legovic, Croatia
S. Levialdi, Italy
S. Loncaric, Croatia

R. Manger, Croatia
N. Mastorakis, Greece
M. T. Molfino, Italy
A. Morin, France
I. Olkin, USA
R. J. Paul, UK
M. Pidd, UK
S. Ribaric, Croatia
D. Rosenzweig, Croatia
A. Seila, USA
D. Skorin-Kapov, USA
A. Smailagic, USA
D. Šimic, Croatia
V. Vojtek, Slovakia
M. A. Vouk, USA
S. Vuletic, Croatia
K. Zdravkova, Macedonia


Invited papers
Contributed papers
Poster sessions
Panel discussions / Tutorials / Workshops
Teleconferencing session
Best student award/competition*
Hardware / Software presentations / Book exhibitions
BOF (Birds-of-a-Feather) sessions
*see criteria at

Contributed Papers
Authors who wish to present a paper related to any topic of the Conference should submit an electronic version and an identical hard-copy prepared according to the Instructions to Authors ( ITI seeks original scientific and/or professional papers. The papers, after being reviewed and accepted by two independent referees, will be published in the Conference Proceedings (book: ISSN 1330-1012, ISBN 953-7138-02-X, CD-ROM: ISSN 1334-2762, ISBN 953-7138-03-8) to be included in the IEEE Book Broker Program and abstracted in the INSPEC database.
After presentation at the Conference, a selection of papers will be recommended for publishing in the following international journals:

  • CIT Journal of Computing and Information Technology
  • IMACS Journal Mathematics and Computers in Simulation

Authors who wish to be considered for a poster or a demo session should submit an electronic version and an identical hard-copy of the poster, prepared according to the Instructions to Authors ( Abstracts, reviewed and accepted by two referees, will be published in adjunct Poster Abstracts booklet (ISBN 953-7138-04-6).

Panel Discussions / Tutorials / Workshops
Panel, tutorial and workshop proposals are welcome.


Conference lunches (daily, included in the registration fee)
Cocktail party (included in the registration fee)
Excursion with dinner (included in the registration fee)


The official Conference language is English.


Hotel «Croatia», Cavtat
The Conference will take place at the luxurious five star hotel "Croatia" in Cavtat, Croatia, only 10 minutes (6 km) from Dubrovnik International Airport. The hotel, located on a peninsula surrounded by the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, offers a picturesque view of the city of Cavtat.

Cavtat / Dubrovnik Area
Cavtat, ancient Greek Epidaurum, is a small city near Dubrovnik at the southern part of the Adriatic Sea. Besides its natural beauty full of sun and with unique golden sunsets, Cavtat also has a rich and interesting past. According to legends and chronicles, refugees from Epidaurum, escaping invasion of Slavs and Avars, established Dubrovnik. During the 15th century Cavtat became a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik. The city boasts remains of various cultures: Rector's Palace, Bogišic's scientific collection, Vlaho Bukovac Art Gallery, Racic Mausoleum designed by the famous Croatian sculptor Meštrovic, Šipun cave, etc. Today, Cavtat is a very attractive mixture of old and new architecture, and lush Mediterranean vegetation.

B I O S T A T 2004
12th Meeting of Researchers in Biometrics / Statistics

June 20-23, 2005, Cavtat / Dubrovnik, Croatia

HBMD Croatian Biometric Society
SRCE - University Computing Centre

Marija Pecina

Problems in bio-information analysis

  • Data Visualization
  • Space Reduction Methods
  • Prediction and Classification
  • Time and Space Modeling
  • Computationally Intensive Methods
  • Other



Modern Experimental Designs: Construction and Analysis

This lecture will cover the design and analysis of a number of design types used in practice for field, glasshouse, micro array and clinical trials ranging from simple randomized complete block, factorial and split-plot designs through to different forms of incomplete block, row-column, spatial and crossover designs. The design generation packages CycDesigN and CrossOver will be discussed. Analyses of design types will be presented using examples and will involve analysis of variance and mixed-model analysis. Testing and interpretation of results will be discussed. The book “Experimental Design and Analysis for Tree Improvement” by E.R. Williams, A.C. Matheson and C.E. Harwood
provides some background material for the early part of the lecture.

Emlyn Williams
CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products
Canberra, Australia

How to Apply for the BIOSTAT 2005
The ITI Conference participants who wish to join the Meeting or School should register using the ITI Registration Form ( ). Please indicate on the Form your intention to participate in the School of Biometrics, in order to receive the School handouts at the Conference. For the ITI participants, there is no additional fee for the School. Submitted papers or poster abstracts ( ) should reach ITI Conference secretariat within ITI deadlines and should follow ITI Instructions to authors ( ). Accepted papers will be presented within the ITI topic: Data Mining, Statistics and Biometrics.
The detailed program will be announced later, on the ITI web site at

Post-conference Tutorial
Elements of Statistics for Research

Yadolah Dodge
Department of Statistics
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Descriptive Statistics, Sampling, Testing Hypotheses, Comparing treatments, Analysis of Variance, and Regression Analysis. These notions will be presented with the MINITAB Statistical Package. The course is intended for people with practically no knowledge of statistics. If time allows some concepts of Design of Experiments will also be given.

Dates: June 23-24, 2005 (Thu-Fri)
Duration: 10 hrs

Conference registration, paper submission and hotel reservation can be done only through Internet at: .
To receive further information and conference deadline reminders, please register early.
Important notes for authors
An electronic version and an identical camera-ready hard-copy printed on a laser printer (for format verification purposes) of the full paper / poster abstract, should be prepared according to the Instructions to Authors (, and submitted electronically (at not later than February 1, 2005.
Upon notification of acceptance, the final version of the paper / poster abstract should be submitted electronically as well as in hard-copy before May 1, 2005.
The Conference Proceedings / Poster Abstracts booklet will be distributed at the Conference. An accepted paper / poster abstract will be published provided the registration fee has been paid on or before May 23, 2005

Please watch for new information on the ITI Conference at .


Please register by Internet at as soon as possible to receive further information

ITI 2005 Conference - June 20-24, 2005
Post-conference workshop
June 23-24, 2005
On or before May 23,2005
After May 23, 2005
Regular Participant
€ 390,00
€ 460,00
€ 30,00
IMACS Member
€ 340,00
€ 410,00
€ 25,00
IEEE Member
€ 340,00
€ 410,00
€ 25,00
Student (with student ID card)***
€ 185,00
€ 225,00
€ 5,00

Registration fee includes attendance at all sessions, conference proceedings (printed and CD), satchel, refreshment breaks, lunches for all 4 conference days, welcome cocktail party with light lunchand conference excursion with dinner.
*Special student discount rate applies only in the case where student is named as first author. Student fee does not include lunches and conference excursion with dinner.
Please find payment instructions at the conference web site.


Please make your hotel reservation by Internet at and pay a deposit before May 15, 2005.


Hotel "Croatia" (*****), Cavtat
  Double room Single room
Sea view, bed & breakfast € 71 € 135
Sea view, half-board/dinner € 86 € 150
Park view, bed & breakfast € 58 € 110
Park view, half-board/dinner € 73 € 125


Hotel «Supetar» (***), Cavtat – Limited number of rooms available
  Double room Single room
Bed & breakfast € 39 € 75
Half board (dinner) € 47 € 83

Residential tax: 0,80 All prices are given per person, per day, payable at hotel reception desk. All major credit cards are accepted. Reservations will be confirmed by hotel after receiving a deposit of 100 per room or credit card information.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (SRCE – University Computing Centre)

Chairman Z. Bekic
Vice chair V. Hljuz Dobric
Members: N. Dobrenic, D. Mecner, B. Pejakovic, D. Penezic, M. Vedriš
Secretary Ž. Batic


  • February 1, 2005 Full papers / Poster abstracts (camera ready)
  • April 10, 2005 Notification of acceptance
  • May 1, 2005 Final papers / Poster abstracts (camera ready)
  • May 23, 2005 Registration fee (for accepted paper / poster abstract)
  • May 23,, 2005 Hotel reservation and deposit



ITI Conference Secretariat
J. Marohnica bb, HR-10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
Ms. Vesna Hljuz Dobric
Tel: +385 1 616 55 95, +385 1 616 55 97
Fax: +385 1 616 55 91

Latest News
ITI 2005 Conference Ended

ITI 2005 Conference ended on June 23, 2005 with the Closing Session.

Student Paper Competition for undergraduate and graduate students (with prizes sponsored by Microsoft Hrvatska and SAS Institute) was featured for the second time at the ITI Conferen
The winners were:

Golden winners:
- David Bell, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, UK , - Frane Šarić, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Silver winners:
- Matko Botinčan , Department of Mathematics, University of Zagreb
- Igor Grudenić Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
- Rikard Land, Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Sweden