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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: submission deadline extended - IEEE Workshop on Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA)

 C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

International IEEE Workshop on

Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA):
Knowledge in Pervasive Environments

At the 17th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies:
Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE)

June 23-25, 2008
Rome, Italy


Coordination is significantly responsible for the effectiveness,
performance and quality of
complex systems and as a concept it is not restricted to
computer-based systems. The concept
is cross-sectional and a great impact may be reached in different
application areas if effective
methods and models can be designed, implemented, validated, and
deployed. Coordination, moreover,
is an essential prerequisite for collaborative and telecooperative
applications, which are of
prime interest to the WETICE series.

The CoMA workshop aims at the interdisciplinary aspects of
coordination in general, and examines
their application to ubiquitous and pervasive environments in
particular. The overall goal is to
support the users' collaborative intentions in such environments as
effectively, imperceptibly,
and unobtrusively as possible. The role of the use of data based on
formal knowledge models - as being
promoted in the Semantic Web initiative - is an emerging approach to
support collaboration and the
challenges associated with co-ordination of knowledge are a new focus
of this workshop.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together on the one hand,
scientists who are either
conducting research directly in pervasive computing, coordination
models and languages as well
as semantic coordination systems, or indirectly in related fields such
as distributed knowledge
systems, collaborative systems, CSCW, systems research, complexity
management, or process management.
On the other hand, this workshop particularly welcomes the
contributions of researchers and/or practitioners
who concentrate on concrete applications where a combination of
coordination, pervasive systems and potentially
semantic data appears to be beneficial, such as emergency management
or health care systems, and can report on that.

The workshop particularly focuses on discussions about coordination,
pervasiveness and knowledge, the
current state of research efforts, and practical experiences with the
clear vision of generating
mutual benefits for the participants. To support this, opportunities
for showcases,
demonstrations, and in-depth discussions will be provided. Eventually,
interdisciplinary and
joint efforts shall be fostered and future co-operations on research
activities shall be triggered.

All topics related to the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination are welcome
as much as these are in some way relevant for or applicable to
ubiquitous and pervasive systems.
We particularly welcome submissions addressing issues of pervasive
knowledge coordination.
The following incomprehensive listing gives examples of such potential topics:

  * Theoretical coordination models and foundations for pervasive systems
  * Coordination models and languages for knowledge (using semantic
data models such as RDF or OWL)
  * Coordination middleware (such as space- or event-based approaches)
  * Coordination mechanisms in (semantic) service-oriented architectures
  * Distributed and P2P-based coordination
  * Coordination in multi-agent systems
  * Coordination dependent on context
  * Location-based coordination models
  * Strategies to cope with heterogeneity, dynamics, mobility and/or
  * Integration of and mediation between coordination systems
  * Case studies, evaluations and assessments about the benefits of
(semantic) coordination
  * Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination

Coordination and contained topics are multidisciplinary and, hence,
can be viewed as orthogonal to a multitude of pervasive application
areas which shall be explored in this workshop, too. Examples include
but are not limited to:

  # Collaborative applications like CSCW, groupware, or games
  # Emergency management systems
  # Coordination in highly dynamic environments
  # Health care systems
  # Decision-support systems
  # Geo-Collaboration
  # Operations research
  # Complexity-, constraint-, conflict-, and workflow management
  # Special-purpose coordination languages and tools

Full paper submission: March 17, 2008
Authors Notification: April 21, 2008
Camera-ready versions: May 26, 2008
WETICE advanced registration with discount: TBA
WETICE workshops and on-site registration: June 23-25, 2008

See workshop website:

Lyndon Nixon
Dept. Computer Science
Free University Berlin
Fabeckstr.15, D-14195 Berlin, GERMANY
Phone: +49 30 838 75225
Fax: +49 30 838 75220

Manfred Bortenschlager
Mobile and Web-based Information Systems Group
Salzburg Research
Jakob Haringerstr. 5/III, A-5020 Salzburg, AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 662 2288 308
Fax: +43 662 2288 222

Elena Simperl
Digital Enterprize Research Institute
University of Innsbruck
ICT Technologiepark
Technikerstr. 21a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 96884
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

Robert Tolksdorf
Dept. Computer Science
Free University Berlin
Fabeckstr.15, D-14195 Berlin, GERMANY
Phone: +49 30 838 75223
Fax: +49 30 838 75220

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)
Sven Brueckner (NewVectors, USA)
Giacomo Cabri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Paolo Ciancarini (University of Bologna, Italy)
Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University, USA)
Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
David Gelernter (Yale University, USA)
Marcel Graf (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)
Gabriele Kotsis (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Massimiliano de Leoni (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)
Marco Mamei (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Massimo Mecella (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)
Francesco de Mola (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
John Nealon (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy)
George Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Gruia-Catalin Roman (Washington University, USA)
Robert Tolksdorf (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
Simon Vogl (Research Studios Austria, Austria)
Alan Wood (University of York, UK)
Eiko Yoneki (University of Cambridge, UK)
Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Phone: +43 662 2288 308
Fax: +43 662 2288 222

The CoMa workshop is partially supported by the EU STREP TripCom.