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AISB event Bulletin Item


Call For Papers 

16th International Conference on


(CoopIS 2008)

Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 12 - 14, 2008

Acceptance rate of CoopIS in recent years was approx. 20%

Cooperative Information Systems are the cornerstone for moving the technical network infrastructure to a meaningful integrated information infrastructure.

The CIS paradigm has traditionally encompassed distributed systems technologies such as middleware, business process management (BPM) and Web technologies. In recent years service oriented architectures have fundamentally altered the technological landscape of CIS systems. Service Oriented Computing (SOC) introduces the service abstraction (a remotely accessible software component) as the building block of both inter and intra organizational distributed applications and its supporting middleware.

Cooperative Information Systems applications are heavily distributed and highly coordinated, often exhibiting inter-organizational interaction patterns and requiring distributed access and sharing of computing and information resources. Typically they fall under the categories of e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Health, e-Science among others.

The CoopIS conference series has established itself as a major international forum for exchanging ideas and results on scientific research for practitioners in fields such as computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), middleware, Internet data management, electronic commerce, human-computer interaction, workflow management, agent technologies, and software architectures, to name a few. In addition, the 2008 edition of CoopIs aims to highlight the impact of service oriented computing and the importance of sustainability of CIS as a necessary prerequisite for mission critical applications.

As in previous years, CoopIS'08 will be part of a joint event with other conferences, in the context of the OTM ("On The Move") federated conferences, covering different aspects of distributed information systems.

Topics that are addressed by CoopIS'08 are logically grouped in three broad areas, and include but are not limited to:

     * Business Process Management and Compliance
           o Business Process Integration and Management
           o Cooperation Aspects in Business Process Management
           o Distributed Workflow Management and Systems
           o Service orchestration and service compositions
           o Process choreographies
           o Business process compliance
           o Integrated supply chains
           o Concurrent engineering and distributed groupware
           o Business level policies
           o Governance, risk and compliance models and runtimes
           o Sustainability of processes
     * Advanced middleware and architectures and runtimes
           o Service oriented middleware
           o Web services standards and runtimes
           o Grid computing infrastructure
           o Enterprise Grids architectures and services
           o Web centric information and processing architectures
           o Semantic interoperability
           o Self-adapting and self-healing systems
           o Model driven middleware architectures
           o Multi-agent systems and architectures for CIS
           o Peer-to-peer technologies
           o Security and privacy in CIS
           o Quality of service in cooperative information systems
           o Mediation, matchmaking, and brokering architectures
           o Collaboration and negotiation protocols
           o Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions
     * CIS Applications
           o Novel CIS applications for the large organizations: e-business, e-commerce, e-government
           o Advances in e-science and Grid computing applications
           o Medical and biological information systems
           o Industrial applications of CIS
           o Web 2.0


   	Abstract Submission Deadline 	  	June 8, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline 	June 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification 	August 10, 2008
Camera Ready Due 	August 25, 2008
Registration Due 	August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences 	November 9 - 14, 2008


Papers submitted to CoopIS'08 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format.

The paper submission site will be announced later
Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.


General Co-Chairs

     * Robert Meersman, VU Brussels, Belgium
     * Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

Program Committee Co-Chairs

     * Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
     * Masaru Kitsuregawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
     * Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee Members (to be extended and confirmed)

     * Ghaleb Abdulla, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
     * Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
     * Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National Universiry, South Korea
     * Alistair Barros, SAP, Research Centre Brisbane, Australia
     * Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM- CNRS/Universit Montpellier 2, France
     * Salima Benbernou, University Lyon 1, France
     * Djamal Benslimane, University of Lyon, France
     * M. Brian Blake, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
     * Klemens Bhm, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, Inc, USA
     * Ying Cai, Iowa State University, USA
     * James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA
     * Keke Chen, Yahoo!, USA
     * Vincenzo D'Andrea, University of Trento, Italy
     * Umesh Dayal, HP Labs
     * Xiaoyong Du, Renmin University of China, PR China
     * Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
     * Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
     * Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands
     * Opher Etzion, IBM Israel Software Lab
     * Renato Fileto, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
     * Klaus Fischer, DFKI, Germany
     * Avigdor Gal, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
     * Bugra Gedik, IBM TJ Watson, USA
     * Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Telcordia, USA
     * Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
     * Amarnath Gupta, University of California San Diego, USA
     * Mohand-Said Hacid, Lyon University, France
     * Thorsten Hampel, University of Paderborn, Germany
     * Geert-Jan Houben, TU Eindhoven & VUB Brussels
     * Richard Hull, Lucent Technologies, USA
     * Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
     * Paul Johannesson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
     * Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
     * Rania Khalaf, IBM Research
     * Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba
     * Shim Kyusock, Seoul National Univ.
     * Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
     * Wang-Chien Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
     * Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
     * Chen Li, University of California, Irvine, USA
     * Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
     * Leo Mark, Georgia Institute of Technology
     * Maristella Matera, DEI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
     * Massimo Mecella, Universita' di Roma, Italy
     * Nirmal Mukhi, IBM T J Watson Research Center
     * Mohamed Mokbel, University of Minnessota, USA
     * Jrg Mller, Technische Universitt Clausthal
     * Miyuki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
     * Moira Norrie, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
     * Werner Nutt, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
     * Andreas Oberweis, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
     * Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
     * Frank Puhlmann, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany
     * Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
     * Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Ulm University, Germany
     * Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA
     * Duncan Ruiz, Catholic University of RS, Brazil
     * Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau, Germany
     * Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Germany
     * Jialie Shen, Singapore Management University, Singapore
     * Aameek Singh, IBM Almaden Research Center
     * Mudhakar Srivatsa, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
     * Jianwen Su, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
     * Wei Tang, Teradata Corp. USA
     * Anthony Tung, National University of Singapore, Singapore
     * Susan Urban, Texas Tech University, USA
     * Willem-Jan Van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
     * Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas Venezuela
     * Shan Wang, Renmin University of China, PR China
     * X. Sean Wang, University of Vermont, USA
     * Jeffrey Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
     * Matthias Weske, University of Potsdam, Germany
     * Li Xiong, Emory University, USA
     * Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia
     * Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Kyoto University, Japan
     * Leon Zhao, University of Arizona, USA
     * Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia
     * Aoying Zhou, East China Normal University, PR China
     * Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA