CoopIS Cfp 2003

CoopIS Cfp 2003

Post by Zahir Tar » Sat, 21 Dec 2002 12:12:06

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

                    Tenth International Conference on

                       November 3-7, 2003, Sicily
              Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

                    ** 2002 acceptance rate is 1/4 **

The Cooperative Information System (CIS) paradigm has been growing and
gaining substantial importance in technological infrastructure (e.g.,
middleware and Web technologies) and application areas (e.g., e-Commerce,
e-Government, virtual enterprises).  CoopIS is the leading conference for
researchers and practitioners in CIS.  CoopIS brings together researchers
from a variety of disciplines such as collaborative work, Internet data
management, electronic commerce, human-computer interaction, agent
technologies, and software architectures.  We encourage papers that
emphasise cooperation across multiple areas.

CoopIS 2003 is a joint event with two other conferences organised within
the global theme "On the Move to meaningful  Internet Systems 2003:
Distributed Object and Applications (DOA) and Ontologies, Databases and
Applications of Semantics (ODBASE)." All three events will be hosted in
Sicily during the week November 3-7, 2003. More details about the
federated event can be found at

The CoopIS 2003 has the theme Cooperation in Ubiquitous Computing. We see
an increasing number of computing systems and devices connected everywhere.
The central issue in this vision is the need for these computing systems
and devices to cooperate.  We are particularly interested in contributions
that relate to the issue of cooperation everywhere. Of course, submissions
on all topics related to cooperative information systems are encouraged,
including (but not limited to) the following:

   * Software and information services for CIS
     Web information systems and services
     Middleware technologies, mediators, and wrappers
     Interoperability, XML, semantic interoperability
     Multi-databases and workflow
     Mobile and wireless systems and protocols
     Ubiquitous computing environments and tools
     Human-Computer Interactions

   * Agent technologies, systems and architectures for CIS
     Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions
     Negotiation protocols, matchmaking, and brokering
     Multi-agents and agent societies
     Self-organising systems, service description
     Learning, perception, and actions in agents
     Distributed problem solving, peer-to-peer cooperation

   * CIS applications and modelling
     E-commerce, e-government, supply chain
     Use of information in organisations
     Computer-supported cooperative work
     Enterprise knowledge management
     Data and knowledge modelling

   * Trustworthy CIS
     Security, privacy, and quality of information
     Trust models and trust management
     Cooperative access control policies, models, and mechanisms
     Security in dynamic coalitions


    Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2003
    Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2003
    Final Version Due: August 20, 2003
    Conference: November 3-7, 2003


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All
submissions must be in English. Research submissions must not exceed 8,000
words. Submissions can either be in Postscript, MS Word, or PDF format and
should be done through the following URL

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at

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


Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium
Douglas Schmidt, University of California at Irvine, USA
Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

Elisa Bertino, University of Milan, Italy
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA

Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu, Ohio State University, USA

Dave Abel (CSIRO, Australia)  
Karin Becker (PUCRGS, Brazil)
Mic  Bowman (Intel, USA)
Alejandro Buchmann (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany)
Ming-Syan Chen (National Taiwan U., Taiwan)
Phil Cohen (OGI, USA)
Panos Constantopoulos (University of Crete and Forth, Greece)
Umesh Dayal (HP Labs, USA)
Antonio Di Leva (University of Torino, Italy)
Anne Doucet (University of Paris VI, France)
Marie-Christine Fauvet (University of Grenoble-France & UNSW Sydney-Australia)
Klaus Dittrich (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Elena Ferrari (University of Insubria-Como, Italy)
Timothy Finin (University of Maryland, USA)
Avigdor Gal (Technion, Israel)
Arif Ghafoor (Purdue University, USA)
Li Gong (SUN, China)
Jean-Luc Hainaut (FUNDP, Belgium)
Joachim Hammer (University of Florida, USA)
Arthur ter Hofstede (QUT, Australia)
Eduard Hovy (ISI-USC, USA)
Michael Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA)
Yahiko Kambayashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Larry Kerschberg (GMU, USA)
Roger (Buzz) King (University of  Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Masaru Kitsuregawa (University of. Tokyo, Japan)
David Kotz (Dartmouth. USA)
Steven Laufmann (Qwest, USA)
Dik-Lun Lee (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Qing Li (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Michael Luck (University of Southampton, UK)
Stuart Madnick (MIT, USA)
Toshiyuki Masui (Sony CSL, Japan)
Dennis McLeod (USC, USA)
Claudia Medeiros (Unicamp, Brazil)
John Mylopolous (U. Toronto, Canada)
Sham Navate (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Clifford Neuman (ISI-USC, USA)
Shojiro Nishio (Osaka U., Japan)
Maria E. Orlowska (University of Queensland, Australia)
Beng Chin Ooi (Singapore National University, Singapore)
Christine Parent (U. Lausanne, Switzerland)
Alessandro Provetti (University of Messina, Italy)
Louiqa Raschid (U. Maryland, USA)
Tore Risch (Uppsala University of Sweden)
Marek Rusinkiewicz (Telcordia, USA)
Felix Saltor (University Poli. Catalunya, Spain)
Ravi Sandhu (George Mason University, USA)
Jean Scholtz (NIST, USA)
Morris Sloman (Imperial College, UK)
Thad Starner (Georgia Tech, USA)
W.M.P. van der Aalst (Eindhoven U. T., The Netherlands)
Kyu-Young Whang (KAIST, South Korea)
Mike Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
Jian Yang (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

A/Prof Zahir Tari                | (ph)  +61-3-9925-3782
RMIT, Dept of Computer Science   | (fax) +61-3-9662-1617

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