CFP: CoopIS 2003

CFP: CoopIS 2003

Post by hakan ferhatosmanogl » Thu, 08 May 2003 23:38:18

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

                    Tenth International Conference on

                       November 3-7, 2003, Catania, Sicily, Italy
              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-Government, virtual enterprises).  CoopIS is the leading conference
researchers and practitioners in CIS.  CoopIS brings together
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
an increasing number of computing systems and devices connected
The central issue in this vision is the need for these computing systems

and devices to cooperate.  We are particularly interested in
that relate to the issue of cooperation everywhere. Of course,
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 30, 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
words. Submissions can either be in Postscript, MS Word, or PDF format
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
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 (Transarc Corporation, USA) Brazil)
Ming-Syan Chen (National Taiwan U., Taiwan)
Umesh Dayal (HP Labs, USA)
Anne Doucet (University of Paris VI, France)
Marie-Christine Fauvet (University of Grenoble-France & UNSW
Klaus Dittrich (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Elena Ferrari (University of Insubria-Como, Italy)
Timothy Finin (University of Maryland, USA)
Avigdor Gal (Technion, Israel)
Joachim Hammer (University of Florida, USA)
Arthur ter Hofstede (QUT, Australia)
Michael Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA)
Yahiko Kambayashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Roger (Buzz) King (University of  Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Steven Laufmann (Qwest, USA)
Qing Li (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Toshiyuki Masui (Sony CSL, Japan)
Claudia Medeiros (Unicamp, Brazil)
Beng Chin Ooi (Singapore National University, Singapore)
Christine Parent (U. Lausanne, Switzerland)
Alessandro Provetti (University of Messina, Italy)
Tore Risch (Uppsala University of Sweden)
Marek Rusinkiewicz (Telcordia, USA)
Felix Saltor (University Poli. Catalunya, Spain)
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)