CFP -- OTM 2003 Federated Event, Italy

CFP -- OTM 2003 Federated Event, Italy

Post by Zahir Tar » Thu, 15 May 2003 17:05:22

OTM 2003 Federated Conference - Call For Papers

                     ** DEADLINE: June 15, 2003 **

OTM 2003 Federated Conference:
"On the Move -OTM- to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing" 2003 consisting of:

- International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA'03)
- International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of
  Semantics (ODBASE'03)
- International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS'03)

                           Catania, Sicily, Italy
                            November 3 - 7, 2003


BRIEF OVERVIEW: The current and future software needs are towards the
development of large and complex Intelligent Networked Information
Systems, covering a wide range of issues (such as Data and Web
Semantics, Distributed Objects, Web Services, Databases, Workflow,
Cooperation, Interoperability, Mobility) as required for the
deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations
and for e-business. This federated event is unique at providing an
opportunity for researchers and practitioners to understand the recent
developments in ubiquitous computing. It co-locates three related and
complementary successful conferences (DOA = infrastructure, ODBASE =
meaning of data, CoopIS = application in organizations). Each of these
conferences covers different aspects: theory (i.e. underlying
theoretical solutions), conceptual (e.g. technical and conceptual
solutions) and applications (e.g. case studies and industrial

SCOPE. All three conferences are about the distributed and ubiquity
aspects of modern computing systems, and the resulting
application-pull created by the Internet and the so-called "Semantic
Web". For DOA'03, the primary emphasis is on the distributed object
infrastructure; for ODBASE'03, it is on the knowledge bases and
methods required for enabling semantical use; and for CoopIS'03, it is
on the interaction of such technology and methods within an
organization or network of organizations. As they must, these subject
areas overlap and, in fact, the organizers specifically welcome
submissions in any of the areas that also emphasize the envisaged
impact on or from relevant issues in the others. To stimulate this
"cross-pollination", a common program of representative keynote
speakers, a joint tutorial program, and a common Industry Track that
runs parallel with the entire event are being assembled.

SUBMISSION. Instructions are available at:

AREAS OF INTEREST. Broad areas of interest include, but are not
limited to:

DOA'03 (Enabling technologies, Middleware, Distributed Objects, Web Services)
ODBASE'03 (Ontologies, XML Databases, Web Semantics, Semantic Tools)
CoopIS'03 (interoperation, Workflows, Agents. Cooperative IS)

   Paper submission due : June 15, 2003
   Acceptance notification : August 10, 2003
   Final version due : August 30, 2003

   Robert Meersman, VU Brussels
   Douglas Schmidt, University of California, Irvine
   Zahir Tari, RMIT University

   Bernd Kramer, Fern Universitat in Hagen, Germany
   Maarten van S*, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
   Steve Vinoski, Iona, USA

   Roger (Buzz) King, University of Colorado, USA
   Maria Orlowska, University of Queensland, Australia
   Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

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

   Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands