Call for Papers: CoopIS

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Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 13:26:09 -0500
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                     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-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

IMPORTANT DATES     Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2003     Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2003     Final Version Due: August 30, 2003
    Conference: November 3-7, 2003

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 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

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE GENERAL CO-CHAIRS ( Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium Douglas Schmidt, University of California at Irvine, USA Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS ( 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 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)
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) Received on Thu Mar 06 2003 - 19:26:09 CET

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