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CFP: DOA 2003

From: hakan ferhatosmanoglu <>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 10:29:04 -0400
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                                 C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                     Fifth International Symposium on
                  Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 3-7, 2003

               Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

                      ** 2002 acceptance rate is 1/4 **

Are you building applications using distributed-object technology? Are you doing research in distributed object-based systems? Are you using existing distributed-object systems? In other words: are you actively involved in distributed objects and applications (DOAs)?

Consider contributing a practice report or a research paper to this innovative event to present, discuss and obtain feedback for your ideas among other practitioners and researchers active in the same area.

There is agreement among researchers and practioners about the importance
and potential of distributed-object systems. These systems offer many promises for use in various applications, including telecommunications, embedded systems, databases, Web services, and so on. Distributed-object

systems offer practical, real-world production solutions to technical problems, including interoperability across different hardware, software,
and database platforms. There are several widely used and emerging distributed-object computing platforms, including CORBA, COM, SOAP, .NET,
and EJB.

The success of distributed-object systems depends on how basic requirements
are met, such as openness, reliability, scalability, distribution transparency, security, and support for heterogeneity between applications
and platforms. Equally important is how integration with complementary technology such as WWW, multimedia systems, databases, and peer-to-peer systems is accomplished. These issues have only been partly solved, and substantial research in systems aspects as well as component and application development is still needed, notably when dealing with large-scale systems and applications.

TWO DIMENSIONS: Research & Practice

Research in distributed objects, components, systems, and applications establishes new principles that open the way to solutions that can meet the
requirements of tomorrow's DOAs. Conversely, practical experience in real-world DOA projects drives this same research by exposing new ideas and
posing new types of problems to be solved. With the DOA Symposium we explicitly intend to provide a forum to help this mutual interaction occur,
and to trigger and foster it. Submissions can be entered along both these
dimensions: research (theory, fundamentals, principles of DOA) and practice
(applications, experience, pragmatics of DOA). Contributions attempting to
cross over the gap between these two dimensions are particularly welcomed.

As we are fully aware of the differences in environment for research and

development that exist in academia and industry, submissions from each will
be treated accordingly and judged by a peer review not only for scientific
rigour (in the case of "academic research" papers) but for originality and
generality of application (in the case of "case studies" papers). Papers of
each type will be presented in parallel tracks at the Symposium, but with
maximal opportunity for interaction for researchers and developers working
on related topics.

During the DOA'2003 Symposium we want attendees to be able to evaluate distributed-object middleware systems and products; to analyse, and propose
solutions to major limitations of existing products; and to indicate promising future research directions for distributed objects and applications.

DOA'2003 Symposium is a joint event with two other conferences organised

within the global theme "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2003".
This federated event co-locates three related and complementary successful
conferences in the areas of Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering key issues in Data and Web Semantics (ODBASE'03), Distributed Objects, Infrastructure and Enabling Technology and Internet Computing (DOA'03), and Workflow, Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'03), as
required for the deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organisations and for e-business. All three events will be hosted in Sicily
during the first week of November 2003. More details about this federated
event can be found at

TOPICS OF INTEREST The topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to:


     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. Submissions
should be clearly labelled "Research", "Practice" or "PC discretion". 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. Research submissions must not
exceed 8,000 words. Practice reports must not exceed 5,000 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 proceedings.

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

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

Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Matthias Anlauff (Kestrel Institute)
Egidio Astesiano (University of Genova)
Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna)

Jean Bacon (University of Cambridge)
Mark Baker (Independent)
Sean Baker (IONA)

Roberto Baldoni (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza") Guruduth Banavar (IBM)
Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria)
Gordon Blair (Lancaster University)
Michel Chaudron (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) Shing-Chi Cheung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Francisco "Paco" Curbera (IBM)
Wolfgang Emmerich (University College London) Pascal Felber (Institut EURECOM)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) Daniel Hagimont (INRIA)
Franz Hauck (University of Ulm, Germany) Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto)
Mehdi Jazayeri (Technical University of Vienna) Fabio Kon (University of São Paulo)
Doug Lea (State University of New York)
Hong Va Leong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Peter Loehr (University of Berlin)
Joe Loyall (BBN Technologies )
Frank Manola (MITRE)
Keith Moore (HP)
Priya Narasimhan (Carnegie Mellon University) Andry Rakotonirainy (The University of Queensland, Australia) Heinz-W Schmidt (Monash University, Australia) Richard Soley (OMG)
Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA)
Joe Sventek (University of Glasgow)
Stefan Tai (IBM)
Guatam Thaker (Lockheed Martin, USA)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian (University of California at Irvine) Norbert Voelker (University of Essex)
Andrew Watson (OMG)
Doug Wells (The Open Group)
Shalini Yajnik (PreCache Inc.) Received on Wed May 07 2003 - 09:29:04 CDT

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