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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA)
Email:   ilona.zaremba_(on)_deri.at
Date received:   21 Jan 2008
Deadline:   03 Mar 2008
Start date:   23 Jun 2008

======================================================================== C A L L F O R P A P E R S ======================================================================== International IEEE Workshop on Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA): Knowledge in Pervasive Environments http://mowi.salzburgresearch.at/wetice At the 17th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE) http://www.wetice.org June 23-25, 2008 Rome, Italy ======================================================================== WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES ==================================== Coordination is significantly responsible for the effectiveness, performance and quality of complex systems and as a concept it is not restricted to computer-based systems. The concept is cross-sectional and a great impact may be reached in different application areas if effective methods and models can be designed, implemented, validated, and deployed. Coordination, moreover, is an essential prerequisite for collaborative and telecooperative applications, which are of prime interest to the WETICE series. The CoMA workshop aims at the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination in general, and examines their application to ubiquitous and pervasive environments in particular. The overall goal is to support the users' collaborative intentions in such environments as effectively, imperceptibly, and unobtrusively as possible. The role of the use of data based on formal knowledge models - as being promoted in the Semantic Web initiative - is an emerging approach to support collaboration and the challenges associated with co-ordination of knowledge are a new focus of this workshop. The goal of this workshop is to bring together on the one hand, scientists who are either conducting research directly in pervasive computing, coordination models and languages as well as semantic coordination systems, or indirectly in related fields such as distributed knowledge systems, collaborative systems, CSCW, systems research, complexity management, or process management. On the other hand, this workshop particularly welcomes the contributions of researchers and/or practitioners who concentrate on concrete applications where a combination of coordination, pervasive systems and potentially semantic data appears to be beneficial, such as emergency management or health care systems, and can report on that. The workshop particularly focuses on discussions about coordination, pervasiveness and knowledge, the current state of research efforts, and practical experiences with the clear vision of generating mutual benefits for the participants. To support this, opportunities for showcases, demonstrations, and in-depth discussions will be provided. Eventually, interdisciplinary and joint efforts shall be fostered and future co-operations on research activities shall be triggered. TOPICS AND APPLICATIONS ======================= All topics related to the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination are welcome as much as these are in some way relevant for or applicable to ubiquitous and pervasive systems. We particularly welcome submissions addressing issues of pervasive knowledge coordination. The following incomprehensive listing gives examples of such potential topics: * Theoretical coordination models and foundations for pervasive systems * Coordination models and languages for knowledge (using semantic data models such as RDF or OWL) * Coordination middleware (such as space- or event-based approaches) * Coordination mechanisms in (semantic) service-oriented architectures * Distributed and P2P-based coordination * Coordination in multi-agent systems * Coordination dependent on context * Location-based coordination models * Strategies to cope with heterogeneity, dynamics, mobility and/or pervasiveness * Integration of and mediation between coordination systems * Case studies, evaluations and assessments about the benefits of (semantic) coordination * Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination Coordination and contained topics are multidisciplinary and, hence, can be viewed as orthogonal to a multitude of pervasive application areas which shall be explored in this workshop, too. Examples include but are not limited to: # Collaborative applications like CSCW, groupware, or games # Emergency management systems # Coordination in highly dynamic environments # Health care systems # Decision-support systems # Geo-Collaboration # Operations research # Complexity-, constraint-, conflict-, and workflow management # Special-purpose coordination languages and tools IMPORTANT DATES =============== Full paper submission: March 3, 2008 Authors Notification: April 21, 2008 Camera-ready versions: May 26, 2008 WETICE advanced registration with discount: TBA WETICE workshops and on-site registration: June 23-25, 2008 SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS ========================== See workshop website: http://mowi.salzburgresearch.at/wetice CO-CHAIRS ========= Lyndon Nixon Dept. Computer Science Free University Berlin Fabeckstr.15, D-14195 Berlin, GERMANY Phone: +49 30 838 75225 Fax: +49 30 838 75220 Web: www.ag-nbi.de Manfred Bortenschlager Mobile and Web-based Information Systems Group Salzburg Research Jakob Haringerstr. 5/III, A-5020 Salzburg, AUSTRIA Phone: +43 662 2288 308 Fax: +43 662 2288 222 Web: www.salzburgresearch.at Elena Simperl Digital Enterprize Research Institute University of Innsbruck ICT Technologiepark Technikerstr. 21a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria Phone: +43 512 507 96884 Fax: +43 512 507 9872 Web: www.uibk.ac.at Robert Tolksdorf Dept. Computer Science Free University Berlin Fabeckstr.15, D-14195 Berlin, GERMANY Phone: +49 30 838 75223 Fax: +49 30 838 75220 Web: www.ag-nbi.de PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed) ================= Sven Brueckner (NewVectors, USA) Giacomo Cabri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) Paolo Ciancarini (University of Bologna, Italy) Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University, USA) Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) David Gelernter (Yale University, USA) Marcel Graf (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland) Gabriele Kotsis (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) Massimiliano de Leoni (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy) Marco Mamei (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) Massimo Mecella (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy) Francesco de Mola (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) John Nealon (Oxford Brookes University, UK) Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy) George Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus) Gruia-Catalin Roman (Washington University, USA) Robert Tolksdorf (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany) Simon Vogl (Research Studios Austria, Austria) Alan Wood (University of York, UK) Eiko Yoneki (University of Cambridge, UK) Franco Zambonelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) CONTACT ======= Web: http://mowi.salzburgresearch.at/wetice Email: manfred.bortenschlager_(on)_salzburgresearch.at Phone: +43 662 2288 308 Fax: +43 662 2288 222 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ================ The CoMa workshop is partially supported by the EU STREP TripCom. (http://www.tripcom.org) and the EU STREP WORKPAD (http://www.workpad-project.eu) _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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