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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Contract Architectures and Languages (CoALa2005) CFP
From:   Claudio Bartolini
Email:   claudio.bartolini_(on)_hp.com
Date received:   03 Jun 2005
Deadline:   20 Jun 2005
Start date:   20 Sep 2005

With apologies for cross-posting. Submission deadline June 20th, 2005. Workshop on Contract Architectures and Languages (CoALa2005) September 20, 2005, Enschede, The Netherlands (www.dstc.edu.au/Research/Projects/coala/2005/) (In conjunction with EDOC2005 Conference, 21-23 September 2005) Call for Papers ABOUT THE WORKSHOP The inter-organisational, cross-jurisdictional and collaborative nature of business today increasingly requires that organizations have more transparent view of data, information and processes of their partners. This implies the need for an almost instant access to and a more reliable and accurate view of the business contract data, including both static contract definitions and real-time contract execution. However, contracts are still treated mostly as legal documents disconnected from other enterprise systems in spite of the fact that they are a central mechanism for defining interactions and policy framework for inter-organisational business collaborations. Although contracts are a key governance mechanism for such collaborations there is currently inadequate e-business support for using contract information to manage cross-organisational interactions. In addition, current support for the management of contracts themselves has an 'inward' focus, namely on internal enterprise data and processes. The requirements of the extended enterprise, which includes collaborative arrangements between a company and its trading partners, increasingly demand a more 'outward' perspective on enterprise contract management. The importance of contracts as a governing mechanism for any extended enterprise and the capabilities of new technologies such as Web Services require new and better understanding of contracts from enterprise distributed perspective. The first CoALa workshop was held in conjunction with EDOC2004 conference and the best papers from this workshop will be published in a special issue of Journal of Collaborative Information Systems in 2005. This second workshop was requested by many participants of CoALa2004. The aim is to continue providing an opportunity for exchange of ideas about the enterprise contracts, their role in enterprise systems and new solutions to these important enterprise problems. SCOPE This Workshop will provide a collaborative forum for the participants to exchange recent or preliminary results, to conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic, or to coordinate efforts between representatives of a technical community in the area of Contract Architectures and Languages. The program committee seeks papers and proposals that address various aspects of contracts, including enterprise modeling, e-business, formal and legal aspects with the aim of providing a balanced mix of presentations from these different perspectives. The duration of the workshop is one day and this workshop will be held on September 20, 2005. TOPICS Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Enterprise contract architectures - Contract as a basis for coordination of cross-organisational interactions - Contracts from system theoretic point of view - Formalisms for expressing contracts - Contract description languages - Contract negotiation, validation - Run-time contract monitoring and enforcement - Standardisation activities for e-contracts (e.g. legalXML OASIS and UN/CEFACT): status and directions - The use of model-driven techniques and tools - Legal issues associated with electronic contracts - Tools for drafting and constructing contracts - Integration of contract management systems with other enterprise systems, e.g. payment systems and ERP systems - Contract management requirements for specific contracts, e.g. SLAs, construction, financial and e-government contracts - Trust and contract management issues - Use and applicability of existing standards/initiatives (e.g. Web Services, BPEL4WS, WS-CDL, RuleML etc) - Links between contracts and business processes - Practical experience with contract management systems SUBMISSION GUIDELINES To enable lively and productive discussions, attendance will be limited to 25 participants and submission of a paper or a position statement is required. All submissions will be formally peer reviewed. Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in the IEEE Computer Society format and include the author's name, affiliation and contact details. They should be submitted by e-mail as postscript or PDF files before June 20, 2005, to the Workshop Chairs (coala-org_(on)_dstc.edu.au). Workshop proceedings will be published on the conference CD-ROM, and all accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library. The best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of a related computer science journal. At least one author of accepted papers should participate in the Workshop. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 18, 2005. IMPORTANT DATES Workshop papers due: 20 June 2005 Author notification: 18 July 2005 Final papers due: 15 August 2005 Workshop date: 20 September 2005 WORKSHOP CHAIRS - Zoran Milosevic (DSTC, Australia) - Guido Governatori (Queensland University, Australia) - Claudio Bartolini (HP Labs, USA) WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE - Jishnu Mukherji (Hewlett-Packard, USA) - Marek Sergot (Imperial College, UK) - Heiko Ludwig (IBM TJ Watson, USA) - Dave Marvit (Fujitsu Laboratories, USA) - Gerald Quirchmayr (University of Vienna, Austria) - Martin Schader (University of Mannheim, Germany) - Boualem Benatallah (UNSW, Australia) - Peter Linington (Kent University, UK) - Babak Sadighi (SICS, Sweden) - Marlon Dumas (QUT, Australia) - Ron Lee (Florida International University, USA) - Mike Papazoglou (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Antonino Rotolo (University of Bologna) - John Salasin (DARPA, USA) - Bill McCarthy (Michigan State University, USA) - Andrew Farrell (Imperial College, London) - Cuihong Li (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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