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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   CoALa 2006 - Workshop on Contract Architecture and Languages - Final CFP (extended deadline)
From:   Claudio Bartolini
Email:   claudio.bartolini_(on)_hp.com
Date received:   16 Jun 2006
Deadline:   23 Jun 2006
Start date:   16 Oct 2006

Apologies for cross-posting Submission deadline extended to June 23rd, 2006 Final Call for Papers CoALa EDOC 2006 Workshop on Contract Architectures and Languages Hong Kong, 16 October www.coalaworkshop.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- ABOUT THE WORKSHOP The cross-jurisdictional, inter-organisational, and collaborative nature of business today requires that organizations have more transparent view of data, information and processes of their partners. Considering that contracts are key governing mechanism for defining interactions and policy framework for cross-domain business collaborations, this requires an almost instant access to and a more reliable and accurate view of the business contract data, including static contract definitions and real-time contract execution. In spite of this, contracts are still treated mostly as legal documents disconnected from other enterprise systems and 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 cross-organisational interactions, increasingly demand a more 'outward' perspective on enterprise contract management. The first CoALa workshop was held in conjunction with EDOC2004 conference and the best papers from this workshop were published in a special issue of a Journal of Collaborative Information Systems in 2005. The second workshop was held in conjunction with EDOC2005 conference and the best papers will be published in a special edition of the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). In response to the requests by many Coala05 participants, we have decided to hold this third workshop. 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. This Coala workshop extends a list of the topics from previous workshops to include IT and enterprise governance topics. 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 October 16, 2006. 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, business processes and business - services Practical experience with contract management systems Role - of electronic contracts in IT governance Supply chain and - e-contracts Relationship of electronic and legal enforcement - mechanisms 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 either as postscript or PDF files before June 23, 2006, using the online submission system at http://www.easychair.org/CoALa2006 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 the International Journal of Electronic Commerce (http://www.gvsu.edu/business/ijec/). At least one author of accepted papers should participate in the Workshop. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 18, 2006. IMPORTANT DATES Workshop papers due: 23 June 2006 (extended deadline) Author notification: 18 July 2006 Final papers due: 15 August 2006 Workshop date: 16 October 2006 WORKSHOP ORGANISERS Claudio Bartolini HP Labs, USA Guido Governatori The University of Queensland, Australia Zoran Milosevic Deontik, Australia WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE Boualem Benatallah University of New South Wales, Australia Andrew Berry Deontik, Australia Marlon Dumas QUT, Australia Andrew Farrell, Imperial College London, UK Ron Lee, Florida International University, USA Cuihong Li, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Peter Linington, Kent University, UK Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson, USA Dave Marvit, Fujitsu Laboratories, USA Bill McCarthy, Michigan State University, USA Jishnu Mukerji, HP, USA Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria Antonino Rotolo, University of Bologna, Italy Babak Sadighi, SICS, Sweden John Salasin, NIST, USA Mathias Salle, HP laboratories, USA Marek Sergot, Imperial College, UK Wim Van Grembergen, University of Antwerp, Belgium _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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