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CFP: International IEEE Workshop on Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA): Knowledge in Pervasive Environments

From: Ilona Zaremba <ilona.zaremba@deri.at>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 15:32:28 +0100
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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

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WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
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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 eployed. 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, 
mperceptibly, 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
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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
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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
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See workshop website: http://mowi.salzburgresearch.at/wetice


CO-CHAIRS
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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
Semantic Technology Institute STI Innsbruck
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)
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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)
Daniel Martin (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
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
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Web: http://mowi.salzburgresearch.at/wetice
Email: manfred.bortenschlager@salzburgresearch.at
Phone: +43 662 2288 308
Fax: +43 662 2288 222

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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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)
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