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CFP: 5th OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium

From: Albani Antonia <antonia.albani@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 20:50:04 +0200
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"5th OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium"

http://vsis-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/otm2008phd/

9-10 November 2008
Monterrey, Mexico

In conjunction with
OnTheMove Federated Conferences and Workshops
http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/

Proceedings published by Springer LNCS
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OVERVIEW
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The OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium offers doctoral (Ph.D.)  
students within the subject area of the OnTheMove community the  
opportunity to present and to discuss their research in a constructive  
and international atmosphere, and to get feedback from prominent  
scholars. Each student gets a slot of 60 minutes. The language is  
English.

The 5th OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium will be accompanied by  
prominent professors in the field of information systems who will  
study the papers in advance and actively participate in the discussions.


GOAL & OBJECTIVES
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The goal of the OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium is to support  
the participating doctoral students with constructive remarks and  
feedback on the presented research from prominent scientists in the  
information systems field.

The OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium will be kicked off and  
rounded off by a discussion of general questions related to Ph.D.  
research. They include the following aspects:

* problem formulation,
* problem analysis,
* research methodology,.
* writing a thesis,
* evaluating the innovative contribution of a thesis,
* academic careers.


OnTheMove ACADEMY DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM TOPICS
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The OnTheMove Academy Doctoral Consortium deals with the topics of the  
main conference.

The general areas addressed are:

* Distributed Objects and Applications
* Information Management
* Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences
* Business Process Management
* Software Services
* Agent technologies and systems
* Cooperative Information Systems

An extensive list of topics can be found at http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/


SUBMISSIONS
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To apply for participation at the OnTheMove Academy Doctoral  
Consortium, please provide an electronic version of your paper  
regarding your doctoral work to the cyberchair web page (http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/phd/2008/papers 
). The paper
is restricted to 10 pages. Submissions may be handed in electronically  
in Postscript, PDF or MS Word format.

The paper must specifically address the doctoral student’s thesis!  
Therefore, the paper should

* have the PhD student as single author (by preference), or as first
  author with his/her (main) promoter as second author,
* formulate the research question,
* identify the significant problems in the field of research,
* outline the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as
  the state of existing solutions,
* present any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the
  results achieved so far,
* sketch the research methodology that is applied,
* point out the contributions of the applicant to the problem
  solution, and
* state in what aspects the suggested solution is different, new or
  better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness,  
and clarity. Admission is limited to 14 doctoral students.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically  
excludes a paper from the proceedings. To facilitate participation at  
the conference, PhD students will enjoy a reduced registration fee  
that will give them free access to all OnTheMove conferences and  
workshops.


ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS
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Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag  
as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop  
proceedings of the 2008 International OnTheMove Federated Conferences.  
Author instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site  
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).


IMPORTANT DATES
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Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2008
Deadline for paper submission:    June 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance:       August 15, 2008
Camera-ready paper due:           August 25, 2008
Doctoral Consortium:              November 09 - 10, 2008
OnTheMove'08 Conferences:         November 09 - 14, 2008


DEAN OF THE OnTheMove ACADEMY
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Jan Dietz
Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


ACCOMPANYING PROFESSORS
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Johann Eder
Department of Computer Science
University of Vienna, Austria

*** to be completed ***

ADDITIONAL REVIEWERS
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Jaime Delgado
Distributed Multimedia Applications Group (DMAG)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Marlon Dumas
Institute of Computer Science
University of Tartu, Estonia

Jörg Müller
Mobile and Enterprise Computing Lab (MECL)
Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Hans Mulder
Management Information Systems Department
University of Antwerp, Belgium

*** to be completed ***

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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Antonia Albani (a.albani@tudelft.nl)
Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Johannes Maria Zaha (zaha@sse.uni-due.de)
Software Systems Engineering
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Sonja Zaplata (zaplata@informatik.uni-hamburg.de)
Distributed Systems and Information Systems
University of Hamburg, Germany
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