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CFP: DOA 2004

From: Laura Bright <bright@cse.ogi.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:21:59 -0800
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                         C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                         6th International Symposium on
                          Cyprus, Oct 25-29, 2004


                 Acceptance rate of DOA in 2002/2003 is 1/4.
               Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Some of the world's most important and critical software systems are
based on distributed objects. Distributed object software runs
critical systems in industries such as telecommunications,
manufacturing, finance, insurance, and government. When you make a
phone call or perform a financial transaction, chances are good that
distributed objects are operating in the background to make it

If you are a researcher or practitioner who is building innovative
distributed object systems or applications, you should consider
contributing a practice report or a research paper to this event to
present, discuss and obtain feedback for your ideas among other
practitioners and researchers active in the same area. 

Though existing distributed object systems such as COM, CORBA, and EJB
have been generally successful, we're still evolving them, and
applying lessons learned from them into new areas such as Web
Services, CORBA Components, J2EE, and .NET. Regardless of the
particular APIs of each distributed objects approach, they all aim to
provide openness, reliability, scalability, distribution transparency,
security, ease of development, and support for heterogeneity between
applications and platforms. Also, of utmost importance today is the
ability to integrate distributed object systems with other
technologies such as the web, multimedia systems, databases,
message-oriented middleware, and peer-to-peer systems. Significant
research and development continues to be required in all of these
areas in order to continue to advance the state of the art and broaden
the scope of the applicability of distributed object systems. 

Two Dimensions: Research & Practice 

Research in distributed objects, components, systems, and applications
establishes new principles that open the way to solutions that can
meet the requirements of tomorrow's applications. Conversely,
practical experience in real-world DOA projects drives this same
research by exposing new ideas and posing new types of problems to be
solved. With DOA 2004 we explicitly intend to provide a forum to help
this mutual interaction occur, and to trigger and foster
it. Submissions are therefore welcomed along both these dimensions:
research (theory, fundamentals, principles of DOA) and practice
(applications, experience, pragmatics of DOA). Contributions
attempting to cross over the gap between these two dimensions are
particularly welcomed. 

As we are fully aware of the differences in environment for research
and development that exist in academia and industry, submissions from
each will be treated accordingly and judged by a peer review not only
for scientific rigor (in the case of "academic research" papers), but
also for originality and generality of application (in the case of
"case studies" papers). 

DOA 2004 is a joint event with two other conferences organized within
the global theme "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and
Ubiquitous Computing 2004". This federated event co-locates three
related and complementary successful conferences in the areas of
Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering key issues in Data
and Web Semantics (ODBASE'04), Distributed Objects, Infrastructure and
Enabling Technology and Internet Computing (DOA'04), and Workflow,
Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'04), as required for the
deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations
and for e-business. More details about this federated event can be
found at http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf. 


The topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to: 

   * Applications of distributed-object technology 
   * Applying Model Driven Architecture (MDA) 
   * Component-based software development 
   * Enterprise-based component architectures 
   * Design of CORBA, .NET, and Java-based broker applications 
   * Design patterns for object-based components and applications 
   * Distributed business objects and components 
   * Distributed object databases 
   * Distributed object deployment, configuration, and metadata 
   * Integration of distributed objects and agent technology 
   * Integration of distributed objects and peer-to-peer technology 
   * Integration of multimedia and streaming technology with distributed
   * Interoperability between object systems and complementary technology 
   * Management for distributed-object systems 
   * Mobility for distributed objects and object middleware 
   * Object-based Web services 
   * Pervasive distributed objects 
   * Real-time solutions for distributed objects 
   * Scalability for distributed objects and object middleware 
   * Security for distributed-object systems 
   * Software engineering for distributed object-based applications 
   * Solutions for (massive) caching and replication 
   * Specification and enforcement of Quality of Service (QoS) 
   * Technologies for reliability and fault-tolerant distributed objects 
   * Web-based distributed objects 


       Abstract Submission Deadline: May 30, 2004
       Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2004
       Acceptance Notification: July 31, 2004
       Final Version Due: August 20, 2004
       Conference: October 25-29, 2004


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of
expression. Submissions should be clearly labeled "Research",
"Practice" or "PC discretion". All papers will be refereed by at least
three members of the program committee, and at least two will be
experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All submissions
must be in English. Research submissions must not exceed 8,000
words. Practice reports must not exceed 5,000 words. Submissions can
either be in Postscript, MS Word, or Pdf format and should be done
through the following URL: 


The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found


Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
excludes a paper from the proceedings. 


General Co-Chairs (fedconf@cs.rmit.edu.au) 

     Robert Meersman, VU Brussels, Belgium 
     Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia 

Program Committee Co-Chairs (doa2004@cs.rmit.edu.au) 

     Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 
     Steve Vinoski, IONA Technologies, USA 
     Werner Vogels, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA 

Publicity Chair 

     Laura Bright, Oregon Graduate Institute, Oregon, USA 

Program Committee Members (To be completed)

     Matthias Anlauff (Kestrel Institute) 
     Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna) 
     Sean Baker (IONA) 
     Roberto Baldoni (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza") 
     Guruduth Banavar (IBM) 
     Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria) 
     Michel Chaudron (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) 
     Shing-Chi Cheung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) 
     Francisco "Paco" Curbera (IBM) 
     Mohand-Said Hacid (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1) 
     Franz Hauck (University of Ulm, Germany) 
     Peter Honeyman (University of Michigan) (honey@citi.umich.edu) 
     Fabio Kon (University of So Paulo) 
     Hong Va Leong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 
     Keith Moore (HP) 
     Peter Pietzuch (University of Cambridge) 
     Rajendra Raj (Rochester Institute of Technology) 
     Andry Rakotonirainy (The University of Queensland, Australia) 
     Richard Soley (OMG) 
     Andrew Watson (OMG) 
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