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CFP: Ph.D. Student Symposium in conjunction with the OTM Conferences (***extended deadline***)

From: Antonia Albani <antonia.albani@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 16:51:35 +0200
To: "ios@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de" <ios@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de>
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                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                   "2nd Ph.D. Student Symposium"
            http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/events/OTM05PhD/
         
              ***** extended deadline: 01/07/2005 *****

                         30-31 Oct  2005
                        Agia Napa, Cyprus

                       In conjunction with
                On The Move Federated Conferences
                             (OTM'05)
                http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/

               Proceedings published by Springer LNCS
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OVERVIEW
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The Ph.D. Student Symposium of the federated conferences is intended to
bring together Ph.D. students within the subjects of the OTM community
and
give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research in a
constructive and international atmosphere.

The OTM'05 Ph.D. Student Symposium will be accompanied by prominent
professors 
in the field of information systems which will actively participate and
contribute to the discussions.

The workshop in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be the 2nd Ph.D. Student
Symposium 
held in conjunction with the OTM conference from 30 - 31 October 2005.

Workshop language is english.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES
-----------------
Aim of the OTM Ph.D. Student Symposium is to support the research done
by 
doctoral students with constructive remarks and feedback from prominent
scientists in the information systems field.

The Ph.D. Student Symposium will be rounded off by a discussion of
general 
questions related to Ph.D. research. They include, but are not limited
to, the 
following aspects: 

* problem formulation,
* analysis and evaluation of the state of the Ph.D. thesis,
* research methodology, including
  o underlying principles of the approach,
  o utility of the approach, as well as
  o validation of the results.
* critical evaluation of one's own work, including
  o identification of the target audience and beneficiaries of a thesis,

  o validation techniques (such as prototyping, field experiment, or
    argumentation),
* definition of the innovative contribution of a thesis to the existing
state 
  of the art. 

Additionally keynote speakers will address general purpose issues,
related
to Ph.D. research and life in academia afterwards.


SYMPOSIUM TOPICS
----------------
The OTM Ph.D. Student Symposium deals with the topics of the main
conference. 
The general areas addressed but are not restricted to

* Distributed Objects and Applications
* Management of Semantically-Expressive Information
* Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences
* Business Process Management
* Software and information services for CIS
* Agent technologies, systems and architectures for CIS
* CIS applications and modeling

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


SUBMISSIONS
-----------
To apply for participation at the Ph.D. Student Symposium, 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/2005/papers). The paper
is restricted to 10 pages. Submissions may be handed in electronically
Postscript, PDF or MS Word format.

Different from other papers, this paper addresses specifically the Ph.D.

student thesis! The paper should

* have the PhD student as single author (by preference), or as first
author
  with his/her (main) promoter as second author
* clearly 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 clearly 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 10 - 14 Ph.D. students.

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

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS
---------------------------
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 2005 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM).
Author 
instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

IMPORTANT DATES
------------------------------
Deadline intention submission:  July 1, 2005
Deadline for submission:        July 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance:     July 29, 2005
Camera-ready paper due:         August 20, 2005
Ph.D. Student Symposium:        October 30 - 31, 2005
OTM'05:                         October 3h - November 4, 2005

ACCOMPANYING PROFESSORS
-----------------------
Sonia Bergamaschi
DataBase Group Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

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

Jan L. G. Dietz
Department of Information Systems
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Werner Nutt 
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, U.K.


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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Antonia Albani (antonia.albani@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de)
Business Information Systems and Systems Engineering
University of Augsburg, Germany

Peter Spyns (peter.spyns@vub.ac.be)
Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory
Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Johannes Maria Zaha (johannes.maria.zaha@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de)
Business Information Systems and Systems Engineering
University of Augsburg, Germany
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