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CoALa 2006 - Workshop on Contract Architecture and Languages - Final CFP (extended deadline)

From: Bartolini, Claudio <claudio.bartolini@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 18:12:09 -0700
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Submission deadline extended to June 23rd, 2006

                Final Call for Papers

      EDOC 2006 Workshop on Contract Architectures and Languages
			Hong Kong, 16 October 




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

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

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


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

The duration of the workshop is one day and this workshop will be held
on October 16, 2006.


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


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 


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.


Workshop papers due:   23 June 2006 (extended deadline)
Author notification:   18 July 2006

Final papers due:      15 August 2006
Workshop date:      16 October 2006


Claudio Bartolini HP Labs, USA 
Guido Governatori The University of Queensland, Australia 
Zoran Milosevic Deontik, Australia 


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
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