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CFP: Doctoral Consortium workshop in conjunction with the OTM Federated Conferences

From: Antonia Albani <antonia.albani@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 19:01:32 +0200
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"4th OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium"


25-26 November 2007
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

In conjunction with
On The Move Federated Conferences and Workshops

Proceedings published by Springer LNCS

The OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium offers doctoral (Ph.D.) students within
the subject area of the OTM 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 OTM'07 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.

The goal of the OTM 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

The OTM 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.

The OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium deals with the topics of the main

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

To apply for participation at the OTM 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/dc/2007/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 studentıs 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 OTM conferences and workshops.

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 2007 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM). Author
instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site

Deadline for abstract submission: July 14, 2007
Deadline for paper submission:    July 22, 2007
Notification of acceptance:       September 1, 2007
Camera-ready paper due:           September 10, 2007
Doctoral Consortium:              November 25 - 26, 2007
OTM'07 Conferences:               November 25 - 30, 2007

Jan Dietz
Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Johann Eder
Department of Computer Science
University of Vienna, Austria

Maria Orlowska
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland, Australia

Domenico Beneventano
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universià di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

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

Schahram Dustdar
Distributed Systems Group
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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

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

Torben Hansen (Torben.Hansen@iwi.dfki.de)
Institute for Information Systems
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

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