CfP: International Workshop on Cooperation & Interoperability - Architecture & Ontology (CIAO!'08)

                        International Workshop on

         Cooperation & Interoperability - Architecture & Ontology
                               (CIAO! 2008)

                             16 -17 June 2008
                            Montpellier, France

                    To be held in conjunction with the
                           CAiSE 2008 conference

Modern enterprises face a strong economical pressure to increase
competitiveness, to operate on a global market, and to engage in
alliances of several kinds. Agility thus has become the new guiding
principle for enterprises. This requires flexible organizational
structures and business processes, as well as flexible supporting
information systems and a flexible ICT-infrastructure. In addition,
an enterprise needs to be able to easily expand or shrink, be it
through cooperation with other enterprises, through mergers or
acquisitions, or through insourcing or outsourcing of services.

In order to meet these requirements, enterprises rely increasingly on
the benefits of modern information and communication technology
(ICT). However, the appropriate knowledge to deploy this technology
in an effective and efficient way, is largely lacking, in particular
knowledge regarding the cooperation in and between enterprises and
knowledge regarding the interoperability of their information

Focus and Goal
The CIAO! workshop is a leading workshop in the emerging field of
Enterprise Engineering, which is based on the notions of Enterprise
Ontology and Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Ontology is
conceptually defined as (the understanding of) the essence of an
enterprise. Operationally, it is its highest-level constructional
model, completely independent on the way in which it is implemented.
Enterprise Architecture is conceptually defined as the normative
restriction of design freedom. Operationally, it is the set of design
principles that are applicable to the (re)design of the enterprise's
business processes, organization, information systems, etc.

The goal of the workshop is to gather academics and practitioners  in
order to share innovative research issues and practical experiences,
and to facilitate profound discussions about these issues, in
particular about the application of the notions of architecture and
ontology in dealing with inter- and intra-organizational cooperation
and the interoperability of supporting information systems.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Modeling cross-enterprise business processes
* Reference models for cross-enterprise business processes
* Cooperation theories (e.g., the language-action-perspective)
* Domain reference ontologies
* Enterprise ontologies
* Enterprise architectures
* Business rules
* Information system ontologies
* Information system architectures
* Component-based system development
* Ontology-based web services
* Interoperability testing and verification
* Inter- and intra-enterprise information systems

Organization of the Workshop
The CIAO! 2008 workshop is the 4th workshop of a series of successful
workshops (MIOS-CIAO'06, MIOS-INTEROP'05, MIOS'04) held at the OTM
Federated Conferences so far.

We are looking for articles on current or recently finished research
projects as well as articles from practitioners. Based on our
inspiring experience of the last workshops, the CIAO! 2008 workshop
is planned again to be a real workshop, providing ample time for
discussions and group works, during two days. Consequently, the paper
presentations will be short, covering only the highlights. In
addition, the focus of discussion will be on CIAO: the problems areas
Cooperation and Interoperability, and the application of Architecture
and Ontology in dealing with them.

Submission Conditions
Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must
be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions
must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 12
pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices.
Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format or exceeding 12 pages
will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNCS
format can be found at
Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated
at the end of the abstract.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission:            February 15, 2008
Paper Submission:               February 22, 2008
Notification of Acceptance:     March    21, 2008
Camera Ready Paper Due:         April    10, 2008
CIAO! 2008 Workshop:            June  16-17, 2008
CAiSE 2008 Conference:          June  16-20, 2008

Program Chairs
Jan L.G. Dietz (
Chair of Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Antonia Albani (
Chair of Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Committee (to be completed)
Wil van der Aalst       Eindhoven University of Technology, The
Bernhard Bauer          University of Augsburg, Germany
Emmanuel delaHostria    Rockwell Automation, USA
Johann Eder             University of Vienna, Austria
Joaquim Filipe          School of Technology of Setúbal, Portugal
Rony G. Flatscher       Vienna University of Economics and
                         Business Administration, Austria
Kees van Hee            Eindhoven University, The Netherlands
Jan Hoogervorst         Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands
Christian Huemer        Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Zahir Irani             Brunel University, UK
Peter Loos              University of Saarland, Germany
Moira Norrie            ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Maria Orlowska          Polish-Japanese Institute of Information
                         Technology, Poland
Erik Proper             Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Gil Regev               École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
                         (EPFL), Switzerland
Pnina Soffer            MIS department, Haifa University, Israel
José Tribolet           INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Johannes Maria Zaha     University of Duisburg Essen, Germany

Dr. Antonia Albani
Assistant Professor

Software Technology               Phone +31 15 27-85953
Delft University of Technology	   Fax   +31 15 27-86632
Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft         	Email
The Netherlands                     		

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