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From: Albani Antonia <antonia.albani@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:45:35 +0100
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                        5th International Workshop on

         Cooperation & Interoperability - Architecture & Ontology
                               (CIAO! 2009)

                             08 - 09 June 2009
                            Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                    To be held in conjunction with the
                           CAiSE 2009 conference

                           Proceedings published in
         Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

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 economical requirements, enterprises rely  
increasingly on the benefits of modern information and communication  
technology (ICT). However, the appropriate knowledge to deploy this  
technology as needed, and in an effective and efficient way, is  
largely lacking, particularly knowledge regarding the cooperation in  
and between enterprises and knowledge regarding the interoperability  
of their information systems.

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 business  
processes 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
* Service Oriented Architecture

Organization of the Workshop
The CIAO! 2009 workshop is the 5th workshop of a series of successful  
workshops. (CIAO!'08, MIOS-CIAO'06, MIOS-INTEROP'05, MIOS'04) held at  
the CAiSE and 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 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 workshops, the  
CIAO! 2009 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  
problem areas Cooperation and Interoperability, and the application of  
Architecture and Ontology in dealing with them.

We are honored to announce Professor Dr. Robert Winter, full chair of  
information management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in  
Switzerland, as keynote speaker for the 5th CIAO! workshop.

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 LNBIP format and should not exceed 15
pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices.
Submissions not conforming to the LNBIP format or exceeding 15 pages
will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNBIP
format can be found at Springer LNBIP Web page (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-487211-0 

Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at  
the end of the abstract.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission:            February 15, 2009
Paper Submission:               February 22, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:     March    14, 2009
Camera Ready Paper Due:         April    21, 2009
CIAO! 2009 Workshop:            June  08-09, 2009
CAiSE 2009 Conference:          June  08-12, 2009

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

Jan L.G. Dietz (j.l.g.dietz@tudelft.nl)
Chair of Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Committee
Wil van der Aalst    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Joseph Barjis        Delft University of Technology
Bernhard Bauer       University of Augsburg, Germany
Emmanuel delaHostria Rockwell Automation, USA
Johann Eder          University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Joaquim Filipe       School of Technology of Setúbal, Portugal
Rony G. Flatscher    Vienna University of Economics and
                      Business Administration, Austria
Birgit Hofreiter     University of Vienna, Austria
Jan Hoogervorst      Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands
Christian Huemer     Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Peter Loos           University of Saarland, Germany
Graham Mcleod        University of Kaapstad, South Africa
Aldo de Moor         CommunitySense, The Netherlands
Hans Mulder          University of Antwerp, Belgium
Moira Norrie         ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Martin Op ‘t Land    Capgemini, The Netherlands
Erik Proper          Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Gil Regev            École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
                      Itecor, Switzerland
Pnina Soffer         MIS department, Haifa University, Israel
Pedro Sousa          University of Lisbon, Portugal
José Tribolet        INESC and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jan Verelst          University of Antwerp, Belgium
Robert Winter        University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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