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Deadline Extension: CIAO! 2010 workshop to be held in conjunction with the DESRIST conference

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Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:41:41 +0100
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                       6th International Workshop on

        Cooperation & Interoperability - Architecture & Ontology
                              (CIAO! 2010)

                            04 - 05 June 2010
                          St. Gallen, Switzerland

                   To be held in conjunction with the
                          DESRIST 2010 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 of 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! 2010 workshop is the 6th workshop of a series of successful workshops. (CIAO!'09, 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, 2008 and 2009 workshops, the CIAO! 2010 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.

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:            January  15, 2010
Paper Submission:               January  31, 2010 (extended deadline!)
Notification of Acceptance:     February 19, 2010
Camera Ready Paper Due:         March    05, 2010
CIAO! 2010 Workshop:            June  04-05, 2010
DESRIST 2010 Conference:        June  04-05, 2010

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 (to be completed)
Wil van der Aalst    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Eduard Babkin        Higher School of Economics Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Bernhard Bauer       University of Augsburg, Germany
Joseph Barjis        Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
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 Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
Jan Hoogervorst      Sogeti Netherlands, The Netherlands 
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Christian Huemer     Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Peter Loos           University of Saarland, Germany 
Aldo de Moor         CommunitySense, The Netherlands 
Graham McLeod        University of Cape Town, South Africa
Nikolaus Müssigmann  Hochschule Augsburg, Germany
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 de Sousa       Lisbon University of Technology, Portugal 
José Tribolet        INESC and  Lisbon University of Technology, Portugal 
Jan Verelst          University of Antwerp, Belgium
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