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Call for Chapters:"Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols"

From: Bedini, Ivan (Ivan) <ivan.bedini@alcatel-lucent.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:35:19 +0200
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       Call for Chapters for a new book by IGI Global

Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: 
Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies 


Web site: http://bit.ly/Hndbk-eB
Blog: http://ebusiness-research.blogspot.com

Dr. Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Dr. Frank-Dieter Dorloff, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dr. Ivan Bedini, Alcatel Lucent, Bell Labs, Ireland

Call for Chapters: 
Proposals Submission Deadline: November 11, 2010
Full Chapters Due: March 11, 2011
Submission Date: June 30, 2011


Electronic business (here and after EC, Electronic Commerce) is a major force shaping the digital world. Yet, despite of years of research and standardization efforts, many problems persist that prevent EC from achieving its full potential. In particular, errors and conflicts are caused by too much heterogeneity between existing business documents and in products and services catalogues. Problems arise from different data vocabulary, classification schemas, document names, structures, exchange formats-and their varying roles in business processes. Non-standardized business terminology, lack of common acceptable and understandable processes (grammar), and lack of common dialog rules (protocols) create barriers to improving electronic business processes. These problems arise from the incompatibility of B2B protocols, i.e. from the heterogeneity of atomic transactions that appear in public part of a business process.

Recent research has concentrated on goals of harmony and agreement in business processes-attempting to choreograph and orchestrate business protocols and to match semantic agreement between their vocabularies and grammar. In doing so, they assure that business data from different business documents can be included in business protocols in a consistently understandable and applicable way by business peers, even though requirements for electronic business differ depending on the domain (e.g. e-government, e-procurement), the sector (trade or industry), and the actor (public or private). These differences also require an in depth analysis.

New approaches, including thinking about new possibilities for the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services and for "cloud oriented" approaches is also of real interest to researchers who hope to solve these problems. Electronic business applications play a part in the evolution of future technologies, promise a new way to share and discover information, and may improve business exchange capability. Moving toward real business intelligence, many researchers hope to discover where intelligent agents and Semantic Web technologies fit in now and how they support the goal of improving electronic business standards and protocols.

Objective of the Book:

The book will give an overview of the latest achievements in the field, provide in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provide insight into future trends.

Target Audience:

The subject of the book is one of the hot topics in electronic business and IT research. The target audience of this book will be composed of researchers, teachers, advanced undergraduates, and PhD students in various e-business and computer science programs.

Recommended topics include (but are not limited to):

Electronic Business Standards (EBS)

    * Data structures exchanged, data-semantics
    * Object Identification (e.g. products, firms, logistic units, .EAN, RFID,.)
    * Electronic catalogs
    * Classification schemes
    * Business processes
    * Middleware frameworks inside and between enterprises

E-Business documents

    * Interoperability issues of business data exchange
    * XMLschema matching of business documents and inside ERP systems
    * Web services for e-business documents
    * Mediation of e-business documents
    * Semantic definitions of e-business documents and product
    * Ontology-based development, representation and alignment

E-Business Processes

    * Business Process Modeling (Concepts and Tools)
    * Business Process Orchestration, Choreography and Collaboration
    * Semantically-Enabled Business Processes
    * Artifact-based Business Processes
    * Business Process Ontology
    * Towards Reference Ontology for Business Processes

Future Internet and its impact on E-Business

    * Approaches to the publication of services
    * Approaches to the publication of "things"
    * Linked Open Data for E-Business
    * Earlier adoptions
    * Semantic definitions of services
    * Early standards efforts on IoT and IoS

Theory, practice and visions of agent's deployment in electronic business

    * Theoretical foundations
    * Multi agent communications
    * Agents communication languages
    * Standardization efforts in the field of agents

Standardization development, dissemination, relevance, quality and costs

    * Types, roles and relevance of standardization bodies
    * Organization and standardization of the development process
    * Relations between standards
    * Quality metrics for standards
    * Economic aspects of using standards
    * Small vs. big enterprises

Domains, concepts and experiences with Standards
      (projects, results, methods, organization, lessons learned)

    * Sectors( Trade, Industry, Public)
    * Applications ( E-government, e-Procurement, ..)
    * Lessons learned and To Dos

Submission Procedure:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 11, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 11, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 11, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Additional information regarding this publication can also be found at http://gislabweb.elfak.ni.ac.rs/ejub.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication should be released in 2012.

November 11, 2010:     Proposal Submission Deadline
December 11, 2010:     Notification of Acceptance
March 11, 2011:         Full Chapter Submission
May 31, 2011:         Review Results Returned
June 30, 2011:         Revised Chapter Submission
July 30, 2011:         Final Acceptance Notification
August 15, 2011:     Submission of Final Chapters

Editorial Advisory Board Members: (EAB members are being invited)

Dr. Flavio Bonfatti, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mr. Veit Jahns, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dr. Chantal Reynaud, Paris XI University and INRIA, France
Dr. In Lee, Western Illinois University, Chicago, US
Dr. Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Ms. Quinghua Lu, UNSW and NICTA, Australia
Dr. Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Dr. M. Antonia Martinez-Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
Dr. Luigi Lancieri, University of Lille, France
Dr. Florian Rosenberg, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Azzelarabe Taleb-Bendiab, Liverpool John Moore University, UK
Dr. Vladimir To¹ic, NICTA, Australia
Dr. Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau, Macau
Dr. Marco Zapletal, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dr. Ir. Paul Oude Luttighuis, Novay, The Netherlands
Dr. Eva Söderström, University of Skövde, Sweden
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen, University of Versailles, France
Dr. Marc Wilhelm Küster University of Worms, Germany.  

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Prof. Dr. Ejub Kajan
Department of Mathematical, Physics and Information Sciences
State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Tel.: +381 20 337 201
Fax: +381 20 337 669
E-mail: ejubkajan@sbb.rs
E-mail: kajane@acm.org


Prof. Dr. Frank-Deiter Dorloff
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Department of Information Systems and computer science in economics
Phone: ++49 (201) 183-4083
Fax: ++49 (201) 183-934083
E-mail: frank.dorloff@icb.uni-due.de
E-mail: frank.dorloff@gmx.net


Dr. Ivan Bedini
Department of Enabling Computing Technology
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Ireland
Tel.: +353 1 8864525
E-mail: ivan.bedini@alcatel-lucent.com
E-mail: ivanbedini@gmail.com

Ivan Bedini 
Bell Labs Ireland 
Tel: +353 1 8864525 
email: ivan.bedini@alcatel-lucent.com 
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