[CFP] DOA 2003

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                       C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                      Fifth International Symposium on
                      Sicily, Italy, November 3-7, 2003

              Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

                     ** 2002 acceptance rate is 1/4 **

Are you building applications using distributed-object technology?
Are you doing research in distributed object-based systems?
Are you using existing distributed-object systems?
In other words: are you actively involved in distributed objects and
applications (DOAs)?

Consider contributing a practice report or a research paper to this
innovative event to present, discuss and obtain feedback for your
ideas among other practitioners and researchers active in the same

There is agreement among researchers and practioners about the
importance and potential of distributed-object systems. These systems
offer many promises for use in various applications, including
telecommunications, embedded systems, databases, Web services, and so
on. Distributed-object

systems offer practical, real-world production solutions to technical
problems, including interoperability across different hardware,
software, and database platforms. There are several widely used and
emerging distributed-object computing platforms, including CORBA, COM,
SOAP, .NET, and EJB.

The success of distributed-object systems depends on how basic
requirements are met, such as openness, reliability, scalability,
distribution transparency, security, and support for heterogeneity
between applications and platforms. Equally important is how
integration with complementary technology such as WWW, multimedia
systems, databases, and peer-to-peer systems is accomplished. These
issues have only been partly solved, and substantial research in
systems aspects as well as component and application development is
still needed, notably when dealing with large-scale systems and

TWO DIMENSIONS: Research & Practice

Research in distributed objects, components, systems, and applications
establishes new principles that open the way to solutions that can
meet the requirements of tomorrow's DOAs. Conversely, practical
experience in real-world DOA projects drives this same research by
exposing new ideas and posing new types of problems to be solved. With
the DOA Symposium we explicitly intend to provide a forum to help this
mutual interaction occur, and to trigger and foster it. Submissions
can be entered along both these dimensions: research (theory,
fundamentals, principles of DOA) and practice (applications,
experience, pragmatics of DOA). Contributions attempting to cross over
the gap between these two dimensions are particularly welcomed.

As we are fully aware of the differences in environment for research
and development that exist in academia and industry, submissions from
each will be treated accordingly and judged by a peer review not only
for scientific rigour (in the case of "academic research" papers) but
for originality and generality of application (in the case of "case
studies" papers). Papers of each type will be presented in parallel
tracks at the Symposium, but with maximal opportunity for interaction
for researchers and developers working on related topics.

During the DOA'2003 Symposium we want attendees to be able to evaluate
distributed-object middleware systems and products; to analyse, and
propose solutions to major limitations of existing products; and to
indicate promising future research directions for distributed objects
and applications.

DOA'2003 Symposium is a joint event with two other conferences
organised within the global theme "On the Move to Meaningful Internet
Systems 2003". This federated event co-locates three related and
complementary successful conferences in the areas of Intelligent
Networked Information Systems, covering key issues in Data and Web
Semantics (ODBASE'03), Distributed Objects, Infrastructure and
Enabling Technology and Internet Computing (DOA'03), and Workflow,
Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'03), as required for the
deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organisations
and for e-business. All three events will be hosted in Sicily during
the first week of November 2003. More details about this federated
event can be found at http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf.


The topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to:

   * Applications of distributed-object technology
   * Applying Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
   * Component-based software development and enterprise-based
     component architectures
   * Design of CORBA, .NET, and Java-based broker applications
   * Design patterns for object-based components and applications
   * Distributed business objects and components
   * Distributed object databases
   * Distributed object deployment, configuration, and metadata
   * Integration of distributed objects and agent technology
   * Integration of distributed objects and peer-to-peer technology
   * Integration of multimedia and streaming technology with
     distributed objects
   * Interoperability between object systems and complementary
   * Management for distributed-object systems
   * Mobility for distributed objects and object middleware
   * Object-based Web services
   * Pervasive distributed objects
   * Real-time solutions for distributed objects
   * Scalability for distributed objects and object middleware
   * Security for distributed-object systems
   * Software engineering for distributed object-based applications
   * Solutions for (massive) caching and replication of distributed
   * Specification, but notably enforcement of Quality of Service
     (QoS) for distributed objects
   * Technologies for reliable and fault-tolerant distributed objects 
   * Web-based distributed objects


     Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2003
     Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2003
     Final Version Due: August 30, 2003
     Conference: November 3-7, 2003


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression.
Submissions should be clearly labelled "Research", "Practice" or "PC
discretion".  All papers will be refereed by at least three members of
the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry
in the case of practice reports.  All submissions must be in
English. Research submissions must not exceed 8,000 words. Practice
reports must not exceed 5,000 words.  Submissions can either be in
Postscript, MS Word, or PDF format and should be done through the
following URL:


The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found


Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
excludes a paper from the proceedings.


GENERAL CO-CHAIRS (fedconf@cs.rmit.edu.au)
Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium
Douglas Schmidt, University of California at Irvine, USA
Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS (doa2003@cs.rmit.edu.au)
Bernd Kramer, Fern Universitat in Hagen, Germany
Maarten van Steen, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Steve Vinoski, Iona, USA

Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu, Ohio State University, USA

Matthias Anlauff (Kestrel Institute)
Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna, Italy)
Mark Baker (Independent)
Sean Baker (IONA)
Roberto Baldoni (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza")
Guruduth Banavar (IBM)
Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Gordon Blair (Lancaster University)
Michel Chaudron (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Shing-Chi Cheung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Francisco "Paco" Curbera (IBM)
Wolfgang Emmerich (University College London)
Pascal Felber (Institut EURECOM)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
Daniel Hagimont (INRIA)
Franz Hauck (University of Ulm, Germany)
Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto)
Fabio Kon (University of São Paulo - Brazil)
Doug Lea (State University of New York)
Hong_Va Leong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Joe Loyall (BBN Technologies )
Frank Manola (MITRE)
Keith Moore (HP)
Priya Narasimhan (Carnegie Mellon University)
Andry Rakotonirainy (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Heinz-W Schmidt (Monash University, Australia)
Richard Soley (OMG)
Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA)
Joe Sventek (University of Glasgow)
Stefan Tai (IBM)
Guatam Thaker (Lockheed Martin, USA)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian (University of California, Irvine)
Norbert Voelker (University of Essex)
Andrew Watson (OMG)
Doug Wells (The Open Group)
Shalini Yajnik (PreCache Inc.)

Received on Wednesday, 5 February 2003 09:44:02 UTC