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[CFP] DOA 2003

From: Guillaume Pierre <gpierre@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 16:53:55 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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                         C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S
                     Fifth International Symposium on
                 Catania, 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 area.

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 applications.

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

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 at


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

Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 
Matthias Anlauff (Kestrel Institute) 
Egidio Astesiano (University of Genova) 
Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna) 
Jean Bacon (University of Cambridge) 
Mark Baker (Independent) 
Sean Baker (IONA) 
Roberto Baldoni (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza") 
Guruduth Banavar (IBM) 
Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria) 
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) 
Daniel Hagimont (INRIA) 
Franz Hauck (University of Ulm, Germany) 
Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto) 
Mehdi Jazayeri (Technical University of Vienna) 
Fabio Kon (University of São Paulo) 
Doug Lea (State University of New York) 
Hong Va Leong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 
Peter Loehr (University of Berlin) 
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 at Irvine) 
Norbert Voelker (University of Essex) 
Andrew Watson (OMG) 
Doug Wells (The Open Group) 
Shalini Yajnik (PreCache Inc.) 
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