CFP: DOA 2005

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

			 International Symposium on
	         Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA)
		 Agia Napa, Cyprus, Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2005


               Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Some of the world's most important and critical software systems are
based on distribution technologies. For example, distributed objects
run critical systems in industries such as telecommunication,
manufacturing, finance, insurance, and government. When a phone call
is made or a financial transaction performed, chances are that
distributed objects are acting in the background.

Whether you are a researcher or practitioner who is building
innovative distributed systems, evaluating emerging technologies, and
managing large-scale applications, you should consider contributing a
practice report or a research paper to this event to present, discuss
and obtain feedback for your ideas from other practitioners and
researchers active in this area.

Although existing distribution technologies, such as CORBA, DCOM and
Java-based technologies have been widely successful, they are still
evolving and serving as the basis for emerging technologies and
standards, such as CORBA Components, J2EE, .NET, and Web
Services. Regardless of the specifics of each approach, they all aim
to provide openness, reliability, scalability, distribution
transparency, security, ease of development, and support for
heterogeneity between applications and platforms. Also, of utmost
importance today is the ability to integrate distributed object
systems with other technologies such as the web, multimedia systems,
databases, message-oriented middleware, the Global Information Grid,
and peer-to-peer systems. However, significant research and
development continues to be required in all of these areas in order to
continue to advance the state of the art and broaden the scope of the
applicability of distribution technologies.

Two Dimensions: Research & Practice

Research in distributed objects, components, services, and
applications establishes new principles that open the way to solutions
that can meet the requirements of tomorrow's applications. Conversely,
practical experience in real-world projects drives this same research
by exposing new ideas and posing new types of problems to be
solved. With DOA 2005 we explicitly intend to provide a forum to help
this mutual interaction occur, and to trigger and foster
it. Submissions are therefore welcomed along both these dimensions:
research (fundamentals, concepts, principles, evaluations, patterns,
and algorithms) and practice (applications, experience, case studies,
and lessons). Contributions attempting to cross over the gap between
these two dimensions are particularly encouraged.

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 rigor (in the case of "academic research" papers), but
also for originality and generality of applications and case studies
(in the case of "case studies" papers).

DOA 2005 is a joint event with two other conferences organized within
the global theme "Integration, Interoperability, and Internet
Computing 2005." This federated event co-locates three related and
complementary conferences in the areas of Intelligent Networked
Information Systems, covering key issues in data and web semantics
(ODBASE'05), distributed objects, infrastructure and enabling
technology and Internet computing (DOA'05), and workflow, cooperation,
and interoperability (CoopIS'05), as required for the deployment of
Internet- and intranet-based systems in organizations and for
e-business. More details about this federated event can be found at


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

    * Adaptive distributed object and component systems
    * Aspect-oriented approaches for augmenting distribution technologies
    * Application case studies of distribution technologies (e.g., CORBA, Java-based, .Net, and Web Services)
    * Applications and evaluations of the Model Driven Architecture approach
    * Component-based software development
    * Design patterns for distributed systems
    * Distributed business objects and components
    * Distribution technologies for embedded systems
    * Interoperability between object systems and complementary technologies
    * Management of distributed systems
    * Mobility in distributed systems
    * Real-time solutions for distributed objects
    * Relationship to peer-to-peer technologies
    * Scalability for distributed objects and object middleware
    * Security for distributed object systems
    * Service oriented architectures
    * Solutions for (massive) caching and replication
    * Specification and enforcement of Quality of Service
    * Technologies for reliability and fault-tolerance
    * Web-based distributed objects
    * Web Services 


  Abstract Submission Deadline   May 24, 2005
Paper Submission Deadline May 31, 2005
Acceptance Notification August 10, 2005
Final Version Due August 25, 2005
Conference October 31 - November 4, 2005


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. 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. Submissions
must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper
style. Submissions must be laid out according to the final
camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF

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

Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted
papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without

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


General Co-Chairs (

    * Robert Meersman, VU Brussels, Belgium
    * Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia 

Program Committee Co-Chairs (

    * Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna, Italy
    * H.-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
    * Joseph Loyall, BBN Technologies, USA 

Local Organising Chair (

    * Skevos Evripidou, University of Cyprus 

Publicity Chair (

    * Laura Bright, Portland State University, Oregon, USA 

Program Committee Members (incomplete list)

    * Cristiana Amza (University of Toronto, Canada)
    * Matthias Anlauff (Kestrel Institute, USA)
    * Mark Baker (Independent consultant, Canada)
    * Guruduth Banavar (IBM, USA)
    * Alberto Bartoli (University of Trieste, Italy)
    * Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria)
    * Gordon Blair (Lancaster University, UK)
    * Harold Carr (SUN, USA)
    * Shing-Chi Cheung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
    * Geoff Coulson (Lancaster University, UK)
    * Francisco "Paco" Curbera (IBM, USA)
    * Wolfgang Emmerich (University College London, UK)
    * Patrick Eugster (EPFL, Switzerland)
    * Pascal Felber (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
    * Kurt Geihs (Universitaet Kassel, Germany)
    * Jeff Gray (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
    * Mohand-Said Hacid (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
    * Franz Hauck (University of Ulm, Germany)
    * Peter Honeyman (University of Michigan, USA)
    * Rebecca Isaacs (Microsoft Research, USA)
    * Mehdi Jazayeri (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
    * Bettina Kemme (McGill University, Canada)
    * Fabio Kon (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
    * Peter Loehr (University of Berlin, Germany)
    * Frank Manola (Independent consultant)
    * Francois Pacull (Xerox, France)
    * Simon Patarin (University of Bologna, Italy)
    * Rajendra Raj (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
    * Andry Rakotonirainy (The University of Queensland, Australia)
    * Luis Rodrigues (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
    * Isabelle Rouvellou (IBM T.J. Watson, USA)
    * Rick Schantz (BBN, USA)
    * Douglas Schmidt (Vanderbilt University, USA)
    * Richard Soley (OMG, USA)
    * Michael Stal (Siemens, Germany)
    * Stefan Tai (IBM, USA)
    * Hong Va Leong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
    * Maarten van Steen (Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands)
    * Steve Vinoski (Iona, USA)
    * Norbert Voelker (University of Essex)
    * Doug Wells (The Open Group, USA) 

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