deadline extended: Call for Papers: OTM05 PhD Student Symposium: Oct 30th-31st in Agia Napa (Cyprus)

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                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                   "2nd Ph.D. Student Symposium"
	      ***** extended deadline: 01/07/2005 *****

                         30-31 Oct  2005
                        Agia Napa, Cyprus

                       In conjunction with
                On The Move Federated Conferences 

               Proceedings published by Springer LNCS

The Ph.D. Student Symposium of the federated conferences is intended to
bring together Ph.D. students within the subjects of the OTM community and
give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research in a 
constructive and international atmosphere. 

The OTM'05 Ph.D. Student Symposium will be accompanied by prominent professors 
in the field of information systems which will actively participate and 
contribute to the discussions.

The workshop in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be the 2nd Ph.D. Student Symposium 
held in conjunction with the OTM conference from 30 - 31 October 2005. 

Workshop language is english. 

Aim of the OTM Ph.D. Student Symposium is to support the research done by 
doctoral students with constructive remarks and feedback from prominent 
scientists in the information systems field. 

The Ph.D. Student Symposium will be rounded off by a discussion of general 
questions related to Ph.D. research. They include, but are not limited to, the 
following aspects: 

* problem formulation, 
* analysis and evaluation of the state of the Ph.D. thesis, 
* research methodology, including 
  o underlying principles of the approach, 
  o utility of the approach, as well as 
  o validation of the results. 
* critical evaluation of one's own work, including 
  o identification of the target audience and beneficiaries of a thesis, 
  o validation techniques (such as prototyping, field experiment, or 
* definition of the innovative contribution of a thesis to the existing state 
  of the art. 

Additionally keynote speakers will address general purpose issues, related
to Ph.D. research and life in academia afterwards.

The OTM Ph.D. Student Symposium deals with the topics of the main conference. 
The general areas addressed but are not restricted to 

* Distributed Objects and Applications
* Management of Semantically-Expressive Information
* Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences 
* Business Process Management 
* Software and information services for CIS 
* Agent technologies, systems and architectures for CIS 
* CIS applications and modeling 

An extensive list of topics can be found at

To apply for participation at the Ph.D. Student Symposium, please provide an 
electronic version of your paper regarding your doctoral work to the cyberchair 
web page ( The paper 
is restricted to 10 pages. Submissions may be handed in electronically 
Postscript, PDF or MS Word format. 

Different from other papers, this paper addresses specifically the Ph.D. 
student thesis! The paper should 

* have the PhD student as single author (by preference), or as first author
  with his/her (main) promoter as second author
* clearly formulate the research question, 
* identify the significant problems in the field of research, 
* outline the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state 
  of existing solutions, 
* present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results 
  achieved so far, 
* sketch the research methodology that is applied, 
* point out the contributions of the applicant to the problem solution, and 
* state in what aspects the suggested solution is different, new or better as 
  compared to existing approaches to the problem. 

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and 
clarity. Admission is limited to 10 - 14 Ph.D. students. 

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

Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as 
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop proceedings 
of the 2005 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM).  Author 
instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site 

Deadline intention submission:	July 1, 2005
Deadline for submission:        July 1, 2005 
Notification of acceptance:     July 29, 2005 
Camera-ready paper due:         August 20, 2005
Ph.D. Student Symposium:        October 30 - 31, 2005
OTM'05:                         October 3h - November 4, 2005

Sonia Bergamaschi
DataBase Group Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione 
Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy 

Jaime Delgado
Distributed Multimedia Applications Group (DMAG)
Universitat Pompeu, Spain 

Jan L. G. Dietz
Department of Information Systems
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Werner Nutt 
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, U.K. 

Antonia Albani (
Business Information Systems and Systems Engineering
University of Augsburg, Germany

Peter Spyns (
Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory
Free University of Brussels, Belgium 

Johannes Maria Zaha (
Business Information Systems and Systems Engineering
University of Augsburg, Germany

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