Extended deadline: International Workshop on Modeling Inter-Organizational Systems (MIOS 2005)

                         LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

 "International Workshop on Modeling Inter-Organizational Systems"
                           (MIOS 2005)


                ***** extended deadline: 01/07/2005 *****

                        31 Oct - 1 Nov 2005
                         Agia Napa, Cyprus

            In conjunction with the federated conferences
             "On The Move to Meaningful Internet Systems
                    and Ubiquitous Computing 2005"
                           (OTM 2005)


               Proceedings published by Springer LNCS

Modern enterprises face a strong economical pressure to increase
competitiveness, to operate on a global market, and to engage in alliances
of several kinds. Agility thus has become the new guiding principle for
enterprises. This requires flexible organizational structures and business
processes, as well as flexible supporting information systems and a flexible
ICT-infrastructure. In addition, an enterprise needs to be able to easily
expand or shrink, be it through collaborations with other enterprises,
through mergers or acquisitions, or through insourcing or outsourcing of

In order to meet these economical requirements, enterprises rely
increasingly on the benefits of modern information and communication
technology (ICT). However, the appropriate knowledge to deploy this
technology as needed, and in an effective and efficient way, is largely
lacking, particularly knowledge regarding the collaboration of enterprises
and knowledge regarding the interoperability of their information systems.

This sets the scientific challenges of the MIOS workshop. A lot of
pioneering work still needs to be done in coping with these challenges in an
appropriate and integrated way. Unlike ordinary conferences, the MIOS
workshop will be a real workshop, providing ample time for discussions,
during one and a half day. Consequently, the paper presentations will be
short, covering only the highlights and preferably arranged around a number
of themes or topics.

The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers working on topics
concerning cross-enterprise collaboration and concerning the
interoperability of information systems, covering issues like business
process modeling, information systems modeling, enterprise and system
ontology, enterprise and system architecture, and standards regarding the
integration of business processes and application systems. The goal of the
workshop is to present innovative research issues, and to facilitate
in-depth discussions about them, lead by the next

* How to model, design and implement cross-enterprise business processes?
* How to model, design and implement inter-organizational systems (IOS)?
* How can new technological achievements help to reach this?
* What are the benefits and restrictions of emerging standards?

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Modeling cross-enterprise business processes
* Reference models for cross-enterprise business processes
* Enterprise ontologies
* Enterprise architectures
* Cross-enterprise workflow management
* Business rules and business protocols
* Deriving IOS from cross-enterprise business processes
* Information system ontologies
* Information system architectures
* Components, frameworks and metamodeling
* Interoperability testing and verification
* Methodological standards
* Business domain standards, e.g. accounting, billing, payment,
  SCM, purchasing
* Business protocols standards
* Comprehensive protocols stacks

Submission Requirements
We are looking for articles on current or recently finished research
projects as well as articles from practitioners. Papers should contain 3000
- 5000 words and should be submitted in PS, PDF or MS-Word format via the
following URL:

Accepted papers will be published along with the OTM 2005 Workshop
Proceedings on Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Author
instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Failure to commit to
presentation at the workshop automatically excludes a paper from the

The authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to send an extended
version of the paper to be published in the Journal of Enterprise
Information Management. For information about the journal please refer to

Important Dates
Paper Submission:               July 1st, 2005 (extended deadline)
Notification of Acceptance:     July 29th, 2005
Camera Ready Paper Due:         August 20th, 2005
MIOS'05 Workshop:               October 31st - November 1st, 2005

Program Co-Chairs
Antonia Albani (antonia.albani@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de)
Chair of Business Information Systems and Systems Engineering
University of Augsburg, Germany

Jan L.G. Dietz (j.l.g.dietz@ewi.tudelft.nl)
Chair of Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Program Committee
Wil van der Aalst    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Antonia Albani       University of Augsburg, Germany
Bernhard Bauer       University of Augsburg, Germany
Joerg Becker         University of Muenster, Germany
Christoph Bussler    National University of Ireland, Ireland
Emmanuel delaHostria Rockwell Automation, USA
Jan L.G. Dietz       Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Joaquim Filipe       School of Technology of Setúbal, Portugal
Rony G. Flatscher    Vienna University of Economics and
                     Business Administration, Austria
Christian Huemer     University of Vienna, Austria
Michael Huhns        University of South Carolina, USA
Zahir Irani          Brunel University, UK
Peter Loos           Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Arturo Molina        CSIM-ITESM, Mexico
Juergen Mueller      IBM, Germany
Hervé Panetto        Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I, France
Gil Regev            École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),
Pnina Soffer         MIS department, Haifa University, Israel
Arne Solvberg        NTNU, Norway
Klaus Turowski       University of Augsburg, Germany
Vijay K. Vaishnavi   Georgia State University, USA
Alexander Verbraeck  University of Maryland, USA
René Wagenaar        Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Received on Thursday, 23 June 2005 14:44:04 UTC