CFP: DOA'06: Distributed Object Applications 2006 , Montpellier, 29 Oct - 3 Nov, 2006

Applications (DOA)
                               Montpellier, France, Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2006


                       Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Some of the world's most important and critical software systems are 
based on distributed object technologies. Distributed objects are at the 
heart of component-based systems, service-oriented architectures and 
agent-based systems. When a phone call is made, a financial transaction 
performed, or an order placed at an Internet Shop, 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 symposium 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, .NET and 
Java-based technologies have been widely successful and have reached 
considerable maturity, they are still evolving and serving as 
inspiration for emerging technologies and standards, such as Web 
Services and Service-Oriented Architectures. Common to all these 
approaches are goals such as 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, 
grid computing, peer-to-peer systems, and ubiquitous computing 
environments. Along with the rapid evolution of these fields, continuous 
research and development is required in object-based distribution 
technologies to advance the state of the art and broaden the scope of 
the applicability.

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 2006 
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 2006 is a joint event with two other conferences organized within 
the global theme "Meaningful internet systems and ubiquitous computing." 
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'06), distributed 
objects, infrastructure and enabling technology and Internet computing 
(DOA'06), and workflow, cooperation, and interoperability (CoopIS'06), 
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., based
   on CORBA, Java, .Net, and Web Services)
 * Applications and evaluations of the Model Driven Architecture
 * Component-based software development
 * Design patterns for distributed systems
 * Distributed business objects and components
 * Distributed object infrastructures in resource-constrained devices
 * Grid applications that emphasise the importance of objects
 * Integrated development environments
 * Interoperability between object systems and complementary
 * Middleware for distributed object computing
 * Migration of legacy distributed object systems to service-oriented
 * Mobility in distributed systems
 * Performance analysis of distributed object computing systems
 * Real-time solutions for distributed objects
 * Scalability for distributed objects and object middleware
 * Security for distributed object systems
 * Self-organizing systems
 * Service-oriented architectures
 * Specification and enforcement of Quality of Service
 * Technologies for reliability and fault-tolerance
 * Testing and validation of distributed object systems
 * Ubiquitous computing and embedded systems
 * Web-based distributed objects


Abstract Submission Deadline May 30, 2006
Paper Submission Deadline June 10, 2006
Acceptance Notification August 5, 2006
Final Version Due August 20, 2006
Conference October 29, 2006


Papers submitted to DOA'06 must not have been accepted for publication 
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

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 format.

The paper submission site is located at:

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

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

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


*OTM'06 General Co-Chairs * ( 

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

*DOA'06 Program Committee Co-Chairs * ( 

 * Judith Bishop, University of Pretoria, South Africa
 * Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
 * Makoto Takizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

*Local Organising Chair* ( <>)

 * Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier II, France

*Publicity Chair* ( 

 * Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France

*Program Committee Members*

 * Cristiana Amza, University of Toronto, Canada
 * Matthias Anlauff, Kestrel Institute, USA
 * Mark Baker, Independent consultant, Canada
 * Guruduth Banavar, IBM, USA
 * Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
 * Harold Carr, Sun Microsystems, USA
 * Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
 * Francisco "Paco" Curbera, IBM, USA
 * Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo
 * Tomoya Enokido, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
 * Patrick Eugster, Sun Microsystems
 * Pascal Felber, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
 * Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
 * Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
 * Franz Hauck, University of Ulm, Germany
 * Naohiro Hayashibara, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
 * Hui-Huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan
 * Mehdi Jazayeri, Technical University of Vienna, Austria and
   University of Lugano, Switzerland
 * Bettina Kemme, McGill University, Canada
 * Fabio Kon, University of São Paulo, Brazil
 * Joe Loyall, BBN Technologies, USA
 * Peter Loehr, Free University of Berlin, Germany
 * Frank Manola, Independent consultant
 * Keith Moore, HP
 * Francois Pacull, Xerox, France
 * Simon Patarin, Flexeye Technology Corp.
 * Peter Pietzuch, Harvard University, USA
 * Joao Pereira, INESC-ID, Portugal
 * Arno Puder, San Francisco State University
 * 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
 * Heinz-W Schmidt, Monash University, Australia
 * 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
 * Steve Vinoski, IONA Technologies, USA
 * Norbert Voelker, University of Essex, UK
 * Andrew Watson, OMG
 * Torben Weis, University of Stuttgart
 * Doug Wells, Connection Technologies, USA
 * Eric Jul, University of Copenhagen
 * Michael Zapf, University of Kassel

*Previous chairs*

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

Professor Judith Bishop          
Department of Computer Science   
University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa       
Phone: +27 12 420 3057,  Fax: +27 12 362 5188   email:

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