[Elsnet-list] Call for Contributions: Eleventh International IEEE EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)

Stephanie Chow Stephanie.Chow at uoit.ca
Tue Mar 13 13:29:10 CET 2007

Eleventh International IEEE EDOC Conference (EDOC 2007)
“The Enterprise Computing Conference”
– Call for papers –
15-19 October 2007, Annapolis, MD USA
Sponsored by:
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Communications Society
Hosted by:
The MITRE Corporation
About the conference
The EDOC Conference is the key annual event in enterprise computing. EDOC conferences address the full range of engineering technologies and methods contributing to enterprise distributed application systems. EDOC 2007 will be the eleventh event in the series of conferences, which since 1997 has brought together leading computer science researchers, IT decision makers, IT architects, solution designers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to discuss enterprise computing challenges, models and solutions. Today the creation, operation and evolution of enterprise computing systems comprises challenges that range from high-level requirements and policy modeling to the deployment and maintenance of solutions in and across customer businesses. Enterprise computing is based on a wide (and ever growing) range of methods, models, tools and technologies. The resulting applications also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains and industry segments, from electronic and mobile commerce to real-time business applications for collaborating enterprises. In recent years, technologies related to business processes integration, management, execution and monitoring have become one of the top areas of interest in enterprise computing. The EDOC Conference emphasizes the integration and management of enterprise computing research and development results, fostering an enterprise and social organizational engineering approach that can address and relate business, application, middleware and technical levels. The themes of openness and distributed computing, based on services, components and objects, provide a useful and unifying conceptual thread for this purpose.
The EDOC program committee seeks high-quality papers addressing the domains, the life-cycle issues and the realization technologies involved in building, deploying and operating enterprise computing systems. Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:
* Enterprise applications architecture
- Model driven architectures (MDA) and model driven SW development
- Recent UML and OCL based approaches
- Modeling based on domain specific languages (DSL)
- Component based approaches compliant with the OMG enterprise collaboration architecture (ECA)
- Collaborative development and cooperative engineering issues
- Organization and principles of software factories
* State of the art in distributed enterprise applications
- Evolution of middleware standards and architectures, such as CORBA, J2EE and .NET
- Application server solution design and deployment
- Industry specific solutions, e.g. for aerospace, automotive, finance, logistics, medicine and telecommunications
- Innovative applications
*  Integration of multimedia technologies
*  Integration of embedded and mobile interactions
*  Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)
* Enterprise applications management
- Maturity models for enterprise applications
- Performance and operational risk prediction and measurement
- Quality of service (QoS) and cost of service (CoS)
- Total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise scale solutions
- Management and maintenance of enterprise computing systems
- Information assurance
- Human and social organizational factors in enterprise computing
* Inter-Enterprise collaboration and its architecture
- Cross-organizational business processes
- Community services and infrastructures
- Research and public sector collaboration, e.g. in
*  e-health
*  e-government
* Service oriented architectures (SOA) and enterprise service architectures (ESA)
- Web services research
- Service composition
- Evolution of web services specifications
- Service policies and contract definitions and enforcement
- Service registries –
*  Universal description, discovery and integration (UDDI) and its extensions
*  Semantic service annotations and descriptions
*  Emerging standards for semantic web services
* Business process management (BPM) Systems
- Business Process Modeling and Metamodels
- Business Process Monitoring and Intelligence
- Dynamically configurable BPs
- People integration in BPM Systems
* Business Rules
- Business rules languages and inference systems
- Business rules components
- Business policies
- Rule driven business process engines
* Identity Management and Distributed Access Control
- Security policy definition and description languages
- Security policy interoperability
- Distributed and federated access control
- Network public key infrastructures
- Service provisioning
- Inference mechanisms for policy enforcement
* Information Integration and Interoperability
- Business object model methodologies and approaches
- Taxonomies, ontologies and business knowledge integration
- Master data management for the real-time enterprise (RTE)
- Information management
- Information modeling and transformation across heterogeneous resources
Submission guidelines
Two types of paper submissions will be accepted – research papers and experience reports or case studies.
Research papers should describe original research results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be evaluated for scientific or technical contribution, originality, appropriateness and significance. Submissions should not exceed 12 pages in the IEEE format. Experience reports should describe new insights gained from case studies or the application of enterprise computing technology in practice. These papers will be evaluated on their appropriateness, significance and clarity of expression.
Submissions should contain at least 2,000 words and must not exceed 5,000 words.
The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be included in the Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) and the IEEE Digital Library – IEEE Xplore.
All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the international program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of experience reports. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format through the electronic submission system via the EDOC Conference Management system.
Journals associated with EDOC 2007
The selected best research papers will be considered for special issue of the Enterprise Information Systems Journal (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17517575.asp) to be published in issue #2 of 2008 as well as a potential special EDOC section of the IEEE IT Professional to be published in Spring 2008.
EDOC Workshops
We are inviting proposals for workshops to be held on the 15th and 16th of October 2007. Workshops provide organizers and participants with an opportunity to exchange opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on current topics related to enterprise computing, in a small and interactive atmosphere. Workshops can choose to concentrate on in-depth research topics, be devoted to discuss best practices, applications and industrial issues, or a mixture of both. Workshop proposals should be sent to the Workshop Chairs Aniruddha Gokhale a.gokhale at vanderbilt.edu or Vijay Rachamadugu vijayr at mitre.org and should include the title, the names and brief (200 word) biography for each organizer, the proposed workshop duration (one or two days) and a summary of the workshop topics and contents (approximately 1-2 pages, i.e., 500-1000 words).
Important dates:
Conference Schedule
 Abstract submission (optional) 30 March 2007
 Paper submission due 1 May 2007
 Acceptance notification 30 June 2007
Workshop Schedule
 Proposals due: 28 February 2007
 Acceptance notification: 20 March 2007
Organizing Committee
General Chair
    Donald W. Sparrow, Jr. (MITRE Corporation, USA)
Program Co-Chairs
    Marcus Spies (University of Munich)
    M. Brian Blake (Georgetown University)
Workshop Co-Chairs
    Aniruddha Gokhale (Vanderbilt University)
    Vijaykumar Rachamadugu (MITRE Corporation, USA)
Publicity Co-Chairs
    Remco Dijkman (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
    Patrick C. K. Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Steering Committee
Colin Atkinson, Chair (University of Mannheim, Germany) 
Barrett Bryant (University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA)
Keith Duddy (DSTC, Australia)
Patrick C. K. Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Zoran Milosevic (Deontik, Australia)
Maarten Steen (Telematica Instituut, Netherlands)
Marten J. Van Sinderen (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Guijun Wang (Boeing, USA) 
Alain Wegmann (EPFL, Switzerland) 
Program Committee
Jan Øyvind Aagedal (SINTEF, Norway)
Witold Abramowicz (Poznan University of Economics, Poland)
Dave Akehurst (University of Kent, UK)
Markus Aleksy (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Joao Paulo Almeida (Fed. Univ of Espírito Santo, Brazil & Univ of Twente, Netherlands)
Claudio Bartolini (Hewlett-Packard, USA)
James Bailey (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Andrew Berry (Deontik, Australia)
Jean Bézivin (University of Nantes, France)
Behzad Bordbar (Birmingham University, UK)
Indranil Bose (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Christoph Bussler (Cisco Systems, Inc, USA.)
Coral Calero (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Fei Cao (Microsoft Corporation, USA)
Patrick Y.K. Chau (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Zhou Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Reynold Cheng (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Chia-Chu Chiang (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
Dickson Chiu (Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong)
Fred Cummins (EDS, USA)
Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, Italy)
Farhad Daneshgar (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Oscar Diaz (University of Basque Country, Spain)
Gillian Dobbie (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Boudewijn v. Dongen (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Dirk Draheim (Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria)
Dieter Fensel (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria)
Stephane Gagnon (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Gerald Gannod (Arizona State University, USA)
Claude Godart (Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy and INRIA, France)
Guido Governatori (University of Queensland, Australia)
Jun Han (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Jan Hendrik Hausmann (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Pontus Johnson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Eleanna Kafeza (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Axel Korthaus (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Thomas Kühne (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Ashish Kundu (Purdue University, USA)
Lea Kutvonen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Thomas Kwok (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Heinrich Hussmann (Munich University, Germany)
Marc Lankhorst (Telematica Instituut, Netherlands)
Fion Lee (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
Ho-fung Leung (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Frank Leymann (Stuttgart University, Germany)
Qing Li (City University, Hong Kong)
Yaping Lin (Hunan University, China)
Peter Linington (University of Kent, UK)
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien (Munich University, Germany)
Sonia Lippe (SAP Research, France)
Qusay Mahmoud (University of Guelph, Canada)
Carolyn McGregor (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
Frederic Montagut (SAP Research, France)
Jishnu Mukerji (Hewlett Packard, USA)
Francois Pacull (Xerox Research Europe, France)
George Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Dunlu Peng (Fudan University, China)
Luís Ferreira Pires (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Frantisek Plasil (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Thomas Preuss (Fachhochschule Brandenburg, Germany)
Iman Hafiz Poernomo (King's College, UK)
Dick Quartel (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Rajeev Raje (Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA)
Kerry Raymond (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Tom Ritter (Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany)
Jose Raul Romero (University of Cordoba, Spain)
Douglas Schmidt (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Tony Shan (Wachovia Bank, USA)
Timothy Shih (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Yuqing Sun (Shandong University. China)
Richard Soley (Object Management Group, USA)
Susanne Strahringer (European Business School, Germany)
Yazhe Tang (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Michiaki Tatsubori (IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan)
Kerry Taylor (CSIRO, Australia)
David Trastour (Hewlett-Packard, USA)
Vladimir Tosic (Lakehead University, Canada)
Sandy Tyndale-Biscoe (Open-IT, UK)
Antonio Vallecillo (University of Malaga, Spain)
Pieter van Gorp (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Changzhou Wang (Boeing, USA)
Xiaoling Wang (Fudan University, China)
Andrew Watson (Object Management Group, USA)
Gerald Weber (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Edward Willink (Thales Research and Technology, UK)
Andreas Wombacher (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Bryan Wood (Open-IT, UK)
Jian Yang (Macquarie University, Australia)
George Yee (National Research Council, Canada)
Benjamin Yen (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Xiaofeng Yu (Nanjing University, China)
Michael Zapf (University of Kassel, Germany)
Christian Zeidler (ABB Corporate Research, Germany)
Dan Zhang (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Kangmin Zheng (MITRE Corporation, USA)
Note:  EDOC program inquires should be sent to program co-chairs Profs Marcus Spies (marcus.spies at lrz.uni-muenchen.de) or M. Brian Blake (blakeb at cs.georgetown.edu).

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