[Elsnet-list] ACM MEDES'11: Call For Papers

Youakim Badr youakim.badr at insa-lyon.fr
Thu May 5 20:00:57 CEST 2011


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       The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital  
EcoSystems (MEDES 2011)
                         In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
                                http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/11/
                                    November 21-24, 2011
                                  San Francisco, California


Description and Objectives
---------------------------

In the world of the Internet, the rapid growth and exponential use of  
digital medias leads to the emergence of
virtual environments namely digital ecosystems composed of multiple  
and independent entities such as individuals,
organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or  
several missions and focusing on the interactions
and inter-relationships among them. The digital ecosystem exhibits  
self-organizing environments, thanks to the
re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which  
resources provided by each entity are properly
conserved, managed and used. The underlying resources mainly  
comprehend data management, innovative services,
computational intelligence and self-organizing platforms. Due to the  
multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems
and their characteristics, they are highly complex to study and  
design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to
how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be  
innovative and value-creating. The application of Information
Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how  
entities request resources and ultimately interact to
create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and  
knowledge. These technologies can be improved through
novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as data  
management, web technologies, networking, security,
human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and  
self-organizing systems to support the establishment
of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital  
EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together
a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry  
interested in exploring the manifold challenges
and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and  
how current approaches and technologies can be
evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original  
research papers, industrial papers and proposals
for demonstrations.


Topics
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In this call, we solicit original research and technical papers not  
published elsewhere. The papers can be theoretical, practical and  
application oriented on the following themes (but not limited to):

- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
- Web Technologies
- Service systems and Engineering
- Emergent Intelligence
- Data & Knowledge Management Systems
- Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Ontology Management
- Social Networks
- Game Theory
- Networks and Protocols
- Green computing
- Security & Privacy
- Standardization and Extensible Languages
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Business Intelligence
- E-Services , E-Learning, E-Humanities and E-Government
- B2B, B2C, B2A, E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Marketing and E-Procurement
- Digital Library
- Open Source


Paper Submission
----------------
Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be  
uploaded using the conference website.
The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed  
pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit
will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer  
reviewers. After the preliminary notification date,
authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and  
their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers
notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will  
include: relevance, significance, impact, originality,
technical soundness, and quality of presentation.
Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or  
challenging positions on important emergent topics
related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the  
conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the  
ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates
----------------
- Submission Date: June 20th, 2011

- Preliminary Notification of Acceptance: September, 5th 2011
- Rebuttal Date: September 15th, 2011

- Final Notification of Acceptance: September, 20th 2011
- Camera Ready: September 30th, 2011
- Conference Dates: November 21-24, 2011

Special issues and Journal Publication
---------------------------------------
Extended versions of the selected papers will be published in one of  
the following reviewed journals.

-International Journal on Subject-Centric Computing (IJSCC)
-International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI)
-International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM)

General Chair
--------------
William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Xiaohua Tony Hu, Drexel University, USA

Program Chair
--------------
Youakim Badr, INSA de Lyon, France


International Advisory Board Members
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Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Philippe De Wilde, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Yasuo Matsuyama, Waseda University, Japan
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia


Steering Committee Members
--------------------------
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand
Dominique Laurent, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, UK


Keynote Speakers
----------------
Paul Hofmann, VP Office of the Chief Scientist at SAP Labs
Ruoyi Zhou, Senior Manager at IBM Almaden Research Center


International Program Committee:
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(Please check the web site for the full list)




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