LINGUIST List 12.209

Fri Jan 26 2001

Calls: Web-based Infrastructures (WETICE)

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  1. Robert Tolksdorf, Web-based Infrastructures and Coordination Architectures (WETICE)

Message 1: Web-based Infrastructures and Coordination Architectures (WETICE)

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:42:43 +0100 (MET)
From: Robert Tolksdorf <>
Subject: Web-based Infrastructures and Coordination Architectures (WETICE)

Call For Papers:

 3rd International Workshop on:


 at the 10th IEEE WETICE Workshops on Enabling Technologies:
 Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises

 June 20-22
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts


The workshop addresses the question of how Web techniques can be used
to achieve or to improve collaboration within or between organizations,
and which coordination mechanisms could be used in such an architecture.

This problem area addresses both technical and organizational issues.
The involved organizations are typically enterprises in different
spheres of power such that it is not reasonable to require a common
structure, or to align the structure for a certain collaboration purpose.
But how can a system enable the participants for flexible and effective

Should we concentrate on developing an infrastructure for sharing
artifacts (e.g., documents, files, data)? Should we develop a shared
language (e.g., XML, RDF) to exchange business information which
represents an external representation of the private artifacts? Or will
we need a richer communication infrastructure supporting shared virtual
spaces (e.g., tuple spaces, MUDs) where people are "in the system" rather
than purely using artifacts of a system?

While the above issues address the primitive level of collaboration and
coordination, their effective use requires higher-level mechanisms and
procedures as well. In fact, a collaborative application can reflect the
real-world organizations overlaying the system or even become part of
the organization itself. The system must therefore both enforce specific
organizational rules (e.g. workflow rules) and facilitate knowledge
management and exchange. From this perspective, the workshop is
interested not only in "collaborative systems", but also in the models
and infrastructures needed for enabling human organizations, or hybrid
organizations made up of both human and software agents/processes, to
effectively interact and cooperate.


A list of topics of interest includes (but is not limited to):

- Collaborative Applications
 virtual organisations
 show case scenarios
 reports on hands-on experiences
- Infrastructure and Technology
 coordination models and languages for the Web
 workflow languages
 languages and architectures for Web interoperability
 use of recent Internet and Web standards
 agent based approaches
 support for mobile users and software
- Development of Collaborative Applications
 engineering methodologies for collaborative Web applications
 collaboration versus competition
 development methodologies, tools and platforms
 coordination patterns


Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. The workshop
will consist of 3 sessions presenting and discussing papers and a final
working session preparing the workshop report. 40% of the workshop's
time will be dedicated to discussion.


Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted
elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the-art work. Authors of
accepted papers are expected to present their views of the field at the
oral presentation.

Papers up to six pages (including figures, tables and references) can be
submitted. Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is single spaced,
two columns, 10 pt Times/Roman font. Detailed format instructions
can be found at

Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author,
an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords.

Papers should be submitted via Web using the appropriate Web
submission form at:

Authors are also required to provide contact addresses, if different
from the submitting electronic address.


Full papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the
post-proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

The best paper of the workshop will be nominated for the WETICE
best-paper award.

Paper submissions are not required for participation in the workshop.

If you have further questions or remarks, don't hesitate to contact the
workshop organizers.


Full papers due to workshop organizers 	February 26, 2001
Notification of decisions to paper authors	April 20, 2001
Final papers due for Post-proceedings	June 6, 2001
Advance registration deadline		June 6, 2001
Workshop 		June 20-22, 2001
Papers due for Post-proceedings 	July 6, 2001


Aerospace Integration Science Center
The Aerospace Corporation, Mail Stop M6/214
P.O.Box 92957
Los Angeles, California 90009-2957, USA

Institut fuer Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik
Universitaet Wien
Lenaugasse 2/8
A-1080 Wien 

Aerospace Integration Science Center
The Aerospace Corporation, Mail Stop M6/214
P.O.Box 92957
Los Angeles, California 90009-2957, USA

Information Systems and Software Techniques
University of Essen
Universtaetsstrasse 9
D-45141 Essen, Germany

Technische Universitdt Berlin
FB 13, Informatik, KIT/FLP
FR 6-10
Franklinstr. 28/29
D-10587 Berlin, Germany

Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ingegneria
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Via Vignolese 905
41100 Modena, ITALY

Program Committee (Preliminary) 

GIACOMO CABRI, Universit` di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy 
MARCO CREMONINI, Dartmouth College, USA 
ENRICO DENTI, Universit` di Bologna, Italy 
ALOIS FERSCHA, University of Linz, Austria 
MICHAEL MAHAN, Nokia Research Center, USA 
CECILIA MASCOLO, University College London, UK 
AMY MURPHY, University of Rochester, USA 
ANTONY ROWSTRON, Microsoft Research Center, UK 
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