21st International Conference on COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CoopIS 2013)

Call for Papers


Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) enable, support, and facilitate cooperation between people, organizations, and information systems. CIS provide enterprises and user communities with flexible, scalable and intelligent services to work together in large-scale networking environments. The CIS paradigm integrates several technologies: distributed systems technologies (such as middleware, cloud computing), coordination technologies (such as business process management) and integration technologies (such as service oriented computing, semantic web).

In recent years, several innovative technologies have emerged: SaaS, cloud computing, Internet of Service, Internet of Things, Service Oriented Computing, mash-ups, Web Services, Semantic Web and Knowledge Grid. These new technologies have increased the need for a tighter integration of data and knowledge with business processes, workflows as well as with collaboration architectures such as process choreographies leading for example to data- or artifact-centric workflows and business process compliance as well as in finding new ways of analyzing data and processes in a combined manner. Building next generation CIS requires technical breakthroughs as well as dynamic, reliable and secure collaborative information technologies to overcome the tough challenges that traditional rigid distributed systems did not face. A particular challenge in modern enterprises and entire supply chains is providing flexible and real-world aware CIS that enable users to quickly react to environmental changes as well as to evolving needs (e.g., by continuously and dynamically adapting CIS).

CIS applications are heavily distributed and highly coordinated, often exhibiting inter-organizational interaction patterns and requiring distributed access and sharing of computing and information resources. Typically they fall under the categories such as e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Health, and e-Science.

The CoopIS conference series has established itself as a major international forum for exchanging ideas and results on scientific research  in fields such as computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), middleware, Internet & Web data management, electronic commerce, business process management, agent technologies, and software architectures, to name a few.

As in previous years, CoopIS'13 will be part of a joint event with other conferences, in the context of the OTM ("OnTheMove") federated conferences, covering different aspects of distributed information systems.



Topics that are addressed by CoopIS'13 are logically grouped in three broad areas, and include but are not limited to:

Process Management Technologies
•    Business process management and integration
•    Distributed & cross-organizational process management
•    Process modelling, analysis and design
•    Variability, adaptation and evolution of process-aware CIS
•    Business process intelligence & discovery
•    Business process compliance, governance, and risk
•    Integrated product and process lifecycle management
•    Data- and knowledge-intensive processes
•    Integrating processes with real-world events
•    Process support in smart and ubiquitous environments
•    Enabling interactions among processes
•    Collaborative processes
•    Situation-aware processes
Architectures and Middleware for Cooperative Information Systems (CIS)
•    Dynamic business networks and the Internet of Services
•    Internet of Services and Internet of Things integration
•    Service-oriented middleware & Web services
•    Grid computing and cloud computing
•    Semantic interoperability of CIS
•    Web-centric information and processing architectures
•    Self-adapting and self-healing CIS
•    Model-driven middleware architectures
•    Multi-agent systems and architectures for CIS
•    Peer-to-peer technologies
•    Security & privacy in CIS
•    Quality of service in CIS
•    Mediation, matchmaking, and brokering architectures
•    Collaboration and negotiation protocols
•    Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions
CIS Applications
•    Collaboration and knowledge sharing in enterprises
•    Innovative CIS applications for large-scale organizations
•    Advances in e-science and Grid computing applications
•    Medical and biological information systems
•    Industrial applications of CIS
•    Mobile processes and services
•    E-communities and Web-based collaboration
•    Enterprise 2.0
•    Integrated vs. distributed supply chains
•    Concurrent engineering



Papers submitted to CoopIS'13 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 final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Failure to comply with the 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.


Chaired by:

Johann Eder

University of Klagenfurt



Zohra Bellahsene

Université de Montpellier II

Rania Y. Khalaf
IBM TJ Watson Research Center


Business Program Chairs:


Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine, France



Program Committee

Aameek Singh, IBM Almaden Research Center
Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
Amarnath Gupta, University of California San Diego, USA
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey,  Mexico
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Carlo Combi, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Djamal Benslimane, University of Lyon 1, France
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, England, UK
François B. Vernadat, European Court of Auditors,  Luxemburg
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Gerald Oster, Université de Lorraine, France
Guohui Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jan Hidders, Delft University of Technology
Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Jianwen Su, UC Santa Barbara, US
John Miller, University of Georgia, USA
Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National Universiry, South Korea
Julius Köpke, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA
Leo Mark, Georgia Institute of Technology
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas Venezuela
Maristella Matera, DEI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Massimo Mecella, Universita' di Roma, Italy
Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam, Germany
Michele Missikoff, CNR, Italy
Miyuki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mohand-Said Hacid, Lyon University, France
Nacer Boudjlida, Nancy-University, France
Nirmal Mukhi, IBM T J Watson Research Center
Paul Johannesson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Germany
Rania Khalaf, IBM Research
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands
Rong Liu, IBM Research,  USA
Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Selmin Nurcan, University Paris, Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Susan Urban, Texas Tech University, USA
Ted Goranson, Earl Research, USA
Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany
Werner Nutt, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Xiaoping Sun, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xiaoyong Du, Renmin University of China, PR China
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM- CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, France

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