20th International Conference on COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CoopIS 2012)

Acceptance rate of CoopIS in recent years was approx. 20%
Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Call for Papers of CoopIS 2012

Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) provide enterprises and user communities with flexible, scalable and intelligent services in large-scale networking environments. 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).

The CIS paradigm has traditionally encompassed distributed systems technologies such as middleware, business process management (BPM) and Web technologies. 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 collaborative process settings such as process choreographies. This trend is also reflected in areas such as 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.
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 for practitioners 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. In addition, the 2012 edition of CoopIS aims at highlighting the increasing need for data- and knowledge-intensive processes.

As in previous years, CoopIS'12 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'12 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
Middleware and Architectures 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


Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: May 11, 2012 -  May 18, 2012

  • Conference Paper Submission Deadline: May 18, 2012 -  May 25, 2012
  • Acceptance Notification: June 25, 2012
  • Camera Ready Due:  July 16, 2012
  • Author Registration Due:  July 16, 2012


Papers submitted to CoopIS'12 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.

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:

Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

University of Vienna, Austria

Peter Dadam

Ulm University, Germany

Xiaofang Zhou

University of Queensland, Australia

Business Program Chairs:

Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine, France

Program Committee

Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National Universiry, South Korea
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM- CNRS/Université Montpellier 2, France
Nacer Boudjlida, Nancy-University, France
James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA
Vincenzo D'Andrea, University of Trento, Italy
Xiaoyong Du, Renmin University of China, PR China

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Kaushik Dutta, National University of Singapore
Johann Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands

Renato Fileto, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Hong Gao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Ted Goranson, Earl Research, USA
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Amarnath Gupta, University of California San Diego, USA
Mohand-Said Hacid, Lyon University, France
Jan Hidders, Delft University of Technology
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Paul Johannesson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, England, UK
Rania Khalaf, IBM Research
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Guohui Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Rong Liu, IBM Research,  USA
Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany
Leo Mark, Georgia Institute of Technology
Maristella Matera, DEI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Massimo Mecella, Universita' di Roma, Italy
Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
John Miller, University of Georgia, USA
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey,  Mexico
Nirmal Mukhi, IBM T J Watson Research Center
Miyuki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Moira C. Norrie, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Selmin Nurcan, University Paris, Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Werner Nutt, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Gerald Oster, Université de Lorraine, France

Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France

Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Antonio Ruiz Cortés, University of Sevilla, Spain
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Germany
Jialie Shen, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Aameek Singh, IBM Almaden Research Center
Jianwen Su, UC Santa Barbara, US
Xiaoping Sun, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Susan Urban, Texas Tech University, USA
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
François B. Vernadat, European Court of Auditors,  Luxemburg
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas Venezuela
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam, Germany
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia
Shuigeng Zhou, Fudan University, China

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