23rd International Conference on COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CoopIS 2015)

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

A selection of papers accepted for and presented at CoopIS 2015 will be invited for a special issue in the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS), by World Scientific Publishing.

Special Theme 2015: “Agent Centered Processes as a Service”

Chaired by:

Georg Weichhart

Profactor GmbH, Steyr, Austria
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Heiko Ludwig                 
IBM Almaden Research Center
San Jose, USA

Michael Rosemann

Queensland University  of  Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Business Program Chair:

Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine


Call for Papers

According to many scholars, cooperation, together with solidarity and sense of the community, upheld the advent of the Homo Sapiens on the Planet. After more than 200 thousand years, we argue that the advent of the Homo Digitalis will be based on the same tenets, but supported by advanced cooperation tools in a deeply changed digitalised world. Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) facilitate the cooperation between individuals, organizations, smart devices, and systems of systems, which provide flexible, scalable and intelligent services to enterprises, public institutions and user communities. As a result, people can interact, share information and work together across physical barriers in cloud-based environments. The Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) paradigm integrates the research results from many related computing areas, such as: distributed systems, coordination technologies, process management, knowledge management, collective decision making, and systems integration technologies, while the core are the organizational and business models that help shaping at best the technological solutions.

In recent years, several innovative technologies have emerged: Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Computing, Internet of Things, Linked Open Data, mash-ups, Semantic Systems, Collective Awareness Platforms, Processes as a Service, etc. New technologies have created the need for new forms of diffused social computing, an even tighter integration of data and knowledge with large-scale collaboration platforms, by crowdsourcing and community-centric cooperation. The notion of business processes and workflows has evolved from prescriptive approaches to agile, adaptive and goal-driven solutions. Emerging collaboration platforms are introducing flexibility, transparency, dynamic re-planning as key features, supported by new ways of monitoring and managing KPIs, analyzing environmental information, e.g., adopting complex event processing techniques. Building next generation CIS requires technical breakthroughs in terms of dynamic, reliable and secure collaborative information technologies to overcome the tough challenges that traditional approaches fail to face. Several challenges are put in front of us, from the revival of the socio-economic system to reforms of citizens’ engagement in the public institutions, from participatory Open Innovation in modern enterprises to social cohesion and democratic models in a renovated public administration. All such challenges require a deep rethinking of CIS that represent their fundamental technological support in addressing specific application domains, such as e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Health, and e-Science.

The CoopIS conference series have established themselves as major international forums for exchanging ideas and results on scientific research and practical experiences in the fields mentioned above.

As in previous years, CoopIS'15 will be part of a joint event with other conferences, in the context of the OTM Federated Conferences ("OnTheMove"), covering different aspects of distributed information systems.




Topics that are addressed by CoopIS'15 are logically grouped in three broad areas, and include but are not limited to:
User-centric Cooperation methods, tools, and platforms

  •  Architectures and Middleware for Cooperative Information Systems (CIS)
  •  CIS Applications

User-centric Cooperation methods, tools, and platforms

  •  Frameworks and Methodologies for large scale Collaboration
  •  Collective Awareness Platforms for Social (CAPS) and business innovation
  •  New approaches in process modelling, analysis and design
  •  Distributed & cross-organizational process management
  •  Variability, adaptation and evolution of process-aware CIS
  •  Business process intelligence & discovery
  •  Key Performance Indicators and Monitoring in CIS
  •  Distributed process compliance, governance, and risk management
  •  Collaborative service and application design
  •  Collaborative Open Innovation Management
  •  Integrated product and process lifecycle management
  •  Data- and knowledge-intensive processes
  •  Collaboration and negotiation protocols
  •  Integrating processes with real-world events
  •  Process support in smart and ubiquitous environments
  •  Enabling interactions among processes
  •  Collaborative processes
  •  Large scale Cooperation models
  •  Situation-aware processes


Architectures and Middleware for Cooperative Information Systems (CIS)

  •  Dynamic business networks and the Internet of Services
  •  Architectures and platforms for Collaborative Awareness Platforms for Social (CAPS)
  •  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
  •  Ontologies for CIS
  •  Semantic Web-based CIS
  •  Model-driven middleware architectures
  •  Multi-agent systems and architectures for CIS
  •  Peer-to-peer technologies
  •  Mobile collaboration platforms and services
  •  Security & privacy in CIS
  •  Quality of service in CIS
  •  Mediation, matchmaking, and brokering architectures


CIS Applications

  •  Collaboration and knowledge sharing in enterprises
  •  Innovative CIS applications for large-scale organizations
  •  Social Computing and Large Scale Collaboration
  •  Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions
  •  Advances in e-science and Grid computing applications
  •  Medical and biological information systems
  •  E-Learning and large scale collaborative educational systems (e.g., MOOC)
  •  Industrial applications of CIS
  •  Mobile collaborative applications
  •  E-communities and Web-based collaboration
  •  Collaborative Open Innovation in enterprises and civil organizations
  •  Enterprise 2.0
  •  Integrated vs. distributed supply chains
  •  Concurrent engineering




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

    Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015  July 14, 2015
    Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 16, 2015
    Acceptance Notification:  Aug 16, 2015
    Camera Ready Due:  Sept 01, 2015
    Author Registration Due:  Sept 01, 2015


Papers submitted to CoopIS'15 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.


Program Committee (to be extended)


Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Antonio De Nicola, ENEA, Italy
Antonio Ruiz Cortés, Sevilla University, Spain
Arturo Molina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Benjamin Knoke, BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH, Germany
Carlo Combi, Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Carlos Cetina, Universidad San Jorge, Spain
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Christian Stary, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Claudia Diamantini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
David Carlos Romero Díaz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Djamal Benslimane, Université Lyon 1, France
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, London, UK
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Erik Proper, Public Research Centre – Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Fenglin Li, University of Trento, Italy
Francesco Taglino, National Research Council - Institute for Systems Analisys and Informatics (CNR-IASI), Italy
François B. Vernadat, European Court Of Auditors, Luxembourg
Frank-Walter Jäkel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Frédérick Benaben, Industrial Engineering Center, France
Gash Bhullar, Technology Application Network Limited (TANet) / Control 2K Limited
Gerald Oster, Université de Lorraine, France
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Heinrich Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
Jianwen Su, University of California, USA
Johann Eder, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
John Miller, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Jörg Müller, TU Clausthal, Germany
Jose Luis Garrido, University of Granada, Spain
Julius Köpke, Alpen Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Lijie Wen, Tsinghua University, China
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, UNINOVA, Portugal
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Marco Aiello, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Maria Esther Vidal, University of Maryland, USA
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martin Zelm, CIMOSA, Germany
Martine Collard, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, France
Massimo Canducci, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, European Commission, Italy
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Mathias Weske, HPI, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Michele Missikoff, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica CNR, Rome, Italy

Min Zhou, Tsinghua University, China
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Lyon 1, France
Nacer Boudjlida, LORIA, France
Oscar Pastor, DSIC, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany

Ralf Schenkel, University of Passau, Germany

Rania Khalaf, IBM, USA
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology
Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1, France
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Simon Schlosser, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
Stephan Kassel, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany
Ted Goranson, Sirius-Beta, Inc, USA
Tiziana Margaria, University Of Limerick - Lero, The Irish Software Research Center
Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Vicente Pelechano, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Werner Schmidt, THI Business School, Germany
Wided Guédria, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Xiaoping Sun, Chinese Acadamy of Sciences, China
Yannick Naudet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier, France

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