3rd International Workshop on
Distributed and Mobile Collaboration

June 13-15, 2005
Linkoping University, Sweden

14th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies:
Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises WETICE-2005

DMC Workshop schedule

DMC Call for Participation

Call for Papers (PDF)

Page update: 9 June 2005

Workshop Theme

Business processes and distributed collaboration have been changing radically over the last years. Business environments demand increased flexibility, interconnectivity, and autonomy of involved systems as well as new coordination and interaction styles for collaboration between people. The latest trends in distributed and mobile collaboration technologies allow people to move across organizational boundaries and to collaborate with others within/between organizations and communities. The ability to query the company's distributed knowledge base and to cooperate with co-workers is still a requirement, but new paradigms such as Service-oriented computing (e.g. Web Services), increased pervasiveness, and mobility enable new scenarios and lead to higher complexity of systems. Some questions include: How to enable users to retain their ability to cooperate while displaced in a different point of the enterprise? What is the role of context and location in determining how cooperation can be carried out? How to provide support for ad-hoc cooperation in situations where the fixed network infrastructure is absent or cannot be used? How will Service-oriented computing change collaborative software?

Software architectures for distributed and mobile cooperative communities must support the fundamental requirements for distributed cooperation: efficient information sharing across a widely distributed enterprise environment; constant and timely update and placement of the distributed knowledge base with many different sites acting both as potential users and potential providers of information; shared access to a set of services. The approaches and technologies for supporting these new ways of work are still the subject of research. Nevertheless, they are likely to "borrow" concepts and technologies from a variety of fields, such as workflow systems, groupware and CSCW, event-based systems, software architecture, distributed database systems, mobile computing, and so on. A particularly interesting line of research is exploring a peer-to-peer paradigm enriched with sharing abstractions in which each network node is both a potential user and provided of information for the rest of the community.

Topics include, but not are limited to:

Collaborative Services

- Coordination models, languages, and systems for distributed and mobile teamwork
- Service Oriented Computing - models and architectures for loosely coupled teamwork
- Methodologies and techniques for web service composition and collaboration
- Services for adaptive collaboration
- Interaction patterns for distributed and mobile collaboration

Business process collaboration

- Collaborative business processes - description, modeling and composition
- Standards for business process modeling, collaboration, and choreography
- Cross-organizational business process support, contracts
- Security, privacy and trust in business process collaboration
- Ontology-based business process description, management and collaboration

Mobile collaboration

- Agent-based mobile collaboration
- Collaborative applications for mobile users
- Service quality in mobile collaboration
- Context-aware collaboration
- Mobile and pervasive collaboration systems

Middleware and platforms for distributed and mobile collaboration

- Middleware for mobile teamwork support
- Peer-to-peer services (modeling and enactment issues)
- Systems for ad hoc and virtual (project) communities
- Infrastructure support for mobile collaboration
- Event-based, publish/subscribe and message-oriented middleware


Program Committee Co-Chairs

Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Samir Tata, Institut National des télécommunications, Evry France

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Harald Gall, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Steering Committee

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Harald Gall, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Program Committee

W.M.P van der Aalst, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Christoph Bussler, DERI, Ireland
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University, USA
Khalil Drira, National Center for Scientific Research of France
Jose Fiadeiro, University of Leicester, UK
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Telcordia, USA
Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
Paul Grünbacher, University of Linz, Austria
Joerg Haake, Fraunhofer-IPSI
Manfred Hauswirth, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Paola Inverardi, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy
Engin Kirda, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Isidro Laso, European Commission, Brussels

Heiko Ludwig, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Cecilia Mascolo, University College London, UK
Michael zur Mühlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Moira Norrie, ETH, Switzerland
Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Sascha Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Mike Papazoglou, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Giacomo Piccinelli, University College London, UK
Pradeep Ray, University of New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Risse, Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany
Stefan Tai, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy

Submission Details

DMC 2005 intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative applications, and trends in this research area.

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. 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. Authors should also provide contact addresses, if different from the submitting electronic address. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF) and will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three programm commitee members.

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

If you have further questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop organizers.

Please submit your paper via email to Nikolay Mehandjiev.


Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission 25 February 2005 (NEW extended deadline)
Decision to paper authors 18 March 2005
Camera Ready version of accepted papers due to IEEE 9 May 2005
Advance Registration discount until To be announced
WETICE 2005 Workshops and On-site registration 13-15 June 2005