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WiVS 2011 : 1st International Workshop WiVS 2011: Flexible Workflows in Distributed Systems


When Mar 8, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011
Where Kiel, Germany
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2010
Notification Due Dec 6, 2010
Final Version Due Dec 19, 2010
Categories    workflow   multi-agent systems   SOA   modeling

Call For Papers

(Apologies for multiple copies)

********* CALL FOR PAPERS *********
********* Extended Deadline November 15, 2010 *************

WiVS 2011:
1st International Workshop on Flexible Workflows in Distributed Systems

As part of
17th Conference on "Communication in Distributed Systems 2011" (KiVS'11)
March 8 - 11, 2011
Kiel, Germany

*** Overview ***

Management of business processes is of major importance for today's enterprises,
operating in increasingly dynamic environments. The technical support for
business processes remains a complex challenge, due to their manifold
characteristics, and requires a workflow-based execution infrastructure at the
IT side. Besides traditional aspects like distribution, concurrency and resource
management, especially the dynamics of the execution context has to be taken
care of. In this respect, the current research in this area more and more
dismisses the initial assumptions of traditional process-based approaches that
processes - once deployed and instantiated - are kept basically unchanged and
are executed always as planned. Instead the flexibility of workflows gains
considerable attention, whereby the dynamics to be supported ranges from
properties of the technical environment (e.g. in the area of mobile
applications) up to completely dynamic ad-hoc processes of knowledge workers.

The area of flexible workflow management represents an interesting overlap for
research approaches from different disciplines of distributed systems, such as
service oriented architecture (SOA) / web services, mobile computing,
multi-agent systems, and enterprise application integration. Thus, the workshop
WiVS is as an integrating forum for researchers from the named areas and fosters
the discussion and knowledge transfer among participants by the common
incitement of flexible workflows. Moreover, the workshop targets technologies as
well as applications in order to bring current research and practice closer

*** Topics ***

The workshop covers topics from the area of workflows and distributed systems.
A special focus of the workshop is on flexibility and on systems deployed in
dynamic contexts. Topics for contributions include (but are not necessarily
limited to) the following:

Flexibility and Dynamics in Workflows
* Modeling and execution of flexible workflows
* Adaptive / agile workflows
* Multi-agent systems for workflow control
* Mobile workflows
* Ad-hoc workflows and collaborative workflows
* Workflows and business rules
* Workflows und event-based systems
* Provenance, versioning and evolution of workflow models
* SOA and web services
* Dynamic service orchestration and choreography
* Workflow monitoring, self-control and automatic adaptation
* Similarity of workflows

Applications of Flexible Workflow-based Systems
* Controllability of flexible workflow-based systems
* Benchmarks und evaluations
* Comparisons to alternative technologies
* Innovative application areas for flexible workflow-based systems
* Practical experiences

*** Submissions ***

We invite submissions of high quality, original papers, which are not
simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be formatted
according to the style of the Electronic Communications of the EASST (European
Association of Software Science and Technology) journal and not exceed 12 pages
including figures, references, etc.

Papers should be submitted using the EasyChair conference management system at:

The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the KiVS 2011
conference as a special issue of the ECEASST Journal (ISSN 1863-2122).

*** Important Dates ***

Submission Deadline (extended): November 15, 2010
Notification (extended): December 6, 2010
Camera Ready Copy Due: December 19, 2010
KiVS Conference: March 8 - 11, 2011

*** Organization ***

Lars Braubach, Universität Hamburg
Peter Dadam, Universität Ulm
Mirjam Minor, Universität Trier
Alexander Pokahr, Universität Hamburg

Questions to the workshop organizers should be directed to:

*** Program Committee ***

Birgit Burmeister, Daimler AG
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University
Christian Guttmann, Monash University
Benjamin Hirsch, TU Berlin
Dimka Karastoyanova, Universität Stuttgart
Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Daniel Moldt, Universität Hamburg
Jörg Müller, TU Clausthal
Markus Nüttgens, Universität Hamburg
Giovanni Rimassa, Whitestein Technologies
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Universität Wien
Uwe Riss, SAP Research
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland
Thomas Sauer, rjm business solutions
Ali Sunyaev, Universität zu Köln
Ingo Timm, Universität Trier
Barbara Weber, Uni Innsbruck
Christian Zirpins, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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