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Handbook 2011 : Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies


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Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2011

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Proposal Submission Deadline: January 11, 2011
Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies
A book edited by
Dr. Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Dr. Frank-Dieter Dorloff, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dr. Ivan Bedini, Alcatel Lucent, Bell Labs, Ireland

To be published by IGI Global:


Electronic business (here and after EC, Electronic Commerce) is a major force shaping the digital world. Yet, despite of years of research and standardization efforts, many problems persist that prevent EC from achieving its full potential. In particular, errors and conflicts are caused by too much heterogeneity between existing business documents and in products and services catalogues. Problems arise from different data vocabulary, classification schemas, document names, structures, exchange formats—and their varying roles in business processes. Non-standardized business terminology, lack of common acceptable and understandable processes (grammar), and lack of common dialog rules (protocols) create barriers to improving electronic business processes. These problems arise from the incompatibility of B2B protocols, i.e. from the heterogeneity of atomic transactions that appear in public part of a business process.

Recent research has concentrated on goals of harmony and agreement in business processes—attempting to choreograph and orchestrate business protocols and to match semantic agreement between their vocabularies and grammar. In doing so, they assure that business data from different business documents can be included in business protocols in a consistently understandable and applicable way by business peers, even though requirements for electronic business differ depending on the domain (e.g. e-government. E-procurement), the sector (trade or industry), and the actor (public or private). These differences also require an in depth analysis.

New approaches, including thinking about new possibilities for the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services and for “cloud oriented” approaches is also of real interest to researchers who hope to solve these problems. Electronic business applications play a part in the evolution of future technologies, promise a new way to share and discover information, and may improve business exchange capability. Moving toward real business intelligence, many researchers hope to discover where intelligent agents and Semantic Web technologies fit in now and how they support the goal of improving electronic business standards and protocols.

Objective of the Book

The book will give an overview of the latest achievements in the field, provide in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provide insight into future trends.

Target Audience
The subject of the book is one of the hot topics in electronic business and IT research. The target audience of this book will be composed of researchers, teachers, advanced undergraduates, and PhD students in various e-business and computer science programs.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Electronic Business Standards (EBS)
• Data structures exchanged, data-semantics
• Object Identification (e.g. products, firms, logistic units, …EAN, RFID,…)
• Electronic catalogs
• Classification schemes
• Business processes
• Middleware frameworks inside and between enterprises
E-Business documents
• Interoperability issues of business data exchange
• XMLschema matching of business documents and inside ERP systems
• Web services for e-business documents
• Mediation of e-business documents
• Semantic definitions of e-business documents and product
• Ontology-based development, representation and alignment
E-Business Processes
• Business Process Modeling (Concepts and Tools)
• Business Process Orchestration, Choreography and Collaboration
• Semantically-Enabled Business Processes
• Artifact-based Business Processes
• Business Process Ontology
• Towards Reference Ontology for Business Processes
Future Internet and its impact on E-Business
• Approaches to the publication of services
• Approaches to the publication of “things”
• Earlier adoptions
• Semantic definitions of services
• Early standards efforts on IoT and IoS
Theory, practice and visions of agent’s deployment in electronic business
• Theoretical foundations
• Multi agent communications
• Agents communication languages
• Standardization efforts in the field of agents
Standardization development, dissemination, relevance, quality and costs
• Types, roles and relevance of standardization bodies
• Organization and standardization of the development process
• Relations between standards
• Quality metrics for standards
• Economic aspects of using standards
• Small vs. big enterprises
Domains, concepts and experiences with Standards
(projects, results, methods, organization, lessons learned)
• Sectors( Trade, Industry, Public)
• Applications ( E-government, e-Procurement, ..)
• Lessons learned and To Dos

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 11, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 11, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 11, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Additional information regarding this publication can also be found at

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication should be released in 2012.

Important Dates:
January, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 11, 2011: Notification of Acceptance
March 11, 2011: Full Chapter Submission
May 31, 2011: Review Results Returned
June 30, 2011: Revised Chapter Submission
July 30, 2011: Final Acceptance Notification
August 15, 2011: Submission of Final Chapters

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Dr. Flavio Bonfatti, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dr. Yannis Charalabidis, NTUA, Greece
Dr. Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau, Macau
Mr. Wout Hofman, TNO, The Netherlands
Dr. Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Mr. Veit Jahns, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dr. Marc Wilhelm Küster, University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany
Dr. Luigi Lancieri, University of Lille, France
Dr. In Lee, Western Illinois University, Chicago, USA
Dr. Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Ms. Quinghua Lu, UNSW and NICTA, Australia
Dr. Paul Oude Luttighuis, Novey, The Netherlands
Dr. Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Dr. M. Antonia Martinez-Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
Dr. Robert Meersman, Vrije University Brussel, Belgium
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen, University of Versailles, France
Dr. Peter Reusch, University of Dortmund, Germany
Dr. Chantal Reynaud, Paris XI University and INRIA, France
Dr. Florian Rosenberg, CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Eva Söderström, University of Skövde, Sweden
Dr. Azzelarabe Taleb-Bendiab, Liverpool John Moore University, UK
Dr. Yazhe Tang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Vladimir Tošic, NICTA, Australia
Dr. Marco Zapletal, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dr. Stephan Zelewski, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Prof. Dr. Ejub Kajan
Department of Mathematical, Physics and Information Sciences
State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Tel.: +381 20 337 201 • Fax: +381 20 337 669


Prof. Dr. Frank-Deiter Dorloff
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems
Phone: ++49 (201) 183-4083
Fax: ++49 (201) 183-934083


Dr. Ivan Bedini
Department of Enabling Computing Technology
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Ireland
Tel.: +353 1 8864525

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