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OTMA 2014 : CFP OTM Academy 2014- A Tutored Workshop for PhD Students


When Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014
Where Calabria, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Jun 22, 2014
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2014
Notification Due Aug 3, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 1, 2014
Categories    datasbases and ontologies   distributed and open architect   mobile-based architectures   data science applications

Call For Papers

11th OTM Academy (a tutored workshop for Ph.D. students)
October 27(-28), 2014, Amantea, Calabria, Italy
In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences and Workshops (OTM'14)
Proceedings published by Springer LNCS
Deadline: abstracts June, 22 & papers June, 27

OTM Academy (OTMa) is a unique tutored workshop where Ph.D. students from diverse areas of Information Systems, Computer Sciences,and Business Informatics will be able to discuss their research plans and receive invaluable feedback from a team of accompanying professors.
Particularly, OTMa offers participants:
-) a publication of the accepted papers in a Springer LNCS volume,
-) a dedicated feedback and exclusive time of prominent professors, experienced researchers and experts in your field of research during the OTM Academy,
-) targeted suggestions on how to improve your scientific writing and presentation
skills by appropriate experts of the OTM Academy,
-) an international forum to present your research in a poster session in one of the OTM conferences,
-) access to all OTM conferences and workshops at a reduced registration fee,
-) a possibility to earn European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits,
-) a dedicated OTMA LinkedIn group as an international network building platform,
-) a friendly and fun atmosphere (several OTM social events) to meet other Ph.D. students and researchers,
-) the possibility to become a member of our Hall-of-Fame of past OTMA PhD students on our web page.

Additionally, other (Ph.D.) students without an accepted submission to the OTM Academy are encouraged to register as participants as it proves to be fruitful for them to observe and interact with presenting authors like you, and expand the pool of ideas to be discussed. OTMA 2014 will award the best contribution!

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
-) Data management techniques for Linked (Big) Data, Business Information Systems, or Bioinformatics.
-) Context-Aware approaches for Multimedia Information Retrieval.
-) Ontology-based techniques for Data Integration and Quality Assessment, Question Answering, Accessing and
Querying Data, and Process and Service Specification.
-) Distributed and Open Architectures for Cloud Computing.
-) Mobile-based architectures and applications.
-) Semantics and Infrastructures to support the Internet of Things.
-) Role of community-driven and semantic IT in organizations and business ecosystems
-) Innovative Data Science applications for e-finance, e-government, e-health, and e-science.

Important Dates:
Abstracts Submission Deadline: June 22
Paper Submission Deadline: June 27
Acceptance Notification: August 3
Camera ready received: September 1
Registration Deadline: September 1
OTM Academy '14: October 27 (- 28)
OTM‚ Conferences: October 27 - 31

Submissions Guidelines
Research papers are limited to 15 pages.
All papers will be formatted according to the LNCS format.

Papers will be published in a Springer LNCS volume with papers of the OTM workshops.

OTMA Chairs
Peter Spyns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), OTMA Organizing Chair
Maria-Esther Vidal (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela), OTMA Accompanying Profesor & OTMA Organizing Chair

Program Committee
Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgary)
Christophe Bussler (Xtime Inc., USA)
Paolo Ceravolo (Universit√° degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy)
Philippe Cudre-Maroux (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Dejing Dou (University of Oregon, USA)
Avigdor Gal (Technion University, Tel Aviv, Israel)
Alfred Holl (University of Applied Sciences NuÃàremberg, Germany), OTMA Accompanying Professor
Frederic Le Mouel (University of Lyon, France)
Marcello Leida (Khalifa University Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates)
Erich J. Neuhold (University of Vienna, Austria), OTMA Dean
Herve Panetto (Nancy University, Nancy, France)
Erik Proper (Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Anja Metzner (University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany) OTMA Accompanying Professor
Fatiha Sais (Universite Paris-Sud XI, France)
Andreas Schmidt (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Peter Spyns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), OTMA Organizing Chair
Maria-Esther Vidal (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela), OTMA Accompanying Profesor & OTMA Organizing Chair

For our young audience of PhD students we added a detailed description of our
faculty members on our web page (
You can contact us via:
Peter Spyns and Maria-Esther Vidal
(OTMA'14 Organising Chairs)

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