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CoMA 2009 : International IEEE Workshop on Coordination Models and Applications


When Jun 29, 2009 - Jul 1, 2009
Where Groningen, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2009
Notification Due Mar 13, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2009
Categories    CSCW

Call For Papers


International IEEE Workshop on

Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA): Collaboration in the Cloud

At the 18th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies:
Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE),

June 29 - July 1, 2009, Groningen (The Netherlands)

Coordination is significantly responsible for the effectiveness, performance
and quality of complex systems and as a concept it is not restricted to
computer-based systems. The concept is cross-sectional and a great impact may
be reached in different application areas if effective methods and models can
be designed, implemented, validated, and deployed. Coordination, moreover, is
an essential prerequisite for collaborative and telecooperative applications,
which are of prime interest to the WETICE series.

The CoMA workshop aims at the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination in
general, and in this year examines their application to cloud computing
environments in particular. The overall goal is to support collaborative
activities of actors, agents and services in such environments as effectively,
imperceptibly, and unobtrusively as possible. cloud computing is seen as one
of the most promising infrastructural approaches towards so-called utility
computing. The cloud is realized by a distributed system that consists of an a
priori undefined number of inter-connected and virtualized computers that are
dynamically gathered to represent a personalized and unified computing resource.
In order to dynamically manage the distributed computers that provide the cloud,
and the distributed data, software, service and computing devices, the use of data
that is based on formal knowledge models - as being promoted by the Semantic
Web initiative - becomes a crucial support for collaboration and the challenges
associated with coordination in large scale systems. The use of such knowledge on
the cloud, and infrastructures that enable coordinative and collaborative tasks
are the focus of this workshop.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scientists who are either conducting
research in cloud computing and storage, coordination models and languages or
semantic coordination systems, or in related fields such as distributed knowledge
systems, large scale collaborative systems, CSCW, systems research, complexity
management, or process management. Secondly, this workshop also welcomes contributions
by researchers and practitioners who concentrate on concrete applications where
combinations of coordination, cloud computing and semantic data are seen to be or have
proven to be beneficiary; e.g. emergency management or health care systems.

In this end, the workshop aims at providing a discussion groud for recent achievements,
visions and cutting-edge research in coordination, (large scale) cloud computing
and knowledge management, with the clear vision of generating mutual benefits for
all participants. To support this, opportunities for showcases, demonstrations,
and in-depth discussions will be provided. Eventually, interdisciplinary and
joint efforts shall be fostered and future cooperations on research activities
shall be triggered.

All topics related to the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination are welcome
as much as these are in some way relevant for or applicable to cloud computing
environments. We particularly welcome submissions addressing coordination and
collaboration between services and knowlege providers on the Internet. The
following incomprehensive listing gives examples of such potential topics:

* Theoretical coordination models and foundations for cloud computing
* Coordination models and languages for knowledge (using e.g. RDF or OWL)
* Coordination middleware (such as space- or event-based approaches)
* Coordination mechanisms in (semantic) service-oriented architectures
* Distributed and P2P-based coordination
* Coordination in multi-agent systems
* Coordination dependent on context
* Location-based coordination models
* Strategies to cope with heterogeneity, dynamics, openess, and certainly scalability
* Integration of and mediation between coordination systems
* Case studies, evaluations and assessments about the benefits of (semantic) coordination
* Interdisciplinary aspects of coordination

Coordination and contained topics are multidisciplinary and, hence, can be
viewed as orthogonal to a multitude of utlity computing applications which shall
be explored in this workshop too. Examples include but are not limited to:

# Collaborative applications like CSCW, groupware, or games
# Emergency management systems
# Coordination in highly dynamic environments
# Health care systems
# Decision-support systems
# Operations research
# Complexity-, constraint-, conflict-, and workflow management
# Special-purpose coordination languages and tools

Paper submission: February 20th, 2009
Author notification: March 13th, 2009
Camera-ready submission: April 10th, 2009
Deadline for registration:
Workshops dates: June 29th, 30th, and July 1st, 2009

WETICE workshops accept papers of up to six pages in IEEE style. Further information
on the submission procedure can be found at the workshop Web site:

Elena Simperl
Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
ICT Technologiepark
Technikerstr. 21a,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 96884
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

Reto Krummenacher
Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
ICT Technologiepark
Technikerstr. 21a,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6452
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

Robert Tolksdorf
Dept. Computer Science, Free University Berlin
D-14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 75223
Fax: +49 30 838 75220

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be announced)

Phone: +43 512 507 96884
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

The CoMa workshop is partially supported by the EU FP6 STREP TripCom
( and the EU FP7 IP SOA4All (

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