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OTMA 2009 : 6th OTM Academy 2009


When Nov 1, 2009 - Nov 2, 2009
Where Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Abstract Registration Due Jun 30, 2009
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2009
Notification Due Aug 15, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 24, 2009
Categories    information systems   web systems   ubiquitious computing   it security

Call For Papers

"6th OTM Academy"

1-2 November 2009, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

In conjunction with
OnTheMove Federated Conferences and Workshops (OTM'09)

Proceedings published by Springer LNCS

Abstract due on 30 June 2009; Paper due on 15 July 2009

if YOU are a Ph.D. student in information systems,...

* interested in feedback on your research plans and research
* unable to sufficiently exchange ideas, experiences,
frustrations, hopes, … with peers
* planning to improve your scientific communication and
presentation skills
* hoping to meet in real life authors whom you only know by
their publications
* having to improve your scientific communication and
presentation skills
* willing to widen your horizon of professional interests
* and looking for some fun moments during work

You should submit to this year’s OTM Academy. It offers you...

* a means to publish your paper in the well known Springer
LNCS series
* dedicated feedback and exclusive time of prominent professors,
experienced researchers and experts in your field of research
during the OTM Academy
* targeted suggestions 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 highly reduced
registration fee
* a friendly and fun atmosphere (several OTM social events) to
meet other Ph.D. students and researchers in a nice and sunny
place (Vilamoura in the Algarve - Portugal)
* become a member of our Hall-of-Fame of past OTMA PhD students
on our web page. Join for free the OTMA community and widen your

What to do ?

* coordinate your submission plans with your principal doctoral advisor
* take a look at the OTM Academy call-for-papers page
* check if the topics match your research
* write your paper according to the instructions
* follow the instructions to upload your abstract and paper and use
the style for camera-ready worshop papers
* provide some extra administrative information
* upload a camera ready version and register
* respect the deadlines and specific instructions
* prepare your presentation and bring along your poster
* meet and greet, listen and learn, ... and enjoy
* and maybe bring along your advisors to the OTM Conferences

Also 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.

+ An OTMA 2009 best paper award is awarded! +

Abstracts Submission Deadline: June 30, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2009
Acceptance Notification: August 15, 2009
Camera ready received: August 24, 2009
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2009
OTM Academy 09: November 01 - 02, 2009
OTM 09 Conferences: November 01 - 06, 2009

The program committee currently consists of the following reviewers:

* Christoph Bussler (Cisco Systems, Inc, USA)
* Jaime Delgado, (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
* Ling Feng, (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
* Patrizia Grifoni (Istituto Di Ricerche, Rome, Italy)
* Alfred Holl (University of Applied Sciences Nüremberg, Germany),
OTMA Accompanying Professor
* Frederic Le Mouel (University of Lyon, France)
* Jalal Al-Muhtadi (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
* Erich J. Neuhold (University of Vienna, Austria), OTMA Dean
* Anja Schanzenberger (University of Applied Sciences Augsburg,
Germany) OTMA organising chair
* Peter Spyns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
OTMA organising chair
* York Sure (SAP Research, Germany)
* Maria Esther Vidal (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela),
OTMA Accompanying Professor
* Adam Wierzbicki (Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology,
Poland), OTMA Accompanying Professor

For our young audience of PhD students we added a lot of details about
all our faculty members on our web page (
You can contact us via:

Anja Schanzenberger and Peter Spyns
(OTMA'09 Organising Chairs)

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