On The Move Federated Conferences 2004

Agia Napa, Cyprus, 25 Oct - 29 Oct 2004

On The Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing 2004
International Symposium on

Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA)

Agia Napa, Cyprus, Oct 25-29, 2004


Acceptance rate of DOA in 2002/2003 is 1/4.
Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Some of the world's most important and critical software systems are based on distributed objects. Distributed object software runs critical systems in industries such as telecommunications, manufacturing, finance, insurance, and government. When you make a phone call or perform a financial transaction, chances are good that distributed objects are operating in the background to make it happen.

If you are a researcher or practitioner who is building innovative distributed object systems or applications, you should consider contributing a practice report or a research paper to this event to present, discuss and obtain feedback for your ideas among other practitioners and researchers active in the same area.

Though existing distributed object systems such as COM, CORBA, and EJB have been generally successful, we're still evolving them, and applying lessons learned from them into new areas such as Web Services, CORBA Components, J2EE, and .NET. Regardless of the particular APIs of each distributed objects approach, they all aim to provide openness, reliability, scalability, distribution transparency, security, ease of development, and support for heterogeneity between applications and platforms. Also, of utmost importance today is the ability to integrate distributed object systems with other technologies such as the web, multimedia systems, databases, message-oriented middleware, and peer-to-peer systems. Significant research and development continues to be required in all of these areas in order to continue to advance the state of the art and broaden the scope of the applicability of distributed object systems.

Two Dimensions: Research & Practice

Research in distributed objects, components, systems, and applications establishes new principles that open the way to solutions that can meet the requirements of tomorrow's applications. Conversely, practical experience in real-world DOA projects drives this same research by exposing new ideas and posing new types of problems to be solved. With DOA 2004 we explicitly intend to provide a forum to help this mutual interaction occur, and to trigger and foster it. Submissions are therefore welcomed along both these dimensions: research (theory, fundamentals, principles of DOA) and practice (applications, experience, pragmatics of DOA). Contributions attempting to cross over the gap between these two dimensions are particularly welcomed.

As we are fully aware of the differences in environment for research and development that exist in academia and industry, submissions from each will be treated accordingly and judged by a peer review not only for scientific rigor (in the case of "academic research" papers), but also for originality and generality of application (in the case of "case studies" papers).

DOA 2004 is a joint event with two other conferences organized within the global theme "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and= Ubiquitous Computing 2004". This federated event co-locates three related and complementary successful conferences in the areas of Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering key issues in Data and Web Semantics (ODBASE'04), Distributed Objects, Infrastructure and Enabling Technology and Internet Computing (DOA'04), and Workflow, Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'04), as required for the deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations and for e-business. More details about this federated event can be found at http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf.


The topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of distributed-object technology
  • Applying Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • Component-based software development
  • Enterprise-based component architectures
  • Design of CORBA, .NET, and Java-based broker applications
  • Design patterns for object-based components and applications
  • Distributed business objects and components
  • Distributed object databases
  • Distributed object deployment, configuration, and metadata
  • Integration of distributed objects and agent technology
  • Integration of distributed objects and peer-to-peer technology
  • Integration of multimedia and streaming technology with distributed objects
  • Interoperability between object systems and complementary technology
  • Management for distributed-object systems
  • Mobility for distributed objects and object middleware
  • Object-based Web services
  • Pervasive distributed objects
  • Real-time solutions for distributed objects
  • Scalability for distributed objects and object middleware
  • Security for distributed-object systems
  • Software engineering for distributed object-based applications
  • Solutions for (massive) caching and replication
  • Specification and enforcement of Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Technologies for reliability and fault-tolerant
  • Web-based distributed objects
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: May 30, 2004 Extended until June 8, 2004
  • Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2004 Extended until June 22, 2004
  • Acceptance Notification: July 31, 2004
  • Final Version Due: August 20, 2004
  • Conference: October 25-29, 2004

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions should be clearly labeled "Research", "Practice" or "PC discretion". All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All submissions must be in English. Research submissions must not exceed 8,000 words. Practice reports must not exceed 5,000 words. Submissions can either be in Postscript, MS Word, or Pdf format and should be done through the following URL:


The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:


Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.


General Co-Chairs

  • Robert Meersman, VU Brussels, Belgium
  • Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia
Program Committee Co-Chairs Local Organising Chair
  • Skevos Evripidou, University of Cyprus
Publicity Chair
  • Laura Bright, Oregon Graduate Institue, Oregon, USA
Program Committee Members
  • Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Matthias Anlauff (Kestrel Institute)
  • Egidio Astesiano (University of Genova)
  • Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna)
  • Sean Baker (IONA)
  • Roberto Baldoni (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza")
  • Guruduth Banavar (IBM)
  • Judith Bishop (University of Pretoria)
  • Gordon Blair (Lancaster University)
  • Michel Chaudron (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Shing-Chi Cheung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Geoff Coulson (Lancaster University)
  • Francisco "Paco" Curbera (IBM)
  • Wolfgang Emmerich (University College London)
  • Patrick Eugster (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Pascal Felber (Institut EURECOM)
  • Mohand-Said Hacid (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Franz Hauck (University of Ulm, Germany)
  • Peter Honeyman (University of Michigan) (honey@citi.umich.edu)
  • Rebecca Isaacs (Microsoft Research)
  • Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto)
  • Mehdi Jazayeri (Technical University of Vienna)
  • Anne-Marie Kermarrec (Microsoft Research, Cambridge)
  • Fabio Kon (University of São Paulo)
  • Bernd Krämer(FernUniversität)
  • Doug Lea (State University of New York)
  • Hong Va Leong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Peter Loehr (University of Berlin)
  • Joe Loyall (BBN Technologies )
  • Frank Manola (Independent consultant)
  • Karim Mazouni (Sun)
  • Keith Moore (HP)
  • Peter Pietzuch (University of Cambridge)
  • Rajendra Raj (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Andry Rakotonirainy (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Timothy Roscoe (Intel Research)
  • Douglas Schmidt (Vanderbilt University)
  • Heinz-W Schmidt (Monash University, Australia)
  • Richard Soley (OMG)
  • Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA)
  • Clemens Szyperski (Microsoft Research)
  • Stefan Tai (IBM)
  • Guatam Thaker (Lockheed Martin, USA)
  • Nalini Venkatasubramanian (University of California at Irvine)
  • Norbert Voelker (University of Essex)
  • Yi-Min Wang (Microsoft)
  • Guijun Wang (Boeing)
  • Andrew Watson (OMG)
  • Doug Wells (The Open Group)
  • Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney, Australia)
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