The 11th International Conference on

Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2003)

November 3-7, 2003, Catania, Sicily (Italy)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

The Cooperative Information System (CIS) paradigm has been growing and gaining substantial importance in technological infrastructure (e.g., middleware and Web technologies) and application areas (e.g., e-Commerce, e-Government, virtual enterprises).  CoopIS is the leading conference for researchers and practitioners in CIS.  CoopIS brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines such as collaborative work, Internet data management, electronic commerce, human-computer interaction, agent technologies, and software architectures.  We encourage papers that emphasize cooperation across multiple areas.

CoopIS 2003 is a joint event with two other conferences organized within the global theme "On the Move to meaningful  Internet Systems 2003: Distributed Object and Applications (DOA) and Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE)". All three events will be hosted in Sicily during the week November 3 û 7, 2003. More details about the federated event can be found at

The CoopIS 2003 has the theme Cooperation in Ubiquitous Computing. We see an increasing number of computing systems and devices connected everywhere. The central issue in this vision is the need for these computing systems and devices to cooperate.  We are particularly interested in contributions that relate to the issue of cooperation everywhere. Of course, submissions on all topics related to cooperative information systems are encouraged, including (but not limited to) the following:


    Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2003
    Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): June 22, 2003
    Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2003
    Final Version Due: August 30, 2003
    Conference: November 3-7, 2003


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Research submissions must not exceed 8,000 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


General Co-Chairs (
Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium
Douglas Schmidt, University of California at Irvine, USA
Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

Program Committee Co-Chairs (
Elisa Bertino, University of Milan, Italy
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA

Publicity Chair
Guillaume Pierre, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Program Committee Members

Dave Abel (CSIRO, Australia)

Naveen Ashish (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Karin Becker (PUCRGS, Brazil)
Klemens Boehm(University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Mic Bowman (Transarc Corporation, USA)
Omran Bukhres(Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
Tiziana Catarci(University of Roma, Italy)
Ming-Syan Chen (National Taiwan U., Taiwan)
Umesh Dayal (HP Labs, USA)
Alex Delis( Polytechnic University, USA)
Anne Doucet (University of Paris VI, France)
Marie-Christine Fauvet (University of Grenoble-France)
Klaus Dittrich (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Elena Ferrari (University of Insubria-Como, Italy)
Timothy Finin (University of Maryland, USA)
Avigdor Gal (Technion, Israel)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
Joachim Hammer (University of Florida, USA)
Arthur ter Hofstede (QUT, Australia)
Michael Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA)
Yahiko Kambayashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Latifur Khan (University of Texas, USA)
Roger (Buzz) King (University of  Colorado at Boulder, USA)
Steven Laufmann (Qwest, USA)
Qing Li (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Cha-Hwa Lin( National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
Toshiyuki Masui (Sony CSL, Japan)
Claudia Medeiros (Unicamp, Brazil)
Beng Chin Ooi (Singapore National University, Singapore)
Christine Parent (U. Lausanne, Switzerland)
Evaggelia Pitoura (University of Ioannina, Greece)
Alessandro Provetti (University of Messina, Italy)
Tore Risch (Uppsala University of Sweden)
Marek Rusinkiewicz (Telcordia, USA)
Felix Saltor (University Poli. Catalunya, Spain)
Cyrus Shahabi( University of Southern California, USA)
Antonio Si( Oracle)
Susan Urban(Arizona State University)
Athena Vakali(Aristotle University, Greece)
W.M.P. van der Aalst (Eindhoven U. T., The Netherlands)
Kyu-Young Whang (KAIST, South Korea)
Mike Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
Jian Yang (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Kokou Yetongnon( Universite de Bourgogne, France)
Arkady Zaslavsky( Monash University, Australia)
Roger Zimmermann( University of Southern California, USA)