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-- Proceedings now available online on Springer Verlag --
15th International Conference on


(CoopIS 2007)

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 28-30, 2007

Acceptance rate of CoopIS'06 and CoopIS'05 was approx. 1/5

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) are characterized by their ability to connect, support and manage large numbers of coordinated heterogeneous information and computing services that cooperate to fulfill a business, policy or scientific goal.

The CIS paradigm has traditionally encompassed distributed systems technologies such as middleware, business process management (BPM) and Web technologies. Over the last five years, two new architectural paradigms, service oriented architectures and Grid computing, have fundamentally altered the technological landscape of CIS systems. Service Oriented Computing (SOC) introduces the service abstraction (a remotely accessible software component) as the building block of both inter and intra organizational distributed applications and its supporting middleware. Grid computing on the other hand exploits the service paradigm to offer massive virtualization and resource sharing in distributed environments.

Cooperative Information Systems applications are heavily distributed and highly coordinated, often exhibiting inter-organizational interaction patterns and requiring distributed access and sharing of computing and information resources. Typically they fall under the categories of e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Health, e-Science among others.

The CoopIS conference series has established itself as a major international forum for exchanging ideas and results on scientific research for practitioners in fields such as computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), middleware, Internet data management, electronic commerce, human-computer interaction, workflow management, agent technologies, and software architectures, to name a few. In addition, the 2007 edition of CoopIs aims to highlight the impact of service oriented computing and Grid computing in the CIS space.

As in previous years, CoopIS'07 will be part of a joint event with other conferences, in the context of the OTM ("On The Move") federated conferences, covering different aspects of distributed information systems.

Topics that are addressed by CoopIS'07 are logically grouped in three broad areas, and include but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Management and Compliance
    • Business Process Integration and Management
    • Cooperation Aspects in Business Process Management
    • Distributed Workflow Management and Systems
    • Service orchestration and service compositions
    • Process choreographies
    • Business process compliance
    • Integrated supply chains
    • Concurrent engineering and distributed groupware
    • Business level policies
    • Governance, risk and compliance models and runtimes
  • Advanced middleware and architectures and runtimes
    • Service oriented middleware
    • Web services standards and runtimes
    • Grid computing infrastructure
    • Enterprise Grids architectures and services
    • Web centric information and processing architectures
    • Semantic interoperability
    • Self-adapting and self-healing systems
    • Model driven middleware architectures
    • Multi-agent systems and architectures for CIS
    • Peer-to-peer technologies
    • Security and privacy in CIS
    • Quality of service in cooperative information systems
    • Mediation, matchmaking, and brokering architectures
    • Collaboration and negotiation protocols
    • Markets, auctions, exchanges, and coalitions
  • CIS Applications
    • Novel CIS applications for the large organizations: e-business, e-commerce, e-government
    • Advances in e-science and Grid computing applications
    • Medical and biological information systems
    • Industrial applications of CIS


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 8, 2008 Extended until June 15, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 15, 2008 Extended until June 22, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 10, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


Papers submitted to CoopIS'07 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. 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. Submissions must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format.

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

The paper submission site is located at:

Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

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


General Co-Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Francisco Curbera, IBM, USA
  • Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam, Germany

Program Committee Members

  • Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Bernd Amann, Université de Pierre et Marie Curie , France
  • Alistair Barros, SAP, Research Centre Brisbane, Australia
  • Zohra Bellahsene, Université Montpellier2, France
  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Salima Benbernou, University Lyon 1, France
  • Djamal Benslimane, University Lyon 1, France
  • Klemens Böhm, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Laura Bright, Portland State University, USA
  • Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, Inc USA
  • Malu Castellanos, HP Labs, USA
  • Vincenco D'Andrea, University of Trento, Italy
  • Umesh Dayal , HP Labs
  • Susanna Donatelli, Università di Torino, Italy
  • Marlon Dumas , Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Johannesson Eder, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University, The Netherlands
  • Opher Etzion, IBM, USA
  • Klaus Fischer, DFKI, Germany
  • Avigdor Gal, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Geert-Jan Houben, TU Eindhoven & VUB Brussels
  • Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rania Khalaf, IBM Research
  • Bernd Krämer , FernUniversität
  • Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
  • Dominik Kuropka, University Potsdam, Germany
  • Tiziana Margaria, University Potsdam, Germany
  • Maristella Matera, DEI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Massimo Mecella, Universita' di Roma, Italy
  • Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler AG
  • Jörg Müller, Technische Universität Clausthal
  • Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
  • Werner Nutt, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Andreas Oberweis, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Cesare Pautasso, ETH Zurich
  • Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Frank Puhlmann, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Stefanie Rinderle, Ulm University, Germany
  • Rainer Ruggaber, SAP Research, USA
  • Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau, Germany
  • Ralf Schenkel, Max-Planck-Institut Informatik
  • Timos Sellis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Brigitte Trousse, INRIA, France
  • Susan Urban, Arizona State University, USA
  • Willem-Jan Van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Wil Van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas Venezuela
  • Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Kyu-Young Whang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Leon Zhao, University of Arizona, USA
  • Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA