ICEIS 2008 : Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Call For Papers
ICEIS 2008 will be organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control.
The purpose of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce and Human Factors.
ICEIS focuses on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and services. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using IT, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICEIS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Information concerning the previous ICEIS editions (ICEIS'99, ICEIS 2000, ICEIS 2001, ICEIS 2002, ICEIS 2003, ICEIS 2004, ICEIS 2005, ICEIS 2006, ICEIS 2007) can be found at http://www.iceis.org.
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:
1. Databases and Information Systems Integration
2. Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
3. Information Systems Analysis and Specification
4. Software Agents and Internet Computing
5. Human-Computer Interaction
AREA 1: Databases and Information Systems Integration
Coupling and Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources
Enterprise Resource Planning
Organisational Issues on Systems Integration
Distributed Database Applications
Object-Oriented Database Systems
Enterprise-Wide Client-Server Architecture
Database Security and Transaction Support
Multimedia Database Applications
AREA 2: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Strategic Decision Support Systems
Group Decision Support Systems
Applications of Expert Systems
Advanced Applications of Fuzzy Logic
Advanced Applications of Neural Network
Natural Language Interfaces to Intelligent Systems
Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems
Intelligent Social Agents and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications
Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Case-Based Reasoning Systems
Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
AREA 3: Information Systems Analysis and Specification
Systems Engineering Methodologies
Information Engineering Methodologies
Semiotics in Computing
Modelling Formalisms, Languages, and Notations (e.g. UML, ER variants)
CASE Tools for System Development
Modelling of Distributed Systems
Modelling Concepts and Information Integration Tools
Business Processes Re-engineering
Security, Freedom and Privacy
AREA 4: Software Agents and Internet Computing
B2B and B2C Applications
Process Design and Organisational Issues in e-Commerce
E-Procurement and Web-based supply chain management
Market-spaces: market portals, hubs, auctions
E-Learning and e-Teaching
Intranet and Extranet Business Applications
Agents for Internet Computing
Web Information Agents
Case studies on Electronic Commerce
Public sector applications of e-Commerce
Interactive and Multimedia Web Applications
Network Implementation Choices
Object Orientation in Internet and Distributed Computing
Internet and Collaborative Computing
Semantic Web Technologies
Wireless and Mobile Computing
AREA 5: Human-Computer Interaction
HCI on Enterprise Information Systems
Functional and non-functional Requirements
Internet HCI: Web Interfaces and Usability
Design Methodology and Cognitive Factors in Design
Machine perception: vision, speech, other
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Intelligent User Interfaces
Accessibility to Disabled Users
Geographical Information Systems
ICEIS provides interesting support and synergy for holding related workshops. In 2007, 10 successful workshops were held in connection with ICEIS.
ICEIS 2008 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors should submit a paper in English up to 5.000 words, using the paper format indicated below. The program committee will review all papers and the contact author of each paper will be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted. The paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.
Authors should use the ICEIS web-based submission facility available at the conference web site, to enter the contact information of all paper authors plus the file containing the paper. The facility will automatically send a submission acknowledgement, by email, to the author indicated as "contact author.
A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file.
If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by email to the secretariat attaching a second file containing: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract.
The camera-ready format should be strictly used for all submitted papers. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready version will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full papers, 6 (six) for short papers (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, it will be allowed to increase the total number of pages, by 4 extra pages. However, for each excess page the author will have to pay an additional fee.
Full Paper Submission: November 30, 2007
Authors Notification: February 25, 2008
Final Paper Submission and Registration: March 14, 2008
ICEIS 2008 Secretariat
The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 metres to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
GENERAL WORKSHOPS CHAIRS
Slimane Hammoudi, �?cole Supérieure d' Electronique de l' Ouest, France
Olivier Camp, �?cole Supérieure d' Electronique de l' Ouest, France