International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2001)

Venue: Setúbal

Location: Setúbal, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Jan 25, 2000
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Main Topic Areas:

Databases and Information Systems Integration
Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
Information Systems Analysis and Specification
Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce

Program Co-Chairs
Bernadette Sharp, School of Computing, Staffordshire University, UK


Algirdas Pakstas, School of Informatics and Multimedia Technology, University of North London, England


Program Committee
Albert Alderson (UK)
Luis Amaral (Protugal)
Carlos Belo (Portugal)
Peter Bernus (Australia)
Oliver Bittel (Germany)
Fernando Boavida (Portugal)
Enrique Bonsón (Spain)
João A. Carvalho (Portugal)
Luca Cernuzzi (Paraguay)
Albert Cheng (USA)
Claude Chrisment (France)
William C. Chu (Taiwan)
Rodney J. Clarke (Australia)
Helder Coelho (Portugal)
Ernesto Costa (Portugal)
Bernard Coulette (France)
Jan L. G. Dietz (Netherlands)
Frank Dignum (Netherlands)
Sharon Dingley (UK)
Georg Dorffner (Austria)
Alan Eardley (UK)
David Emery (UK)
Paulo Ferreira (Portugal)
António Figueiredo (Portugal)
Ana Fred (Portugal)
Åke Grönlund (Sweden)
Nicola Guarino (Italy)
Nuno Guimarães (Portugal)
Jatinder Gupta (USA)
Rune Gustavsson (Sweden)
Slimane Hammoudi (France)
Michael Heng (Netherlands)
K. Huang (Netherlands)
Henry Kim (Canada)
Jacques Kouloumdjian (France)
Therese Libourel (France)
Matti Linna (Finland)
Kecheng Liu (UK)
Rita Loogen (Germany)
Gabriel P. Lopes (Portugal)
Paul Luker (UK)
Kalle Lyytinen (Finland)
Altamiro Machado (Portugal)
Edmundo Madeira (Brazil)
Henrique Madeira (Portugal)
Mirko Malekovic (Croatia)
Nuno Mamede (Portugal)
José L. Martins (Portugal)
Maria João Martins (Portugal)
Edmundo Monteiro (Portugal)
Carlos Léon De Mora (Spain)
James Odell (USA)
Ana Paiva (Portugal)
Thomas Penzel (Germany)
Mario Piattini (Spain)
Fernando M. Pires (Portugal)
Pedro Ramos (Portugal)
Stephen Rees (UK)
Marinette Revenu (France)
Pilar Rodriguez (Spain)
Agostinho Rosa (Portugal)
Mareike Schoop (Germany)
Hanifa Shah (UK)
Venky Shankaraman (UK)
Jianhua Shao (UK)
Zhongzhi Shi (China)
Alberto Silva (Portugal)
António R. Silva (Portugal)
João G. Silva (Portugal)
Mira da Silva (Portugal)
Alexander V. Smirnov (Russia)
Chantal Soule-Dupuy (France)
Jussi Stader (UK)
Ronald Stamper (Netherlands)
Lily Sun (UK)
Zahir Tari (Australia)
José Tribolet (Portugal)
Alfred Ultsch (Germany)
Christine Verdier (France)
François Vernadat (France)
William Walley (UK)
Huai Qing Wang (Hong Kong)
Merrill Warkentin (USA)
Hans Weigand (Netherlands)
Christopher Welty (USA)
Fons Wijnhoven (Netherlands)
David Wilson (UK)
Trevor Wood-Harper (UK)
Hongji Yang (UK)
Lin Zongkai (China)

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Keynote Lectures
Frank Dignum

Utrecht University - Institute of Information and Computing Sciences

Main interests in the area of formal specification of reliable and flexible communications between autonomous systems. A major area in which autonomous systems are used is that of software agents.

Coordinator of an Electronic Commerce research program at the TUE and Tilburg University called "Enabling Electronic Commerce".

Technical coordinator of the ESPRIT project MEMO, which aims at providing integrated support for electronic commerce for Small and Medium sized Enterprises.

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Tom Greene

Research Staff member of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT-LCS), Dr. Greene completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Toledo in 1973. Since he joined the MIT-LCS in 1986, he has worked on a variety of computer projects.

For the period 2000 - 2002, Dr. Greene is on leave from MIT to the National Science Foundation. He is Senior Program Director for Advanced Networking Infrastructure in the ANIR division of the CISE directorate of the NSF.

Recently working with Tim Berners-Lee he helped establish at MIT-LCS the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), building both consortium membership and the world wide team membership. Prior to that he managed the MIT-LCS Project SCOUT 128 node CM5 super computer, used by LCS Computer Scientists and Physicists, Biologists, Oceanographers and other computational scientists at MIT, Harvard and BU.

Dr. Greene's computer career activities have spanned the time from Main Frames to minicomputers, to workstations, to personal computers to the present Internet world of the World Wide Web.


Anatol Holt

His first two degrees were in Mathematics (Harvard and MIT); a decade later, a PhD in Descriptive Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1953, together with the late William J. Turanski, he developed the world's first programming environment (known as "Generalized Programming"); it ran on UNIVACs I and II. In the '60s and early '70s he helped to develop and promote Petri nets. In 1979, together with Paul Cashman, he developed the world's first "coordination system"; it ran on the ARPANET to support military software development. Anatol Holt has engaged in many R&D activities, sponsored by the Airforce, ARPA, and industry. More recently, in Milano Italy he has been teaching and writing books: "Organized Activity and Its Support by Computer" (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Holland), and "Ripensare il Mondo - il Computer e Vincoli Sociali" (Dunod/Masson, Paris).

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Gio Wiederhold

Gio Wiederhold is a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, with courtesy appointments in Medicine and Electrical Engineering. Since 1976 he has supervised 30 PhD theses in these departments. Current research includes privacy protection in collaborative settings, large-scale software composition, access to simulations to augment decision-making capabilities for information systems, and developing an algebra over ontologies.

Wiederhold has authored and coauthored more than 350 publications and reports on computing and medicine, including an early popular Database Design textbook. He initiated knowledgebase research through a white paper to DARPA in 1977, combining databases and Artificial intelligence technology. The results led eventually to the concept of mediator architectures.

Wiederhold was born in Italy, received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in Holland in 1957 and a PhD in Medical Information Science from the University of California at San Francisco in 1976. Prior to his academic career he spent 16 years in the software industry. His career followed computer technologies, starting with numerical analysis applied to rocket fuel, FORTRAN and PL/1 compilers, real-time data acquisition, a time-oriented database system, eventually becoming a corporate software architect.

He has been elected fellow of the ACMI, the IEEE, and the ACM. He spent 1991-1994 as the program manager for Knowledge-based Systems at DARPA in Washington DC. He has been an editor and editor-in-chief of several IEEE and ACM publications.

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Giorgio De Michelis

Giorgio De Michelis teaches Theoretical Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Milano - Bicocca. He is carrying out research on models of concurrent systems (Petri Nets) and on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, where he has developed and is developing prototypes of support systems for cooperative processes (CHAOS, UTUCS, MILANO, KLEE&CO). He is responsible of the Cooperation Technologies Laboratory at the Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione (DISCO) of the University of Milano - Bicocca. Giorgio De Michelis is member of the Steering Committee of the Community of Petri Nets. He has served several times as program committee chairman or member of the International Conferences on Application and Theory of Petri Nets. Giorgio De Michelis has repeatedly served as program committee member for both the CSCW and the ECSCW conferences and for related conferences in Europe and in the US. He has served as Program Committee Chair of the ECSCW'93 in Milano. He is member of the editorial board of 'Computer Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing', 'Studi Organizzativi', 'Pluriverso'. From 2000 he is writing a periodical column on the i3 Magazine.

Giorgio De Michelis has authored four books and more than hundred papers in the areas of his interest. Giorgio De Michelis is vice-presidente of IRSO, an Italian research and consultancy firm specialized in change management with particular attention to information systems planning, professional exploitation systems, business process reengineering, socio-technical systems design. He is member of the board of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica, and gives his advice to several ministries and public institutions.

Giorgio De Michelis has been responsible of the Milan University unit within the ESPRIT Project ITHACA; he has been member of the PMC of the ESPRIT BRA Project COMIC and of the Open LTR ESPRIT Project DESARTE; he has participated in the ESPRIT BRA Project DEMON and in the ESPRIT BRA Working Group, CALIBAN. He has been chairman of the management committee of the COST Action 14 - CO-TECH, involving more than 70 research institutions all around Europe (1994-1996). He is member of the Coordinating Group of the i3 network and he has served as Chair of the i3 Annual Conference 2000, (September 2000, Joenkoeping (Sweden)). He is currently serving as referee of the Long Term Research (LTR) Proposals within the V Framework Program. His Laboratory is leading an LTR ESPRIT Project, CAMPIELLO, and is participating in the Esprit Project, KLEE & CO.

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Jean Bézivin

Jean Bézivin is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Nantes, France. He got his Master degree from the University of Grenoble and PhD from the University of Rennes before spending several years, as an assistant professor, at the University of Brest. He also spent a year as a research fellow at the Queen's University of Belfast (Northern Ireland) and one year at the Concordia University of Montreal (Canada).

He has been very active in Europe in the object-oriented community, starting the ECOOP series of conference (with Pierre Cointe), the TOOLS series of conferences (with Bertrand Meyer) and more recently the <> series of conferences (with Pierre-Alain Muller). He also organized several workshops at OOPSLA and ECOOP conferences like in 1995 on "Use Case Technology" and more recently in 1998 and 2000 on "Model engineering". He started in 1979 at the University of Nantes, one of the first Master programs in Software Engineering entirely devoted to Object Technology (Data Bases, Concurrency, Languages and Programming, Analysis and Design, etc.).

He is an industrial consultant in the fields of object-technology, analysis and design, model engineering, etc. He published numerous papers on various subjects related to concurrency, software engineering, simulation, object technology, etc. He also presented tutorials on related subjects at several international conferences. His present research interests include object-oriented analysis and design, product and process modeling.


Tutorial 1
Business Data Warehousing in Enterprise Management

Dr. Satya P. Chattopadhyay
Arthur J. Kania School of Management
University of Scranton, USA
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The objective of Business Data Warehousing (BDW) implementation in the context of enterprise management is to standardize the structure and representation of all enterprise information, making them accessible from a single point of entry. BDW seeks to provide stand alone report generation and facilitate sophisticated analysis in a fast and cost-effective manner. The system also supports acquisition of data from a wide range of external databases and on-line sources in addition to internal data including legacy systems. Decision-makers can query the system to obtain historical as well as current information. A demonstration of the Business Information Warehouse (BW) in SAP R/3 environment will be included.

Brief Bio of Dr. Satya P. Chattopadhyay

Dr. Chattopadhyay teaches Enterprise Management, International Marketing, and Marketing Research at the Arthur J. Kania School of Management at the University of Scranton. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Chattopadhyay is active in international aid projects involving quality management and enterprise management technology. In the last three years Dr. Chattopadhyay has worked on international development projects with USAID, USIA, Swiss Development Corporation, World Bank, in Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, and Republic of Georgia. Dr. Chattopadhyay is a member of the 4-person SAP team at the Arthur J. Kania School of Management of the University of Scranton. With extensive training in SAP R/3 business re-engineering, sales and distribution and service management modules he is currently involved data warehousing and e-commerce aspects of enterprise management.

Tutorial 2
Organisational Memories for Capturing, Sharing and Utilizing Knowledge

Dr. Ulrich Reimer

Swiss Life, Information Systems Research Group
Postfach CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland

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In the context of Knowledge Management the topic of organisational memories has got more and more attention. In analogy to human memory the term means that organisations have a memory, too, which allows them to pursue their tasks with the necessary efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency over time, as well as to learn from experiences made to be able to adapt to an ever changing environment.
Part of the organisational memory are, among others, the people working in the organisation, documents (in paper or electronic form), data bases, as well as regulations of how things are to be done. The latter are often implicit in the business processes.
This tutorial deals with the IT aspects of organisational memories, i.e., how to support the capturing, preservation, sharing, and utilization by IT means. The electronic repository holding the represented knowledge together with the information systems which offer the above functionalities are called an Organisational Memory System.

1. Definition and Role of an Organizational Memory
2. Generic Architecture of an Organizational Memory System
3. Knowledge Integration, Sharing, and Reuse
4. Entering Knowledge into an Organizational Memory
5. Utilizing Organizational Memories
6. Outlook

Brief Bio of Dr. Ulrich Reimer

Dr. Ulrich Reimer teaches Intelligent Systems for Knowledge Management, which include topics like Organizational Memory Systems, Decision Support Systems, Process Management, Ontologies at the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Konstanz. In the past he gave courses on Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning, Intelligent Information Systems, Database Systems. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Reimer has been Scientific coordinator of an SPP project on knowledge base management systems with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, (Co-)Chair of the international conferences on "Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management", PAKM96, PAKM98, and PAKM2000 in Basel, Switzerland. He is currently the head of IT Research & Development at Swiss Life, Zurich.

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Workshop 1
Pattern Recognition in Information Systems (PRIS-2001)


Ana Fred

Instituto Superior Técnico / IT Lisboa


Email - Web Page Anil K. Jain

Michigan State University


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In collaboration with The International Association for Pattern Recognition

Call for papers

Workshop 2
The 1st International Workshop on New Developments in Digital Libraries (NDDL-2001)


Pedro Isaías

Universidade Aberta
(Portuguese Open University),



Call for papers

Workshop 3
Java Expert System Shell (JESS-2001)


Ernest Friedman-Hill

Distributed Systems Research - Sandia National Labs

Livermore, CA 94550


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Call for papers

Workshop 4
Workshop On Open Distributed Processing:
Enterprise, Computation, Knowledge, Engineering and Realisation (WOODPECKER-2001)


Haim Kilov

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