16th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterp (WETICE 2007)

Venue: Paris

Location: Paris, France

Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2007
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WETICE is an annual international forum for state-of-the-art research in enabling technologies for collaboration, consisting of a number of cognate workshops. So far 15 WETICE conferences have taken place. What sets WETICE apart from larger conferences is that the workshops are kept small enough to promote fruitful discussions on the latest technology developments, directions, problems, and requirements. Each workshop includes paper presentations, workgroup discussions, keynote sessions and a final joint session to summarize each groups' findings. The Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press and mailed after the conference as Post-conference Proceedings, which include the summary of discussions that take place during the conference.

WETICE 2007 is currently at the stage of soliciting new workshop proposals on a number of relevant topics, which complement the foci of the ongoing workshops listed here.   The new workshops once approved should have their Web page ready and up within a week of notification (November 28, 2006). The workshop proposals should focus on the infrastructures issues related to collaboration in diverse application domains. The following is a non-exhaustive list of relevant topics. Prospective workshop proposers may combine these and other topics into a coherent theme.

  • Autonomic computing

  • Wireless Grids for Collaboration, Supporting Mobile and Ubiquitous Collaboration

  • Lightweight collaboration tools for distributed teams

  • Cooperative Computing

  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems for Collaboration

  • Models and Technologies for Collaboration in Virtual Environments

  • Workflow Management

  • Coordination Architectures

  • Middleware technologies for Collaboration

  • Evaluating Collaboration: Usability, Reliability, Performance Evaluation, and Benchmarking of Collaborative Enterprises

  • Collaborative Ontology Development, Developing Process Ontologies for Semantic Web, Use of Scenarios in Ontology Development, Incremental Formalization in Ontology Engineering

  • Models and Technologies for handling dynamics and complexity in complex collaboration environments (for example, technologies for supporting dynamic re-organizations, issues of self-organization, unpredictable and emergent behaviors, complex organizations, etc.)

  • Security Issues in Collaborative Enterprise Technologies: (Secure grids, Trust and Privacy in Collaboration, Inter-Organizational Risk Management, Authorization and Digital Signatures, Communications and Multimedia Security) (associated with the ongoing STCA workshop).

  • Open source mode of collaboration, Success factors for open source projects

  • Collaboration and Knowledge Management, Ontologies for collaboration, Metadata and Knowledge Engineering/Semantic Web for Collaboration

  • Information modeling

  • Engineering e-Business technologies

  • Inter-Organizational Risk Management, Geographically Dispersed Outsourcing and Collaboration

  • Web-based communities

  • Lessons from the past research - taking stock of what has been done, what worked, what didn't work, what is not going to work, and what we should work on--based on the lessons gathered from specific project successes and failures from the past few decades of research in CSCW.

  • Infrastructure for supporting collaboration through reuse -What has been done to support collaboration through building on other people's work? How successful were the attempts to provide a clearinghouse of reusable components? Are attempts to reuse existing components misguided? If so, why? If not, what are the issues that prevent successful reuse? Can these issues overcome and if so, how ?

  • Awareness in CSCW -Various aspects of awareness

    • Organizer:           Sumitra Reddy, West Virginia University, USA

       Enquiries:  Please send all enquiries regarding the WETICE to smreddy@mail.wvu.edu