The 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE'08)


Location: Montpellier, France

Event Date/Time: Jun 16, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Nov 30, 2007
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CAISE 2008


20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'08)
Sustainable Information Systems

JUNE 16-20, 2008, Montpellier, FRANCE

Papers submission deadline: November 30, 2007


The CAISE Conference is celebrating its 20th birthday! After these 20 years, Information Systems (IS) now support and underlie most, if not all, of our human activities. Considering the major economic and social development challenges now at stake, it is time to enter into the era of Sustainable Information Systems (SIS). As our world of interdependent activities and information technology continues to undergo profound changes and transformations, it is fundamental to maintain an adequate balance between activities and systems, and to promote their evolution in the context of sustainability.

CAiSE’08 aims to bring together practitioners and researchers in the field of information systems engineering. CAiSE’08 invites submissions on the development, evolution, requirements and usage of information systems. This year’s special theme is "Sustainable Information Systems" (SIS) which are information systems with built-in support to handle evolution. Information systems are growing rapidly in scale and complexity. At the same time, information system evolution is a fact of life in today’s organizations. Furthermore, nomadism and mobile communication lead to a process of continuous change of services provided by information systems. SIS should continuously simplify adequacy between system and enterprise requirements as well as assimilation of new supporting technologies. In addition, approaches for SIS should reduce the failure rate in IS development and allow for the definition of quality & maturity of IS development. An SIS must meet the needs of the present without compromising its ability to meet future requirements related to its context of use, and, consequently, must enable and facilitate innovative policies and practices at the activity level.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
· IS development for sustainability IS
· IS development with ubiquitous technologies
· IT requirements for SIS development
· Cognitive, business, social and requirement models for SIS
· Secure & trusted SIS
· IS compliance with rules, regulations or laws
· IS evolution at any level: goals, requirements, models, systems Database support for SIS
· Conformance of the various IS levels: process, static, requirement, use case
· Adequacy of IS development and enterprise development
· Networked & virtual organizations
· Participatory, collaborative IS approaches

The conference also welcomes papers on the fundamental aspects of IS engineering.
· Enterprise architecture and enterprise modelling
· Requirements engineering for IS
· Knowledge patterns relevant to IS engineering (ISE)
· Ontology for ISE
· Business process modelling and management
· IS Component-based development
· Interoperability of IS and enterprises
· Semantic web, Web 2.0
· Components of methods, chunks, fragments
· Constellation of values, intentions, requirements
· Formal IS aspects


Tutorials & Workshops submission deadline: October 14, 2007
Papers submission deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2007
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2008
CAISE 2008 Conference & Workshops: June 16-20, 2008


We invite four types of original and scientific papers:
o Formal and/or technical papers describe original research contributions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual) to the field of IS engineering. A research paper should clearly describe the situation or problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and the potential - or, even better, the evaluated - benefits of the contribution.

o Evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or validate proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e. by empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal analyses, mathematical proofs, etc. Scientific reflection on problems and practices in industry also falls into this category. The topic of the evaluation presented in the paper as well as its causal or logical properties must be clearly stated. The research method must be sound and appropriate.

o Experience papers present problems or challenges encountered in practice, relate success and failure stories, or report on industrial practice. The focus is on 'what' and on lessons learned, not on an in-depth analysis of 'why'. The practice must be clearly described and its context must be given. Readers should be able to draw conclusions for their own practice.

o Exploratory Papers can describe completely new research positions or approaches, in order to face to a generic situation arising because of new IT tools or new kinds of activities or new IS challenges, in particular relevant to sustainable IS. They must describe precisely the situation and demonstrate how current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, meta-models… are inadequate. They must rigorously present their approach and demonstrate its pertinence and correctness to addressing the identified situation.


Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format or exceeding 15 pages will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at Three to five keywords characterising the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract.


At least three members of the CAiSE’08 program committee will review each submission. The program committee will meet to review and make final decisions. Accepted papers will be presented at CAiSE’08 and published in the conference proceedings.

The conference proceedings will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Advisory Committee
Arne Sølvberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Janis Bubenko Jr , Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Colette Rolland, University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, France

General Chair
Michel Léonard, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Program Chair
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier 2, France

Workshop Co-Chairs
Xavier Franch, University of Catalogna, Spain
Ela Hunt, ETHZ, Switzerland

Tutorial and Panel Co-Chairs
Ann Persson , University of Skovde, Sweden
Camille Salinesi, University of Paris 1 - Panthéon - Sorbonne, France

Publicity Chair
Selmin Nurcan, University of Paris 1 - Panthéon - Sorbonne, France

Sponsorship Chair
Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland

Forum Chair
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
Peter McBrien, Imperial College of London, UK
Farouk Toumani, University of Clermont-Ferrand, France

Local Organisation Chair
Rémi Coletta, LIRMM CNRS-University of Montpellier 2

Local Arrangement
Céline Berger, LIRMM CNRS- University of Montpellier 2

Program Committee Board
Hans Akkermans, NL
Sjaak Brinkkemper, NL
Eric Dubois, Luxembourg
Johann Eder, Austria
Pericles Loucopoulos, UK
Andreas Opdahl, Norway
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Spain
Barbara Pernici, Italy
Anne Persson, Sweden
Klaus Pohl, Germany
Colette Rolland, France
Pnina Soffer, Israel

Program Committee
Pär Ågerfalk, Sweden
Jacky Akoka, France
Marko Bajec, Solvenia
Nacer Boudjlida, France
Mokrane Bouzeghoub, France
Boualem Benatallah, Australia
Fabio Casati, Italy
Silvana Castano, Italy
Jaelson Castro, Brazil
Corinne Cauvet, France
David Embley, USA
Joerg Evermann, New Zealand
João Falcãoe Cunha, Portugal
Xavier Franch, Spain
Agnes Front, France
Paolo Giorgini, Italy
Claude Godart, France
Jaap Gordijn, NL
Mohand-Said Hacid, France
Terry Halpin, USA
Manfred Hauswirth, Irlande
Patrick Heymans, Belgium
Matthias Jarke, Germany
Manfred Jeusfeld, NL
Paul Johannesson, Sweden
Henk Jonkers, NL
Håvard Jørgensen, Norway
Albertas Caplinskas, Lithuania
Roland Kaschek, New Zealand
Marite Kirikova, Latvia
John Krogstie, Norway
Marc Lankhorst, NL
Julio Leite, Brazil
Kalle Lyytinen, USA
Peter McBrien, UK
Neil Maiden, UK
Isabelle Mirbel, France
Michele Missikoff, Italy
Haris Mouratidis, UK
John Mylopoulos, Canada
Moira Norrie, Switzerland
Andreas Oberweis, Germany
Antoni Olivé, Spain
Jeffrey Parsons, Canada
Michaël Petit, Belgium
Yves Pigneur, Switzerland
Gert Poels, Belgium
Erik Proper, NL
Jolita Ralyté, Switzerland
Björn Regnell, Sweden
Michael Rosemann, Australia
Mark Roantree, Ireland
Gustavo Rossi, Argentina
Matti Rossi, Finland
Kevin Ryan, Ireland
Motoshi Saeki, Japan
Camille Salinesi, France
Tony C. Shan, USA
Keng Siau, USA
Guttorm Sindre, Norway
Monique Snoeck, Belgium
Chantal Soulé-Dupuy, France
Janis Stirna, Sweden
David Taniar, Australia
Bernhard Thalheim, Germany
Farouk Toumani, France
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, Greece
Patrick Valduriez, France
Olegas Vasilecas, Lithuania
Yair Wand, Canada
Carson Woo, Canada
Eric Yu, Canada


Additional Information

Call for Workshop Proposals, CAiSE’08, 16-20th June 2008, Montpellier, France Proposal deadline 14th October 2007 The 20th CAiSE will focus on Sustainable Information Systems (SIS). The workshops associated with the conference will explore a variety of new techniques required to ensure sustainability, evolution, adaptability and self-management of large and complex computer systems. CAiSE’08 invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference, related to the CAiSE topics, and covering new emerging topics, in particular. Workshop proposals should be submitted to the workshop chairs, Xavier Franch [] and Ela Hunt []. Prior contact with the workshop chairs is encouraged. The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop, for the reviewing process for their workshop's papers, and for the collection of camera-ready copies of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with the formatting rules). Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop and to provide a summary of the event, for presentation to CAiSE organisers. Dates: Deadline for proposals 14th October 2007 Decision on acceptance 30th October 2007 Workshop camera ready date (firm): April 15, 2008 Workshops: one or two days 16-17 June 2008, Montpellier, France DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSERS: The proposal (length up to 1000 words) should cover the following points: 1. Workshop title, length (1 day, 2 days), preferred date. 2. Organisers (PC chairs, other organisers who will be present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including the person responsible for the web presence and communications). Please include names, addresses, affiliations, and indicate who is the main responsible person. The submission should include a one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience. 3. Purpose: How does the focus of the workshop differ from the main conference. What are the main goals. List the workshop topics. 4. Organization of the workshop. Include any special requirement on infrastructure and room layout. 5. List of PC members. 6. An estimate of number of papers to be accepted, and number of attendees. If applicable, short information on previous editions of the workshop series (this should include attendance information). 7. Short information on your plans for publicising your workshop and making it highly visible. Services provided by CAiSE : 1. One free workshop registration for every 10 registrations. 2. Publication of proceedings, based on a pack of source files delivered by the PC chairs, including a preface, list of authors, and other documentation (to be defined). 3. Workshops will benefit from the local organizational infrastructure and receive administrative support (registration, badges, refreshments, hotel booking, room rental, beamers, screens, etc.). The workshop may be cancelled if the number of submissions is low. Workshop chairs (please send your proposals to both Xavier and Ela) Xavier Franch []. Dept. LSI - UPC UPC-Campus Nord, Omega building, room 122 c/Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona (Spain) Phone: +34 93 4137891 URL: skype: xavier.franch Ela Hunt [] Department of Computer Science ETH-Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland tel: +41 44 632 74 21 fax:+41 44 632 18 92