CAISE 2011 (CAISE'11)

Venue: University of East London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Nov 30, 2010
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IS Olympics: Information Systems in a diverse world

We link this year's CAiSE conference theme with the coming Olympic and Paralympic Games, two international multi-sport events, which bring together athletes from all the continents to celebrate sporting excellence but also human diversity. Diversity is an important concept for modern information systems. Information Systems (IS) are diverse by nature ranging from basic systems to complex and from small to large. The process of constructing such systems is also diverse ranging from ad-hoc methods, to structured and formal methods. Diversity is also present amongst information systems developers, from novice to experienced. Moreover, the wide acceptance of information systems and their usage in almost every aspect of the human life has also introduced diversity amongst users. Users range from novice to experience and they demonstrate differences related to race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and so on. It is therefore the responsibility of the Information Systems Engineering community to engineer information systems that operate in such diverse world.

On the other hand, looking at the issues of the modern Olympic games, we can identify a number of issues that rapidly make their appearance in the area of Information Systems. The Olympic Games have a fixed starting date; everything needs to work perfectly from the first day; there is a large number of distributed (geographically) systems that need to be supported; requirements come from different sources (IOC, sport event specific, central administration, laws, sponsors etc). Similarly, an increasing number of information systems need to start operation on a specific day (restricted by laws and international agreements); important information is stored so full operation is required from day one; the need for international collaboration systems means that systems are becoming larger and highly distributed; various stakeholders are involved introducing different and sometimes conflicting requirements. All these issues introduce a number of challenges for the Information Systems Engineering community related to engineering, quality and interconnectivity of information systems.

Goal: CAiSE'11 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of information systems engineering. CAiSE'11 invites papers that address all these challenges. We also specifically encourage submissions that address diversity issues, either in terms of the information systems, the development team or the information systems users.

The topics of interests include, but are not restricted to:

Methodologies and approaches for IS engineering
Enterprise architecture and enterprise modelling
Requirements engineering
Business process modelling and management
Model, component, and software reuse
IS reengineering
Adaptive IS engineering approaches
Knowledge, information, and data quality
Knowledge patterns and ontologies for IS engineering
Methodologies and Languages for Secure IS
IS engineering approaches for adaptive and flexible information systems
IS in networked & virtual organizations
Method engineering
Quality of models and of modelling languages
Usability, trust, flexibility, interoperability
Innovative platforms, architectures and technologies for IS engineering
Service-oriented architecture
Model-driven architecture
Component based development
Software Agent architecture
Distributed, mobile, and open architecture
Innovative database technology
Semantic web
IS and ubiquitous technologies
Adaptive and context-aware IS
Engineering of specific kinds of IS:
Data warehousing
Knowledge management systems
Enterprise systems (ERP, CRM)
Workflow systems
Content management systems
Emerging Areas of IS
IS & Digital Ecologies
IS & Digital Devices
IS & Smart Buildings
IS & their Economies

Important Dates:
Tutorials & workshops submission deadline: 20th October 2010
Paper submission deadline: 30th November 2010
Notification of acceptance: 18th February 2011
Workshops & Conference: 20th – 24st June 2011

Submission Guidelines
Types of contributions

We invites four types of original and scientific papers:

1. Formal and/or technical papers describe original solutions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual) in the field of IS engineering. A technical 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.
2. Empirical 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.
3. 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.
4. Exploratory Papers can describe completely new research positions or approaches, in order to face to a generic situation arising because of new ICT tools or new kinds of activities or new IS challenges. They must describe precisely the situation and demonstrate how current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, or meta-models are inadequate. They must rigorously present their approach and demonstrate its pertinence and correctness to addressing the identified situation.

Submission conditions
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, exceeding 15 pages, or being obviously out of the scope of the conference, will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found here . Three to five keywords characterising the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract.


Accepted papers will be presented at CAiSE'11 and published in the conference proceedings, which are published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).


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