Weske, Mathias H.: Workflow Minitrack at HICSS-35 2001.

THEMES: Weske, Mathias H.
YEAR: 2001
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TIME: 2001

Dear Colleagues,

after our successful minitrack at HICSS-34, we will organize a follow-up
minitrack at next year's HICSS on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are looking
forward to receive submissions from your group for this event. In addition,
you are invited to forward the Call for Papers to interested parties from
both academia and industry.

Best regards,


   Requirements, Languages, and Techniques for an

   Minitrack  of the Software Technology Track at
      35th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
      Big Island, Hawaii - January 7-10, 2002



Although distribution and parallelism  are not central features of the
OO approach,  the recent growth  in deployment of  complex distributed
applications has created the  need for integrating distributed systems
requirements  into  OO  modelling  techniques. Explicit  or  potential
concurrency, the need for synchronization, resource usage, allocation,
and  distribution have  to be  modelled adaequately  in order  to meet
these requirements. Similar aspects  become more and more relevant for
workflow  languages and  systems: models  based on  simplifying closed
world assumptions  are not  adaequate for advanced  business processes
involving companies spread over the globe.  The different roles of the
structural  components  of  a  company  when  involved  in  a  set  of
concurrently   executing  workflows,   the  interpretation   of  their
resources  in a  manner  close  to the  resource  view in  distributed
systems,  the  need   for  synchronisation  and  coordination  between
different parts  of a single  workflow and, more  importantly, between
workflows running  in parallel, show  the importance of  the expertise
emerging  in  the   distributed  software  engineering  community  for
workflow  modeling and  implementation.  On  the other  hand, workflow
technology and real-life workflow applications are highly relevant for
the  software  engineering community,  since  workflow management  has
created languages, techniques, and  tools to model, simulate, monitor,
and control  the execution of business processes  in complex technical
and  organizational environments.  It is  likely that  these concepts,
techniques,  and tools  can  be  used to  add  support to  distributed
systems applications.

We  wish  to  address recent  research  in  both  areas which  show  a
potential  of  being deployable  for  both  communities,  and will  be
applicable  to  real-life  problems  in  at least  a  mid-term  range.
Typical topics include, but are not limited to:

+ identifying common problems and solutions in distributed software and
 workflow systems
+ using workflow methaphors and languages for an easier understanding of
 processes in distributed systems
+ common techniques for modeling structure and behaviour in a consistent
+ importance of and techniques for resource management in both areas
+ architectures supporting distributed software and workflow change
+ implementing workflow systems using distributed software, e.g. middleware
+ experience reports discussing structural and behavioural modeling problems

  from real-life projects in both areas

We  are  looking  for   contributions  which  highlight  problems  and
solutions through significant  case studies, application developments,
experiments  as well  as basic  new research  which  adresses problems
common and  solutions applicable to  both areas. We  expressly welcome
contributions describing industrial developments and experiences.


April 1, 2001   300 word Abstract
May, 1, 2001    Feedback to Author on Abstract
June, 1, 2001   Eight copies (printable pdf-Version prefered) of the
August 31, 2001 Notification of accepted papers
October 1, 2001 Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers


Submit      a      300-word      abstract     to      Guido      Wirtz
(guidow@math.uni-muenster.de) by April 1,  2001. The preferred mode of
submission is ASCII text  via e-mail.  Feedback on the appropriateness
of the abstract  will be sent to  you by May 2, 2001.  Submit the full
manuscript by June 1, 2001. Manuscripts should have an abstract and be
22-25  typewritten,  double-spaced  pages  in length.  Although  paper
submissions  are  allowed,  electronic  submission  of  the  paper  in
pdf-Format   is  highly  recommended.    Details  for   uploading  the
manuscript will  be available in due  time. Papers must  not have been
previously presented or published, nor currently submitted for journal
publication.  Each   manuscript  will  be  subjected   to  a  rigorous
refereeing process.

Individuals interested in refereeing  papers should contact one of the
minitrack coordinators directly via email.

Accepted  papers will  be published  by IEEE  CS  Press; additionally,
re-publication  of   selected  papers  in   a  special  issue   of  an
international journal is planned (under negotiation).


Guido Wirtz                           Mathias Weske
Distributed Systems Group             Dpt. of Information and Technoloy
Department of Computer Science        Faculty of Technology and Management
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität     Eindhoven University of Technology
Einsteinstrasse 62                    PO-BOX 513
48149 Münster                         NL 5600 MB Eindhoven
Germany                               The Netherlands
guidow@math.uni-muenster.de           mathias.weske@acm.org

Please send paper submissions to guidow@math.uni-muenster.de

If  you  have  any   questions  or  inquiries  w.r.t.  the  minitrack,
appropriateness of your planned paper  w.r.t. the CFP and so on: don't
hesitate to  contact us.