Conference theme: Ubiquitous Information Systems Engineering
Most modern information systems span activities performed in several organizations and at different geographical locations. They often support the untethered mobility of their users. The systems have already today a large impact on every day life in the organisations, and on the individuals. As we move towards ambient, pervasive and ubiquitous computing this impact will increase significantly.
Goal: CAiSE'07 aims to bring together practitioners and researchers in the field of information systems engineering. CAiSE'07 invites submissions on the development, maintenance, procurement and usage of information systems - especially submissions dealing with aspects related to information systems engineering in ubiquitous environments.
Relevant Topics and Paper Types
In addition to the special theme, topics relevant for submissions to CAiSE'07 include, but are not limited to, the following:
Methodologies and approaches for IS engineering:
- Enterprise and business modelling
- Requirements engineering
- Agile methods
- Model, component and software reuse
- Adaptive IS Engineering approaches
Innovative platforms and architectures for IS engineering:
- Service-oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Model-driven Architecture (MDA)
- Component-based development
- Agent architecture
- Distributed, Mobile, and Open Architectures
- Innovative databasetechnology
- Semantic web, including metadata and ontologies
- Personalization technologies
- Web 2.0
Engineering of specific kinds of IS:
- eGovernment systems
- Enterprise Systems (ERP, SCM, CRM)
- Data Warehousing & OLAP
- Workflow systems
- Knowledge management systems
- Web content systems,
- Multi-channel IS
- Ambient, pervasive and ubiquitous IS
Quality concerns in IS engineering:
- Knowledge, information and data quality
- Quality of models and modelling languages
- Security and trust
- Interoperablity of enterprises and information systems
Types of contributions
We invite four types of original, unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere:
- Technical Solution Papers describe original research contributions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual) to the field of information system engineering. A research paper should clearly describe the problem tackled, the state of the art with respect to the problem, the solution suggested and the potential - or, even better, the evaluated - benefits of the contribution.
- Scientific Evaluation Papers evaluate the use of existing methods or tools in information systems engineering, or existing application types. Various research methods can be used, depending on what is most suitable for the posed research question, e.g., empirical evaluations such as case studies, experiments, or surveys, or analytical evaluations according to existing theoretical frameworks.
- Experience Reports describe the history of an information system development, purchase or usage and clearly summarize the lessons learned from the experience.
- Problem Statements describe problems encountered during the development or usage of an information system. A good problem statement clearly describes the problem and includes a discussion of why state-of-the-art principles, techniques, methods, processes or tools are not able to solve the problem.