[AISWorld] [CFP] - EXTENDED DEADLINE: CEC-PAW'12 workshop
alexander.norta at cs.helsinki.fi
Fri Aug 3 02:14:31 EDT 2012
Paper Submission Deadline: *EXTENDED August 14, 2012*
Call for Papers - 3rd International Workshop on Cross Enterprise
Collaboration, People and Work (CEC-PAW'12)
The CEC-PAW workshop, held in conjunction with the International
Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) <http://www.icsoc.org>,
explores the application of service oriented concepts to the management
and coordination of people and work as they collaborate towards a common
goal in a dynamic ecosystem of partners, providers, and suppliers.
Globalization, specialization, and rapid innovation are changing many
aspects of both business and its operations. Many large organizations
that were once self-sufficient and that could dictate processes to their
service providers and suppliers are now finding this model
unsustainable. To remain competitive and differentiate through
innovation they must now collaborate as peers with specialized partners,
service providers, and suppliers. Due to this increased complexity
overall project failures, uncontrollable delays, and significant
financial losses have been observed in many areas, such as global
service delivery or the development of next generation passenger
airplanes. This indicates the importance of finding new ways to support
cross-enterprise work, conceptually calling for a framework that will
support a dynamic "plug and play" modularity of organizations in their
Many factors contribute to the intricacy of the problem of
cross-enterprise collaboration, including internal
interdependency/complexity, external unpredictability, conflicts of
interest, errors/faults, trust, reputation, conflict resolution, orderly
rollbacks and termination of collaboration. Current approaches,
including Service Oriented Computing (SOC), Business Process Management
(BPM), Command and Control (C2), Computer Supported Cooperative Work
(CSCW), Linguistics, and Crowdsourcing, vary widely and address
different aspects of the problem. Cohesive and comprehensive research
relating these together and treating the problem in its totality remains
to be done.
There is growing awareness that the next quantum leap in IT will be the
application of Service Oriented concepts to optimize how people do work
in globally distributed ecosystems. Principled methods to coordinate and
optimize collaborative work across enterprise boundaries have the
potential to strongly impact business and society.
Call for Papers
The CEC-PAW workshop encourages original research papers related, but
not limited, to the main themes and preliminary research questions
* Decomposition of large projects into "chunks" that can be
dynamically assigned to different organizations for execution.
* Operational agility in both setting up new operations to accomplish
a shared business objective as well as responding to unpredictable
events during execution.
* Governance, safeguarding and securing management and coordination
across the collaborating enterprises and their providers and suppliers.
* Deep visibility into all aspects of work and process across an
ecosystem of partners, providers, and suppliers. Metrics, sensors,
and E2E monitoring that span both the horizontal cross-enterprise
collaboration and the vertical stacks of providers and suppliers
* Models, methods, formalisms, and languages that focus on the control
and coordination of cross-enterprise collaboration in different domains
* Extending SOA formalisms, encapsulations, and constructs to
facilitate the definition, dispatch, and orchestration of human Work
as a Service (WaaS) that can be carried out interchangeably by
* IT, middleware, systems, tools, and framework that support
cross-enterprise collaboration, and their relationship with current
enterprise or domain tools and IT.
* Dynamic flow engines that support cross-enterprise collaboration
models and patterns to provide the flexibility required for runtime
adaptation and evolution.
* Context, data, and knowledge management as required for managing and
coordinating work across organizations and their interrelationship
with the domain data, tools, and processes.
* The role of people and other resources in the management and
coordination of cross-enterprise work, such as the sensible
automation of human action, "human exception handling", utilization
of Crowd Sourcing, cloud- and social-computing paradigms for the
coordination and execution of work that spans across organizational
* Centralized and distributed models of coordination and optimization
of the doing of work, such as the application of centralized Command
and Control centers in Smart Cities.
* Non-functional aspects such as trust and reputation, quality,
conflict resolution, orderly collaboration rollbacks and termination
in cross-organizational ecosystems definable in service-level
* Format and Program and Review Process
The goal of this workshop is to foster research in the emerging area of
cross enterprise collaboration. We invite researchers and practitioners
from a wide range of disciplines to exchange ideas and collaboratively
explore different aspects of this area. A keynote address will be
followed by presentations. The workshop will end with a discussion aimed
at identifying core research challenges alongside promising approaches
and concrete next steps for future work. The outcome will be published
as a Manifesto in the workshop post-proceedings alongside the papers.
Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance and originality
of the work and to their ability to generate discussions among the
participants of the workshop.
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that
are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Papers should be
formatted according to the Springer formatting guidelines, and submitted
as PDF electronically through the website EasyChair website at
We invite research papers up to 12 pages in length and shorter vision or
position papers up to 5 pages.
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