[AISWorld] IGI Book on Enterprise Interoperability Science - CFC

Yannis Charalabidis yannisx at aegean.gr
Wed Oct 3 08:34:44 EDT 2012

Call for Chapters: Revolutionizing Enterprise Interoperability through
Scientific Foundations

Yannis Charalabidis (University of Aegean, Greece)
Fenareti Lampathaki (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves (UNINOVA, Portugal)

Call for Chapters
Full Chapters Due: February 27, 2013
Proposals Submission Deadline (optional): October 30, 2012


Future Internet plays an important role in the quest of organizations and
enterprises to become more competitive, enlarge their target markets, and
develop innovative products and services while transforming towards new
business models. Within this quest, Enterprise Interoperability (EI) has
been a thriving applied research domain, studying the problems related to
the lack of interoperability in the organizations and proposing novel
methods and frameworks for enterprise integration and collaboration
problems. However, in spite of the research methods and tools developed so
far, the scientific foundations for EI that would permit their
generalization and complete reuse have not yet been established. In this
context, this book will contribute in the systematic analysis and
publication of cutting-edge methods, tools, and approaches for assisting
scientists and organizations in their quest for scientific-oriented,
reusable, and reproducible interoperability solutions.

Objective of the Book
This book aims at providing the latest research advancements and findings
for the scientific systematization of Enterprise Interoperability knowledge,
such as core concepts, foundational principles, theories, methodologies,
architectures, assessment frameworks, and future directions. It will bring
forward the ingredients of this new domain, proposing its needed formal and
systematic tools, exploring its relation with neighbouring scientific
domains, and finally prescribing the next steps for eventually achieving the
thrilling goal of laying the foundations of a new science.

Target Audience
The audience of the book includes:
* Researchers and Practitioners in the Interoperability Domain who will
benefit from a documentation of the existing knowledge and from the
recommended directions for future research.
* University Students and Professors of Computer Science, Software
Engineering, and Management Sciences who will gain insights to the
interoperability repercussions in their domains. 
* ICT industry professionals engaged in interoperability solutions, software
design and deployment projects, and modelling methods, as well as industry
in general, who will find guidelines and reproducible solutions to
identified problems.
* Policy makers and decision drivers at the local, national, or
international level who will find recommendations on how to promote the
scientific aspects of interoperability.  

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
This book focuses on shedding light on the underlying body of knowledge in
the enterprise interoperability domain and on formulating and structuring
the knowledge gained through pragmatic research in the domain over the last
decades in order to avoid repeating research and missing opportunities for

Scientific Foundations of Interoperability:
* Basic research questions, key concepts, generic laws, and foundational
principles of enterprise interoperability
* Ontologies, taxonomies, lexicons and other semantic elements for
* Formal methods to describe interoperability problems and solutions with an
enterprise context
* Propositions on novel enterprise models, with interoperability semantics
* Populations of formal descriptions, generalization of interoperability
* Definition and design of Interoperability knowledge bases
* Impact assessment frameworks, simulation methods, and tools for
* Models and tools for traversing problem-solution paths
* Metrics and algorithmic models for interoperability 
* Other  scientific methods for interoperability

Interoperability and its Neighbouring Scientific Domains:
* Definition of scientific foundations, epistemological issues in science
* Taxonomies of the neighbouring scientific domains
* Methodologies for recognition of neighbouring scientific domains and
identification of reusable elements
* Analysis of neighbouring scientific domains
* Shared formal and other descriptive methods identification
* Analysis of scientific methods for interoperability in other research

Perspectives and future research directions for Interoperability:
* Action plans for sustainability and evolution of scientific disciplines,
in general, and interoperability, in particular, towards their scientific
* Open research challenges and hypotheses for interoperability
* Visionary Scenarios of interoperable organizations
* Proposals on the value proposition and marketing of the scientific
offerings for interoperability 
* Guidelines and recommendations to key stakeholders

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October
30th, 2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by November 30th, 2012 about the status of their proposals and
sent chapter guidelines. 

Full chapters must be between 8,000 and 10,000 words and are expected to be
submitted by February 27th, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on
a double-blind review basis. 

Chapter formatting guidelines for edited books can be found
at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/ 

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group
Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science
Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. 

Important Dates
October 30, 2012:      Proposal Submission Deadline (optional)
November 30, 2012:     Notification of Acceptance
February 27, 2013:     Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2013:        Review Results Returned
May 30, 2013:          Revised, Camera-Ready Chapters Submission
2nd semester 2013:     Book Publication

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Ass. Prof. Yannis Charalabidis
University of the Aegean
Lymperis Building, 83200 Karlovassi, Samos, Greece
e-mail: yannisx at aegean.gr
twitter: @yannisc

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