[AISWorld] AISWorld Digest, Vol 2137, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

   1. Deadline approaching -- Pre-AMCIS MIS Quarterly Author
      Development Workshop (Arun Rai)
   2. Contents of Volume 19, Issue 5 (May) Journal of the
      Association for Information Systems (JAIS) (JAIS)
   3. FINAL Call for Papers: HICSS52 Advances in Design Science
      Research Minitrack (Tuure Tuunanen)
   4. FINAL Call for Papers: HICSS52 Digital Services and
      Digitalisation of Services Minitrack (Tuure Tuunanen)
   5. Fwd: [CFP] Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing
      (LADC), Foz do Igua?u (Iguassu), Brazil (Michele Nogueira)
   6. Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) 35(2) 2018
      (Vladimir Zwass)
   7. PN & ACSD 2018 - 2nd Call for Participation (PN 2018)
   8. [CfP] The 1st Joint International Workshop on Models at run.time
      and Self-aware Computing Systems (MRT-SeAC) In conjunction ICAC &
      SASO 2018, Trento, Italy (Nikolas Herbst)
   9. [CFP] NLIWOD-4 and QALD-9 @ ISWC 2018 -? Extented Deadline -
      Call for Articles and Challenge Submissions (Hobbit Team)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 17:05:06 +0000
From: Arun Rai <arun.rai at eci.gsu.edu>
To: "aisworld at lists.aisnet.org" <aisworld at lists.aisnet.org>
Subject: [AISWorld] Deadline approaching -- Pre-AMCIS MIS Quarterly
        Author Development Workshop
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MIS Quarterly will hold a pre-AMCIS author development workshop on August
15, 2018 from 1:00 ? 5:00 pm at the AMCIS conference hotel.

The workshop is designed to provide authors with (1) feedback from MISQ
Senior Editors and Associate Editors on potential submissions to MISQ and
(2) the opportunity to discuss with editors and other authors how to
develop papers for submission and resubmission to MISQ. The workshop has a
limited capacity of 30 authors.

The workshop will include:
1. Roundtable discussion led by editors on authors? submissions to the
2. Editors? panel discussion on developing papers for initial submission to
3. Editors? panel discussion on revising papers for MISQ.

There will be a $100 registration fee for the workshop.

Important Dates
April 26, 2018             Submissions Open
June 5, 2018               Submissions Closed
June 15, 2018             Authors Receive Notifications
August 15, 2018         Workshop Date

Submission Instructions

1.   Authors are to submit a single PDF file that includes (a) their paper,
which should be no more than 20 pages (double-spaced excluding references,
tables, and figures) and (b) an optional one-page description of specific
issues on which they would like feedback at the workshop.

2.   Please email submissions to MISQAuthorWorkshop at gmail.com<mailto:
MISQAuthorWorkshop at gmail.com>, indicating in the subject line ?Submission
to MISQ AMCIS 2018 Author Development Workshop.?

Arun Rai
Editor-in-Chief, MIS Quarterly

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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 06:10:00 +0000
From: JAIS <JAIS at comm.virginia.edu>
To: "aisworld at lists.aisnet.org" <aisworld at lists.aisnet.org>
Subject: [AISWorld] Contents of Volume 19, Issue 5 (May) Journal of
        the Association for Information Systems (JAIS)
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Contents of Volume 19, Issue 5 (May) Journal of the Association for
Information Systems (JAIS), Official Publication of the Association for
Information Systems
Published: Monthly Electronically
ISSN: 1536-9323
Published by the Association for Information Systems, Atlanta, USA (

Editor-in-Chief:? Professor Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia, USA


Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating
with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots

Sangseok You, HEC Paris
Lionel P. Robert, Jr., University of Michigan


Although different types of teams increasingly employ embodied physical
action (EPA) robots as a collaborative technology to accomplish their work,
we know very little about what makes such teams successful. This paper has
two objectives: the first is to examine whether a team?s emotional
attachment to its robots can lead to better team performance and viability;
the second is to determine whether robot and team identification can
promote a team?s emotional attachment to its robots. To achieve these
objectives, we conducted a between-subjects experiment with 57 teams
working with robots. Teams performed better and were more viable when they
were emotionally attached to their robots. Both robot and team
identification increased a team?s emotional attachment to its robots.
Results of this study have implications for collaboration using EPA robots
specifically and for collaboration technology in general.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below:
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol19/iss5/2


The Effects of Media Capabilities on the Rationalization of Online Consumer

Andrew Harrison, University of Cincinnati


This research develops and tests a model of online consumer fraud to
determine how the capabilities of communication technologies affect the
rationalization of fraudulent behaviors. The model is based on research
about the rationalization of fraud, media capabilities, and
computer-mediated deception. This investigation empirically tests this
model by analyzing 459 Facebook advertisements and 1,896 surveys completed
by university students. The findings indicate that the capabilities
provided by communication technologies affect the extent to which media
mask cues of deceit and dehumanize others. As a result, some media
capabilities increase one?s willingness to engage in fraudulent behaviors
while other capabilities deter those actions. Media capabilities that mask
cues of deceit and reduce social presence increase the inclination of
individuals to rationalize fraudulent activities, while media capabilities
that expose cues of deceit and increase social presence deter individu
 als from rationalizing acts of fraud. Media offering greater capabilities
for reprocessability and transmission velocity decrease the inclination to
rationalize fraud, whereas greater capabilities for anonymity,
rehearsability, and parallelism increase the inclination to rationalize
fraud. In contrast, symbol set variety does not appear to significantly
affect the inclination to rationalize fraud.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below:
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol19/iss5/1


Design Science Research Contributions: Finding a Balance between Artifact
and Theory

Richard L. Baskerville, Georgia State University
Abayomi Baiyere, University of Turku, Finland
Shirley Gregor, Australian National University
Alan Hevner, University of South Florida
Matti Rossi, Aalto University


With the rising interest in Design Science Research (DSR), it is crucial to
engage in the ongoing debate on what constitutes an acceptable contribution
for publishing DSR - the design artifact, the design theory, or both. In
this editorial, we provide some constructive guidance across different
positioning statements with actionable recommendations for DSR authors and
reviewers. We expect this editorial to serve as a foundational step towards
clarifying misconceptions about DSR contributions and to pave the way for
the acceptance of more DSR papers to top IS journals.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below:
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol19/iss5/3

Elizabeth White Baker, PhD
Production Managing Editor, Journal of the AIS
jais at comm.virginia.edu


Message: 3
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 15:18:32 +0300
From: Tuure Tuunanen <tuure at tuunanen.fi>
To: "aisworld at lists.aisnet.org lists.aisnet.org"
        <aisworld at lists.aisnet.org>,    iris at lists.aau.dk
Subject: [AISWorld] FINAL Call for Papers: HICSS52 Advances in Design
        Science Research Minitrack
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Advances in Design Science Research Minitrack (in
Organizational Systems and Technology Track)


This minitrack provides a venue for design science researchers (DSR) to
share their work and interact with likeminded scholars. DSR is a prominent
form of engaged scholarship, which combines inquiry with a potential for
action and intervention. DSR may be viewed as having three related
subfields, from which we welcome submissions that address:

* Science of design, which focuses on creating ?new-to-the-world?
artifacts. We try to provide an outlet for researchers doing novel artifact
driven research in information systems, but also in other fields such as
industrial engineering or service design.
* Design theory studies, which focus on the development of theories about
creating new or improved systems based on kernel or grand theories. The
design theory concept was first articulated two decades ago and continues
to be developed.
* Design Research, which focuses on the study of how designers actually
conduct design activities, e.g., science of design research. Papers in this
subfield could potentially come not only from IS, but also from
architecture and design studies.

This minitrack also welcomes submissions from the entire range of
alternatives that deal with the question of integrating inquiry with the
potential of creating and shaping alternative futures. Such work extends
the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by theorizing
and/or creating new and innovative artifacts. The building and application
of these designed artifacts produces knowledge and understanding of a
problem domain and its solutions, which is then potentially transferable to
other domains. In design science, the engagement is primarily focused on
the design and evaluation of an artifact; learning through building with
the aim to generate theoretical insights. This is often an iterative
research process and sometimes capitalizes on learning via both researcher
and subject expertise within the context of the participants? social
system. It can be a clinical method that puts IS researchers in an active
supporting role for advanced practice. To this end we
 also seek implementable and grounded action frames for engaging in such
generalizable inquiries.

Accordingly, the scope of this minitrack includes research contributions
that arise from all three subfields of DSR described above. This includes
engaged approaches, studies of the practical use of DSR approaches, the use
of such approaches to expand theory, and conceptual foundations that
significantly and cogently expand our understanding of the epistemology and
methodology of such approaches and their philosophical underpinnings. These

* Developing design artifacts and design theories
* Evaluating and testing design artifacts and design theories
* Different approaches to the design of artifacts and design theorizing
* Design as a creative act in development for systems etc.
* Advancing theory and practice in designing for systems etc.
* Design experiences in organizational systems and technology etc.

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Tuure Tuunanen (Primary Contact)
University of Jyv?skyl?
tuure at tuunanen.fi

Richard Baskerville
Georgia State University and Curtin University
baskerville at gsu.edu

Matti Rossi
Aalto University
matti.rossi at aalto.fi

Important Dates:

June 15  : Paper submission deadline
August 17 : Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for
October 1: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for
the conference


Message: 4
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 15:19:37 +0300
From: Tuure Tuunanen <tuure at tuunanen.fi>
To: "aisworld at lists.aisnet.org lists.aisnet.org"
        <aisworld at lists.aisnet.org>,    iris at lists.aau.dk
Subject: [AISWorld] FINAL Call for Papers: HICSS52 Digital Services
        and Digitalisation of Services Minitrack
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CALL FOR PAPERS: HICSS52 Digital Services and Digitalisation of Services
Minitrack (in Decision Analytics, Mobile Services, and Service Science


The purpose of the minitrack is to attract research on the innovation,
design, development, management, and use of digital services and the
digitalization of services. The key drivers in this area of research are
the multiplying technological opportunities for digital services, such as
ubiquitous connectivity, wearable devices, cyber-physical systems, Internet
of Things (IoT), natural language assistants, virtual/augmented reality,
cognitive computing, and so on. The minitrack provides a discussion forum
for researchers interested theoretical and practical problems related to
such services.

The shift of consumer and enterprise personnel from users to co-creators
and co-destructors of value, calls for a significant re-appraisal of our
current design and development approaches. Relevant topics for this
minitrack include, but are not limited to:

1. Digital and ICT enabled services, industrial services, mobile services,
and consumer information services and systems

Discovery, fuzzy-front end, and innovation processes
Service design, and development processes and methodologies
Analytics supported service design and development
Design and evaluation of novel digital services
New technology enabled services, e.g. services using blockchain, natural
language assistants, robotics, smart television, smart watches, wearables,
or other technologies
Service ecosystems, platforms and novel architecture
Consumer and enterprise user aspects
Service ecosystems and effective patterns of actor engagement in digital
Social networking
Temporo-spatial relevance of service, location and/or sensor aware services
Hedonic ICT enabled services
Socio-psychological aspects of ICT enabled service use
Understanding social and cultural contexts
Consumerization of enterprise services

2. Cyber-Physical and IoT enabled services

Cyber-Physical and IoT enabled services from different disciplinary
perspectives, such as, information systems, operations research, software
engineering, service science, and service research
Service innovation based on Cyber-Physical and IoT enabled services
Cyber-Physical and IoT service ecosystems, platforms and novel architecture
Theoretical aspects of Cyber-Physical and IoT enabled services research
Cyber-Physical and IoT enabled services as artifacts
Use and adoption of Cyber-Physical and IoT enabled services

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Tuure Tuunanen (Primary Contact)
University of Jyv?skyl?, Finland
tuure at tuunanen.fi

Tilo B?hmann
University of Hamburg, Germany
tilo.boehmann at uni-hamburg.de

Ola Henfridsson
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Ola.Henfridsson at wbs.ac.uk

Important Dates:

June 15  : Paper submission deadline
August 17 : Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for
October 1: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for
the conference


Message: 5
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 10:09:15 -0300
From: Michele Nogueira <michele.nogueira at ufpr.br>
To: aisworld at lists.aisnet.org, iris at lists.aau.dk
Subject: [AISWorld] Fwd: [CFP] Latin-American Symposium on Dependable
        Computing (LADC), Foz do Igua?u (Iguassu), Brazil
        <CAONBwQ0vZt3KAHKE8j6KY9kCOzD1LGC+Gwt_1SoEL5VNbfXyYg at mail.gmail.com>
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The 8th Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing
Foz do Igua?u (Iguassu), Brazil
October 08-10, 2018

Co-sponsored: Brazilian Computer Society (BCS) and IEEE Computer Society


Regular Papers and Practical Experience Reports:

Abstract submission: June 1st, 2018
Full paper submission: June 8th, 2018
Author notification: August 10th, 2018
Camera Ready: September 1st, 2018

Keynote Speakers confirmed:

Prof. Kishor Trivedi (Duke University, USA)
Prof. Raimundo Macedo (UFBA, Brazil)

LADC is the major Latin-American event oriented to disseminate computer
system dependability research advances. The LADC 2018 program will present
technical sessions, workshops, tutorials, fast abstracts, keynote talks
from international experts in the area and an industrial track. The
symposium scope includes software and system dependability research works
and technological challenges.

LADC looks for works exploring new territory, continuing a significant
research, or reflecting on practical experience. The main track at LADC
2018 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers in three
categories: (1) full research (regular) papers, (2) practical experience
reports, and (3) short papers. Full research manuscripts should explore
technology problem and propose a complete solution with results. Practical
experience reports are expected to provide an in-depth exposition of
practitioner experience and empirical studies. Short papers should present
preliminary research work (position papers), or a prototype/tool
description, outlining the architecture, implementation and usage of
substantive operational systems or tools for the research and practice of
dependable and secure systems. Papers will be assessed with criteria
appropriate to each category.

All aspects of dependable and secure computer systems and systems of
systems are within the scope of LADC, including fault tolerant
architectures, protocols and algorithms, models for performance,
dependability and security evaluation, as well as, experimentation and
assessment of dependable and secure systems. Authors are invited to submit
original papers on all aspects of research and practice on creating,
validating, deploying, and maintaining dependable and secure systems.

Major topics include, but are not limited to:
Frameworks and software architectures for dependability, runtime
monitoring, adaptation, model-driven engineering for the design of
dependable and secure systems, testing, verification & validation, software
Dependability and security of cyber-physical systems and systems of
systems, communication networks and protocols, data storage and databases.
Dependability and human issues, human-computer interaction, management of
complex systems.
Security foundations, policies, protocols, access control, intrusion
detection, intrusion tolerance.
Safety-critical systems and applications, incidents & accidents, risk
perception, analysis and management.
Dependability and security modeling, measurement and benchmarking.
Maintenance, tuning of performance and availability, security configuration.

Publication, Special Issue and Paper Award
In its 8th Edition, the LADC proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer
Society Conference Publishing Service and made available on the IEEE Xplore
digital library. Also, an extended version of selected papers will be
published in a special issue of "The Journal of Brazilian Computer
Society". A Best Paper Award is also a tradition in LADC and will be
selected among the submitted works.

Submission guidelines
Papers must be written in English. Research Papers, Practical Experience
Reports, and Short Papers should be respectively no longer than 10 pages, 6
pages and 4 pages, following the IEEE two-column format for conference
proceedings. The category of the paper should be clearly marked in the
first page. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and
then submit their manuscripts in PDF format at the JEMS webpage.

Call for Workshops Proposal
LADC 2018 is inviting proposals for one-day or half-day workshops in topics
related to dependability, with a particular interest in emerging areas.

Workshop proposals should include the following information:

The title of the workshop
*A technical description of the workshop theme and goals, and its relevance
*A short description of previous editions of the workshop, if any
*The names, affiliation, and email addresses of the organizing committee

Accepted workshops will organize their own publicity, submissions and
peer-review procedures. They should provide their own web page, which will
be linked from the LADC 2018 web site.

Important Dates
Proposal submission: May 04, 2018
Acceptance notification: May 11, 2018
Call for papers available: June 18, 2018
Workshops date: One/half day in October 8-10, 2018


LADC'2018 will take place just after SRDS'2018 - The 37th Symposium on
Reliable Distributed Systems, which will also be held in Brazil (Salvador,
Bahia) from October 2 to 5, 2018.


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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:26:02 -0400
From: "Vladimir Zwass" <zwass at fdu.edu>
To: <aisworld at lists.aisnet.org>
Subject: [AISWorld] Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)
        35(2) 2018
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Journal of Management Information Systems 35(2) 2018

Editorial Introduction

Vladimir Zwass

Special Issue: Strategic Value of Big Data and Business Analytics

Roger HL Chiang, Varun Grover,  Ting-Peng Liang,  and Dongsong Zhang

Creating Strategic Business Value from Big Data Analytics: A Research

Varun Grover,  Roger HL Chiang,  Ting-Peng Liang, and  Dongsong Zhang

How Big Data Analytics Enables Service Innovation: Materiality, Affordance,
and the Individualization of Service

Christiane Lehrer, Alexander Wieneke, Jan vom Brocke, Reinhard Jung, and
Stefan Seidel

Leveraging Financial Social Media Data for Corporate Fraud Detection

Wei Dong,  Shaoyi Liao,  and Zhongju Zhang

The Effect of Big Data and Analytics on Firm Performance: An Econometric
Analysis Considering Industry Characteristics

Oliver M?ller,  Maria Fay, and Jan vom Brocke

Measuring Customer Agility from Online Reviews Using Big Data Text Analytics

Shihao Zhou,  Zhilei Qiao, Qianzhou Du,  G. Alan Wang, Weiguo Fan, and
Xiangbin Yan

Advanced Customer Analytics: Strategic Value Through Integration of
Relationship-Oriented Big Data

Brent Kitchens, David Dobolyi,  Jingjing Li,  and Ahmed Abbasi

Content Sampling, Household Informedness, and the Consumption of Digital
Information Goods

Ai-Phuong Hoang and  Robert J. Kauffman

The Rise of the Promoters: User Classes and Contribution Patterns in
Enterprise Social Media

Burcu Bulgurcu, Wietske Van Osch, and Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane

Strategic Visibility in Enterprise Social Media: Implications for Network
Formation and Boundary Spanning

Wietske Van Osch and Charles W. Steinfield

The Role of Corporate Reputation and Crisis Response Strategies in Data
Breach Management

Kholekile L. Gwebu,  Jing Wang, and Li Wang


Message: 7
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 23:06:04 +0200
From: PN 2018 <pn2018 at interes.institute>
To: pn2018 at interes.institute
Subject: [AISWorld] PN & ACSD 2018 - 2nd Call for Participation
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It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to register for the Petri
Nets and ACSD conference.


discounted prices UNTIL JUNE 7.

PRICING PACKAGES and registration FEES are available at
https://interes.institute/registration/ [1] along with registration
process instructions and instructional video. Registration
web-application can be found at https://pn2018.netgrif.com/ [2]. We
kindly ask you to register using Chrome browser and please check your
spam folder for emails from registration process.


Conference programme starts on SUNDAY with PN COURSE organised by Jetty
Kleijn and J?rg Desel. This course will offer a thorough introduction to
Petri Nets.

PN Course will continue on MONDAY along with three workshops. ATAED [3]
workshop will offer talks on process mining, region theory and other
synthesis techniques. The use of Petri nets in the formal process of
software engineering, covering modeling, validation, and verification,
will be presented at the PNSE [4] workshop. Both workshops will share an
show how to use Process Driven Application Development in practice. We
will demonstrate the principle Specification = Model = Application by
creating a process model, simulate process behavior and finally add
data, roles and actions.

Two advanced tutorials will take place on TUESDAY. A TOUR IN PROCESS
van der Aalst, Josep Carmona and Thomas Chatain. The tutorial will
provide an introductory tour to the field, necessary background and
practice. Karsten Wolf will lead the  MODEL CHECKING FOR PETRI NETS:
FROM ALGORITHMS TO TECHNOLOGY [6] tutorial. The tutorial spans the whole
spectrum from basic algorithms to state-of-the-art technology. PNSE
workshop will continue, starting with MANUEL WIMMER'S invited talk. PDAD
will also continue with practice sessions.

Opening session of PN AND ACSD conferences will take place on WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY will start with an invited talk SELF-ADAPTIVE MODEL CHECKING,
DINNER ON A CRUISE SHIP will take place in the evening. The cruise
begins with the views of the historical part of Bratislava and its
waterfront and the Bratislava Castle, continues along the New Bridge and
the Lafranconi Bridge towards DEV?N CASTLE, a national cultural
monument. It was built on the site of a Roman building and a Great
Moravian castle. The castle in 1809 threw Napoleonic troops into the
air. At present there is an archaeological museum on the castle. You can
learn many interesting facts from our local guide.

MATTHIAS F?GGER will start the FRIDAY sessions with his talk CHALLENGES


        * ORNA GRUMBER - Semantic Difference for Program Versions
        * FABRICE KORDON - Self-Adaptive Model Checking, the next step?
        * MATTHIAS F?GGER - Challenges of circuit design: Circuits as robust
distributed algorithms
        * STEFANIE RINDERLE-MA - Challenges in Business Process
Compliance, Collaboration, and Change


The conference features following workshops and tutorials:

        * Petri nets and Software Engineering [7]
        * Algorithms & Theories for the Analysis of Event Data [3]
        * Model Checking Contest [8]
        * Petri Net Course [9]
        * Process Mining Tutorial [5]
        * Tutorial on Verification [6]


For general questions about the conference please contact us at
pn2018 at interes.institute

[1] https://interes.institute/registration/
[2] https://pn2018.netgrif.com/
[3] http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/ataed2018/
[4] http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/TGI/events/pnse18/
[5] https://interes.institute/process-mining-tutorial/
[6] https://interes.institute/tutorial-on-verification/
[7] http://www.pnse.de/
[8] https://mcc.lip6.fr/
[9] https://interes.institute/petri-net-course/


Message: 8
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 10:51:01 +0200
From: Nikolas Herbst <nikolas.herbst at uni-wuerzburg.de>
To: Nikolas Herbst <nikolas.herbst at uni-wuerzburg.de>
Subject: [AISWorld] [CfP] The 1st Joint International Workshop on
        Models at run.time and Self-aware Computing Systems (MRT-SeAC) In
        conjunction ICAC & SASO 2018, Trento, Italy
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Please excuse if you receive multiple copies of this CfP.


The 1st Joint International Workshop on
Models at run.time and
Self-aware Computing Systems (MRT-SeAC)
In conjunction with the Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (ICAC
& SASO) 2018, Trento, Italy

http://seac.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/ or



-       Abstract registration: June 18, 2018
-       Paper submission: June 25, 2018
-       Notification: July 9, 2018
-       Camera-ready submission: July 15, 2018
        All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anytime on Earth)


Self-aware computing systems are understood in a broad sense seeking
to integrate the different ways in which this term is used
in the interdisciplinary research landscape. More specifically,
self-aware computing systems are understood as having two main properties.
They learn models, capturing knowledge about themselves and their
(such as their structure, design, state, possible actions, and runtime
on an ongoing basis; and reason using the models (to predict, analyze,
consider, or plan), which enables them to act based on their knowledge
and reasoning (for example, to explore, explain, report, suggest,
or impact their environment) and do so in accordance with high-level goals,
which can change.

In order to most effectively use such models at runtime,
self-aware computing systems need increasingly powerful ways
of observing their operational environment and their own performance
and behavior and then building and refining their own models accordingly.
An inherent principle of self-aware computing systems is having diverse
feedback loops, which build a causal connection between
the computing system and a reflective layer.
The computing system is continuously observed and, based on this,
the system is able to update and modify its models to reason about
its goals, context, operational environment and its own resources,
decisions and actions.

To effectively and efficiently realize these feedback loops, models and
especially modifiable and updatable models at runtime are essential.
The models at run.time paradigm proposes to use runtime models as abstractions
of the computing system for the purpose of more efficient reasoning
upon both its runtime observations and learned knowledge.
Hence, models at run.time is especially looking for more innovative
approaches to the causal connection between the system and the
runtime model, with particular focus on a transaction concept for
this causal connection for such issues as timing, roll-back ability
and data-consistency.

The goal of this joint workshop is to provide a bridging podium
for researchers working in the area of self-awareness, self-modelling,
autonomous and organic computing, as well as self-adaptive and
self-organizing systems with a focus on runtime representations
that can be used by the system to reason about its goals, context,
operational environment and its own resources, decisions and actions.


We are particularly interested in work covering
the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

- fundamental science and theory of self-aware computing systems
- languages and formalisms for runtime representations
- approaches realizing the causal connection between the computing system
and its
  reflective layer as well as a general discourse on the characteristics
  of runtime representations and causal connections
- levels and aspects of self-aware computing systems
- architectures for individual and collective systems
- interdisciplinary approaches, as for example the mutual influence (or
  of socio-technical systems
- How runtime models can address basic principles of areas such as game
- Distributed models at run.time, i.e., having multiple, interacting systems,
  each having its own runtime model and in general, issues of models at
  in large scale systems with incomplete, partial models
- Impacts of uncertainty
- Approaches to real-time model-building, refinement
- Relevant lessons learned from bio-inspired, socially-inspired,
unconventional systems
- For those papers focusing on executable models at runtime,
  we encourage the investigation of how the feedback from the systems are
  in the executable models (so that they have causal (bi-)connections with
the systems)
- Methods and algorithms for model learning (self-modeling) and reasoning
- Self-adaptation in individual and collective systems
- Synthesis and verification metrics and benchmarks
- Transition strategies for increasing self-awareness in existing systems
- Open challenges and future research directions
- Applications and case studies involving runtime representations:
  cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, data centers, dependable
  industrial internet / industry 4.0, internet of things, mobile computing,
  service-oriented systems, smart buildings, smart city, smart grid /
energy management,
  smart factory, traffic management, autonomous robotics, and space


The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and
related to this maturing field.
You are invited to apply for attendance by sending:

- a full paper (6 pages) on original research, lessons learned from
  an approach or experiences on transferring a research prototype into
- a position paper (4 pages) covering a well-argued vision or position,
- a demo paper (2 pages) covering a research prototype to be presented at
the workshop or
- an abstract of already published work to be presented at the workshop

All papers must conform to the double-column IEEE formatting guidelines
At least three PC members will review each submission.
The authors will be notified about acceptance before the ICAC 2018 early
registration deadline.
Abstracts of already published work will, of course, not be published again.

All workshop papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.

You can submit your papers via EasyChair here


Sebastian G?tz (main contact MRT), Technische Universit?t Dresden, Germany
Nikolas Herbst (main contact SeAC), Universit?t W?rzburg, Germany
Nelly Bencomo, Aston Universiy, UK
Kirstie L. Bellman, Topcy House Consulting, US
Peter Lewis, Aston University, UK
Javier Camara Moreno, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US


Niklas Karlsson, AOL
Lukas Esterle, Aston University, UK
Marco Autili, Universit? dell'Aquila, Italy
Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille, France
Ta?id Holmes, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London, UK
Christopher Landauer, Topcy House Consulting, US
Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH, Germany
Matthias Tichy, Ulm University, Germany
Thomas Vogel, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Betty Cheng, Michigan State University, US
Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany


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Subject: [AISWorld] [CFP] NLIWOD-4 and QALD-9 @ ISWC 2018 -? Extented
        Deadline - Call for Articles and Challenge Submissions
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The 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Interfaces for Web of
Data (NLIWoD) &  9th Question Answering over Linked Data challenge


The primary goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on the use
of natural-language interfaces (NLI) for answering questions especially
over the Web of Data.  In addition, NLIWoD  provides a venue for the
popular Question Answering over Linked Data challenge, which is now in its
9th instalment (QALD-9).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* NEW focus! Dialogue systems
* NEW focus! Personal assistants
* NEW focus! Chatbots (over Linked Data)
* Question answering over Linked Data
* Deep Learning for Natural Language Interaction
* Self-wiring systems natural language systems
* Benchmarking natural language interfaces
* Term matching and entity disambiguation
* Browsing Linked Data
* Indexing for question answering
* SPARQL query pattern generation
* Schema-agnostic query generation
* Discovery of Linked Data sources
* Endpoint profiling
* Dealing with data and schema heterogeneity
* Providing justifications of answers and conveying trust
* Knowledge base design for question answering
* Language resources and NLP software for question answering
* Reasoning for question answering
* Natural language querying of RDF exposed as Linked Data
* Natural language querying of Web services
* User feedback and interaction

Important dates
* Workshop papers due: June 15, 2018 (EXTENTED)
* Notification of accepted workshop papers: June 27, 2018
* Materials for the USB sticks: July 31, 2018
* Publication of workshop proceedings: August 15, 2018
* Workshops held: October 8-9, 2018

## Submission Instructions
NLIWoD solicits the submission of original research articles in two types:
* Full articles submissions (up to 16 pages) must describe substantial and
original work.
* Short articles submissions (up to 8 pages) must describe an original work
which may present
    + A small, focused contribution,
    + A work in progress, or
    + An interesting application case.
* Demos and posters presentations (up to 4 pages)
* All submissions must be in English and in formatted the style of the
Springer * Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions.
* All articles are to be submitted via EasyChair
* All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee of the
* Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

We encourage HTML submissions but are currently bound to the ISWC
proceedings decision, which is still open and thus demands a PDF of your
HTML page as well which needs to be formatted according to LNCS. For useful
information about HTML submissions, please see

# Challenge
In addition to participating with innovative research, participants are
cordially invited to participate with Question Answering systems. NLIWoD
incorporates the 9th Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD) where users
can display the capabilities of their systems using the provided online
benchmarking platform GERBIL QA support by the H2020 project HOBBIT.

## Important Dates
- Training data available April 31st, 2018
- Integration of training data to the GERBIL QA platform by May 1st, 2018
- System submission due: September 1st, 2018
- System integration with GERBIL QA done: September 15th, 2018
- Publication of test data: October 8th, 2018
- Results on test data:October 9th, 2018

## Registration
Please follow this link:

## System integration into the platform
To integrate your system with our benchmarking platform please follow our
GERBIL QA instructions:

We also provide you with a Java-based template for the webservice
integration with GERBIL QA:

We will use the QALD Macro F-measure as comparison criteria on the test
Note, we will test your system in English plus other available languages.

## FAQ
1. Do I need to submit a paper?
 => Challenge participants do not have to submit a paper but are free to
choose to submit a workshop paper to NLIWoD to present their QALD Challenge
entry. (Must be submitted within the workshop deadlines)
2. Do I need to be registered for ISWC?
=> Yes.
3. Where can I find more information about the last series?
=> Information about the last QALD challenge can be found at the HOBBIT

# Organizers
- Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, KR)
- Jin-Dong Kim (Database Center for Life Science, ROIS, JP)
- Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo (Paderborn University, DE)
- Ricardo Usbeck  (Paderborn University, DE)

# Contact Information
In case of questions, please contact NLIWoD4 at easychair.org

Holistic Benchmarking of Big Linked Data - HOBBIT EU Project

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