Deadlines Extended!


International IEEE Workshop on Coordination Models and Applications (CoMA):
Collaboration in the Cloud

At the 18th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE),

June 29 - July 1, 2009, Groningen (The Netherlands)


Coordination is significantly responsible for the effectiveness, performance and quality of complex systems and as a concept it is not restricted to computer-based systems. The concept is cross-sectional and a great impact may be reached in different application areas if effective methods and models can be designed, implemented, validated, and deployed. Coordination, moreover, is an essential prerequisite for collaborative and telecooperative applications, which are of prime interest to the WETICE series.
The CoMA workshop aims at the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination in general, and in this year examines their application to cloud computing environments in particular. The overall goal is to support collaborative activities of actors, agents and services in such environments as effectively, imperceptibly, and unobtrusively as possible. cloud computing is seen as one of the most promising infrastructural approaches towards so-called utility computing. The cloud is realized by a distributed system that consists of an a priori undefined number of inter-connected and virtualized computers that are dynamically gathered to represent a personalized and unified computing resource. In order to dynamically manage the distributed computers that provide the cloud, and the distributed data, software, service and computing devices, the use of data that is based on formal knowledge models - as being promoted by the Semantic Web initiative - becomes a crucial support for collaboration and the challenges associated with coordination in large scale systems. The use of such knowledge on  the cloud, and infrastructures that enable coordinative and collaborative tasks  are the focus of this workshop.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together scientists who are either conducting research in cloud computing and storage, coordination models and languages or semantic coordination systems, or in related fields such as distributed knowledge systems, large scale collaborative systems, CSCW, systems research, complexity management, or process management. Secondly, this workshop also welcomes contributions by researchers and practitioners who concentrate on concrete applications where combinations of coordination, cloud computing and semantic data are seen to be or have proven to be beneficiary; e.g. emergency management or health care systems.
In this end, the workshop aims at providing a discussion groud for recent achievements, visions and cutting-edge research in coordination, (large scale) cloud computing and knowledge management, with the clear vision of generating mutual benefits for all participants. To support this, opportunities for showcases, demonstrations, and in-depth discussions will be provided. Eventually, interdisciplinary and joint efforts shall be fostered and future cooperations on research activities shall be triggered.


All topics related to the interdisciplinary aspects of coordination are welcome as much as these are in some way relevant for or applicable to cloud computing environments. We particularly welcome submissions addressing coordination and collaboration between services and knowlege providers on the Internet. The following incomprehensive listing gives examples of such potential topics:
Coordination and contained topics are multidisciplinary and, hence, can be viewed as orthogonal to a multitude of utlity computing applications which shall be explored in this workshop too. Examples include but are not limited to:


Paper submission: March 6, 2009 (new)
Author notification:  March 27, 2009 (new)
Camera-ready submission: April 10th, 2009
Deadline for registration:
Workshops dates: June 29th, 30th, and July 1st, 2009


WETICE workshops accept papers of up to six pages in IEEE style. Paper can only be submitted electronically at


Elena Simperl
Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
ICT Technologiepark
Technikerstr. 21a,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 96884
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

Reto Krummenacher
Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
ICT Technologiepark
Technikerstr. 21a,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6452
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

Robert Tolksdorf
Dept. Computer Science, Free University Berlin
D-14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 75223
Fax: +49 30 838 75220


Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada
Carlos Pedrinaci, Open University, UK
Daniel Martin, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Federico Facca, STI Innsbruck, Austria
German Toro del Valle, TID, Spain
Giacomo Cabri, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ian Oliver, Nokia Research, Finland
Ilya Zaihrayeu, University of Trento, Italy
Lyndon J.B. Nixon, STI International, Austria
Manfred Bortenschlager, Salzburg Research, Austria
Massimiliano de Leoni, Sapienza University Rome, Italy
Miguel Branco, CERN, Switzerland
Wei Chen, Intelligent Automation, Inc., USA
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Schahram Dustdar, TU Vienna, Austria
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Paolo Ciancarini, University of Bologna, Italy
(to be extended)


Phone: +43 512 507 96884
Fax: +43 512 507 9872


The CoMa workshop is partially supported by the EU FP6 STREP TripCom ( and the EU FP7 IP SOA4All (