Appel: ACM MEDES'11

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Mar 30 20:15:11 UTC 2011

Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:14:45 +0200
From: "Richard Chbeir" <Richard.chbeir at>
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The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems
                             (MEDES 2011)
            In cooperation with ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
                         November 21-24, 2011
                    San Francisco, California, USA

Description and Objectives

In the world of the Internet, the rapid growth and exponential use of
digital medias leads to the emergence of virtual environments namely
digital ecosystems composed of multiple and independent entities such
as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications
sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and
inter-relationships among them. The digital ecosystem exhibits
self-organizing environments, thanks to the re-combination and
evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by
each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying
resources mainly comprehend data management, innovative services,
computational intelligence and self-organizing platforms. Due to the
multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems and their
characteristics, they are highly complex to study and design. This
also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will
empower digital ecosystems to be innovative and value-creating. The
application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable
the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately
interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business
practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through
novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as data
management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer
interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing
systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage
their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital
EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse
community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested
in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource
management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and
technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. The conference
seeks related original research papers, industrial papers and
proposals for demonstrations.

In this call, we solicit original research and technical papers not published elsewhere.
The papers can be theoretical, practical and application oriented on the following themes (but not limited to):

- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
- Web Technologies
- Service systems and Engineering
- Emergent Intelligence
- Data & Knowledge Management Systems
- Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Ontology Management
- Social Networks
- Game Theory
- Networks and Protocols
- Green computing
- Security & Privacy
- Standardization and Extensible Languages
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Business Intelligence
- E-Services , E-Learning, E-Humanities and E-Government
- B2B, B2C, B2A, E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Marketing and E-Procurement
- Digital Library
- Open Source

Paper Submission
Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be
uploaded using the conference website.  The submitted paper should be
at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply
with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed
by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date,
authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and
their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify
authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include:
relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and
quality of presentation.
Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or
challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital
Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to
present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the
ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates
- Submission Date: June 20th, 2011

- Preliminary Notification of Acceptance: September, 5th 2011
- Rebuttal Date: September 15th, 2011

- Final Notification of Acceptance: September, 20th 2011
- Camera Ready: September 30th, 2011
- Conference Dates: November 21-24, 2011

Special issues and Journal Publication
Extended versions of the selected papers will be published in one of
the following reviewed journals.

- International Journal on Subject-Centric Computing (IJSCC)
- International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence
- International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM)

General Chair
William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Xiaohua Tony Hu, Drexel University, USA

Program Chair
Youakim Badr, INSA de Lyon, France

International Advisory Board Members
Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Philippe De Wilde, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Yasuo Matsuyama, Waseda University, Japan
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Steering Committee Members
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand
Dominique Laurent, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, UK

Keynote Speakers
Paul Hofmann, VP Office of the Chief Scientist at SAP Labs, USA
Ruoyi Zhou, Senior Manager at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

International Program Committee:
(Please check the web site for the full list)

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