CoopIS 2016

CoopIS 2016: 24th International Conference on


26-28 October 2016, Rhodes, Greece


Acceptance rate of CoopIS in recent years was approx. 20%
Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


A selection of papers accepted for and presented at CoopIS 2016 will be invited for a special issue in the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS), by World Scientific Publishing.




Chaired by:


  eva Kühn

  TU Wien


  Frank Leymann
  University of Stuttgart


  Willem-Jan van den Heuvel

  Tilburg University




Business Program Chair:


Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine




Call for Papers


Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) facilitate the cooperation between individuals, organizations, smart devices, and systems of systems, which provide flexible, scalable and intelligent services to enterprises, public institutions and user communities. As a result, people and smart devices can interact, share information and work together across physical barriers typically exploiting cloud-based environments. The Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) paradigm integrates the research results from many related computing areas, such as: distributed systems, coordination technologies, process management, knowledge management, collective decision making, and systems integration technologies, while the core are the organizational and business models that help selecting, shaping and managing at the technological solutions.


In recent years, several innovative technologies have emerged: Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Computing, Internet of Things, Linked Open Data, mash-ups, Semantic Systems, Collective Awareness Platforms, Processes as a Service, etc. New technologies have fuelled the need for new forms of large-scale social computing, an even tighter integration of data and knowledge with large-scale collaboration platforms, by crowd-sourcing and community-centric cooperation. The notion of business processes and workflows has evolved from prescriptive approaches to agile, adaptive and goal-driven solutions. Emerging collaboration platforms are introducing flexibility, transparency, dynamic re-planning as key features, supported by new ways of monitoring and managing KPIs, analyzing environmental information, e.g., adopting complex event processing techniques. Building next generation CISs requires technical breakthroughs in terms of dynamic, reliable and secure collaborative information technologies to overcome the tough challenges that traditional approaches fail to face. Several challenges are put in front of us, from the revival of the socio-economic system to reforms of citizens’ engagement in the public institutions, from participatory Open Innovation in modern enterprises to social cohesion and democratic models in a renovated public administration. All such challenges require a deep rethinking of CIS that provide the fundamental technological backbone for addressing specific application domains, such as e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Health, and e-Sciences.


The CoopIS conference series have established themselves as major international forums for exchanging ideas and results from scientific research and practical experiences in the fields mentioned above.


As in previous years, CoopIS'16 will be part of a joint event with other conferences, in the context of the OTM Federated Conferences ("OnTheMove"), covering different aspects of distributed information systems.





Topics that are addressed by CoopIS'16 are logically grouped in four broad thematic areas, and include but are not limited to:

  • Applications from emerging areas of CIS
  • Methods and principles for the engineering of CIS
  • Architectures and Middleware for CIS
  • User-centric cooperation methods, tools, and platforms


Applications from emerging areas of CIS

  • Internet of things
  • Cyber physical systems and Industry 4.0
  • Cloud computing
  • Smart systems (city, home, grid etc.)
  • Digital humanities and e-Sciences
  • Big data
  • E-Learning platforms
  • Intelligent traffic systems
  • Mobile collaboration platforms and services
  • E-Business, e-Commerce and e-Government
  • Medical and biological information systems


Methods and principles for the engineering of CIS

  • New approaches in process modelling, analysis and design
  • Business process intelligence & discovery
  • Distributed & cross-organizational process coordination
  • Management of data- and knowledge-intensive processes
  • Coordination of interactions among processes
  • New programming paradigms
  • Flexible distributed transaction models
  • Interoperability and integration of heterogeneous, autonomous systems
  • Evolution and re-engineering techniques for CIS
  • Adaptive systems
  • Self-organized systems


Architectures and Middleware for CIS

  • Event-driven architectures
  • Coordination systems, models and languages
  • Semantic information systems engineering
  • Model-driven architectures
  • Innovative middleware approaches
  • Security and privacy in CIS
  • Benchmarking and evaluation (performance, scalability, usability etc.)
  • Multi-agent systems and architectures for CIS
  • Quality of service in CIS architectures
  • Ontologies for CIS
  • Peer-to-peer technologies


User-centric cooperation methods, tools, and platforms

  • Collective awareness platforms for social and business innovation (CAPS)
  • Collaborative systems design and engineering
  • Frameworks and Methodologies for large scale collaboration
  • Situation-aware processes
  • Distributed process compliance, governance, and risk management
  • Social network platforms and models for large-scale collaboration
  • Collaborative open innovation management
  • Key performance indicators (KPI) and monitoring in CIS
  • Integrated product and process lifecycle management
  • Process support in smart and ubiquitous environments
  • Cooperation, communication, negotiation protocols


Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: May 11, 2012May 18, 2012

    Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: July 12, 2016 (recommended)
    Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 18, 2016
    Acceptance Notification:  Aug 25, 2016 August 28, 2016
    Camera Ready Due:  Sept 05, 2016
    Author Registration Due:  Sept 03, 2016





Papers submitted to CoopIS'16 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practise reports. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format.

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:

A selection of papers accepted for and presented at CoopIS 2016 will be invited for a special issue in the
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS), by World Scientific Publishing.

Paper submission site:

Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.



Program Committee 2016


Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marco Aiello, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier, France
Frédérick Benaben, Industrial Engineering Center, France
Djamal Benslimane, Université Lyon 1, France
Gash Bhullar, Technology Application Network Limited (TANet) / Control 2K Limited
Nacer Boudjlida, LORIA, France
Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT, Australia
Ivona Brandic, TU Wien, Austria
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, UNINOVA, Portugal
Carlos Cetina, Universidad San Jorge, Spain
Martine Collard, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, France
Carlo Combi, Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Stephen Cranefield, University of Otago, New Zealand
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Antonio De Nicola, ENEA, Italy
Claudia Diamantini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
George Feuerlicht, UTS, Australia
Daniel Florian, Politecnico Milano, Italy
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Martin Gaedke, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Jose Luis Garrido, University of Granada, Spain
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Wided Guédria, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Frank-Walter Jäkel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, London, UK
Dimka Karastoyanova, Uiversity of Stuttgart, Germany
Stephan Kassel, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany
Rania Khalaf, IBM, USA
Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, Germany
Benjamin Knoke, BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH, Germany
Julius Köpke, Alpen Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
Winfried Lammersdorf, University of Hamburg, Germany
Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Tiziana Margaria, University Of Limerick - Lero, The Irish Software Research Center
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Heinrich Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
John Miller, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Michele Missikoff, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica CNR, Rome, Italy
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Arturo Molina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Yannick Naudet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1, France
Andreas Oberweis, KIT, Germany
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Gerald Oster, Université de Lorraine, France
Oscar Pastor, DSIC, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Italy
Vicente Pelechano, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
David Carlos Romero Díaz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University  of  Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Antonio Ruiz Cortés, Sevilla University, Spain
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Ralf Schenkel, University of Passau, Germany
Werner Schmidt, THI Business School, Germany
Kerstin Schneider, HS Harz, Germany
Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Christian Stary, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Jianwen Su, University of California, USA
Xiaoping Sun, Chinese Acadamy of Sciences, China
Francesco Taglino, National Research Council - Institute for Systems Analisys and Informatics (CNR-IASI), Italy
François B. Vernadat, European Court Of Auditors, Luxembourg
Maria Esther Vidal, University of Maryland, USA
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Georg Weichhart, Profaktor Linz, Austria
Lijie Wen, Tsinghua University, China
Mathias Weske, HPI, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Martin Zelm, CIMOSA, Germany
Min Zhou, Tsinghua University, China









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