CoopIS 2017: 25th International Conference on


25-27 October 2017, 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 2017 will be invited for a special issue in the Elsevier journal Future Generation Computer Systems (Impact Factor: 2.430)



Chaired by:


mike  Mike Papazoglou


  European Research

  Institute in Service

  Science (ERISS),


walid gaaloul  Walid Gaaloul

  TELECOM SudParis,


Leon icon  Liang Zhang


  Fudan University,




Publicity Chair:


Zhangbing Zhou Resize  Zhangbing Zhou


  University of  

  Geosciences, Beijing,







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'17 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'17 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: July 25, 2017
Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2017
Acceptance Notification:  Aug 25, 2017
Camera Ready Due:  Aug 30, 2017
Author Registration Due:  Aug 30, 2017





Papers submitted to CoopIS'17 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 2017 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 2017 (to be extended)


Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Akhil Kumar, Penn State University, USA
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Aly Megahed, IBM, USA
Amal Elgammal, Univ. of Cairo, Egypt
Amel Bouzeghoub, TSP, France
Amel Mammar, TSP, France
Andreas Andreou, Technical Unioversity of Cyprus, Cyprus
Andreas Oberweis, KIT, Germany
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Antonio Ruiz Cortés, Sevilla University, Spain
Arturo Molina, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Athman Bouguettaya, Sydney Univesrity, Australia
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Beatrice Finance, Univ. of Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Bruno defude, TSP, France
Carlo Combi, Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Italy
Chengzheng Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chihab Hanachi, IRIT, France
Chirine GHEDIRA, Université  Lyon 3, France
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Claude Godart,  University of Lorraine, France
Claudia Diamantini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Daniel Florian, Politecnico Milano, Italy
Daniela Grigori, Université Paris Dauphine, France
David Carlos Romero Díaz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Djamal Benslimane, Université Lyon 1, France
Djamel Belaid, TSP, France
Elisabettta di Nitto, Pilitecnioco di Milano
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, London, UK
Ernesto Exposito, UNIV PAU & PAYS ADOUR, LIUPPA, France
eva Kühn, TU Wien, Austria
Faiez Gargouri, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Farouk Toumani, Blaise Pascale University, France
Francois Charoy, University of Lorraine, France
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Frank-Walter Jäkel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Georg Weichhart, University Linz, Austria
George Samaras, University of Cyprus
Gerald Oster, Université de Lorraine, France
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA
Heinrich Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Imen GRIDA BEN YAHIA, Orange, France
Ivona Brandic, TU Wien, Austria
Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, France
Jian Yang, Macquarie University,. Australia
Jiang CAO, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Jianwen Su, University of California, USA
John Miller, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Jörg Niemöller, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Jose Luis Garrido, University of Granada, Spain
José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Joyce El Haddad, LAMSADE, France
Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Spain
Juan Manuel Vara Mesa Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Julius Köpke, Alpen Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Kais Klai, University Of Paris 13, France
Karim Baina, ENSIAS , Morrocco
Khalid Belhajjame, Lamsade France
Khalil DRIRA, LAAAS, Toulouse, France
Kostas Magoutis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Layth Sliman, Efrei, France
Leandro Krug Wives, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Liang Zhang, Fudan University,China
Lijie Wen, Tsinghua University, China
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Lucinéia Heloisa Thom, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Mahmoud Barhamgi, Université Lyon 1, France
Manfred Jeusfeld, University of Skövde, Sweden
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Marcelo Fantinato, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Marco Aiello, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marouane Kessentini, University of Michigan–Dearborn, USA
Martin Gaedke, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Martine Collard, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, France
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Matthias Klusch, DFKI GmbH, Germany
Maurizio Lenzerini, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Mehdi Ahmed-Nacer, USTHB, Algeria
Michael Mrissa, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University  of  Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Michele Missikoff, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica CNR, Rome, Italy
Mohamed Graiet, ISIMM, Tunisia
Mohamed Jmaiel, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Mohamed Sellami, ISEP, France
Mohammed OUZZIF, Université Hassan II, Morrocco
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Mourad Kmimech, ISIMM, Tunisia
Nizar Messai, Université Francois Rabelais, France
Nour Assy, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Oktay Turetken, Technical University of Eindhioven, Netherlands
Olivier Perrin, University of Lorraine, France
Oscar Pastor, DSIC, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Pablo Villarreal, National Technological University, Santa Fe Faculty, Argentina
Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Philippe  Merle, INRIA, France
Richard Chbeir,  UNIV PAU & PAYS ADOUR,  France
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Salima Benbernou, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Sami Bhiri, ISIMM, Tunisia
Sami YANGUI, University of concordia, Canada
Samir Tata, IBM, USA
Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1, France
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Sherif Sakr, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sonia Bergamaschi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sotiris Koussouris , National Technical  Univesity of Athens, Greece
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Tiziana Catarci, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Vassilios Andrikopoulos, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
W.M.P. van der  Aalst,  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Yehia Taher, Univ. of Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Youcef Baghdadi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed Univ., Dubai, UAE
Zhangbing Zhou, University of Geosciences, China
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier, France