CoopIS 2018: 26th International Conference on


24-26 October 2018, Valletta, Malta


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



Chaired by:



Henderik A. Proper


Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Markus Stumptner

Markus Stumptner


University of South Australia, Australia


Samir Tata


IBM Reasearch, USA





Business Program Chair:


Hervé Panetto
University of Lorraine




Call for Papers


Cooperative Information Systems (CIS) facilitate the cooperation between individuals, organisations, smart devices, and systems of systems, by providing 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. The domain of CIS integrates research results from different related computing areas, such as: distributed systems, coordination technologies, collaborative decision making, enterprise architecture, business process management and conceptual modelling.

In recent years, several innovative technologies have emerged: Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Computing, the Internet of Things, Linked Open Data, Semantic Systems, Collective Awareness Platforms, Block Chain, Processes as a Service, etc, that enable the next generation of CISs.


In developing the next generation CISs, research is needed towards (1) the applicability and use of the above mentioned innovative technologies, (2) approaches to develop CISs in particular catering towards the multitude of stakeholders involved in the development of socio-cyber-physical systems, and (3) associated modelling techniques to express and analyse the different aspects of these systems in cohesion.


The CoopIS conference series has established itself as a major international forum for the exchange of ideas and results from scientific research and practical experiences in the fields mentioned above.


As in previous years, CoopIS'18 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'18 are logically grouped in five broad thematic areas, and include but are not limited to:

  • Applications from emerging areas of CIS
  • Development approaches and associated modelling languages for CIS engineering
  • Principles and reference architectures for CIS
  • Enabling technologies for CIS
  • Collaborative development methods, tools, and platforms


Applications from emerging areas of CIS, including:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Space mining
  • Digital sustainability
  • Smart systems (city, mobility, traffic, home, grid etc)
  • Digital humanities and e-Sciences
  • E-Business, e-Commerce, e-Learning and e-Government
  • Medical and biological information systems
  • Compliance and regulation


Development approaches and associated modelling languages for CIS engineering, including:

  • CIS development approaches and strategies
  • Conceptual modelling for CIS, including:
  • Domain modelling
  • Enterprise modelling
  • Business process modelling
  • Ontologies and ontology engineering
  • Evolution and re-engineering techniques for CIS
  • Enterprise and information systems architecture


Principles and reference architectures for CIS, including:

  • Interoperability and integration of heterogeneous, autonomous systems
  • Event-driven architectures
  • Adaptive and self-organising systems
  • Coordination systems, models and languages
  • Model-driven architectures
  • 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


Enabling technologies for CIS, including:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cloud computing
  • Peer-to-peer technologies
  • Block-chain technology
  • Data analytics
  • Internet of things
  • Big data


Collaborative development methods, tools, and platforms

  • Collaborative systems design and engineering
  • Frameworks and Methodologies for large scale collaboration
  • 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
  • Process support in smart and ubiquitous environments
  • Cooperation, communication, negotiation protocols




Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: July 3, 2018

Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018
Acceptance Notification:  Aug 20, 2018
Camera Ready Due:  Aug 30, 2018
Author Registration Due:  Aug 30, 2018








Program Committee 2018 (BEING EXTENDED)


Agnes Nakakawa, Makerere University, Uganda
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Amal Elgammal, Univ. of Cairo, Egypt
Amel Mammar, TSP, France
Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Athman Bouguettaya, Sydney Univesrity, Australia
Babis Theodoulidis, University of Manchaster, United Kingdom
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bruno defude, TSP, France
Chengzheng Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chirine Ghedira, Université  Lyon 3, France
Daniel Florian, Politecnico Milano, Italy
Daniela Grigori, Université Paris Dauphine, France
David Aveiro, University of Madeira, Portugal
David Carlos Romero Díaz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Djamal Benslimane, Université Lyon 1, France
Eduard Babkin, State University - Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod), Russian Federation
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, London, UK
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Ernesto Exposito, UNIV PAU & PAYS ADOUR, LIUPPA, France
eva Kühn, TU Wien, Austria
Faouzi Ben Charrada, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Farouk Toumani, Blaise Pascale University, France
Francois Charoy, University of Lorraine, France
George Feuerlicht, UTS, Australia
George Samaras, University of Cyprus
Hamid Motahari Nezhad, EY, USA
Jian Yang, Macquarie University,. Australia
John Miller, UGA, Franklin College, USA
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Joonsoo Bae, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Spain
Julius Köpke, Alpen Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Khalid Belhajjame, Lamsade France
Khalil Drira, LAAAS, Toulouse, France
Liang Zhang, Fudan University,China
Lijie Wen, Tsinghua University, China
Lucinéia Heloisa Thom, UFRGS, Brazil
Mahmoud Barhamgi, Université Lyon 1, France
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Mehdi Ahmed-Nacer, USTHB, Algeria
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University  of  Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Michael Sheng, Macquarie University,  Australia
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Mohamed Quafafou, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Mohamed Sellami, ISEP, France
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Narjes Bellamine-Ben Saoud, ENSI, Tunisia
Nour Assy, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Olivier Perrin, University of Lorraine, France
Oscar Pastor, DSIC, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Philippe  Merle, INRIA, France
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Richard Chbeir,  UNIV PAU & PAYS ADOUR,  France
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Sami Yangui, INSA Toulouse, France
Samir Tata, IBM, USA
Sanjay K. Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Schahram Dustdar, TU Vienna, Austria
Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1, France
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Sherif Sakr, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Tiziana Catarci, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Walid Gaaloul, TSP, France
Xavier Blanc,  Bordeaux University, France
Yehia Taher, Univ. of Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed Univ., Dubai, UAE
Zhangbing Zhou, University of Geosciences, China
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier, France