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OTM 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals

In conjunction with the 16th International OnTheMove (OTM 2017) Conferences (Rhodes, Greece, 23~27 October 2017), we will organize parallel workshops as for the past years. OTM 2017 is composed of three main conferences:

  • CoopIS 2017, Cooperative Information Systems, holding its 25th event since its inception in 1993, invites fundamental contributions on principles and applications of distributed and collaborative computing in workflows of networked organizations, enterprises, governments of just communities
  • C&TC 2017, Cloud and Trusted Computing, is the successor conference building on the successful series DOA(“Distributed Open Architectures), later specialized for Secure Virtual Infrastructures, and increasingly focuses on critical aspects of infrastructure for cloud computing, spanning architectural issues to trust, reputation, privacy and security
  • ODBASE 2017, Ontologies, Databases and Applications of SEmantics covers the fundamental study of structured and semi-structured data, including linked [open] data, and the meaning of data as is needed for today’s databases, and the role of data and semantics in design methodologies and new applications


The respective main areas have been identified as

  • Mobile aspects of distributed computing in general
  • Cloud Computing deployment for the enterprise, in particular issues of trust
  • Infrastructure and semantics for the Internet of Things
  • Role of community-driven and semantic IT in organizations and business ecosystems

 

Workshops provide a valuable opportunity for small groups to meet and engage in rich discussions on a topic of common interest. Proposals for workshops covering (yet not limited to) new related areas aligned with the OTM goals without substantial overlaps with the main conferences are expected.As this year we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of CoopIS, we especially encourage workshop proposals that show synergywith the –broadly interpreted– main themes of CoopIS 2017:

  • User-centric Cooperation methods, tools, and platforms,
  • Architectures and Middleware for Cooperative Information Systems (CIS)
  • CIS Applications in industry, organizations and society

 

Workshop submissions may include scientific papers that relate to a software tool demonstration, describe a small case study, or explore preliminary ideas about a relevant topic. Ongoing work is accepted, as well as mature results, provided that they have not been published before. We also appreciate industrial and project-based workshops discussing best practices and trends that fit into one of the mentioned areas. Workshop proposals that include the organization of panels and/or other sessions that promote interaction are especially welcome.

 

Workshops will take place in parallel with the OTM 2017 conferences. The logistics of the workshops will be handled by the OTM 2017 organization, which will take care of facilities, catering, and registration for all workshops.

 

 

WORKSHOPS PROCEEDINGS

 

Accepted workshop papers will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) in the OTM 2017 post-conference Workshop Proceedings. Papers published in these Proceedings will be indexed by ISI, ACM Digital Library, DBLP and Google Scholar. The deadline for the upload of an accepted Draft camera ready (CR) version and of the copyright form are the same as for the OTM main conferences. Howeverfor all accepted workshop papers there is an additional second „FinalCR” upload deadline on 1 Dec. 2017, allowing authors –optionally– to correct and improve their submissions based on their participation in OnTheMove event. Note it is the responsibility of the PC Chairs to ensure thatFinal CR papers respect the original copyright form (only sumbitted once) by title, authors and content.

 

 

PROPOSAL CONTENTS

 

A workshop proposal should contain the following items:

  • Workshop title and abbreviation
  • Goals and topics
  • Background of the workshop and general targeted audience
  • A list of specialized research communities on the workshop’s topics
  • Organizers and their affiliations
  • Program committee of established experts and of sufficient size

 

If the proposed event is sponsored by a third party (e.g. industry), please indicate that in the proposal.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ORGANIZERS

 

Workshop organizers commit to promote their event and solicit contributions. By submitting a workshop proposal, upon acceptance by OTM, they accept responsibility for the following:

  • Supplying to the OnTheMove Conferences Secretariat adequate materials, including in particular a Call for Papers, for a website for the workshop to be located in the main web site (http://www.otmconferences.org/)
  • Advertising and promoting their event and soliciting contributions beyond the standard distributions of the Call for Papers performed by the OnTheMove Secretariat. This includes specialized research and practice communities in which PC Chairs and PC members might participate, in order to ensure higher submission rates. Evaluating the list of such communities is part of the proposal acceptance process.
  • At least 8 submissions, of which at least 4 properly reviewed and accepted paperscan be selected, are required for the event to take place. Lower numbers may cause the event to become merged with another suitable workshop, or to be cancelled by the OTM organizers.
  • Collecting submissions, notifying acceptances bystated deadline, and ensuring a transparent and fair peer review selection process with multiple reviewers per submission. All workshop organizers commit to adopt the same deadlines for submissions resp. notifications of acceptance.
  • Checking the FINAL CR drafts to ensure the respect of all the information entered in the copyright forms (same title, same authors, etc.) andto ensure the same content for at least 70%.
  • Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants get registered to the workshop and are invited to register to the main conference.
  • At least one PC co-chair per OTM Workshop must register and be present for the whole event.

 

OTM'17 reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled or if too few attendees register for the workshop.

 

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

 

Please submit a proposal (PDF or MS Word document) containing no more than two pages by email to the General Workshops Chair (Ioana Ciuciu, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) not later than March 30th, 2017. You will get a feedback one week after the submission. Prospective organizers are also welcome to discuss with the Workshops Chair prior to submitting proposals.