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14th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Web Services for E-Commerce and E-Government Applications (RIDE-WS-ECEG'2004) Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
Boston, MA, March 28-29, 2004 ( In conjunction with ICDE'04

SCOPE WS-ECEG'2004 is the fourteenth workshop in a series of annual workshops on Research Issues in Data Engineering (RIDE), which have been held in conjunction with the IEEE CS International Conferences on Data Engineering. In 2004, RIDE focuses on Web Services for E-Commerce and E-Government Applications. The objective of WS-ECEG'2004 is to bring together researchers, e-commerce leaders, e-government leaders, and users to exchange the results and ideas on the issues related to Web services and the support they provide for E-Commerce and E- Government Applications.

With the advent of the Web, the globalization of world economies, and the high expectation generated to what users and citizens should expect in terms of service quality, any information is expected to be readily accessible from the Web. Web services go beyond data retrieval techniques to provide a mechanism for users to create, store, discover and establish connections with services. In that regard, Web services are XML-based entities that can be accessed and discovered through some programmatic means.

The effective use of standardized of XML-based Web services will become central to providing critical services in both e-commerce and e-government applications. The emerging Semantic Web and the work on the supporting ontological approaches such as RDF and DAML+OIL, will provide the supporting fertile environment for deploying and using Web services. It is expected that Web services will accelerate the deployment of e-commerce and e- government applications in a rate never seen before because of the converging standardization efforts. Key to achieving this goal is building an integrated Web service infrastructure that will provide efficiencies to e-commerce and e-government applications.

  • Data and service integration
  • Description, organization, and discovery of digital government services
  • Ontologies and semantic issues
  • Meta-data frameworks
  • Security and Privacy
  • Government and social policy
  • Workflow support for Web services
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration of services
  • XML and Web services
  • Data management issues
  • Web service optimization
  • Monitoring and management of services
  • Content distribution and caching
  • User-friendly interfaces
  • Multimedia support Web services
  • Personalization of services
  • Reasoning about service properties
  • Languages, tools and methodologies for semantic annotations of Web data
  • Ontologies management
  • Semantic Brokering and Interoperability

Electronic submission will be used. The pdf version file of an extended abstract (at most 12 double-spaced pages in fonts not smaller than 11pt, or at most 3000 words) should be submitted to RIDE'04 home page. In addition, the authors should submit electronically a plain ASCII cover page containing the paper title, authors' names, contact author and full address (including e-mail and fax) together with an abstract of up to 100 words.

Submission of abstracts: September 5th, 2003 (previously August 22, 2003)
Submission of papers: September 12th, 2003 (previously August 29, 2003)
Notification of acceptance: October 29, 2003 (previously October 15, 2003)

All accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society. A select number of authors will be requested to submit a revised version for submission to a special issue of the Distributed and Parallel Databases, International Journal.

General Co-Chairs:
William McIver, University of Albany, USA
Larry Brandt, National Science Foundation, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Athman Bouguettaya, Virginia Tech, USA
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Panel Co-Chairs:
Valerie Gregg, National Science Foundation, USA
Sam Redwine, James Madison University, USA

Local Arrangement Chair:
George Kollios, Boston University, USA

Registration Co-chairs:
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech, USA

Publicity Chair:
Alex Delis, Polytechnic University, USA

Program Committee:
Dave Abel, CSIRO, Australia
Karl Aberer, EPFL-DSC, Switzerland
Nabil Adam, Rutgers University, USA
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Walid Aref, Purdue University, USA
Yigal Arens, University of Southern California, USA
Vijay Atluri, Rutgers, USA
Paolo Atzeni Universit... di Roma, Italy
Carlo Batini, Universita' di Roma, "La Sapienza", Italy
Elisa Bertino, University of Milano, Italy
Christopher Bussler, Oracle, USA
Fabio Casati, HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA
Henry Chang, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Asit Dan, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA
Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Mohamed Eltoweissy, James Madison University, USA
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Telcordia Technologies, Austin, USA
Claude Godart, INRIA, LORIA, France
Fawaz Hazza Abu Sitta, Dubai e-Government, United Arab Emirates
Yahiko Kambayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Alan Karr, National Institute of Statistical Science, USA
Alfons Kemper, Universit"t Passau, Germany
Wolfgang Klas, University of Vienna, Austria
Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China
Ling Liu, Georgia Tech, USA
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Stuart Madnick, MIT, USA
Scott Midkiff, Virginia Tech, USA
Enrico Nardelli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Erich Neuhold, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Anne Ngu, Southwest Texas State University
Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Aris Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Krithi Ramamritham, IIT Bombay, India
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Hanan Samet, Univ. of Maryland, USA
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece
Amjad Umar, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Philip S. Yu, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA
Aidong Zhang, The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
Yanchun Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Steering Committee:
Ahmed Elmagarmid, RIDE'04 Liaison, co-chair, Purdue University, USA
Joseph Urban, co-chair, Arizona State University, USA
Yahiko Kambayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Marek Rusinkiewicz, Telcordia Research, Austin, USA