[DL] ACM MEDES 2013: Call for Papers

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                       International ACM Conference on Management of
Emergent Digital EcoSystems
						                          (MEDES 2013)


October 29-31, 2013
                                                         Abbey of
Neumunster, Luxembourg

Description and Objectives
In the world of the Internet, the rapid growth and exponential use of
digital medias leads to the emergence of virtual environments namely
digital ecosystems composed of multiple and independent entities such
as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications
sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and
inter-relationships among them. The digital ecosystem exhibits
self-organizing environments, thanks to the re-combination and
evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by
each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying
resources mainly comprehend data management, innovative services,
computational intelligence and self-organizing platforms. Due to the
multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems and their
characteristics, they are highly complex to study and design. This
also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will
empower digital ecosystems to be innovative and value-creating. The
application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable
the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately
interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business
practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through
novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as data
management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer
interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing
systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage
their resources.

The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital
EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse
community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested
in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource
management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and
technologies can be
evolved and adapted to this end. The conference seeks related original
research papers, industrial papers and proposals for demonstrations.

In this call, we solicit original research and technical papers not
published elsewhere. The papers can be theoretical, practical and
application oriented on the following themes (but not limited to):

- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
- Green computing
- Emergent Intelligence
- Services
- Trust, Security & Privacy
- Data & Knowledge Management
- Web and Standards
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Networks and Protocols
- Open Source
- Miscellaneous

Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be
uploaded using the conference website.
The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed
pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After
the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and
arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the
rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision.
Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact,
originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation.
Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or
challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital
Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to
present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the
ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates
- Submission Date: June 1st, 2013
- Preliminary Notification of Acceptance: September 1st, 2013
- Rebuttal Deadline: September 4th, 2013
- Final Notification of Acceptance: September 5th, 2012
- Camera Ready: September 20th, 2013
- Conference Dates: October 29-31, 2013

Call For Demonstration:
Proposals Submission Deadline:  July 1st, 2013

Call for Call for Special Track Proposals:
Proposals Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013

Special issues and Journal Publication
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in several peer
reviewed journals.
The list of journals will be announced later.

General Chairs
Latif Ladid,University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Peter A. Bruck, Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
Dr. Antonio Montes, Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brazil

Program Chairs
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Richard Chbeir, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France

Local Organizing Chair
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ingrid Zantis, Zantis-Consulting, Luxembourg
Jean-Paul Hengen, ICT Sector Development, Luxembourg

International Program Committee
(See website of the conference)

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