[Eurchap] CFP: The 6th International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (ACM MEDES 2014)

Youakim Badr youakim.badr at insa-lyon.fr
Tue Feb 4 05:25:35 EST 2014

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      The 6th International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2014)
                                  In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
                                                                September 15-17, 2014
                                                          Buraidah-Al Qassim, Saudi Arabi

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.

MEDES 2014 seeks contributions in the following 10 areas:

1. Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
2. Cloud computing
3. Emergent Intelligence
4. Service systems and Engineering
5. Trust, Security & Privacy
6. Data & Knowledge Management
7. Intelligent Web
8. Human-Computer Interaction
9. Networks and Protocols
10. Open Source

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 Deadline:         12 May 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 13 July 2014
Camera Ready:                  07 August 2014
Conference Dates:             15-17 September 2014

Special Tracks:
Big Data Processing and Management
Computational Intelligence

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 Chair
Obaid Al Motairy, Qassim University, KSA
Richard Chbeir, UPPA University, France
Mohammed Alodib, Qassim University, KSA
Lamri Laouamer, Qassim University, KSA

Program Chair
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
Saad Harous, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

International Advisory Board Members
Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Philippe De Wilde, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Yasuo Matsuyama, Waseda University, Japan
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Steering Committee Members
Youakim Badr, INSA de Lyon, France
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC, Thailand
Dominique Laurent, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, UK

Keynote Speakers
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
Ton Kalker, DTS Incorporation, USA
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
Azer Bestavros, Boston University, USA
Roger Lee, Central Michigan University, USA

International Program Committee:
(Please check the web site for the full list)

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