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2nd International Workshop on E-Marketplace Integration and Interoperability (EM2I'08)
(October 22-24, 2008, Xi'An, China, in conjunction with ICEBE 2008)

Workshop URL: http://www.em2i.org/2008

The 2nd International Workshop on E-Marketplace Integration & Interoperability (EM2I'08) is a venue for presenting state-of-the-art research and development achievements in the design, introduction, and use of integration technology for e-marketplaces that affect business interoperability between firms, within supply chains, and between fragmented e-marketplaces. Although the traditional forms of e-marketplaces such as intermediaries, supplier portals, and content hubs are an important area of focus for the workshop, integration technology is increasingly supporting a much wider range of business interoperability that enables contextually heterogeneous enterprises to semantically work together beyond operational transactions. As more and more firms in all regions of the globe are able to interact online, we are rapidly moving toward an integrated global e-marketplace consisting of loosely coupled vertical, horizontal, and regional e-marketplaces.

Topics of interest for EM2I'08 include all contexts in which integration technology is used to mediate enterprise activities through e-marketplaces such as buyer and seller matching, transaction facilitation and international trade, e-servicing, and legal infrastructure. The technology may include business information engineering, languages for describing products and services, business document modeling and integration, business process design and coordination, marketplace services collaboration, business semantic technologies, business rules, e-marketplace protections and legal infrastructure.

Given its specified context of e-marketplace, EM2I'08 is a multi-disciplinary workshop, and participation of people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives is strongly encouraged. We welcome submissions from researchers and practitioners in all sectors, including academia, industry, and government. EM2I'08 targets at the leading edge of thinking about the role of e-marketplace technologies in our modern business. With your help, EM2I'08 - the exciting venue for communicating with the talented ideas of business interoperability on e-marketplace - will play an important role in future on creating profitable e-commerce technologies. Come and help us make EM2I'08 a stimulating and exciting event.

Topics of Interests
  • Modeling technologies for engineering e-marketplaces
    • Innovative technical models and frameworks for e-marketplaces
    • Integration approaches for fragmented e-marketplaces
  • Technical functions on e-marketplaces
    • Matching sellers and buyers
    • Support electronic marketing
    • Facilitating business transaction and international trade, including e-trading, e-payment, e-logistics, e-warehousing, e-Customs, electronic quality inspection, and e-banking
    • Supporting after-sales services
    • Securely protecting e-marketplaces
    • Implementing the legal infrastructure of e-marketplaces
  • Semantic technologies for business interoperability between heterogeneous business contexts
    • OOntology-based e-marketplace integration technologies
    • Collaboration-based e-marketplace integration technologies
    • Standards and protocols for business vocabulary, documents, processes, and services
    • Business rules
    • Computational linguistics in the context of e-marketplaces
  • Empirical researches on electronic marketplaces
    • Trends of e-marketplace development
    • Business models for e-marketplaces
    • Vertical, horizontal, and regional aspects of e-marketplaces

Paper Submission
We solicit original unpublished full papers of both technical and empirical aspects. Papers should be submitted in IEEE conference paper format and should not exceed 6 pages. All papers will be evaluated based on relevance, significance, originality, clarity, and technical merit. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings of ICEBE 2008, which will be published by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE digital library. Selected best papers will be expanded and revised, as required, for the international journal of Enterprise Information Systems, published by Tailor & Francis Group. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop to present the work. Please submit papers in PDF format through the following link:
URL: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=EM2I08

Please be paid attention, for any paper submission, please remove the author and affiliation information to support double-blind review.
Important Dates
  • Abstract registration deadline: 1 May, 2008
  • Paper submission: 1 May 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 June 2008
Workshop Contact
  • Email: chairs@em2i.org
  • GGrigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, Greece
  • Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau, Macau S.A.R.
  • Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Nick Bassiliades (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Asuman Dogac (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
  • Aditya Ghose (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Zhiguo Gong (University of Macau, Macau S.A.R.)
  • Martin Hepp (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Beihong Jin (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Kenneth L. Kraemer (University of California at Irvine, USA)
  • Sang-goo Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Jiaying Qi (Beijing University of Post and Communications, China)
  • Haifeng Shen (Nangyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Hua Wang (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
  • Rolf T. Wigand (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
  • Lida Xu (Old Dominion University, USA)
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