in conjunction with the
9th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Vienna, August 24-28, 1998
Co-located with IFIP'98 the 15th IFIP World Computer Congress
Vienna and Budapest, August 31 - September 4, 1998
Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is a general concept covering any form of business transaction or information exchange between companies, organizations, customers and public administration, using information and communications technology. E-commerce promises to dramatically alter the structure and processes of commerce. Business processes supported by electronic commerce can span organisations boundaries with each organisation enacting its own parts of those shared processes. A novel example occurs with the 'virtual enterprise' where each participant company contributes its own competence to a closely cooperating network of companies addressing a particular market opportunity. Many companies have embarked upon reengineering efforts to address this issue. However, this is not enough, as in order for the results of reengineering to be successfully applied, there is a further need for an infrastructure that can support complex and flexible services to manage customer-tailored requests in the context of highly dynamic networks and federation of providers. Building blocks of such an infrastructure should ensure security and provide mechanisms for searching and advertising, negotiating and match making, contacting and ordering, billing, payment, production, distribution, accounting and customer-service mechanisms.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are working in key technology areas of e-commerce in order to discuss recent research findings and address complementary research and development issues. Of particular interest are papers describing reengineering of existing business processes to address the rapid growth of the internet market and cross the chasm between organizational stuctures and e-commerce. Papers describing technologies and systems to support such reengineering efforts are also solicited.
The papers must clearly show how the technical solutions described contribute to the area of electronic commerce.
Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original, unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA'98 workshops. All submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the author guidelines provided by IEEE Computer Society Press and MUST NOT be longer than FIVE pages. The author guidelines can be found here. If you use LaTeX, here is an example document and here the corresponding output.
Please submit your paper electronically by e-mail to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please prepare your paper as plain ASCII PostScript only, with NO encoding, condensing, or encapsulation. Use TrueType 1 fonts wherever possible. Do not use bitmapped fonts such as Computer Modern if you can avoid it. Guidelines for generating and submitting PostScript files are available here.
If you cannot send an electronic copy of your paper, ONLY THEN submit four hard copies to the address below.
In either case (electronic submission or hard copy) please also send an e-mail in ASCII format including the paper title, abstract, keywords, author names, addresses, and affiliations.
(DEXA '98: Workshop on BPR & E-Commerce)
Department of Informatics, University of Athens
Panepistimiopolis, TYPA Buildings
Ilisia 157 71, Athens, GREECE
Tel: +30-1-727 5206
Mobile Phone: +30-93-403248 Fax: +30-1-721 9561
Postcript version for the Call for Papers
Last updated 14-Jan-98.