International Workshop on


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

Workshop proceedings to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press


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.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Workshop Chair:

Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Asuman Dogac, Middle East University, Ankara, Turkey
Maria Tsakali, INTRACOM S.A., Athens, Greece

Workshop Programme

 Call for Papers

 Last updated 24-Aug-98.