The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2012) In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6 (pending) http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/12/October 28-31, 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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. Topics 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 05th, 2012 - Preliminary Notification of Acceptance: September 3rd, 2012 - Rebuttal Deadline: September 7th, 2012 - Final Notification of Acceptance: September 10th, 2012 - Camera Ready: September 20th, 2012 - Conference Dates: October 28-31, 2012 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. Program Chair Dominique Laurent, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France Steering Committee Members 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 Publicity and Publication Chair Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France Local Organizing Committee Solomon Atnafu (Chair), Addis Ababa University Sebsibe H/Mariam, Addis Ababa University Mulugeta Libsie, Addis Ababa University Salehu Anteneh, Addis Ababa University Dida Midekso, Addis Ababa University Rahel Bekele, Addis Ababa University Dejene Ejigu, Addis Ababa University Fekade Getahun, Addis Ababa University
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