Call For Papers

4th International Conference On Enterprise Information Systems 
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha - Ciudad Real - Spain - 3-6 April, 2002

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Co-organized by:

Universidad de 
Castilla-La Mancha

Escola Superior de Tecnologia Logo
Departamento de Sistemas 
e Informática
Escola Superior de 
Tecnologia de Setúbal 

 Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal


ICEIS 2002 Sites

Scope Conference Tracks   Topic Areas Area 1 Databases and Information Systems Integration
Area 2 Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems Area 3 Information Systems Analysis and Specification
Area 4 Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce Workshops  Submission of papers
 Venue Program co-chairs Conference chair Senior Program Committee
Important deadlines  Secretariat

Organised by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), the School of Computer Science and the Department of Computer Science, in Spain, in co-operation with the Department of Systems and Informatics of the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (ESTSetúbal) from Portugal.


The purpose of the 4th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce. 

ICEIS focuses on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and services. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using IT, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICEIS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions. 

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Information concerning the previous ICEIS editions (ICEIS'99, ICEIS 2000 and ICEIS 2001) can be found at,  and



Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. Databases and Information Systems Integration 
2. Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems 
3. Information Systems Analysis and Specification 
4. Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce


AREA 1: Databases and Information Systems Integration 

  • Coupling and Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources 
  • Enterprise Resource Planning · Middleware Integration 
  • Legacy Systems 
  • Organisational Issues on Systems Integration 
  • Distributed Database Applications · Object-Oriented Database Systems 
  • Enterprise-Wide Client-Server Architecture 
  • Database Security and Transaction Support 
  • Data Warehouses 
  • Multimedia Database Applications 
  • Web Databases 
  • Mobile Databases

AREA 2: Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems 

  • Intelligent Agents 
  • Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence 
  • Strategic Decision Support Systems 
  • Group Decision Support Systems 
  • Applications of Expert Systems 
  • Advanced Applications of Fuzzy Logic 
  • Advanced Applications of Neural Network 
  • Natural Language Interfaces to Intelligent Systems 
  • Bayesian Networks 
  • Evolutionary Programming 
  • Agent-Oriented Programming 
  • Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems 
  • Intelligent Social Agents and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications 
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems 
  • Datamining

AREA 3: Information Systems Analysis and Specification 

  • Systems Engineering Methodologies 
  • Information Engineering Methodologies 
  • Organisational Semiotics 
  • Semiotics in Computing 
  • Requirements Analysis 
  • Ontology Engineering 
  • Modelling Formalisms, Languages, and Notations (e.g. UML, ER variants) 
  • CASE Tools for System Development 
  • Modelling of Distributed Systems 
  • Modelling Concepts and Information Integration Tools 
  • Groupware and CSCW Systems Specification 
  • Business Processes Re-engineering

AREA 4: Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce 

  • B2B and B2C Applications 
  • Process Design and Organisational Issues in e-Commerce 
  • E-Procurement and Web-based supply chain management 
  • Market-spaces: market portals, hubs, auctions 
  • Security, Privacy, Freedom of Information And Other Social and Ethical Issues 
  • E-Learning and e-Teaching 
  • Intranet and Extranet Business Applications 
  • Agents for Internet Computing 
  • Web Information Agents 
  • Case studies on Electronic Commerce 
  • Public sector applications of e-Commerce 
  • Interactive and Multimedia Web Applications 
  • Network Implementation Choices 
  • Object Orientation in Internet and Distributed Computing 
  • Internet and Collaborative Computing

All papers will be reviewed by the International Program Committee (see below).



ICEIS expects to host several workshops. If you would like to propose the organization of a workshop to be held in conjunction with ICEIS 2002, please contact the secretariat as soon as possible. 



ICEIS 2002 will have several invited keynote speakers, as in previous editions. Their names are not yet confirmed. 



ICEIS 2002 will have several tutorials, as in previous editions, to be lectured the day before the conference opening. If you would like to propose a tutorial for ICEIS 2002, please contact the secretariat as soon as possible. Proposals should specify the topic and scope of the tutorial, the background knowledge expected of the participants, and a short CV of the instructor(s). 



Authors should submit a paper in English of about 10 A4 pages, up to 5.000 words, using the submission procedure indicated below. The programme committee will review all papers and the contact author of each paper will be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted. The paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling. 

Paper submission procedure 

1. A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide two separate files: 

  • A paper's front-page, with: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract. 
  • The full paper, WITHOUT any reference to the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file. 

2. The contact author will then use the ICEIS web-based submission facility available at the conference web site, to enter the contact information of all paper authors plus the two files indicated in point 1, above. The facility will automatically send a submission acknowledgement, by email, to the author indicated as "contact author". 

The camera-ready format will be enforced only for accepted papers, but authors are encouraged to use it also for paper submissions, in order to reduce extra work later. Two templates are provided at the conference web site: one for Latex and another for MS Word. 
Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready version will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full papers, 6 (six) for short papers (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, it will be allowed to increase the total number of pages, by 4 extra pages. However, for each excess page the author will have to pay an additional fee. 



Full Paper Submission: 15th November 2001 
Workshops and Tutorials Submission: 15th November 2001 
Author Notification: 14th January 2002
Final Camera-Ready Submission: 30th January 2002
Registration: 15th February 2002



ICEIS-2002 Secretariat 
E.S. Informática Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 
Paseo de la Universidad, 4 - 13071 Ciudad Real - Spain
Tel: +34 926 295 300 ext: 3740 Fax: +34 926 295 354 
E-mail for paper submission and proceedings: secretariat ( at ) 
E-mail for local arrangements and registrations: 



Ciudad Real is in Castilla-La Mancha, the Don Quixote's land. It is not easy to categorize Castilla-La Mancha, for it is a region of great variety and complexity. On the one hand, there is the ruddy red earth, the windmills, and simple whitewashed villages of the province of Ciudad Real (which encompasses most of the area commonly called La Mancha). But there are also the strangely sculpted cliffs of Cuenca and Albacete, the hilly woodlands of Guadalajara and the dark mystery and ancient cultures of Toledo. Ciudad Real is one hour by car from Toledo, fifty minutes by train from Madrid, seventy minutes by train from Córdoba and two hours by train from Sevilla. 



Joaquim Filipe, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal (jfilipe ( at )



Mario Piattini, E.S. Informática - Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (
Bernadette Sharp, School of Computing, Staffordshire University, UK (
Slimane Hammoudi, École Superieur de l' Ouest, France (


Amaral, Luis, University of Minho , Portugal 
Baeza-Yates, Ricardo, University of Chile , Chile 
Bézivin, Jean, University of Nantes , France 
Bonsón, Enrique, University of Huelva , Spain 
Carvalho, João A., University of Minho , Portugal 
Cheng, Albert, University of Houston and Rice University , USA 
Coelho, Helder, FC - University of Lisbon , Portugal 
Delgado, Miguel, University of Granada , Spain

Dietz, Jan, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Dignum, Frank, Utrecht University , The Netherlands 
Figueiredo, António, University of Coimbra , Portugal 

Greene, Thomas, MIT, UK
Guimarães, Nuno, University of Lisbon , Portugal 
Gupta, Jatinder, Ball State University , USA 

Liu, Kecheng, Staffordshire University , UK 
Luker, Paul, De Montfort University , UK 
Lyytinen, Kalle, University of Jyväskylä , Finland 
Manolopoulos, Yannis, Aristotle University , Greece 

Martins, José Legatheaux, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Matsumoto, Masao, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Odell, James, James Odell Associates , USA 
Smirnov, Alexander, St. Petersburg - SPIIRAS , Russia 
Stamper, Ronald, University of Twente , Netherlands 
Tari, Zahir, RMIT University , Australia 
Toro, Miguel, University of Sevilla, Spain 
Warkentin, Merrill, Mississippi State University , USA 

Weigand, Hans, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Welty, Christopher, Vassar College , USA 

(* list not yet complete)



Aguilar, Jesús, University of Seville, Spain
Albers, Patrick, ESEO, France

Alderson, Albert, Staffordshire University, UK

AL-Jadir, Lina, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Antunes, Pedro, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Aparício, Joaquim, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Barro, Senen, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Belo, Carlos, IT/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Bernus, Peter, Griffith University, Australia

Bittel, Oliver, FH Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Boavida, Fernando, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Brisaboa, Nieves, Univ. de La Coruña, Spain

Calero, Coral, Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Camp, Olivier, ESEO, France

Canós, José, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

de Cesare, Sergio, Brunel University, UK
del Castillo, Ester, UCLM, Spain

Castro-Schez, José Jesús, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Castro, José Luis, University of Granada, Spain

Cernuzzi, Luca, Universidad Católica "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", Paraguay

Chu, William Cheng-Chung, TungHai University, Taiwan

Clarke, Rodney, University of Wollongong, Australia

Claude, Chrisment, IRIT/SIG, France

Corchuelo, Rafael, University of Seville, Spain

Costa, Ernesto, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Coulette, Bernard, University of Toulouse 2, France

Cox, Sharon, University of Central England, UK

Dolado, Javier, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain

Eardley, Alan, Staffordshire University, UK

Emery, David, Staffordshire University, UK

Favela, Jesús, CICESE, USA

Ferreira, Paulo, INESC-ID/IST - Tecnhical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Flory, Andre, INSA of LYON, France

Fred, Ana, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Garbajosa, Juan, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

González, Pascual, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Gough, Tom, University of Leeds, UK

Govaere, Virginie, INRS, France

Grönlund, Åke, Umeå University, Sweden

Gustavsson, Rune, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Heng, Michael, University of South Australia, Australia

Herrera, Francisco, University of Granada, Spain

Huang, Kaiyin, Cebra-SOBU/I&T/TM, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Jaime, Arturo, Univ. del País Vasco, Spain

Jiménez Linares, Luís, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Joyanes, Luis, Univ. Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain

Karacapilidis, Nikos, University of Patras, Greece

Labidi, Sofiane, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil

León de Mora, Carlos, University of Sevilla, Spain

Libourel, Therese, LIRMM, France

Linna, Matti, University of Vaasa, Finland

Lopes, Gabriel Pereira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Lopes, João Correia, University of Porto, Portugal

Madeira, Edmundo, UNICAMP - University of Campinas, Brazil

Malekovic, Mirko, FOI - Zagreb University, Croatia

Mamede, Nuno, INESC/IST - Tecnhical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Marcos, Esperanza, Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Martins, Maria João, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Moghadampour, Ghodrat, University of Vaasa, Finland

Olivas, José Angel, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Olsina Santos, Luis, Univ. Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina

Parets-llorca, José, University of Granada, Spain

Pastor, Óscar, Valencia University of Technology, Spain

Penzel, Thomas, Hospital of Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Peters, Steef, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pimentel, Ernesto, University of Málaga, Spain

Pires, Fernando Moura, University of Évora, Portugal

Pirotte, Alain, University of Louvain, Belgium

Plodzien, Jacek, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Poels, Geert, VLEKHO Business School, Belgium

Polo, Macario, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Ramos, Pedro, ISCTE, Portugal

Revenu, Marinette, GREYC ISMRA, France

Riquelme, José, University of Seville, Spain

Rodriguez, Pilar, Universidade Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Rosa, Agostinho, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Porutgal

Sahraoui, Houari A., University of Montreal, Canada

Salem, Abdelbadeeh, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Schoop, Mareike, RWTH AACHEN, Germany

Shankararaman, Venky, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Shao, Jianhua, Cardiff University, UK

Shi, Zhongzhi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Silva, Alberto, INESC/IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Silva, António, INESC/IST-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Silva, Miguel Mira da, IST - Tecnhical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Soule-Dupuy, Chantal, University of Toulouse 1 - IRIT, France

Sun, Lily, Staffordshire University, UK

Taniar, David, Monash University, Australia

Toval, Ambrosio, Univ. de Murcia, Spain

Ultsch, Alfred, University of Marburg, Germany

Vasiu, Luminita, Middlesex University, UK

Verdier, Christine, INSA of Lyon, France
Vernadat, François, EC EUROSTAT, EU

Vila, Maria-Amparo, University of Granada, Spain

Wilson, David, University of London, UK  
Yang, Hongji, De Montfort University, UK

ZongKai, Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

(* list not yet complete)


Scope Conference Tracks   Topic Areas Area 1 Databases and Information Systems Integration
Area 2 Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems Area 3 Information Systems Analysis and Specification
Area 4 Internet Computing and Electronic Commerce Workshops  Submission of papers
 Venue Program co-chairs Conference chair Senior Program Committee
Important deadlines  Secretariat


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