Announcement and Call for Participation:
The International Software Process Association


ICSP5: Computer Supported Organizational Work

Integrating Active Databases, Coordination, Method Engineering, Process, and Workflow technologies

15-17 June 1998
Chicago, Illinois, USA
at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton Hotel

In cooperation with ACM SigSoft

Several technical communities have broadened their focus beyond supporting individual employees to supporting teams of people collaborating on a common task. This has correspondingly broadened the agenda of these communities to include jointly planning the work, sharing the work products among team members, and coordinating their activities.

These broadened agendas have caused these communities to converge on substantially overlapping goals, technologies, and research modalities. Unfortunately, each community, with little or no contact with each other, is separately pursuing these shared agendas.

This conference attempts to leverage that overlap by bringing together the researchers and practitioners from these different communities to explicitly identify how the individual technologies they are producing can be combined to support organized teams.

The conference will feature state-of-the-art plenary talks given by acknowledged leaders of each of these communities, contributed papers from active community members, and panels designed to identify areas of overlap and synergy among the various communities. In addition, the conference will be preceded by a program of tutorials designed to enable workers in one community to rapidly acquaint themselves with other communities that they may wish to hear more about.

Conference Organization:

General Chair: Dewayne Perry, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Program CoChairs:
Bob Balzer, ISI, Marina del Rey, CA, USA
Leon Osterweil, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA USA
Technology Chairs:
Pamela Drew, Boeing, Seattle, WA, USA
(Active Databases, Workflow)
Volker Gruhn, Univ. of Dortmund, GER
(Process, Workflow)
Tom Rodden, Lancaster Univ, UK
(Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Workflow)
Colette Rolland, Univ. de Paris, Paris, FR
(Business Process Reengineering, Method Engineering)

Papers describing original research or practical experience, and proposals for panels, combining technologies in two or more of the above areas or explicitly supporting collaborating teams are now being solicited. The Technology Chairs will assure that all submitted papers and panel proposals will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee (to be announced shortly) who are authorities in the area(s) of the submission.

Papers and panel proposals should be submitted electronically (MS Word or RTF format preferred, postscript and ascii text acceptable) to:

Key Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 6 February 1998
Panel proposal submission deadline: 6 February 1998

ISPA - This information last updated April 1998
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