Theme and Topics
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Programme Committee

The 16th International Conference on
Advanced Information Systems Engineering

  June 7 - 11, 2004
Riga, Latvia

Organised by
Riga technical University



    Since the late 1980's, the CAiSE conferences provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of research results and practical experiences within the field of Information Systems Engineering. In June 2004 the conference will be held in Riga, Latvia - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Riga is also an important centre of research and development in the Baltic States.
    CAiSE*04 aims at bringing together researchers, users, and practitioners in the field of information systems engineering. The conference programme will feature paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, and interactive panel sessions.
    CAiSE*04 is organised by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga Technical University. The conference will be held in the Riga Congress Centre located in downtown Riga, close to the picturesque Old Town and city's business district.



    The conference theme of CAiSE'04 is Knowledge and Model Driven Information Systems Engineering for Networked Organisations.
    Modern businesses and IT systems are facing an ever more complex environment characterised by openness, variety, and change.

  • Organisations are becoming less self-sufficient and increasingly dependent on business partners and other actors. These trends call for openness of business as well as IT systems, i.e. the ability to connect and interoperate with other systems.

  • Organisations are experiencing ever more variety in their business, in all conceivable dimensions. The different competencies required by the workforce are multiplying. In the same way, the variety in technology is overwhelming with a multitude of languages, platforms, devices, standards, and products.

  • Organisations need to manage an environment that is constantly changing and where lead times, product life cycles, and partner relationships are shortening. The demand of having to constantly adapt IT to changing technologies and business practices has resulted in the birth of new ideas which may have profound impact on the information systems engineering practices in future years, such as autonomic computing, component and services marketplaces and dynamically generated software.

    These trends pose a number of challenges to both the operational systems and the development processes of the organisation, its work practice, and its IT systems. In order to cope with increasingly complex business and IT environments, organisations need effective instruments for managing their knowledge about these environments.
    Essential among these instruments are models, i.e. representations of aspects of reality including the domain of work, the processes, and the context. Models come in a variety of forms, formal or informal; describing static or dynamic aspects; representing agents, processes, or resources; focusing on business or IT aspects, etc. To realise the full potential of models, there is a need for a business and technology architecture as well as a way of working that place the models firmly in the centre and let them be the driving force in analysis, design, implementation, deployment and use of systems and services. This implies developing not only new modelling languages but also new ways of developing models, which incorporate in a participatory manner all stakeholders involved.



    In addition to the special theme, topics relevant for submissions to CAiSE*04 include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Methodologies, Models, and Tools for IS Development

  • Requirements Engineering for IS

  • Model Driven Architectures

  • Enterprise Modelling Methods and Tools

  • Service Oriented and Mobile Computing

  • E-government Strategies and Applications

  • Knowledge, Information and Data Quality

  • Web Content Management and Distribution

  • Workflow Systems

  • Knowledge Management

  • Model and Software Reusability

  • Data Warehousing & OLAP

  • Metadata and Ontologies

  • Support for Co-operative Work

  • Innovative Database Technologies

  • Distributed, Mobile, and Open Architectures

  • Agent-Oriented Technologies

  • Languages and Protocols for IS

  • Component-Ware and IS

  • IS Reengineering

  • IS Usability and Interfaces to IS

  • Simulation in IS Development

  • Semantic Web

    Case studies and experience reports related to the above topics are also welcome.



    The conference organisers solicit papers within, but not restricted to, areas indicated by the topics mentioned above. Papers should not exceed 5,000 words. They must be original, and not submitted to, or accepted by, any conference or journal.
    A separate cover sheet should be enclosed containing the title of the paper, the author(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail address and fax number) to which correspondence should be sent. This is the only place where the names of the authors should appear. The cover sheet should also contain 2 - 3 keywords indicating the area of the paper.
    Proceedings from CAiSE*04 will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The best papers of the conference will be proposed for publication (after revision and additional refereeing) in a special issue of Information Systems: The International Journal.



    Proposals are solicited for tutorials that will be held together with the conference. Tutorials can be half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) and should be of interest to participants from the academic and business communities. The conference programme will also include a few panels on current topics about which there is controversy and thus a need for public discussion. Panel and tutorial proposals should include a title, an abstract of the topics, duration, and a copy of the proposer's curriculum vitae. Tutorial proposals should also clearly identify the intended audience and the requested level of expertise for attending the tutorial.



    In conjunction with CAiSE*04, a series of workshops will take place. They are meant to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between active researchers. Workshop topics will be in line with the conference topics. We invite prospective workshop organisers to submit proposals stating the topic and goals of the workshop. Proposals will be reviewed by the Organising Committee. All participants are expected to attend the main conference.



    During the CAiSE*04 conference, a special room will be reserved for poster sessions. Industrial and academic research projects of any scale are invited to illustrate innovative concepts, theories, prototype systems, or products on a poster or in a demonstration. Poster proposals should include title, one-page outline and names of presenters.



    Submission instructions can be found on the conference website http://www.cs.rtu.lv/caise2004/.


    Since the Sixth International Baltic Conference on Data Bases and Information Systems (DB&IS'2004) will take place 6-8 June, 2004 some events of CAiSE*04 will be held together. For more information about DB&IS see http://www.riti.lv/dbis2004.



WORKSHOP DATES: 7-8 June 2004

CONFERENCE DATES: 9-11 June 2004


30 October, 2003         Workshop proposals
30 November, 2003     Paper submissions, panel and tutorial proposals
01 March, 2004            Poster descriptions


01 December, 2003   Workshop acceptance
15 February, 2004     Paper submissions, panel and tutorial acceptance
15 April, 2004             Poster acceptance




Janis Bubenko Jr
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Colette Rolland
Universite Paris 1 - Pantheon - Sorbonne, France

Arne Sølvberg
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Janis Grundspenkis
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga Technical University, 1 Kalku, LV-1658, Riga, Latvia


Anne Persson
Department of Computer Science, University of Skövde, PO Box 408, SE-54128, Skövde, Sweden

Janis Stirna
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Forum 100, SE-16440, Kista, Sweden


Girts Vulfs
Information Technology Institute, Riga Technical University, 1 Kalku, LV-1658, Riga, Latvia


Marite Kirikova
Division of Systems Theory, Riga Technical University, 1 Kalku, LV-1658, Riga, Latvia


Uldis Sukovskis
Riga Information Technology Institute, Kuldigas 45, LV-1083, Riga, Latvia


Janis Grabis
Institute of Information Technology, Riga Technical University, 1 Kalku, LV-1658, Riga, Latvia


Victoria Vinogradova
Division of Systems Theory, Riga Technical University, 1 Kalku, LV-1658, Riga, Latvia



Barzdins, Janis

University of Latvia, Latvia

Bouzeghoub, Mokrane

Université de Versailles, France

Brash, Danny

IT University, Sweden

Brinkkemper, Sjaak

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Caplinskas, Albertas

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania

Dietz, Jan

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Dittrich, Klaus

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Eder, Johan

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Franckson, Marcel

SchlumbergerSema, France

Fugini, Maria Grazia

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Grundspenkis, Janis

Riga Technical University, Latvia

Gustas, Remigijus

Karlstad University, Sweden

Haav, Hele-Mai

Institute of Cybernetics at TTU, Estonia

Hakkarainen, Sari

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Halpin, Terry

Northface University, USA

Iivari, Juhani

University of Oulu, Finland

Jarke, Matthias

RWTH Aachen, Germany

Jeffery, Keith G.

CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Jensen, Christian S.

Aalborg University, Denmark

Johannesson, Paul

Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Kalinichenko, Leonid A.

The Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Kalnins, Audris

University of Latvia, Latvia

Kalnins, Juris Roberts

Institute of Social Technology, Latvia

Kangassalo, Hannu

University of Tampere, Finland

Kautz, Karlheinz

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Kavakli, Vagelio

University of the Aegean, Greece

Kirikova, Marite

Riga Technical University, Latvia

Krogstie, John

SINTEF and IDI, NTNU, Norway

Léonard, Michel

Centre Universitaire Informatique, Switzerland

Lind, Mikael

University of Boras, Sweden

Loucopoulos, Pericles

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK

Lyytinen, Kalle

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Maiden, Neil

City University, London, UK

McBrien, Peter

Imperial College London, UK

Missikoff, Michele


Mylopoulos, John

University of Toronto, Canada

Nilsson, Anders G.

Karlstad University, Sweden

Norrie, Moira

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Nurcan, Selmin

Universite Paris 1 - Pantheon - Sorbonne, France

Olivé, Antoni

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Opdahl, Andreas L.

University of Bergen, Norway

Orlowska, Maria

University of Queensland, Australia

Papazoglou, Michael

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Pastor, Joan A.

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain

Pastor, Oscar

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Pernici, Barbara

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Pohl, Klaus

University of Essen, Germany

Prakash, Naveen

JIIT, India

Ralyte, Jolita

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Ramos, Jaime

IST, Lisbon, Portugal

Regnell, Björn

Lund University Sweden

Rolland, Colette

Universite Paris 1 - Pantheon - Sorbonne, France

Rossi, Matti

Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Siau, Keng

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Sneiders, Eriks

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Stapleton, Larry

Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Sukovskis, Uldis

RITI, Latvia

Sutcliffe, Alistair


Thalheim, Bernhard

Kiel University, Germany

Thanos, Constantinos

CNR-IEI, Italy

Theodoulidis, Babis

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK

Tsalgatidou, Aphrodite

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Vassiliou, Yannis

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Wand, Yair

University of British Columbia, Canada

Wangler, Benkt

University of Skövde, Sweden

Wasserman, Tony

Software Methods and Tools, USA

Wieringa, Roel

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Wijers, Gerard

Delft University and Morgan Chambers, The Netherlands

Wohed, Petia

Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Techology, Sweden

Yu, Eric

University of Toronto, Canada