International Conference on
Engineering and Deployment of Cooperative
Information Systems
(EDCIS 2002)



September 18-20, 2002, Beijing, China

Sponsored by

China Computer Federation

In Cooperation with

European Association of Software Science and Technology

 IEEE Beijing Section




International Conference on Engineering and Deployment of Cooperative Information Systems

(EDCIS 2002)  September 17-20, 2002   Beijing, China


Registration open at


EDCIS 2002 is the first international conference on engineering and deployment of cooperative information systems, sponsored by the IEEE, the China Computer Federation, and the European Association of Software Science and Technology.


EDCIS 2002 brings together researchers and professionals from academia and industry to discuss timely topics in the field of cooperative information systems. The technical program consists of 45 research papers from 14 countries that were carefully selected from 159 initial paper submissions (28% acceptance ratio). The accepted papers cover various topics such as workflow management, coordination technology, advanced transactions, groupware, semantic web, ontologies, enterprise modeling, and enterprise application integration.


The proceedings of EDCIS 2002 are being published by Springer-Verlag as LNCS volume 2480.

EDCIS 2002 features three top-keynote presentations by distinguished experts:

"Peer to Peer Computing: Data Management in Highly Dynamic Environments"


Prof. Dr. Erich Neuhold,

Fraunhofer-IPSI and Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

"Component Orientation and Web Services"


Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana

IBM Research, USA

"The IBM China Research and Development Laboratory"


Dr. George Wang,

IBM, China

EDCIS 2002 also features an outstanding tutorial program consisting of four half-day lectures by dinstinguished experts:

"Workflow Technology"


Prof. Dr. Clarence (Skip) Ellis,

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

"Messaging Middleware and Publish/Subscribe Systems"


Prof. Dr. Arno Jacobsen,

University of Toronto, Canada

"Platforms for Business-to-Business Private Exchanges and Marketplaces"


Dr. Jakka Sairamesh,

IBM Research, USA

"Building User-centric Ubiquitous Applications with the Information Logistics Approach"


Dr. Wolfgang Deiters, Dr. Frank Lindert, Markus Wiedeler,

Fraunhofer ISST, Germany

Furthermore, a social events program that includes a conference tour to the Great Wall is being organized.




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We hope to welcome you to EDCIS 2002, September 17-20, in Beijing, China!

Yanbo Han, Stefan Tai, and Dietmar Wikarski

EDCIS 2002 PC Co-Chairs