Ubiquitous Mobile Information and Collaboration Systems

Second CAiSE Workshop, UMICS 2004, Riga, Latvia, June 7-8, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Luciano Baresi
  • Schahram Dustdar
  • Harald C. Gall
  • Maristella Matera
Conference proceedings UMICS 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3272)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talk

    1. Moira C. Norrie
      Pages 1-12
  3. Data and Context Management

    1. Anastasia Karanastasi, Fotis G. Kazasis, Stavros Christodoulakis
      Pages 13-27
    2. Hideki Hayashi, Takahiro Hara, Shojiro Nishio
      Pages 28-42
    3. Rudi Belotti, Corsin Decurtins, Michael Grossniklaus, Moira C. Norrie, Alexios Palinginis
      Pages 43-56
  4. Coordination and Control

    1. Andrei Voinikonis, Klaus Irmscher, Hendrik Schulze
      Pages 57-68
    2. Andrea Maurino, Stefano Modafferi
      Pages 83-95
  5. Application Frameworks (I)

    1. Stefania Bandini, Alessandro Mosca, Matteo Palmonari, Fabio Sartori
      Pages 111-124
  6. Process Modeling

  7. Application Frameworks (II)

    1. A. K. A. de Medeiros, B. F. van Dongen, W. M. P. van der Aalst, A. J. M. M. Weijters
      Pages 151-165
    2. Michael Kirchhof, Sebastian Linz
      Pages 181-196
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Over recent years most business processes have changed in various dimensions (e. g. , ?exibility, interconnectivity, coordination style, autonomy) due to market conditions, organizational models, and usage scenarios of information systems. Frequently, inf- mationisrelocatedwithinageographicallydistributedsystemaccordingtorulesthatare only seldom de?ned as a well-codi?ed business process. This creates the need for a so- ware infrastructure that enables ubiquitous mobile and collaboration systems (UMICS). The anywhere/anytime/any means paradigm is becoming the major challenge in conceiving, designing, and releasing next-generation information systems. New te- nologies, like wi-? networks and 3rd-generation mobile phones, are offering the infr- tructure to conceive of information systems as ubiquitous information systems, that is, systems that are accessible from anywhere, at any time, and with any device. Ubiquity is not yet another buzzword pushed by emerging technologies, but is mainly a means to support new business models and encourage new ways of working. This new wave of UMICS will exploit the knowledge developed and deployed for conventional infor- tion systems, but will also need new concepts, models, methodologies, and supporting technologies to fully exploit the potentials of the enabling infrastructure and to be ready for the challenge. Moreover, people need to move across organizational boundaries and collaborate with others within an organization as well as between organizations. The ability to query the company’s distributed knowledge base and to cooperate with co-workers is still a requirement, but mobility brings new access scenarios and higher complexity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luciano Baresi
    • 1
  • Schahram Dustdar
    • 2
  • Harald C. Gall
    • 3
  • Maristella Matera
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems InstituteVienna University of TechnologyAustria
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnica di MilanoMilanoItaly

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