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4th International Workshop on

Data Engineering Issues in E-Commerce and Services (DEECS 2009)

In conjunction with the

11th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'09)

July 20, 2009, Vienna, Austria

(2009-06-04) List of accepted papers and preliminary agenda available
(2009-07-17) Final agenda and pdf download of papers available

++ IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings, papers will be included in the IEEE Digital Library ++

Download the Call for Papers: (txt) (html)

Workshop Theme

As part of their e-business activities, enterprises create, share, recombine, and process an ever increasing amount of data and documents that range from simple transactional data to complex business process definitions. In many respective processes, multiple spheres overlap, e.g., (1) inter- with intra-organizational data sources in collaborative processes, (2) master data with transactional data, (3) regular data with behavioral aspects of processes, or (4) facts with normative assertions. Since business entities are members of multiple value chains, same as data sources are often used in multiple contexts and processes, there are often conflicting requirements on the representation of such data. At the same time, enterprise computing infrastructures are currently transforming into service-oriented systems; this change has severe consequences as well as offers opportunities for the data management processes.

All this in combination makes data engineering in e-commerce and service-oriented computing a very challenging task, already at the level of a single company but even more in value chains. Also, respective modeling choices may have long-lasting and far reaching impact, and affect (1) operational efficiency, (2) business process agility, (3) the range of analytical tasks for decision support, and (4) strategic options. Eventually, those choices determine the current and future degree of automation in content and process integration.

While e-business standards in general help, standardization alone does not solve the problem. This is because yielding a consensual representation takes time, consumes resources, and constrains an entity’s ability to capture individual details. Moreover, the cost of implementing and enforcing the standards is sometimes prohibitive for small businesses. Proprietary representations, on the other hand, hamper interoperability, and complicate B2B integration. In service-oriented architectures (SOAs), this complexity is further increased by the behavioral dimension of e-business interactions, e.g., services choreography and orchestration.

This workshop aims at providing a venue for discussion and the exchange of ideas on data and knowledge engineering issues in the dynamic environment of e-business, enterprise computing, and business services and transformation. The relation to CEC’09 is that it addresses a core problem in enterprise computing. In the format of an interactive workshop, it focuses the intersection of three main areas: data engineering, knowledge engineering, and business process management.


In particular, we are inviting full and short papers, posters, and hands-on demonstrations on the following topics:

  • Business data integration
  • Business data management
  • Business decision support
  • Business intelligence
  • Business modeling and analysis
  • Business process integration
  • Business process management
  • Business process monitoring
  • Business process intelligence
  • Case studies and applications
  • Corporate knowledge management
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Data-intensive decision support systems
  • E-commerce content
  • E-commerce standards
  • Enterprise application integration
  • E-procurement and e-sourcing
  • Folksonomies and collaborative tagging in business applications
  • Logistics data engineering
  • Ontologies and use of Semantic Web technology
  • Product data management
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Product specification standardization
  • Semantic business process management
  • Semantic Web Services
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Service-oriented architectures (SOAs)
  • Service-level agreements and their specification along and across value chains
  • Supply chain management
  • Ubiquitous / context-aware services
  • Web services

Paper Submission and Publication

We are inviting the submission of

  • full papers (up to 8 pages)
  • position papers (up to 5 pages)
  • posters (2-page extended abstracts or final posters)
  • hands-on demonstrations (2-page descriptions of the demo)

describing original research on the listed or related topics.

Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers using the 8.5x 11, two-column format.

Submissions must be in the form of PDF documents using our electronic submission system (no longer available).

At least one author is required to attend the workshop and present the work. Attendance of the workshop requires registration to the main CEC'09 conference.

Full papers will be published in the regular conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be included in the IEEE Digital Library.

Each paper will typically be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. Reviewers will score submissions according to their contribution, originality/novelty, technical depth/merit, and quality of presentation. For short position papers, clarity of exposition and the degree of innovation will be sufficient, while for full papers, a clear technical contribution is expected.

Important Dates

  • March 16, March 30, 2009: Abstracts due
  • March 23, April 6, 2009: Submissions due
  • April 15, April 29, 2009: Notification of acceptance
  • May 15, 2009: Camera-ready versions due
  • July 20, 2009: Workshop

Accepted Papers

We have accepted four full papers:

  • Business Rules for Concurrent e-Commerce Transactions (PDF file) (by Hendrik Decker)
  • Context-Aware Recommendation by Aggregating User Context (by Dongmin Shin, Jae-won Lee, Jongheum Yeon, and Sang-goo Lee)
  • An Electronic Economic Mechanism based on Interpersonal Relationship (by Takaaki Narabe, Yoshihito Saito, Satoshi Takahashi, and Tokuro Matsuo)

In addition, we accepted the following short papers:

  • Attribute Intelligence in Product Ontology (PDF file) (by Rouzbeh Meymandpour and Mohammad Hadi Sadreddini)
  • Comparing N-gram Models for Tag Suggestion in Tagging System (PDF file) (by Hyunwoo Kim, Kangpyo Lee, Hyopil Shin, and Hyoung-Joo Kim)


DEECS will be held in cooperation with RT-SOA ( and start with a Joint Keynote as follows. The venue for all sessions is 'Böcklsaal'.

9.00-10.30am: Joint Opening and Keynote

  • The Challenges of Automotive Service Integration Platform (Akihito Iwai, Denso Corporation)

11.00-12.30pm: DEECS Session #1

  • Business Rules for Concurrent e-Commerce Transactions (Hendrik Decker)
  • Towards an Approach for Estimating Impact of Changes on Business Processes (Mohamed Boukhebouze, Youssef Amghar, Nabila Benharkat, Zakaria Maamar)
  • Context-Aware Recommendation by Aggregating User Context (Dongmin Shin, Jae-won Lee, Jongheum Yeon, Sang-goo Lee)

02.00-03.30pm: RT-SOA Session

  • Monitoring Appliances Sensor Data in Home Environment: Issues and Challenges (Nazaraf Shah, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chen-Fang Tsai)
  • Ontology-based Service Composition Framework for Syndicating Building Intelligence (Wei-Tek Tsai)
  • A System for Web-based Interactive Real-time data Visualization and Analysis (Tao Yu, Qiming Chen, Qinghu Li, Rui Liu, Weihong Wang, Wei Liu)
  • A Framework for Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture (Mark Panahi, Weiran Nie, Kwei-Jay Lin, Yue Zhang)

04.00-05.30pm: DEECS Session #2

  • An Electronic Economic Mechanism based on Interpersonal Relationship (Takaaki Narabe, Yoshihito Saito, Satoshi Takahashi, Tokuro Matsuo)
  • Attribute Intelligence in Product Ontology (Rouzbeh Meymandpour, Mohammad Hadi Sadreddini)
  • Comparing N-gram Models for Tag Suggestion in Tagging System (Hyunwoo Kim, Kangpyo Lee, Hyopil Shin, Hyoung-Joo Kim)

05.30-06.00pm: Closing Discussion

The conference agenda and logistics information can be retrieved from

Organizing Committee

  • General Chairs
    • Sang-goo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
    • Juhnyoung Lee, IBM T.J. Watson Center, USA
  • Program Chairs
    • Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
    • Martin Hepp, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
  • Proceedings and Web Chair
    • Junho Shim, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea

Program Committee

  • Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
  • Pieter de Leenheer, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
  • Tommaso Di Noia, Technical University of Bari, Italy
  • Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Andreas, Harth, DERI Galway, Ireland
  • Steffen Lamparter, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • André Ludwig, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
  • Jan Mendling, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Carlos Pedrinaci, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
  • Bernhard Schandl, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Chun Hua Tian, IBM China Research Laboratory, China

DEECS History

DEECS 2009 is the continuation of a series of workshops:

  • The 2005 International Workshop on Data Engineering Issues in E-Commerce (DEEC 2005), held on April 9, 2005, in Tokyo, Japan;
  • 2nd International Workshop on Data Engineering in E-Commerce and Services (DEECS 2006), held in conjunction with CEC'06 and EEE'06, on June 26, 2006 in San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 3rd International Workshop on Data Engineering Issues in E-Commerce and Services (DEECS 2007,, held in conjunction with ACM EC’07, June 11–15, 2007, San Diego, California, USA


Joerg Leukel

Head of Logistics Research Group

Information Systems 2

University of Hohenheim

Schwerzstrasse 35, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone: +43 711 459-23968