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 First International Conference


Interoperability of Enterprise Software and Applications


Geneva, Switzerland, February 21 - 25, 2005

Organised by IST-508-011 INTEROP NoE and

Supported by IFIP



The interoperability in enterprise applications can be defined as the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort from the customer or user. The possibility to interact and exchange information with internal and external collaborators is a key issue in the enterprise sector. It is fundamental in order to produce goods and services quickly, at lower cost, while maintaining higher levels of quality and customisation. Interoperability is considered achieved if the interaction can, at least, take place at the three levels: data, applications and business enterprise through the architecture of the enterprise model and taking into account the semantics. It is not only a problem of software and IT technologies. It implies support of communication and transactions between different organisations that must be based on shared business references.

The INTEROP-ESA conference aims at bringing together researchers, users and practitioners dealing with different issues of Interoperability of Enterprise Applications and Software. The conference will focus on interoperability related research areas ranging like Enterprise Modeling to define interoperability requirements, Architecture and Platforms to provide implementation frameworks and Ontologies to define interoperability semantics in the enterprise.


Papers are invited in the areas of interoperability, presenting original work and not previously published from academics and professionals. Topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:

Information for Authors

Submissions must be no longer than 12 pages in length. Formatting instructions can be found in the conference paper template document.

Please identify the author responsible for correspondence, including name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.

The conference proceedings will be published after the conference (and will be send by post to the registered participants). Papers will be included in the proceedings only if they are presented by one of the authors at the INTEROP-ESA 2005 conference.

Selected papers will be published in special issues of International Scientific Journals

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically in PDF format using the tool available at the conference site :

 For more information please visit our web site or send a message to

Workshop, Tutorials & Invited Sessions

The INTEROP-ESA'2005 conference also encourages the submission of invited sessions with sets of six invited papers on well-defined subjects of current interest belonging to the scope of the conference.

An invited session will be accepted only if the session and its 6 papers are accepted. Accepted papers of a non-accepted invited session will be transferred into regular sessions.

 Organizers of tutorials and workshops, which will be organized in conjunction with the conference as a pre-Congress program, are encouraged to submit their proposals which will be reviewed by the conference IPC.

For all of these proposals, organisers should submit a descriptive abstract to the Workshops, Tutorials and Invited Sessions co-chairs using the on-line forms available at the site. For questions and clarifications you can send an e-mail t the WTIS co-chairs

Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral students interested to participate in the Doctoral Symposium are requested to submit a two pages abstract, or a full paper no longer than 10 pages, together with a supporting letter from their PhD supervisor to the Doctoral Symposium chair:

Doctoral Symposium
Papers and letters due: January 3, 2005
Acceptance notification: January 10, 2005
Doctoral Symposium: February 21-22, 2005

 Important Deadlines


Papers due December 1, 2004
Acceptance notification January 10, 2005
Conference February 23-25, 2005
Final papers due March 15, 2005

 Workshops, Tutorials & Invited Sessions

Workshop proposals due  

December 1, 2004

Acceptance of workshops  

December 5, 2004

Invited Sessions & Tutorial Proposals due  

December 1, 2004

Acceptance of Invited sessions & Tutorials  

January 10, 2005


Doctoral Symposium


Papers and letters due January 15, 2005
Acceptance notification January 20, 2005
Doctoral Symposium February 21-22, 2005


 Early Registration deadline  

January 24, 2005