First Workshop on Product Line Architectures for E-commerce
Call for papers
Given the exponential increase on information resources available on the Internet
(World Wide Web) e-commerce applications have been given a lot of attention lately.
E-commerce application vary from simple on-line catalogs to complex agents systems
that have the distinguishing ability of automating repetitive and time consuming
tasks, including searching, buying and selling products over the Internet. Most of
the tasks involved in the standard consumer buying behavior process can be automated.
Stages such as identification of needs, product brokering, merchant brokering, and
negotiation can now be assisted or automated by many different agent-based systems.
Merchants are currently struggling to explore new channels to negotiate their products,
looking for opportunities to maximize their profits and at the same time to satisfy
consumers. It is expected that e-commerce applications will make existing markets more
efficient, change the role of the middleman, and make many small niche markets viable.
However, the Web is still an emerging technology, and as such, web-based software
design is still in its infancy. On the other hand several object-oriented design
techniques have become popular in the past few years, including design patterns,
object-oriented frameworks, and product-line architectures. This workshop attempts
to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in applying object-oriented
design techniques to develop product-line architectures for e-commerce.
Interested participants should submit experience reports or research papers in one of
the workshop areas. Relevant areas include (but are not are not limited to):
Industrial reports on e-commerce development are particularly welcome.
The review process will be based on the quality of the submitted papers and their
relevance to the workshop main area.
- Frameworks and product line architectures for e-commerce;
- Design-level representation for e-commerce systems;
- E-commerce systems and the UML;
- Environment/language support for e-commerce;
- E-commerce-related (design and architectural) patterns;
- Refactoring e-commerce systems;
- Agents for e-commerce;
- Service oriented architectures;
- Aspects/subjects in the context of e-commerce;
- Component-based software development for e-commerce;
- XML, domain-specific languages for e-commerce.
Based on the submissions some questions to be answered during the workshop will
be prepared. Selected position papers relevant to the workshop main line will be
presented and participants will be divided into small groups to answer the questions.
The main goal of the workshop is to come up with:
- A comprehensive overview of specific areas in e-commerce development that could benefit from OO design techniques;
- A discussion of OO techniques that are or may be successfully applied to e-commerce software development;
- A list of areas in OO design that demand research efforts to be able to cope with the requirements from the e-commerce domain.
Position papers should have between 3 and 5 single-spaced pages, including figures and
references. Papers should be submitted by e-mail to the organizer in HTML (preferred),
MS-WORD, or PDF. Accepted papers will be part of the conference proceedings
Submission deadline: March 31, 2001 (past)
Notification of acceptance: April 2, 2001 (past)
Camera-ready: May 1, 2001 (past)
List of accepted papers (in no specific order)
- An Object-Oriented Framework for Creating Offerings, Ruy Luiz Milidiu, C. J. Lucena, and Jose Alberto R.P. Sardinha
- E-Frame: A Process-based Object-Oriented Framework for E-Commerce, Mohamed E. Fayad
- A Practical Approach to Pattern-Based Architectures for E-Business, Aileen Morse and Donna Joy
- Designing and Implementing Electronic Commerce Frameworks using the Multiagent Systems Approach,
D. Orlean, F. R. Ferreira, O. Silva, and C. J. Lucena
- EveryWare: Dealing with E-Commerce Pervasiveness, D. Orlean, F. R. Ferreira, and C. J. Lucena
- The WebShop E-Commerce Framework, Marcus Fontoura, Wolfgang Pree, and Bernhard Rumpe
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