[ecoop-info] CfPart: FAVO @ FM2009

Jeremy Bryans jeremy.bryans at ncl.ac.uk
Tue Oct 6 17:53:16 CEST 2009

                                Call For Participation

                 Formal Aspects of Virtual Organisations (FAVO 2009)
                    3 November 2009, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
                            (in conjunction with FM'09)


The purpose of the FAVO workshops is to encourage an active community of researchers and
practitioners using formal methods in the research and development of Virtual Organisations.

Following a successful initial workshop at FM'08, FAVO 2009 will be held at FM'09 on 3
November 2009.


Advances in network technology, software and services are making it ever easier for
organisations and individuals to form loosely-coupled Virtual Organisations (VOs) around a
common goal, often in order to take advantage of a business opportunity or respond to an
acute crisis. VOs arise in commercial, governmental, political and military environments
and may have been carefully designed or may simply be ad hoc assemblies integrating
diverse systems that only rarely have been designed for collaboration. VO members may have
differing trust and security policies. They may evolve dynamically as the environment,
membership and resource availability change.

Although VOs are a common business model, a mature formal understanding of them has yet to
develop.  Integration of diverse members and policies, management of evolution and an
understanding of emergent behaviour all contribute to a substantial challenge for
designers of VOs and their members. The FAVO workshops aim to bring together researchers
and practitioners to share challenges and potential solutions in this new application area
for formal methods.

The full programme is available at   http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/events/FAVO2009/


Jeremy Bryans & John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, UK

Programme Committee

Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, NL
Alvaro Arenas, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Luis Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Simon Foley, University College, Cork, Ireland
Tomasz Janowski, UNU-IIST Center for Electronic Governance, Macau SAR, China
Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Philippe Massonet, CETIC, Belgium
Tom McCutcheon, Dstl, UK

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