15 - 17 June 2009, Jena, Germany

Call for Paper


Download Flyer download

"Tradition meets Innovation" is the promising motto of the 9 th I²CS, dedicated to a bundle of interesting aspects around modern community systems. Discuss state of the art in an atmosphere of grand tradition: In Jena, Goethe, Schiller, Hegel and Fichte left their mark on intellectual life, Abbe, Zeiss and Schott laid the foundations for economic prosperity. Germany's "Science City 2008" will provide an excellent venue for I²CS's conference and workshop topics.

Due to the rapid evolution of web technologies and rich mobile devices, ICT support for communities is possible on next quality level. Trying to achieve this, we challenge new research questions in a wide range of connected fields. In search of innovative solutions, multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers and industry partners is essential. Hence, the goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers, experts, and practitioners from various areas related to novel Internet Community Systems.

Foundations -
Theories, models, algorithms for communities

  • Distributed algorithms and simulation models
  • Game theory, graph theory and cost models
  • Innovative communication protocols
  • Self organization and self stabilization
  • Security and privacy protection
  • Interoperability and IT-governance

Technology -
Distributed architectures and frameworks

  • Service-oriented architectures for communities
  • Peer-to-peer and grid architectures
  • Distributed community middleware for Web x.0
  • Software agents for community support
  • Adaptive cooperative information systems
  • Community management in ad-hoc environments
  • Information retrieval and distributed ontologies

Applications and socialization -
Communities on the move

  • Mobile Internet applications' experiences
  • Context and location awareness
  • Personalization of components and tools
  • Personal social networks and user behavior
  • Social and business aspects of user generated content
  • Expert profiles, collaborative filtering and matching
  • Domain specific languages for semantic design

We solicit submissions of unpublished papers presenting research results, industrial experiences and applications, as well as detailed specifications of open problems.

Electronic submission is required. Full papers of no more than 10 pages written in English should be submitted as PDF files using the conference management system. All submitted papers will be subject to a double reviewing process by the program committee.

All accepted contributions will be included in the pre-proceedings of the I²CS 2009 in the series Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: February 15 23, 2009 (deadline extension!)
  • Author notification: March 23, 2009
  • Camera-ready copies: April 7, 2009
  • Early registration: April 15, 2009
  • Conference date: June 15 - 17, 2009