This book contains the best papers of the 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2006), held in the city of Paphos (Cyprus), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Athens University of Economics and Business. ICEIS has become a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners in the area of business applications of information systems. This year, five simultaneous tracks were held, covering different aspects related to enterprise computing, including: “Databases and Information Systems Integration,” “Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems,” “Information Systems Analysis and Specification,” “Software Agents and Internet Computing” and “Human–Computer Interaction.” All tracks focus on real world applications and highlight the benefits of Information Systems and Technology for industry and services, thus making a bridge between Academia and Enterprise. Following the success of 2005, ICEIS 2006 received 404 paper submissions from more than 40 countries spanning all continents. In all, 63 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e., completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30–min oral presentations), 102 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation and another 75 for poster presentation.
Table of ContentsInvited Papers.- P2P Semantic Mediation of Web Sources.- Reflective Community Information Systems.- Data Exchange Issues in Peer-to-Peer Database Systems.- On Enhancing Query Optimization in the Oracle Database System by Utilizing Attribute Cardinality Maps.- I - Databases and Information Systems Integration.- Improvement of Software Development Processes, Balancing Internal and External Organizational Aspects.- Measuring Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Success: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach.- Toward Data Compliance in Vaccine Industry: Interoperability to Align Business and Information Systems.- Evaluating Server Capacity for Streaming Media Services.- II - Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems.- On Processing Temporal Observations in Monitoring of Discrete-Event Systems.- Towards a Fuzzy Ontology Definition and a Fuzzy Extension of an Ontology Editor.- Retrieval of Collaborative Filtering Nearest Neighbors in a Content-Addressable Space.- Ontology-Driven Knowledge Sharing for Networked Organisation Configuration.- H L?X: A System for Semantic Information Extraction from Web Documents.- Skill-Profile Matching with Similarity Measures.- III - Information Systems Analysis and Specification.- Comparing and Evaluating Ontology Construction in an Enterprise Context.- Modelling and Visualisation for Interoperability Requirements Elicitation and Validation.- An Eclipse-Based Framework for Supporting Software Development Cooperative Activities.- Managing Service-Based EAI Architectures Evolution Using a Formal Architecture-Centric Approach.- Agile System Analysis and Design.- Product Oriented Modelling and Interoperability Issues.- Process Modeling Value Framework.- Combining SDBC and ISDL in the Modeling and Refinement of Business Processes.- Semantic Resources Integration and Interoperability in the Construction Domain.- IV - Software Agents and Internet Computing.- Establishing the Semantic Web Reasoning Infrastructure on Description Logic Inference Engines.- Controlling Property Growth in Product Classification Schemes: A Data Management Approach.- Collaborative Visualization in Rich Media Environments.- A Formal Semantics and a Client Synthesis for a BPEL Service.- V - Human-Computer Interaction.- Multi-modal Contact-Less Human Computer Interaction.- The ViskiMap Toolkit: Extending Mediawiki with Topic Maps.- A Simulation Environment to Assess Driving Performances while Interacting with On-board Telematics Systems.- Handheld Tools for Personalized and Proactive Psychotherapy.