Second IEEE International Workshop on
Electronic Contracting (WEC '05)
July 18, 2005, Munich, Germany
Call for Papers
Real world commerce is largely built on a fabric of
contracts. Considered abstractly, a contract is an agreed framework of
rules used by separately interested parties to coordinate their plans
in order to realize cooperative opportunities, while simultaneously
limiting their risk from each other's misbehavior. Electronic commerce
is encouraging the growth of contract-like mechanisms whose terms are
partially machine understandable and enforceable.

Building on the success of the First IEEE International Workshop on
Electronic Contracting (WEC-04), this second edition is the forum to
discuss innovative ideas at the interface between business, legal, and
formal notions of contracts. The target audiences will be mainly
researchers, scientists, software architects, but also contract
lawyers, economists, and industry professionals who need to be
acquainted with the state of the art technologies and the future
trends in electronic contracting. The event will take place in Munich,
Germany on July 18, 2005. IEEE WEC 2005 will be held in conjunction
with The International Conference on Electronic Commerce (IEEE CEC

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: 

Contract languages and user interfaces
Computer aided contract design, construction, and composition
Computer aided approaches to contract negotiation
Role of electronic contracts in IT governance
Relationship of electronic and legal enforcement mechanisms
Electronic vs. legal concepts of non-repudiation
Privacy vs. reputation and recourse
Contracts and mechanism design

Authors are invited to submit original and significant research
contributions in the aforementioned areas. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed by the members of the international program
committee. We are planning to publish the proceedings in the Springer
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Full papers must not exceed 16
pages and conform to the LNCS style. We accept papers in PDF and PS
format. Please send your submission no later than February 28, 2005 to
Important Dates
Paper submission: February 28, 2005
Paper notification: April 7, 2005
Camera-ready papers: April 30, 2005
Workshop Date: July 18, 2005

Workshop Chairs
Claudio Bartolini, HP Laboratories, USA,
Mathias Salle, HP Laboratories, USA,
Program Committee
Samuil Angelov (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) 
Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia) 
Asit Dan (IBM Research, USA) 
Aspassia Daskalopulu (University of Thessaly, Greece) 
Marlon Dumas (Queesland University of Technology, Australia) 
Andrew Farrell (Imperial College London, UK) 
Anthony Finkelstein (University College London, UK) 
Chiara Francalanci (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) 
Claude Godart (University Henri Poincaré Nancy 1 and INRIA, France) 
Ian Grigg (Systemics, USA) 
Alexander Keller (IBM Research, USA) 
Cuihong Li (Carnegie-Mellon University, USA) 
Heiko Ludwig (IBM Research, USA) 
Emil Lupu (Imperial College London, UK) 
Tom Maibaum (McMaster University, Canada) 
Dave Marvit (Fujitsu Laboratories, USA) 
Zoran Milosevic (DSTC, Australia) 
Enrico Nardelli (NESTOR - Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy) 
Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy) 
Barbara Pernici (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) 
Chris Preist (HP Laboratories, UK) 
Wim Van Grembergen (University of Antwerp, Belgium) 
Andreas Wombacher (University of Twente, The Netherlands)