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Workshop on Fragmentation versus Integration: Perspectives of the Web Information
Systems discipline (FIPWIS)
in conjunction with
5th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering
Brisbane, Australia
November 24, 2004

Abstract submission: Jun. 15
Paper submission: Jul. 18
Author notification: Aug. 9
Final version: Aug. 31
Workshop proceedings: A Springer LNCS volume for all WISE-2004 workshop
Paper length: Not above 10 pages LNCS format, 11 point

Fragmentation of knowledge regarding Web information systems (WIS) is
increasing. Fragmentation means that islands of knowledge, skill and
competency exist. These islands tend considering themselves as independent
kingdoms. Intruders are not welcome. Thus the gaps between these islands are
hard to cross and in fact are rarely crossed. Unfortunately these islands
seem not to be growing in diameter. Rather they are extending the length of
the legs they are residing on.

This workshop is to consolidate and clarify the knowledge obtained so far
regarding WIS. It aims at bringing together researchers from the various sub
areas of knowledge regarding WIS and researchers working on more general
aspects of WIS. Rather than merely bringing these people together the
workshop is intended to discuss the achievements of specific as well as
general theories regarding WIS. It furthermore shall help understanding
scope and power of general theories in the light of specific ones. Finally,
the workshop shall help understanding specific contributions of specific
theories when contrasted with general theories.

Contributions are sought that fall in one of the following categories or are
otherwise heavily related to the workshop goal as outlined above.

- Specific theories discussed in the light of generic ones,
- Generic theories discussed in the light of specific ones,
- Case studies justifying creation and use of generic theories,
- Case studies justifying creation and use of specific theories,
- Limitations, quality aspects and Comparisons of such theories,
- Conceptual frameworks for choosing among such theories.

Workshop organizers: {Kaschek, Kinshuk, Thalheim}
Workshop venue: Brisbane, Australia, details tba

Workshop URL:


Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Klaus Jantke, DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany
Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New Zealand
Kinshuk, Massey University, New Zealand
Stephen Liddle Brigham Young University, USA
Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Gustavo Rossi, La Plata National University, Argentina
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Yuzuru Tanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Berhard Thalheim, University of Kiel, Germany
Alexei Treiakov, Massey University, New Zealand


Associate Professor Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]
Director, Advanced Learning Technologies Research Centre
Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725