The 3rd International Workshop on E-Marketplace Integration & Interoperability (EM2I'09) is a venue for presenting state-of-the-art research and development achievements in the design, introduction, and use of integration technology for e-marketplaces that affect business interoperability between firms, within supply chains, and between fragmented e-marketplaces. Although the traditional forms of e-marketplaces such as intermediaries, supplier portals, and content hubs are an important area of focus for the workshop, integration technology is increasingly supporting a much wider range of business interoperability that enables contextually heterogeneous enterprises to semantically work together beyond operational transactions. As more and more firms in all regions of the globe are able to interact online, we are rapidly moving toward an integrated global e-marketplace consisting of loosely coupled vertical, horizontal, and regional e-marketplaces.
Topics of interest for EM2I'09 include all contexts in which integration technology is used to mediate enterprise activities through e-marketplaces such as buyer and seller matching, transaction facilitation and international trade, e-servicing, and legal infrastructure. The technology may include business information engineering, languages for describing products and services, business document modeling and integration, business process design and coordination, marketplace services collaboration, business semantic technologies, business rules, e-marketplace protections and legal infrastructure.
Given its specified context of e-marketplace, EM2I'09 is a multi-disciplinary workshop, and participation of people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives is strongly encouraged. We welcome submissions from researchers and practitioners in all sectors, including academia, industry, and government.
EM2I'09 targets at the leading edge of thinking about the role of e-marketplace technologies in our modern business. With your help, EM2I'09 - the exciting venue for communicating with the talented ideas of business interoperability on e-marketplace - will play an important role in future on creating profitable e-commerce technologies. Come and help us make EM2I'09 a stimulating and exciting event.
Co-Chairs of EM2I'09