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Dec 19 2011

CVM 2012 – 1st International Workshop on Common Value Management

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RENDER is very happy to announce the 1st International Workshop on Common Value Management (CVM2012). The workshop will take place during ESWC2012 in Heraklion, Greece from 27th to 31st of May, 2012.

The term Common Value Management (CVM) serves as an umbrella for three major aspects of today’s organization on-line communication:

Yield Management
also known as Revenue Management “is an economic discipline appropriate to many service industries in which market segment pricing is combined with statistical analysis to expand the market for the service and increase the revenue per unit of available capacity” [1]. Yield management is mostly about maximizing the short term gain of an enterprise. One has to monitor price offers of competitors and has to reflect various constraints over offering products and prices in various booking channels.

Brand Management
“is the application of marketing techniques to a specific product, product line, or brand” [2]. Here, the long term value of a company is the focus of interest. A brand has been carefully monitored, has an active dissemination strategy and can furthermore be used to maintain and increase the value of the brand. Finally crisis management, i.e., rapid cycles of monitoring and disseminating, has to be performed to protect against significant value loss of a brand.

Reputation Management
“also known as directory management, is the process of tracking an entity’s actions and other entities’ opinions about those actions; reporting on those actions and opinions; and reacting to that report creating a feedback loop” [3]. It can be the general reputation of an enterprise, as well as a public body, political parties etc. Here it is not directly about an economic value, however, about maximizing the impact of a campaign in relation to a certain budget.

CVM addresses these challenges especially in regard to the increasing number of on-line communication channels such as:

* Broadcasting, e.g.: web sites, news, email, RSS feeds, Twitter, chats, blogs
* Sharing of information items such as: booksmarks, images, slides, and videos
* Collaboration through wikis
* Group communication and interaction through sites such as Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, XING, and a multitude of specific recommendation and feedback places for certain vertical domains.
* Semantic-based Dissemination through formats such as microdata, RDF, RDFa, and SPARQL; and vocabularies such as Dublin Core, foaf, and GoodRelations,, etc.

We want to emphasize the aspect of bidirectionality in these interactions. This means multichannel dissemination, market and feedback analysis of various communication events, and communication in general as integrated loops of both activities.

The first International CVM workshop focuses on the scientific and technical aspects of semantics in relation to this topic. In this context, it aims to get an insight in the current state of the art in this field and also to mark current academic and industrial trends in this field. Semantics can hereby be used to describe and establish content, channels, and their alignments.

Please find the workshop website here:

1. THE BASICS OF REVENUE MANAGEMENT, Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc., 2005

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Dec 09 2011

[CTS 2012] Call For Papers and Participation

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The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)

May 21 – 25, 2012
The Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado, USA

In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: December 30, 2011

You are cordially invited to participate in this international conference through paper submission, a workshop or a special session organization, a tutorial, an invited speech, a demo, a poster, an exhibit, a panel discussion, a doctoral dissertation, whichever sounds more appropriate and convenient to you.

The conference will include invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in collaboration technologies, collaboration systems, social networks, virtual worlds, and related issues. There will also be tutorial sessions, symposia, workshops, special sessions, demos, posters, panel discussions, doctoral colloquium, and exhibits. Conference sponsorships are welcomed. Main track and the following:

Symposia: (all refereed. may have different deadlines)
SYMP1. Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks (SoMNet 2012)
SYMP2. Security in Collaboration Technologies and Systems (SECOTS 2012)

Workshops: (all refereed. may have different deadlines)
W01. Cloud and Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaboration (CWC 2012)
W02. Knowledge Management and Collaboration (KMC 2012)
W03. Collaboration: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design (CHCI&ID 2012)
W04. Semantic Technologies for Information-Integrated Collaboration (STIIC 2012)
W05. Collaborative Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks (CMSSN 2012)
W06. Multi-Agent Systems and Collaborative Technologies (I-MASC 2012)
W07. Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction (CR-HRI 2012)
W08. Collaborations in Emergency Response and Disaster Management (ERDM 2012)
W09. Collaboration and e-Learning (Ce-Learning 2012)
W10. Collaboration Technologies and Systems in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields (CoHeB 2012)
W11. Adaptive Collaboration (AC 2012)
W12. E-Transactions Systems (ETS 2012)
W13. Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Smart Services Applications (IoT 2012)
W14. Collaboration in Virtual Environments (CoVE-2012)
W15. Resilient Systems and Solutions (RSS 2012)
W16. Smart Grids and SCADA Security (SGS 2012)

Special Sessions: (all refereed. may have different deadlines)
SS01. Collaboration for Dynamic Resource Management in Mobile P2P Networks (CDRM 2012)
Important Dates:
Extended Paper and Poster Submission Deadline: December 30, 2011
Workshop/Special Session Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2011
Tutorial/Demo/Panel Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: February 01, 2012
Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due: March 01, 2012
Conference Dates: May 21 – 25, 2012

For further details and updates, please consult the conference web site at URL:, or contact one of the organizers.

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