USM 2000
Trends towards a Universal Service Market
Munich, Germany September 12-14, 2000

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USM 2000 - Last Announcement and Call for Papers

3rd IFIP/GI International Conference on Trends towards a Universal Service Market

Munich, Germany
September 12-14, 2000

General Information

USM 2000 is the third event in a series of international IFIP conferences on Trends in Distributed Systems. It continues TreDS'96, held in Aachen, Germany and TrEC'98 with special focus on Electronic Commerce in Hamburg, Germany.

The technological progress in the internet and telecommunication domains as well as deregulation efforts of the telecommunication markets currently under way in many countries enable an integration of data and telecommunication. Distributed platforms get adapted to the needs of telecommunication networks. This leads to a global distributed system with millions of objects, running on top of middleware platforms and interacting with each other to provide services. USM 2000 brings together researchers, service vendors and users in the field of universal service markets. USM 2000 takes place in Munich, Germany, the city of the famous Oktoberfest, which will start two days after the conference on September 16, 2000.


The USM 2000 considers services of a universal market in relation to middleware, distributed applications and management. Areas of special interest include:

  • Component Based Systems, Service Creation
  • Service Market Models, Accounting and Customer Care
  • Quality of Service for Distributed Applications
  • Trading, Brokering and Information Management
  • Management of Virtual Networks
  • Service and Application Management
  • Ubiquitous Services and Nomadic Computing
  • Distributed and Mobile Objects
  • Agent Technology for Integrated Management
  • Advances in Middleware Architectures, e.g. CORBA, DCOM, Jini
  • Telecommunication Architectures related to Distributed Systems


You are encouraged to submit full technical papers describing original, unpublished research or experience of about 12 pages. Extended abstracts of 3-5 pages will be accepted for poster session papers. Submissions are due January 30th, 2000. For submission guidelines please visit our web server. The proceedings will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science", Springer-Verlag.

Further Information

Contact Person: Helmut Reiser
Phone(Fax): +49 89 2178 2163 (-2147)
Address: Ludwig Maximilians University
Institute of Computer Science
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80538 Munich

Conference Chairs

Claudia Linnhoff-Popien and Heinz-Gerd Hegering, LMU Munich

Program Committee

Sebastian Abeck, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Andrew T. Campbell, Center for Telecommunications Research, Columbia University, New York, USA
John Dilley, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, USA
Kurt Geihs, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Bernd Heinrichs, Cisco Systems Europe, Düsseldorf, Germany
Yigal Hoffner, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Axel Küpper, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Winfried Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg, Germany
Luigi Logrippo, University of Ottawa, Canada
Michael Merz, Ponton, Hamburg, Germany
Zoran Milosevic, DSTC Brisbane, Australia
Elie Najm, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Paris, France
Bernhard Neumair, DeTeSystem, Germany
Jerome Rolia, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Alexander Schill, TU Dresden, Germany
Doug Schmidt, ARL St. Louis, USA
Gerd Schürmann, GMD FOKUS Berlin, Germany
Morris Sloman, Imperial College, London
Otto Spaniol, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Michael Stal, Siemens ZT, München, Germany
Ralf Steinmetz, TU Darmstadt & GMD IPSI, Germany
Volker Tschammer, GMD FOKUS Berlin, Germany

Conference Organisation

Helmut Reiser (Chair), Christian Ensel, Markus Garschhammer, Rainer Hauck, Bernhard Kempter, Annette Kostelezky, Igor Radisic, Holger Schmidt, Gerald Vogt, LMU Munich


Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), German Informatics Society (GI), Computing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (LRZ), BMW AG, DG Bank, Munich Network Management Team (MNM) and others.