Call for Papers MCETECH 2015

MAY 12-15, 2015, Montreal, Canada

TECHNICAL PAPER SUBMISSION: Abstracts due NOVEMBER 24th, Full papers due DECEMBER 8th, 2014
PROCEEDINGS PUBLISHED BY SPRINGER Lectures Notes on Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.

DESCRIPTION: The successful implementation of Internet applications is a multi-faceted problem, involving technological, managerial, economic, cognitive, social, ethical, and legal issues. The 6th edition of MCETECH aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in exploring these multiple facets with a focus on the technological, managerial, and organizational issues. Original and inter-disciplinary approaches to these problems are highly encouraged. The conference also includes an industrial track, providing a forum for practitioners to present problems and case studies in their business.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, to be published by Springer’s LNBIP series. The program committee will award a “Best Paper Award” to the best paper in terms of, 1) originality, 2) presentation, and 3) impact. The finalists will be submitted to a special issue of a refereed journal.
TOPICS: Submissions are invited in the following non-exhaustive list of topics: 1) architectures and infrastructure, 2) methodologies and models (computational models, BPM, service composition), 3) applications (e-business, e-health, e-government, e-justice, e-tc.), 4) business implications (organizational transformation, new business models), 5) social and legal implications, and 6) news trends and paradigms (e.g. social computing, ubiquitous computing, the IoT, etc.); more details on

FORMAT: The conference program includes research paper sessions, workshops, tutorials, an industrial track, and panels. This year’s edition will feature two special events:
1) a special track on the social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding the emergence and exploitation of “e-personas”, which some sociologists see as a worrisome combination of user profiling and big data.
2) an open University – Industry networking day, giving academic researchers the opportunity to meet R&D staff and decision makers from industry to discuss opportunities for collaborative research.

VENUE: Montréal is a vibrant multi-cultural metropolis boasting a unique blend of European and North American influences, and a lively mix of French and Anglo-Saxon cultures, with plenty of opportunities to wine, dine, and shop (


Post-doctoral position on software architecture of service and cloud oriented systems

The Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Technologies du Commerce Électronique ( is seeking candidates for a one-year post-doctoral research position, starting January 1st, 2015, renewable, subject to fund availability. The selected candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits. Winter 2015 start date is preferred, though the chosen candidate can begin immediately.

The candidate will work on various projects related to the software architecture of service and cloud oriented applications, including, 1) various aspects related to the migration of legacy web applications to an SOA (e.g. service identification, service packaging, refactoring), 2) quality engineering, and re-engineering of service and cloud oriented applications (QoS metrics, identification of SOA and cloud patterns and anti-patterns, refactoring of existing SOA applications, reconfiguration of Cloud systems).

The ideal candidate:

A) has a recent (since 2013) PhD in computer science, software engineering, or a related field,
B) has developed expertise in
  1) distributed software architectures (SOA-specific expertise is a plus),
  2) static code analysis (issues and tools),
  3) architectural, design, coding, and execution patterns and anti-patterns,
  4) model transformation
C) has working knowledge of:
  1) common web application development frameworks
  2) common open-source SOA development and execution frameworks
D) Good writing skills

E) A promising publication record.

The LATECE laboratory is part of the Faculté des Sciences (Sciences College) of the Université du Québec à Montréal. It is located at the heart of Montreal ‘s ‘quartier des spectacles’, a sector of downtown Montréal home to its center for performing arts (Place des Arts), Maison Symphonique, The Museum for Modern Art (MAM), Place des Festivals (festival esplanade), and  a number of theatres, cafés, bistros, and restaurants. The Faculté des Sciences is within walking distance of Vieux (Old) Montreal, Quartier Latin, Crescent street, and the Main (Saint-Laurent Boulevard), the hub of Montreal’s nightlife. Montréal is a vibrant multi-cultural metropolis boasting a unique blend of european and north american influences, and a lively mix of french and anglo-saxon cultures, with plenty of opportunities to wine, dine, and shop ( It is also a University town, with over 200,000 students attending the four major universities (UQAM, McGill, Université de Montréal, Concordia), along with major engineering and business schools (ETS, Poly, HEC Montreal), graduate schools (e.g. INRS, Institut Armand Frappier), and research centers (CRIM, CRIQ, CRIAQ, etc.).

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, a résumé, three publications relevant to the post-doctoral project and contact information of three reference persons to Prof. Naouel Moha ( Candidates will be screened until the position is filled.