IEEE Conference on Electronic Commerce

The First IEEE International Workshop
on Electronic Contracting (WEC)


July 6th, 2004 (Tuesday)

7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast, Flow/California

8:00-9:30 Opening (General chair & program chair welcome) & Keynote Talk

Title: Smart Contracts
Speaker: Nicholas J. Szabo, The George Washington University Law School

9:30-10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:30 (Session 1 - paper presentations)

  • On the Monitoring of Contractual Service Level Agreements
    Carlos Molina-Jimenez, Santosh Shrivastava
    (Uni. of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
    Jon Crowcroft and Panos Gevros (Uni. of Cambridge, UK)
  • An Integrated System for Supporting Problem Solution in e-Contracts Execution
    Mizuho Iwaihara, Haiying Jiang, and Yahiko Kambayashi
    (Kyoto Uni.,Japan)
  • Performance Monitoring of Service-Level Agreements for Utility Computing using the Event Calculus
    Andrew D H Farrell, Marek J Sergot (Imperial College, UK)
    David Trastour, Athena Christodoulou (HP Labs, UK)
    Mathias Salle (HP Labs, USA)

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-14:00 (session 2 - paper presentations)

  • The Ricardian Contract: A Universal Value Description System
    Ian Grigg (Systemics, USA)
  • Rules of Engagement for Automated Negotiation
    Alan H. Karp (HP Labs, USA)
  • FACTS: An Approach to Unearth Legacy Contracts
    Malu Castellanos (HP Labs, USA)
14:00-14:30 Break

14:30-16:00 (session 3 - paper presentations)
  • A Digital Licensing Model for the Exchange of Learning Objects in a Federated Environment
    James Simon (Sun Microsystems, USA)
    Jean-Noel Colin (Oxys)
  • A Decision Model for Bilateral Contract Negotiations with Uncertain Dynamic Outside Options
    Cuihong Li, Joseph Giampapa and Katia Sycara
    (Carnegie Mellon Uni., USA)
  • On design and implementation of a contract monitoring facility
    Z. Milosevic, S. Gibson (Uni. of Queensland, Australia)
    P. F. Linington (Uni. of Kent, UK)
    J. Cole, S. Kulkarni (Uni. of Queensland, Australia)

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-18:00 (session 4: paper presentation and workshop discussion)

  • An approach to implement contracts as trusted intermediaries
    Olivier Perrin, Claude Godart (LORIA-INRIA, France)
  • Workshop Discussion

6:00-9:00pm Reception (6:00-9:00) Location: Flow/Cabaret/Library