OTMA Topics

The OTM Academy deals with the topics of all OTM conferences. OnTheMove co-locates successful interrelated and complementary conferences that together attempt to span a relevant range of research and development, from fundamental technology to enterprise application.


They are C&TC (= infrastructure and architecture for trusted cloud computing), ODBASE (= meaning of data as needed for databases and ontologies), and CoopIS (= applications of distributed and collaborative computing in networked organizations). Each conference covers multiple research vectors, viz. theory (e.g. underlying formalisms), conceptual level (e.g. technical designs and conceptual solutions) and applications (e.g. case studies and industrial best practices).


The general areas addressed by OTM Academy are:

  • Meaningful internet systems and ubiquitous computing
  • Distributed Objects and Applications
  • Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics
  • Open Data and Big Data
  • Cooperative Information Systems
  • Representation and Use of Business Intelligence
  • Grid computing, high-performance and Distributed Applications
  • Cloud Computing deployment for the enterprise
  • Cloud Trust, Security, Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Information Management
  • Semantic Web
  • Research Issues in Social Computing
  • Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences
  • Business Process Management
  • Software Services
  • Agent technologies and systems
  • Internet of Things

E.g., potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • data management for linked open, (big) data, business information systems, or bioinformatics
  • context-aware approaches for multimedia information retrieval
  • ontology-based data integration and quality assessment, question and answering, accessing and querying data, and process and service specification
  • distributed and open architectures for cloud computing
  • mobile-based architectures and applications
  • semantics and infrastructures to support the Internet of Things
  • formal semantic issues in social computing
  • community and semantically driven IT for business ecosystems
  • data science/governance in e-finance, e-government, e-health, e-science, …
  • trusted infrastructures for social computing


We refer to the main OTM web site for a description of the OnTheMove in general. Each OTM Conference has its own web page where you can find a list of specific topics. Obviously, papers covering specific topics from one of these conferences are welcomed as well at the OTM Academy.