Recently, ubiquitous computing, model-driven development and business process management technologies, have been receiving a lot attention in research, as they are indeed emerging as active research fields. New paradigms and approaches on these three areas can bring many benefits to the development of enterprise information systems, such as, distribution flexibility, interoperability, maintainability, portability and adaptability. Nevertheless, these emerging fields pose new promising challenges to the research community. Some of the current challenges in the modeldriven development field are the mappings between metamodels, model transformations, semantic distance, traceability and the relation with ontologies. In the ubiquitous computing field, challenges such as adaptiveness, context-orientation and service provisioning are very important. Finally, in the business process management technologies, important challenges are adaptive process management, self-adapting / self-healing
business processes and exception handling in business process management. This volume contains the joint Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC-2008), the Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop On Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems (MDEIS-2008) and the Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Technologies for Context-Aware Business Process Management (TCoB-2008). IWUC-2008, MDEIS-2008 and TCoB-2008 aim at serving as forums for researchers and practitioners to meet and share expertise in the fields of ubiquitous computing, model-driven development and business process management. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have contributed to IWUC-2008, MDEIS-2008 and TCoB-2008. We would like to thank the members of the IWUC-2008, MDEIS-2008 and TCoB-2008 program committees for the great job they did in evaluating the submitted papers, and the authors for their paper contributions in shaping the final programs. Finally, special thanks to Joaquim Filipe and Vitor Pedrosa for their hard work in making the workshops and this volume possible.
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