International Conference on Data, Processes, and Software Systems (DPSS)

Organization: Zhejiang University


Location: ZHEJIANG, China

Event Date/Time: Apr 21, 2014 End Date/Time: Apr 23, 2014
Paper Submission Date: Dec 16, 2013
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CALL FOR PAPERS   International Conference on Data, Processes, and Software Systems (DPSS) Hangzhou, China April 21-23, 2014     Data play a vital role in software application systems including enterprise systems typically consisting of workflow/business management systems that use software processes or (web or e-)services adopting service oriented architecture (SOA). Data provide process (service) semantics (what a service performs, how its actions are related to the environment/context, etc.), and record progress of executions (activity or task status, resource usage and status, correlations, etc.). On the other hand, process execution further generates additional data that are extremely useful for monitoring, auditing, compliance checking, etc. Process descriptions and execution logs could also be managed, queried, mined, and analyzed. In practice, much of these data belong to the "big data". A technical challenge is to develop appropriate techniques and holistic approaches to model business processes/workflows with both data and activities in order to guide and help developing, managing, and improving software systems for enterprise and applications.   Since its inception more than 10 years ago, service oriented computing has prevailed as a concept and is now widely adopted in software application development and investigated in academic research. A new research community for services computing has formed. However, the services computing community has yet to fully embrace persistent data (their modeling, manipulation, and management) in many aspects including modeling, composition, analysis, QoS, realization, inter-operation, and runtime support.   This conference is aimed at providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, and experts in services computing and business process/workflow management and in data management to explore and discuss technical challenges including modeling, implementation, improvements, analytics, long tail, integration, and interoperation in contexts where both data and processes are present. Through a better understanding of the interactions between (persistent) data and processes/workflows, effective and efficient tools and techniques could be developed to aid development of software application systems.   The conference seeks original technical contributions in theory, practice, and evaluation of design techniques for software systems to manage data, processes, and services. Topics of interest include but not limited to:     Artifact-centric processes   Business analytics   Case management   Choreography   Cloud computing for data, processes, and services   Collaborative business processes   Data access methods for processes   Data and process complexity analysis   Data design for processes   Data-centric and data-aware processes   Foundations of data-centric process models   Management and access of processes (models)   Ontology for process models   Process compliance and auditing   Process improvements/evolution   Process interoperation and cross service modeling   Process mining   Process-oriented provenance   Processes as services   Processes over incomplete data and knowledge   Quality metrics   Reasoning of data manipulations by processes   Resource modeling and management for processes   Scientific workflows   Service and process management   Synthesis of data-centric/aware processes   Trust and security in data and processes   Verification of data-aware/centric processes   Workflow transactions   Submissions must contain original contributions that have not been published previously, nor concurrently under review by other conferences or journals.     Important Dates   Submissions: December 16, 2013 Notification: February 7, 2014 Camera-ready: March 14, 2014     Program Committee Co-Chairs   Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy) Jianwen Su (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)     Submission Details   Submissions should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS formatting guidelines (see  Submissions must be in English not exceeding 16 pages in length.  Submissions should be made electronically and in PDF format on the EasyChair submission site:    




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