International Workshop on Service Composition, 2nd edition

Venue: Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Dec 18, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jul 25, 2006
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*** First Call for Papers ***

International Workshop on Service Composition, 2nd edition

at the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
(WI 2006)

December 18, 2006, Hong Kong


Composition of services in dynamic environments has received much
interest for its potential to support Business-to-Business (B2B) or
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). One of such dynamic
environments is the World Wide Web, which makes available a huge
and rapidly growing number of heterogeneous services. Recent efforts
to develop ontology languages for the Web and ways of describing web
services semantically in this environment have resulted in a number of
prototype systems that can dynamically combine services and interact
with them.

There are many different types of architectures that have been developed
around the concept of “services" - parties providing dynamic functionality
to other parties. As the number of services increases so does the need
for service reuse and service 'composability' - creation and provision of
complex value-added services resulting in composite services. Additional
infrastructure may well need to be defined to support composition in these
open architectures.

This workshop aims to tackle the research problems around methods,
concepts, models, languages and technology that enable composition
of services in the context of the WWW. Of particular interest are the
methodologies that enable automatic or semiautomatic composition of
services, semantic web service, web services, and e-services. The
workshop especially welcomes contributions that exploit rich semantic
descriptions of web services for semi-automatic and automatic composition
using web intelligence and autonomous agents technology.

This proposed workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry
attendees (e.g. leading modelers, architects, system vendors, open-source
projects, developers, and end-users) addressing many of these issues,
and promote and foster a greater understanding of how the composition of
services in the context of WWW can assist business to business and
enterprise application integration.


The following indicates the general focus of the workshop. However, related
contributions are welcome as well.

* requirements on service composition
* applications of WWW service composition
* web languages for describing services and their relevance to composition
* web-based composition languages
* choreography and orchestration languages
* workflow models and languages and their relevance to WWW service composition
* conversation models and languages for composed services
* applicability of agent technologies to WWW service composition
* formal models for service composition
* reasoning about service composition
* service composition engines and tools
* dynamic composition methods and algorithms
* discovery and matchmaking based dynamic composition
* execution and lifecycle management of composed services
* monitoring and recovery strategies for composed services
* security and privacy for composed services
* policies for composed services
* mediation in composed services
* reuse and versioning of services and compositions
* semantic approaches to composition
* composition modeling language standards
* composition with Web services, eServices, Semantic Web Services, GRID services
* relation between WWW service composition and GRID service composition
* service composition and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)


All submissions should be formatted in IEEE Computer Society style with
a page limit of 4 + 1 extra, and should be submitted in electronic format
(using the link that will shortly be available from the workshop website).

All contributions will be peer reviewed by a program committee that will
incorporate well recognized experts in the area of service composition.

The Workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society
Press, to be indexed by EI.


Submissions: July 25, 2006
Acceptance: September 8, 2006
Final copy: September 29, 2006
Workshops day: December 18, 2006


Marlon Dumas (Queensland University of Technology)
Marco Pistore (University of Trento)
Dumitru Roman (Digital Enterprise Research Institute)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed; to be extended)

- Michael Altenhofen, SAP, Germany
- Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Boualem Benatallah, UNSW, Australia
- Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
- Marie-Christine Fauvet, University of Grenoble, France
- Laurent Henocque, LISIS, France
- Rick Hull, Lucent, USA
- Ryszard Kowalczyk, SWIN, Australia
- Nanjangud C. Narendra, IBM India Research Lab, Bangalore, India
- Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
- Mathias Weske, HPI, Germany
- Johannes M. Zaha, QUT, Australia
- Liangzhao Zeng, IBM Research, USA
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