IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008)

Venue: 1 South street

Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 23, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 07, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Apr 07, 2008
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2008 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008)
September 23-26, 2008, Beijing, China
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Services Computing (

ICWS 2008 organizing committee invites you to participate in the sixth year of ICWS in Beijing, China on September 23-26, 2008.

ICWS has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web services. ICWS also aims to identify emerging research topics and define the future of Web services. Over the past six years, ICWS has grown steadily, attracting over 250 participants on a regular basis. ICWS 2007 was held on July 9-13, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; ICWS 2006 was held on September 18-22, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois, USA; ICWS 2005 was held on July 11-15, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA; ICWS 2004 was held on July 6-9, 2004 in San Diego, California, USA; ICWS 2003 was held on June 23-26, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline for the emerging modern services science.

ICWS 2008 will be co-located with and strategically part of the 2008 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2008) (Part B: Beijing) to explore "Services" (Science and Technology), which has been formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003!

As a major implementation technology for modernizing services industry in the Services Computing discipline, Web services are Internet-based application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols.

The technical program of ICWS 2008 will include refereed paper presentations and work-in-progress sessions in both research and industry tracks. In a departure from past versions of the conference, the research track will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing Web services platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing Web services model. Panels and tutorials will run before and throughout the conference.

In addition, ICWS 2008 will be supported by a set of featured events at the 2008 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2008) including the 2008 IEEE Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Industry Summit, 2008 IEEE International Services Computing Contest, Services University, and 2008 IEEE Services Computing Workshops, IEEE SOA Standards Symposium, and IEEE Services Computing Ph.D. Student Symposium.

The ICWS 2008 research track seeks original, unpublished research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Web services. Research papers must properly cite related work and clearly indicate their contributions to the field of Web services. All topics relevant to Web services are of interest, but the conference program committee particularly encourages submissions related to:

* Technologies for Building and Operating Massive Web Services Data Centers
* Quality of service in Web Services systems (real-time responsiveness, media delivery, etc.)
* Technologies for Building Highly Reliable, Available, Secure and Scalable Web Services
* Web Services for Sensors and Embedded Systems
* Autonomic Web Services Platform Technologies
* Security Challenges for Web Services
* Privacy-Preserving Web Services Technologies
* Web Services Discovery (particularly in challenging environments such as mobile or wireless settings)
* Web Services Standards and Implementation Technologies
* Extended Web Services Specifications (security, QoS, other properties)
* Web Services Composition and Integration
* Type Systems and Type Checking for Web Services
* Technologies for Web Services Assessment (i.e., validation & verification, testing, etc.)
* Web 2.0 and Web X.0 Concepts in Web Services Settings
* Semantic Web Services
* Multimedia Web Services
* Web Services-driven Business Process Management
* Web Services-based Mobile Computing
* Web Services-based Grid Applications
* Domain-specific Web Services Applications and Solutions
* Web Services Modeling, Relationship Binding, and Tooling
* Other Interested Topics

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to ICWS 2008 and SCC 2008 simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected from both conferences without review. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected best papers published in the ICWS 2008 will be invited for publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM) , and the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC) . Both the ICWS Proceedings and JWSR are included in EI Compendex. JWSR is also indexed in SCI-E.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found at At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at ICWS 2008. The first author of the best student paper must be full-time student.

If your paper is application or solution oriented, you can consider submitting it to ICWS 2008 Industry Track. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Industry Track for further considerations. Submitted papers with novel ideas but not accepted by the Research Track and Industry Track may also be recommended to the Work-in-Progress Track.

Review Policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 7, 2008
Paper Submission Due Date: April 7, 2008
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 26, 2008
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: June 27, 2008

*** For any enquires, please e-mail to the Program Committee Vice-Chair Jia Zhang: ***


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