2008 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008)

Venue: Beijing

Location: Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 02, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Apr 07, 2008
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Call For Papers: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC, http://computer.org/tsc) will begin publication in 2008. A special theme issue from ICWS 2008 will be published in TSC.

Call For Papers: International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR, http://www.servicescomputing.org/jwsr/) has been indexed by SCI-E.

Call For papers: International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM, http://ijbpim.servicescomputing.org/)

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Tutorial Proposals
Workshop Proposals
Panel Proposals
SOA Standards Presentation Proposals
Demo Presentation Proposals
Exhibit Proposals
Job Fair Booth Reservation or Event Proposals
IEEE Services Computing Contest
Services University

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2008 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008)

Celebrating the 2008 IEEE Congress on Services!

http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2008
September 23-26, 2008, Beijing, China

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Services Computing (http://tab.computer.org/tcsc)

ICWS 2008 organizing committee invites you to participate in the sixth edition of ICWS, to be held in Beijing this year.

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 on Web services. ICWS 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. Previous editions of ICWS have been held (most recent first) in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Orlando, San Diego, and Las Vegas.

ICWS 2008 will co-located with SERVICES 2008 to explore "Services" (Science and Technology), which has been formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. In addition, ICWS 2008 will be supported by a set of featured events at SERVICES 2008, including the Global Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Industry Summit, IEEE International Services Computing Contest, Services University, IEEE Services Computing Workshops, IEEE SOA Standards Symposium, and IEEE Services Computing Ph.D. Student Symposium.

The technical program of ICWS 2008 will include a refereed research track, an applications and industry track, and a work-in-progress track. 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 models. Panels and tutorials will run before and throughout the conference.

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 the following aspects of Web services:

* Applications (including mobile, scientific, Grid and utility, autonomic, and embedded computing)
* Models, methodologies, and tools (including analysis, design, SOA, modeling, and composition)
* Publishing, discovery, and selection (including in mobile settings)
* Validation and testing (including risk assessment and tracking)
* Management and governance (including monitoring, QoS, privacy, trust)
* Web 2.0 and Web X.0 concepts in Web services settings (including software as a service and service as software)
* Business process management (including business protocols, business intelligence, service level agreements, and business licensing models)
* Formal methods (including modeling and specification, data and process semantics, type systems, security, QoS, and other properties)
* Standards and implementation and deployment technologies
* Technologies for building and operating massive data centers (including middleware)


All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected papers published in the ICWS 2008 will be invited for publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) and the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). 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 http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2008/. 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 a full-time student.
If your paper is application or solution oriented, you can consider submitting it to ICWS 2008 Applications and Industry Track. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Applications and Industry Track for further consideration. Submitted papers with novel ideas but not accepted by the Research Track and Applications and Industry Track may also be recommended to the Work-in-Progress Track.

Review Policy
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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 that 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 presentations and discussions 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:
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Abstract Submission Deadline: April 2, 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

SERVICES 2008 General Chair:
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Liang-Jie Zhang, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Paul Hofmann (SAP Research, USA)

ICWS 2008 Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:
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Hong Mei (Peking University, China)
Hemant Jain, IEEE Fellow (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)

Program Committee Chairs:
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Jinpeng Huai (Beihang University, China)
Ming-Chien Shan (SAP Research, USA)
Munindar P. Singh (North Carolina State University, USA)

Program Committee Vice Chairs:
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Jia Zhang, General (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Fabio Casati, Europe (Trento University, Italy)
Meichun Hsu, Americas (HP Labs, USA)

Industry Track Chairs:
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Wu Chou (Avaya Labs Research, Avaya, USA)
Paul Hofmann (SAP Labs, USA)

Work-In-Progress Chair:
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Graciela Gonzalez (Arizona State University, USA)
Ali Bahrami (The Boeing Company, USA)

Local Arrangement Chair:
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Qun Zhou (IBM, USA)

Publication Chair:
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Patrick C.K. Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)

Tutorial Chairs:
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Mikio Aoyama (Nanzan University, Japan)
Akhil Kumar (Penn State University, USA)

Panel Chairs:
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Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Anup Kumar (University of Louisville, USA)

Workshop Chairs:
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Yanbo Han (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Global SOA Industry Summit Chair:
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Tony Shan (Senior Vice President, Bank of America, USA)
Min Luo (IBM Global Services, USA)

SOA Contest Chair:
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Yuhong Yan (National Research Council Canada, Canada)

Publicity Chairs:
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Charles Shoniregun (University of East London, UK)
Zhiwei Xu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Services Education Methodology Summit Chair:
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Zhixiong Chen (Mercy College, USA)

Body of Knowledge Chair:
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Hong Cai (IBM China Research Lab, China)

Technical Steering Committee:
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Carl K Chang (Iowa State University, USA)
Ephraim Feig (Motorola, USA)
Hemant Jain (University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, USA)
Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Calton Pu (Georgia Tech, USA)
Jeffrey Tsai (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Zhiwei Xu (Institute of Computing Technology, China)
Liang-Jie Zhang (Chair) (IBM Research, USA)

IEEE ICWS 2008 Program Committee:
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Marco Aiello (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Sriram Anand (Accenture, India)
Mikio Aoyama (Nanzan University, Japan)
Danilo Ardagna (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Akhilesh Bajaj (University of Tulsa, USA)
Matteo Baldoni (University of Torino, Italy)
Guruduth Banavar (IBM Research, India Lab)
Alistair Barros (SAP Research, USA)
Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, USA)
Athman Bouguettaya (Verginia Tech., USA)
Christoph Bussler (Merced Systems, Inc., USA)
Jorge Cardoso (SAP Research, Germany and University of Madeira, Portugal)
Malu G. Castellanos (HP Labs, USA)
Coimbatore Chandersekaran (Air Force, IDA, USA)
Shiping Chen (CSIRO ICT Centre Australia)
Ying Chen (IBM China Research Lab, China)
Dickson K.W. Chiu (Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong, China)
Wu Chou (Avaya Labs Research, Avaya, USA)
Cecil Chua (Nanyang Technological University)
Florian Daniel (University of Trento, Italy)
Nirmit Desai (North Carolina State University, USA)
Stefan Dessloch (Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany)
Asuman Dogac (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Vadim Ermolayev (Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine)
Ben Falchuk (Telcordia Technologies, Inc., USA)
Ephraim Feig (Motorola, USA)
Elena Ferrari (Politiche e dell'Informazione, University of Insubria at Como, Italy)
Sebastian Fischmeister (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Ian Foster (Argonne National Lab and University of Chicago, USA)
Piero Fraternali (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Casey K. Fung (Boeing Phantom Works, USA)
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (University of Southern California, USA)
Andrew Grimshaw (University of Virginia, USA)
Vijay K. Gurbani (Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon, France)
James Harland (RMIT University, Australia)
Carl Hauser (Portland State University, USA)
Alan Hevner (University of South Florida)
Ken Hopkinson (Air Force Institute of Technology, USA)
Patrick C. K. Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Arun Iyengar (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Hemant Jain (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)
Hai Jin (HUST, China)
Eric Jul (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Akhil Kumar (Penn State, USA)
Anup Kumar (University of Louisville, USA)
Herman Lam (University of Florida, USA)
Konstantin Laufer (Loyola University Chicago, USA)
Michael J. Lewis (Binghamton University, USA)
Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Shiyong Lu (Wayne State University, USA)
Heiko Ludwig (IBM Research, USA)
Carolyn McGregor (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Dennis McLeod (Univeristy of Southern California, USA)
Hong Mei (Peking University, China)
Weiyi Meng (Binghamton University, USA)
Dejan S. Milojicic (HP Laboratories, USA)
Simanta Mitra (Iowa State University, USA)
Louise Moser (U.C. Santa Barbara, USA)
Gilles Muller (Ecoles des Mines de Nantes, France)
Yuichi Nakamura (IBM Research, Japan)
Srinivas Padmanabhuni (Infosys India)
Massimo Paolucci (Docomo Euro-Labs, Germany)
Thierry Priol (Inria, France)
Calton Pu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Sandeep Purao (Penn State University, USA)
Venguswamy Ramaswamy (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm, Germany)
Norbert Ritter (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Marcus Rotheberger (UNLV, USA)
Karsten Schwan (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Eric Y. Shan (Google, USA)
Luiba Shrira (Brandeis University, USA)
Gautam Shroff (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
Atish Sinha (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA)
Judith Stafford (Tufts University, USA)
Vijayan Sugumaran (Oakland University, USA)
Kevin Sullivan (University of Virginia, USA)
Jacob, Varghese S (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Padmal Vitharana (Syracuse University, USA)
Harry Jiannan Wang (University of Delaware, USA)
Richard J. Welke (Georgia State University, USA)
Graham Williams (Togaware, Australia) Joseph Williams (Microsfoft Corporation, USA)
Andreas Wombacher (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Stephen J.H. Yang (National Central University, Taiwan)
Jian Yang (Macquaire University, Australia)
Pinar Yolum (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Leon Zhao (University of Arizona, USA)
Huimin Zhao (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
Nianjun (Joe) Zhou (IBM Research, USA)
Hong Zhu (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Joe Zo (Information and Communications University. Korea)


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