[ogsa-wg] ICSOC 2005
foster at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Mar 30 04:37:05 CST 2005
I enclose a call for papers for ICSOC, which may be of interest to some of you.
Regards -- Ian.
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Dear colleague, we encourage you to send your contributions and participate to ICSOC'05.
As you will notice from the CFP and the Web site, this year we have planned several innovations in the ongoing effort to further improve the quality and attractiveness of what was already a very stimulating conference.
The main goal of ICSOC'05 is to foster integration among scientific communities working in
the service-oriented computing area.
CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd International Conference on
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
December 12-16, 2005
Service-oriented computing is the new emerging cross-disciplinary paradigm for distributed computing that is changing the way software applications are designed, architected, delivered and consumed. Services are autonomous, platform-independent computational elements that can be described, published, discovered, orchestrated and programmed using standard protocols for the purpose of building networks of collaborating applications distributed within and across organizational boundaries.
Web Services are the current most promising technology based on the idea of service oriented computing. Web services provide the basis for the development and execution of business processes that are distributed over the network and available via standard interfaces and protocols.
Combined with recent developments in the area of distributed systems, workflow management systems, business protocols and languages, services can provide the automated support needed for e-business collaboration and integration both at the data and business logic level. They also provide a sound support framework for developing complex business transaction sequences and business collaboration applications.
The 3rd International Conference of Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC'05) follows on the success of two previous editions in New York City, USA (2004) and Trento, Italy (2003), and aims at consolidating as the main reference conference for service oriented computing and web services, by covering the entire spectrum from theoretical and foundational results to empirical evaluations as well as practical and industrial experiences. ICSOC'05 proposes several innovations to achieve this goal.
== The ICSOC'05 Challenge: fostering ''cross-communities'' scientific excellence ==
Service oriented computing poses a number of research challenges that are intrinsically ''transversal'' to more established and traditional research fields. Main research challenges such as the composition, discovery, integration, monitoring, of services, their quality and security, methodologies supporting their development, evolution, adaptation, as well as their life-cycle management, are attracting the interest of researchers in very diverse communities, such as databases, software engineering, artificial intelligence, distributed and information systems just to name a few. ICSOC'05 has been thought with two goals in mind:
* Crossing the boundaries of the existing communities by attracting top level scientific contributions from different scientific communities, thus creating a scientific venue where participants can share ideas and compare their approaches to tackling the many still open common research challenges.
* Establishing a link between research and industry. Due to the industrial relevance of many research challenges and service oriented technologies, ICSOC'05 inherits from previous editions a strong industrial presence, both in the conference organization and in the program.
This year we have taken concrete steps to achieve these goals. We have introduced area coordinators, who have the key role of reaching out to the different scientific communities and to support the evaluation and selection of papers related to the diverse communities. Scientific communities of interest for ICSOC'05 include (but are not limited to) the following:
Security and Privacy
Pervasive, Mobile, and P2P Systems
Semantic Web Services
WS management/Grid Computing
In addition, a vision program will provide presentations on ideas and projects that are very innovative and promising, but are still in their initial phase, and therefore did not yet develop solid results.
A Demo program will act as a link between theory and practical applications, showing how research results can be put into practice.
Finally, a renewed review process will include a rebuttal phase to let authors provide feedback on the reviews and help achieve a fair and thorough evaluation of all papers.
ICSOC'05 seeks original papers in the field of web services and service oriented computing, from theoretical and foundational results to empirical evaluations as well as practical and industrial experiences, with the emphasis on results that contribute to solve the many still open research problems that are of significant impact to the field of service oriented applications. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
Service Oriented Architectures
Service Development and Maintenance
Programming models for Service Oriented Applications
Methodologies for Service Oriented Applications
Novel business models for service-oriented applications
Economical implications of Web services and SOAs
Formal Methods for Service Oriented Architectures
Service Testing and Validation
Service Lifecycle Management
Semantic Web services
Mobile and Pervasive Services
Quality of Services
Business Process Management and Services
Agents and Services
Security and Privacy Issues
Service Oriented Architectures
One of the goals of the conference is to bring the academic and industrial research communities closer. To this end the conference solicits three kinds of submissions: research papers, industrial papers, and demo proposals. In addition, we solicit submission of workshops and tutorials.
* Research Papers: The conference is soliciting original research papers on all aspects of web services and service-oriented computing. The submissions should contain results which advance the state of the art in service oriented systems, either through theoretical analysis or experimental analysis. They should clearly establish the research contribution, the relevance to service-oriented computing and the relation to prior research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make the systems and the data available on the Web, and a system demo at the conference. Submitted papers will be judged according to their scientific merits and evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Note that we encourage both computer science-oriented papers as well as business oriented papers. See below for submission details.
* Industrial and Application Papers: ICSOC'05 places a strong emphasis on its industrial program and encourages submissions covering the application of service-oriented computing in practice, including papers describing innovative service-based implementations, novel applications of service oriented technology, and major improvements to the state-of-practice. Actual case studies from practitioners emphasizing applications, service technology, system deployment, organizational ramifications, or business impact are especially welcomed. Industrial and application papers should give sufficient details on the application domain, on the service oriented techniques that have been used, on the issues surrounding actual implementations and applications, and on the lessons learned in developing service oriented applications. Because of the different evaluation criteria, authors must clearly indicate that their submissions are intended for the industrial track.
* Vision papers: this year ICSOC includes a vision track, which includes papers describing innovative, visionary, and "bold" research even if it is not at a level of maturity typical of ICSOC research track papers. In ICSOC'05 this track will only include invited papers.
Beyond research and application papers, ICSOC'05 strongly encourages the submissions of proposals for presentations of demos.
* Demonstration Program: We invite submissions for Demos to be included in the ICSOC'05 Demonstration Program. This program is intended to showcase innovative service oriented related implementations and technologies. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their innovation, relevance, scientific contribution, industrial and application relevance. A short paper describing the demo should be submitted in electronic form to the Demonstrations Chair. The abstract should describe the technical content to be demonstrated as well as the architecture and the availability of the software.
All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF and in Springer/LNCS format. Research and industrial papers are not to exceed 12 pages. Abstracts for research and application papers - not exceeding 200 words - need to be submitted one week prior to the paper submission deadline. Demo papers should not exceed 6 pages. All submissions should include title, authors, full contact information, and references. Submissions should indicate at least two main topics and the scientific area (or areas) that best fit the paper. Authors will be given the opportunity to submit a one-page reply, within one week, to answer to the reviewers' concerns. This is done in the effort to improve the paper selection process and make sure that papers are not rejected based on some misunderstanding or erroneous interpretation by the reviewers that is easy to correct in preparing the final version. All accepted papers will appear in the ICSOC'05 archival proceedings, published by Springer, and must!
be formally presented at the conference, through oral presentations, and possibly through demonstrations.
ICSOC'05 solicits the submissions of proposals for Workshops and Tutorials:
* Workshop Proposal Submissions: ICSOC'05 solicits the submission of workshop proposals on any of the conference topics. We strongly encourage workshops on key research challenges that can contribute to the main two goals of ICSOC'05: 'cross the boundaries among different scientific communities and cross the boundaries among industry and research', by opening the possibility to participants to discuss and compare their approaches to problems of common interest. Workshop proposals should not exceed five pages, and should include a description of the workshop topic and the issues on which the workshop will focus, the motivation of why the workshop is of interest at this time, a description of the workshop format, the workshop duration, brief bios of the organizers, and a list of potential attendees. A one page abstract of the workshop must also be included, to be incorporated into the conference proceedings. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Workshop Chair. W!
orkshop proceedings will be made available to the participants attending the workshops.
* Tutorial Proposal Submissions: The ICSOC conference solicits the submission of high quality tutorial proposals on any of the conference topics. Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, and should include enough material to describe what is being covered and at which level of depth, as well as a description of the teaching methodology (lectures, hands-on sessions, ...). Proposals should also indicate the required background knowledge of the intended audience, the tutorial length (1.5 hours or 3 hours), as well as the name, contact information, and short bios of the speakers. A one page abstract of the tutorial must also be included, to be incorporated into the conference proceedings. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Tutorial Chair. Tutorial notes will be made available to the tutorial participants.
The ICSCOC'05 proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag.
Workshop proposal submission: May 15, 2005
Paper abstract submission: June 24, 2005
Tutorial and panel submission: July 1, 2005
Full paper submission: July 1, 2005
Demo Proposals: July 30, 2005
Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2005
Final manuscript due: October 3, 2005
Workshops and Tutorials: December 12-13 2005
Main conference: December 14-16, 2005
Conference Web-site: http://www.icsoc.org/
For more information please send e-mail to: pc-chairs at pcicsoc.org
General Chairs: Paco Curbera, IBM Research (USA)
Mike Papazoglou, Univ. of Tilburg (Netherlands)
Program Chairs: Fabio Casati, Hewlett-Packard (USA)
Paolo Traverso, ITC-IRST (Italy)
Boualem Benatallah, UNSW (Australia)
Local Organization Chairs: Willem Jan van den Heuvel and
Kees Leune, Univ. of Tilburg (Netherlands)
Industrial Track Chairs: Jean Jacques Dubray, Attachmate (USA)
Demo Chairs: Steve Vinoski, Iona (USA) and
Panel Chairs: TBD
Tutorial Chairs: Asit Dan, IBM Research (USA) and
Vincenzo D'andrea, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
Workshop chairs: Frank Leymann, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)
Financial Chair: Maurizio Marchese, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
Publicity Chairs: Helen Paik, QUT, Brisbane (Australia),
Shonali Krishnaswamy, Monash Univ (Australia),
Michael Sheng, UNSW (Australia)
Roger Barga, Microsoft (Middleware)
Elisa Bertino, Purdue (Security and Privacy)
Jim Blythe, ISI/USC (Automated Planning)
Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano (Databases)
Boi Faltings, EPFL (Software Agents)
Ian Foster - ANL & U. Chicago (WS management/Grid Computing)
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano (Software Engineering)
Richard Hull, Lucent Tech. (Semantic Web Services)
Hui Lei, IBM (Pervasive, Mobile, and P2P Systems)
Ugo Montanari, Univ. Pisa (Formal Methods)
John Mylopolous, University of Toronto (Requirements Eng - Methodologies)
Colette Roland, University of Paris (Information Systems)
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