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1st Call for Papers: Workshop on Web Service Composition and Adaptation (WSCA-2008)

From: Jyotishman Pathak <jyotishman@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 17:23:13 -0600
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2nd International Workshop on Web Service Composition and Adaptation (WSCA-2008)
Special Theme: Dynamic Services Composition and User Steering

Website: (link to be provided)

July 8, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Affiliated with IEEE International Services Computing Conference 2008


Recent advances in networks, information and computation grids, and
WWW have resulted in the proliferation of a multitude of physically
distributed and autonomously developed Web services. Correspondingly,
the construction and deployment of composite services by combining and
reusing independently developed component services is an important
capability in the emerging Web-based computing infrastructure.  In
particular, ongoing research in automatic and semi-automatic
techniques of creating and managing service compositions is paving the
way for business processes to continually evolve and be flexible--an
important requirement in managing Information Technology (IT)
complexity for big and small businesses. Typically, issues related to
dynamic service compositions include developing approaches to handling
service failures, changes in service functionalities, and changes to
quality of service parameters. Other related topics include
understanding external events, which are the sources of volatility in
service compositions. In people-oriented service compositions, the
element of human intervention further complicates the compositions and
the manner in which compositions may be adapted. One example of this
is user steering, which includes human involvement in interpreting
dynamic compositions and making decisions on how the process will
adapt to change. Exploring novel techniques such as mash-ups that
support incremental and dynamic process evolution due to user steering
is also an important topic of interest.


The workshop will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Services
Computing Conference. SCC is 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 services
computing, which in essence, has emerged as a new cross discipline
that shapes the thinking of performing services business more
efficiently and effectively. The workshop truly complements this theme
of the conference. Additionally, for this year, we are including a
special theme for dynamic service composition and user
steering---topics in SOC research that have been lately gaining a lot
of momentum in both academia and industry. We believe that the
workshop presentations and discussions will not only bring out the
current state of  advances in service composition, adaptation and
human involvement in constructing processes, but also provide valuable
insights for future research and development avenues and for work-in
progress in related areas.



*Specific topics of interest include*

- Formal methods in service composition
- Verification of service composition
- Reuse in service composition: service compatibility and substitution
- Ontology-based approaches to service composition
- Adaptation and evolution of services
- Dynamic service selection and binding
- Self aware, self-optimizing, and self-healing Web services and compositions
- Modeling of change in functional, non-functional, and process semantics
- Re-planning of service compositions
- "People activities" and "People-initiated" processes
- Service compositions in mash-ups
- BPEL4PEOPLE
- Human interaction workflow patterns
- Case studies, and applications (e.g., in e-science and scientific workflows)


*Submission guidelines*

Authors are asked to submit original, unpublished research papers that
are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers
must be limited to 8 pages and following the formatting of the IEEE
Computer Science Proceedings template
(http://www.computer.org/cspress+instruct.htm).  Papers can be
submitted electronically via EasyChair submission management system
(link to be provided). At least one author is required to attend the
workshop and present the paper.

*Workshop proceedings*

A single volume of proceedings encompassing all the workshops (held in
conjunction with SCC/SERVICES-2008) will be published by IEEE Computer
Society.


*Important Dates*

Paper submission: March 1, 2008
Notification: March 31, 2008
Camera-Ready due: April 7, 2008
Workshop date: July 8, 2008


*Organizing Committee*

Jyotishman Pathak, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Samik Basu, Iowa State University
Marco Pistore, University of Trento
Prashant Doshi, University of Georgia
Rama Akkiraju, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center


*Steering Committee*

Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University
Amit Sheth, Wright State University

*Program Committee*
TBD

*Publication Chair and Webmaster*

John Harney, University of Georgia


-- 
Jyotishman Pathak
WWW: http://www.jyotishman.org
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