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Deadline extension till May 7: European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS'04),Erfurt, Germany, Sept. 27-30

From: Rainer Unland <unlandr@informatik.uni-essen.de>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:30:49 +0200
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To: Rainer Unland <unlandr@informatik.uni-essen.de>



		Deadline extended until May 7, 2004

formerly: International Conference on Web Services Europe (ICWS-Europe)


Call for Papers

Erfurt, Germany, September 27-30, 2004

The ECOWS'04 conference will be held in conjunction with the 5th 
International Conference Net.ObjectDays 2004 (NODE'04) and the 
International Conference on Grid Services Engineering and Management 
(GSEM'04) in Erfurt, Germany, September 27-30, 2004.

The 2004 European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS'04) is the a 
international conference focusing on Web Services. ECOWS'04 is a forum 
for researchers and industry practitioner to exchange information 
regarding advancements in the state of art and practice of Web Services, 
as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future 
directions of Web Services computing. ECOWS'04 has special interest in 
papers that contribute to the convergence of Web Services, Grid 
Computing, e-Business and Autonomic Computing, or those that apply 
techniques from one area to another. The conference is a sister event of 
the International Conference on Web Services 2004 held in San Diego and 
the sucessor of the International Conference on Web Services Europe 2003.

Web Services are network-based application components with 
services-oriented architecture using standard interface description 
languages and uniform communication protocols. Typical industry solution 
areas of Web Services are business-to-business integration, business 
process integration and management, content management, e-sourcing, 
composite Web Services creation, design collaboration for computer 
engineering, multimedia communication, digital TV, and interactive Web 
Solutions. Currently, Grid computing has also started to leverage Web 
Services to define standard interfaces for Business Grid services and 
generic reusable Grid resources.

As the first academic conference in the field of Web Services, the 2003 
First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'03) and the 
International Conference on Web Services Europe 2003 have proved to be 
an excellent catalyst for research and collaboration, and we fully 
expect that this ICWS 2004 conference will continue this trend.

The program of ICWS-Europe'04 will continue to feature a variety of 
papers, focusing on topics ranging from Web Services and Dynamic 
Business Process Composition, Web Services and Process Management, Web 
Services Discovery, Web Services Security, Web Services Based 
Applications for e-Commerce, Web Services based Grid Computing, Web 
Services Standards and Technologies, Web Services Solutions, Web 
Services Industrial, and other emerging technologies or solutions.

Suggested Topics
We invite research papers, work-in-progress reports and industrial 
experiences describing advances in all areas of Web Services, including, 
but not limited to:
     * Adoption of Web Services by organizations
     * Automatic computing for Web Services infrastructure
     * Business Grid solution architecture
     * Business process integration and management using Web Services
     * Case studies on Web Services based applications
     * Choreography issues and standards
     * Confluence of technologies of the Semantic Web and Web Services
     * Customization of existing Web Services
     * Data management issues in Web Services
     * Dynamic invocation mechanisms for Web Services
     * Economics and pricing models of utility computing and Web Services
     * Enhancements to existing standards
     * Frameworks for building Web Service applications
     * Grid architectures, middleware and toolkits
     * Mathematical foundations of Web Services
     * Multimedia applications using Web Services
     * Quality of service for Web Services
     * Resource management of Web Services
     * Scalability and performance of Web Services
     * Semantic contracts
     * Service oriented architectures based on Web Services
     * Service registries
     * Software re-usability and Web Services as wrappers of existing 
legacy systems
     * Solution management for Web Services
     * Trust, security & privacy in Web Services
     * Version management in Web Services
     * Web Service-based Grid computing and peer to peer computing
     * Web Service composition
     * Web Services and process management
     * Web Services architecture
     * Web Services-based applications for e-Commerce
     * Web Services discovery & selection
     * Web Services modeling & design
     * Web Services negotiation & agreement
     * Wireless Web, mobility, and Web Services

Submission Guidelines
Full papers must not exceed 15 pages (see http://www.netobjectdays.org 
Menu For Authors). All papers should be in Adobe portable document
format (PDF) or PostScript format. The paper should have a cover page, 
which includes a 200-word abstract, a list of keywords, and author's
e-mail address. Authors should submit a full paper via electronic 
submission to submission@ecows.org. All papers accepted for 
ICWS-Europe'04 are peer-reviewed and will be published in a special 
proceedings by Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
A selection of high quality papers will be invited to submit extended 
and enhanced versions of their papers to the upcoming special issue of a 
major international journal.

Important Dates
Extended Submission Deadline: May 7, 2004.
Notification: June 11, 2004.
Final Version Due: July 9, 2004.

Program Committee
     * M. Jeckle (University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany)
     * L. J. Zhang (IBM, USA)

     * F. Arbab (CWI, Netherlands)
     * B. Benatallah (University of New South Wales)
     * C. Bussler (DERI, Ireland)
     * F. Casati (HP, USA)
     * S. Dustdar (Technical University Wien, Austria)
     * V. Ermolayev (Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine)
     * B. Franczyk (Leipzig University, Germany)
     * G. Gonzalez (Sam Houston State University, USA)
     * A. Koschel (IONA, Ireland)
     * F. Leymann (IBM, Germany)
     * J. P. Martin-Flatin (CERN, Switzerland)
     * I. Melzer (DaimlerChrylser Research, Germany)
     * R. Oberhauser (Siemens, Germany)
     * C. Pu (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)
     * U. Schreier (University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany)
     * M. Stal (Siemens, Germany)
     * S. C. Tran (New Mexico State University, USA)
     * R. Unland (Essen-Duisburg University, Germany)
     * T. van Do (Telenor, Norway)
     * A. Vasilakos (University of Thessaly, Greece)
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