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                     C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S


            In conjunction with the 3rd Int. Conference on
               Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2005)

                          December 12, 2005
                      Amsterdam, The Netherlands

                       WESC Workshop Website

         Abstract Submission Deadline: September 9th, 2005


 The emerging paradigm of service-oriented computing (SOC) introduces
 ground-breaking  concepts for distributed- and e-business processing
 that  are  radically  changing  the  way  software  applications are
 designed,  architected,  delivered  and  consumed.  Services,  which
 constitute  the  heart  of  SOC, are autonomous platform-independent
 computational  elements that can be described, published, discovered
 and accessed over the Web using standard protocols. Service-oriented
 architectures   (SOA)  leverage  the  foundational  capabilities  of
 computational  service  models  to  provide technological as well as
 conceptual  frameworks  for  a  new  class  of  cooperative business
 applications:  agile networks of collaborating business applications
 distributed    within    and   across   organisational   boundaries.
 Consequently,   SOA  not  only  includes  software  technologies  to
 aggregate  atomic  services  into composite services (a.k.a. service
 composition)  but  also the software engineering methodology to turn
 composite  services  into  cooperative business applications (a.k.a.
 service engineering).

 In  fact,  service  composition  and software engineering are highly
 interrelated.  Service  composition  not  only developed towards the
 major   software   technology   approach   for   composing  multiple
 coarse-grained   applications  over  the  Web  but  also  originated
 pioneering  concepts  such  as  orchestration and choreography. Such
 concepts introduce significantly different ways of managing business
 connectivity,  thus  making a strong impact on application semantics
 and  vice  versa.  In  order to guarantee a certain quality level of
 SOA-based   cooperative   business   applications  with  respect  to
 functional  and non-functional requirements, software engineers have
 to  take  into account the impacts of service composition models. In
 the  emerging  discipline  of  service  engineering,  that generally
 benefits  from  former  research  on  component- and aspect-oriented
 software  engineering  methodologies,  there  are  already promising
 results  on  novel conceptual and technological tools to support the
 development processes of cooperative business applications. However,
 such  tools need to be increasingly aligned with service composition

 Still,  joint  approaches  on  engineering service compositions face
 several open problems and challenges. Concerning the technology side
 there  is  still  neither an agreement on service composition models
 and   languages  nor  on  their  scope  of  application;  let  alone
 experiences  on mission critical operation. As regards methodology ,
 reference  architectures of service-oriented cooperative information
 systems   taking   into   account  particularities  of  the  service
 composition  lifecycles  are  just at the beginning. This is just to
 name a few of the challenges.


 Accordingly, the workshop is intended to bring together experts from
 service  composition technology and service engineering methodology;
 researchers  and  practitioners  from  industry  and academia. It is
 meant  to  foster  discussions  about  problems  and challenges that
 particularly  arise  during the practical combination of both fields
 of  expertise  for  the  realisation  of  service-based, cooperative
 business information systems.


 WESC'05  welcomes  research  submissions  on  all  topics related to
 engineering service compositions, including but not limited to those
 listed below:

  Models for composing software applications from services
   - Models and languages for composition, coordination and
     aggregation of application software services
   - Programming abstractions for service composition
   - High-level abstractions for service composition
     (workflows, rules, policies...)
   - Scope and applicability of service composition standards
     (e.g. BPEL, WSCI) w.r.t. software composition
   - ...
  Themes/paradigms for conceptualising service compositions
   - Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) as composition framework
   - Service composition as a form of programming in the large
   - Software services as building blocks for componentware and
     component-oriented software engineering
   - Service composition for product line software e.g. in an
     application service provision (ASP) context
   - Service composition as a link between software engineering
     and enterprise application integration (EAI)
   - Service composition in agent-based software engineering
   - ...
  Methodology for engineering service compositions
   - Reference architectures for composite service-based applications
   - Lifecycle models for service composition
   - Impacts of service composition on requirement engineering
   - Methods for design and analysis of service compositions
   - Dependability of service compositions
   - Quality models and measures for service compositions
   - Methods for validation and verification of service compositions
   - Refactorisation of service compositions
   - ...
  Technology for developing/implementing service compositions
   - Pattern techniques and service composition patterns
   - Framework architectures for service composition
   - Aspect-oriented composition of software services
   - Applying/adopting UML and MDA for service composition
   - Testing of service compositions
   - CASE-tools for service composition
   - Industrial case studies
   - ...


 The  workshop  will be held on a single day, consisting of a keynote
 speech*,  peer-reviewed  paper  presentations  and  a  closing panel.
 Keynote  and  panel will be held jointly with the workshop on Design
 of Service-oriented Applications.

 * To be announced


 Authors  are  invited  to  submit  original,  previously unpublished
 research  papers.  Papers  should be written in English and must not
 exceed   8    pages   strictly   following   Springer's  LNCS  style
 (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)  including all text,
 references, appendices, and figures.

 Prospective authors are supposed to submit an abstract of their work
 until September, 5th 2005. Full paper submission is due October, 1st
 2005.   Both   submissions   should   be   done  electronically  at:
 http://vsis-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/wesc05/   PDF   format  is
 preferred,  but  portable  Postscript  format  is  also  acceptable.

 All   submissions   will   be   peer-reviewed   by  members  of  the
 international  program-committee based on originality, significance,
 technical  soundness,  and  clarity of presentation. Accepted papers
 will  be  distributed  electronically to all participants before the
 workshop. They will also be included in the workshop proceedings and
 formally published as IBM research report.

 Authors  of  accepted  papers  are  supposed  to  participate in the
 workshop.  Publication  will be subject to receipt of a confirmation
 via  e-mail to wesc05@informatik.uni-hamburg.de until September, 9th
 2005, stating that at least one author is going to attend in case of
 acceptance.  Workshop attendees are not required but are, of course,
 encouraged to register for the core ICSOC conference.


  *Abstract Submission &
   Confirmation Due:            September 9th, 2005
  *Paper Submission Due:        September 30th, 2005
  *Notification of Acceptance:  October 21st, 2005
  *Camera-Ready Copy Due:       November 4th, 2005
  *Workshop:                    December 12th, 2005


  M. Aiello (University of Trento, Italy)
  B. Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  F. Casati (HP Palo Alto, USA)
  A. Colyer (IBM Hursley, UK)
  F. Cubera (IBM Watson, USA)
  V. D'andrea (University of Trento, Italy)
  E. Deelman (ISI, USA)
  K. Duddy (DSTC, Australia)
  S. Dustdar (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
  W. Emmerich (University College London, UK)
  G. Feuerlicht (Technical University of Sydney, Australia)
  W. Gentsch (Sun, Germany)
  P. Goldsack (HP Bristol, UK)
  M. Hauswirth (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
  J. Hernandez (University of Extremadura, Spain)
  W. Lamersdorf (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  F. Leymann (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  S. McIlraith (Stanford University, USA)
  M. Mecella (University of Rome, Italy)
  N. Medvidovic (University of Southern California, USA)
  G. Ortiz (University of Extremadura, Spain)
  M. Papazoglou (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
  P. Plebani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  G. Piccinelli (University College London, UK)
  T. Risse (Fraunhofer Society, Germany)
  C. Roland (University of Paris, France)
  S. Shrivastava (University of Newcastle, UK)
  C. Szyperski (Microsoft Research, USA)
  S. Tai (IBM Watson, USA)
  M. Weske (HPI at University of Potsdam, Germany)
  A. Wolf (University of Boulder, USA)
  J. Yang (Macuquarie University, Australia)
  C. Zirpins (University of Hamburg, Germany)

 *Candidates, confirmation pending


  Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Emmerich
  University College London, UK
  Email: w.emmerich@cs.ucl.ac.uk

  Prof. Dr. Winfried Lamersdorf
  University of Hamburg, Germany
  Email: lamersdorf@informatik.uni-hamburg.de

  Guadalupe Ortiz
  University of Extremadura, Spain
  Email: gobellot@unex.es

  Christian Zirpins
  University of Hamburg, Germany
  Email: zirpins@informatik.uni-hamburg.de

 If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to send an
 e-mail to the workshop contact:


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