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CFP -- SOBPI'05 -- Workshop on Service-Oriented Business Process Integration

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CALL FOR PAPERS

International Workshop on
SERVICE-ORIENTED BUSINESS PROCESSES INTEGRATION (SOBPI'05)

http://elab.njit.edu/sobpi

Held in conjunction with the
3rd International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2005)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
December 12, 2005

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--- IMPORTANT DATES ---

Papers submission	September 30, 2005
Notification		October 21, 2005
Camera ready		November 11, 2005
Workshop		December 12, 2005


--- MOTIVATIONS ---

A widely recognized trend in business and markets is the push towards
the idea of companies and enterprises as networked organizations,
which can gain profit from collaborations in the net, improving their
flexibility, and reducing operational costs. This transformation
requires the adoption of more collaborative working practices based on
the integration of business processes within a wide community of
business partners, suppliers, vendors, and public bodies.

In parallel to this trend, service oriented technologies are
transforming the web from an infrastructure for sharing information to
a place where the networked organizations can meet to integrate their
business interests. Service Oriented Computing (SOC) is currently the
most promising technology supporting the development and execution of
business processes that are distributed among the most disparate
entities, both within an organization and across organizational
borders.

However, a practical industry-wide adoption of web services,
to support the collaboration among networked organizations and the
integration of their business process, is still an open
challenge. This challenge can be addressed only by a tight integration
of service-oriented development within new business models and new
ways of management that are able to exploit new technological
solutions. Moreover, web service technology is still emerging, and
therefore their industry-wide adoption requires to inject research
results within real industry practices, but, even more important, to
drive research activities and roadmaps according to industrial needs.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers,
practitioners, and experts in business models and management and to
promote cross-fertilization among their competencies, focusing on the
usage of service oriented technologies to support the Business
Processes Integration (BPI). The goal is to build bridges and
convergences among the complementary views of experts in IT and
service oriented technologies and experts in management, and the
different approaches of academy and industry, to the problem of
business processes integration. The emphasis of the workshop will be
on the demonstration of the practical application of research results,
and on the description of industrial case studies.


--- FOCUS ---

The workshop will seek contributions in the field of SOC for
BPI. Papers can take the form of detailed case studies, technical
white papers, new methodologies, new standard specifications,
benchmarking models, or any other contributions demonstrating
innovative applications of SOC for BPI. Topics may include, but are
not limited to:

1. Development Methodologies and Tools:
   a. Service/Process Modeling, Deployment, and Testing
   b. Enterprise Architecture and Service/Process Definition
   c. Model Driven Architecture and Service/Process Reuse
   d. Process-Oriented Messaging Infrastructures
   e. Distributed Business Process Management

2. Adoption of Advanced Technologies:
   a. Intelligent Process Discovery and Integration
   b. Service/Process Composition
   c. Event Driven Architecture and Process Automation
   d. Integration of Services, Messaging, and Connectors
   e. Business Activity Monitoring and Quality of Service

3. Comparison of Implementation Platforms:
   a. Business Process Management
   b. Enterprise Service Bus
   c. Business Services Networks

The workshop will be highly interactive, and commentators will be
exploited foster the discussion among participants with different
backgrounds: each presentation will be followed by a short
presentation of comments from a participant belonging to different
areas of expertise, in order to bridge the ideas of the paper with a
different viewpoint (e.g., each presentation on IT solutions will be
followed by comments from industry experts and, vice-versa,
presentations on case studies will be followed by comments on the
research and technological challenges).


--- SUBMISSIONS ---

Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished
contributions. Papers should be written in English using the
Springer's LNCS style (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html),
and must not exceed 15 pages. Shorter papers, presenting preliminary
results, are welcome. Please submit papers electronically, using the
workshop submission site (http://elab.njit.edu/sobpisubmit).

Accepted papers will be published on-line and made available in hard
copy to the workshop participants.

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the
workshop in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and to be
scheduled in the workshop program.


--- ORGANIZERS ---

* Stéphane Gagnon, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
* Heiko Ludwig, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
* Marco Pistore, Univeristy of Trento, Italy
* Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research Brisbane, Australia


--- CONTACT INFORMATION ---

Please direct all inquiries to <sobpi@dit.unitn.it>.
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