CFP: First European Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing



YR-SOC, 2005


The First European Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing


21-22 April 2005,

De Montfort University

Leicester, UK.



The 2005 European Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing (SOC) is a first attempt to bring together PhD students and those who completed their doctoral studies within the past few years. Attendance at the workshop is open to all. The aim of the workshop is to build a reputable and respectable forum for young researchers in UK and Europe with inputs from industry practitioners.  The core objectives are to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of the art and practice of SOC, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future trends in this domain. It is also planned to have 4 invited speakers to share their expert opinions on various aspects of SOC.


YR-SOC presentations will be selected according to originality,   significance, and general interest. Selections will be on the basis of submitted 2-page abstracts. A booklet with the abstracts of the accepted presentations will be available at the workshop. After the workshop, the author(s) of each presentation will be invited to submit a full 10-15 page paper on the same topic. They will also be asked to write (anonymous) reviews of papers submitted by other authors on related topics; further reviewing, and the final selection of papers, will be carried out by the organisers.  The volume of selected papers from the workshop will be published as a technical report (a suitable publisher will be found) by the end of August' 2005. Authors will retain copyright, and are also encouraged to disseminate the results reported at YR-SOC by subsequent publication elsewhere. The workshop is partly funded by EPSRC. 



 The word ''service'' here encompasses web services, semantic web services and e-services. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 


- Mathematical foundations of SOC

- Data management issues in SOC

- Frameworks for building SOC applications 

- Composite SOC creation and enabling infrastructures (e.g.,workflow technology) 

- SOC composition, orchestration, and choreography 

- SOC modelling & design 

- Semantic Web, ontologies, and SOC 

- Agents and SOC

- Dynamic invocation mechanisms for SOC 

- Contractual issues between provider and consumer of SOC 

- Version management in SOC 

- Customization of SOC 

- SOC architecture 

- SOC negotiation & agreement 

- SOC discovery & selection 

- UDDI and SOAP enhancements 

- SOC and process management

- Trust, security & privacy in SOC 

- Scalability and performance of SOC 

- SOC standards and technologies 

- Automatic computing for SOC infrastructure 

- Wireless web, mobility, and SOC 

- SOC based Grid Computing and peer to peer computing 

- SOC based applications for e-commerce 

- Quality of service for SOC 

- Multimedia applications using SOC 

- Economics and pricing models of utility computing and SOC 

- Resource management of SOC 

- Solution management for SOC 

- Adoption of SOC by organizations 

- Case studies on SOC based applications 

- Analysis, testing, and verification of Services


Important Dates (all in 2005)


10 March: Firm deadline for 2-page abstract submission

30 March: Notification of abstract selection decision 

10 April: Final version of abstract due


21 -22 April YR- SOC


30 May: Firm deadline for 10-15 page paper submission

15 July: Notification of paper selection decision

30 July: Final version of paper due


Paper Submission

2-page abstracts. may be submitted by emailing them to Monika Solanki, Barry Norton. In the same email, please mention a (tentative) one liner theme or title of your research/thesis and the current stage of your research (e.g. 2nd year). If you have completed your doctoral thesis, please mention the year of completion. 


Location and Organization 


 Leicester is centrally located, the largest city in the East Midlands and the tenth largest in the country. Leicester's history goes back to the Iron Age. Its importance was first recognised by the Romans and later by the Danes, who used it as a strategic stronghold to control the Midlands. Since then it has developed into a major commercial and manufacturing centre, known better for the diversity of its trade than for its dependence on a single industry. 


The workshop will be held at STRL, De Montfort University. DMU is a dynamic organisation, formed from a diverse range of specialist institutions. Its long history of excellent teaching, learning and research is founded in the technical and trade education of the late 19th Century. Accommodation may be available in newly built halls of residence and also in a small selection of good quality hotels. A full social programme drawing on the culture of the area will complement the scientific event.


Organising Committee

Monika Solanki, DMU

Barry Norton, University of Sheffield

Jose Luiz Fiaderio University of Leciester 

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