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CFP: International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing 2005 (ICSOC' 05)

From: Francisco Curbera <curbera@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 14:42:05 -0500
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Dear colleague,

We encourage you to send your contributions and participate to ICSOC'05. As
you will notice from the CFP and the Web site, this year we have planned
several innovations in the ongoing effort to further improve the quality
and attractiveness of what was already a very stimulating conference. The
main goal of ICSOC'05 is to foster integration among scientific communities
working in the service-oriented computing area.

I apologize in advance for several copies you may receive of this mail due
to the cross posting to different mailing lists.

The ICSOC organizing committee


            CALL FOR PAPERS

    3rd International Conference on
     Service-Oriented Computing

     Amsterdam, the Netherlands
        December 12-16, 2005



Service-oriented computing is the new emerging cross-disciplinary
paradigm for distributed computing that is changing the way software
applications are designed, architected, delivered and consumed. Services
are autonomous, platform-independent computational elements that can be
described, published, discovered, orchestrated and programmed using
standard protocols for the purpose of building networks of collaborating
applications distributed within and across organizational boundaries.

Web Services are the current most promising technology based on the idea
of service oriented computing. Web services provide the basis for the
development and execution of business processes that are distributed
over the network and available via standard interfaces and protocols.

Combined with recent developments in the area of distributed systems,
workflow management systems, business protocols and languages, services
can provide the automated support needed for e-business collaboration
and integration both at the data and business logic level. They also
provide a sound support framework for developing complex business
transaction sequences and business collaboration applications.

The 3rd International Conference of Service Oriented Computing
(ICSOC'05) follows on the success of two previous editions in New York
City, USA (2004) and Trento,  Italy (2003), and aims at consolidating as
the main reference conference for service oriented computing and web
services, by covering the entire spectrum from theoretical and
foundational results to empirical evaluations as well as practical and
industrial experiences. ICSOC'05 proposes several innovations to achieve
this goal.

== The ICSOC'05 Challenge: fostering ''cross-communities'' scientific
excellence ==

Service oriented computing poses a number of research challenges that
are intrinsically ''transversal'' to more established and traditional
research fields. Main research challenges such as the composition,
discovery, integration, monitoring, of services, their quality and
security, methodologies supporting their development, evolution,
adaptation, as well as their life-cycle management, are attracting the
interest of researchers in very diverse communities, such as databases,
software engineering, artificial intelligence, distributed and
information systems just to name a few. ICSOC'05 has been thought with
two goals in mind:

* Crossing the boundaries of the existing communities by attracting top
level scientific contributions from different scientific communities,
thus creating a scientific venue where participants can share ideas and
compare their approaches to tackling the many still open common research

* Establishing a link between research and industry. Due to the
industrial relevance of many research challenges and service oriented
technologies, ICSOC'05 inherits from previous editions a strong
industrial presence, both in the conference organization and in the

This year we have taken concrete steps to achieve these goals. We have
introduced area coordinators, who have the key role of reaching out to
the different scientific communities and to support the evaluation and
selection of papers related to the diverse communities. Scientific
communities of interest for ICSOC'05 include (but are not limited to)
the following:

Security and Privacy
Software Engineering
Pervasive, Mobile, and P2P Systems
Information Systems
Automated Planning
Semantic Web Services
Software Agents
Formal Methods
WS management/Grid Computing

In addition, a vision program will provide presentations on ideas and
projects that are very innovative and promising, but are still in their
initial phase, and therefore did not yet develop solid results.
A Demo program will act as a link between theory and practical
applications, showing how research results can be put into practice.
Finally, a renewed review process will include a rebuttal phase to let
authors provide feedback on the reviews and help achieve a fair and
thorough evaluation of all papers.


ICSOC'05 seeks original papers in the field of web services and service
oriented computing, from theoretical and foundational results to
empirical evaluations as well as practical and industrial experiences,
with the emphasis on results that contribute to solve the many still
open research problems that are of significant impact to the field of
service oriented applications. Topics include but are not limited to the

       Service Description
       Service Discovery
       Service Composition
       Service Monitoring
       Service Deployment
       Service Middleware
       Service Oriented Architectures
       Service Development and Maintenance
       Programming models for Service Oriented Applications
       Methodologies for Service Oriented Applications
       Novel business models for service-oriented applications
       Economical implications of Web services and SOAs
       Formal Methods for Service Oriented Architectures
       Service Testing and Validation
       Service Lifecycle Management
       Service Metadata
       Semantic Web services
       Grid Services
       Mobile and Pervasive Services
       Quality of Services
       Business Process Management and Services
       Agents and Services
       Security and Privacy Issues
       Exception Handling
       Service dependability
       SLA modeling-management
       Service Oriented Architectures

One of the goals of the conference is to bring the academic and
industrial research communities closer. To this end the conference
solicits three kinds of submissions: research papers, industrial papers,
and demo proposals. In addition, we solicit submission of workshops and

* Research Papers: The conference is soliciting original research papers
on all aspects of web services and service-oriented computing. The
submissions should contain results which advance the state of the art in
service oriented systems, either through theoretical analysis or
experimental analysis. They should clearly establish the research
contribution, the relevance to service-oriented computing and the
relation to prior research. For papers reporting experimental results,
authors are encouraged to make the systems and the data available on the
Web, and a system demo at the conference. Submitted papers will be
judged according to their scientific merits and evaluated on
significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Note that
we encourage both computer science-oriented papers as well as business
oriented papers. See below for submission details.

* Industrial and Application Papers: ICSOC'05 places a strong emphasis
on its industrial program and encourages submissions covering the
application of service-oriented computing in practice, including papers
describing innovative service-based implementations, novel applications
of service oriented technology, and major improvements to the
state-of-practice. Actual case studies from practitioners emphasizing
applications, service technology, system deployment, organizational
ramifications, or business impact are especially welcomed. Industrial
and application papers should give sufficient details on the application
domain, on the service oriented techniques that have been used, on the
issues surrounding actual implementations and applications, and on the
lessons learned in developing service oriented applications. Because of
the different evaluation criteria, authors must clearly indicate that
their submissions are intended for the industrial track.

* Vision papers: this year ICSOC includes a vision track, which includes
papers describing innovative, visionary, and "bold" research even if it
is not at a level of maturity typical of ICSOC research track papers. In
ICSOC'05 this track will only include invited papers.

Beyond research and application papers, ICSOC'05 strongly encourages the
submissions of proposals for presentations of demos.

* Demonstration Program: We invite submissions for Demos to be included
in the ICSOC'05 Demonstration Program. This program is intended to
showcase innovative service oriented related implementations and
technologies. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their
innovation, relevance, scientific contribution, industrial and
application relevance. A short paper describing the demo should be
submitted in electronic form to the Demonstrations Chair. The abstract
should describe the technical content to be demonstrated as well as the
architecture and the availability of the software.

All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF and in
Springer/LNCS format. Research and industrial papers are not to exceed
12 pages. Abstracts for research and application papers - not exceeding
200 words - need to be submitted one week prior to the paper submission
deadline. Demo papers should not exceed 6 pages. All submissions should
include title, authors, full contact information, and references.
Submissions should indicate at least two main topics and the scientific
area (or areas) that best fit the paper. Authors will be given the
opportunity to submit a one-page reply, within one week, to answer to
the reviewers' concerns. This is done in the effort to improve the paper
selection process and make sure that papers are not rejected based on
some misunderstanding or erroneous interpretation by the reviewers that
is easy to correct in preparing the final version. All accepted papers
will appear in the ICSOC'05 archival proceedings, published by Springer,
and must!
  be formally presented at the conference, through oral presentations,
and possibly through demonstrations.

ICSOC'05 solicits the submissions of proposals for Workshops and

* Workshop Proposal Submissions: ICSOC'05 solicits the submission of
workshop proposals on any of the conference topics. We strongly
encourage workshops on key research challenges that can contribute to
the main two goals of ICSOC'05: 'cross the boundaries among different
scientific communities and cross the boundaries among industry and
research', by opening the possibility to participants to discuss and
compare their approaches to problems of common interest. Workshop
proposals should not exceed five pages, and should include a description
of the workshop topic and the issues on which the workshop will focus,
the motivation of why the workshop is of interest at this time, a
description of the workshop format, the workshop duration, brief bios of
the organizers, and a list of potential attendees. A one page abstract
of the workshop must also be included, to be incorporated into the
conference proceedings. Proposals should be submitted electronically to
the Workshop Chair. W!
 orkshop proceedings will be made available to the participants
attending the workshops.

* Tutorial Proposal Submissions: The ICSOC conference solicits the
submission of high quality tutorial proposals on any of the conference
topics. Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, and should include
enough material to describe what is being covered and at which level of
depth, as well as a description of the teaching methodology (lectures,
hands-on sessions, ...). Proposals should also indicate the required
background knowledge of the intended audience, the tutorial length (1.5
hours or 3 hours), as well as the name, contact information, and short
bios of the speakers. A one page abstract of the tutorial must also be
included, to be incorporated into the conference proceedings. Proposals
should be submitted electronically to the Tutorial Chair. Tutorial notes
will be made available to the tutorial participants.

The ICSCOC'05 proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag.


Workshop proposal submission:  May 15, 2005
Paper abstract submission:     June 24, 2005
Tutorial and panel submission: July 1, 2005
Full paper submission:         July 1, 2005
Demo Proposals:                July 30, 2005
Notification of acceptance:    September 10, 2005
Final manuscript due:          October 3, 2005
Workshops and Tutorials:       December 12-13 2005
Main conference:               December 14-16, 2005

Conference Web-site: http://www.icsoc.org/
For more information please send e-mail to: pc-chairs@pcicsoc.org


General Chairs:   Francisco Curbera, IBM Research (USA)
                       Mike Papazoglou, Univ. of Tilburg (Netherlands)

Program Chairs:   Fabio Casati, Hewlett-Packard (USA)
                       Paolo Traverso, ITC-IRST (Italy)
                       Boualem Benatallah, UNSW (Australia)

Local Organization Chairs: Willem Jan van den Heuvel and
                                Kees Leune, Univ. of Tilburg (Netherlands)

Industrial Track Chairs: Jean Jacques Dubray, Attachmate (USA)

Panel Chairs:            TBD

Tutorial Chairs: Asit Dan, IBM Research (USA) and
                      Vincenzo D'andrea, Univ. of Trento (Italy)

Workshop chairs: Frank Leymann, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)

Financial Chair: Maurizio Marchese, Univ. of Trento (Italy)

Publicity Chairs: Helen Paik, QUT, Brisbane (Australia),
                       Shonali Krishnaswamy, Monash Univ (Australia),
                  Michael Sheng, UNSW (Australia)

Roger Barga, Microsoft    (Middleware)
Elisa Bertino, Purdue     (Security and Privacy)
Jim Blythe, ISI/USC       (Automated Planning)
Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano (Databases)
Boi Faltings, EPFL                  (Software Agents)
Ian Foster - ANL & U. Chicago       (WS management/Grid Computing)
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano (Software Engineering)
Richard Hull, Lucent Tech. (Semantic Web Services)
Hui Lei, IBM               (Pervasive, Mobile, and P2P Systems)
Ugo Montanari, Univ. Pisa  (Formal Methods)
John Mylopolous, University of Toronto  (Requirements Eng -
Colette Roland, University of Paris     (Information Systems)
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