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NEW DEADLINE: Third European Conference on Web Services - ECOWS 2005

From: Welf Lwe <wlo@msi.vxu.se>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:18:18 +0200
To: <public-ws-chor@w3.org>
Cc: "Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin" <jp.martin-flatin@ieee.org>

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                             ECOWS 2005
              Third European Conference on Web Services

                 Vaxjo, Sweden, 14-16 November 2005

                 *** NEW DEADLINE: 30 June 2005 ***

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Services
Computing (approval pending).


The design of distributed applications and users' expectations for
software evolution have changed dramatically in the last 15 years. An
important milestone was set when distributed object environments (e.g.,
CORBA) made it possible to program distributed applications as if
remote objects were local. This gave birth to a thriving middleware
market and popularized the use of open APIs in the software industry.
This approach led to object-oriented software components, whereby a
group of objects that collectively fulfill a given task provide a
single interface to remote applications; examples include CCM and J2EE.

Over a decade of experience has taught the community (researchers and
practitioners alike) that distributed object computing has inherent
problems, because of the tight coupling that is requires between
distant systems. First, guaranteeing interoperability and openness
among all objects and components in a distributed application is
difficult when these objects are developed by competing commercial
entities. Software vendors prefer to segment markets, because niche
markets are more lucrative than commodity markets. Second, most
customers need to integrate large application chunks (as opposed to
fine-grained objects) written by different vendors, so having
object-level interoperability is often unnecessary in practice.

The success encountered by the Web has convinced most of the community
that tightly coupled software systems are only good for niche markets,
whereas loosely coupled software systems can be more flexible, more
adaptive and often more appropriate in practice. Loose coupling makes
it easier for a given system to interact with other systems (be they
legacy or not) that share very little with it.

At the crossing of distributed computing and loosely coupled systems lies
service-oriented computing, which appears to many as the next important
step in distributed computing. When applications adopt service-oriented
architectures, they can evolve during their lifespans more easily and
better adapt to changing or unpredictable environments. When properly
implemented, services can be discovered and invoked dynamically using
non-proprietary mechanisms, while each service can still be implemented
in a black-box manner. This is important from a business perspective:
there is no need for customers to "choose their sides" anymore. Each
service can be implemented using any technology, independently of the
others. What matters is that everybody agrees on the integration
technology, and there is a consensus about this in today's middleware
market: customers want to use Web technologies, notably XML.

ECOWS 2005 will cover all aspects of Web Services, which constitute the
main technology available to date for implementing service-oriented
architectures and computing. The main objectives of this conference are
to facilitate exchanges between researchers and practitioners and foster
future collaborations in Europe and beyond. Topics of interest to the
Research Track include, but are not limited to, the following:

  - Modeling of Web Services
  - Design of Web Services
  - Software Architectures for Web Services
  - Testing of Web Services
  - Composition of Web Services
  - Interoperability of Web Services
  - Orchestration and Choreography of Web Services
  - Management of Web Services
  - Scalability and Performance of Web Services
  - Security Aspects of Web Services
  - Trusting and Negotiating with Web Services
  - Web Service Discovery and Selection: Beyond UDDI
  - Business Process Integration and Management using Web Services
  - Web Services for e-Business
  - Web Services for Workflow Systems
  - Web Services and Mobility
  - Web Services for Grids
  - Web Services for P2P
  - Economics of Web Services, Pricing Models
  - Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
  - Comparison of Web Services and Grid Services
  - Formal Methods for Web Services
  - Semantic Web Services
  - Ontology Languages for Web Services
  - Quality of Service-Aware Web Services
  - Service-Oriented Architectures
  - Service-Oriented Computing
  - Life Cycle of Web Services
  - Integration of Web Services and Legacy Systems

General Chairs:

Welf Loewe, Vaxjo University, Sweden
Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, Consultant, Switzerland

Steering Committee:

Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Welf Loewe, Vaxjo University, Sweden
Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, Consultant, Switzerland

Program Committee:

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Nikos Anerousis, IBM Research, USA
Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Djamal Benslimane, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
David Breitgand, IBM Research, Israel
Christoph Bussler, DERI, Ireland
Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
Theo Dimitrakos, BT, UK
Wolfgang Dostal, IBM, Germany
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine
David Eyers, University of Cambridge, UK
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck and DERI, Austria
Bogdan Franczyk, Leipzig University, Germany
Martin Gerdes, Ericsson, Germany
Christian Geuer-Pollmann, Microsoft, Germany
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
John Grundy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Thomas Gschwind, IBM Research, Switzerland
Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
Alexander Keller, IBM Research, USA
Birgitta Koenig-Ries, University of Jena, Germany
Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ling Liu, Georgia Tech, USA
Zongwei Luo, University of Hong-Kong, China
Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany
Rainer Neumann, PTV, Germany
Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
Cesare Pautasso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Akhil Sahai, HP Labs, USA
Ulf Schreier, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany
Rolf Stadler, KTH, Sweden
Michael Stal, Siemens, Germany
Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, National & Kapodistrian Uni. of Athens, Greece
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Wim Vanderperren, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, UK
Do van Thanh, NTNU and Telenor, Norway
Thanos Vasilakos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Jim Webber, ThoughtWorks, Australia
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Jia Zhang, Northern Illinois University, USA
Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
Wolf Zimmermann, Martin-Luther Uni. of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 30 June 2005
Notification of acceptance: 29 July 2005
Final paper due: 19 August 2005

Details about the submission procedure are available on the website.
The proceedings will be published (to be announced soon). The authors
shortlisted for the best-paper award will be invited to submit enhanced
versions of their papers to the International Journal of Web Services
Research (JWSR) for fast-track publication.

Business Sponsors:

Please contact Lars Hornborg <lars.hornborg@wscc.info>.

See you at ECOWS 2005, http://wscc.info/ecows2005, in Vxj, 14-16 November

Dr. Welf Lwe, Professor in Computer Science
School of Mathematics and System Engineering (MSI)
Vxj University, Sweden
Phone: +46(470)70 8495
Fax: +46(470)84004
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