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[Final CfP] SAC 2011 track on Service Oriented Architectures and Programming

From: Ivan Lanese <lanese@cs.unibo.it>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:31:47 +0200 (CEST)
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Service Oriented Architectures and Programming


ACM SAC 2011

For the past twenty-five years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
has been a primary and international forum for applied computer
scientists, computer engineers, and application developers to gather,
interact and present their work. SAC 2011 is sponsored by the ACM
Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by
Tunghai University in TaiChung, Taiwan.


Although when considered from a purely technological point of view
Service-Oriented Programming (SOP) is not an enormous novelty, when it
comes to paradigmatic considerations SOP is quickly changing our
vision of the Web. Originally, the Web was mainly seen as a means of
presenting the information to a wide spectrum of people, but SOP is
now triggering a radical shift to a vision of the Web as a
computational fabric where loosely coupled services interact
publishing their interfaces inside dedicated repositories, where they
can be searched by other services, retrieved and invoked, always
abstracting from the actual implementation. In the context of this
modern paradigm we have to cope with an old challenge, like in the
early days of Object-Oriented Programming when, until key features
like encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism, and proper design
methodologies were defined, consistency in the programming model
definition was not achieved. The complex scenario of Service Oriented
Programming needs to be clarified on many aspects, both from the
engineering and from the foundational point of view.

>From the engineering point of view, there are open issues at many
levels. Among others, at the system design level, both traditional
approaches based on UML and approaches taking inspiration from
business process modeling, e.g. BPMN, are used. At the composition
level, although WS-BPEL is a de-facto industrial standard, other
approaches are appearing, and both the orchestration and choreography
views have their supporters. At the description and discovery level
there are two separate communities pushing respectively the semantic
approach (ontologies, ...) and the syntactic one (WS-BPEL, ...). In
particular, the role of discovery engines and protocols is not
clear. In this respect we still lack adopted standards: UDDI looked to
be a good candidate, but it is no longer pushed by the main
corporations, and its wide adoption seems difficult. Furthermore, a
new different implementation platform, the so-called REST services, is
emerging and competing with classic Web Services. Finally, features
like Quality of Service, security, sustainability and dependability
need to be taken seriously into account, and this investigation should
lead to standard proposals.

>From the foundational point of view, formalists have discussed widely
in the last years, and many attempts to use formal methods for
specification and verification in this setting have been made. Session
correlation, service types, contract theories and communication
patterns are only a few examples of the aspects that have been
investigated. Moreover, several formal models based upon automata,
Petri nets and algebraic approaches have been developed. However most
of these approaches concentrated only on a few features of Service
Oriented Systems in isolation, and a comprehensive approach is still
far from being achieved.

The Service Oriented Architectures and Programming track aims at
bringing together researchers and practitioners having the common
objective of transforming Service Oriented Programming into a mature
discipline with both solid scientific foundations and mature software
engineering development methodologies supported by dedicated tools. In
particular, we will encourage works and discussions about what Service
Oriented Programming still needs in order to achieve its original
goal, along with works proposing comparison among different models and
technological solutions.

Major topics of interest will include:

- Formal methods for specification of Web Services
- Notations and models for Service Oriented Computing
- Methodologies and tools for Service Oriented application design
- Service Oriented Middlewares
- Service Oriented Programming languages
- Test methodologies for Service Oriented applications
- Analysis techniques and tools
- Service systems performance analysis
- Industrial deployment of tools and methodologies
- Standards for Service Oriented Programming
- Service application case studies
- Dependability and Web Services
- Quality of Service
- Security issues in Service Oriented Computing
- Comparisons between different approaches to Services
- Exception handling in composition languages
- Trust and Web Services
- Sustainability and Web Services, Green Computing
- Adaptable Web Services
- Software Product Lines for Services
- Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Service Oriented Computing


August 24, 2010: Paper submissions
October 12, 2010: Author notification
November 2, 2010: Camera-Ready Copy
March 21-25, 2011: Conference


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers. Peer groups
with expertise in the track focus area will double-blindly review
submissions. Accepted papers will be published in the annual
conference proceedings. Prospective papers should be submitted to the
track using the provided automated submission system. Papers NOT
presented at conference will NOT be included in the ACM digital
library. Authors are allowed up to 8 pages, but with more than 6 pages
in the final camera ready, there will be a charge of 80USD per extra
page. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed.

The conference is running a double-blind review process. The submitted
manuscript should not include any information which could reveal the
authors' identity. The title section of the submitted manuscript
should not contain any author names, email addresses, or affiliation
status. If the submitted manuscript do include any author names on the
title page, the submission will be automatically rejected. In the body
of the submission, there should be no direct references to previous
work of the authors. That is, phrases such as "this contribution
generalizes our results for XYZ" should be avoided. Also, authors' own
previous work should not be disproportionately cited. In other words,
the submission should be as anonymous as possible. We need your
cooperation in our effort to maintain a fair, double-blind reviewing
process - and to consider all submissions equally.

Please visit the SAC 2011 Website for further information:



Faycal Abouzaid, University of Montreal (Canada)
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Roberto Bruni, University of Pisa (Italy)
Chihung Chi, Tsinghua University (China)
Rocco De Nicola, University of Florence (Italy)
Nicola Dragoni, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna (Austria)
Claudio Guidi, italianaSoftware s.r.l. (Italy)
Tim Hallwyl, Sirius IT (Danmark)
Koji Hasebe, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Nickolas Kavantzas, ORACLE (USA)
Peep Kungas, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Francisco Martins, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Michele Mazzucco, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Jing Mei, IBM China Research Lab (China)
Hernan Melgratti, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Nicola Mezzetti, Di.Tech (Italy)
Shih-Hsi Liu, California State University (USA)
Kevin Ottens, Klaralvdalens Datakonsult AB (Sweden)
Luca Padovani, Università di Torino (Italy)
Andreas Roth, SAP (Germany)
Maurice ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa (Italy)
Peter Wong, Fredhopper, Amsterdam (Netherlands)


Ivan Lanese
lanese @ cs.unibo.it
FOCUS Team, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, University of 
Bologna/INRIA, Italy

Manuel Mazzara
manuel.mazzara @ newcastle.ac.uk
School of Computing Science, Newcastle university, UK

Fabrizio Montesi
fmontesi @ italianasoftware.com
italianaSoftware s.r.l., Italy
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