Call For Papers in IJWSR (Web Service Composition) - Deadline in 12 Days

Call for Papers 

Special Issue of the International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR) 


Web Services Discovery and Composition Systems 

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2005

Using service-oriented computing approaches (i.e. web services), the capabilities of organizations can be openly exposed, easily searched and discovered, and made readily-accessible to humans and particularly to machines. Artificial intelligence and software engineering researchers alike are intrigued by the promise of ubiquitously discovering and incorporating services into their own business processes (i.e. composition and orchestration). With growing acceptance of service-oriented computing, an emerging area of research is the investigation of technologies that will enable the discovery and composition of web services. 

This proposed special issue solicits high-quality papers on software components and/or intelligent agents that can discover pertinent web services and compose them to create higher-level functionality. For this special issue, all the submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-reviewing process and the selection criteria include both the system design's elegancy as well as its practicability. Each manuscript should include the evaluation section on the effectiveness of the proposed approach based on a given Web services repository. Repositories and example software are available at . Alternatively, authors may submit the repository used in their evaluation. This will provide a uniform section in each paper that will allow readers to understand the benefits and limitations of the variety of approaches that were implemented.  

The readers of this special issue will get an understanding of the benefits and limitations of various approaches for composing web services using Web Service Description Language (WSDL) files. Paper submissions should be full research papers, typically between 17-27 journal pages.

Important Dates: 
November 30, 2005 -- Full Paper Submission Due
December 30, 2005 -- Paper Acceptance Notice Sent to Authors 

Guest Editors: 

M. Brian Blake, Ph.D. 
Department of Computer Science 
Georgetown University 

William K. Cheung, Ph.D. 
Department of Computer Science 
Hong Kong Baptist University 

Kwok Ching Tsui, Ph.D. 
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) 

Andreas Wombacher, Ph.D. 
Information Systems Group 
Department of Computer Science 
University of Twente 

All submissions must be original.  Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: 
M. Brian Blake ( or William Cheung ( 


Michael Fitzgerald Nowlan
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. 20057

Received on Sunday, 20 November 2005 08:52:06 UTC