Joint CFP: BSN'06 & SoS4CO'06

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BSN'06 - SoS4CO'06

2nd International Workshop on Business Service Networks
2nd International Workshop on Service oriented Solutions for
Cooperative Organizations
June 26, 2006, San Francisco, California, USA

in conjunction with
IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC-06) and on
Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE-06)


Business Services Networks (BSN's) are business networks, that is, a
group of cooperative organizations either within an enterprise or
between different enterprises, which are based on services. In that
context, a service represents a set of encapsulated IT components
implementing specific business functions. The service interface is
self-describing in order to publish, discover and dynamically bind
services using an underlying Service Oriented Architecture (SOA),
most often implemented using Web Services standards. However, this
flexibility with regard to loose-coupling and the interoperability
between cooperative organizations is being applied in current
projects, especially in industrial projects.

This workshop concentrates on all facets of BSN's and the
architecture of service-oriented solutions supporting inter-
enterprise collaboration, throughout the entire collaboration life-
cycle. This includes the consideration of business strategies for
the establishment of a BSN with cooperative organizations from
different SOA environments and maturity, as well as the design of
such cooperation and collaboration starting with the requirements
until the final instantiation of the collaboration by discovering,
composing, deploying, and invoking services. Based on the composed
BSN, the cooperation and collaboration brings new research from the
perspectives of business (e.g. provisioning) and technical (e.g.
transactions), e.g. monitoring and auditing in a network of

We invite papers addressing business and technical issues of BSN's
from various perspectives, including development strategies of new
BSNs, design of BSNs, as well as management and execution. We
encourage contributions from both academia and industry. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

BSN Strategy
*	Business models
*	Integration alliances and interoperability
*	Value added for BSN vendors and adopters
*	Mobile operators, grid services, and utility computing

BSN Design
*	Service-Oriented solutions
*	Requirements engineering for BSN
*	Ontologies, document structures, messaging formats, etc.
*	Match-making of choreographies of different organizations
*	Match-making of semantic service descriptions
*	Negotiating of inter-organizational business processes
*	Service discovery on advanced registry concepts beyond UDDI
*	Quality of Service (QoS) and Cost of Service (CoS) negotiation
*	Role of Model-Driven Architectures (MDA) for BSN

BSN Management & Execution
*	SOA-Enablement of software vendors
*	Service Level Agreements (SLA)
*	International provisioning and adoption barriers
*	Pricing and marketing on BSN demand software
*	Monitoring and enforcement of Quality of Service (QoS)
*	Distributed stateless and stateful transactions
*	Role of security, privacy and trust in BSN
*	Auditing of service evolution


Please submit papers via

Authors are invited to submit original and significant research
contributions in the aforementioned areas. All submissions will
be peer-reviewed by the members of the international program
committee. We accept papers in DOC, PDF, and PS format. It is
planned to select the best papers for a journal special issue.
Further details will be announced soon.


Please use the CEC/EEE site to register:

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for
the workshop in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings
and to be scheduled in the workshop program.

Important Dates:

Paper submission:    February 1, 2006
Paper notification:  March 31, 2006
Camera-ready papers: April 20, 2006
Workshop:            June 26, 2006


Please direct all enquires by email to <bsnsos4co AT>.


Stéphane Gagnon, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Christian Huemer, University of Vienna, Austria
Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands
Raymond Wong, University of New South Wales and Green Pea Software, Australia

Program Committee:

Antonia Albani, University of Augsburg, Germany
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
William Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Eric Dubois, Research Public Center Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Birgit Hofreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
Jane Hsu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ottokar Kulendik, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
Franky Lam, National ICT Australia, Australia
Bendick Mahleko, Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany
Angel Ortiz, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Katia Passerini, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Pascal Pecquet, Université de Montpellier I, France
Tony Shan, Wachovia Bank, USA
William Shui, University of New South Wales, Australia
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, USA
Cheickna Sylla, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Kerry Taylor, CSIRO, Australia
Vladimir Tosic, Lakehead University, Canada
Ivana Trickovic, SAP AG, Germany
Dan Zhang, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Jia Zhang, Northern Illinois University, USA
Aoying Zhou, Fudan University, China
Hans Dieter Zimmermann, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Received on Monday, 9 January 2006 16:27:34 UTC