CFP: Workshop on Service Oriented Techniques at ICEC06

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                              Call for Papers
                    Workshop on Service Oriented Techniques (SOT06)
              At the Eighth International Conference of E-Commerce
                      Fredericton, New Brunswick, August 13, 2006
                   Organizers: Dr. Yuhong Yan (Canada National Research
                               Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson
Research Center, USA)
Service oriented techniques are used for building software applications
that use services 
available in a network such as the Web. The driving forces come from
both the software engineering 
community and the e-business community. Service-Oriented Architecture
(SOA) promotes loose 
coupling between software components so that interoperability across
programming languages and 
platforms can be achieved. Extending the classic middleware functions,
SOA techniques incorporate 
the demands of e-business by adding process modelling and management
functions. The description of 
services covers not only software interfaces but also semantic business
information. Services can 
be dynamically discovered and composite services can be built from
aggregates of other services.
The aim of the SOT workshop is to present recent research findings on
service oriented techniques. 
We welcome papers from both academia and industry. We especially invite
submissions based on 
theoretical foundations or innovative industrial projects. Possible
topics include, but are not 
limited to the following:
* Formal methods for service modelling and computing
* Dynamic selection and composition of services/applications
* Dynamic coordination of services/applications
* Managing and monitoring services/applications
* QoS-enabled services/applications 
* Data integration of distributed services
* Selection and interaction among services 
* Context-aware services/applications 
* Performance evaluation of middleware for service-oriented computing
* Semantic Issues in service integration
* Combinations of Semantic Web technology with Web Services 
* Innovative applications
Submission Guidelines
Papers must be submitted in either Word or PDF, according to the ACM
Proceedings Format 
( Maximum length is
8 pages. Submissions by 
email to Papers will be reviewed by qualified
reviewers from the program 
committee as below. The proceedings will be published by the Press of
Canadian National Research 
Council. The selected paper will be published by the Journal of Business
Process Integration and 
Management and/or the Journal of Computational Intelligence. 
Important Dates
Electronic paper Submission deadline: June 1, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: June 14, 2006
Camera-ready paper due: June 28, 2006
Workshop: August 13, 2006
Main Conference: August 14-16, 2006
Delta Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Workshop website:
Dr. Yuhong Yan (National Research Council, Canada)
Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Program Committee
Lilina Ardissono (University of Torino, Italy)
Virendra Bhavsar (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Hong Cai (IBM Research, China)
Luba Cherbakov (IBM Global Service, USA)
William Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China)
Weichang Du (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Ephraim Feig (Kintera Inc., USA)
Chiara Francalanci (Politechnique of Miliano, Italy)
Ali Ghorbani (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Anna Goy (University of Torino, Italy)
Patrick Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Mihhail Matskin (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Yannick Pencole (LAAS-CNRS, France)
Claudia Picardi (University of Torino, Italy)
Jinghai Rao (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Weiming Shen (NRC-IMTI, Canada)
Michael Sintek (DFKI, Germany)
Andy Ju An Wang (Southern Polytechnic State University, USA)
Jia Zhang (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Leon Zhao (University Of Arizona, USA)





Dr. Yuhong Yan

Research Officer, Canada National Research Council

Adjuct Professor in CS, University of New Brunswick

46 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 9W4, Canada

Tel: +1- (506) 444-0388      Fax: +1- (506) 444-6114

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