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2nd CFP IBM Ph.D. Student Symposium at 4th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2006)

From: Benedikt Kratz <B.Kratz@uvt.nl>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:49:25 +0200
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To: semantic-web@w3.org


IBM Ph.D. Student Symposium at 4th International Conference on
Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2006)

Chicago, Illinois, USA
December 4, 2006


Following the success of the first ICSOC Ph.D. Symposium, the Second
International Ph.D. Symposium on Service-Oriented Computing will take
place in Chicago, in conjunction with ICSOC 2006.

The ICSOC Ph.D. Symposium is focused on mentoring doctoral students who
are close to finishing their dissertations. The students will present
their work in front of a mock thesis committee of 4-5 senior researchers
in the field acting as mentors, who will provide extensive feedback and
advice for preparing a successful dissertation defense. The goal of the
symposium is to expose students to constructive criticism before their
thesis defense, to promote contact with other students at a similar
stage in their careers, to provide a forum for students to publish their
thesis work, and to provide guidance related to future career perspectives.

The Symposium has a similar technical scope to ICSOC. Service-Oriented
Computing (SoC) is a dynamic new field of research, creating a paradigm
shift in the way software applications are designed and delivered. SoC
technologies, through the use of open middleware standards, enable
collaboration across organizational boundaries and are transforming the
information technology landscape. SoC builds on ideas and experiences
from many different fields to produce the novel research needed to drive
this paradigm shift. Submissions are invited from all fields
contributing to SoC - in particular, Software Engineering, Grid
Computing and Web Services. The Symposium aims to cover the entire
spectrum of SoC research, from theoretical and foundational results to
empirical evaluations and case studies, and to address all stages of the
service lifecycle. The topics of interest for submissions to the PhD
Student Symposium include, but are not limited to:

* Business Service Modeling: Methods and tools for capturing business
goals and requirements, Decomposition into business services, Business
processes, Business policies, Modeling, analysis, and simulation,
Specification of functional and non-functional quality requirements;
* Service Assembly: Development and Discovery: Model-driven development,
Service composition architectures, Service registries, Service discovery
mechanisms, Semantic matching, Methods and tools for service
development, Governance, Verification and validation, Deployment strategies;
* Service Management: Instrumentation and service related data
aggregation, end-to-end Measurement, Analysis, Modeling and Capacity
planning, Definition of deployment topology, Infrastructure
configuration, Problem determination for SOAs, ITIL processes, Change
management in live systems.
* SOA Runtime: Service Bus for mediation, transformation and routing,
Runtime registry, Integration of legacy applications, Information
services for data access and data integration, Scalability, Topology and
Optimization, Service oriented middleware, Policy based configuration &
Workload management
* Quality of Service: Reliable Service-Oriented Computing, Security and
Privacy in Service-Oriented Computing, SLA and Policy specification, QoS
Negotiation, Autonomic management of service levels, Empirical Studies
and Benchmarking of QoS, Performance and Dependability prediction in SOA;
* Grid Services: Services and architecture for management of
infrastructural resources, Data and Compute intensive applications,
Execution and resource allocation services for job scheduling, Protocols
for coordination across multiple resource managers, Business value based
allocation, Innovative Strategies for Creation and Management of Virtual
Enterprises and Organizations, Prototype systems and Toolkits.

Submissions should emphasize the relationship of the work to
Service-Oriented Computing.

Each submission needs to have a Ph.D. student as the sole author.
Students submitting to the Ph.D. Symposium should be advanced enough to
have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, and
should be interested in receiving feedback on their doctoral
dissertation. They would typically, but not exclusively, be students who
are approximately one year away from thesis completion.

Each submission should point out the novel ideas outlined in the
author's Ph.D. dissertation. These contributions should be framed by the
motivation for doing research in the selected area and a review of the
related work (previous approaches, relevant standards, etc), emphasizing
the deficits and limitations of the state-of-the-art, as well as the
proposed strategies for addressing these issues.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the
technical program committee. The main evaluation criteria are: the
readiness of the dissertation, the potential quality of the research and
its relevance to Service-Oriented Computing.

The submissions should be limited to six pages, following the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science format from Springer-Verlag
(www.spinger.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). The proceedings of the workshop
will be published online as an IBM research report and possibly in other
online forums. Papers can be submitted online via the Symposium website
at http://infolab.uvt.nl/phd-icsoc06/.

Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to students who have
their work accepted at the Symposium; the grant will cover part of the
travel costs for the student to attend the Symposium. The details
regarding the grants are being worked out and will be announced at the
Symposium website.

The Symposium will begin with a keynote lecture delivered by Priya
Narasimhan, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at
Carnegie Mellon University and member of the ACM Doctoral Dissertation
Subcommittee. This will be followed by presentations of the accepted
papers and discussions. The Symposium will end with a panel discussion,
giving students the opportunity to ask questions about research careers
in industry and academia. Please see the Symposium web page
(http://infolab.uvt.nl/phd-icsoc06/) for updated program information.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: September 25, 2006
Notification of acceptance: October 30, 2006
Camera ready submission: November 12, 2006
Symposium: December 4, 2006

Symposium Organization
Symposium Chairs

* Andreas Hanemann (Leibniz Supercomputing Center, DE)
* Benedikt Kratz (Tilburg University, NL)
* Tudor Dumitras (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
* Nirmal Mukhi (IBM Research, USA)

Technical Program Committee
* Claudio Bartolini (HP Labs, USA)
* Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia)
* Rick Buskens (Bell Labs, USA)
* Fabio Casati (HP Labs, USA)
* Elisabetta di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
* Rik Eshuis (University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
* Massimo Mecella (University of Rome, Italy)
* Mike Papazoglou (University of Tilburg, The Netherlands)
* George Spanoudakis (City University, UK)
* Paolo Traverso (ITC/IRST, Italy)

Mentoring Committee
* Rick Buskens (Bell Labs, USA)
* Ian Foster (Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago, USA)
* Elisabetta di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
* George Spanoudakis (City University, UK)
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