Call for Papers: YR-SOC, 2008 (3rd Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing)

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                    CALL FOR PAPERS                                         
		   Y R - S O C  2 0 0 8

3rd Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing

                    London, UK
                  June 12-13, 2008




YR-SOC is a workshop on service oriented computing and is being held for
the third time next year from June 12-13, 2008. The workshop will be hosted at Imperial College London. Earlier workshops were successfully hosted
at De Montfort University (1st)

and University of Leicester (2nd)

respectively, both at Leicester, UK.

The remit of YR-SOC is not to add another conference to the plethora of existing ones, but rather to address researchers at the beginning of their careers.
The aim of the workshop is to build a reputable and respectable forum for young researchers with inputs from industry practitioners. The core objectives are to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of the art and practice of SOC, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future trends in this domain. You can find more detail about YR-SOC 2008 (initially) at

Attendance at the workshop is open to all.


Service oriented computing is more than just ideas related to those services: in particular it is a chance of bringing together the business/user domain and the services domain. The word 'service' encompasses web services, semantic web services, grid services and e-services.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:  -    Mathematical foundations of SOC
-    Data management issues in SOC
-    Frameworks for building SOC applications
-    Composite SOC creation and enabling infrastructures         (e.g., workflow technology)
-    SOC composition, orchestration, and choreography
-    SOC modelling & design
-    Semantic Web, ontologies, and SOC
-    Agents and SOC
-    Dynamic invocation mechanisms for SOC
-    Contractual issues between provider and consumer of SOC
-    Version management in SOC
-    Customization of SOC
-    SOC architecture
-    SOC negotiation & agreement
-    SOC discovery & selection
-    UDDI and SOAP enhancements
-    SOC and process management
-    Trust, security & privacy in SOC
-    Scalability and performance of SOC
-    SOC standards and technologies
-    Automatic computing for SOC infrastructure
-    Wireless web, mobility, and SOC
-    SOC based Grid Computing and peer to peer computing
-    SOC based applications for e-commerce
-    Quality of service for SOC
-    Multimedia applications using SOC
-    Economics and pricing models of utility computing and SOC
-    Resource management of SOC
-    Solution management for SOC
-    Adoption of SOC by organizations
-    Case studies on SOC based applications
-    Analysis, testing, and verification of Services
-    Context aware services
-    Business modelling for services


    * Submission: 29 February 2008
    * Author notification: 28 March 2008
    * Camera-ready copy: 25 April 2008

Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the PC.


YR-SOC presentations will be selected according to originality, significance, and general interest. Selections will be on the basis of submitted 6-page concise papers. The workshop proceedings with the accepted papers will be available at the workshop. After the workshop, the author(s) of each presentation will be invited to submit a full 10-15 page paper on the same topic. They will also be asked to write (anonymous) reviews of papers submitted by other authors on related topics; further reviewing, and the final selection of papers, will be carried out by the organisers. Contributions of a high quality will be published in the proceedings (a suitable publisher will be found).

Papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF form. Papers should be no longer than 6 sides of A4, formatted in LNCS style. Author instructions may be found at:

Paper submissions are accepted through EasyChair at:

Please note, we expect that at least one author of an accepted paper should register with the workshop in order to present their work.


Poster submissions are welcome in the form of 2-page abstracts, which can be emailed to the Organisers for their review.


Andy Gordon (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
Wolfgang Emmerich (University College London, London)


Monika Solanki (Imperial College London)
Barry Norton (Open University, UK)
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec (University of Leicester)

    * Charlie Abela, University of Malta, Malta
    * Marco Aiello, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands
    * Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
    * Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, Greece
    * Howard Foster, Imperial College London, UK
    * Helge Janicke, De Montfort University, UK
    * Steve Jones, Capgemini, UK
    * Raman Kazhamiakin, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy
    * Nora Koch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
    * Alexander Lazovik
    * Carlo Montangero, University of Pisa, Italy
    * Arun Mukhija, University College London, UK
    * Marc Richardson, British Telecom, UK
    * Steve Ross-Talbot, Pi4 Technologies, UK
    * Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
    * Steven Willmott, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
    * ... TBC

All enquiries may be addressed to:

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