(CfP) Web Services -- Research, Standardization, and Deployment (fwd)

I don't think I saw this announced here; apologies if I missed it.

(and yes, Web Services are a relevant topic for this list! :)

hoping HTML versions of the papers will be put online,


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Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:20:22 +0200

Call for Papers

First International Workshop on

Web Services -- Research, Standardization, and Deployment (WS-RSD´02)

In conjunction with Net.ObjectDays-2002
(see also http://net.objectdays.org/)

Erfurt, Germany, October 7/10, 2002

General Scope
Web Services promise to ease various of nowadays infrastructure challenges.
Especially they are publicized to mark a step into a new era of integration.
Integration of data, processes, and also whole enterprises on the basis of a
set of loosely related lightweight approaches which transparently hide any
technical implementation details except the Web serving as the basic transport
and deployment mechanism.

Interoperability will surely prove itself as the critical success factor
of the web service proliferation promised by some analysts. In order to
accomplish these interoperability various standardization bodies such as
the W3C, UN or OASIS founded activities working on specifications to work
on building blocks of a web service architecture which is still left up to
Nevertheless, a significant number of vendors offer first commercial solutions
which have been implemented by early adopters creating some real world services.

Areas of interest of WS-RSD'02 include but are not limited to:

-Web Services vs. Classical Integration Architectures
-Semantic Description Methods
-Ubiquitous Services
-Location-dependent Information Services
-Ontologies for Web Services
-Grid Computing

-Web Services and the Semantic Web
-Comparison of Competing Standards
-Extensions to Existing Standards
-Open Source and Web Services
-Web Service Protocols
-Missing Standards

-Web Services Interoperability
-Electronic Commerce
-Billing Models for Web Services
-Web Services and Portals
-Secure Web Services and Privacy Issues
-Real-world Web-Service deployments

Important Dates
Paper Submissions: 2002-06-30
Notification of Acceptance: 2002-07-31
Camera Ready Submission: 2002-08-31
Publication of Workshop Program: 2002-09-15
Workshop: One or two days in parallel with NOD 2002

Format of the Workshop
This one-day workshop aims at promoting the exchange of research
results and ideas, and discussion on the use, benefits and limitations
of Web Services. A special emphasis will be devoted towards exchanging
experiences on the challenging technical issues, solutions and real-world
applications. A panel and an invited talk(s) by the experts in the area
are also considered.

The official language of the workshop is English. The workshop presentations
will be grouped into sessions to foster more focused discussions. The workshop
schedule will provide time for specific discussions after the presentations as
well as for the exchange of ideas across the sessions.

There will be both regular and short presentations. The regular presentations
will report on the results of the completed research and the short
will allow for presenting work-in-progress.

Submission of Papers
Interested participants are strongly encouraged to submit full
papers in an electronic format (pdf or postscript) to the workshop
chair by 30 June 2002.
The preferred length of papers is 5000-6000 words (regular papers)
and 3000-4000 words (short papers). The format for all papers will
be one column, 10-point Times Roman or a similar typeface with single line
spacing. The formatting instructions and templates for Word and TeX can be
found at http://www.netobjectdays.org/.

The submissions will be fully reviewed by the workshop Program Committee
and accepted on the basis of quality of the contributions. The accepted
workshop papers will be published in the official conference proceedings
and on CD-ROM. Excellent workshop papers will also be included in an extra
volume of best papers published with a major publishing company.

How to Submit Your Manuscript
Please submit a PostScript or PDF version of your paper not exceeding 12
pages for the review process to Mario Jeckle (mario.jeckle@daimlerchrysler.com)
by 2002-06-30.
Final submissions of accepted papers should be submitted in LaTeX format
also no later than 2002-08-31.

Notification of Authors
Authors will be notified of the outcome of the refereeing process by

Camera Ready Paper
This will be required by 2002-08-31. Formatting details are specified above.

Program Committee
Dieter Fensel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Chris Ferris (SUN Microsystems, Chair of W3C's Web Service Architecture Working
Bogdan Franczyk (University of Leipzig)
Mario Jeckle (DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology,
mario.jeckle@daimlerchrysler.com) (Chair)
Frank Leymann (IBM)
Jean-Philipp Martin-Flatin (Conseil Europeenne pour la Recherche Nucleaire
Erich Ortner (Technical University of Darmstadt)
Günther Specht (University of Ulm)
Michael Stal (Siemens)
Mathias Weske (Hasso-Plattner Institute Potsdam)
Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Received on Saturday, 25 May 2002 18:41:10 UTC