1st Call For Papers for the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005)

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Call for Papers

2005 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005)
July 12-15, 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society

Theme: Bridge the Gap between Business Services and IT Services

The 2005 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005) is
the THIRD year of ICWS focusing on Web Services. The long-term goal of
ICWS is to build up a reputable and respectable conference for the
international community. ICWS is a forum for researchers and industry
practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the
state of the art and practice of Web Services, as well as to identify
the emerging research topics and define the future of Web Services
computing. ICWS 2005 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical
Steering Committee (a.k.a. Technical Community) for Services Computing
(TSC-SC) and will be co-located with the 2005 IEEE International
Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2005). The theme of this joint
IEEE conference on SERVICES is "Bridge the Gap between Business Services
and IT Services".

ICWS 2004 was held in San Diego, California, July 6-9, 2004. A total of
230 papers were submitted to ICWS in 2004, 66 were accepted as full
research papers. ICWS 2004 had 14 research sessions, 4 industry
sessions, 5 tutorials, 4 panels, and 3 poster paper sessions. ICWS 2004
had attracted about 250 registered participants from 22 countries and
regions. ICWS 2003 and ICWS 2004 have proven to be an excellent catalyst
for research & collaboration, and we fully expect that ICWS 2005 will
continue this trend.
The program of ICWS 2005 will continue to feature research papers with a
wide range of topics, focusing on difference aspects of IT services.
Some of the topics include Web Services specifications and enhancements,
Web Services discovery, Web Services security, Web Services based
applications, Web Services standards and technologies, Web Services
applications and solutions, Web Services realizations, semantic Web
Services, and other emerging technologies or solutions.  All accepted
papers will be published in the conference proceedings in hardcopy and
on-line version by the IEEE Computer Society. The full version of the
selected best papers published in the ICWS 2005 will be invited to
publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)
(by Idea Group) and possibly other related journals. The ICWS 2005
Proceedings and JWSR have both been selected to be included in EI

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
- Mathematical foundations of Web Services
- Data management issues in Web Services
- Frameworks for building Web Service applications 
- Composite Web Service creation and enabling infrastructures (e.g.,
workflow technology) 
- Web Service composition, orchestration, and choreography 
- Web Services modeling & design 
- Web Services discovery & selection 
- Semantic Web, ontologies, and Web Services 
- Dynamic invocation mechanisms for Web Services 
- Contractual issues between provider and consumer of Web Services 
- Version management in Web Services 
- Customization of Web Services 
- Web Services architecture 
- Web Services negotiation & agreement 
- UDDI and SOAP enhancements 
- Web Services and process management
- Trust, security & privacy in Web Services 
- Scalability and performance of Web Services 
- Web Services standards and technologies 
- Automatic computing for Web Services infrastructure 
- Wireless web, mobility, and Web Services 
- Web Service based Grid Computing and peer to peer computing 
- Web Services based applications for e-commerce 
- Quality of service for Web Services 
- Multimedia applications using Web Services 
- Economics and pricing models of utility computing and Web Services 
- Resource management of Web Services 
- Solution management for Web Services 
- Adoption of Web Services by organizations 
- Case studies on Web Services based applications 
- Analysis, testing, and verification of Web Services

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that
are not being considered in another forum. Manuscripts will be limited
to 8-10 (IEEE Proceeding style) pages and be printed on 10 or 12 size
font. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author
Guidelines to prepare your papers. Electronic submission of manuscripts
(in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed Instructions for
electronic paper submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and
review process can be found at
http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2005/ . The length of the
camera-ready of an accepted paper will be limited to 8 (IEEE style)
pages. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend
the conference and present the paper. The IEEE ICWS 2005 Proceedings
will be collected in EI Compendex. The detailed submission instructions
can be found at ICWS 2005 web site.  Some speakers of the keynotes,
panels, and tutorials will be invited to submit articles to extend their
presentations for IEEE IT Professional Magazine. 

All submissions will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by at least two to
three researchers in the topical area.

One Best Paper award and 1-3 Best Student Paper Awards will be presented
by ICWS 2005. The first author of the best student papers should be
full-time students.

Abstract and Paper Submission due date: January 31, 2005 (Monday) 
Decision Notification (electronic): March 28, 2005 (Monday) 
Camera-Ready copy due date & Pre-registration due: April 15, 2005
ICWS 2005 International Conference on Web Services: July 12 - July 15,

General Chairs of ICWS 2005

Carl K. Chang
Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science 
Iowa State University, USA
2004 President, IEEE Computer Society

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang
Ph.D., IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Chair, Services Computing PIC, IBM Research

Program Committee Chairs 

Jianwen Su
Professor, Department of Computer Scicence,
U C Santa Barbara, USA

Malu G. Castellanos
Ph.D., Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA

Industrial Track Chairs: 

Ali Arsanjani, Ph.D. 
Chief Architect, SOA and Web services Center of Excellence, IBM Global
Services, USA 

Wu Chou, Ph.D. 
Manager, Avaya Labs Research, Avaya, USA

Job Fair Chair:

Prof. Hemant Jain 
Wisconsin Distinguished & Tata Consultancy Services Prof. School of
Business Administration 
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA

Tutorials Chair: 

Ling Liu, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Panels Chairs: 

Dejan S. Milojicic
Ph.D., Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA 

J. Leon Zhao 
Associate Professor, University of Arizona, USA 

Publicity Chair: 

Patrick C.K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT),

Received on Thursday, 11 November 2004 05:45:54 UTC