CFP: The First European Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing

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YR-SOC, 2005
The First European Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing
21-22 April 2005,
De Montfort University
Leicester, UK.

The 2005 European Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented 
Computing (SOC) is a first attempt to bring together PhD students, young 
researchers working in the industry and those who completed their 
doctoral studies within the past few years. Attendance at the workshop 
is open to all. 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. It is also planned to have 4 invited speakers to share 
their expert opinions on various aspects of SOC
YR-SOC presentations will be selected according to originality, 
significance, and general interest. Selections will be on the basis of 
submitted 2-page abstracts. A booklet with the abstracts of the accepted 
presentations 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. The volume of selected papers from the 
workshop will be published as a technical report (a suitable publisher 
will be found) by the end of August' 2005. Authors are also encouraged 
to disseminate the results reported at YR-SOC by subsequent publication 
elsewhere. The workshop is partly funded by EPSRC.
Submissions to the Poster and Demo Sessions are also invited

 The word ''service'' here encompasses web services, semantic web 
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 
- SOC composition, orchestration, and choreography
- SOC modelling & design
- Semantic Web, ontologies, 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

Important Dates (all in 2005)
10 March: Firm deadline for 2-page abstract submission
30 March: Notification of abstract selection decision
10 April: Final version of abstract due, Firrn deadline for poster and 
demo submission
21 -22 April YR- SOC
30 May: Firm deadline for 10-15 page paper submission
15 July: Notification of paper selection decision
30 July: Final version of paper due


Registration fee for the workshop is £60 per participant. The fee 
includes a copy of abstract proceedings, tea/coffee, lunches on 21- 22 
April, evening cocoktail and a social dinner on 21st evening. In order 
to register please send an email to

Paper Submission

2-page abstracts, posters and demos may be submitted by emailing them to 
Monika Solanki (, Barry Norton 
( or Jose Luiz Fiadeiro ( In 
the same email, please mention a (tentative) one liner theme or title of 
your research/thesis and the current stage of your research (e.g. 2nd 
year). If you have completed your doctoral thesis, please mention the 
year of completion.

Location and Organization

 Leicester is centrally located, the largest city in the East Midlands 
and the tenth largest in the country. Leicester's history goes back to 
the Iron Age. Its importance was first recognised by the Romans and 
later by the Danes, who used it as a strategic stronghold to control the 
Midlands. Since then it has developed into a major commercial and 
manufacturing centre, known better for the diversity of its trade than 
for its dependence on a single industry.
The workshop will be held at STRL, De Montfort University. DMU is a 
dynamic organisation, formed from a diverse range of specialist 
institutions. Its long history of excellent teaching, learning and 
research is founded in the technical and trade education of the late 
19th Century. Accommodation may be available in newly built halls of 
residence and also in a small selection of good quality hotels. A full 
social programme drawing on the culture of the area will complement the 
scientific event.

Organising Committee
Monika Solanki, De Montfort University, UK
Barry Norton, University of Sheffield, UK
Jose Luiz Fiadeiro, University of Leicester, UK
Keynote Speakers
Inagural Session: Prof. Amit Sheth, Univ. of Georgia and Semagix, Inc., 
United States
Dr. Stefan Decker, DERI, Galway, Ireland
Dr. Ali Arsanjani, IBM Corporation
Program Committee
Ali Arsanjani, IBM Corporation
Amit Sheth, Univ. of Georgia and Semagix, Inc., United States
Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
Christoph Bussler, (DERI), Galway, Ireland
Charlie Abela, University of Malta
Dave Robertson, University of Edinburgh
Daniel Elenius, Linkoping University, Sweden
Enrico Motta, KMI, UK
Hussein Zedan, De Montfort University, UK
Jeff J. Pan, University of Manchester
Joachim Peer, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
John Domingue, KMI, UK
Jose Luiz Fiadeiro, University of Leicester, UK
Katia Sycara, CMU, United States
Liliana Cabral, KMI, UK
Luís Andrade, ATX Software, Portugal
Massimo Paolucci, CMU, United States
Matthew Moran, (DERI), Galway, Ireland
Naveen Srinivasan, CMU, United States
Nickolaos Kavantzas, Oracle Corporation
Oscar Cocho, ISOCO, Spain
Ruben Lara, (DERI), Innsbruck
Sanjiva Weerawarana, IBM Corporation
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna
Stefan Decker, (DERI), Galway, Ireland
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester
Steve Battle, HP Labs, UK
Terry Payne, University of SouthHampton, UK
Monika Solanki
Software Technology Research Laboratory(STRL)
De Montfort University
Gateway building, G4.63a
The Gateway
Leicester LE1 9BH, UK

phone: +44 (0)116 250 6170 intern: 6170

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