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International Journal Web Services Research (JWSR): Volume 1, Iss ue 1, January-March 2004

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International Journal Web Services Research (JWSR)
Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Volume 1, Issue 1, January-March 2004
Editor: Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM, USA 
Daniel Sabbah, Vice President
A&IM Development and SWG Technology, IBM Software
Daniel Sabbah introduces the inaugural issue of JWSR, which he see as a
medium to provide a channel for industry professionals, academic researchers
and decision makers in the field of web services to publish and share 
information with each other. He feels the readers will gain the explicit 
and up-to-date knowledge of Web services research activities and
from this journal, especially researchers and architects to identify the
trends of the relevant R&D topics and coordinate their own positions in a
more competitive approach.

"Challenges and Opportunities for Web Services Research"
Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Web services are becoming a major research topic for computer scientists,
engineers and business consulting professionals. In this preface, the
editor in chief outlines the challenges of the current Web services research
topics from the modeling, interoperability, and mathematical foundations
points of view. Zhang introduces some research opportunities and possible
future directions for moving Web services forward via some illustrative
such as business semantic computing as well as killer application driven Web
services research approaches.



"A Spanning Tree Based Approach to Identifying Web Services"

Hemant Jain, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Huimin Zhao, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Nageswara R. Chinta, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Web service has been envisioned as an important trend in application
and integration. It allows pre-built applications/application components
as web services to interact with each other through standardized interfaces
to from larger application systems. This paper describes a formal approach
to web
services identification, which is a critical step in designing and
effective web services.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.


"Web Services Enabled E-Market Access Control Model"

Harry J. Wang, University of Arizona, USA
Hsing K. Cheng, University of Florida, USA
J. Leon Zhao, University of Arizona, USA

With the emergency of global e-markets, companies collaborate more and more
order to streamline their supply chains. Because of the complex
relationships among
companies, controlling the access to shared information found in e-markets
is a vital
but difficult task. In this paper the authors propose a process to integrate
known access control mechanisms such as role-based access control,
access control, and relationship driven access control into an E-Market
Access Control
model (EMAC).

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

"Integration of Business Event and Rule Management With the Web Services
Karthik Nagarajan, Herman Lam, Stanley Y.W. Su, University of Florida, USA

While Web services technology provides a promising foundation for developing
applications for e-business, additional features are required to make this
paradigm truly
useful in the real world. In particular, interactions among business
organizations need
to follow the policies, regulations, security and other business rules of
the organizations.
In this paper, the authors focus on incorporating the business event and
concepts into the Web services model at the service provider side.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.


"Implementation and Performance of WS-Security"

Satoshi Makino, Kent Tamura, Takeshi Imamura, and Yuichi Nakamura,
IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan

This article describes performance improvements for the Web Services
Security (WS-Security)
specification. In the course of its development and performance measurement,
the authors
identified bottlenecks in the XML parsing and public key operations such as
RSA signature
and encryption. To minimize the impact of these bottlenecks, the authors
implemented a
stream-based WS-Security processor and showed its efficiency in XML parsing,
in terms of
both the processing time and the memory usage.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.

For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of International
Journal of Web
Service Research (JWSR) in your Institution's library.

A complimentary copy of this inaugural first issue is available for download
at www.idea-group.com.


Mission of JWSR:

The International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) is a high-quality
refereed journal
on Web Services research and engineering that serves as an outlet for
individuals in the field
to publish their research as well as interested readers. As a research and
engineering journal,
the International Journal of Web Services Research, will facilitate
communication and networking
among Web Services/e-business researchers and engineers in a period where
considerable changes
are taking place in Web Services technologies innovation, and stimulate
production of high-quality
Web Services solutions and architectures.

Coverage of IRMJ:

JWSR covers topics with a major emphasis on the advancements in the state of
the art, standards,
and practice of Web Services, as well as to identify the emerging research
topics and define the
future of Web Services computing, including Web Services on Grid Computing,
Web Services on
Multimedia, Web services on Communication, Web Services on E-Business, etc.
Some featured topics

- Web Services architecture
- Web Services security
- Frameworks for building Web Service applications
- Composite Web Service creation and enabling infrastructures
- Web Services discovery
- Resource management for Web Services
- Solution Management for Web Services
- Dynamic invocation mechanisms for Web Services
- Quality of service for Web Services
- Web Services modeling
- Web Services performance
- UDDI enhancements
- SOAP enhancements
- Case Studies for Web Services
- E-Commerce applications using Web Services 
- Grid based Web Services applications (e.g. OGSA)
- Business process integration and management using Web Services
- Multimedia applications using Web Services
- Mathematic foundations for service oriented computing
- Communication applications using Web Services
- Interactive TV applications using Web Services
- Semantic services computing
- Business Grid

Interested authors should consult the Journal's manuscript submission
guidelines at http://www.idea-group.com

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-in-Chief: Liang-Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Received on Monday, 1 December 2003 04:10:37 UTC

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