CFP: 1st European Workshop on Object-Oriented Web Services


                   E O O W S

            First European Workshop on
       Object Orientation and Web Services

                Darmstadt, Germany
                  21 July 2003

                (at ECOOP 2003)

Web Services are evolving beyond their SOAP, WSDL, and 
UDDI roots toward being able to solve significant real-
world integration problems. Developers of Web Services 
systems are currently working on new generations systems 
that incorporate security, transactions, orchestration 
and choreography, grid computing capabilities, business 
documents and processes, and simplified integration with
existing middleware systems. Current economic issues 
continue to force consolidation and reduction in 
enterprise computing resources, which is resulting 
in developers  discovering that Web Services can 
provide the foundation engineering and realisation 
of complex computing systems. 

Themes and Objectives

The question of how Web Services could and should change 
system and solution development is very much open. Are Web 
Services just about standards, or do they imply a new 
conceptual framework for engineering and development? 
Similarly open is the question of how requirements coming 
from system and solution development could and should make
Web Services evolve. In particular, methodologies as well
as technologies based on the object-oriented conceptual 
framework are an established reality. How do Web Services 
and object-orientation relate? How can Web Services leverage
the experience built into current object-oriented practices? 

The overall theme of the workshop is the relation between 
Web Services and object orientation. Such relation can be
explored from different perspectives, ranging from system
modelling and engineering to system development, management,
maintenance, and evolution. Aspects of particular interest
are the modularisation of a system into components and 
the (possibly cross-domain) composition and orchestration 
of different modules. Components and composition are closely 
connected with the issue of reuse, and an important thread 
of discussion within the workshop will address the way in
which Web Services impact reuse.

The objective of the workshop is twofold: assessing the current
work on Web Services, and discussing lines of development and 
possible cooperation. Current work includes research activities
as well as practical experiences. The assessment covers an 
analysis of driving factors and a retrospective on lessons 
learned. The identification and prioritisation of new lines 
of research and activity is a key outcome of the workshop. 
In particular, the intention is to foster future cooperation
among the participants. 

Format and Participation  

The workshop will be structured in three parts:

- Presentation and discussion of individual contributions 

- Definition and discussion of future works and cooperation

- Documentation of the workshop results and discussion on 
  the dissemination plan 

Participation is encouraged from both industry and academia. 
The number of participants is limited to 25-30 people, and 
precedence will be given to those who submitted contributions
and/or early statements of interest.


Submission are welcome in any format (PDF and HTML preferable). 
As a reference: papers should be 2-5 pages long, slide sets 
should contain 8-12 slides, and demonstrations should be 
introduced by a 1-2 page description.

Submission are to be sent to:

Publication and Dissemination 

Selected contributions form the workshop will be published 
in the IBM Research Report series . 

A report covering contributions to and discussions within 
the workshop will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
ECOOP 2003 Workshop Reader.   

Upon consent from the authors, all the contributions to 
the workshop will be made available in the Workshop web site. 

Important Dates

 25 April 2003 - Paper Submission 
 17 May 2003 - Acceptance Notification 
 21 June 2003 - Final Version of the Paper 
 15 July 2003 - Presentations and Topics for Discussion 
 21 July 2003 -  Workshop 


Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, UK. 
Winfried Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg, Germany. 
Frank Leymann, IBM and University of Stuttgart, Germany. 
Giacomo Piccinelli, University College London, UK.  
Sanjiva Weerawarana, IBM and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 

Received on Tuesday, 4 March 2003 07:53:05 UTC