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The 9th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2011)
Theme: Innovations for Web-based Services

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC)
IEEE  Computer Society
URL:  http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2011


ICWS 2011 organizing committee invites you to participate in the ninth edition of ICWS, to be held in Washington DC, USA, 2011.

ICWS has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art on Web services. ICWS aims to identify emerging research topics and define the future of Web services. Over the past nine years, ICWS has grown steadily, attracting over 250 participants on a regular basis.  ICWS 2010  was held on July 6-11, 2010 in Miami, Florida, USA;  ICWS 2009  was held on July 7-11, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA;  ICWS 2008  was held on September 21-26, 2008 in Beijing, China;  ICWS 2007  was held on July 9-13, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;  ICWS 2006  was held on September 18-22, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois, USA; ICWS 2005  was held on July 11-15, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA;  ICWS 2004  was held on July 6-9, 2004 in San Diego, California, USA;  ICWS 2003  was held on June 23-26, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline for the emerging modern services science.

ICWS 2011 will co-locate with  the 7th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2011)  to explore all aspects of "Services" (Science and Technology), which has been formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. In addition, ICWS 2011 will be supported by a set of keynotes, panels, and tutorials. 

The technical program of ICWS 2011 will include a refereed research track, an application and industry track, and work-in-progress track. The research track will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing Web-based services platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing Web services models. 

The ICWS 2011 research track seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Web services. Research papers must properly cite related work and clearly indicate their contributions to the field of Web services.  It is required that all submissions MUST cite related work published in the  proceedings of ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including TSC, JWSR, and IJBPIM.

All topics relevant to Web services are of interest, but the conference program committee particularly encourages submissions related to the following aspects of Web services divided in three categories: 

Foundations of Web Services

  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Evolutions
  • Models, methodologies, and tools (including analysis, design, modeling, and composition)
  • Publishing, discovery, and selection (including in mobile settings)
  • Validation and testing (including risk assessment and tracking)
  • Management and governance (including monitoring, QoS, privacy, trust)
  • Formal methods (including modeling and specification, data and process semantics, type systems, security, QoS, and other properties)
  • Standards and implementation and deployment technologies


Web-based Services

  • Web 2.0 and Web X.0 concepts in Web services settings
  • Software As A Service (SaaS)
  • Service As Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • Technologies for building and operating massive data centers (including middleware)


Web Services Applications beyond Web

  • Applications (including mobile, scientific, Grid and utility, autonomic, and embedded computing)
  • Business process management (including business protocols, business intelligence, service level agreements, and business licensing models)

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected papers published in the proceedings of ICWS 2011 will be invited for potential publication in the  IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC),  International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and  International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).  Both the ICWS Proceedings and JWSR are included in EI Compendex. JWSR is also indexed in SCI-E. According to Thomson Scientific, JWSR is listed in the 2008 Journal Citation Report with an Impact Factor of 1.200. The journal ranks #47 of 99 in the Computer Science, Information Systems and ranks #37 of 86 in Computer Science, Software Engineering.


Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using  the IEEE Proceedings template. Unformatted papers and papers beyond 8 pages will not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at  http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2011/.  At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper.  One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at ICWS 2011. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. 

If your paper is application or solution oriented, you can consider submitting it to ICWS 2011  Applications and Industry Track. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Applications and Industry Track for further consideration if the session slots are available. 

Review Policy 

IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. 

Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

Important Dates:

Research Track:
Abstract Submission Deadline:  January 24, 2011
Full Paper Submission Due Date:  January 31, 2011
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2011
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 8, 2011

Application and Industry Track:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 7, 2011
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 22, 2011
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 8, 2011

Work-in-Progress Track:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 7, 2011
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 22, 2011
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 8, 2011

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About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the  IEEE Computer Society  (CS) is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology.

About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas. 

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2011, please send email to icws DOT ieeecs AT gmail.com. Thanks!

 

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