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** deadline extended **: Call for Papers for ICSOC '04

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  • Sanjiva Weerawarana
    [Apologies for multiple copies you may receive via multiple lists.] SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 18th! See below for details. CALL FOR PAPERS
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 7, 2004
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      2nd International Conference on
      Service Oriented Computing

      New York City, NY, USA
      November 15-19, 2004


      Co-sponsored by ACM SIGWEB and ACM SIGSOFT (approval pending)

      Service Oriented Computing (SOC) is the new emerging paradigm for
      distributed computing and e-business processing that is changing the
      way software applications are designed, architected, delivered and
      consumed. Services are autonomous platform-independent computational
      elements that can be described, published, discovered, orchestrated
      and programmed using standard protocols for the purpose of building
      agile networks of collaborating business applications distributed
      within and across organizational boundaries.

      Combined with recent developments in the area of distributed systems,
      workflow management systems, business protocols and languages,
      services can provide the automated support needed for e-business
      integration both at the data and business logic level. They also
      provide a sound support framework for developing complex business
      transaction sequences and business collaboration applications.

      Adopting the service oriented computing paradigm has the potential to
      bring about reduced programming complexity and costs, lower
      maintenance costs, faster time-to-market, new revenue streams and
      improved operational efficiency.

      However, before the service oriented computing paradigm becomes
      reality, there is a number of challenging issues that need to be
      addressed including among other things service modeling and design
      methodologies, architectural approaches, service development,
      deployment and composition, programming and evolution of services and
      their supporting technologies and infrastructure.

      This conference aims to bring together researchers and developers from
      diverse areas of computing and developers to explore and address these
      challenging research issues in order to develop a common research
      agenda and vision for service oriented computing.


      Core service activities and technologies
      Service description and advertisement
      Service discovery and selection
      Service monitoring and management
      Service quality
      Service level agreement lifecyle
      Service composition
      Service security issues & concerns
      Business process modeling and specification
      Business protocols & transactions

      Software engineering techniques for service-based development
      Service lifecycle
      Service analysis techniques
      Service design principles
      Service design patterns
      Requirements for service-oriented processes

      Infrastructure issues for Service Oriented Applications
      Scalable techniques for providing high availability and reliability
      Security and robustness of service-oriented Computing systems
      Novel architectural approaches for service-oriented computing
      Autonomous, self-configuring systems for service-oriented computing
      Resource management for service-oriented computing systems
      Distributed storage for service-oriented computing systems
      Operating system support for scalable computing services
      Thin-client computing for computing services

      Service & AI Computing
      Intelligent services
      Multi-agent based service models
      Knowledge-management & services
      Service brokering & composition-panning
      Non-conventional planning techniques for services

      Service & P2P/Grid Computing
      Open/dynamic grid service architectures
      Grid computing & services on-demand
      Communication protocols & policy based management mechanisms
      Publish-Subscribe schemes
      Real-time supply chain integration
      Performance analysis & evaluation

      Service & Mobile Computing
      Location-based services
      Proximity-based notification
      Mobile e-business
      Services for 3G+ Networks
      Disaster Recovery and Continuous Operation

      Service Computing & Applications
      Telecommunication service provisioning
      Banking and insurance service based applications


      General Chairs: Paolo Traverso, ITC-irst (Italy)
      Sanjiva Weerawarana, IBM Research (USA)
      PC Chairs:
      Americas Francisco Curbera, IBM Research (USA)
      Europe Mike P. Papazoglou, Univ. of Tilburg, (Netherlands)
      Australasia Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan Univ., (Japan)

      Publication Chair: Marco Aiello, Univ. of Trento (Italy)

      Industrial Papers Chair:Steve Vinoski, Iona (USA),
      Ioannis Fikouras, Biba (Germany)

      Panel Chair: Dennis Gannon, Indiana University (USA)

      Registration Chair: Asit Dan, IBM Research (USA)

      Tutorial Chair: Fabio Casati, Hewlett Packard Labs (USA)

      Publicity Chair: Bernd Kraemer, Univ. of Hagen (Germany)

      Finance Chair: Vincenzo D'Andrea, Univ. of Trento (Italy)

      Local Organization Chair: Bill Nagy, IBM Research (USA),
      Jason Nieh, Columbia University (USA)


      Paper abstract submission June 11, 2004
      Tutorial and panel submission June 18, 2004
      Full paper submission: June 18, 2004
      Notification of acceptance: August 6, 2004
      Final manuscript due: September 10, 2004
      Tutorials: November 15, 2004
      Main conference: November 16-18, 2004


      One of the goals of the conference is to bring the academic and
      industrial research communities closer. To this end the conference
      solicits two kinds of submissions, research and industrial papers, and
      places emphasis on the SOC industrial program.

      Research Papers

      The conference is soliciting only original high quality research
      papers on all aspects of service-oriented computing. Submitted papers
      will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and
      exposition. They should clearly establish the research contribution,
      its relevance to service-oriented computing and its relation to prior

      Industrial & Applications Papers

      The conference also encourages high quality submissions covering the
      application of SOC in practice, including papers describing innovative
      service-based implementations, novel applications of service-oriented
      technology, and major improvements to the state-of-practice. Actual
      case studies from practitioners emphasizing applications, service
      technology, system deployment, organizational ramifications, or
      business impact are especially welcomed.

      Because industry-based authors typically create their submissions on
      their own time in addition to their normal responsibilities, the
      conference has different evaluation criteria for industrial and
      applications papers to ease the burden for such authors. Specifically,
      such submissions are expected to focus on details and issues
      surrounding actual implementations and applications, and they need not
      be as detailed regarding prior art as academic papers are expected to
      be. Papers submitted to the Industrial Track are also expected to be
      shorter than academic papers. Industrial Track submissions that do not
      relate to commercial software and standards, or industrial prototypes
      in actual use, are not encouraged. Because of these different
      evaluation criteria, authors must clearly indicate that their
      submissions are intended for the industrial track. Submissions that do
      not specifically indicate that they are intended for the Industrial
      Track will be submitted to the regular track.

      Paper Submission Guidelines

      Research papers are not to exceed 5000 words and should be submitted
      in PDF. Industrial papers are not to exceed 3000 words and should
      likewise be submitted in PDF. Paper abstracts not exceeding 150 words
      need to be submitted one week prior to the paper submission
      deadline. Acceptance of a paper means an obligation for at least one
      of the authors to attend the conference and present the paper.


      The SOC conference solicits the submission of high quality tutorial
      proposals on any of the conference topics. Tutorial proposals should
      not exceed five pages, and should include enough material to describe
      what is being covered and at which level of depth. Proposals should
      also indicate the required background knowledge of the intended
      audience, the tutorial length (1.5 hours or 3 hours), as well as the
      name, contact information, and short bios of the speakers. A one page
      abstract of the tutorial must also be included, to be incorporated
      into the conference proceedings. Proposals should be submitted
      electronically to fabio.casati@... no later than June 18,
      2004. Tutorial notes will be made available to SOC participants

      Conference Proceedings

      The ICSOC'04 proceedings will be published by ACM Press.

      Program Committee

      Marco Aiello, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
      Vincenzo d' Andrea, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
      Valleria de Antonellis, Universita' di Brescia (Italy)
      Grigoris Antoniou, FORTH (Greece)
      Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan Univ., (Japan)
      Carlo Batini, Univ. of Milano, Bicoca (Italy)
      Luciano Baresi, Pol. di Milano (Italy)
      Boualem Benatallah, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
      Arne Berre, SINTEF (Norway)
      Athman Bouguettaya, Virginia Tech (USA)
      Sjaak Brinkamper, Univ. of Utrecht (Netherlands)
      Chris Bussler, National University of Ireland (Ireland)
      Fabio Casati, Hewlett Packard Labs (USA)
      Tiziana Catarci, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy)
      Francisco Curbera, IBM Research (USA)
      Asit Dan, IBM Research (USA)
      Alex Delis, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
      Jean Jacques Dubray, Attachmate (USA)
      Shachram Dustar, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
      David Edmond, Queensland University of Technology, (Australia)
      Ioannis Fikouras, Biba (Germany)
      Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University (USA)
      Alex Galis, University College London (UK)
      Dennis Gannon, Indiana University (USA)
      Yaron Goland, BEA (USA)
      Paul Grefen, Univ. of Eindhoven (Netherlands)
      Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL (Switzerland)
      Tomoko Itao, NTT Network Innovation Labs. (Japan)
      Willem Jan van den Heuvel, Univ. of Tilburg (Netherlands)
      Paul Johanesson, Univ. of Stockholm (Sweden)
      Kate Keahy, Argonne National Lab (USA)
      Joe Klein, Microsoft (USA)
      Manolis Koubarakis, Techn. Univ. of Crete (Greece)
      Bernd Kraemer, Univ. of Hagen (Germany)
      Winfied Lammersdorf, Univ. of Hamburg (Germany)
      Maurizioo Lenzerini, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy)
      Frank Leymann, IBM (Germany)
      Hiroshi Maruyama, IBM (Japan)
      Maurzizo Marchese, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
      Fabio Massacci, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
      Shigeyuki Matsuda, NTT Data (Japan)
      Massimo Mecella, Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy)
      Jason Nieh, Columbia University (USA)
      Bill Nagy, IBM Research (USA)
      Enrico Nardelli, Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Italy)
      Massimo Paolucci, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
      George Papadopoulos, Univ. of Cyprus (Cyprus)
      Mike P. Papazoglou, Univ. of Tilburg, (Netherlands)
      Oscar Pastor, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia (Spain)
      Barbara Pernici, Pol. di Milano, (Italy)
      Giocomo Piccinelli, University College London (UK)
      Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH (Greece)
      Matei Ripeanu, University of Chicago (USA)
      Thomas Risse, IPSI, Fraunhofer (Germany)
      Colette Rolland, Univ. Paris I (France)
      Ichiro Satoh, NII (Japan)
      Twittie Senivongse, Chulalongkorn University, Tailand (TH)
      Amit Sheth, University of Georgia (USA)
      Maarten Steen, Telematica Instituut (Netherlands)
      Munindar Singh, North Carolina State University (USA)
      Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
      Stefan Tai, IBM Research (USA)
      Satish Thatte, Microsoft (USA)
      Paolo Traverso, ITC-irst (Italy)
      Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, Univ. of Athens (Greece)
      Steve Tuecke, Argonne National Lab (USA)
      Sanya Uehara, Fujitsu Labs. (Japan)
      Steve Vinoski, Iona (USA)
      Werner Vogels, Cornell University (USA)
      Bekt Wangler, University of Skoevde (Sweden)
      Sanjiva Weerawarana, IBM Research (USA)
      Roel Wieringa, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
      Andreas Wombacher, IPSI, Fraunhofer (Germany)
      Jian Yang, Swinbourne University (Australia)
      Christoph Zirpins, Univ. of Hamburg (Germany)

      Additional Information

      Conference Web-site: http://www.icsoc.org/
      For more information about the conference please send and e-mail to:
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