ECOWS: European Conference on Web Services



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Event When Where Deadline
ECOWS 2011 9th IEEE European Conference on Web Services
Sep 14, 2011 - Sep 16, 2011 Lugano, Switzerland Apr 29, 2011 (Apr 25, 2011)
ECOWS 2010 8th European Conference on Web Services
Dec 1, 2010 - Dec 3, 2010 Ayia Napa, Cyprus Jul 16, 2010
ECOWS 2009 ECOWS'09 European Conf. on Web Services
Nov 9, 2009 - Nov 11, 2009 Eindhoven, The Netherlands May 25, 2009
ECOWS 2007 5th IEEE European Conference on Web Services
Nov 26, 2007 - Nov 28, 2007 Halle(Saale) TBD

Present CFP : 2011

ECOWS 2011: The 9th European Conference on Web Services
September 14-16, 2011
Lugano, Switzerland

Abstract submission: April 25, 2011 (Extended)
Paper submission: April 29, 2011 (Extended)

Workshop proposal submission: Friday, April 1, 2011

Invited speakers
The ECOWS program will include invited lectures given by the
following speakers:
* Wil van der Aalst, Technische Univ. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
* Stephan Murer, Credit Suisse AG, Switzerland
* Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Journal special Issue
Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the
Springer Journal on Service Oriented Computing and Applications.

IEEE has officially approved the sponsorship of ECOWS 2011
and the conference proceedings will be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press as in previous years.


The European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) is the premier
conference on the advances in the state of the art and practice
of Web services. The main objectives of this conference are to
facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners
and to foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond.
The ECOWS 2011 conference will include invited speakers,
presentations of contributed research papers and an industrial
track with the participation of top researchers from industry.
ECOWS 2011 will also include a PhD symposium and satellite

The success encountered by the Web has shown that tightly
coupled software systems are only good for niche markets,
whereas loosely coupled software systems can be more flexible,
more adaptive and often more appropriate in practice. Loose
coupling makes it easier for a given system to interact with
other systems, possibly legacy systems that share very little
with it. Web services are at the crossing of distributed
computing and loosely coupled systems. When applications are
developed with service-oriented architectures, they can evolve
more easily during their lifespan and adapt better to changing
or even unpredictable environments. Services today can be
implemented such that they are discovered and invoked
dynamically using non-proprietary mechanisms. Such services
are developed and deployed in a black-box manner. This is of
particular importance from a business perspective since
services are implemented in a variety of technologies.
Essential is agreement on integration technology and consensus
has emerged in today's middleware market: Customers want
to use Web technologies. Despite these promises, however,
service integrators, developers, and providers need to create
methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective
development and use of dependable services and service-oriented

Topics of interest
The ECOWS 2011 program committee seeks original, high quality
papers related to all aspects of Web Services, which constitute
the main technology available to date for implementing
service-oriented architectures and computing.

Topics of interest to the Research and Industry Tracks include,
but are not limited to, the following:

- Business Process Management and Web Services
- Cloud Services Management and Composition using Web Services
- Dynamic and Adaptive Web Services
- Economics Models and Web Services
- Enterprise Architecture and Web Services
- Emerging Trends of Service Composition and Mashups
- Experience reports of novel applications of Web Services in
Health, Commerce, Finance, Telecom, Scientific Computing and
other domains
- Service modeling, service-oriented analysis and design
- Formal Methods for Web Services
- Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
- Identity and Access Management using Web Services
- Mobile Web Services
- Model-Driven Web Service Engineering
- Next Generation Web Services Middleware and Service Repositories
- Service quality and service interface design guidelines
- RESTful Web Services
- Self-Organizing Service Oriented Architectures
- Semantic Web Services
- Service Level Agreements for Web services
- Service-Oriented Business Collaboration
- SOA Governance and Web Services
- Social Web Services
- Web Services for Grids
- Web Services in Service-Oriented Environments
- Web Services Life-Cycles
- Web Services Security and Privacy

It should be noted that papers on existing product descriptions
or product marketing information are not within the scope of the
ECOWS 2011 Industrial Track.

PhD Symposium
The ECOWS 2011 PhD Symposium is an international forum for PhD
students working in any of the areas addressed by the ECOWS
conference. The main aim of the Symposium is to give PhD
students an opportunity to present their research activity and
perspectives, to critically discuss them with other PhD students
and with established researchers in the area, and to get fruitful
feedback and advices on their research activity.

PhD students working in any area addressed by the ECOWS
conference can submit a short report providing a clear statement
of the problem they intend to address, motivating the interest
and novelty of the underlying research challenges, demonstrating
the ideas by examples, and describing the proposed research plan
and expected results. Reports should not exceed 6 pages formatted
according to the IEEE proceedings guidelines. The papers should
be authored by the PhD student and indicate the name of her/his
supervisor. Submissions must be sent by email to the symposium
chair Wolf Zimmermann (

Submission Guidelines
Original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere, can be
submitted via EasyChair.

Research papers:

Industry-Track papers:

Submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE proceedings
guidelines and the templates available at:
and they should not exceed 8 pages.
A paper might be accepted as a full paper (8 pages), short paper
(4 pages) or as a poster (2 pages abstract in the proceedings).
The conference proceedings are expected to be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press as in previous years.

Important Dates
Deadlines for research papers:
* Abstract submission: Monday, April 25, 2011
* Papers due: Friday, April 29, 2011
* Notifications: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
* CR versions due: Tuesday, July 1, 2011
* ECOWS 2011 conference: September 14-16, 2011

Deadlines for industrial papers:
* Industrial Papers: Saturday, April 30, 2011
* Notifications: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
* Camera Ready version due: Tuesday, July 1, 2011
* ECOWS 2011 conference: September 14-16, 2011

Deadlines for PhD Symposium papers:
* Paper submission: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 15, 2011
* Camera Ready: Sunday, July 31, 2011
* ECOWS 2011 conference: September 14-16, 2011

Deadlines for workshop proposals:
* Workshop proposal submission: Friday, April 1, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: Friday, April 15, 2011

General Chair:
* Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland

Program Chairs:
* Ulf Schreier, Univ. of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany
* Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy

Industry Track Chair:
* Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop Chair:
* Flavio de Paoli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Ph.D. Symposium Chair:
* Wolf Zimmermann, University of Halle, Germany

ECOWS 2011 Program Committee:
* Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
* Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
* Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Sami Bhiri, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
* Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
* Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
* Christoph Bussler, Xtime, Inc., USA
* Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
* Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Juergen Dunkel, FH Hannover, Germany
* Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
* Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
* David Eyers, University of Otago, New Zealand
* Christopher Giblin, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
* Claude Godart, Universiy of Lorraine, France
* Paul Grefen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
* Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
* Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
* Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
* Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Universitaet Jena, Germany
* Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
* Akhil Kumar, Pennsylvania State University, USA
* Peep Kungas, University of Tartu, Estonia
* Frank Leymann, University Stuttgart, Germany
* Welf Loewe, Linnaeus University, Sweden
* Heiko Ludwig, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
* Radu Mateescu, INRIA, France
* Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany
* Dirk Neumann, University Freiburg, Germany
* Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany
* Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
* Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
* George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
* Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
* Wolfgang Reisig, Humbold-Universitaet Berlin, Germany
* Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland
* Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, the Netherlands
* Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Jim Webber, Neo Technology, UK
* Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, USA
* Umit Yalcinalp, Adobe Systems, USA
* Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
* Wolf Zimmermann, University Halle, Germany

ECOWS Steering Committee:
* Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
* Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
* Paul Grefen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
* Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
* George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA

* Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano (USI)
* IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing
* City of Lugano
* Swiss Informatics Society
* Doodle AG
* Associazione Ticinese Elaborazione Dati

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