ICWS 2011 : IEEE International Conference on Web Services
Conference Series : International Conference on Web Services
Call For Papers
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
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The ICWS 2011 research track seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Web services.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 2.0 and Web X.0 concepts in Web services settings
Software As A Service (SaaS)
Service As Software
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.