ICWS 2021 : International Conference on Web Services
Call For Papers
ICWS 2021 Call for Papers
2021 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2021, http://www.icws.org/2021/)
Theme: Web-based Services for Digital Transformation
ICWS 2021 program committee invites you to participate in 2021 edition of ICWS, to be held on September 18 - 22, 2021 online and Satellite Sessions.
The International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) has been a prime international forum for researchers, academics, businesses, industry, and standard bodies to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web-based services , identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web-based services. Internet/Web-based services are not limited to Web services. In 2021, we will strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Web-based services.
ICWS 2021 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2021 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: 2021 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2021), 2021 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2021), 2021 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2021), 2021 International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2021), 2021 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2021), and 2021 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2021), 2021 International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2021), 2021 International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2021), 2021 International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2021), and 2021 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2021).
From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry. As a major implementation technology for modernizing services industry, Web services are Internet-based programmable application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. The program of ICWS 2021 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Internet and web-based services . Some of the topics include Web services discovery and composition, Web services specifications and enhancements, Web services QoS (e.g., security, performance, reliability, fault tolerance, etc.), Web services standards and formalizations, Web services modeling, Web services engineering, Web services testing, Web services-based applications and solutions, Web services realizations, semantics in Web services, Web services supporting Cloud Computing, Web services lifecycle management, and all aspects of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure and middleware.
The technical program of ICWS 2021 will include a Research Track, an Application Track, and a Short Paper Track. The ICWS 2021 tracks seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Web-based services. Research Track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field of web-based technologies, applications and solutions. All papers MUST properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, BigData, ICIOT, ICBC, EDGE, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including STBD, JWSR, STSC, STCC, STIOT and IJBPIM (see Literature Recommendations page).
All topics relevant to Internet/Web based services are of interest. ICWS 2021 will organize refereed paper reviews in 16 research areas (themes):
- Web-based Systems
- Web-based Services
- Web Programming
- Web Content Creation
- Social Networking Services
- Semantic Web
- Web Protocols
- Web Caching and Buffering
- Web and XML
- Industry Specific Site Building
- Web Testing and Stagging
- Web User Experience
- Thin Client Programming
- Rich Client Programming
- 5G Web Technology
- Web Security and Privacy
All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all ICWS tracks will appear in the conference proceedings.
Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template (WORD, Latex). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. The authors can extend a maximum of 2 pages for each paper but will have to pay extra fees for each extra page. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the maximum page limit may 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://icws.org/2021/.
The Proceedings of ICWS 2021 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer's data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2021, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer's digital library after four years upon publication.
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 2021. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.
Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available.
Author Guidelines and Templates
SCF 2021 Guidelines & copyright forms
Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)
SCF 2021 Templates, sample files & useful links
LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
Your ORCID identifier
Research Track/Application Track/Short Paper Track:
Early-birds paper submission due: April 9, 2021
Review comments to Early-birds paper submission: May 13, 2021
Regular paper submission due: May 14, 2021
Review comments to Regular paper submission: June 18, 2021
Camera ready manuscripts due: July 16, 2021
Conference dates: September 18 - 22, 2021
Please submit all the track papers to Submission part (https://www.servicessociety.org/icws#conf_submission)
SCF 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 SCF 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 a SCF 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.
About the Services Society
The Services Society (S2) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in services innovations among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. S2 is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. S2 collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The S2 initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. The Services Society has formed 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support technology and domain specific professional activities.
SCF As A Platform
As the founding member of the Services Conference Federation (SCF), the first International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) was held in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. Meanwhile, the First International Conference on Web Services - Europe 2003 (ICWS-Europe'03) was held in Germany in Oct, 2003. ICWS-Europe'03 is an extended event of the 2003 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003) in Europe. In 2004, ICWS-Europe was changed to the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), which was held at Erfurt, Germany. SCF 2019 was held successfully in San Diego, USA. In 2020, SCF was held as a fully virtual conference affected by the world-wide corona virus emergency. To celebrate its 19-year-old birthday, SCF 2021 will be held on September 18 - 22, 2021 online and Satellite Sessions.
The past 18 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research for the whole services industry. The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.
Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) will continue serving as the conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2021 defines the future of New ABCDE (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, BigData & IOT) and Digital Transformation. We are very proud to announce that SCF 2021's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).
SCF 2021 Highlights:
- Bigger Platform: The 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2021) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the world-leading not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide Services Computing researchers and practitioners. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers, authors and participants. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings of SCF 2021 will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.
- Brighter Future: While celebrating 2021 version of ICWS, SCF 2021 highlights the 4th International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2021) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.
- Better Model: SCF 2021 will continue to leverage the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2021.
Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services innovations community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2021 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2021.
See you all on September 18 - 22, 2021 online and Satellite Sessions.
If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2021, please send email to icws AT servicessociety DOT org.
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