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SCF 2021 : Services Conference Federation 2021-Special Track


When Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
Where Online and Satellite Sessions
Submission Deadline Oct 3, 2021
Notification Due Oct 20, 2021
Final Version Due Oct 21, 2021
Categories    web services   services industry   AI   5

Call For Papers


SCF 2021 cordially invites submissions of your research papers for the Services Conference Federation that will be held on September 18 - 22, 2021 online and Satellite Sessions. You are also welcome to join our organizing committee.

We provide participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, share original research accomplishments, present latest and ongoing work with peers.

News: The SCF 2020 papers have been published online by Springer. In particular, the proceedings of SCF 2020 will be freely accessible in four years.The proceedings of SCF 2020 are available on the following web sites:

ICWS 2020:

CLOUD 2020:

SCC 2020:

AIMS 2020:



ICCC 2020:

ICIOT 2020:

EDGE 2020:

ICBC 2020:

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).

The 2021 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2021, is the theme-topic conference for web-based services, such as social networking Services, web Protocols, 5G web Technology, and so on.

The 2021 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2021, is the flagship theme-topic conference for resource sharing, utility-like usage models, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

The 2021 International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2021, is the theme-topic conference for data souring, data processing, data analysis, data-driven decision making, and data-centric applications.

The 2021 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2021, is the flagship theme-topic conference for leveraging the latest computing technologies to design, develop, deploy, operate, manage, modernize, and redesign business services.

The 2021 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2021, is the theme-topic conference for artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, training data sets, AI scenarios, AI delivery channels, and AI supporting infrastructure as well as mobile internet services. The goal of AIMS is to bring AI to any mobile devices and other channels.

The 2021 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2021, puts its focus on all innovations of services industry that includes financial services, education services, transportation services, energy services, government services, manufacturing services, consulying services, and other industry services.

The 2021 International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2021, puts its focus on leveraging the latest computing technologies to simulate, model, implement, and realizate of cognitive sensing and brain operating systems.

The 2021 International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2021, puts its focus on the science, technology, and applications of IOT device innovations as well as IOT services in various solution scenarios.

The 2021 International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2021, is a theme-topic conference for leveraging the latest computing technologies to enable localized device connections, edge gateways, edge applications, edge-cloud interactions, edge-user experiences, and edge business models.

The 2021 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2021, concentrates on all aspects of blockchain that includes digital currency, distributed application development, industry-specific blockchains, public blockchains, community blockchains, private blockchains, blockchain-based services, and enabling technologies.

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

Important Dates:
Special track paper submission due: October 3, 2021
Review comments to Special track paper submission: October 20, 2021
Special track notification to authors: October 21, 2021
Camera ready manuscripts due: October 26, 2021
Conference dates: December 10 - 14, 2021

SCF Policy

Review Policy

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 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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on SCF 2021, please send email to icws AT ServicesSociety DOT org.


Please join the Services Society - Global Services Computing Community as a member at for FREE. You can get access to the online community portal that supports community members to post messages, ask questions, answer questions, access online presentations by SCF 365 and conduct discussions, gain reputation scores, and grow membership grades (Member, Senior Member, Distinguished Member, Fellow, and Member of National Academy of Services (NASV)). Services Token Framework (Digital Currency) has been created for awarding Global Services Computing Community members for proactively participating in SCF as an organizing committee member, an author, a program committee member, a reviewer, a presenter, a conference participant, and a session chair as well as interacting with online community members through knowledge sharing. The Services Token can be used to redeem conference registration fees for SCF 2021. The goal of Services Society (S2) is to foster Building the Modern Services Industry through Services Computing technologies and business innovations.

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