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USECA 2011 : International Workshop on User-Focused Service Engineering, Consumption and Aggregation


When Oct 13, 2011 - Oct 14, 2011
Where Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2011
Notification Due Aug 26, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 12, 2011

Call For Papers


(extended deadline) July 31st, 2011 12 p.m. GMT-11

First International Workshop on
User-Focused Service Engineering, Consumption and Aggregation
(USECA 2011)
in conjunction with
12th Int. Conference on Web Information System and Engineering
Sydney, Australia
October 13-14, 2011

In recent years, Web services and related technologies have emerged as a
standard architectural paradigm for application development. The idea of
being able to reuse existing software components remotely and mix-match
them to build new applications has been well documented and supported for
the world of enterprise computing and professional developers.

However, this powerful idea has not been transferred to end-users who
have limited or no computing knowledge. The current methodologies,
models, languages and tools developed for Web service composition are
suited to IT professionals and people with years of training in computing
technologies. It is still hard to imagine any of these technologies being
used by business professionals, as opposed to computing professionals.

There are three areas of focus of the workshop: service engineering,
service consumption, and service aggregation, which we discuss in the

In the space of service engineering, we are seeking for submissions
addressing the issues in creating and deploying services from the point of
view of non-technical end users. As much as developers and technical experts
have seen solutions supporting their work in the area of SOA,
the non-technical users are still struggling with the engineering phases
of the service lifecycle.

When service consumption is considered, aspects such as user experience,
multimodal interaction, multitude of possible consumption devices,
operating systems, and user interaction styles need to be addressed.
In the era of ubiquitous computing, it is becoming more and more crucial
to be able to provide broad access to services, no matter when, where, and
from which device.

Service aggregation can be understood in multiple ways. Here, we want to
address not only the issue of getting various services together for the
purpose of building more advanced applications, but also for the purpose of
sharing these applications and services with others. How can social networks
be used as a vehicle for services and service-based applications?
What are the limitations of using social networks, what are the benefits?

We hope that the workshop will provide a fertile ground for growing
solutions to the problems mentioned above, leading to solutions that are
more consumer-centric, and ultimately successful on the market.

Topics of Interest (include, but are not limited to)

* User interfaces and interaction paradigms for services
* Automatic generation of a UI from a service schema
* Customizable UIs for a service
* Business artefacts (documents, forms) and their interaction with online services
* End-user driven business process automation
* Mashup and lightweight composition infrastructures
* Enterprise mashups
* End-user programming for service composition
* Visual/graphical programming paradigms for service composition
* Services for supporting collaborative processes
* User interfaces and interaction paradigms
* Service consumption and aggregation with location context
* Service aggregation and sharing in social networks
* Service aggregation and mobile devices
* User-focused service design and engineering methodologies and processes
* Architectural styles & standards for end-user service composition
* Industry case studies around the above topics

Important Dates

* July 18th, 2011 - abstract submission deadline (optional)
* (extended) July 31st, 2011 12 p.m. GMT-11 - papers submission deadline
* August 26th, 2011 - notification of acceptance/rejection
* September 12th, 2011, 12 p.m. GMT-11 - submission of camera-ready papers
* October 2011 - the workshop

Submission Guidelines

Research papers: max. 15 pages
Demo papers: max. 2 pages

Papers must present original, unpublished research results. All
submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the author guidelines
provided by Springer LNCS and MUST NOT be longer than 15 pages. Papers
must be submitted via Easychair: EasyChair (submission system) (please
note that this is a different EasyChair installation than the one used
for WISE 2011 conference itself).

Demo paper submissions must be accompanied by a video of the
demonstrated tool/system (up to 10 minutes long), submitted with the
paper through EasyChair.

Accepted papers will be included in the WISE 2011 workshop proceedings.

Submission system will be available at:

Workshop Chairs

* Dr. Helen Hye-young Paik
School of Computer Science & Engineering,
The University of New South Wales, Australia
email: hpaik (server:

* Dr. Ingo Weber
School of Computer Science & Engineering,
The University of New South Wales, Australia
email: (server:

* Dr. Marek Kowalkiewicz
SAP Research
Brisbane, Australia
email: marek.kowalkiewicz (server:

Workshop Program Committee
(Full and Up-To-Date List To Be Advised on the Web)

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