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ICWS 2014 : IEEE 21th International Conference on Web Services

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Conference Series : International Conference on Web Services
 
Link: http://conferences.computer.org/icws/2014/cfp.html
 
When Jun 27, 2014 - Jul 2, 2014
Where Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jan 15, 2014
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2014
Notification Due Apr 8, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2014
 

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: The 21 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2014)
Theme: Web-Based Services

ICWS 2014 organizing committee invites you to participate in the 21 edition of ICWS, to be held on June 27 - July 2, 2014, Alaska, USA
The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (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 and practice of Web-based services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web-based services. Web-based services are not limited to Web services. Instead, all Web-based services-oriented software lifecycle management is included. In 2014, we will strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Web-based services. The Proceedings of ICWS is EI indexed.
The IEEE 2014 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014) is the biggest international forum that explores the science and technology of Services Computing, which was formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. Under the umbrella of SERVICES 2014, ICWS 2014 will co-locate with the following service-oriented sister conferences: the 7th IEEE 2014 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2014), the 11 IEEE 2014 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2014), and the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2014). Another co-located conference is The International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2014). The five co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, services innovation lifecycle, mobile services, and Big Data-oriented services).

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. In its 21 version, the program of ICWS 2014 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Web-based services. Some of the topics include Web services specifications and enhancements, Web services discovery and integration, 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 2014 will include a Research Track, an Applications & Experience Track, an Industry Track, and a Work-in-Progress Track. The ICWS 2014 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 services and properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including TSC, JWSR, and IJBPIM.
All topics relevant to Web-based 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)
- Service specification and modeling
- Service publishing
- Service discovery, search, mining, and recommendation
- Service selection and composition
- Service monitoring
- Quality-of-Service (QoS)
- Service QoS evaluation and prediction
- Validation and testing for Web services
- Service privacy, security, and trust
- Service evolution
- Service management and governance
- Service implementation and deployment
- Semantic Web services

Internet-based Services

- Web 2.0 and Web X.0 in Web services
- XaaS (everything as a service)
- Cloud Computing for Internet-based services
- Big Data for Internet-based services
- RESTful Web services

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 (EI indexed) published by IEEE. Extended versions of selected research track papers 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 TSC and JWSR are indexed by SCI and EI [Link]. 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. TSC's Impact Factor in 2012 is 2.46.

Submitted research & industry track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-in-Progress track manuscripts will be limited to 2 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the 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://conferences.computer.org/icws/2014/.

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 2014. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student.

Applications & Experience Track will NOT accept direct submission. Authors should submit Application & Experience Track papers to ICWS 2014 Conference Management System for Research Track, following the instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission of the Research Track. If at least one co-author comes from industry AND your paper is addressing a practical issue in industry, you can consider to submit it to ICWS 2014 Industry Track. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application & Experience Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available.

Important Dates:

Research Track:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 15, 2014
Decision Notification (Electronic): February 28, 2014
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 15, 2014

Industry Track:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 15, 2014
Decision Notification (Electronic): February 28, 2014
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 15, 2014

Work-in-Progress Track:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 17, 2014
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 22, 2014
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 10, 2014
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 15, 2014


Review Policy

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.
Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2014, please send email to icws DOT ieeecs AT gmail.com.

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Please join us at IEEE Services Computing Community (http://services.oc.ieee.org/). Press the "Register" button to apply for a FREE IEEE Web Account. As a member, you will be permitted to login and participate in the community. This invitation allows you to join a community designed to facilitate collaboration among a group while minimizing e-mails to your inbox. As a registered member of the Services Computing Community, you can also access the IEEE Body of Knowledge on Services Computing (http://www.servicescomputing.tv).

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