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ICWS 2016 : International Conference on Web Services


Conference Series : International Conference on Web Services
When Jun 27, 2016 - Jul 2, 2016
Where San Francisco, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 22, 2016
Notification Due Apr 15, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2016

Call For Papers

ICWS 2016 Call for Papers

Sponsored by the Services Society and the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC), IEEE Computer Society
The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2016)

Theme: Internet/Web Based Services
GREAT NEWS: In 2016, Services Computing community will work with IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) to advertise a new Conference-to-Journal (C2J) publication model in the Services Computing community. In short, PC Chairs of the top services computing conferences will recommend top papers to TSC for direct journal publication in 2 special issues. Authors of the recommended top conference papers should follow the same rules as regular conference authors with respect to the conferences. The only difference is the publication venue: TSC conference special issue or conference proceedings. There is no additional work required for authors. Recommended top papers will appear as TSC special issue articles, 8 pages per paper, as it is accepted by the conference.
ICWS 2016 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize special issues based on extended versions of top ICWS papers:
-Special Issue in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) (Impact Factor: 3.049; Indexed by SCI & EI),
-Special Issues in International Journal of Services Computing (IJSC),
-Special Issues in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
-Special Issues in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).
Selected accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to special issues of TSC, IJSC, JWSR, and IJBPIM.
ICWS 2016 program committee invites you to participate in the 23rd edition of ICWS, to be held on June 27 - July 2, 2016, San Francisco, USA
The IEEE 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 2016, we will strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Internet/Web-based services. The Proceedings of ICWS is EI indexed.
ICWS 2016 will co-locate with the following service-oriented sister conferences: the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2016), the 13th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2016), the 5th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2016), the 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2016), and the 9th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016)). The 6 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, mobile services, and industry-specific services as well as emerging service-oriented technologies).
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 23rd version, the program of ICWS 2016 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 2016 will include a Research Track, an Application Track, and a Short Paper Track. The ICWS 2016 tracks seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Internet/Web based services. Research Track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field of Web-based services. All papers MUST 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, IJSC, and IJBPIM (see Literature Recommendations page).
All topics relevant to Internet/Web based services are of interest. ICWS 2016 will organize refereed paperreviews in 7 research areas (themes):
Services Discovery, Selection and Recommendation
- Service publishing
- Service search engine
- Collaborative filtering
- Service mining
- Service recommendation
Services Composition
- Automatic service composition
- Scientific workflows
- Business process integration and management
- Service coordination and cooperation
- Service selection and composition
- Service orchestration and choreography for the future Internet
- Service-based data integration
Services QoS Management
- Quality-of-Service (QoS) modeling and management
- Service QoS evaluation and prediction
- Autonomic services
- Web services testing
- Service management and governance
- Performance aspects of cloud and service virtualization
- Validation and testing for Web services
- Service monitoring
- Services reliability management
- Service level agreements
Services Security, Privacy and Trust
- Internet service security
- Privacy and trust
- Dependable and secure services
- Encryption, authentication and authorization
- Interactions with underlying protocols
Services Applications beyond the Web
- Service implementation and deployment
- Data-centric big services
- Web services for Internet of Things
- Mobile Web services
- Social services
- Scientific service
- Grid and utility services
- Embedded services
- Cloud services
- Personalized services
- Embedded services systems
-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
- Social network as services
- RESTful Web services
- Other applications
Semantic Services
- Semantic Web services
- Semantic service modeling
- Semantics-based service discovery
- Semantics-based service composition
Service Oriented Software Engineering
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Service specification and modeling
- Service evolution
- Service Oriented Software Engineering methodologies
- Future of Software Engineering for/in the Cloud
- Engineering mobile service oriented systems
- Formal methods in services
- Empirical research in/for service-oriented systems engineering
- Software engineering for adaptive service-oriented systems
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 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 4 (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
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 2016. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student.
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.
Important Dates:

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016February 22, 2016
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 31, 2016February 22, 2016
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 25, 2016April 15, 2016
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 31, 2016April 25, 2016

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016February 22, 2016
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 31, 2016February 22, 2016
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 25, 2016April 20, 2016
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 31, 2016April 25, 2016

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 28, 2016February 22, 2016
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 28, 2016February 22, 2016
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 20, 2016April 22, 2016
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 31, 2016April 25, 2016

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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.
About the Services Society

The Services Society (SS) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing (SC) among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. SS is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization." SS collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The SS initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction.
Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2016, please send email to icws AT
Please join us at IEEE Services Computing Community ( 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 (

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