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SOC-LOG 2009 : 1st International Workshop on Service Oriented Computing in Logistics


When Nov 23, 2009 - Nov 24, 2009
Where Stockholm, Sweden
Submission Deadline Sep 14, 2009
Notification Due Sep 30, 2009
Final Version Due Jan 10, 2010
Categories    e-commerce   logistics   web services   e-business

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: 1st International Workshop on Service Oriented
Computing in Logistics (SOC-LOG 2009)

In conjunction with the 7th International Joint Conference on
Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009)
November 24-27, Stockholm, Sweden

++ Deadline for submission: September 14, 2009 ++
++ Full papers, position papers, posters, and demos invited ++
++ Post-Proceedings by Springer, papers ++
++ Papers will be included in SpringerLink ++

Workshop website:

Workshop Theme
Without doubt the logistics sector is one of the largest commercial industries worldwide. It includes physical functions such as transportation, handling, warehousing, and packaging but also functions of planning, coordinating, and monitoring the information flow between partners involved in supply chains (supply chain management). However, today’s business environment is changing significantly due to a steady progress towards more efficient organizational paradigms, globalization of supply chains, and stronger customer orientation and individualization.

Information technology is the key enabler for managing these challenges, supporting supply chain collaboration, and managing increasing economic dynamics. Advanced IT support allows supply chains to increase their efficiency significantly, to better fulfill customer needs, and handle the growing organizational complexity and the associated supply chain risks. An appropriate IT infrastructure must be able to flexibly integrate partners, deal with highly distributed and dynamic operational data that is used in multiple contexts and processes, and ever changing compositions of information systems that belong to different organizational units in order to achieve quality, robustness and efficiency in managing the logistics of supply chains. While existing logistics IT systems provide solid support for static, self-contained logistics systems the research on managing the logistics in supply chains that are dynamically changing is still less advanced.

Service-oriented computing as a design paradigm that specifies services as the basic building blocks for autonomous business or technical functionality provides means of achieving a separation of concerns, supporting functions of both integration and infrastructure management and offers promising opportunities for organizing and managing IT infrastructures in dynamic logistics systems. With its set of design principles, architectural models and concepts and last but not least with its existing set of standards, it promotes adaptive supply chain management concepts, flexible and re-configurable logistics service provisioning along multiple supply chains, and improving their efficiency.

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from different, though overlapping areas: logistics/supply chain management and service-oriented computing/systems. The expected outcome is (1) a better understanding of the problem domains and their characteristics, (2) a critical discussion of recent approaches, models, methods, prototypes, and experiences with applying those in laboratory experiments and realistic logistics scenarios, and (3) a deeper insight into the potential of applying principles of service-oriented computing to the problem domain of logistics and supply chain management.

In particular, we are inviting papers on the following topics:
1) Logistics services representation
- Modeling of logistics services
- Reference models for logistics services
- Semantic models for logistics services
- Logistics ontologies / ontologies for logistics services
- Integrating logistics services models with Web service models
- Repositories and dictionaries for logistics services
- Logistics service data integration
2) Logistics services management and coordination
- Logistics service modeling and analysis
- Logistics service design and engineering
- Logistics service composition, orchestration and choreography
- Logistics service runtime management and monitoring
- Services for managing decentralized logistics services
- Logistics service quality aspects and their management
- Negotiation protocols for logistics services
- Market-based coordination of logistics services, i.e., auctions, exchanges
- Modeling, simulation and optimization of logistics services
- Verification of logistics services
- Transactional safeguarding of logistics services
- Service-oriented architectures for the setup and enactment of logistics services
- Mashups and logistics services
- Agents for the lifecycle management of logistics services
3) SLA Management
- Languages for describing SLAs for logistics services along and across value chains
- Semantic annotation of SLA for logistics services
- SLA negotiation for logistics services
- SLA monitoring for logistics services
- Integrating logistics services into SLA management infrastructures
4) Case studies and demos
- Industry-specific case studies on service-oriented computing in logistics
- Innovative research prototypes and demonstrators
- Empirical research on service-oriented computing in logistics

The Conference
This year ICSOC and European ServiceWave Conference series are particularly pleased to join forces, with the aim to provide a world-leading forum and unique opportunity for academic researchers and industry practitioners to report on groundbreaking research work in service oriented computing.

The joint conference fosters the creation of cross-community scientific excellence by gathering industrial and academic experts from various disciplines such as business process management, distributed systems, computer networks, wireless & mobile communication networks, grid computing, networking, service science and software engineering.
Workshops take place on Monday 23rd of November and the morning of the 24th of November, the conference starts on the afternoon of the 24th of November until the 27th November.
Full information can be found at and

The Scientific Workshops
Scientific workshops are an important part of the conference and their proceedings will be pub-lished by Springer Verlag in the new Services Science book series.

Related Workshops in the “Business Models and Architecture” Track
The Business Models and Architecture track focuses on the overall modern enterprise. The ability to react quickly to ongoing changes in the marketplace or customer requirements is one of the biggest challenges facing every business. To react, business may need to change their business models and processes, their IT infrastructure, the topology or distribution of the organization and business units, form alliances with partners or co-producers, outsource missing capabilities, con-tract services, or even acquire and merge with other businesses. Business models and architectures help plan the optimal changes. The speed in which such architectures can be made fully operational is what differentiates winners from losers.
The three workshops in this track address different, yet complementing, facets of the problem. TEAR is aligning the Enterprise Architecture with its business models: adapting the IT infrastructure and changing application so that they optimally support the new business needs. GLOBALIZATION (SG-PAW) is looking at enacting the new business processes by encapsulating organizational work as services that can be combined in new ways and optimize its end-to-end operations across geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries. Finally, SOC-LOG is focusing on addressing the challenges of a specific application domain, namely, logistic through developing SOC based solutions and examining aspects of Knowledge Management while bringing together researchers from different, though overlapping areas (logistics/supply chain management and service-oriented computing/systems).

Paper Submission and Publication
We are inviting the submission of
- Full papers (up to 15 pages including all references and figures) or
- Position papers (up to 5 pages including all references and figures)
on the listed or related topics.

Please, submit papers (in PDF format) via our electronic submission system which is available at

The combined workshop post-proceeding of ICSOC-ServiceWave 2009 are planned to be published in the Springer Verlag Services Science book series. Thus, papers should be written in English and must be prepared in the Springer LNCS style (see for more information).
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the international program committee. Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation. For short position papers, clarity of exposition and the degree of innovation will be sufficient, while for full papers, a clear technical contribution is expected.
At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the workshop and present the work. Attendance of the workshop requires registration to the main ICSOC-ServiceWave 2009 conference.

Key Dates
September 7, 2009: Abstracts due (optional)
September 14, 2009: Submissions due
September 30, 2009: Notification of acceptance
October 15, 2009: End of the early-bird registration period
November 23+24, 2009: Workshop
January 10, 2020: Camerade ready versions due for Springer

Program Chairs
Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
André Ludwig, University of Leipzig, Germany
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland

Program Committee
Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Samuil Angelov, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Remco Dijkman, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Schahram Dustdar, TU-Vienna, Austria
Rik Eshuis, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Diogo Ferreira, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Paul Grefen, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Bernd Hellingrath, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany
Thomas Hering, University of Leipzig, Germany
Maria Iacob, University of Twente, Netherlands
Axel Korthaus, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research, Australia
Lea Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Sang-goo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Lily Li, CSIRO, Australia
Zofia Lukszo, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
Carlos Müller, University of Sevilla, Spain
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Manuel Resinas, University of Seville, Spain
Dumitru Roman, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Toni Ruokolainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Junho Shim, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea
Basem Suleiman, NICTA, Australia
Ingo Weber, University of New South Wales, Australia
Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany

Supported by
- D-GRID Project InterLogGrid (
- FMER Project Logistics Service Bus (
- FP6 Project BREIN (

Joerg Leukel
Information Systems 2, University of Hohenheim
Schwerzstrasse 35, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +43 711 459-23968

André Ludwig
Information Systems Institute, University of Leipzig
Grimmaische Strasse 12, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 9733732

Alex Norta
Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 44 0303720

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