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SERVICES 2018 : The 14th World Congress on Services

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Conference Series : World Congress on Services
 
Link: http://www.ServicesCongress.org/2018/
 
When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2018
Notification Due Apr 15, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 20, 2018
Categories    services   services computing   business innovations   computer science
 

Call For Papers

The 14th World Congress on Services

June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA
SERVICES 2018

http://www.servicescongress.org/2018/

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News: Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS indexed by 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. Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer and Services Society. The integrated CFP Brochure (http://icws.org/2018/CFP-CACM.pdf) has been published in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018.
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SERVICES 2018 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize special issues based on extended versions of SERVICES papers:

- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).

SERVICES 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018).


Services 2018 Track 1: Virtual Track, Call for Papers:

Services 2018 continues the Services Virtual Track; the track accepts high quality research, applications and short papers that relate to SERVICES 2018 scope and its co- located events, CLOUD 2018, ICWS 2018, SCC 2018, BigData Congress 2018, AIMS, ICCC, ICIOT, EDGE, ICBC 2018 and Services 2018 Special themes(see below).

The track is pragmatic gesture for our commitment to excellence, diversity and inclusiveness in support for services researchers and practitioners who have issues related to funding, travel and mobility, social, maternity/paternity, health, work, visa and other restrictions, which can hinder physical attendance and their contribution to the conference. Another objective of the track is to attract a bigger slice of practitioners and researchers from key services industries, software houses, governments through invited roadmaps, positions, demonstrations and virtual presentations etc. The track hopes to widen the scope for multidisciplinary dialogue, views and positions through invited virtual talks that can contribute to the repository of Services knowledge and improve our understanding to open issues in Services Computing.

Papers will be reviewed by three program committee members and will be selected depending on their originality, quality and relevance to the conference. Each accepted paper will have to be presented virtually; acceptance will be pending on preparing high quality and accessible electronic presentation that will be reviewed by the committee before confirming acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are strongly encouraged to use animation and effective techniques for virtual presentations. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018). One of the authors needs to register to the conference (Discounted Virtual rate applies – 50% of the standard registration rate). We aim to arrange for a special thematic journal issue, featuring the best papers presented in the track.

Please use the SERVICES 2018 Virtual Track Submission System to submit your paper. Please refer to submission page for detailed submission procedures.

Services 2018 Track 2: Industry-specific Services Track, Call for Papers

SERVICES 2018 hope to attract researchers, practitioners, and industry business leaders in all the following services sectors to help define and shape the modernization strategy and directions of the services industry. You are invited to submit research, engineering, experience reports, case studies, empirical, evaluation and business innovation papers on the following business services sectors. Papers that relate to the software engineering foundations and applications are particularly encouraged, with a focus on novel approaches for engineering requirements, design and architectures, testing, maintenance and evolution, model-driven development, software processes, metrics, quality assurance and new software economics models, search-based software engineering, benefiting day-to-day services sectors and derived through experiences, with appreciation to scale, pragmatism, transparency, compliance and/or dependability.

-- Advertising Services
-- Banking Services
-- Broadcasting & Cable TV Services
-- Business Services
-- Casinos & Gaming Services
-- Communications Services
-- Cross-industry Services (e.g. strategy and planning, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, marketing services)
-- Design Automation Services
-- Energy and Utilities Services
-- Financial Services
-- Government Services
-- Healthcare Services
-- Hotels & Motels Services
-- Insurance Services
-- Internet Services
-- Motion Pictures Services
-- Personal Services
-- Printing & Publishing Services
-- Real Estate Operations Services
-- Recreational Activities Services
-- Rental & Leasing Services
-- Restaurants Services
-- Retail Services (Apparel, Catalog & Mail Order, Department & Discount, Drugs, Grocery, Home Improvement, Specialty, Technology)
-- Schools and Education Services
-- Security Systems & Services
-- Technology Services
-- Travel and Transportation Services
-- Waste Management Services
-- Wholesale Distribution Services

Authors are invited to submit full papers (12-15 pages) or short papers (up to 6-8 pages) as per SCF template (WORD, Latex). All papers should be in PDF and submitted via at the submission system. Papers will be reviewed by three program committee members and will be selected depending on their originality, quality and relevance to the conference. Each accepted paper has to be registered and presented at the conference. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018).

Please use the Services Industry-Services Track Submission System to submit your paper. Please refer to submission page for detailed submission procedures.

Services 2018 Track 3: Special Theme Track, Call for Papers

The Special Themes Track of Services accepts high quality research, applications, roadmaps, outlook and short papers that relate to the below selected themes.

Special Theme 1: Tools, Environment and Automated Support for Service Computing
Special Theme 2: Green and Sustainable Services
Special Theme 3: Services Economics, Utility and Business Models
Special Theme 4: Services for the Future: Blue Sky Research and Applications
Special Theme 5: Legal, Social and Ethical Aspects of Services Science
Special Theme 6: Services for Children and Youth
Special Theme 7: Autonomic and Smart Services
Special Theme 8: Services Infrastructure
Special Theme 9: Services Computing Education
Special Theme 10: Microservices
Special Theme 11: IoT and Mobile Services
Special Theme 12: Services for Smart Cities
Special Theme 13: Software Engineering In/For the Cloud
Special Theme 14: Big Data Software Engineering Cloud, Edge Computing and Mobility
Special Theme 15: Dependable and Secure Services
Special Theme 16: Formal Methods in Services and Cloud Computing

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 12-15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD or Latex Package ). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 6-8 (LNCS 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 from conference web site.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include 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. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2018, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication.

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 for each conference at SCF 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

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: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 5, 2018 (Extended Deadline)

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 5, 2018 (Extended Deadline)

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 5, 2018 (Extended Deadline)

Paper Submission and Review Process

Please use the submission page to find the right events and requirements to submit your papers. All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to other conferences or events simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected from all conferences without review. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the online version of the proceedings of the 2018 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018).

Paper Review Policy

SERVICES 2018's policy and professional ethics requires 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.

Services 2018 Co-located Events

SERVICES 2018 also presents keynote sessions, panel discussions, plenary poster sessions, innovation show cases, job fair, Services University (Summer School), "CLOUD Cup" contest, Cloud industry summit, workshops, and Ph.D. symposiums. Papers published in plenary poster sessions, "CLOUD Cup" contest, Global Cloud Industry Summit, Workshops, and Ph.D. symposiums will be included in the Proceedings of 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018). The conference solicits workshop and emerging technologies track as part of SERVICES; proposals are accepted on rolling basis with a firm deadline of 15/02/2018. Please consult the conference web for more information.

1. Panels:

You are welcome to propose a panel. Electronic submission of 1-page proposal (in PDF or Word formats) is required. Submissions should include panel title, abstract, name of panel coordinator and panelists, their affiliations, emails addresses, and postal addresses. Use the link above to go to panel web page.

2. Tutorials:

You are welcome to propose a tutorial. Submitted tutorial proposal will be limited to 1 page and required to be in a single column. Electronic submission of proposals (in PDF or Word formats) is required. Submissions should include tutorial title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, emails addresses, and postal addresses. Use the link above to go to tutorial web page.

3. Emerging Technology Track (ETT):

You are welcome to submit ETT proposals related to cloud computing, web services, mobile services, and big data. ETT duration can be one day or one and half day. All the accepted and presented papers by the ETTs will be included in the Proceedings of 2018 12th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018) which will be published by SCF. Use the link above to go to workshop web page.

4. Services University (SU) Summer School:

SU-2018 is now calling for participation. Eligible applicants shall be (1) professors in universities whose teaching and research areas are related to Cloud Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web services, Web technology, Software Engineering, IT, and management or (2) industry practitioners who have experiences in services software design and development and are willing to get more involved in Services Computing community. Use the link above to go to SU-2018 web page.

5. PhD Symposium:

The Ph.D. Symposium is organized to bring together Ph.D. students and graduates working on topics related to the various aspects of SERVICES 2018 conference topic areas. The goal of the symposium is to offer Ph.D. students and graduates the opportunity to summarize, present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive manner. Papers submitted to the Ph.D. symposium must summarize an ongoing or completed Ph.D. thesis. Use the link above to go to PhD Symposium web page.

6. Services Cup:

Services Cup 2018 will again bring together worldwide talented students (Students Group) and industry practitioners (Professionals Group) for the industrial wave. Focused terms for 2018 are: Cloud Computing, Big Data, Web Services, and Mobile Services. The finalists and final top winners of the contest will be announced in April 2018. In addition, the technical papers of the winners will be published in the proceedings of 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018). Use the link above to go to Services Cup web page.

7. Global Cloud Industry Summit:

This Global Cloud industry summit is intended to bridge the gap between Cloud Computing and Business models that are supported by them, with an emerging suite of ground-breaking technologies that includes cloud computing, SOA, business process modeling, integration and management, grid/utility/autonomic computing, enterprise service bus and Web 2.0. The relative placement of these emerging technologies, standards and concepts need to be clarified for the pragmatic needs of the industry. Use the link above to go to industry summit web page.

8. Innovation Show Case:

Exhibiting companies and research institutions will provide products, prototypes, First-Of-The-Kind demos, and services offerings in all aspects of Services Computing. In addition, participating companies or institutes will be able to give a product presentation in an exhibitor's track. Use the link above to go to innovation show case web page.

9. Job Fair:

All the services provided to job seekers and employers are FREE at this time point. Employers can also order an exhibit space at the joint ICWS 2018, SCC 2018, CLOUD 2018, AIMS 2018, ICCC 2018, EDGE 2018, ICIOT 2018, and BigData Congress 2018 co-located with SERVICES 2018. Use the link above to go to job fair web page to see details.

Important Dates and Submission Information for SERVICES 2018 Co-located Events:

Proposal Submission Due Date: February 15, 2016
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 1, 2018

Please use the submission page to find the right events and requirements to submit your papers.

Author Guidelines and Templates

SCF 2018 Guidelines & copyright forms
Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)

SCF 2018 Templates, sample files & useful links

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
Your ORCID identifier


Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on SERVICES 2018, please send email to services AT ServicesSociety.org.


SCF As A Platform
-- 25th ICWS Defines Future of New ABC (AI, Blockchain & Cloud)

Founded by Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (LJ) when he was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS, icws.org) was conceived and attracted more than 120 participants in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. In 2012, the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) was formally merged into ICWS. Ever since, the worldwide Services Computing community aims to combine the efforts and focus on one prime international forum for web-based services: ICWS .

In the past 15 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research (Services Computing) 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) was created in 2017 as a conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2017 attracted more than 600 participants to share the latest developments in the field.

Today, with the same leadership of the conference operation committee of SCF 2017, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018'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).


SCF 2018 Highlights:

- Bigger Platform: The he 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide services computing professionals. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings 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: SCF launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) 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 2018 leverages 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 2018.

Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services computing community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2018 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form (http://icws.org/2018/open.html) to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2018.

See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.

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