SERVICES 2018 : The 14th World Congress on Services
Conference Series : World Congress on Services
Call For Papers
The 14th World Congress on Services
June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA
Services 2018 Track 1: Virtual Track, Call for Papers:
Services 2018 inaugurates 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 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.
Authors of the Virtual Tack are invited to submit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) as per SCF 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. 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 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 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 (8 pages) or short papers (up to 4 pages) and poster (up to 2 pages) as per SCF 8.5 x 11 manuscript (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
Authors are invited to submit full papers (8 pages) or short papers (up to 4 pages) and poster (up to 2 pages) as per SCF 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. 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). In your submission, please indicate the Theme that you are applying to.
Please use the SERVICES Special Theme Track Submission System to submit your paper. Please refer to submission page for detailed submission procedures.
Important Dates for all Service Tracks:
Paper Submission:February 25, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2018
Presentation Date: April 20, 2018
Camera-ready Paper: April 20, 2018
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 CD-ROM version and 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. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. Organizers of SCF conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at a SCF conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.
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.
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.
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. CLOUD Cup:
CLOUD 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 CLOUD 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, MS 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.
If you have any questions or queries on SERVICES 2018, please send email to services AT ServicesSociety.org.
Please join us at 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 [Link].