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Birgitta König-Ries <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Participation

Fifth IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2007)

Halle (Saale),  Germany
November 26-28, 2007

ATTENTION: Early registration ends Monday

Conference Fees:

IEEE Member
     EUR 300 (EUR 360 after October 22)
     EUR 350 (EUR 420 after October 22)
Student (IEEE Member)
     EUR 200  (EUR 240 after October 22)
Student (Non-Members)
     EUR 250  (EUR 300 after October 22)
     EUR 400  (EUR 480 after October 22)

For registration visit our Web Page

The IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) is the premier
conference for both researchers and practitioners to exchange the latest
advances in the state of the art and practices of Web Services. The main
objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between
researchers and practitioners and to foster future collaborations in
Europe and beyond. In addition to the main conference, a seminar on
"Buildung Service-Oriented Architectures with Web Services" and the
second edition of the Workshop on Emerging Web Services Technology will
take place.

The success encountered by the Web has shown that tightly coupled
software systems are only good for niche markets, whereas loosely
coupled software systems can be more flexible, more adaptive and often
more appropriate in practice. Loose coupling makes it easier for a given
system to interact with other systems, possibly legacy systems that
share very little with it.

Web services are at the crossing of distributed computing and loosely
coupled systems. When applications adopt service-oriented architectures,
they can evolve during their lifespan more easily and adapt better to
changing or unpredictable environments. When   properly implemented,
services can be discovered and invoked dynamically using non-proprietary
mechanisms, while each service can still be implemented in a black-box
manner. This is important from a business perspective since customers no
longer need to "choose their side".

Each service can be implemented using any technology, independently from
the others. What matters is that everybody agrees on the integration
technology, and there is a consensus about this in today's middleware
market:   customers want to use Web technologies. Despite these
promises, however, service integrators, developers, and providers need
to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective
development and the use of dependable services and service-oriented


Birgitta König-Ries
Heinz-Nixdorf-Stiftungsprofessur für Praktische Informatik
Institut für Informatik
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
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