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ECOWS 2008: The 6th European Conference on Web Services, November 12-14, 2008 in Dublin, Ireland

		!!! Submission Deadline Extension !!!

	     *** Abstract Submission: June 6, 2008 ***
	    *** Full Paper Submission: June 16, 2008 ***


The 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.

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 better adapt 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 each service can be implemented using any technology, independently of 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 applications.

Topics of Interest

The ECOWS 2008 program committee seeks high quality papers related to all aspects of Web Services, which constitute the current main technology available for implementing service-oriented architectures and computing. Topics of interest to the Research Track include, but are not limited to, the following:

      * Life-Cycle of Web Services Implementations
      * Dynamic Web Services
      * Semantic Web Services
      * Economics and Web Services
      * Quality Requirements for Web Services
      * Web Services for Grids
      * Web Services in a Service-Oriented Environment
      * Web Services and Mobility
      * Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
      * Formal Methods for Web Services

Research Paper Submission Guidelines

We solicit papers with a maximum of 10 pages, containing new material. Submissions must be in English, must be original, and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. There will be an award for the best paper and best student paper. Submissions should be made through the website.

As in the previous years, we plan to publish the ECOWS 2008 Proceedings with IEEE Computer Society Press. Technical papers must be conform to the IEEE paper guidelines which will be made available at the ECOWS 2008 web page. Submit your paper in PDF or Postscript format via the electronic submission system which will be made available via the ECOWS 2008 web site.

Deadlines (extended)

Abstract Submission:             June 6, 2008
Electronic Paper Submission:     June 16, 2008
Acceptance Notification:         July 18, 2008
Camera Ready Version:            August 15, 2008


General Chair
      * Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland

Programme Co-Chairs
      * Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
      * Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Workshop Chair
      * Andreas Schaad, SAP Research, Germany

Business Chair
      * Ronan Barrett, Ericsson Ireland Research Centre, Ireland

Local Chair
      * Veronica Gacitua, Dublin City University, Ireland
      * Kosala Yapa Bandara, Dublin City University, Ireland

Web Chair
      * Ming Wang Xue, Dublin City University, Ireland

Steering Committee

      * Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
      * Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Universitaet Jena, Germany
      * Wolf Zimmermann, Universitaet Halle, Germany

PC Members

      * Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
      * Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
      * Steven Andrew Battle, Hewlett-Packard Labs, UK
      * Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
      * David Breitgand, IBM Research Laboratory Haifa, Israel
      * Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, USA
      * Anis Charfi, SAP Research, Germany
      * Theo Dimitrakos, BT Group Chief Technology Office, UK
      * Juergen Dunkel, FH Hannover, Germany
      * Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
      * Dave Eyers, University of Cambridge, UK
      * Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck and DERI, Austria
      * Bogdan Franczyk, Leipzig University, Germany
      * Chris Giblin, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
      * Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
      * Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway
      * Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
      * Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
      * John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand
      * Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
      * Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Universitaet Jena, Germany
      * Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
      * Jochen Kuester, IBM Research, Switzerland
      * Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
      * Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
      * Welf Loewe, Vxj Universitet, Sweden
      * Ronald Maier, University of Innsbruck, Austria
      * Olivier Nano, Microsoft, Germany
      * Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
      * Johann Oberleitner, Technical University Vienna, Austria
      * Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Labs Europe, Germany
      * Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
      * Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
      * Gerald Reif, Universitaet Zuerich, Switzerland
      * Wolfgang Reisig, Humbold-Universitaet Berlin, Germany
      * Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research, Brisbane, Australia
      * Andreas Schaad, SAP Research, Germany
      * Ulf Schreier, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany
      * Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
      * Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, UK
      * Do van Thanh, NTNU and Telenor, Norway
      * Jim Webber, ThoughtWorks, Australia
      * Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
      * Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
      * Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
      * Wolf Zimmermann, Universitaet Halle, Germany

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