ECOWS 2010
                                     The 8th European Conference on Web Services
                                                        December 1-3, 2010
                                                          Ayia Napa, Cyprus
 
http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ecows10


First Call for Research Papers and PhD Symposium Papers

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 ECOWS 2010 conference will include invited 
speakers, presentations of contributed research 
papers and
an industrial track with the participation of top 
researchers in industry. ECOWS 2010 will also 
include a PhD
symposium and satellite workshops.


Background

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 are developed with 
service-oriented
architectures, they can evolve more easily during 
their lifespan and adapt better to changing
or even 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 use of 
dependable
services and service-oriented applications.


Topics of interest

The ECOWS 2010 program committee seeks original, 
high quality papers related to all aspects of Web
Services, which constitute the main technology 
available to date for implementing 
service-oriented
architectures and computing. Topics of interest 
to the Research Track include, but are not 
limited to, the
following:

    * Business Process Management and Web Services
    * Dynamic and Adaptive Web Services
    * Economics Models and Web Services
    * Formal Methods for Web Services
    * Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
    * Mobile Web Services
    * Model-Driven Web Service Engineering
    * Next Generation Web Services Middleware
    * Quality of Web Services
    * RESTful Web Services
    * Secure Web services
    * Self-Organizing Service Oriented Architectures
    * Semantic Web Services
    * Service Level Agreements
    * Service-Oriented Business Collaboration
    * Web Service Composition and Mashups
    * Web Services and Mobility
    * Web Services and the Cloud
    * Web Services for Grids
    * Web Services in Service-Oriented Environments
    * Web Services Life-Cycles


PhD Symposium

The ECOWS 2010 PhD Symposium is an international 
forum for PhD students working in any of the areas
addressed by the ECOWS conference. The main aim 
of the Symposium is to give PhD students an 
opportunity
to present their research activity and 
perspectives, to critically discuss them with 
other PhD students and
with established researchers in the area, and to 
get fruitful feedback and advices on their 
research activity.


ECOWS Workshops

The ECOWS 2010 Organizing Committee is inviting 
submission for workshop proposals. The topics of 
interest
include methodologies and techniques for Web 
services engineering (design, modelling, 
discovery,
composition, execution and mining), non 
conventional Web services (semantic Web services, 
RESTful Web
services and Mashups), Web services and domain 
applications (business process management, cloud
computing, grids, pervasive, mobile and autonomic 
computing, and social Web), and Web services
middleware and frameworks. Proposals should be 
submitted in plain text or pdf-format and not 
exceed 3
pages.

Workshop proposal submission: June 18th, 2010 11:59pm, GMT
Notification of acceptance: June 25, 2010 11:59pm, GMT


Submission Guidelines

Original papers, not submitted for publication 
elsewhere, can be submitted via EasyChair

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecows2010.

Submissions should be formatted according to the 
IEEE proceedings guidelines, and they should not 
be
exceed 8 pages. The conference proceedings are 
expected to be published by the IEEE Computer 
Society
Press as in previous years.


Important Dates

Deadlines for research papers

    * Abstracts due: Friday, July 16, 2010
    * Papers due: Friday, July 23, 2010
    * Notifications: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    * CR versions due: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    * ECOWS 2010 conference: December 1-3, 2010

Deadlines for PhD Symposium papers

    * Papers due: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
    * Notifications: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    * ECOWS 2010 conference: December 1-3, 2010


Organization

General Chair

    * George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


Program Chairs

    * Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
    * Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland


Industry Track Chair

    * Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, IBM, USA


Ph.D. Symposium Chair

    * Wolf Zimmermann, University of Halle, Germany


Workshop Chairs

    * Sami Bhiri, DERI, Ireland
    * Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, Ireland


ECOWS 2010 Program Committee (to be completed)

    * Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    * Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
    * Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
    * Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    * Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
    * Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, USA
    * Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
    * Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    * Juergen Dunkel, FH Hannover, Germany
    * Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
    * Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    * Dave Eyers, University of Cambridge, UK
    * Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    * Christofer Giblin, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
    * Claude Godart, Universiy of Lorraine, France
    * Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    * Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
    * Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
    * Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
    * Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
    * Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Universitaet Jena, Germany
    * Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
    * Akhil Kumar, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    * Peep Küngas, University of Tartu, Estonia
    * Welf Loewe, Växjö Universitet, Sweden
    * Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
    * Radu Mateescu, INRIA, France
    * Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany
    * Christos Nikolaou, University of Crete, Greece
    * Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    * Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Estremadura, Spain
    * Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
    * Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Labs Europe, Germany
    * Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
    * Dick Quartel, Novay, the Netherlands
    * Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
    * Wolfgang Reisig, Humbold-Universitaet Berlin, Germany
    * Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research, Brisbane, Australia
    * Ulf Schreier, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen,Germany
    * Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland
    * Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    * Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    * Jim Webber, Thoughtworks, UK
    * Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, USA
    * Umit Yalcinalp, Salesforce.com, USA
    * Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
    * Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
    * Wolf Zimmermann, Universität Halle, Germany


PhD Symposium Program Committee

    * Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
    * Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Universitaet Jena, Germany
    * Kung-Kiu Lau, University of Manchester, U.K.
    * Welf Loewe, Linneaus University, Sweden
    * Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland


ECOWS Steering Committee

    * Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    * Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
    * Paul Grefen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
    * Birgitta König-Ries, University of Jena, Germany
    * Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
    * Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
    * Wolf Zimmermann, University of Halle, Germany


Contact

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