The 8th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010)

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Start date: 16 July 2010

End date: 17 July 2010

ECOWS 2010
December 1-3, 2010

First Call for Research Papers and PhD Symposium Papers

The 8th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010)
December 1-3, 2010
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

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.


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. dame

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.

Submission Guidelines

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

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 Workshop proposals

* Workshop proposal submission: Friday, June 18, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: Friday, June 25, 2010

Deadlines for PhD Symposium papers

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


General Chair
* George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs
* Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
* Cesare Pautasso, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Industry Track Chair
* Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs, 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, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, 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,, 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, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, 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


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