CFP: IEEE Web Services (ICWS 2006)


2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of IEEE Computer Society! September 18-22, 2006, Hyatt Regency at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, USA
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Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing (

The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) will be part of the IEEE Computer Society Congress on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (CoSTEP), celebrating the 60th Anniversary of IEEE Computer Society! ICWS 2006 organizing committee invites you to participate in the fourth year of ICWS in Chicago, USA on 18-22 September 2006.

ICWS has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web Services. ICWS also aims to identify emerging research topics and define the future of Web Services. Over the past four years, ICWS has grown steadily, attracting over 200 participants on a regular basis. ICWS 2005 was held on July 11-15, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA; ICWS 2004 was held on July 6-9, 2004 in San Diego, California, USA; ICWS 2003 was held on June 23-26, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

ICWS 2006 will be co-located with the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006), the 30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC

2006), and the 2006 IEEE Workshops on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP 2006). IEEE Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Industry Summit and IEEE International Services Computing Contest will also be featured at this joint event.

The technical program will include refereed paper presentations, panels, and poster sessions in both research and industry tracks. Workshops and tutorials will run before and throughout the conference.

ICWS 2006 program seeks original, unpublished research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Web services. Papers must properly cite related work and clearly indicate their contributions to the field of Web services. Topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Mathematical Foundations for Web Services Computing
  • Web Services-based Service Oriented Architecture
  • Web Services Modeling
  • Web Services Standards and Implementation Technologies
  • Web Services Specifications and Enhancements (e.g., UDDI, SOAP, WSDL)
  • Web Services Discovery
  • Web Services Composition and Integration
  • Web Services Invocation
  • QoS for Web Services (e.g., security, privacy, reliability, performance, fault tolerance, etc.)
  • Web Services Assessment (i.e., validation & verification)
  • Web Services-based Testing Methodologies
  • Web Services-based Software Engineering
  • Web Services-based Project Management
  • Semantic Web Services
  • IT Infrastructure Management for Web Services
  • Solution Management for Web Services
  • Multimedia Web Services
  • Web Services-based Business Process Management
  • Web Services-based Mobile Computing
  • Web Services-based Grid Applications (e.g. OGSA)
  • Domain Specific Web Services Applications and Solutions

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings in both hardcopy and on-line version published by the IEEE Computer Society. Extended versions of selected best papers published in the ICWS 2006 will be invited for publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM), and the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC). Both the ICWS Proceedings and JWSR are included in EI Compendex.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found at

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At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and between one to three Best Student Paper Awards will be granted at ICWS 2006. The first author of the best student papers must be full-time student.

If your paper is application or solution oriented, you can consider submitting it to ICWS 2006 Industry Track via its dedicated online submission and review system. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Industry Track for further considerations. Submitted papers with novel ideas but not accepted by the Research Track and Industry Track due to space limitation may also be recommended to the Work-in-Progress Track.

Important Dates: Abstract Submission Deadline: January 16, 2006 Paper Submission Due Date: January 16, 2006 Decision Notification (Electronic): April 24, 2006 Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 31, 2006

General Chairs:

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang, Ph.D., IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA, zhanglj AT

Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany, frank.leymann AT

Program Chairs:

Ephraim Feig, Ph.D., Kintera, Inc., efeig AT Anup Kumar, Professor, CECS Department, University of Louisville, USA, ak AT

Program Vice Chair: Jia Zhang, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, jiazhang AT

Workshop Chairs

Malu G. Castellanos, Ph.D. HP Laboratories, USA

Jian Yang, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Macquaire University, Australia

Industry Track Chair

Wu Chou, Ph.D. Avaya Labs Research, Avaya, USA

IEEE SOA Industry Summit Chairs

Ali Arsanjani, Ph.D. Chief Architect, SOA and Web Services Center of Excellence IBM Global Services, USA

Tony Shan Lead Systems Architect, Wachoiva Bank, USA

Tutorial Chairs

Schahram Dustdar, Ph.D. Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Andreas Wombacher, Ph.D. PostDoc Fellow, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Job Fair Chair

Sandeep Purao, Ph.D. Associate Proessor, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Panel Chairs

Frank Ferrante Editor in Chief, IEEE IT Professional Magazine, USA

Ling Liu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Hsing Kenny Cheng, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA

Work-in-Progress Chair

Graciela Gonzalez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA

Publicity Chairs

Jeff Voas, Ph.D. Director, Systems Assurance Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), USA

Elena Ferrari, Ph.D. Professor, University of Insubria at Como, Italy

Steve Miller, Ph.D. Professor, Dean of the School of Information Systems Singapore Management University, Singapore

Publication Chair

Haifei Li, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Union University, USA

IEEE APSCC 2006 Liaison

Hai Jin, Ph.D. Professor and Dean, School of Computer Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

IEEE Services Computing Contest Chairs

Zhixiong Chen, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Mercy College, USA

Charles A. Shoniregun, Ph.D. University of East London, UK

Yuan-Chwen You, Ph.D. Founder, Creative Entrepreneurship Consulting, Inc., Taiwan

Program Committee:

Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete/Institute of Computer Science FORTH, Greece) Mikio Aoyama (Nanzan University, Japan) Ali Arsanjani (IBM Global Services, USA) Malcolm Atkinson (University of Edinburgh, UK) Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia) Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, USA) Ken Birman (Cornell University, USA) Athman Bouguettaya (Virginia Tech., USA) Paul Buhler (College of Charleston, Charleston, SC USA) Christoph Bussler (Cisco Systems, USA) Jorge Cardoso (University of Madeira, Portugal) Malu G. Castellanos (HP Labs, USA) Jeane Chen (Kintera, USA) Ying Chen (IBM China Research Lab, China) Wu Chou (Avaya Labs Research, Avaya , USA) Alok Choudhary (Northwestern University, USA) Vassilis Christophides (University of Crete/Institute of Computer Science FORTH, Greece) Umeshwar Dayal (HP Labs, USA) Stefan Dessloch (Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany) Asuman Dogac (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) Jiang Du (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) Phillip Ein-Dor (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) Vadim Ermolayev (Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine) Dieter Fensel (DERI, Ireland & University of Innsbruck, Austria) Elena Ferrari (Politiche e dell'Informazione, University of Insubria at Como, Italy) Marcus Fontoura (Yahoo Research, USA) Piero Fraternali (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Casey K. Fung (Boeing Phantom Works, USA) Martin Gaedke (University of Karlsruhe, Germany) George M. Galambos (IBM Canada) Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (University of Southern California, USA) Graciela Gonzalez (Sam Houston State University , USA) Vijay K. Gurbani (Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs Innovations, USA) Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal (University of Florida, USA) Alan R. Hevner (University of South Florida, USA) Michael N. Huhns (University of South Carolina, USA) Rick Hull (Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, USA) Patrick C. K. Hung (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada) Varghese S. Jacob (University of Texas at Dallas, USA) Hemant Jain (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA) Ralph Johnson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) Anupam Joshi (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA) Roger (Buzz) King (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA) Hiroyuki Kitagawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan) Domenico Laforenza (Information Science and Technologies Institute (ISTI), USA) Herman Lam (University of Florida, USA) Konstantin Läufer (Loyola University Chicago, USA) M. Lenzerini (DIS Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Italy) Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart, Germany) Haifei Li (Union University, USA) Wei Li (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) Geng Lin (Cicso Systems, USA) Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) Bertram Ludaescher (University of California at Davis, USA) J.P. Martin-Flatin (UQAM, Canada) XS (Xin Sheng) Mao (IBM China Software Development Laboratory(CSDL), China) Hiroshi Maruyama (IBM Research, Japan) Carolyn McGregor (University of Western Sydney, Australia) Dennis McLeod (Univeristy of Southern California, USA) Hong Mei (Beijing University, China) Xiannong Meng (Bucknell University, USA) Dejan S. Milojicic (HP Laboratories, USA) Simanta Mitra (Iowa State University, USA) Tadao Murata (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Jeff Offutt (George Mason University, USA) Thomas E. Potok (Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), USA) Thierry Priol (Inria, France) Calton Pu (Georgia Tech, USA) Norbert Ritter (University of Hamburg, Germany) Dumitru Roman (University of Innsbruck / DERI Innsbruck, Austria) Steve Ross-Talbot (Enigmatec Corporation, Germany) Atul Sajjanhar (School of Information Technology, Australia) Vipul Shah (Tata Consultancy Services America, USA) Amit Sheth (University of Georgia, USA) Simon Shim (San Jose State University, USA) Munindar P. Singh (North Carolina State University, USA) Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA) Judith Stafford (Tufts University, USA) Rudi Studer (University Karlsruhe, Germany) Jianwen Su (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA) Stanley Su (University of Florida, USA) Katia Sycara (Carnegie-Mellon University, USA) Stephan Tai (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA) Jeffrey Tsai (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Jeffrey Voas (Science Applications International Corporation, USA) Graham Williams (Togaware, Australia) Joseph Williams (Microsoft, USA) Stephen J.H. Yang (National Central University, Taiwan) Clement Yu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA) Yanchun Zhang (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) Hong Zhu (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

Technical Steering Committee:

Carl K Chang (Iowa State University, USA) Ephraim Feig (Kintera Inc, USA) Hemant Jain (University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee , USA) Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart, Germany) Calton Pu (Georgia Tech, USA) Ming-Chien Shan (Hewlett-Packard, USA) Jeffrey Tsai (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)

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