[ecoop-info] WS-FM 2012 - Second Call for Papers

Niels Lohmann niels.lohmann at uni-rostock.de
Mon Jun 4 16:36:27 CEST 2012

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                 C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                 9th International Workshop on
           Web Services and Formal Methods (WS-FM'12)

                       Tallinn, Estonia
                      6-7 September 2012




The aim of the WS-FM workshop series is to bring together researchers 
working on Web Services and Formal Methods in order to catalyze fruitful 

Web services are fundamental to cloud computing and other computing 
paradigms based on service-oriented architectures and applications. 
They make functional and autonomous building blocks available over 
the Internet, independent of platforms and programming languages, and 
both within and across organizational boundaries. These can then be 
described, located, orchestrated, and invoked. Virtualization technology 
has moreover led to the Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, 
and Infrastructure as a Service notions.

Formal methods can play a fundamental role in research on these 
concepts. They can help define unambiguous semantics for the languages 
and protocols that underpin web service infrastructures, and provide a 
basis for checking the conformance and compliance of bundled services. 
They can also empower dynamic discovery and binding with compatibility 
checks against behavioral properties, quality of service requirements, 
and service-level agreements. The resulting possibility of formal 
verification and analysis of (security) properties and performance 
(dependability and trustworthiness) is essential to cloud computing and 
to application areas like e-commerce, e-government, e-health, workflow, 
business process management, etc. Moreover, the challenges raised by 
research on these concepts can extend the state of the art in formal 

The scope of the WS-FM workshop series is not limited to technological 
aspects. In fact, there is a strong tradition of attracting submissions 
on formal approaches to enterprise systems modeling in general, and 
business process modeling in particular. Potentially, this might have a 
significant and lasting impact on the ongoing standardization efforts in 
cloud computing technologies.


- Mathematical foundations of service-oriented and cloud computing
- Security, trust, and privacy in service-oriented and cloud computing
- Performance and dependability of services/clouds
- Multi-tenancy, adaptability and evolvability in the cloud
- Model-driven development of services/clouds
- Quality of service and service-level agreements
- Web service coordination and transactions
- Web service ontologies and semantic descriptions
- Goal-driven discovery and composition of web services
- Semi-structured data management and XML technology
- Types and logics for web services/clouds
- Verification, analysis, and testing of services/clouds
- Web services for business process management
- Process management in the cloud
- Enterprise modeling and business process modeling
- Contractual issues between service providers and consumers
- Innovative application scenarios for web services/clouds
- Data services and data-centric process modeling
- Standards and technologies for service-oriented and cloud computing
- Case studies on formal methods in service-oriented and cloud applications
- Case studies on formal methods in business process management


Submissions must be original and should neither be already published 
somewhere else nor be under consideration for publication while being 
evaluated for this workshop.

Papers are to be prepared in Springer LNCS format and must not exceed 15 
pages. If necessary, the paper may be supplemented with a clearly marked 
appendix, which will be reviewed at the discretion of the program 
committee. Post-proceedings of WS-FM will be published by Springer in 
their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

All papers must be submitted following the instructions at the WS-FM'12 
submission site, handled by EasyChair: 


Paper submission:     June 16, 2012 (EXTENDED)
Author notification:  July 21, 2012
Camera-ready copy:    August 4, 2012
Workshop dates:       September 6-7, 2012


- Farhad Arbab, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Maurice H. ter Beek (co-chair), ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Laura Bocchi, University of Leicester, UK
- Mario Bravetti, University of Bologna, Italy
- Roberto Bruni, University of Pisa, Italy
- Marco Carbone, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- José L. Fiadeiro, University of Leicester, UK
- Stefania Gnesi, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Lars Grunske, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
- Ivan Lanese, University of Bologna, Italy
- Niels Lohmann (co-chair), Universität Rostock, Germany
- Manuel Mazzara, Newcastle University, UK
- Arjan J. Mooij, Embedded Systems Institute, The Netherlands 
- Jean-Marc Petit, University of Lyon/CNRS, France
- Artem Polyvyanyy, HPI Potsdam, Germany
- Rosario Pugliese, University of Florence, Italy
- Christian Stahl, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Erik de Vink, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Hagen Voelzer, IBM Research, Switzerland
- Matthias Weidlich, Technion, Israel 
- Martin Wirsing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
- Karsten Wolf, University of Rostock, Germany

Niels Lohmann      Institut für Informatik        Universität Rostock
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