[ecoop-info] CfP: Special Issue JUCS on Adaptive Services for the Future Internet

Javier Cubo cubo at lcc.uma.es
Wed Feb 19 13:43:53 CET 2014

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Submission deadline: March 21st, 2014


The Future Internet has emerged as a new initiative to pave a novel
infrastructure linked to objects (things) of the real world to meet the
changing global needs of business and society. It offers internet users a
standardized, secure, efficient and trustable environment, which allows
open and distributed access to global networks, services and information.

To be consistently adopted, the Future Internet will be enabled through
standards-based notations for messaging, semantics, process and state
(such as those RDF, OWL, SOAP, REST and WS-BPEL), enabling distributed
systems and entities to be described in a scalable and flexible robust
dynamic environment. Multi-tenancy will enable their remote access as
Software as a Service (SaaS), by performing the integration into larger
networks of communicating software (e.g., a mashup or a plug-in to a
Cloud platform). Future Internet applications will have to support the
interoperability between many diverse stakeholders by governing the
convergence and life-cycle of Internet of Contents (IoC), Services (IoS),
Things (IoT), and Networks (IoN). These applications should handle dynamic
and continuous change: for example, in the provisioning of services,
availability of things and contents, connectivity of networks, diversity
of user devices, etc. They should also bear in mind that the Future
Internet should provide a better experience for the user journey, with
personalized and context-aware contents, adapted to their preferences,
and where users also play an active part in creating or sharing services.

There is a need for both researchers and practitioners to develop
platforms made up of adaptive Future Internet applications. In this
sense, the emergence and consolidation of Service-Oriented Architectures
(SOA), Cloud Computing and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) give benefits,
such as flexibility, scalability, security, interoperability, and
adaptability, for building these applications. Although there already
are emerging solutions to host software services and data on remote
computers and create public sensor networks by using these technologies;
the mentioned solutions employ simple technical approaches related to
replication strategies to ensure availability and to achieve a
load-balancing scalability. Future Internet systems however, will also
need to sense and respond to a huge amount of signals sourced from
different entities in real-time. In this context, an event would be
detected if, for example, there is non-existence of a signal which
normally occurs, affecting the execution of other services. These
events would be produced by IoT and processed in the IoS. In order to
build business level events Complex Event Processing (CEP) may be used.
CEP allows detecting complex and meaningful events and inferring
valuable knowledge for end users.The main advantage of using CEP to
process complex events is that the latter can be identified and
reported in real time, reducing the latency in decision making,
unlike the methods used in traditional software for event analysis.
Event-Driven Service-Oriented Architectures (ED-SOA or SOA 2.0) are
also being used to respond to events that occur as a result of
business processes.

The aim of this Special Issue is to address different aspects of
adaptive Future Internet applications, emphasizing the importance of
governing the convergence of contents, services, things and networks
in order to achieve building platforms for efficiency, scalability,
security and flexible adaptation. It will cover the foundations of
the aforementioned technologies as well as new emerging proposals for
their potential in Future Internet services. Then, this special issue
encourages a multidisciplinary perspective and welcomes papers that
address challenges of Future Internet applications. Topics of the
special issue include:

• Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
• Cloud Computing Environments (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)
• Services Mashups Development
• Service Discovery, Semantic Web and Ontology
• Secure Data Management and Adaptation, Privacy and Trust
• Self-Adaptive Services and Applications and Autonomic Computing
• Context-Aware, Mobile and Pervasive Adaptive Services on the Cloud
• Emerging Internet of Things Business Models
• Business Models for Quality of Services (QoS) and Cost of Services (CoS)
• Adaptation Contract and Service Level Agreements (SLA)
• Service Adaptive Composition, Orchestration and Choreography
• Dynamic Adaptation of Services on the Cloud
• Dynamic Internet Content Delivery
• Run-Time Monitoring, Services Evolution and Maintenance
• Model-Driven SOA and Service Systems Deployment
• Sensor Web Enablement and Web-Connected Devices (Sensor Web,
smartphone, RFID)
• Services Computing in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Mobile Ad-hoc
Networks (MANET)
• Service-Oriented Middleware Deployment for Sensor as a Service
• Software Engineering for Sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT)
• Formal Methods in Services Computing
• SOA Reference Models and Frameworks to Adaptive Services
• Event-Driven Service-Oriented Architectures (ED-SOA or SOA 2.0)
• Complex Event Processing
• Linked Open Data
• JSON for Linking Data
• Hypermedia Driven Web APIs
• Software Service Engineering (SSE) Practices, Case Studies and
Experience Reports
• Novel Applications based on Content Networks
• Application Scenarios as eHealth (AAL), Transport and Logistics (ITS),
Smart Cities


This public call for papers is open to all potential authors worldwide. We
solicit high-quality papers on the previous themes and topics to appear
in this Special Issue. All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed 
by at
least 3 international and prestigious reviewers in the areas of 
Architectures, Cloud Computing and Wireless Sensor Networks, in 
particular drawn
from the Programme Committee of the third edition of WAS4FI
http://was4fi.lcc.uma.es/committees.html. All submitted papers will be
carefully evaluated on originality, significance, clarity and quality.

Additionally, this Special Issue will include extended submissions of
selected papers of the third edition of the International Workshop on 
Services for the Future Internet (WAS4FI 2013) http://was4fi.lcc.uma.es/,
in conjunction with the European Conference on Service-Oriented and
Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2013) http://esocc2013.lcc.uma.es/ submitted as new
papers. The extended version of these papers must contain at least 30-50%
new material and the title must clearly and unmistakably differ from the
title of the article presented at the workshop.

All submissions must be in English, formatted according to the guidelines
of Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS), and submitted as via the
EasyChair system
in PDF format. The length of a paper may not exceed 20 pages. The
submission guidelines can be found at
http://www.jucs.org/ujs/jucs/info/submissions (with sample formats
in LaTeX and Word).


Submission deadline: March 21st, 2014
Notification to authors: May 21st, 2014
Final versions: June 18th, 2014
Final check and/or 2nd round of review, notification to authors: July
9th, 2014
Camera-ready versions: July 23rd, 2014
Publishing date: Autumn, 2014


Javier Cubo, University of Málaga, Spain
Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cádiz, Spain
Juan Boubeta-Puig, University of Cádiz, Spain
Howard Foster, City University London, United Kingdom
Winfried Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg, Germany

CONTACT EMAIL: was4fi at lcc.uma.es

Dr. Javier Cubo
Dpto. Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación
Grupo de Ingeniería del Software
Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Tel: +34 951 952 949
cubo at lcc.uma.es

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