[ecoop-info] Final CFP - 2009 Middleware for Web Services (MWS2009) Workshop

Hye-young Helen Paik hpaik at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun May 24 08:02:35 CEST 2009

                         *** Final Reminder ***

                             CALL FOR PAPERS
               Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2009

   2009 Middleware for Web Services (MWS 2009) Workshop
                     in conjunction with
13th Int. IEEE EDOC Conference "The Enterprise Computing Conference" 
                    Auckland, New Zealand
                  31st Aug - 4th Sep, 2009

During the past several years, Web services technologies have become
very prominent in both the research community and the industry. Web
services are distributed computing application components that use a
number of XML based technologies to implement the Service-Oriented
Architecture.  Implementation-independence of Web services technologies
allows different businesses to collaborate and achieve common business
goals despite the fact that the collaborating Web services can be
distributed over the Internet, run on different platforms, and
implemented in different programming languages.  Web services
technologies are already embedded in various products and services of
all major computing companies and used for diverse purposes. An
important application area is e-business process integration in B2B
and/or EAI scenarios.  Additionally, Web service technologies became the
basis for several other recent distributed computing technologies, such
as Grid services, Cloud computing and Semantic Web services.

Middleware plays an important role for Web services technologies.
Reusable Web services technologies are implemented in middleware, so
appropriate middleware is a prerequisite for the growing acceptance of
these technologies.  For example, implementation independence of Web
services is achieved using middleware, such as application servers
and/or SOAP engines (software that analyzes, processes, and generates
SOAP messages). In addition, middleware solutions have been proposed to
provide, monitor, and manage QoS aspects, such as eg., response time,
throughput, availability, reliability, security, and privacy.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together industrial, academic,
and government researchers and developers interested in Web services and
middleware technologies. Through paper presentations and discussions,
this workshop will contribute to the exchange of knowledge and ideas,
dissemination of results about completed and on-going research projects,
as well as identification and analysis of remaining open research

Continuing the great successes of the past years, we invite
practitioners and academic researchers alike to submit papers to
Middleware for Web Services 2009. Papers presenting and analyzing
completed projects are particularly welcome. Papers about on-going
research projects are also welcome, especially if they contain critical
analysis of already achieved results and remaining open research issues.
In addition, we invite papers about experiences and comparative analysis
of middleware-related issues for Web services. We especially encourage
submissions from industry. While the focus of the workshop is middleware
for Web services, we are also interested in papers discussing the use of
Web services as a middleware technology for utility computing,
telecommunications, e-business, e-government, peer-to-peer (P2P)
systems, distributed artificial intelligence, spontaneous networks, and
other application areas, including "middleware as service" offerings
from the open source community. 

Topics of Interest (include, but are not limited to)

* Application servers for Web services
* Aspect-oriented Web services middleware
* Autonomic computing solutions for Web services and/or using Web services
* Best practices and patterns for Web services middleware
* Comparative analysis of middleware issues for Web services and other technologies (e.g., CORBA)
* Industrial experiences with Web services middleware
* Middleware for Cloud Computing, Grid services and Utility Computing
* Middleware for discovery and/or selection of Web services
* Middleware for choreography and/or orchestration of Web services
* Middleware for Web-services based Semantic Web
* Middleware for Web services-based workflows
* Middleware for Web services executing in mobile, embedded, and
  ubiquitous/pervasive environments
* Monitoring and management middleware for Web services
* Negotiation middleware for Web services
* Policy-based middleware for Web services
* Quality of service middleware for Web services
* Query middleware for Web services
* Reputation and/or trust middleware for Web services
* Reliability, dependability, and fault-tolerance middleware for Web services
* Security and/or privacy middleware for Web services
* Service-oriented middleware
* SOAP engines
* Web services as a middleware technology
* Restful Web services

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: 31 May 2009
* Paper acceptance notification: 12 July 2009
* Camera ready of papers: 27 July 2009

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished, high-quality
papers before 31 May 2009. Papers published or submitted elsewhere will
be automatically rejected.  Two types of submissions are solicited: 

* Full papers – describing mature research or industrial case studies –
  up to 8-10 pages long
* Short papers – describing work in progress or position statements – up
  to 4 pages long

Submissions should be in PDF format according to the IEEE Computer
Society conference paper template available from:

Submission system will be available at:

Inquiries about paper submission should be e-mailed to Dr. Helen Paik
(hpaik at cse dot unsw dot edu dot au) and include "MWS2009" in the
Subject line.  

Reviewing and Publication

All submissions will be formally peer-reviewed by at least 3 Program
Committee members. The authors will be notified of acceptance by 12 July
2009. At least one author of every accepted paper MUST register for the
Workshop and present the paper. The proceedings of EDOC 2009 workshops 
will be published after the conference as ePub by the IEEE Computer Society
Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and included in the IEEE Computer 
Society Digital Library (CSDL) and the IEEE Xplore. There will be a single 
electronic volume containing proceedings from all workshops. Electronic
versions of the papers will be published on the Workshop Web site.

Workshop Chairs

* Dr. Helen Hye-young Paik 
School of Computer Science & Engineering,
The University of New South Wales, Australia
e-mail: hpaik (server: cse.unsw.edu.au)

* Dr. Karl Michael Göschka 
Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
e-mail: Karl.Goeschka (server: tuwien.ac.at)

* Dr. Aad van Moorsel 
School of Computing Science 
The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 
e-mail: aad.vanmoorsel (server: ncl.ac.uk)

* Dr. Raymond Wong 
School of Computer Science & Engineering,
The University of New South Wales, Australia; 
NICTA, Australia; and Green Pea Software, Australia
e-mail: wong (server: cse.unsw.edu.au) or raymond (server: greenpea.net)

* Dr. Ian Warren, 
Department of Computer Science
The University of Auckland, New Zealand 
e-mail: ian-w (server: cs.auckland.ac.nz) 

Workshop Program Committee 
(Full and Up-To-Date List To Be Advised on the Web)
* Sergio Andreozzi, U. of Bologna, Italy
* Danilo Ardagna , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Djamal Benslimane, U. of Lyon 1, France
* Siddhartha Bose, Applied Research and Technology Centre, Motorola, India
* Paul Brebner, NICTA, Australia
* Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA
* Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
* Nick Cook, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
* Schahram Dustdar, Vienna U. of Technology, Austria
* Babak Esfandiari, Carleton U., Canada
* Chirine Ghedira, U. of Lyon 1, France
* Xiaofeng Gong, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
* Hakim Hacid, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
* Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
* Shonali Krishnaswamy, Monash U., Australia
* Franky Lam, Microsoft, USA
* Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
* Anna Liu, U. New South Wales, Australia 
* Jenny Liu, NICTA, Australia 
* Hanan Lutfiyya, U. of Western Ontario, Canada
* Zakaria Maamar, Zayed U., UAE
* Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Lab, USA
* Mourad Ouzzani, Purdue U., USA
* Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Dick A.C. Quartel, U. of Twente, The Netherlands
* Omer F. Rana, Cardiff U., UK
* Claudia Raibulet, U. of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
* Dumitru Roman, Semantic Technology Institute / U. of Innsbruck, Austria
* Regis Saint-Paul, CREATE-NET, Italy
* Halvard Skogsrud, ThoughtWorks, Australia
* Yazhe Tang, Xi’an Jiaotong U., China 
* Farouk Toumani, LIMOS, Blaise Pascale U., France 
* Srikumar Venugopal, U. of New South Wales, Australia
* Kunal Verma, Accenture Technology Labs, USA
* Chunyang Ye, U. of Toronto, Canada
* George Yee, Carleton University, Canada
* Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State U., USA
* Liming Zhu, NICTA, Australia

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