Middleware for Web Services 2008 – Call for Papers

2008 Middleware for Web Services (MWS 2008) Workshop held at the EDOC 2008 conference in Munich, Germany

Web site:http://www.greenpea.net/mws/mws2008/index.html

Papers due: 13 June 2008

About the Workshop: Middleware plays an important role for Web services technologies. We organized the Middleware for Web Services (MWS) workshop at EDOC conferences in 2005, 2006, and 2007. They were successful, as they gathered researchers whose interests crosscut middleware and Web services. They attracted academic, industrial, and government researchers and developers interested in Web services. The keynote speakers (Dr. Heiko Ludwig from IBM Research, Prof. Lionel M. Ni from Hong Kong Uni. of Science and Technology, and Patrick C.K. Hung from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology) and the panelists were praised for the insights they passed to the audience. This all lead to useful exchanges of ideas, improvement of understanding of wider research issues, and clearer identification of important open research issues and possible approaches towards their solution. Another successful recent workshop in this area was Middleware for Service Oriented Computing (MW4SOC) held at Middleware 2006 and 2007. We have now established close collaboration and coordination of MWS and MW4SOC workshops. To further the achievements of the past workshops and to facilitate scientific growth of this important area, we now organize the Middleware for Web Services (MWS) 2008 workshop at EDOC 2008.

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)
  • Enterprise service bus architectures
  • Industrial experiences with Web services middleware
  • Middleware for 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 (Simple Object Access Protocol) engines
  • Web services as a middleware technology

Submission Guidelines: Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished, high-quality papers before 13 June 2008. Submissions should be in the IEEE Computer Society conference paper format. Papers published or submitted elsewhere will be automatically rejected. The submissions should be e-mailed to Dr. Vladimir Tosic (vladat at server: computer.org) and include “MWS2008” in the Subject line. Two types of submissions are solicited:

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

Review and publication: All submissions will be formally peer-reviewed by at least 3 Program Committee members. The authors will be notified of acceptance around 18 July 2008. At least one author of every accepted paper MUST register for the Workshop and present the paper. The workshop proceedings will be published on the conference CD-ROM and all accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

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