CFP: ECOWS 2011 – The 9th IEEE European Conference on Web Services

14-16 September 2011, Lugano, Switzerland

Call for Research, Industry, and PhD Symposium Papers

Abstract submission: 11 April 2011
Paper submission: 15 April 2011

The IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) is the premier conference on the advances in the state of the art and practice of Web services. The main objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners and to foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond. The ECOWS 2011 conference will include invited speakers, presentations of contributed research papers and an industrial track with the participation of top researchers from industry. ECOWS 2011 will also include a PhD symposium and satellite workshops.


The success encountered by the Web has shown that tightly coupled software systems are only good for niche markets, whereas loosely coupled software systems can be more flexible, more adaptive and often more appropriate in practice. Loose coupling makes it easier for a given system to interact with other systems, possibly legacy systems that share very little with it. Web services are at the crossing of distributed computing and loosely coupled systems. When applications are developed with service-oriented architectures, they can evolve more easily during their lifespan and adapt better to changing or even unpredictable environments. Services today can be implemented such that they are discovered and invoked dynamically using non-proprietary mechanisms. Such services are developed and deployed in a black-box manner. This is of particular importance from a business perspective since services are implemented in a variety of technologies. Essential is agreement on integration technology and consensus has emerged in today’s middleware market: Customers want to use Web technologies. Despite these promises, however, service integrators, developers, and providers need to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective development and use of dependable services and service-oriented applications.

Topics of interest

The ECOWS 2011 program committee seeks original, high quality papers related to all aspects of Web Services, which constitute the main technology available to date for implementing service-oriented architectures and computing.

Topics of interest to the Research and Industry Tracks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Business Process Management and Web Services
  • Cloud Services Management and Composition using Web Services
  • Dynamic and Adaptive Web Services
  • Economics Models and Web Services
  • Enterprise Architecture and Web Services
  • Emerging Trends of Service Composition and Mashups
  • Experience reports of novel applications of Web Services in Health, Commerce, Finance, Telecom, Scientific Computing and other domains
  • Service modeling, service-oriented analysis and design
  • Formal Methods for Web Services
  • Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
  • Identity and Access Management using Web Services
  • Mobile Web Services
  • Model-Driven Web Service Engineering
  • Next Generation Web Services Middleware and Service Repositories
  • Service quality and service interface design guidelines
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Self-Organizing Service Oriented Architectures
  • Semantic Web Services
  • Service Level Agreements for Web services
  • Service-Oriented Business Collaboration
  • SOA Governance and Web Services
  • Social Web Services
  • Web Services for Grids
  • Web Services in Service-Oriented Environments
  • Web Services Life-Cycles
  • Web Services Security and Privacy

It should be noted that papers on existing product descriptions or product marketing information are not within the scope of the ECOWS 2011 Industrial Track.

PhD Symposium

The ECOWS 2011 PhD Symposium is an international forum for PhD students working in any of the areas addressed by the ECOWS conference. The main aim of the Symposium is to give PhD students an opportunity to present their research activity and perspectives, to critically discuss them with other PhD students and with established researchers in the area, and to get fruitful feedback and advices on their research activity.

PhD students working in any area addressed by the ECOWS conference can submit a short report providing a clear statement of the problem they intend to address, motivating the interest and novelty of the underlying research challenges, demonstrating the ideas by examples, and describing the proposed research plan and expected results. Reports should not exceed 6 pages formatted according to the IEEE proceedings guidelines. The papers should be authored by the PhD student and indicate the name of her/his supervisor. Submissions must be sent by email to the symposium chair Wolf Zimmermann (

Submission Guidelines

Original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted via EasyChair.

Submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE proceedings guidelines and the templates available at: and they should not exceed 8 pages.

A paper might be accepted as a full paper (8 pages), short paper (4 pages) or as a poster (2 pages abstract in the proceedings).

The conference proceedings are expected to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press as in previous years.

Workshop Proposals should be submitted following the instructions found at:

Important Dates

Deadlines for research papers:

  • Abstract submission: Monday, April 11, 2011
  • Papers due: Friday, April 15, 2011
  • Notifications: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  • CR versions due: Tuesday, July 1, 2011
  • ECOWS 2011 conference: September 14-16, 2011

Deadlines for industrial papers:

  • Industrial Papers: Saturday, April 30, 2011
  • Notifications: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
  • Camera Ready version due: Tuesday, July 1, 2011
  • ECOWS 2011 conference: September 14-16, 2011

Deadlines for PhD Symposium papers:

  • Paper submission: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 15, 2011
  • Camera Ready: Sunday, July 31, 2011
  • ECOWS 2011 conference: September 14-16, 2011

Deadlines for workshop proposals:

  • Workshop proposal submission: Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, April 15, 2011


General Chair

Program Chairs

Industry Chair

Workshop Chair

  • Flavio de Paoli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

PhD Symposium Chair

ECOWS 2011 Program Committee

  • Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Sami Bhiri, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Christoph Bussler, Xtime, Inc., USA
  • Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
  • Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Juergen Dunkel, FH Hannover, Germany
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • David Eyers, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Christofer Giblin, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • Claude Godart, Universiy of Lorraine, France
  • Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
  • Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Universität Jena, Germany
  • Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
  • Akhil Kumar, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Peep Küngas, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Frank Leymann, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Welf Löwe, Växjö Universitet, Sweden
  • Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
  • Radu Mateescu, INRIA, France
  • Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany
  • Dirk Neumann, Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany
  • Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cádiz, Spain
  • Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Wolfgang Reisig, Humbold-Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Jim Webber, Neo Technology, UK
  • Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Ümit Yalçınalp, Adobe Systems, USA
  • Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • Wolf Zimmermann, Universität Halle, Germany

ECOWS Steering Committee

  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Paul Grefen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
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