About ICWS 2009


NEWS: IEEE ICWS 2010, SCC 2010, SERVICES 2010, and CLOUD 2010 will be co-located in Maimi, Florida, USA, July 5-10, 2010.

The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web services. ICWS 2009 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society. It is the seventh year of gathering to formally explore "Services" Science and Technology, which was formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. ICWS 2009 co-locates with IEEE 2009 Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009-I) and the First International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2009).

From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry. As a major implementation technology for modernizing services industry, Web services are Internet-based application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. In the seventh year, the program of ICWS 2009 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of IT services. Some of the topics include Web services specifications and enhancements, Web services discovery and integration, Web services QoS (e.g., security, performance, reliability, fault tolerance, etc.), Web services standards and formalizations, Web services modeling, Web services engineering, Web services testing, Web services-based applications and solutions, Web services realizations, semantics in Web services, Web services supporting Cloud Computing, Web services lifecycle management, mobile Web services, and all aspects of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure and middleware.

As the most prestigious academic conference in the field of Web services, the first International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003) was held at Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 23-26, 2003, attracting hundreds of participants from 25 countries. ICWS 2004 was held at Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego, California, July 6-9, 2004. ICWS 2004 attracted about 250 registered participants from 22 countries and regions. The joint ICWS 2005 and SCC 2005 attracted more than 300 registered participants in Orlando, Florida, USA. Again the joint ICWS 2006 and SCC 2006 attracted more than 300 registered participants in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The joint ICWS 2007 and SCC 2007 attracted more than 400 registered participants in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. ICWS 2008 was held in Beijing, China, September 23-26, attracting more than 200 registered participants. ICWS 2003 - 2008 have proven to be excellent catalysts for research and collaboration, and we fully expect that this coming ICWS 2009 conference will continue this trend.

2009 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 15.6%
2008 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 16%
2007 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 18%
2006 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 16%
2005 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 18.9%
2004 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 28.7%
2003 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 29.8%

The long-term goal of ICWS is to build up a reputable and respectable conference for the international community. It is very clear that the ICWS belongs to everyone.