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ICWS 2011 Highlights

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SCC 2011
CLOUD 2011


About ICWS 2011

What's New?What's New?ICWS 2011 Highlights - Photo Gallery 

 Advance Program (7/1/2011): IEEE-CLOUD-ICWS-SCC-SERVICES-AdvanceProgram.pdf


Opening Speech: Sorel Reisman, IEEE Computer Society President, 2011
Keynote 1: Data, Data, Data: The Core of Cloud/Services Computing!
    (Peter Chen, Fellow of IEEE, ACM & AAAS, Professor, Louisiana State University (LSU) & Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU)Professor, Louisiana State University & Carnegie-Mellon University)
Keynote 2: Clouds: From Both Sides, Now
    (Dan Reed, Fellow of ACM, IEEE & AAAS, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft)
Keynote 3: Web Services in the Scientific Wilds
    (Carole Goble, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor, University of Manchester, UK)

All tracks have concluded and all notifications have been sent out.
Research Track: acceptance rate (14%); full paper (8 pages);
Applications and Experiences Track: acceptance rate (11%); full paper (8 pages);
Industry Track: accetance rate (11%); full paper (8 pages);
Work-in-Progress Track: 2 pages

Download a full-page color poster (in November 2010 and December 2010 Issues of the IEEE Computer  and December 2010 Issues of the Communications of ACM) for the largest Services Computing event in 2011!

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-based services. ICWS 2011 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society. It is the ninth year of gathering to formally explore "Services" Science and Technology in the field of Services Computing, which was formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. 

ICWS 2011 will be co-located with the 7th IEEE 2011 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2011), the 4th IEEE 2011 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2011), the 8th IEEE 2011 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2011), and 2nd IEEE Cloud Forum for Practioners (ICFP 2011) to grow itself to continue to be the most prestigious professional conference dedicated to Web-based services.

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 ninth year, the program of ICWS 2011 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 2009 co-located with IEEE 2009 Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009-I) to celebrate the successful launch of the First International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2009) in July 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. ICWS 2010 co-located with IEEE 2010 Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010) to celebrate the successful launch of the Third International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2010) in July 2010 in Miami, Florida, USA. ICWS 2003 - 2010 have proven to be excellent catalysts for research and collaboration, and we fully expect that this coming ICWS 2011 conference will continue this trend.

2010 ICWS Research Track Acceptance Rate: 17.6%
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. 

As shown in the following landscape of the IEEE SERVICES conferences, the business service sectors (vertical industries and cross-industries) are illustrated in the dotted area (in orange) as the major focus of SERVICES 2011. They are application-specific areas that apply services computing disciplined approach.

Landscape of IEEE SERVICES conferences

As shown in the blue-outlined area, the International Conference on Services Computing (SCC) covers the whole lifecycle of innovation research and enabling technologies, which includes enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services delivery, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, services delivery and cloud computing, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, and Web services technologies and standards. 

The following two theme conferences continue to explore the deep knowledge space. 

About IEEE

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About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology.

About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas. 

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

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