About IEEE ICWS 2016

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-based services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web-based services. All topics regarding Web-based services lifecycle study and management align with the theme of ICWS. In 2016, we will celebrate our 23rd version of gathering, to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Internet/Web based services.

ICWS is co-located with IEEE 2016 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016), the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2016), the 13th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2016), the 5th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2016), and the 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2016). All six co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different themes (industry-specific services and enaling technologies, web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, and mobile 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 programmable application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. In its 23rd version, the program of ICWS 2016 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Internet and web-based services. Some of the topics include Web services discovery and composition, Web services specifications and enhancements, 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, and all aspects of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure and middleware.

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for special issues in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Services Computing, International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). Both TSC and JWSR are indexed by SCI and EI [Link]. ICWS Proceedings are EI indexed. To date, ICWS has become the most prestigious international conference in the field. The acceptance rates of its Research Track are listed as follows:

2015 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 17.4%
2014 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 18%
2013 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 19%
2012 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 17%
2011 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 14%
2010 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 17.6%
2009 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 15.6%
2008 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 16%
2007 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 18%
2006 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 16%
2005 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 18.9%
2004 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 28.7%
2003 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 29.8%

The long-term goal of ICWS is to build up the most reputable conference for the international community on Web-based services. It is very clear that the ICWS belongs to everyone.

IEEE ICWS 2016, SCC2016, CLOUD 2016, SERVICES 2016, BigData Congress 2016, and MS2016

The 6 co-located conferences are sponsored by IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) and Services Society.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted "voice" for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.

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

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary 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.

About the Services Society

The Services Society is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. The Services Society is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. The Services Society collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The Services Society initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. It has created Services Society Young Scientist Forums (SSYSF) worldwide. The Services Society has provided professional services for more than 30,000 researchers, practitioners, professors, and students directly.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2016, please send email to icws AT ServicesSociety.org.


Please join us at IEEE Services Computing Community (http://services.oc.ieee.org/). Press the "Register" button to apply for a FREE IEEE Web Account. As a member, you will be permitted to login and participate in the community. This invitation allows you to join a community designed to facilitate collaboration among a group while minimizing e-mails to your inbox. As a registered member of the Services Computing Community, you can also access the IEEE Body of Knowledge on Services Computing (http://www.servicescomputing.tv).