About ICWS 2018

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 2018, we will celebrate our 25th version of gathering, to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Internet/Web based services.

ICWS is co-located with 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), and the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018). 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 25th version, the program of ICWS 2018 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 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:

2016 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 14%
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.

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 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 2018, please send email to icws AT ServicesSociety.org.

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