As the founding member of the Services Conference Federation (SCF), the first International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) was held in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. Meanwhile, the First International Conference on Web Services - Europe 2003 (ICWS-Europe'03) was held in Germany in Oct, 2003. ICWS-Europe'03 is an extended event of the 2003 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003) in Europe. In 2004, ICWS-Europe was changed to the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), which was held at Erfurt, Germany. SCF 2019 was held successfully in San Diego, USA. To celebrate its 18-year-old birthday, SCF 2020 will be held on June 22 - 26, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The past 17 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research for the whole services industry. The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.
Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) will continue serving as the conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2020 defines the future of New ABCDE (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, BigData & IOT) and enters the 5G for Services Era. We are very proud to announce that SCF 2020's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).
Some highlights of SCF 2020 are shown below:
- Bigger Platform: The 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2020) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the world-leading not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide Services Computing researchers and practitioners. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers, authors and participants. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings of SCF 2020 will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.
- Brighter Future: While celebrating 2020 version of ICWS, SCF 2020 highlights the Third International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2020) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.
- Better Model: SCF 2020 will continue to leverage the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2020.
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Services Conference Federation (SCF) includes 10 service-oriented conferences: ICWS, CLOUD, SCC, BigData, AIMS, SERVICES, ICIOT, EDGE, ICCC and ICBC.
 2020 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2020, http://icws.org/2020) is the flagship theme-topic conference for Web-centric services, enabling technologies and applications.
 2020 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2020, http://thecloudcomputing.org/2020) is the flagship theme-topic conference for resource sharing, utility-like usage models, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
 2020 International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2020, http://bigdatacongress.org/2020) is the theme-topic conference for data souring, data processing, data analysis, data-driven decision making, and data-centric applications.
 2020 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2020, http://thescc.org/2020) is the flagship theme-topic conference for leveraging the latest computing technologies to design, develop, deploy, operate, manage, modernize, and redesign business services.
 2020 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2020, http://ai1000.org/2020) is the theme-topic conference for artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, training data sets, AI scenarios, AI delivery channels, and AI supporting infrastructure as well as mobile internet services. The goal of AIMS is to bring AI to any mobile devices and other channels.
 2020 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2020, http://servicescongress.org/2020) puts its focus on all innovations of services industry that includes financial services, education services, transportation services, energy services, government services, manufacturing services, consulying services, and other industry services.
 2020 International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2020, http://thecognitivecomputing.org/2020) puts its focus on leveraging the latest computing technologies to simulate, model, implement, and realizate of cognitive sensing and brain operating systems.
 2020 International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2020, http://iciot.org/2020) puts its focus on the science, technology, and applications of IOT device innovations as well as IOT services in various solution scenarios.
 2020 International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2020, http://theedgecomputing.org/2020/) is a theme-topic conference for leveraging the latest computing technologies to enable localized device connections, edge gateways, edge applications, edge-cloud interactions, edge-user experiences, and edge business models.
 2020 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2020, http://blockchain1000.org/2020/) concentrates on all aspects of blockchain that includes digital currency, distributed application development, industry-specific blockchains, public blockchains, community blockchains, private blockchains, blockchain-based services, and enabling technologies.
Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services innovations community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2020 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form (TBD) to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2020.
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See you all on June 22 - 26, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2020, please send email to icws AT servicessociety DOT org.
Please join the worldwide services innovation community as a member or student member of the Services Society at https://membership.icws.org/. You are also welcome to join our social network on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6546793.