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*** Call for Papers ***

3rd International Workshop on Web Service Composition and Adaptation (WSCA-2009)


July 6th, 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA
Affiliated with the IEEE International Conference on Web Services, 2009

Recent  advances  in  networks,  information  and  computation  grids,  and  Web
languages  and  protocols   have  enabled  development   of,  and  led   to  the
proliferation of,  distributed and  autonomously developed  Web services.  These
include WSDL/SOAP based services well suited for enterprise applications as well
as lighter-weight WebAPIs and RESTful services widely used in Web  applications.
Correspondingly,  the  construction  and  deployment  of  mashups  and composite
services that combine and  reuse  independently developed component  services is
an  important capability  in the  emerging Web-based  computing infrastructure.
Given  that business  and application  needs continually  change, and  component
services  may  also independently  change,  a number  of  challenges in  provide
dynamic, flexible and adaptable  approaches to such integration  and composition
of services remains an important challenge. 

Against this background, this workshop, to be held in conjunction with 2009 IEEE
International Conference on Web Services, invites manuscripts addressing various
aspects related to  (a) discovery  or selection of component services  that will
be integrated,  (b) use of semantics  to ease data mediation and integration  of
component  services, (c)  developing approaches  to handling  service failures,
changes  in  service  functionalities,   and  changes  to  quality   of  service
parameters, and  (d) understanding  external events,  which are  the sources  of
volatility in service  compositions.  Insightful examples  of and approaches  to
service  composition  and  adaptation  in  a  variety  of  applications  such as
scientific  and  engineering  workflows,  mobile  computing,  sensor   networks,
consumer and social networking, are  welcomed as well.  Additionally, we  invite
discussions of toolkits that support composition and adaptation objectives.

*Specific topics of interest include*

- Dynamic service discovery and selection
- Semantic annotation and mediation of services  
- Ontology-based  approaches  to  service  composition  and mashups
- Domain specific languages for mashups
- Formal methods in service  composition
- Verification of service compositions 
- Reuse in service composition:  service compatibility and substitution
- Adaptation and Evolution of services, including modeling of events that impact
  service compositions and mashups, and  techniques to respond to these events
- Case studies, and applications (e.g., in e-science, e-Business, e-Government,
  mobile computing, social computing, sensor networks)

*Submission guidelines*

Authors are asked to submit  original, unpublished research papers that  are not
being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers must be limited to 8
pages and  following the  formatting of  the IEEE  Computer Science  Proceedings
template     (http://www.computer.org/cspress+instruct.htm).   Papers   can   be
submitted electronically  via EasyChair  submission management  system:
http://confhub.com/conf.php?id=114. At least one author is required to attend the
workshop and present the paper.

*Workshop proceedings*

A  single  volume  of  proceedings  encompassing  all  the  workshops  (held  in
conjunction with ICWS/SERVICES-2009) will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

*Important Dates*

Paper  submission: March 16th, 2009  (EXTENDED DEADLINE!!!) 
Notification: April 2nd, 2009 
Camera-Ready  due: April 17th, 2009
Workshop date: July 6th, 2009

*Organizing Committee*

- Jyotishman  Pathak,  Mayo  Clinic
- Samik  Basu,  Iowa  State University 
- Prashant Doshi,  University of Georgia

*Steering Committee*

- Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University
- Amit Sheth, Wright State University

*Program Committee*

- Sanjay Chaudhary, DAIICT, India
- Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart
- Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, Dearborn
- Jian Yang, Macquarie University
- Nanjangud Narendra, IBM India Research Labs
- Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
- Haibo Zhao, University of Georgia
- Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc.
- Kunal Verma, Accenture Inc.
- Ajith Ranabahu, Wright State University
- Brian Wilson, Mayo Clinic
- Sharad Singhal, HP

*Publication Chair and Webmaster*

- John Harney, University of Georgia

Jyotishman Pathak
WWW: http://www.jyotishman.org