[Sigmetrics] CFP: The 15th International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC 2018)

Patrick Hung Patrick.Hung at uoit.ca
Wed Dec 6 00:12:01 EST 2017

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***** Call For Papers *****

The 15th International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC 2018)
2018 IEEE World Congress on Services

Website: http://conferences.computer.org/scc/2018/

Services account for a major part of the IT industry today. Companies increasingly like to focus on their core expertise area and use IT services to address all their peripheral needs. Services Computing is a new science which aims to study and better understand the foundations of this highly popular industry. It covers the science and technology of leveraging computing and information technology to model, create, operate, and manage business services. Like its predecessors, SCC 2018 will contribute in building the pillars of this important science and shaping the future of Services Computing.

Services Computing currently shapes the thinking of business modeling, business consulting, solution creation, service delivery, and software architecture design, development and deployment. The global nature of Services Computing leads to many opportunities and challenges and creates a new networked economic structure for supporting different business models. SCC 2018 will help in bridging the gap between business services and information technology by driving research in technologies such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, service engineering, cloud computing, and Web 2.0.

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.

All topics relevant to Internet services lifecycle is of interest. SCC 2018 will organize refereed paper reviews in 9 research areas (themes):

Foundations of Services Computing
- Services Science
- Service Modeling and Implementation
- Service Delivery, Deployment and Maintenance Service
- Value Chains and Innovation Lifecycle
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Industry Standards and Solution Stacks
- Service-based Grid/Cloud/Autonomic Computing
- Services Computing in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs)
- Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Negotiation, Automation and Orchestration
- Service Security, Privacy, and Trust
- Quality of Services (QoS) and Cost of Services (CoS)
- Ontology and Semantic Web for Services Computing
- Services Repository and Registry
- Formal Methods for SOA
- Service Discovery
- Services Engineering Practices and Case Studies

Scientific Workflows
- Data-Intensive Workflows
- Collaborative Scientific Workflows
- Workflow Discovery, Selection, and Recommendation
- Workflow Composition
- Workflow Scheduling

Business Process Integration and Management
- Mathematical Foundation of Business Process Modeling, Integration and Management
- Business Process Modeling Methodology and Integration Architecture
- Collaborative Business Processes
- Extended Business Collaboration (eBC) Architecture and Solutions
- Business Process-Based Business Transformation and Transition
- Enabling Technologies for Business Process Integration and Management
- Performance Management and Analysis for Business Process Integration and Management
- Security, Privacy, and Trust in Business Process Management
- Return On Investment (ROI) of Business Process Integration and Management
- Requirements Analysis of Business Process Integration and Management
- Enterprise Modeling and Application Integration Services, e.g. Enterprise Service Bus
- Monitoring of Services, Process Mining, and Quality of Service
- Case Studies in Business Process Integration and Management
- SOA Tools, Solutions and Services

- Development and deployment models of microservices and containers
- Deployment environments with microservices where discovery, dynamic binding and version control are managed services provided by the infrastructure.
- DevOps and how microservices and containers help achieve DevOps in IT Organizations

High Assurance Services
- Service-level Fault-tolerance
- Robustness and Resilience
- Availability and Reliability
- Trusted and Reliable Services

Modeling of Services Systems
- Service Analysis, Strategy, Design, Development and Deployment
- Service-Oriented Business Consulting Methodology and Utilities
- Intra- or Inter- Enterprise for Business-to-Business Service Control
- Service Revenue Models and Utility Computing, e.g., Fee-for-Transaction and Fee-for-Service
- Service Strategic Alliance and Partners
- Ontology and Business Service Rules
- Trust and Loyalty in Services-Centric Business Models
- Cultural, Language, Social and Legal Obstacles in Services-Centric Business Models
- Commercialization of Services Computing Technologies
- Industry Service Solution Patterns
- Service Interaction Patterns
- Case Studies in Services-Centric Applications (e.g., healthcare, financial, aviation, etc)

Service security and privacy
• Service Security
• Service Security Assurance
• Service Privacy

SOA Service Applications
• Data Intensive Services
• Mobile Services
• Cloud Services
• Social Services
• IoT Services

Service Lifecycle Management
• SOA Tooling Practices and Examples
• Service Monitoring and Tracking
• Service Evolving and Adaptation Management
• Systematic Design Method for SOA Solutions
• SOA-based Consulting Services and Design Services
• SOA Delivery Excellence
• Services for Sustainability and Everyday Living

The technical program of SCC 2018 will include a research track, an application track, and a short paper track. The SCC 2018 will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing business services platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing services computing technology.

*** Manuscript Guidelines and Submission Information ***
Language: English.
Paper size and format: US Letter; Two-column format in the IEEE style.
Page limit: Up to 8 pages for peer review.
Abstract length:  Approximately 1500 characters.
File format: Limit the size of a single PDF file to be 6 MB.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference/congress will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.

*** Key Dates ***
Paper submission (for peer review) due: January 10, 2018.
Notification to authors on the decisions on papers: March 15, 2018.
Camera-ready papers due: April 6, 2018.
Congress date: July 2 – 7, 2018.

SCC 2018 General Chairs
Prof. Xiaofei Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Michael Goul, Arizona State University, USA

SCC 2018 Program Chairs
Dr. Ilkay Altintas, University of California, San Diego, USA
Prof. Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia

SERVICES Congress General Chair: Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Services Computing Chair: Rong N. Chang, IBM Research, USA

Steering Committee:
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University, USA (Chair)
Rong N. Chang, IBM Research, USA
Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon University. USA
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Ian Foster, University of Chicago, USA
Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, USA
Michael Goul, Arizona State University, USA
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hong Mei, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

Finance Chair: Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA

Publication Chair: Katsunori Oyama, Nihon University, Japan

Publicity Team:
Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Eleanna Kafeza, Zayed University, UAE
Hamad Binsalleeh, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia
Jorge Roa, National Technological University, Santa Fe Regional Faculty, Argentina
Marcelo Fantinato, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Young Yoon, Hongik University, Korea
Radha Krishna Pisipati, Infosys, India
Uwe Breitenbücher, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Andrei V. Kopylov, Tula State University, Russia
Matogoro Jabera, University of Dodoma, Tanzania
Mohammad Aazam, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Bhekisipho Twala, University of South Africa, South Africa

If you have any questions or queries on IEEE SCC 2018, please send email to: ieeecs DOT scc AT gmail DOT com.


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