Monday, February 18, 2008

CfP - GovSOS'08

1st International Workshop on Governance of Service-oriented Systems(GovSOS'08)held in conjunction withIEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'08) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE'08)(CEC/EEE 2008)

Crystal City, Washington, D.C., USAJuly 21-24, 2008

Deadline for submissions: March 30th, 2008

WORKSHOP GOALS==============
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researches fromacademia and industry, as well as practitioners interested in thedifferent aspects of service-oriented systems governance.We seek contributions from practitioners in industry and government,as well as from academic and industrial researchers. We especiallyinvite contributions from industrial partners that have a richexperience in the area of governance of service-oriented systems.

WORKSHOP THEME==============
The central workshop theme is Governance for Service-orientedSystems. Over the last years, the field of Service-oriented Computing(SoC) has emerged as a paradigm for managing the developmentcomplexity of large-scale (enterprise) systems and for creatingdynamic and autonomously adapting software. There are a number of openresearch issues in this area, with governance as being one of them.Governance of service-oriented systems is a very important conceptthat deals with all activities related to the control and managementof the services landscape within and across organizationalboundaries. In this workshop we would like to address governance ingeneral, in particular we focus on the following themes:* Service-Lifecycle Management:Service-lifecycle management deals with a magnitude of issues such asdeployment, assembling and testing of services. Service versioning isanother important issue that arises during the evolution of a service,thus requiring a dedicated versioning support from the SOA-basedinfrastructure. As composite services become more and more important,issues such as dynamically reconfiguring/rebinding a composition areincreasingly challenging. These issues all need a strong SOA runtimeand infrastructure support to manage SOA-based solutions in anonintrusive and non-disruptive manner.* Management of QoS and SLA:Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLA) are anintegral part of service-centric systems to express the qualityattributes provided by atomic services and service compositions. Suchquality attributes can be grouped in an agreement to specify anagreement between the service provider and the service consumer. Thespecification, management and enforcement of such agreements requirestrong support from the SOA infrastructure. The workshop shouldaddress these issues by discussing quality of service and SLA models,
issues related to monitoring of QoS attributes, agreements, automatedSLA negotiation, negation protocols, etc.* Compliance Management:Compliance to standards and laws (e.g., ITIL for service management orSarbanes-Oxley Act) is important for an enterprise to adhere tocertain required regulations and to demonstrate certain qualitycompliance to business partners. Work in this area should discussnovel approaches to monitor and manage the compliance (e.g., byapplying self-adaptive and policy based monitoring) that allowschanging compliance regulations without modifying the services itself.

WORKSHOP TOPICS===============

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of particular topics that addressdifferent aspect from above:* Service-Lifecycle Management* Service Versioning Approaches* Monitoring Approaches (Service, Processes, Infrastructure)* SLA Policy Specification and Enactment* Quality of Service Models* Autonomic Management of Service Level Agreements* Performance Management and Analysis* Infrastructure and Runtime Support for SOA Governance* Event-Driven Architectures for Governance* Service Modeling and Capacity Planning* Managing Service CompositionsWe seek papers that address these aforementioned issues by discussingnovel ideas and provide detailed insights into their softwarearchitecture that implements their proposed approaches. Contributionsin all other areas related to SOA governance (and not listed above)are more than welcome.

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