Monday, December 1, 2008

International Workshop on Smart Services for Smart Worlds (SS4SW)

International Workshop on Smart Services for Smart Worlds (SS4SW)
Explore new applications, business ideas and research challenges
at the intersection of things and services
Colocated with the UIC-09 Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing
Brisbane,Australia, 7-10 July, 2009


Feb 15, 2009 Paper submission deadline
Mar 25, 2009 Authors notificaton
Apr 10, 2009 Camera-ready papers due

Services are the dominant type of economic activity in industrialized economies. The term Internet of Services relates to the representation and (partial) execution of services - in the
economic sense - in the Internet. Many issues around the mapping between economic services
and services in the IT sense are still unresolved. Additionally, only a small fraction of services
are entirely dematerialized; the vast majority of services ultimately relate to things in the real
world: to the Internet of Things. The Ubiquitous Computing community has already made
considerable advances in closing the information gap between services and things. One well-known example is the use of RFID tags in logistics. Yet this is only the beginning, there still
exists a largely untapped source of innovation at the junction of services and things.
This workshop is about bringing together industry and academia to explore how advances in
ubiquitous computing techniques can help improve existing economic services and create
opportunities for new services. We are also interested in how services can add value to smart
things. This is a forum for industry to learn about recent advances in both services and
Ubicomp and also for researchers to learn about the problems faced by industry that may
spark new research questions and the next wave of Ubicomp applications. We solicit a) technical papers with a proven original scientific contribution and b) systematic, well-founded experience reports and requirements / demands analyses. Core IT papers and papers at the boundary of technology and business or humanities are also invited.

We also welcome contributions that address solely the topic of services, independently of
ubiquitous computing, since we believe this also contributes to cross-fertilization of ideas in
the context of UIC-09. Technical, business and legal aspects of services all have their place
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Identification of services in existing systems and business processes
_ Approaches for fostering the creation, use and re-use of services
- Aggregation, brokerage and re-purposing of services
- Personalisation of services to classes of users and individual users
- Channels and technologies for accessing services
- Service lifecycle management
- Legal aspects of service ecosystems
- New business models enabled by smart things
- Doing business better, cheaper, faster, greener with smart things
- Economics and sustainability of using smart things
- Applications of things and services in media and advertisement
- Applications of things and services to delivering healthcare and services to citizens
- Applications of things and services to manufacturing and supply chain management
- Lifecycle management of smart things
- Discovering services through smart things
- Discovering smart things using services
- Machine-process able representations of services stored in smart things
- Linking smart things to their related services
- Representation of real world things in virtual worlds
- Running services inside smart things
- Privacy and security issues with things and services

We invite all researchers to participate by submitting an original paper of up to 6 pages in IEEE
CS style. Please see the workshop website for document templates and for details on the
submission procedure. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the PC.
Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE in a single volume with proceedings from all UIC-
09 workshops. Extended versions of the best papers may be invited for publication in a journal
at a later stage.

Dr. Julien Vayssière (Smart Services CRC, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Dr. Erwin Aitenbichler (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

* PROGRAM COMMITTEE (in alphabetical order)
Dr. Erwin Aitenbichler (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Dr. Alistair Barros (SAP Research Brisbane, Australia)
Dr. Ross Brown (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Prof. Michael Fry (University of Sydney, Australia)
Dr. Tim Mansfield (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Prof. S. Panchanathan (Arizona State University, USA)
Prof. Michael Rosemann (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Dr. Rainer Ruggaber (SAP Research Karlsruhe, Germany)
Dr. Sharad Singhal (HP Labs Palo Alto, USA)
Dr. Julien Vayssière (Smart Services CRC, Australia)
A/Prof. Wayne Wobcke (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Dr. Julien Vayssière (Smart Services CRC, Australia)


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