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ECOWS 2007: The 5th European Conference on Web Services
November 26-28, 2007 in Halle (Saale), Germany

The European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) is the premier conference for both researchers and practitioners to exchange the latest advances in the state of the art and practices of Web Services.

The main objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners and to foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond. The success encountered by the Web has shown that tightly coupled software systems are only good for niche markets, whereas loosely  coupled software systems can be more flexible, more adaptive and often more appropriate in practice. Loose coupling makes it easier for a given system to interact with other systems, possibly legacy  systems that share very little with it. Web services are at the crossing of distributed computing and  loosely coupled systems. When applications adopt service-oriented architectures, they can evolve during their lifespan more easily and better adapt to changing or unpredictable environments. When properly implemented, services can be discovered and invoked dynamically using non-proprietary mechanisms, while each service can still be implemented in a black-box manner. This is important!
 from a business perspective since customers no longer need to "choose their side."  Each service can be implemented using any technology, independently of the others. What matters is that everybody agrees on the integration technology, and there is a consensus about this in today's middleware market: customers want to use Web technologies. Despite these promises, however, service integrators, developers, and providers need to create methods tools and techniques to support cost-effective development and the use of dependable services and
service-oriented applications.

Topics of Interest:

The ECOWS 2007 program committee seeks high quality papers related to all aspects of Web Services, which constitute the current main technology available for implementing service-oriented architectures and computing. Topics of interest to the Research Track include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Life-Cycle of Web Services Implementations
  • Dynamic Web Services
  • Semantic Web Services
  • Economics and Web Services
  • Quality Requirements for Web Services
  • Web Services for Grids
  • Web Services in a Service-Oriented Environment
  • Web Services and Mobility
  • Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
  • Formal Methods for Web Services

Research Paper Submission Guidelines:

We solicit papers with a maximum of 10 pages, containing new material. Submissions must be in English, must be original, and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. There will be an award for the best paper and best student paper. Submissions should be made through the website.

As in the previous years, we plan to publish the ECOWS 2007 Proceedings with IEEE Computer Society Press. Technical papers must be conform to the IEEE paper guidelines (Author Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions   ). Submit your paper in PDF or Postscript format via the electronic submission system which will be made available via the ECOWS 2007 web site.


NEW: Abstract Submission             June 22, 2007
NEW: Electronic Paper Submission     June 29, 2007
Acceptance Notification                July 28, 2007
Camera Ready Version             August 11, 2007


General Chair

  • Wolf Zimmermann, Universität Halle, Germany

Programme Co-Chairs

  • Birgitta König-Ries, Universität Jena, Germany
  • Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland

Workshop Chair

  • Ronald Maier, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Business Chair

  • Rainer Neumann, PTV AG, Germany

Local Chair

  • Ramona Vahrenhold, Universität Halle, Germany

Web Chair

  • Andreas Both, Universität Halle, Germany

Steering Committee

  • Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
  • Abraham Bernstein, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Thomas Gschwind, IBM Research Switzerland

PC Members:

  • Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Steven Battle, Hewlett-Packard Labs
  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • David Breitgand, IBM Research, Israel
  • Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, USA
  • Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Theo Dimitrakos, BT, UK
  • Jürgen Dunkel, FH Hannover, Germany
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • David Eyers, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck and DERI, Austria
  • Bogdan Franczyk, Leipzig University, Germany
  • Chris Giblin, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • John Grundy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • Manfred Hauswirth, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway
  • Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
  • Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Alexander Keller, IBM, US
  • Christoph Kiefer, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Nik Klever, FH Augsburg, Germany
  • Ernö Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
  • Jochen Küster, IBM Research, Switzerland
  • Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Welf Löwe, Växjö Universitet, Sweden
  • Ronald Maier, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, NetExpert, Switzerland
  • Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany
  • Olivier Nano, Microsoft, Germany
  • Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Johann Oberleitner, Technical University Vienna, Austria
  • Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Labs Europe, Germany
  • Cesare Pautasso, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Gerald Reif, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Wolfgang Reisig, Humbold-Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research, Australia
  • Ulf Schreier, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany
  • Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Wim Vanderperren, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Do van Thanh, NTNU and Telenor, Norway
  • Jim Webber, ThoughtWorks, Australia
  • Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM Research, USA
  • Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research, Switzerland
  • Anis Charfi, SAP Research, Germany