About ICWS 2018
International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web-based services , identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web-based services. All topics regarding Web-based services lifecycle study and management align with the theme of ICWS. In 2018, we will celebrate our 25th version of gathering, to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Internet/Web based services.
ICWS 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), and the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018).
From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry. As a major implementation technology for modernizing services industry, Web services are Internet-based programmable application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. In its 25th version, the program of ICWS 2018 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Internet and web-based services . Some of the topics include Web services discovery and composition, Web services specifications and enhancements, Web services QoS (e.g., security, performance, reliability, fault tolerance, etc.), Web services standards and formalizations, Web services modeling, Web services engineering, Web services testing, Web services-based applications and solutions, Web services realizations, semantics in Web services, Web services supporting Cloud Computing, Web services lifecycle management, and all aspects of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure and middleware.
The Proceedings of ICWS 2018 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.
Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for special issues in the Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT), Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD), Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC), Services Transactions on Cloud Computing , International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) , and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM) .JWSR is indexed by SCI and EI [Link] . To date, ICWS has become the most prestigious international conference in the field. The acceptance rates of its Research Track are listed as follows:
2016 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 14%
2015 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 17.4%
2014 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 18%
2013 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 19%
2012 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 17%
2011 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 14%
2010 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 17.6%
2009 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 15.6%
2008 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 16%
2007 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 18%
2006 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 16%
2005 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 18.9%
2004 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 28.7%
2003 ICWS Acceptance Rate: 29.8%
The long-term goal of ICWS is to build up the most reputable conference for the international community on Web-based services. It is very clear that the ICWS belongs to everyone.
ABOUT SCF 2018
In the past 15 years, the community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research and development of Services Computing for the whole services industry. As we have seen, the service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved could be transformed to blockchain. Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the term "Services Conference Federation (SCF)" was created in 2017 as our conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2017 (icws..org/2017) was successfully held in the last week of June 2017 in Hawaii and attracted more than 600 participants to share the latest developments in the field. In 2018, with the same leadership of the conference operation committee of SCF 2017, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018's 10 co-located theme topic conferences (ICWS, CLOUD, SCC, BigData Congress, AIMS, SERVICES, ICIOT, EDGE, ICCC and ICBC) will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).
SCF 2018 will be held on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA. You can also find our CFP Brochure (http://icws.org/2018/CFP-CACM.pdf) in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018 (Backcover). Some highlights of SCF 2018 are shown below:
-- Bigger Platform: The 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide services computing professionals. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. The full papers will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication of the Proceedings. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers and authors.
-- Brighter Future: While celebrating the 25th version of ICWS, SCF 2018 launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.
-- Better Model: SCF 2018 leverages the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2018.
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Services Conference Federation (SCF) includes 10 service-oriented conferences: ICWS, CLOUD, SCC, BigData Congress, AIMS, SERVICES, ICIOT, EDGE, ICCC and ICBC.
 The 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018, http://icws.org/2018) is the flagship theme-topic conference for Web-based services, featuring Web services modeling, development, publishing, discovery, composition, testing, adaptation, delivery, as well as the latest API standards.
 The 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018, http://theCloudComputing.org/2018) is the flagship theme-topic conference for modeling, developing, publishing, monitoring, managing, delivering XaaS (everything as a service) in the context of various types of cloud environments.
 The 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018, http://BigdataCongress.org/2018) is the emerging theme-topic conference for quantitative analysis of impact on business insights from Big Data analytics.
 The 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018, http://thescc.org/2018) is the flagship theme-topic conference for services innovation lifecycle that includes enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, business process integration and management.
 The 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018, http://ai1000.org/2018) is the emerging theme-topic conference for the science and technology of artificial intelligence, and the development, publication, discovery, orchestration, invocation, testing, delivery, and certification of AI-enabled services and mobile applications.
 The 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018, http://servicescongress.org/2018) puts its focus on emerging service-oriented technologies and the industry-specific services and solutions.
 The 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018, http://thecognitivecomputing.org/2018) puts its focus on the Sensing Intelligence (SI) as a Service (SIaaS) that makes system listen, speak, see, smell, taste, understand, interact, and walk.
 The 3rd International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018, http://iciot.org/2018) puts its focus on the creation of Internet of Things technologies and development of IOT services.
 The 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018, http://theedgecomputing.org/2018/) puts its focus on the state of the art and practice of edge computing including but not limited to localized resource sharing and connections with the cloud.
 The 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018, http://blockchain1000.org/2018/) concentrates on blockchain-based services and enabling technologies.
If you would like to join our OPEN Services community or recommend it other qualified volunteers, please use this link (http://icws.org/2018/open.html) to get started. Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide Services community.
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." —by Melody Beattie
See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.
About the Services Society
The Services Society is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. The Services Society is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. The Services Society collaborates with other professional organizations such as the to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The Services Society initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. It has created Services Society Young Scientist Forums (SSYSF) worldwide. The Services Society has provided professional services for more than 30,000 researchers, practitioners, professors, and students directly.
If you have any questions or queries on ICWS 2018, please send email to icws AT ServicesSociety.org.
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