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SOC-LOG 2010 : 2nd International Workshop on Service Oriented Computing in Logistics 2010

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Link: http://soclog10.wifa.uni-leipzig.de
 
When Dec 7, 2010 - Dec 10, 2010
Where San Francisco, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 14, 2010
Notification Due Sep 30, 2010
Final Version Due Jan 7, 2011
Categories    SOA   SOC   services   information systems
 

Call For Papers

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Call for Papers: 2nd International Workshop on
Service Oriented Computing in Logistics (SOC-LOG 2010)

In conjunction with the 8th International Conference
on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2010)

December 7-10, San Francisco, CA, USA

Workshop website: http://soclog10.wifa.uni-leipzig.de
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Workshop Theme
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Logistics is of paramount importance for many industries: It plans
and realizes the flow of goods from sources to destinations by
means of transformations in space, time, and quantity. Coordinating
logistics activities faces organizational and technical boundaries
of the participating firms as well as must resolve conflicting
goals and strategies of such firms. Information plays a crucial
role in logistics, in particular in today’s business environment,
which is changing significantly due to, e.g., globalization of
supply chains, stronger customer orientation and individualization,
all increasing the need for more adaptive logistics systems. IT is
the key enabler for managing these challenges, supporting supply
chain collaboration, and managing increasing economic dynamics.
Advanced IT support allows supply chains to advance their
efficiency significantly, to better fulfill customer needs, and
handle the growing organizational complexity and the associated
supply chain risks.

While existing logistics IT systems provide solid support for
static, self-contained logistics systems, research on managing the
logistics in supply chains that are dynamically changing, is still
less advanced. Service-oriented Computing (SOC) is a promising
paradigm, which automates inter-organizational processes by
loosely coupled software-based services. The focus of this workshop
is the study and exploration of SOC’s potential to solve
coordination problems in logistics systems and supply chains.
Key research questions are:
(1) How to represent logistics systems in service-based computing
systems by employing and adopting constructs, models, and methods
of the SOC technology stack,
(2) how to describe software-based logistics services with service
description languages,
(3) how to coordinate software-based logistics services, by
employing and adopting approaches for service discovery and service
composition,
(4) how to negotiate and agree about the delivery of software-based
logistics services with approaches for SLA representation, SLA
management, and SLA negotiation, and
(5) how to control the delivery and how to measure the efficiency
and effectiveness of software-based logistics services?

With the set of design principles, architectural models and concepts
and last but not least with its existing and growing set of
standards, SOC promotes adaptiveness of logistics systems and supply
chains, a flexible and re-configurable provisioning along multiple
supply chains, and their efficiency.

The purpose of the workshop is to present and discuss recent
significant developments at the intersection of service-oriented
computing and logistics systems/supply chain management, and to
promote cross-fertilization and exchange of ideas and techniques
between these fields. The relation to ICSOC 2010 is that, on one
hand, the conference addresses the core concepts such as interacting
business processes, service composition, service operations, and
quality of services, and on the other hand, would receive feedback,
experiences, and requirements from a highly relevant application
domain to validate and advance its current approaches.

Topics
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In particular, we are inviting papers on the following topics:
1) Logistics services representation
- Servicetization of logistics systems
- Logistics service models
- Reference models for logistics services
- Semantic models for logistics services
- Repositories and dictionaries for logistics services
2) Logistics services description
- Syntactical description of logistics services
- Semantic description of logistics services
- Logistics ontologies / ontologies for logistics services
- QoS attributes of logistics services
3) Coordination of logistics services
- Discovery of logistics services
- Composition of logistics services
- Orchestration and choreography of logistics services
- Market-based coordination of logistics services, i.e., auctions, exchanges
4) SLA Management of logistics services
- Domain-specific SLA models
- Semantic annotation of SLAs for logistics services
- SLA negotiation protocols for logistics services
- Pricing of logistics services
- Integrating logistics services into SLA management infrastructures
5) Delivery of logistics services
- Logistics service runtime management and monitoring
- Verification of logistics services
- Simulation and optimization of logistics services
- Transactional safeguarding of logistics services
- Service-oriented architectures for the setup and enactment of logistics services

Paper Submission and Publication
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Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers, as

- Full papers (up to 15 pages including all references and figures) or
- Position papers (up to 5 pages including all references and figures)

on the listed or related topics.

Please, submit papers (in PDF format) via our electronic submission system which is
available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=soclog10.

All workshop papers will be included in the joint workshop proceedings of ICSOC 2010.
These proceedings will be published in Springer’s LNCS Services Science Subline.
This subline is an integrated part of the

Thus, papers should be written in English and must be prepared in the Springer LNCS
style (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for more information).

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the international program committee.
Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and
clarity of presentation. For short position papers, clarity of exposition and the degree
of innovation will be sufficient, while for full papers, a clear technical contribution
is expected.

At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the workshop and present the work.
Attendance of the workshop requires registration to the main ICSOC 2010 conference.

Key Dates
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14 September 2010: Submissions due
30 September 2010: Notification of acceptance
07 December 2010: Workshop (1 day)
10 January 2011: Camera-ready Submission

Program Chairs
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Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
André Ludwig, University of Leipzig, Germany
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland

Program Committee
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Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Samuil Angelov, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Marcelo Cataldo, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Rik Eshuis, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Diogo Ferreira, IST – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Paul Grefen, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, Netherlands
Axel Korthaus, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research, Australia
Carlos Müller, University of Sevilla, Spain
Manuel Resinas, University of Seville, Spain
Toni Ruokolainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Ingo Weber, University of New South Wales, Australia

Supported by
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- D-GRID Project InterLogGrid (http://www.interloggrid.org)
- FMER Project Logistics Service Bus (http://www.lsb-plattform.de)

Contact
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Joerg Leukel
Department of Information Systems 2
University of Hohenheim
Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +43 711 459-23968
E-Mail: joerg.leukel@uni-hohenheim.de
URI: http://www.joerg-leukel.net

André Ludwig
Information Systems Institute
University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 9733732
E-Mail: ludwig@wifa.uni-leipzig.de
URI: http://www.andre-ludwig.info

Alex Norta
Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 44 0303720
E-Mail: alexander.norta@cs.helsinki.fi
URI: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/anorta/

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