WS-FM 2012 : 9th International Workshop on Web Services and Formal Methods
Conference Series : Web Services and Formal Methods
Call For Papers
Call for Papers what to submit to WS-FM
The aim of the WS-FM workshop series is to bring together researchers working on Web Services and Formal Methods in order to catalyze fruitful collaboration.
Web services are fundamental to cloud computing and other computing paradigms based on service-oriented architectures and applications. They make functional and autonomous building blocks available over the Internet, independent of platforms and programming languages, and both within and across organizational boundaries. These can then be described, located, orchestrated, and invoked. Virtualization technology has moreover led to the Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service notions.
Formal methods can play a fundamental role in research on these concepts. They can help define unambiguous semantics for the languages and protocols that underpin web service infrastructures, and provide a basis for checking the conformance and compliance of bundled services. They can also empower dynamic discovery and binding with compatibility checks against behavioral properties, quality of service requirements, and service-level agreements. The resulting possibility of formal verification and analysis of (security) properties and performance (dependability and trustworthiness) is essential to cloud computing and to application areas like e-commerce, e-government, e-health, workflow, business process management, etc. Moreover, the challenges raised by research on these concepts can extend the state of the art in formal methods.
The scope of the WS-FM workshop series is not limited to technological aspects. In fact, there is a strong tradition of attracting submissions on formal approaches to enterprise systems modeling in general, and business process modeling in particular. Potentially, this might have a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing standardization efforts in cloud computing technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mathematical foundations of service-oriented and cloud computing
Security, trust, and privacy in service-oriented and cloud computing
Performance and dependability of services/clouds
Multi-tenancy, adaptability and evolvability in the cloud
Model-driven development of services/clouds
Quality of service and service-level agreements
Web service coordination and transactions
Web service ontologies and semantic descriptions
Goal-driven discovery and composition of web services
Semi-structured data management and XML technology
Types and logics for web services/clouds
Verification, analysis, and testing of services/clouds
Web services for business process management
Process management in the cloud
Enterprise modeling and business process modeling
Contractual issues between service providers and consumers
Innovative application scenarios for web services/clouds
Data services and data-centric process modeling
Standards and technologies for service-oriented and cloud computing
Case studies on formal methods in service-oriented and cloud applications
Case studies on formal methods in business process management