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SDS-SOA 2009 : 1st Workshop on Service Discovery and Selection in SOA Ecosystems


When Apr 29, 2009 - Apr 29, 2009
Where Poznan, Poland
Submission Deadline Feb 23, 2009
Notification Due Mar 10, 2009
Final Version Due Mar 25, 2009
Categories    web services   SOA   service ecosystems

Call For Papers


1st Workshop on Service Discovery and Selection in SOA Ecosystems
(SDS-SOA 2009)
in conjunction with
12th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2009)

Poznan, Poland
April 29, 2008


Deadline for submissions: February 23, 2009


Taking into consideration the development of SOA and growing number of
available Web services, it is reasonable to start perceiving services as
real goods and not only as programmatic tools that facilitate the
integration of IT systems. This perception is a first step to create SOA
ecosystems with Web service markets that link requesters and providers,
and support them in their transactions.
Outsourcing of IT services to external vendors causes dependency and
introduces new challenges. In particular, this applies to the quality
of outsourced services. If a mission-critical service is sourced out to
an external vendor, the provisioning of the required service and its
quality is beyond immediate control of the service customer. The success
of the companies depends heavily on the ability to discover and select
the right service (meaning the best possible in the given market
condition and clients' requirements i.e. given context) for the needs of
business processes taking into account both functional and non-functional
characteristic of a service. This suggests also a need for defining Web
service quality models that may assure the requirements of service users
and service providers.
Providing correct and up-to-date service descriptions that can be
matched against fine-grained search requests is essential for automated
service discovery and selection, but it is not always feasible. A single
service may provide quite broad, frequently changing, functionality.
Describing all aspects of such a service may produce large descriptions
that quickly become outdated and where frequent re-publishing may be not
feasible. On the other hand, the intricacies of service functionality may
depend on the customer at hand, the actual request and current business
conditions. Moreover, service providers might not want to disclose some
of the details of their functionality due to its sensitive character
(e.g., pricing policy). In case of dynamic and customer dependent
service, aspects like availability, price, delivery time and lead time
cannot be statically described. Functionality offered by such services
can be non-deterministic and cannot be generalized into static service
descriptions which would be detailed enough for matching against fine
grained search requests. Dynamic services call for the discovery and
service model that would encompass information dynamism. Two possible
directions can be pointed out: (1) user data dependence in service
description, (2) support for information provisioning by interacting
with a service during the discovery process. Strategies and service
models utilizing dynamic information in service discovery and selection
process should be further investigated.
This workshop aims at gathering researchers and practitioners who
present their original work in the topics of service interactions in
service ecosystems with a special focus on the interactions mentioned
above i.e. (dynamic) service discovery and selection.


* Service description
* Non-functional properties
* Models and testing of quality of service
* Service dynamic properties and user data dependence
* Data structures for the needs of service ecosystems/marketplaces
* Service discovery
* Service matching
* Dynamic discovery of services
* Methods of service differentiation
* Service selection
* Optimal service selection
* Context-aware service selection
* Business rules-based service selection
* Service ecosystems
* Business models of service ecosystems
* Web services marketplaces
* Semantics in service ecosystems


* Long papers: max. 12 pages
* Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages
* Demo papers: max. 4 pages

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP
template available from

Submission system is available at

Papers approved for presentation at SDS-SOA 2009 will be published in
BIS 2009 workshop proceedings, as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes
in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.


All authors of accepted papers as well as other participants will be
asked to read accepted papers abstracts before the workshop (papers will
be available on-line in advance) to facilitate discussion.
Workshop participants will be also invited to take part in the BIS
conference and other BIS workshops.


* February 23, 2009 - submission deadline for papers (extended)
* March 10, 2009 - notification of acceptance/rejection (new date)
* March 25, 2009 - submission of final papers (new date)
* April 29, 2008 - the workshop


* Poznan University of Economics, Department of Information Systems


* Konstanty Haniewicz
* Monika Kaczmarek
* Maciej Zaremba
* Dominik Zyskowski


* Konstanty Haniewicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Monika Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Maciej Zaremba, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Dominik Zyskowski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
* Natalia Kokash, CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Ulrich Kuster, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
* Andre Ludwig, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Ivan Markovic, SAP Research Centre, Karlsruhe
* Raul Palma, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Laurentiu Vasiliu, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Tomas Vitvar, STI2 Innsbruck, Austria
* Raluca Zaharia, DERI Galway, Ireland


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