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RTSOAA 2009 : The Second International Workshop On Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications


When Jul 20, 2009 - Jul 20, 2009
Where Seattle
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2009
Notification Due Apr 15, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2009
Categories    SOA   real-time   application   architecture

Call For Papers

The Second International Workshop On

Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2009)

In Conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2009, Seattle, Washington, July 20-24, 2009 of the Workshop

As the paradigm service-oriented computing gains more prominence in the development of systems and commercial applications, the capability of guaranteeing service timeliness is becoming a critical feature that elevates an enterprise to the next level. A real-time business can provide a better quality of service comparing with its peers) by shortening the latencies of data, analysis, decision and execution. As such, real time service-oriented architecture and application (RTSOAA) evolve the traditional service-oriented computing approach to the next level of excellence.

RTSOAA presents a new set of emerging issues and challenges that are expected to be identified, resolved by the service-oriented computing community. These include (1) Scientific and engineering approaches to meet timing constraints and to select services and resources for optimizing the trade-offs between cost and efficiency. (2) Technical and managerial issues for RTSOAA: modeling, infrastructure composition, coordination, planning and scheduling, choreography, deployment, configuration, monitoring and control, and governance. (3) RTSOAA platforms and infrastructure for supporting large-scale application domains such as Healthcare, Cyber-Physical Systems, Green Computing, and Cloud Computing.

This workshop is intended to provide an effective forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange innovative ideas and state-of-the-art research, share experiences and lessons learned from academic research projects as well as real world projects, and discuss issues, challenges, needs, and solutions in Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications.

Scope of the Workshop
RTSOAA signifies an interdisciplinary area that covers disciplines such as
real-time systems, service-oriented architecture, software engineering, decision technology, database management and so on. RTSOAA 2009 welcomes the submission of papers from researchers and practitioners in the subjects related, but not limited to:

1. Enabling Technologies for RTSOAA
* Event driven architecture for RTSOAA
* Database modeling & management for RTSOAA
* Policy driven management for RTSOAA
* Middleware & infrastructure for RTSOAA
* Real-time mining, simulation & optimization

2. RTSOAA for Healthcare Applications
* RTSOAA for intra and inter organization patient journeys
* RTSOAA modeling to support Healthcare
* RTSOAA for assuring Quality of Healthcare
* RTSOAA for monitoring and managing Healthcare systems
* Design, usability, and human factors for Healthcare adoption

3. RTSOAA for Cyber-Physical Systems
* Use RTSOAA to guarantee quality-of-services provisioning
* Leverage RTSOAA to enable Evolvability and interoperability
* Security and privacy for RTSOAA based CPS
* Safety, robustness and availability issues and approaches using RTSOAA
* Smart Living Spaces such as intelligent building and smart city.

4. RTSOAA for Green Computing
* IT-enabled resource management (data center, supply chain etc)
* RTSOAA for intelligent transportation systems
* RTSOAA for power management
* RTSOAA for water and waste management
* RTSOAA for carbon emission management

5. RTSOAA for Cloud Computing
* RTSOAA based cloud computing infrastructure
* Software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service applications
* RTSOAA programming model and development methodology
* RTSOAA for guaranteeing quality of clouding services
* Case studies of using RTSOAA for cloud computing

Important Dates
** March 15, 2009**: Workshop paper submission due.
* April 15, 2009: Workshop paper notification (electronic).
* April 30, 2009: All final manuscript and author pre-registration due.
Co-General Chairs

Jun-Jang (JJ) Jeng
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

Carolyn McGregor
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Josef Schiefer
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Technology and Foundation Track Co-Chairs
Yuri Rabinovich, IBM - Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK

RTSOAA for Healthcare Track Co-Chairs
Mikael Eklund University of Ontario Institute of Technnology

RTSOAA for Cyber-Physical Systems Track Co-Chairs
Sastry S. Duri, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
George Roussos, University of London, UK

RTSOAA for Cloud Computing Co-Chairs
Pascal Felber, Universit de Neuchtel, Switzerland
Luis Garces-Erice, IBM Zurich Lab, Switzerland

RTSOAA for Green Computing Co-Chairs
Jane Hsu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Ella Rabinovich, IBM - Haifa Research Lab, Israel

Publicity Chair
Zhenghua Fu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Wei Hao, Northern Kentucky University
Paper Submission Information

Papers must be submitted electronically via the RTSOAA 2009 Submission Page The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for the IEEE conference proceedings. Manuscripts will be limited to 6 pages including all figures, tables, and references. The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (see

All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. All accepted papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index(Elsevier's Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by (one of) the author(s).

The best papers from the proceedings will be invited to create extended version and submit to the Springer Journal on Service-Oriented Computing and pplications (SOCA) or a special issue of the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics.

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