34th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference

Workshops

SSS 2012: The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Service Science and Systems

Workshop Schedule: Monday July 16

Session 1: Service Creation and Evolution
Chair: Xiaodong Liu
Location: Smyrna 1 (5th floor)

10:00-10:30: Automated Web Service Composition using Generic Programming
Liyuan Xiao, Carl K. Chang, Hen-I Yang, Kai-Shin Lu, Hsin-yi Jiang
10:30-11:00: User’s Requirements Driven Services Adaptation and Evolution
Ziyan Xu, Haihong Zhao, Lin Liu
11:00-11:30: An Adaptive Quality Level Selection Method for Efficient QoS-Aware Service Composition
Jae-Hyun Cho, Jang-Ho Choi, Han-Gyu Ko, In-Young Ko
11:30-12:00: A Novel Solution of Distributed File Storage for Cloud Service
Yu Zhang, Weidong Liu, Jiaxing Song

Session 2 - 12:30-13:30
Location: Smyrna 1 (5th floor) - bring your lunch!

Invited Talk: Asian Information HUB Project: NICT’s R&D Vision and Strategies for Universal Communication Technology in the Big Data Era
Michiaki Iwazume, National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Japan

Session 3: Service Marketing and Management
Chair: Yang Li
Location: Smyrna 1 (5th floor)

13:30-14:00: GARSS: A Generic Annotation and Recommendation Services System for Digital Repositories
Xiaodong Huang, Yong Zhang, Chunxiao Xing
14:00-14:30: Material Hub: A Semantic Search Engine with Rule Reasoning
Sen Ma, Wen Zhao, Shikun Zhang, Hang Zhang
14:30-15:00: Integrated QoS Utility-Based Model for Cloud Computing Service Provider Selection
Maria Salama, Ahmed Shawish, Amir Zeid, Mohamed Kouta

Session 3: Service Paradigms in Industry
Chair: Lin Liu
Location: Smyrna 1 (5th floor)

15:30-16:00: Service Level Management for Service Value Networks
Frank Schulz, Wibke Michalk, Markus Hedwig, Marcus McCallister, Christof Momm, Simon Caton, Christian Haas, Daniel Rolli, Monika Tavas
16:00-16:20: General Talk: Towards Cross-Domain Situation-Based Context Management and Highly Adaptive Pervasive Services
Xiaodong Liu
16:20-16:40: General Talk: Agent-Based Simulation and Its Applications to Service Management
Yang Li



Goal of the Workshop

Service sector forms a growing portion of world economy, accounting at the moment under 50% and around 70% of the total value adds in the developing and developed countries, respectively. Yet, this sector is still lagging behind other industry sectors, such as manufacturing, in terms of overall productivity. The advent of the Internet shortens the distance between service providers, service suppliers, service consumers which, coupled with the ever-increasing computing power, has become a key driver in brewing a new wave of business and technical models, promising to boost the
productivity in the service sector.

A full End-to-End (E2E) service cycle covers stages of service creation, marketing, delivery, management and evolution. It is only recently that the importance of examining the scale, complexity and interdependence of service systems, in the lights of globalisation, demographic changes and technology developments, have been highlighted, calling for actions from education, research, business and government alike. A first symposium on “Service Science, Management and Engineering” and a first international conference on service science were held in Cambridge (2007) and Beijing (2008) respectively.

Service science is still in its infancy, existing main driving forces in this area are from traditional hardware and software vendors who, while possessing tremendous knowledge and experience in computing, are restricted in the width and depth of visions in service applications. This workshop intends to fill the gap; in particular, it examines key stakeholders in the service cycles and sees how modern technologies can help boost productivity of the stakeholders.

Following the successful running of BINDIS’08, BINDIS’09, BINDIS’10 and SSS’11 that were held in Turku, Seattle, Seoul and Munich, we now continue to run the fifth in a series in Izmir, Turkey, 2012.

The workshop will act as a unique forum to
• Review key stakeholders, activities in service cycles,
• Identify relevant modern technologies that can help boost service cycles,
• Examine novel service systems and applications in a variety of service
industries.



Theme and Scope of the Workshop
The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to share research results, advances and practical experience related to service science and systems, with focus on tackling barriers towards maintainability, scalability, reliability, interoperability, comprehensibility, usability, controllability, sustainability, profitability and productivity in the service cycles. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Service creation and evolution

      --SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
      --Service repository and reuse
      --Service oriented architecture, analysis and design
      --Service conceptual modelling, composition and orchestration
      --Service design and testing methodologies
Service marketing
      --Market detection and segmentation
      --Demand forecasting and resource planning
      --Service directory, semantics, pragmatics, markup and matchup
      --Social network and recommendation
      --Economic models for service market
Service delivery, management and improvement
      --Service-level agreement, measurement and optimisation
      --Service automation and productivity improvement
      --Service process simulation, analysis and problem solving
      --Green computing and sustainable service
Technology-enabled services and case studies
      --Cloud computing
      --Education, community, health, government, enterprise,
          professional, outsourcing, etc.
      --Service standardization
      --Product servitization

Invited Speakers
Xiaodong Liu - Towards Cross-Domain Situation-Based Context Management and Highly Adaptive Pervasive Services 

Yang Li - Agent-Based Simulation and Its Applications to Service Management

Accepted Papers
Service Level Management for Service Value Networks
Frank Schulz, Wibke Michalk, Markus Hedwig, Marcus McCallister, Christof Momm, Simon Caton, Christian Haas, Daniel Rolli, Monika Tavas

GARSS: a Generic Annotation and Recommendation Services System for Digital Repositories
Xiaodong Huang, Yong Zhang, Chunxiao Xing

Automated Web Service Composition using Genetic Programming
Liyuan Xiao, Carl K. Chang, Hen-I Yang, Kai-Shin Lu, Hsin-yi Jiang

User’s Requirements Driven Services Adaptation and Evolution
Ziyan Xu, Haihong Zhao, Lin Liu

A Novel Solution of Distributed File Storage for Cloud Service
Yu Zhang, Weidong Liu, Jiaxing Song

Material Hub: A Semantic Search Engine with Rule Reasoning
Sen Ma, Wen Zhao, Shikun Zhang, Hang Zhang

An Adaptive Quality Level Selection Method for Efficient QoS-aware Service Composition
Jae-Hyun Cho, Jang-Ho Choi, Han-Gyu Ko, In-Young Ko

Integrated QoS Utility-Based Model for Cloud Computing Service Provider Selection
Maria Salama, Ahmed Shawish, Amir Zeid, Mohamed Kouta

Enterprise Effectiveness: Role of BPM, SOA and Cloud in IT
Anil Kurnool, Murthy Pedamallu


Submission and Review



Original papers will be considered. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation, and relevance. We encourage authors to present position papers on practical studies and experiments, critiques of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development.

Both draft and camera-ready papers must be submitted electronically via the SSS 2012 Submission Page . Manuscripts will be limited to six pages for regular/invited paper, four pages for short paper, two pages for fast abstract and position statement including all figures, tables, and references. Extra page charges apply. Please consult COMPSAC Paper Submission page for proper naming convention. The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (PDF, DOC); Layout Guide (PDF, DOC)).

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 COMPSAC for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each
accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.

Authors of a selection of best papers from SSS 2012 will also be invited to submit extended versions of the papers to a special issue of a major international journal.


Important Dates

April 8th, 2012: Deadline for paper submission
May 9th, 2012: Decision notification (electronic)
May 18th, 2012Camera-ready copy and author registration due

Workshop Co-Chairs

Dr. Yang Li
British Telecom, UK
Email: yang.li at bt.com

Prof. Jijiang Yang

Tsinghua University, China
Email: yangjijiang at tsinghua.edu.cn

Prof. Kwang-Jae Kim
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Email: kjk at postech.ac.kr

Prof. Shuo-Yan Chou
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Email: sychou2 at mac.com

Program Committee

Ezendu Ariwa
London Metropolitan University, UK
Lianne Bodenstaff
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Darek Ceglarek
University of Warwick, UK
Shu-Ching Chen
Florida International University, USA
Xiaochun Cheng
Middlesex University, UK
Tang Loon Ching
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nam Wook Cho
Seoul National University of Technology, Korea
Shuo-Yan Chou
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Jen-Yao Chung
IBM Research, USA
Raymond P. Fisk
Texas State University, USA
Genady Grabarnik
IBM Research, USA
Remigijus Gustas
Karlstad University, Sweden
Sandeep Karamongikar
Infosys Technologies, India
Kwang-Jae Kim
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Yang Li
BT Research & Technology, UK
Xiaodong Liu
Napier University, UK
Zongwei Luo
Hongkong University, China
Daihwan Min
Korea University, Korea
David Mulligan
National University of Ireland (Galway), Ireland
Andy Neely
Cambridge University, UK
Christos Nikolaou
University of Crete, Greece
William Song
Durham University, UK
Daoping Wang
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Hongbing Wang
Southeast University, China
Jijiang Yang
Tsinghua University, China
Kongyu Yang
Beijing Information Science and Technology University, China
Kun Yang
Essex University, UK
Wan Chul Yoon
KAIST, Korea
Muhammad Younas
Oxford Brookes University, UK
Ming Yu
Tsinghua University, China
Lin Zhang
BeiHang University, China
Yong Zhang
Tsinghua University, China

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