International Workshop on User-Focused Service Engineering, Consumption and Aggregation
The workshops will take place in the Sydney Masonic Centre. Note that the location is different from the main conference which is at the darling harbour cenvention centre.
The venue details is available from here: http://www.smcfc.com.au/ (including the floor plans and maps)
Two rooms are allocated for the workshops: Doric room which is on the ground floor, and the Northcott room which is on the 5th floor.
The registration desk will be in front of the Doric room.
The workshop is scheduled on 12th October from 10:10am.
In recent years, Web services and related technology have emerged as a standard architectural paradigm for application development. The idea of being able to reuse existing software components remotely and mix-match them to build new applications has been well documented and supported for the world of enterprise computing and professional developers.
However, this powerful idea has not been transferred to end-users who have limited or no computing knowledge. The current methodologies, models, languages and tools developed for Web service composition are suited to IT professionals and people with years of training in computing technologies. It is still hard to imagine any of these technologies being used by business professionals, as opposed to computing professionals.
There are three areas of focus of the workshop: service engineering, service consumption, and service aggregation, which we discuss in the following.
In the space of service engineering, we are seeking for submissions addressing the issues in creating and deploying services from the point of view of non-technical end users. As much as developers and technical experts have seen solutions supporting their work in the area of SOA, the non-technical users are still struggling with the engineering phases of the service lifecycle.
When service consumption is considered, aspects such as user experience, multimodal interaction, multitude of possible consumption devices, operating systems, and user interaction styles need to be addressed. In the era of ubiquitous computing, it is becoming more and more crucial to be able to provide broad access to services, no matter when, where, and from which device.
Service aggregation can be understood in multiple ways. Here, we want to address not only the issue of getting various services together for the purpose of building more advanced applications, but also for the purpose of sharing these applications and services with others. How can social networks be used as a vehicle for services and service-based applications? What are the limitations of using social networks, what are the benefits?
We hope that the workshop will provide a fertile ground for growing solutions to the problems mentioned above, leading to solutions that are more consumer-centric, and ultimately successful on the market.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for discussing research topics underlying the concepts of user focused service engineering, consumption and aggregation. By bringing together representatives of academia and industry, the workshop is also an important venue for identifying new research problems and disseminating results of the research. By affiliating with a renowned international conference, the workshop provides a possibility to interact with researchers from other areas of the domain of Information Systems.
Papers must present original, unpublished research results. All submitted papers MUST be formatted according to the author guidelines provided by Springer LNCS and MUST NOT be longer than 15 pages. Papers must be submitted via Easychair: EasyChair (submission system) (please note that this is a different EasyChair installation than the one used for WISE 2011 conference itself).
Demo paper submissions must be accompanied by a video of the demonstrated tool/system (up to 10 minutes long), submitted with the paper through EasyChair.
Accepted papers will be included in the WISE 2011 workshop proceedings.
The workshop will provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in the relevant fields.