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The Congress on Software Technology
and Engineering Practice


CoSTEP 2006

Chicago, USA, September 17-22, 2OO6

 BACKGROUND

The Congress on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (CoSTEP)

The 2006 Congress on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (CoSTEP) is one of the major events planned for celebrating the 60th anniversary of IEEE Computer Society. CoSTEP will be the premiere professional forum where practitioners, researchers, technologists, managers, and decision makers gather to explore the most recent advances in software technology and engineering practice. The first CoSTEP will be held from September 17-22, 2006, at Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, where four international conferences will be co-located: The 30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2006), The 4th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006), and the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006). The planning of CoSTEP includes: keynotes, panels, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather breakouts, industrial practice papers, research papers, PhD thesis forum, posters, exhibits, among other events. All accepted papers from COMPSAC, ICWS, and SCC, will be published in the pre-conference proceedings. All Computer Society conference proceedings are included in the IEEE digital library. Several special issue proposals for reputable journals have been planned.


 FOUR UNIQUE CONFERENCES IN ONE LOCATION

COMPSAC
Beginning 2006, COMPSAC is designated as the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications.
COMPSAC focuses on computer software and applications. It was first held in Chicago in 1977, and since then it has been one of the major forums for academia, industry, and government to discuss the state of art, new advances, and future trends in software technologies and practices. The program of COMPSAC 2006 will continue to feature research and industrial practice papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on highly dependable and secure software systems, to address the foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the design, modeling, and evaluation of software systems that are dependable and secure to the desired degree with acceptable performance. A special celebration event is being planned for its 30th anniversary.
For more detailed and updated information, please refer to: http://www.compsac.org/
For further information, please contact: Carl Chang, Chair, COMPSAC Standing Committee, at chang@iastate.edu

ICWS
The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) is a forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of the art and practice of Web Services, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future of Web Services computing. ICWS 2006 will put its focus on all aspects of IT infrastructure services. Topics include but not limited to: mathematical foundations for Web Services, Web Services specifications and enhancements, Web Services discovery, Web Services Composition and Integration, QoS for Web Services, Web Services standards and technologies, Web Services applications and solutions, semantic Web Services, and other emerging technologies or solutions. The full version of the selected best papers published in the ICWS 2006 will be invited to publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR). The ICWS 2006 Proceedings and JWSR have both been selected to be included in EI Compendex. Visit icws.org or contact Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang at zhanglj@ieee.org for more information.
SCC
Services Computing, as a new cross discipline, addresses how to enable IT technology to help people perform business services more effectively and efficiently. It has been shaping the processes of business modeling, business consulting, solution creation, service delivery, and software architecture design, development and deployment. The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006) will have four research tracks: Foundations of Services Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Grid/Utility Computing, and Business Integration and Business Process Management. The enhanced version of the selected best papers published in the SCC 2006 will be invited for JWSR, the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM), the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), and possibly other related journals.
IEEE SOA Industry Summit and IEEE International Services Computing Contest will be featured at SCC 2006. Visit http://conferences.computer.org/scc or contact Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang at zhanglj@ieee.org for more information.

 GENERAL INQUIRIES


For more detailed and updated information, please refer to: http://conferences.computer.org/CoSTEP/
For further information, please contact: Carl Chang, Chair, CoSTEP Steering Committee, at chang@iastate.edu
Interested industrial patrons please contact Peter Turner, Director of Business and Product Development, IEEE Computer Society, at prturner@computer.org