IEEE Services 2019 Workshops

Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop Chairs

Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester,
Shangguang Wang, BUPT,

Context & Scope

The IEEE World Congress on Services (IEEE SERVICES) 2019 will cover all aspects of services computing and applications, current and emerging. It covers various systems and networking research pertaining to cloud, edge and Internet-of-Things (IoT), as well as technologies for intelligent computing, learning, big data and blockchain applications, while addressing critical requirements such as high performance, security, privacy, dependability, trustworthiness, re-usability, interoperability, and cost-effectiveness.

This call is to solicit workshop proposals that aim to forge a long-term partnership with the emerging community leaders for IEEE SERVICES. Each approved workshop proposal will result in the establishment of the first IEEE SERVICES Workshop on "the approved workshop theme".

The themes of workshop proposals should be closely related to, but not adequately covered by the current topics addressed by IEEE SERVICES 2019. We particularly encourage workshop proposals in emerging and critical areas such as:

  • Industry Service Science, Management and Management (SSME)
  • Digital Health Services
  • Network Services (including Network Management Services)
  • Service-oriented Human-Computer Interaction
  • Services Computing Education and Curricula
  • Other topics critically emerging but inadequately covered by IEEE SERVICES

For example, a workshop proposal on Network Services, once received, reviewed and approved, will result in the First IEEE SERVICES Workshop on Network Services.


Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format.
Workshop proposals and any inquiries should be sent by e-mail to the Workshops Chairs:
Shangguang Wang, BUPT,
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester,

Important Dates

Workshop Proposals Due: 1 December 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 5 January 2019
Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: March 23, 2019
Notification to Workshop Paper Author: April 15, 2019
Camera-ready & Registration: 1 May 2019

Note that IEEE SERVICES has an institutional license with EasyChair and all submissions will be handled by the EasyChair system.

Proposal Requirements

Proposals for workshops should not exceed 3 pages in length and must contain the following information:

  • Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be the focus of the workshop.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A brief description of any particular structure desired for the proposed workshop, subject to the approval of the Workshop Chairs as well as the feasibility of scheduling.
  • A brief biography of the key organizer(s) who would be the chair(s) of the workshop to be organized. This should include key papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization experience, and other relevant information.
  • A tentative list of Program Committee members for the proposed workshop.


Workshop chair(s) will be responsible for the following:

  • Producing a “Call for Papers/Participation” for their workshop. It should be mentioned that at least one author of each accepted submission must be presented in person and that all workshop participants must complete the registration procedure for IEEE SERVICES 2019.
  • Widely advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
  • Actively inviting experts to contribute as Program Committee members and as authors.
  • Ensuring that all workshop papers are limited to a maximum of 6 pages in length (in IEEE format). (Up to 2 additional pages may be purchased subject to approval by the Publication Chair.)
  • Assisting in the production of a camera-ready version of the IEEE SERVICES 2019 workshop proceedings.

Details and Important Notes

  • All papers must be reviewed with a minimum of 3 good-quality reviews per paper. The workshop organizers should also try to observe an acceptance rate that should normally be in the range of 35-40%.
  • A typical IEEE SERVICES Workshop consists of 2 sessions for ½ day and is no longer than one full day with the understanding that there may be a plenary session during a particular day. If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions), the IEEE SERVICES 2019 Workshop Chairs may decide to merge that workshop with another. In extreme situations we may also cancel a workshop if the number of submissions does not justify the space and cost for its accommodation.
  • To elevate technical quality of a workshop, workshop organizers can propose invited papers authored by well known scholars in their individual areas. However, all invited papers must also go through the usual rigorous peer review process, and authors must also register to IEEE SERVICES for their papers and present these at the workshop.
  • Workshop participants and organizers should not expect travel support nor registration discounts.
  • Workshop proposals, once approved by the Workshop Chairs, will be automatically endorsed by IEEE subject to adhering to all IEEE policies.