33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
           Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009

The Second IEEE International Workshop on Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2009)


The Second IEEE International Workshop on

Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications

(RTSOAA 2009)


 Theme 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 tradeoff 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 Space

·         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




·         March 31, 2009: Full manuscripts due

·         April 20, 2009: Decision notification (electronic)

·         Apr 30, 2009: Camera-Ready copy Pre-registration due



Workshop Chairs


Jun-Jang Jeng
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Email: jjjeng@us.ibm.com  

Carolyn McGregor
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
Email: Carolyn.mcgregor@uoit.ca

Josef Schiefer
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Email: js@ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Technology & Foundation Track Co-Chairs



Yuri Rabinovich
IBM Haifa Lab, Israel


Kuo-Ming Chao
Coventry University, UK

 Healthcare Computing Track Co-Chairs



Mikael Eklund & Carolyn McGregor
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada


Cyber-Physical Systems Track Co-Chairs


Sastry S. Duri
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA


George Roussos   
University of London, UK

Cloud Computing Track Co-Chairs


Luis Garces-Erice
IBM Zurich Lab, Switzerland 


Pascal Felber     
Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Green Computing Track Co-Chairs


Ella Rabinovich
IBM Haifa Lab, Israel


Jane Hsu
National Taiwan University, Taiwan




Publicity Co-Chairs


Zhenghua Fu


Wei Hao
Northern Kentucky University, USA








Riccardo Bettati Texas A&M University, USA

Ernst Biersack EURECOM, France

Robert Bruckner  Microsoft, USA

Shu-Ching Chen  Florida International University, USA

Jian-Jia Chen ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Albert Cheng  University of Houston, USA

Claire Costello     National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Karl Cox NICTA, Australia

Jing Dong  University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Opher Etzion   IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel

Metin Feridun IBM Research, Switzerland

Pedro Garcia Lopez Universitat Rovirai Virgili, Spain

Jeff Gray University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

James Green  Carleton University, Canada

Zonghua Gu   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Alice Guidorizzi University of Trento, Italy

Christian Huemer Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Stefan Jablonski  University of Bayreuth, Germany

Vana Kalogeraki   University of California, Riverside, USA

Dimitris Karagiannis University of Vienna, Austria

Minkyong Kim IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Zongwei Luo University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Pietro Michiardi EURECOM, France

Gero Muehl  Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Nanjangud Narendra IBM India Research Lab, India

Peter Pietzuch Imperial College, UK

Ioan Raicu University of Chicago, USA

Lakshmish Ramaswamy University of Georgia, USA

Jorge Sanz IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Juha Savolainen, Nokia, Finland

Andreas Seufert Institute for Business Intelligence, Germany

Marco Sgroi Pirelli and Telecom Italia, Italy

Amandeep Sidhu Center for Comparative Genomics, Australia

Daby Sow, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Mike Stacey University of Western Sydney, Australia

Rajesh Subramanyan  Siemens, USA

Vinaitheerthan Sundaram Purdue University, USA

Andreas Wombacher University of Twente, Netherlands

I-Ling Yen University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Muhammad Younas Oxford Brookes University, UK

Zhi-Li Zhang  University of Minnesota, USA




·         Papers must be submitted electronically via the RTSOAA 2009 Submission Page http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rtsoaa2009. 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 ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/ ).


·         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 Applications (SOCA) or a special issue of the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics.


·         For further information, please contact the workshop organizers.