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The 25th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018)

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC), IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE ICWS 2018 program committee invites you to contribute to the ICWS, owned by IEEE since 2005, to be held on July 2 - 7, 2018, San Francisco, USA.

The IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) has been a prime international forum owned by IEEE since 2005 for researchers, academics, businesses, industry, and standard bodies to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web-based services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web-based services. Internet/Web-based services are not limited to Web services (see history). In 2018, we will strive to advance the largest international professional forum on Internet/Web-based services. The Proceedings of ICWS is EI indexed.

From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry. As a major implementation technology for modernizing services industry, Web services are Internet-based programmable application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. In its 23rd version, the program of ICWS 2018 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Web-based services. Some of the topics include Web services specifications and enhancements, Web services discovery and integration, Web services QoS (e.g., security, performance, reliability, fault tolerance, etc.), Web services standards and formalizations, Web services modeling, Web services engineering, Web services testing, Web services-based applications and solutions, Web services realizations, semantics in Web services, Web services supporting Cloud Computing, Web services lifecycle management, and all aspects of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure and middleware.

All topics relevant to Internet/Web based services are of interest. ICWS 2018 will organize refereed paperreviews in 7 research areas (themes):

Services Discovery, Selection and Recommendation

  • Service publishing
  • Service search engine
  • Collaborative filtering
  • Service mining
  • Service recommendation

Services Composition

  • Automatic service composition
  • Scientific workflows
  • Business process integration and management
  • Service coordination and cooperation
  • Service selection and composition
  • Service orchestration and choreography for the future Internet
  • Service-based data integration

Services QoS Management

  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) modeling and management
  • Service QoS evaluation and prediction
  • Autonomic services
  • Web services testing
  • Service management and governance
  • Performance aspects of cloud and service virtualization
  • Validation and testing for Web services
  • Service monitoring
  • Services reliability management
  • Service level agreements

Services Security, Privacy and Trust

  • Internet service security
  • Privacy and trust
  • Dependable and secure services
  • Encryption, authentication and authorization
  • Interactions with underlying protocols

Services Applications beyond the Web

  • Service implementation and deployment
  • Data-centric big services
  • Web services for Internet of Things
  • Mobile Web services
  • Social services
  • Scientific service
  • Grid and utility services
  • Embedded services
  • Cloud services
  • Personalized services
  • Embedded services systems
  • Internet-based Services
  • Web 2.0 and Web X.0 in Web services
  • XaaS (everything as a service)
  • Cloud Computing for Internet-based services
  • Big Data for Internet-based services
  • Social network as services
  • RESTful Web services
  • Other applications

Semantic Services

  • Semantic Web services
  • Semantic service modeling
  • Semantics-based service discovery
  • Semantics-based service composition</p>

Service Oriented Software Engineering

  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Service specification and modeling
  • Service evolution
  • Service Oriented Software Engineering methodologies
  • Future of Software Engineering for/in the Cloud
  • Engineering mobile service oriented systems
  • Formal methods in services
  • Empirical research in/for service-oriented systems engineering
  • Software engineering for adaptive service-oriented systems

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings.

Manuscript Guidelines and Submission Information

Please download the paper template in WORD or LaTeX.
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All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference/congress will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.

Submitted Regular and Workshop Papers will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-In-Progress Papers will be limited to 4 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Regular Papers:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018 March 7, 2018 (Final)
Decision Notification (email): March 15, 2018 April 18, 2018 (Extended)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018 May 26, 2018 (Extended)

Workshop and Work-In-Progress Papers:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018 March 7, 2018 (Final)
Decision Notification (email):March 15, 2018 April 18, 2018 (Extended)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018 May 26, 2018 (Extended)

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Review Policy

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas. IEEE TCSVC membership details are available at

Contact Information

Send inquiries to ieeecs DOT icws AT gmail DOT com.