IEEE MNPSC workshop

IEEE MNPSC workshop

From: Jun Suzuki <>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 13:42:25 -0500
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IEEE International Workshop on Methodologies for
Non-functional Properties in Services Computing (MNPSC)

in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on
Services Computing (SCC 2008)

July 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii
(This workshop will take place in one day of July 8 to 11.)

Workshop's Aim:

In services computing, it is critical to better identify,
specify, implement and manage non-functional properties
separately from functional properties. Well-managed
separation/synthesis of functional and non-functional
properties can significantly improve reusability,
maintainability, composability and performance of service-
oriented applications. This workshop aims providing an
opportunity for both academic researchers and industry
practitioners to present, discuss and access the state of
the art and practice of engineering non-functional properties
in services computing.

Topics of interest are listed below; however, submissions
on all non-functional aspects in services computing are welcome.

Topics of Interest:

* Individual non-functional properties/requirements
   (e.g., QoS, security, fault tolerance, messaging,
   reliability, availability, service discovery, service
   orchestration/composition, data integration and data retention)
   in various (enterprise to embedded) service-oriented applications.
* Methodologies to map non-functional requirements and properties
* Non-functional properties/requirements in requirements
* Non-functional properties/requirements and business process/rule
* Architecture description languages, service description
   languages, modeling languages and domain-specific languages
   for non-functional properties/requirements
* Object-oriented and aspect-oriented techniques for non-
   functional properties/requirements
* Model-driven engineering for non-functional properties/
* Software development process and non-functional properties/
* QoS monitoring/provisioning and service level agreements
   for non-functional properties/requirements
* Regulatory compliance and non-functional properties/
* Ontology frameworks for non-functional properties/requirements
* Middleware support for non-functional properties/requirements
* Tool support to separate/synthesize functional and non-
   functional properties
* Theoretical foundations/tools for non-functional properties/
* Industrial experience and standardization on non-functional

Important Dates:

Abstract due: March 7
Paper due: March 14
Notification: April 4
Camera ready due: April 18

Paper Submissions and Presentations:

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research
papers that are not longer than 8 pages with 10pt or 11pt font.
Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author
Guidelines to prepare your papers. Email your abstract and paper
to both program chairs with the subject line of "IEEE MNPSC."
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
attend the workshop and present the paper.

Best Papers and Book Chapter Promotion:

This workshop will select best papers. With substantial extensions,
they will be promoted to chapters of a book in the "Advanced Web
Services Research and Practices" book series (IGI Publishing).

Workshop Co-Chairs

Jun Suzuki
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts, Boston
jxs at cs . umb . edu

Katsuya Oba
OGIS International, Inc.
oba at ogis-international . com

Jun Suzuki
   Assistant Professor
   University of Massachusetts, Boston
   Department of Computer Science
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