Book chapter call

Book chapter call

From: Jun Suzuki <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:54:40 -0400
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FYI. The current abstract due is June 30; however, I will be
happy to give a 2 week deadline extension to anyone who is
interested in submitting chapter abstracts, if he/she
contacts me beforehand.



Methodologies for Non-Functional Requirements in
Service Oriented Architecture

Chapter proposal/abstract due: June 30, 2008

Edited by: Junichi Suzuki
University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
To be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group) in 2010


In service oriented architecture (SOA), it is critical to identify,
model, implement and manage non-functional requirements separately from
functional requirements. Well-managed separation/synthesis of functional
and non-functional requirements can significantly improve reusability,
maintainability and performance of service-oriented
applications. As the diversity and complexity of non-functional
requirements have been increasing, SOA faces new and more challenging
issues such as leveraging non-functional requirements in the early
development phases (e.g., requirement and business process analysis
phases), mapping high-level non-functional requirements to low-level
non-functional properties/mechanisms, detecting and solving conflicts
among non-functional requirements/properties, and enforcing
non-functional requirements at runtime.

By identifying these challenges and soliciting solutions to them, this
book aims to provide an opportunity for both academic researchers and
industry practitioners to report the state of the art and practice of
engineering non-functional requirements in SOA.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Individual non-functional requirements/properties in various
(enterprise to embedded) service-oriented applications
e.g., QoS, security, fault tolerance, messaging, reliability,
availability, service discovery, service orchestration/composition,
data integration and data retention

* Methodologies to map high-level non-functional requirements to
low-level non-functional properties/mechanisms

* Methodologies and tool support to separate and synthesize functional
and non-functional requirements/properties

* Non-functional requirements/properties in requirements engineering,
business process/rule engineering

* Architecture description languages, service description languages,
modeling languages and domain-specific languages for non-functional
requirements properties

* Object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming/modeling techniques
for non-functional requirements/properties

* Model-driven engineering for non-functional requirements/properties

* Software development process and non-functional

* QoS monitoring/provisioning and service level agreements for
non-functional requirements

* Regulatory compliance and non-functional requirements/properties

* Ontology frameworks for non-functional requirements/properties

* Middleware support for non-functional requirements/properties

* Theoretical foundations/tools for non-functional

* Industrial experience and standardization on non-functional


June 30, 2008: Chapter proposal (extended abstract) due
July 15, 2008: Chapter proposal acceptance notification
October 15, 2008: Full chapter due
November 17, 2008: Chapter acceptance notification
December 30, 2008: Revised chapter due
January 20, 2009: Final acceptance notification
February 5, 2009: Completed chapter due


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June
30, 2008 a 2-3 page chapter proposal (extended abstract) clearly
explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. The
chapter proposal should summarize the proposed chapter and describe how
it addresses non-functional requirements/properties engineering in SOA.
Authors may submit original, unpublished research papers. Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by July 15, 2008 about the status of
their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters
(approximately 7,000-9,000 words each) are expected to be submitted by
October 15, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on
double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI
Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),, publisher of the
Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and
Medical Information Science Reference imprints, as part of the Advances
in Web Services Research Book Series, found at

Proposals/abstracts should be emailed to the book editor with the
subject line of "IGI chapter proposal" by June 30.


Junichi Suzuki
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Jun Suzuki
   Assistant Professor
   University of Massachusetts, Boston
   Department of Computer Science
Received on Wed 25 Jun 2008 - 19:55:03 BST