Objectives & Topics
Growing acceptance of service-oriented computing and an increasing number of large-scale Web Services projects raise urgent need for research community and industry practitioners to develop comprehensive methodologies that support the entire SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) of service-oriented applications. To ensure that resulting services are stable, reusable and extendable, such methodologies must be based on sound engineering principles and guide developers through the analysis, design, implementation and deployment phases of the service-oriented SDLC.
The WESOA'07 workshop complements the ICSOC 2007 conference program by focusing on early phases of the service-oriented SDLC. It provides a forum for in-depth discussion of issues related to service-oriented analysis and design of reusable service components and their composition into service-oriented applications based on software engineering principles. While service-oriented domain analysis needs to consider business rules and processes, design of services focuses on reusability and composability, as these factors determine software development productivity and maintainability. Service-oriented analysis, design and composition are active research areas with many synergies between the topics and potential for unification of approaches. Our aim is to facilitate interchange of ideas on these topics and to encourage participation of industry-based researchers and practitioners in order to avoid disconnection between research and practitioner communities. We welcome implementation case studies, in particular those dealing with domain-specific service-oriented applications.
WESOA’07 continues a successful series of ICSOC workshops focusing on unified analysis, design and composition methods for reusable service components. The workshop attracts high quality contributions with past papers published as Springer LNCS and in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Computer Systems Science Engineering (IJCSSE). WESOA’07 aims to maintain this scientific excellence and again publish selected papers in a recognized international journal.
WESOA 2007 encourages a multidisciplinary perspective and we invite papers that address challenges of service analysis, design and composition in the context of domain specific applications such as travel, financial services, government and education. Workshop topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: