Third International Workshop on Services Engineering
(SEIW 2008)

Model-Driven Engineering of Service-Oriented Information Systems

@ VLDB, 23 - 30 August, Auckland, New Zealand
Submission Deadline: 11th June 2008 (extended; hard deadline)

Submission System


  1. Workshop Theme and Topics
  2. Workshop Objectives, Goals, and Expected outcome
  3. Workshop Relevance
  4. Important dates
  5. Submissions
  6. Workshop Program Format
  7. Program Committee (tentative)
  8. Workshop Organizers
  9. Steering Committee
  10. Past Workshops


1. Workshop Theme and Topics

Faster and faster changing markets require companies to quickly adapt to
changing business requirements. These changes must be propagated to the
IT infrastructure. Service-oriented architectures are an approach to provide
this flexibility. However, the increasing number of services and the potential
size and complexity of nowadays SOA-based systems lead to a couple of
challenges for the development and operation of such systems.
Model-driven engineering (MDE) approaches promise to cope with the
complexity of system development.
To take advantage of MDE in the SOA context, specific properties of service
oriented systems have to be taken into account. The increasing number of
services leads to an increasing need for automation in service discovery and
service composition, i.e. discovery of new functionalities and behaviors, and
composition of several basic services into composite services to solve
complex problems in current applications. One aim of the workshop is to
tackle the research problems around modeling methods, concepts, and
languages that enable automatic or semi-automatic discovery, composition,
and matchmaking of services.
Furthermore, we have to answer questions regarding the modeling
approach and process itself and how the modeling of services fits into
business process modeling, architectural design and implementation to
form a seamless MDE engineering approach for SOA. This includes topics
like service identification in business modeling, workflow modeling and
appropriate models on different levels of abstraction. Due to the size of
service-oriented information systems, research issues regarding model
clustering and management are also of special interest.
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and industry
attendees addressing these issues regarding the different aspects of
modeling in the SOA context as mentioned above. Thereby, we hope to
promote and foster a greater understanding of how MDE approaches can
assist information system development, business to business and
enterprise application integration.
In order to foster a lively exchange of perspectives on the workshop topics,
we encourage contributions from both researchers and practitioners. Topics
of interest include engineering aspects regarding the following fields, but
are NOT limited to:

  • Ontology and semantic Web services
  • Service contracts and metadata
  • Web Service discovery and matchmaking in P2P and Grid environments
  • Selection of services and resources
  • Dynamic service composition and workflows
  • Languages for describing requests, services, and resources on the Web
  • Non functional properties of services
  • Methodologies for Services Query and Selection
  • Seamless modelling approaches and processes for SOA
  • Model transformation, generation and integration for SOA
  • Process and workflow modeling
  • Dialog and interaction modeling, transformation to design models
  • Identification of services in process models
  • Clustering of design and data models
  • Design metrics for SOA



2. Workshop Objectives, Goals, and Expected Outcome

The goal of this workshop is to bring together academics, practitioners,
users and vendors to discuss the use and synergy between the
above-mentioned methods. Many commercial systems built today are
increasingly using model-based methods. It is important to understand the
various research approaches and their practical impact on future systems.
This workshop will provide the opportunity for all involved to debate new
issues and directions for research and development work in the future of
engineering service-oriented information systems.
We solicit paper providing valuable strategic outlook on the emerging topics
under consideration. The workshop will be of interest to both software
developers and researchers. Speakers from academia and industry will
learn a lot and may change their perspective on several issues researchers
must address in their future work.



3. Workshop Relevance

The workshop addresses development aspects and open research issues
regarding service-oriented information systems and model-driven
development which are very relevant topics in both research and industrial
practice. Special time slots for discussions and a synthesis panel – that may
lead to joint publication(s) for a special journal issue – will encourage the
interaction between the participants. For these reasons we think a special
workshop is more appropriate than regular conference sessions.


4.Important dates

Submission deadline: 11th June (extended; hard deadline) 2008
Notification of acceptance: 27th June 2008
Camera ready version: 18th July 2008

Workshop: 1 day at the 34th VLDB Conference 23th - 30th August 2008, Auckland, New Zealand



Submissions should present original reports of substantive new work and
can be up to 10 pages in length. Papers should properly place the work
within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative
aspects of the work and its contribution to the field. We will not accept any
paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already
been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another
All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers from an
International Program Committee.

Submission format: 10 pages Springer LNCS

Submission system: Please use the SWEI 2008 conference management system to upload your submission


6. Workshop Program Format

Regular papers will be scheduled for presentations of 20 minutes and additional
10 minutes for discussions. Short papers will be scheduled as short presentations
of 10 minutes plus a 5 minutes discussion after a round of three papers. We
encourage demos or other novel presentation techniques if they are a better
format to describe the work being undertaken. In addition we plan a 45
minutes keynote presentation from industry and a one hour synthesis panel
reflecting the key results of the paper sessions.



7. Program Committee (tentative)

Colin Atkinson (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Ruth Breu (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Christoph Bussler (Merced Systems, USA)
Barbara Carminati (University of Insubria at Como, Italy)
Stefan Deßloch (University of Kaiserslautern)
Paul Grefen (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Birgit Hofreiter (University of Technolgy Sydney, Australia)
Dimka Karastoyanova (Unversity of Stuttgart, Germany)
Thomas Kühne (University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Ingolf Krüger (University of California, San Jose, USA)
Ramiro Liscano (UOIT, Canada)
Federica Paci (Purdue University, USA)
Ilia Petrov (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Bernhard Rumpe (University of Braunschweig)
Jian Yang (Macquarie University, Australia)
Gerald Weber (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Xiaohui Zhao (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)



8. Workshop Organizers

Christian Huemer
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems,
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188
1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43-1-58801-18882
Fax: :+43-1-58801-18896

Hongbing Wang
Southeast University, China,
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanjing 210096, China
Phone: +86-25-52090861
Fax: +86-25-83792757

Andreas Rausch
Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics, P.O.
Box 1253, 38670 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Phone: +49-5323-72-7177
Fax: +49-5323-72-7169

Sebastian Herold
Clausthal University of Technology, Department of Informatics, P.O.
Box 1253, 38670 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Phone: +49-5323-72-7177
Fax: +49-5323-72-7169



9. Steering Committee

Shing-Chi Cheung, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Hongkong,
Patrick C.K Hung, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology,
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology,;


10. Past Workshops

    in conjunction with The 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2007)
    April 16, 2007, Istanbul, Turkey