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CFP: IEEE EEE-05 Workshop on Business Services Networks (BSN)

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Call for Papers

IEEE EEE05 International Workshop on Business Services Networks (BSN)
Hong Kong - March 29, 2005

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society

Held in Conjunction With

IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service
Hong Kong - March 29 to April 1, 2005


The IEEE EEE05 Workshop: Mobility, Agents, and Mobile Services (MAM)
Hong Kong - March 29, 2005

Organized by

Management Development Center (MDC)
Faculty of Business and Information Technology 
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
e-Business Laboratory (eLab)
School of Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA

In Cooperation With

Academic Partners:

e-Centre for Infonomics




Industry Partners:

Integration Consortium

Object Management Group (OMG)


Business Services Networks (BSNs) are IT infrastructure intermediaries
where Web
Services can be securely published, reused, and invoked based on Service

Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards. They allow vendors to sell their
as a service and offer business users a secure network to compose
business processes. With proper permissions, users can automate several
Process Management (BPM) functions such as: (1) analyze their
requirements and 
match them to network resources, (2) model their business processes in a

complete architecture, (3) define key operational conditions for
processes, (4) 
execute their processes on the grid, and (5) monitor and manage
processes in 
real-time. In addition, BSNs extend the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) of
network participant by providing reliable Business to Business (B2B)
management and Service Level Agreements (SLA). They also offer
profit opportunities to vendors based on Utility Computing, On Demand,
or Pay-
Per-Use business models. They effectively represent a new form of
where IT resources and business services are the commodities exchanged.


We invite papers that address both business and technical issues of BSNs
various perspectives, including BSN operators, software vendors,
adopters, developers, and end-users. We encourage contributions from
academia and industry. Topics of interest include, but are not limited
to, the 

1. BSN Operators:
a. Business Models and Architectures
b. Spin-Offs from Outsourcing Providers
c. Mobile Operators and Grid Services
d. Industry-Specific B2B Integration Alliances
e. Inter-BSN Alliances and Interoperability

2. Software Vendors:
a. Market Value for Software Vendors
b. SOA-Enablement of Software Vendors
c. Pricing and Marketing On Demand Software
d. Service Level Agreements (SLA)
e. Software Vendors from Developing Countries

3. Business Adopters:
a. Comparing IT Sourcing Models (BSN, ASP, etc.)
b. International Provisioning and Adoption Barriers
c. Real-Time Transaction Monitoring
d. Quality of Service (QoS)
e. Accounting Systems for Utility Computing

4. Developers:
a. Process Oriented and Model Driven Architectures (UML, BPMN, MDA,
b. Synthesizing Process, Data, and Component Models (MOF, BPSM, etc.)
c. Process Specifications and Execution (WS-CDL, BPEL4WS, etc.) 
d. Composite Processes with Messages, Documents, and Services
e. ebSOA, Business Patterns, and Universal Business Language (UBL)

5. End-Users:
a. Service and Process Oriented Application Development Methods
b. Intelligent Automated Process Discovery and Composition
c. Semantic Web, Ontology Applications, and Domain Specialization
d. User Specialization and Automated Coordination
e. Security, Privacy, and Trust

Keynote Speaker:

To be announced.

Paper Submission:

Please, limit your paper to 8 pages, following the IEEE Computer Society
Proceedings Author Guidelines:

We only accept paper submissions in PDF format through our review

The submission of an abstract is handled by the same system. This is
and authors are free to submit either or both an abstract and their full
anytime until January 24, 2005.

While our system is a "double-blind" review process, we are happy to
that we also accept papers that are formatted for a "one-side-blind"
review. In 
that case, while authors are asked to remove all author information in
the paper 
and PDF file, it may be possible that their work and references clearly
the authors identity. We want to reassure authors of "one-side-blind"
that their work is equally welcomed to the workshop. Our reviewers will
be asked 
to reveal any potential conflict of interest, and in that case they will
assigned other papers. As well, all reviewers will be asked to review
both types 
of papers equally without any discrimination.

For any other questions regarding this workshop or its submission and
processes, please feel free to contact workshop chairs directly.

Journal Publications:

The enhanced version of the selected papers published in the workshop
will be 
invited for publication in:

- A special issue on "Business Services Networks" in the International
of Cases on Electronic Commerce (IJCEC), Information Resources
Association (IRMA), USA. It is expected this special issue will be
published in 
October-December 2005. ISSN (Online): 1548-0615 - ISSN (Paper):

- A special issue on "Web Services, Business Processes, and Services
Science" in 
the International Journal of Web and Grid Services (IJWGS), Inderscience

Publishers, USA. It is expected this special issue will be published in
-March 2006. ISSN (Online): 1741-1114 - ISSN (Paper): 1741-1106, 

- A special issue on "Business Service Management and Service Level
in the International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management
(IJIEM), Vol. 
5, No. 2, Inderscience Publishers, USA. It is expected this special
issue will 
be published in April-June 2007. ISSN (Online): 1741-5330 - ISSN
(Print): 1476-
1300, http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=39


All presenters and participants are invited to use the registration
provided on the EEE-05 web site:



December 25, 2004       Abstract Submission Due (Optional)
January 24, 2005        Full Paper Submission Due
February 14, 2005       Paper Acceptance Notice Sent to Authors
March 1, 2005           Camera-Ready Papers Due
March 29, 2005          Workshop

Workshop Chairs:

Dr. Stephane Gagnon
School of Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
E-mail: gagnon@njit.edu

Dr. Patrick C. K. Hung
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
E-mail: patrick.hung@uoit.ca

Steering Program Committee:

Prof. Terry Wu
Management Development Center (MDC)
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada

Prof. Anup Kumar
CECS Department
University of Louisville, USA

Prof. Elena Ferrari
Dipartimento di Scienze della Cultura, Politiche e dell Informazione
University of Insubria at Como, Italy

Prof. Barbara Carminati
Dipartimento di Scienze della Cultura, Politiche e dell Informazione
University of Insubria at Como, Italy

Dr. Kerry Taylor
ICT Research Centre
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO),

Dr. Casey K. Fung
Mathematics and Computing Technology
Boeing Phantom Works, USA

Dr. Vladimir Tosic
Department of Computer Science
The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Prof. Aoying Zhou
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Fudan University, China

Prof. Jia Zhang
Department of Computer Science
Northern Illinois University, USA

Prof. Hannes Werthner
Honorary President, IFITT
University of Innsbruck & EC3 Vienna, Austria

Dr. Ravi Bapna
Department of Operations and Information Management 
University of Connecticut, USA

Dr. Morad Benyoucef
School of Management
University of Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Oleg Gusikhin
Supply Chain Management Research
Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, USA

Dr. Michael zur Muehlen
Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Dan Zhang
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada

Dr. Jen-Yao Chung
T. J. Watson Research Center

Dr. Richard Soley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Object Management Group (OMG), USA