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ECOWS 2011: The 9th IEEE European Conference on Web Services
14-16 September 2011
Lugano, Switzerland

Regular registration deadline: 29 August 2011

The European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) is the premier conference series for both researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest advances in the state of the art and practices of Web services and to foster cross-European collaboration and exchange. The 9th edition of the ECOWS series will be held on September 14-16 at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. The ECOWS2011 conference includes prestigious invited speakers, in-depth presentations of contributed research papers and an industrial track with the participation of top industry researchers, experts and practitioners. Together with its satellite workshops on focused topics, ECOWS 2011 will also feature a doctoral symposium for PhD students.

Program Highlights

Keynote speakers


Co-located workshops:


Smart Work Roadmap Tutorial for Business and IT by Peter Utzinger, IBM and Dr. Hans-Peter Hoidn, IBM

Research Track

  • Aygul Gabdulkhakova, Birgitta König-Ries and Dmitry Rizvanov.
    An Agent-Based Solution to the Resource Allocation Problem in Emergency Situations
  • Benjamin Schmeling, Anis Charfi, Rainer Thome and Mira Mezini.
    Composing Non-Functional Concerns in Web Services
  • Petros Papapanagiotou and Jacques Fleuriot.
    Formal verification of Web Services composition using Linear Logic and the pi-calculus
  • Nihita Goel, N.V Narendra Kumar and Rudrapatna Shyamasundar.
    SLAMonitor: A System for Dynamic Monitoring of Adaptive Web Services
  • Markus Lanthaler and Christian Guetl.
    Aligning Web Services with the Semantic Web to Create a Global Read Write Graph of Data
  • Lukasz Juszczyk and Schahram Dustdar.
    Automating the Generation of Web Service Testbeds using AOP
  • Xia Zhao, Enjie Liu and Gordon Clapworthy.
    A Two-Stage RESTful Web Service Composition Method Based on Linear Logic
  • Kyriakos Kritikos, Sylvain Kubicki and Eric Dubois.
    An Automatic Requirements Negotiation Approach for Business Services
  • Maciej Zaremba, Tomas Vitvar, Sami Bhiri and Manfred Hauswirth.
    Service Offer Discovery Using Genetic Algorithms
  • Jens Kirchner, Andreas Heberle, Jesper Andersson and Welf Löwe.
    Service Level Achievements – Distributed Knowledge for Optimal Service Selection
  • Tolga Dalman, Michael Weitzel, Wolfgang Wiechert, Bernd Freisleben and Katharina Nöh.
    An Online Provenance Service for Workflows for Distributed Metabolic Flux Analysis
  • Lei Xu and Erik Elmroth.
    A Time Interval-Based Credit Reservation Approach for Prepaid Composite Services in Cloud Enviroments
  • Tino Fleuren, Joachim Goetze and Paul Müller.
    Workflow Skeletons: Increasing Scalability of Scientific Workflows by Combining Orchestration and Choreography
  • Shun-Wen Hsiao, Yeali Sun, Meng Chang Chen and Fu-Chi Ao.
    A Secure Proxy-Based Cross-Domain Communication for Web Mashups
  • Jens Müller and Klemens Böhm.
    The Anatomy of a Secure Business-Process-Management System in Service-Oriented Environments
  • Enda Barrett, Enda Howley and Jim Duggan.
    A Learning Architecture for Scheduling Workflow Applications in the Cloud
  • Ivonne Thomas, Robert Warschofsky and Christoph Meinel.
    Whom to trust? – Generating WS-Security Policies based on Assurance Information
  • André Lage Freitas, Nikos Parlavantzas and Jean-Louis Pazat.
    Cost Reduction Through SLA-driven Self-Management

Industry Track (Papers)

  • Martin Gebauer and Fred Stefan.
    Integration Services Today - A qualitative study -- design and preliminary results
  • Waseem Roshen.
    Enterprise Service Bus with USB-Like Universal Ports
  • Rabeb Mizouni, M. Adel Serhani, Rachida Dssouli, Abdelghani Benharref and Ikbal Taleb. Performance Evaluation of Mobile Web Services
  • Germán H. Alférez and Vicente Pelechano
    Systematic Reuse of Web Services through Software Product Line Engineering

Industry Track (Invited Presentations)

  • Peter Utzinger and Hans-Peter Hoidn.
    Smart Work Industry Best Practices for Business & IT
  • Sigurd Rinde
    Barely Repeatable Processes: Challenge current software models and find a huge and unused source for business innovation and profit.

PhD Symposium

PhD Symposium


ECOWS 2011 will be hosted by the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland.

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business city, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the charme of a small town. The Ceresio lake has numerous activities to offer to sports lovers, to those wanting to visit corners that are unreachable by land or simply who want to discover enchanting spots or get a taste of the excellent seafood and risotto that is served in the various restaurants and grottos situated along its shores. Mountain enthusiast will also find plenty of routes and excursions to explore the beautiful landscape of the region.

Lugano is conveniently located in the center of Europe. In addition to the proximity with a major international airport (MXP), Lugano also features its own small airport (LUG) with frequent connections to three major European hubs (ZRH, GVA, FCO).

The Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano (USI) was founded in 2004 and stands out as a centre of excellence in software and service engineering research. In a matter of very few years, it has become one of Switzerland's major poles for teaching and research, hosting 22 faculty members and more than one hundred Post-doctoral and Pre-doctoral researchers. The Faculty aims to train informatics experts that are interdisciplinary in approach, with abstract thinking and problem solving skills, a sound knowledge in the application fields of information technologies, as well as teamwork, interpersonal communication and project-management abilities.

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Important Dates

Advance Program

  • Workshops: 14 September 2011
  • Tutorial: 15 September 2011
  • Research Track: 15-16 September 2011
  • Industry Track: 16 September 2011
  • PhD Symposium: 16 September 2011

Registration deadlines

  • Early registration by: 29 July 2011
  • Regular registration by: 29 August 2011
  • Late registration until: 6 September 2011

Students, IEEE Members, ATED Members and S-I Student Members benefit from reduced registration fees.


General Chair

Program Chairs

Industry Chair

Workshop Chair

  • Flavio de Paoli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

PhD Symposium Chair


  • Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano (USI)
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing
  • City of Lugano
  • Swiss Informatics Society (S-I)
  • Doodle AG
  • Associazione Ticinese Elaborazione Dati (ATED)
  • IBM


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