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Subject: CFP: Mashups'08 - Second International Workshop on Web APIs and Services Mashups at ICSOC'08

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Second International Workshop on Web APIs and Services Mashups (Mashups'08)
at ICSOC 2008 – Sydney, Australia, December 1, 2008

Submission Deadline: October 6, 2008.

Services computing and Web 2.0 computing are converging into a programmable
Web today. The interaction and integration of services computing and Web 2.0
technologies, however, exposes various complexities that have to be faced.
This workshop looks specifically at Services Mashups – end-user-oriented
compositions of Web-accessible APIs and data.

Main challenges include:

* Programming models (languages, frameworks, platforms) for the composition
of Web-accessible services and data of all kinds and architectural styles
(REST, Atom, RSS, AtomPub, and SOAP/WSDL) and development of integrated

* Quality of services mashups, including performance, reliability, and

* Understanding social and economic factors in the creation, acceptance, and
sustainability of services mashups, including software-as-services markets,
services marketplaces and intermediaries, digital communities, and pricing,
incentive and contracting models

This workshop aims to bring together several relevant communities:
application (mashup) developers, mashup technology developers and experts,
end-users, social networking and economics researchers, and the broader
services computing community.

Peer-reviewed workshop papers will be published as part of the ICSOC
workshop proceedings. Two kinds of contributions are sought: short position
papers (not to exceed 6 pages in Springer LNCS style format) describing
particular challenges or experiences relevant to the scope of the workshop,
and full research papers (not to exceed 14 pages in the Springer LNCS style
format) describing novel solutions to relevant problems. Mashup and
technology demonstrations are particularly welcome.

Topics of interest include:

* Languages, frameworks, and platforms for the design, implementation,
testing and maintenance of services mashups, including dynamic languages and
frameworks such as Ruby/RoR and Javascript/Ajax, and solutions such as the
Google Web Toolkit and Mashup Editor, Yahoo! Pipes, IBM's MashupHub, DAMIA,
Sharable Code, and Lotus Mashups

* New approaches to mashup construction: dataflow, spreadsheet and
process-oriented mashups, end-user mashup development

* Novel applications of mashups, e.g.,  mobile mashups, location-aware
mashups, wiki-based mashups

* Specific services mashup application and technology examples: design,
architecture, implementation, usability and user-experience

* Mashups within and using social software platforms, e.g., OpenSocial or
the Facebook platform

* Mashups within enterprises and across enterprises

* Quality of services mashups: performance, reliability, security, and other
non-functional aspects

* Analysis of and experience with services mashups (creation, deployment,
and usage) from social and economical perspectives; services markets and
marketplaces, digital communities, pricing and contracting models

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format.  Submit at our
Mashups'08 EasyChair submission system.



October 6: Submissions due

November 3: Notification of acceptance

December 1: Mashups'08 Workshop


Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Center
Patrick Chanezon, Google, Inc.
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Stefan Tai, Karlsruhe University, Germany


Nirmit Desai, IBM India Research Lab


Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mehmet Altinel, Anvato, Mountain View, CA
Brian Blake, Georgetown University
Christoph Bussler, MercedSystems, Inc, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
Kartick Gomadam, Wright State University
George Feuerlicht, University of Technology, Sydney
Robert Ennals, Intel Research, Berkeley, CA
Christine Legner, European Business School, Germany
Mehdi Jazayeri, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Anant Jinghran, IBM Silicon Valley Labs
Gregor Hohpe, Google, Inc.
Rania Khalaf, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Volker Markl, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Jonathan Marsh, WSO2
Andrew McAfee, Harvard Business School
Ravi Nemana, Services Science at UC Berkeley
Duane Nickull, Adobe Systems
Dave Nielsen, Independent Consultant
Ajith Ranabahu, Wright State University and Apache Software Foundation
Amit Sheth, Kn.o.esis Center, Wright State University
David Simmen, IBM Almaden Research Center
Ashutosh Singh, IBM Almaden Research Center
Kunal Verma, Accenture Research Labs


icsoc.mashups08@gmail.com (sent to organizers)

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