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2009 World Congress on Services
Dates Jul 6, 2009 (iCal) - Jul 10, 2009
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Important dates
Submissions: Feb 27, 2009
Camera ready due: Apr 20, 2009
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2009 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009)
Sponsored by Services Society

July 6-10, 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA

The theme of the 2009 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) is "modernization of the services industry". SERVICES 2009 supports and further explores the science and technology of modernizing services industries using latest methods and technologies such as as Services Computing, which has been formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. From a technology perspective, Services Computing has become the foundational discipline for modernizing the services industry. 

The first Joint Conference on SERVICES includes the 2005 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005) and the the 2005 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2005), which were held in July 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The second Joint Conference on SERVICES includes the 2006 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) and the the 2006 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006), which were held in September 2006 in Chicago, IL, USA.  

In 2007, the joint conference on Services formally became the 2007 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2007), which was held in July 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The 2008 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2008) was co-located with the 2008 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2008) in July 2008 in Hololulu, Hawaii, USA.

In 2009, The World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) goes beyond the IT community. SERVICES 2009 tries to attract researchers, practitioners, and industry business leaders in all the following services sectors to help define and shape the modernization stratgey and directions of the services industry. You are invited to submit research, engineering, and business innovation papers to the following services sub-sectors:   

    * Advertising Services
    * Banking Services
    * Broadcasting & Cable TV Services
    * Business Services
    * Casinos & Gaming Services
    * Communications Services
    * Cross-industry Services (e.g. strategy and planning, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, marketing services) 
    * Design Automation Services
    * Energy and Utilities Services
    * Financial Services
    * Governmant Services
    * Healthcare Services
    * Hotels & Motels Services
    * Insurance Services
    * Internet Services
    * Motion Pictures Services
    * Personal Services
    * Printing & Publishing Services
    * Real Estate Operations Services
    * Recreational Activities Services
    * Rental & Leasing Services
    * Restaurants Services
    * Retail Services (Apparel, Catalog & Mail Order, Department & Discount, Drugs, Grocery, Home Improvement, Specialty, Technology)
    * Schools and Education Services
    * Security Systems & Services
    * Technology Services
    * Travel and Transportation Services
    * Waste Management Services
    * Wholesale Distribution Services

In addition, SERVICES 2009 presents keynote sessions, panel discussions, paper presentations, paper posters, innovation show cases, job fair, Services University (Summer School and Fall School), Education Methodology Summit, "Services Cup" contest, SOA industry summit, workshops, and symposiums.  
SERVICES 2009 also invites you to submit papers to participate the following key events:

Services University

"Services University" ( was launched at The 2007 Congress on Services (SERVICES 2007) to help teach Services Computing discipline in a systematic way. A Regional leaders community is being formed to support this worldwide "Services University" program. It is technically sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing , IBM Research and other sponsors.

2009 Education Methodology Summit on Services Computing

The Education Methodology Summit on Services Computing brings educators and practitioners around the world together to share their experiences in Services related education, and builds consensus on the core of Services Computing education, the knowledge areas and education methodologies. The Summit will focus on pedagogical implications of Services education and its role in overall Services Computing Curriculum Initiative (SCCI).

2009 "Services Cup" Contest

The 2009 International Services Computing Contest (SCContest 2009, ) will focus on using the SOA methodologies and tools to better solve today's business issues and bring together world-wide talented students for the industry wave. The top winners of the contest will be announced at SERVICES 2009. In addition, the technical papers of the winners will be published in the proceedings of World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) as a special section.

2009 SOA Industry Summit

The 2009 SOA Industry Summit encourages industry people to submit presentations and two-page papers instead of 8-page research reports. The accepted papers will be published in the World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) as a special section.  

2009 SERVICES Workshops and Sympoisums

SERVICES 2009 will include a set of workshops and symposiums focusing on various themes of modernizing services industry. All the accepted workshop and symposium papers will be published in the proceedings of World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) as a special section.

2009 Ph.D. Symposium on Services Computing

SERVICES 2009 will provide a Ph.D. Symposium on Services Computing as a forum encouraging Ph.D. students and holders to report on-going or just completed work. All the accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) as a special section.

2009 Symposium on SOA Standards
SERVICES 2009 will favor the 2009 Symposium on SOA Standards as a forum for international researchers and practitioners to discuss and establish standards around SOA. All the accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) as a special section for SOA standards.

Paper Submission and Review Process

Please use the submission page to find the right tracks and events to submit your papers.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Please note that the same paper should NOT be submitted to other conferences or events simultaneously. Such duplicate submissions will be rejected from all conferences without review. 

Accepted papers will appear in the CD-ROM version and online version of the proceedings of the 2009 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) , which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected best papers published in the SERVICES 2009 will be invited for potential publication in the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) , the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM) , the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), and IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC). Both the ICWS Proceedings and JWSR are included in EI Compendex. JWSR is also indexed in SCI-E.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and required to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, and review process can be found at At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper.

Paper Review Policy

SERVICES 2009's Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 20, 2009
Paper Submission Due Date:  February 27, 2009
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 1, 2009
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due:  April 20, 2009

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End dateJuly 10, 2009 +
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Has location stateCalifornia +
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