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SG-PAW 2009
1st International Workshop on SOA, Globalization, People, and Work
Dates Nov 23, 2009 (iCal) - Nov 24, 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Important dates
Submissions: Sep 14, 2009
Camera ready due: Nov 1, 2009
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1st International Workshop on 
SOA, Globalization, People, & Work (SG-PAW 2009)

November 23/24, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

The workshop will be held within the "Business Models and Architecture" 
workshop track of the 7th International Conference on Service Oriented 
Computing (ICSOC'09), which takes place Nov. 24-27, 2009;

In conjunction with the 7th International Joint Conference on
Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009) 
November 24-27, Stockholm, Sweden;

++ Position Papers, Vision papers, and Full papers invited
++ Workshop Post-Proceedings to be published in the Springer Verlag Services 
   Science book series
++ Papers will be included in SpringerLink

Workshop website:

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: September 14, 2009
Notifications: Sep 30, 2009
Camera Ready version for pre-proceedings: Nov 1, 2009 

Workshop: Nov 23/24, 2009
Jan TBA, 2010 Submission of camera-ready version for LNCS post-proceedings

Workshop Theme and Objectives

Globalization is having a profound impact on all aspects of business, work, 
organization, and the enterprise. As the business community describes the 
emerging Globally Integrated Enterprise (GIE), they envision how: ?new 
technology and business models are allowing companies to treat their different 
functions and operations as component pieces, firms can pull those pieces apart 
and put them back together again in new combinations? (Foreign Affairs, Vol. 85 
No. 3, 2006). Whereas this vision has not yet fully materialized, SOA seems 
especially well positioned to provide the enterprise with such capabilities.

There are clear trends that indicate the transformation of the enterprise into 
coordinated but independent units which can be composed in new ways in order to 
address new needs. Outsourcing of IT, but especially of organizational functions, 
such as HR, shipping, or accounting services are low-maturity examples of this 
trend. The new notion of Virtual Enterprises takes the idea of organizational 
encapsulation a step further and introduces the idea of loosely coupled 
organizations. They advocate the formation of ad-hoc alliances between 
enterprises in order to share skills, core competencies, and/or resources so 
they can better respond to business opportunities. 

Globalization is also creating new kinds of organizational resources. The 
ongoing competition for business differentiation is spawning new organizational 
silos that provide a highly specialized service, both within an enterprise and 
in the global marketplace. This is as evident in Health-Care offerings of new 
treatments as it is in every other business domain, such as in financial, 
software, or IT services. These emerging service providers are characterized by 
limited overhead, fast market entry, high scalability requirements and a global 
approach in the search of its customer base.

The problem this workshop is focusing on is enabling an enterprise to leverage 
internal and external global services and combine them in new ways that optimize 
its end-to-end operations. The premise is that the SOA methodology is well 
suited to address this problem by encapsulating organizational work as services 
that can cross geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.  

We invite academia and industry that represent a wide range of disciplines in 
business, science, and engineering, to examine the problem from multiple 
perspectives. The goal is to identify together core issues, research challenges, 
learn from successful attempts or approaches, and propose new formalisms, models, 
architectures, frameworks, methodologies, or approaches. Some of the key 
preliminary research questions that we encourage position papers to address 
include, but are not limited to:

* Modeling of work as a service. What is a service in the new context of people 
  and work? How can work be encapsulated as a service? Changes and extensions to 
  current thinking that will better address human related factors.
* Enactment of process and workflow in the context of the global organization, 
  people and work. Especially the notion of dynamic processes that can
  continually morph themselves to respond and adapt to environmental demands 
  and changes without compromising operational efficiencies.
* Enacting, managing, and coordinating End-to-End business processes that span 
  geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.
* What constitutes Quality-of-Service from the perspectives of people, work, and 
  the enterprise? 
* Global governance, its application and implications in complex organizational 
* Composability and interchangeability of work-services and people-services.
* Alignment of people and work with process, tools, and IT.
* What are the relevant architectural principles when considering different 
  dimensions of people and work?
* How can traditional formalisms support the flexibility inherent in contexts 
  that involve people and larger social groupings? 
* Methodologies for process, flow, architectures, and solution design.
* Business Processes and Business Process Management (BPM) in the context of 
  people and work.

In addition, we welcome submissions covering the following topics:

* Requirements
* Case studies examining issues relevant to this workshop
* Models that examine multiple enterprise perspectives, and address operations 
  utilizing globally distributed organizations, collaborators, and partners.
* Applicability of Cross-Enterprise Architectures (CEA) and service-enabled 
  approaches to the problem of organizing the global enterprise.
* The fulfillment of enterprise End-to-End processes that cross geographical, 
  organizational, and cultural boundaries. 
* Extensions and applications of BPM and/or data centric approaches to modeling, 
  execution and management. 
* New SOA runtime environments for the enterprise that support service assembly 
  and management of globally distributed resources, including the utilization of 
  new models such as Grid or Cloud. 
* Dynamic composition and selection of IT, human resources and other 
  organizational resources. 
* Case studies that explore SOA as enabler of globally distributed work.
* Governance approaches applicable to global enterprises or processes that cross 
  organizational and geographic boundaries.

Finally, our workshop also aims at bringing together researchers from different 
academic perspective to collectively develop a deeper understanding of the 
implication of applying SOA principles in contexts that not only consider the 
technical dimension but also the people and work dimensions to collectively 
identify the core directions for future research. 

Related workshops in the ?Business Models and Architecture? track

The Business Models and Architecture track focuses on the overall modern 
enterprise. The ability to react quickly to ongoing changes in the marketplace 
or customer requirements is one of the biggest challenges facing every business.  
To react, business may need to change their business models and processes, their 
IT infrastructure, the topology or distribution of the organization and business 
units, form alliances with partners or co-producers, outsource missing 
capabilities, contract services, or even acquire and merge with other businesses. 
Business models and architectures help plan the optimal changes. The speed in 
which such architectures can be made fully operational is what differentiates 
winners from losers.

The three workshops in this track address different, yet complementing, facets 
of the problem. TEAR is aligning the Enterprise Architecture with its business 
models: adapting the IT infrastructure and changing application so that they 
optimally support the new business needs. GLOBALIZATION (SG-PAW) is looking at 
enacting the new business processes by encapsulating organizational work as 
services that can be combined in new ways and optimize its end-to-end operations 
across geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries.  Finally, SOC-LOG 
is focusing on addressing the challenges of a specific application domain, 
namely, logistic through developing SOC based solutions and examining aspects of 
Knowledge Management while bringing together researchers from different, though 
overlapping areas (logistics/supply chain management and service-oriented 

We welcome submissions of two types: position and vision papers (2-5 pages 
including all references and figures) and full papers (up to 15 pages including 
all references and figures). As this is a new area we are encouraging the 
submission of shorter position and vision papers that can form a basis for team 
discussion and brainstorming.

All submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. 
Paper submission is open for all, including the PC members and organizers. 

Submissions should be made in PDF format via our electronic submission system 
which is available at

The proceeding of ICSOC-ServiceWave 2009 are currently planned to be published 
in the Springer Verlag Services Science book series. Papers should be written in 
English and must follow the Springer LNCS guidelines. Please refer to for more information.

Workshop Website

Additional information can be found on the workshop website:

Contact Information

Daniel Oppenheim, IBM Research,
Marcelo Cataldo, Bosch Research,


Marcelo Cataldo, Bosch Corporate Research, USA
Francisco Curbera, IBM Research, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institue of Technology, USA
Daniel Oppenheim, IBM Resarch, USA
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Stephan Tai, Universit?t Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

This CfP was obtained from WikiCFP

Facts about "SG-PAW 2009"
AcronymSG-PAW 2009 +
Camera ready dueNovember 1, 2009 +
End dateNovember 24, 2009 +
Event typeWorkshop +
Has location cityStockholm +
Has location countryCategory:Sweden +
Homepage +
IsAEvent +
Start dateNovember 23, 2009 +
Submission deadlineSeptember 14, 2009 +
Title1st International Workshop on SOA, Globalization, People, and Work +