20.444 call for contributions: Journal of Database Management (JDM)

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 06:37:11 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 444.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 06:28:10 +0000
         From: "Stephanie Chow" <Stephanie.Chow_at_uoit.ca>
         Subject: Call for Contributions: Journal of Database Management (JDM)

Journal of Database Management (JDM)
Special Issue on XML Data Services: Technology Evolution and Challenges

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is used to represent
fine-grained data that originates in repositories in machine readable
format by providing structure and the possibility of adding type
information, such as XML Schema. A Web service is a software system
that supports interoperable application-to-application interaction
over the Internet. Web services are based on a set of XML standards,
such as Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Simple Object
Access Protocol (SOAP), and Universal Description, Discovery and
Integration (UDDI). Each service makes its functionality available
through well-defined or standardized XML interfaces. The result of
this approach is a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). XML is
playing an important role in the data transport protocol for Web
services. For example, SOAP messages are used both by service
requestors to invoke Web services, and by Web services to answer
requests. The interactions of SOAP messages between Web services form
the theoretical model of SOAP Message Exchange Patterns (MEP). This
workshop aims to explore and investigate various research issues of
XML data that is encapsulated by Web services over the network. In
particular, we call these networked services as XML data services.
New challenges arise in the study of services engineering, an
emerging research area devoted to the software engineering of
service-oriented applications. Services engineering is an important
area of the Services Computing Discipline, as promoted by the IEEE
Computer Society, ACM, academia and industry. Its goal is to
formulate effective solutions to the quality development, deployment
and management of these applications. Topics of interest include, but
are NOT limited to:

* Services engineering in XML data services
* Models and languages of XML data services
* Design and implementation of XML data services
* Interoperability and integration of XML data services
* Requirements engineering for XML data services
* Generation of XML data from Web services
* Data modeling concepts for XML data in Web services
* Ontology and semantic Web services
* Security, privacy and trust with XML data services
* Transaction management in XML data services
* BPEL and Web service orchestration with XML data
* XML-related languages like XML Schema, XPath, XQuery for Web services
* Convergence of Web services and XML database technology (queries,
views, updates, integration, etc.)
* XML-based middleware for Web services
* SOAP Message Exchange Patterns
* UDDI, WSDL and SOAP enhancements
* Case studies for XML data services
* Quality of XML data services and deployment issues
* Dependability of XML data services
* Technical architecture and framework of XML data services
* Design tools and methodologies for XML data services
* Usage and usefulness analysis of XML data services

The goal of this proposed special issue is to crystallize the
emerging XML data technologies and trends into positive efforts to
focus on the most promising solutions in e-business services
computing. The papers will provide clear proof that XML data
technologies are playing an ever increasing important and critical
role in supporting business service processes. It is also expected
that the papers will further research new best practices and
directions in XML data services.

Author Instructions
Submissions to this special issue will be required to have some
theoretical/experimental/empirical results. Authors should create an
account and submit via our online submission system at
http://redmaple.hrl.uoit.ca/~jdmseiw2007 (available soon).
Papers must be submitted as either a Word file or PDF. For detailed
submission information, please refer to Guidelines for Submission at

Important Dates
Submissions due: April 2, 2007
Review Outcome: July 2, 2007
Revision Due: October 1, 2007
Acceptance/Rejection Notification: November 5, 2007
Final Paper Due: November 26, 2007

Special Issue Co-Editors
Patrick C. K. Hung
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
Chengfei Liu
Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

For further information about submissions, please contact Patrick C.
K. Hung by email at patrick.hung_at_uoit.ca.
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