28 March 2013

Call for papers: "Service-centric Models, Platforms and Technologies"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Services, Economics and Management.

The service-centric approach as a strategy for IT enterprises is an emerging area in the industrial and academic world. Software vendors such as HP [1] claim that “Service-centric IT represents a state of maturity for the IT function, enabling it to operate as a service-focused entity that is deliberately structured, organized and calibrated to power directly the corporation’s strategic growth and profitability objectives”.

Additionally, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) [2] has been advocating a more service-centric model for asset optimisation and planning for nearly a decade. We have also recently been seeing the dramatic development of service-centric computing and related technologies such as Web services, service-oriented architectures and business process automation [3].

Service-centric systems are now becoming the means to integrate highly heterogeneous elements in terms of services managed by different providers which run on heterogonous operating systems and are developed using various programming languages [4]. Based on the emergence of service-centric research, we now invite researchers and industry contributors to submit their research papers on service-centric business and technology.

[1] Available at http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/603762-0-0-195-121.html
[2] Available at http://blogs.enterprisemanagement.com/dennisdrogseth/2011/03/03/what-is-
[3] Zhao, J. L.; Goul, Michael; Purao, Sandeep; Vitharana, Padmal; and Wang, Harry J. (2008) “Impact of Service-Centric Computing on Business and Education”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 22, Article 16. Available at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol22/iss1/16
[4] The SeCSE Team. “Towards Service-centric System Engineering”. Available at http://home.dei.polimi.it/baresi/papers/eChallenges05.pdf

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Service-centric investigations, approaches, strategies, developments
  • Service-centric referencing methodologies and utilities
  • Intra- and inter-enterprise for business-to-business collaborative services
  • Service-centric network configurations and assets
  • Expectations and faithfulness in services-centric models
  • Cultural, social and legal issues in services-centric models
  • Commercialisation of service-centric computing technologies
  • Solutions and configurations for business services
  • Case studies in services-centric scenarios
Important Dates
Manuscripts due: 1 July, 2013
Notification of acceptance: 1 September, 2013
Revised papers due: 15 October, 2013
Final notification: 15 November, 2013
Submission of final revised papers: 1 December, 2013

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