Dynamic Service Composition – Semantics, Methods and Tools

Special Track in SEKE 2008

The Twentieth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'08)

Hotel Sofitel. San Francisco Bay, USA , July 1 – July 3



Service-based computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA) claim to ease the implementation of large-scale business processes in today’s enterprises. Business processes, however, often run in transient environments due to evolving company structures and short-lived business collaborations. In such a setting, flexibility, adaptability and ease of change matter much more as in traditional enterprises. Dynamic or on-the-fly composition of services is an important means to meet such demands in a SOA context. Although there is ongoing research in this area, lots of important questions, like e.g., how to engineer dynamics for services without losing reliability, which aspects of services beyond WSDL are needed to permit successful compositions and so on, are still open research issues.

This special track is organized in SEKE08 to bring together researchers working on all aspects of dynamic service compositions in a SOA context. Topics of specific interest for this track are:

The track is also open for additional related topics not listed, however all submitted papers should clearly focus on dynamic service composition.



Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Please use Internet Explorer as the browser, and select the paper type "Dynamic Service Composition – Semantics, Methods and Tools". Manuscripts must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


Harald Meyer (, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, Germany
Peter Tröger (, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sveden
Guido Wirtz (, Distributed and Mobile Systems Group, Bamberg University, Germany

If you have any questions regarding the special track or whether your research fits into the focus of the special track, don’t hesitate to contact one of the organizers.