Service Level Negotiation and Agreement

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 is meant to bring computing to a new stage by permitting flexible, high-level services to be composed of resources and services present in the environment. This development provides new technical opportunities for service providers to proffer services to a world-wide community of potential customers as well as for service users to choose from a vast supply of available services. Service users, however, face new challenges when relying on external services that may become essential for their own business processes. Service level agreements are essential to ensure the level of trust needed between service users and providers. From the perspective of service selection and composition, mechanisms to establish such agreements automatically are an indispensable asset for dynamic service composition.

This special track is organized in SEKE08 to bring together researchers and practitioners working on all aspects of service level agreements and negotiation. Topics of specific interest for this track are:

The track is also open for additional related topics not listed, however, all submitted papers should focus on a service computing or SOA setting.



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 "Service Level Negotiation and Agreement". Manuscripts must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


Heiko Ludwig (, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Almaden, San Jose, USA
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.