SCC 2019 Call for Papers

2019 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2019,


SCC 2019 program committee invites you to contribute to 2019 edition of SCC, to be held on June 25 - June 30, 2019 in San Diego, USA.

SCC 2019 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize
-Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC),
-Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD),
-Special Issues in Services  Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT),
-Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
-Special Issues in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
-Special Issues in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).

Services account for a major part of the IT industry today. Companies increasingly like to focus on their core expertise area and use IT services to address all their peripheral needs. Services Computing is a new science which aims to study and better understand the foundations of this highly popular industry. It covers the science and technology of leveraging computing and information technology to model, create, operate, and manage business services. Like its predecessors, SCC 2019 will contribute in building the pillars of this important science and shaping the future of Services Computing.

Services Computing currently shapes the thinking of business modeling, business consulting, solution creation, service delivery, and software architecture design, development and deployment. The global nature of Services Computing leads to many opportunities and challenges and creates a new networked economic structure for supporting different business models. SCC 2019 will help in bridging the gap between business services and information technology by driving research in technologies such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, service engineering, cloud computing, and Web 2.0.

SCC 2019 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2019 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: 2019 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2019), 2019 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2019), 2019 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2019), 2019 International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2019),2019 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2019), and 2019 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2019), 2019 International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2019), 2019 International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2019), 2019 International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2019), and 2019 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2019).

The International Conference on Services Computing (SCC) covers the whole lifecycle of innovation research and enabling technologies, which includes enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services delivery, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, services delivery and cloud computing, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, and Web services technologies and standards.

All topics relevant to Internet services lifecycle are of interest. SCC 2019 will organize refereed paperreviews in 9 research areas :

Foundations of Services Computing

  • Services Science

  • Service Modeling and Implementation

  • Service Delivery, Deployment and Maintenance Service

  • Value Chains and Innovation Lifecycle

  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Industry Standards and Solution Stacks

  • Service-based Grid/Cloud/Autonomic Computing

  • Services Computing in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs)

  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Negotiation, Automation and Orchestration

  • Service Security, Privacy and Trust

  • Quality of Services (QoS) and Cost of Services (CoS)

  • Ontology and Semantic Web for Services Computing

  • Services Repository and Registry

  • Formal Methods for SOA

  • Service Discovery

  • Services Engineering Practices and Case Studies

Scientific Workflows

  • Data Intensive Workflows

  • Collborative Scientific Workflows

  • Workflow Discovery, Selection and Recommendation

  • Workflow Composition

  • Workflow Scheduling

Business Process Integration and Management

  • Mathematical Foundation of Business Process Modeling, Integration and Management

  • Business Process Modeling Methodology and Integration Architecture

  • Collaborative Business Processes

  • Extended Business Collaboration (eBC) Architecture and Solutions

  • Business Process-Based Business Transformation and Transition

  • Enabling Technologies for Business Process Integration and Management

  • Performance Management and Analysis for Business Process Integration and Management

  • Security, Privacy and Trust in Business Process Management

  • Return On Investment (ROI) of Business Process Integration and Management

  • Requirements Analysis of Business Process Integration and Management

  • Enterprise Modeling and Application Integration Services, e.g. Enterprise Service Bus

  • Monitoring of Services, Process Mining, and Quality of Service

  • Case Studies in Business Process Integration and Management

  • SOA Tools, Solutions and Services


  • Development and deployment models of Microservices and Containers

  • Deployment environments with microservices where discovery, dynamic binding and version control are managed services provided by the infrastructure.

  • DevOps and how microservices and containers help achieve DevOps in IT Organizations

High Assurance Services

  • Service-level Fault-tolerance

  • Robustness and Resilience

  • Availability and Reliability

  • Trusted and Reliable Services

Modeling of Services Systems

  • Service Analysis, Strategy, Design, Development and Deployment

  • Service-Oriented Business Consulting Methodology and Utilities

  • Intra- or Inter- Enterprise for Business-to-Business Service Control

  • Service Revenue Models and Utility Computing, e.g., Fee-for-Transaction and Fee-for-Service

  • Service Strategic Alliance and Partners

  • Ontology and Business Service Rules

  • Trust and Loyalty in Services-Centric Business Models

  • Cultural, Language, Social and Legal Obstacles in Services-Centric Business Models

  • Commercialization of Services Computing Technologies

  • Industry Service Solution Patterns

  • Service Interaction Patterns

  • Case Studies in Services-Centric Applications (e.g., healthcare, financial, aviation, etc)

Service security and privacy

  • Service Security

  • Service Security Assurance

  • Service Privacy

SOA Service Applications

  • Data Intensive Services

  • Mobile Services

  • Cloud Services

  • Social Services

  • IoT Services

Service Lifecycle Management

  • SOA Tooling Practices and Examples

  • Service Monitoring and Tracking

  • Service Evolving and Adaptation Managmement

  • Systematic Design Method for SOA Solutions

  • SOA-based Consulting Services and Design Services

  • SOA Delivery Excellence

  • Services for Sustainability and Everyday Living

The technical program of SCC 2019 will include a research track, a application track, and a short paper track. The SCC 2019 will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing business services platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing services computing technology.

The SCC 2019 seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of services innovation lifecycle management. Submissions MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field of services computing and properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of BigData, ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including JWSR, STSC and IJBPIM.

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD , Latex ). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. The authors can extend a maximum of 2 pages for each paper but will have to pay extra fees for each extra page. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the maximum page limit may not be reviewed.

The Proceedings of SCC 2019 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2019, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at SCC 2019. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

Author Guidelines and Templates

SCF 2019 Guidelines & copyright forms

Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)

SCF 2019 Templates, sample files & useful links

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
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Important Dates:

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 21, 2019
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 10, 2019
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 24, 2019

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 21, 2019
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 10, 2019
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 24, 2019

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019
Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 21, 2019
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 10, 2019
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: March 24, 2019

Submission System

Please submit all the track papers to Submission page( )

SCF Policy

SCF Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of SCF conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at a SCF conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

About the Services Society

The Services Society (S2) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in services innovations among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. S2 is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. S2 collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The S2 initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. The Services Society has formed 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support technology and domain specific professional activities.

SCF As A Platform

As the founding member of the Services Conference Federation (SCF), the first International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) was held in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. Meanwhile, the First International Conference on Web Services - Europe 2003 (ICWS-Europe'03) was held in Germany in Oct, 2003. ICWS-Europe'03 is an extended event of the 2003 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003) in Europe. In 2004, ICWS-Europe was changed to the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), which was held at Erfurt, Germany. SCF 2018 was held successfully in Seattle, USA. To celebrate its 17-year-old birthday, SCF 2019 will be held on June 25 - June 30, 2019, San Diego, USA.

The past 16 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research for the whole services industry. The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.

Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) will continue serving as the conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2019 defines the future of New ABCDE (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, BigData & IOT). We are very proud to announce that SCF 2019's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).

SCF 2019 Highlights:

- Bigger Platform:The 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2019) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the world-leading not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide Services Computing researchers and practitioners. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers, authors and participants. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings of SCF 2019 will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.

- Brighter Future: While celebrating 2019 version of ICWS, SCF 2019 highlights the Second International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2019) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.

- Better Model: SCF 2019 will continue to leverage the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2019.

Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services innovations community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2019 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form ( to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2019.

See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2019, San Diego, USA.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on SCC 2019, please send email to scc AT ServicesSociety DOT org.


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