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WS-REST 2011

It's on again!

Do you have something to say about the advancement of the REST architectural style?

Come and present at the WS-REST 2011 Second International Workshop on RESTful Design.

As a member of the programme committee I would like to echo the call for papers and encourage high quality submissions. Take care! If it's not REST I'll call you on it! This workshop will deal with REST design topics, the use of REST in novel ways, novel patterns for integrating REST with non-REST architectural elements, and the bridging of cultural and technical divides between REST and non-REST crowds. Don't be put off by the cheeky title. I assure you, it is about the advancement of the REST architectural style.

Time is running out, so get your papers in by 2011-01-31.

Here is the offical text

WS-REST 2011

March 28, 2011 - Hyderabad, India

Call for Papers

The Second International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2011) aims to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of research on the emerging resource-oriented style of Web service design. Background

Over the past few years, several discussions between advocates of the two major architectural styles for designing and implementing Web services (the RPC/ESB-oriented approach and the resource-oriented approach) have been mainly held outside of the research and academic community, within dedicated mailing lists, forums and practitioner communities. The RESTful approach to Web services has also received a significant amount of attention from industry as indicated by the numerous technical books being published on the topic.

This second edition of WS-REST, co-located with the WWW2011 conference, aims at providing an academic forum for discussing current emerging research topics centered around the application of REST, as well as advanced application scenarios for building large scale distributed systems.

In addition to presentations on novel applications of RESTful Web services technologies, the workshop program will also include discussions on the limits of the applicability of the REST architectural style, as well as recent advances in research that aim at tackling new problems that may require to extend the basic REST architectural style. The organizers are seeking novel and original, high quality paper submissions on research contributions focusing on the following topics:

  • Applications of the REST architectural style to novel domains
  • Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns for RESTful services
  • RESTful service composition
  • Inverted REST (REST for push events)
  • Integration of Pub/Sub with REST
  • Performance and QoS Evaluations of RESTful services
  • REST compliant transaction models
  • Mashups
  • Frameworks and toolkits for RESTful service implementations
  • Frameworks and toolkits for RESTful service consumption
  • Modeling RESTful services
  • Resource Design and Granularity
  • Evolution of RESTful services
  • Versioning and Extension of REST APIs
  • HTTP extensions and replacements
  • REST compliant protocols beyond HTTP
  • Multi-Protocol REST (REST architectures across protocols)

All workshop papers are peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published as part of the ACM Digital Library. Two kinds of contributions are sought: short position papers (not to exceed 4 pages in ACM style format) describing particular challenges or experiences relevant to the scope of the workshop, and full research papers (not to exceed 8 pages in the ACM style format) describing novel solutions to relevant problems. Technology demonstrations are particularly welcome, and we encourage authors to focus on "lessons learned" rather than describing an implementation.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

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Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: January 31, 2011, 23:59 local time in San Francisco, CA
  • Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2011
  • Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: February 28, 2011
  • WS-REST 2011 Workshop: March 28, 2011
Program Committee Chairs
  • Cesare Pautasso, Faculty of Informatics, USI Lugano, Switzerland
  • Erik Wilde, School of Information, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Rosa Alarcon, Computer Science Department, Pontificia Universidad de Chile, Chile
Program Committee
  • Jan Algermissen, Nord Software Consulting, Germany
  • Subbu Allamaraju, Yahoo Inc., USA
  • Mike Amudsen, USA
  • Benjamin Carlyle, Australia
  • Stuart Charlton, Elastra, USA
  • Duncan Cragg, USA
  • Joe Gregorio, Google, USA
  • Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Ireland
  • Ralph Johnson, University of Illinois, USA
  • Rohit Khare, 4K Associates, USA
  • Yves Lafon, W3C, USA
  • Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ian Robinson, Thoughtworks, UK
  • Stefan Tilkov, innoQ, Germany
  • Steve Vinoski, Verivue, USA
  • Jim Webber, NEO4J
  • Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland

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