About STSC

The Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC), formerly the International Journal of Services Computing (IJSC), is a refereed, international publication aiming to be a core resource providing leading technologies, development applications, empirical studies, and future trends in the field of Services Computing.

From the technology foundation perspective, Services Computing covers the science and technology needed for bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services, theory and development and deployment. All topics regarding Web-based services lifecycle study and management align with the theme of STSC. Specially, we focus on: Web-based services, services innovation lifecycle, cloud services, and mobile services.

Aiming to become a prestigious international journal in the field, STSC only considers extended versions of papers published in reputable related conferences. Sponsored by Services Society, the published STSC papers will be made accessible for easy of citation and knowledge sharing, in addition to paper copies. All published STSC papers will be promoted and recommended to potential authors of the future versions of related reputable conferences such as IEEE ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, BigData Congress, SERVICES, ICIOT, Edge and AIMS.

Some related conferences

The Services Society co-sponsors the following conferences as a means to explore the deep knowledge space of Services Computing in different directions:

Mission

STSC aims to be a core resource providing leading technologies, development applications, empirical studies, and future trends in the field of Services Computing.

All topics regarding Web-based services lifecycle study and management align with the theme of STSC. Specially, we focus on: 1) Web-based services, featuring Web services modeling, development, publishing, discovery, composition, testing, adaptation, and delivery, and Web services technologies as well as standards; 2) services innovation lifecycle that includes enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, business process integration and management; 3) cloud services featuring modeling, developing, publishing, monitoring, managing, delivering XaaS (everything as a service) in the context of various types of cloud environments; and 4) mobile services featuring development, publication, discovery, orchestration, invocation, testing, delivery, and certification of mobile applications and services.

Topics

The Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC) covers state-of-the-art technologies and best practices of Services Computing, as well as emerging standards and research topics which would define the future of Services Computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

   • Services engineering
   • Internet of Things (IoT) services
   • Pervasive and mobile services
   • Social networks and services
   • Wearable services
   • Web 2.0 and Web X.0 in Web services
   • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
   • RESTful Web services
   • Service modeling and publishing
   • Service discovery, composition, and recommendation
   • Service operations, management, and governance
   • Services validation and testing
   • Service privacy, security, and trust
   • Service deployment and evolution
   • Semantic Web services
   • Scientific workflows
   • Business process integration and management
   • Service applications and implementations
   • Business intelligence, analytics and economics for services

Publication Lead and Editors-in-Chief

Publication Lead

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang is Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, and Director of Research at Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited. He is also director of The Open Group. Prior to joining Kingdee, he was a Research Staff Member and Program Manager of Application Architectures and Realization at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as well as the Chief Architect of Industrial Standards at IBM Software Group. Dr. Zhang has published more than 140 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 40 granted patents and more than 20 pending patent applications. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University in 1996. He chaired the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing from 2003 to 2011. He also chaired the Services Computing Professional Interest Community at IBM Research from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Zhang has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Services Transactions on Web Services Research since 2003 and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, and in the same year won the Technical Achievement Award" for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Zhang also chaired the 2013 IEEE International Congress on Big Data and the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing.

Editors-in-Chief

Andrzej Goscinski

Dr. Andrzej Goscinski is a full Professor in the School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia, where he directs research programs in clouds and cloud computing, parallel processing, virtualization, security, autonomic and service computing, and in general, distributed systems and applications. From January 1993 to December 2001, Dr. Goscinski completed tenure as the Head of School, and from 2004 he has led his research group to successfully concentrate their research on autonomic grids based on SOA, the abstraction of software and resources as a service, and cloud computing. A major achievement in the area of autonomic grids based on SOA was the development of the concept of a broker that led to its use in clouds. Furthermore, a major achievement in the area of the abstraction of software and resources as a service and cloud computing was the development of the Resource Via Web Services (RVWS) framework that contains service’s dynamic state and characteristics, and service publishing, selection and discovery; the contribution to level of cloud abstraction in the form of CaaS (Cluster as a Service); comparative study of High Performance Computing clouds, and the development of H2D hybrid cloud. Currently, he concentrates his research on exposing HPC applications as services, publishing them to a broker, and executing them in a SaaS cloud by non-computing specialists. The results of this research have been published in high quality journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Goscinski serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Service Computing; Associate Editor of Inderscience’s International Journal on Cloud Computing; Associate Editor of Springer's Future Generation Computer Systems; and General, Program Chair, and Honorary Chair of IEEE Services and Cloud Conferences, and Distributed and Parallel Systems and Applications.

Wu Chou

Dr. Wu Chou is IEEE Fellow, VP, and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Network and Enterprise Communications product line of Huawei. He is a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Computer Society, and Communication Society - a leading expert in the field of IT, Cloud computing, data networking, SDN/NFV, Internet-of-things (IoT), Big Data, communication, Internet/Web, machine learning, signal processing, UC&C, speech and natural language processing, multimedia and multimodal interaction, service computing, and Web services. He graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. He worked at AT&T Bell Labs from 1990 to 1996, Lucent Bell Labs from 1996 to 2000, and Avaya from 2000 to 2011 where he was a R&D director and Avaya Labs Fellow. He joined Huawei in 2011 as the global head of Huawei Shannon (IT) Lab, and became CTO in 2015. He published over 200 journal and conference papers, holds more than 40 US and international patents with many additional patent applications pending. He received Bell Labs President's Gold Award for his achievement in 1997, Avaya Leadership Award in 2005, and the outstanding standard, innovation, and patent contribution award in 2008 and 2009. He is a well known figure in standard bodies and professional societies, served as an editor for multiple standards at W3C, ECMA, ISO, ETSI, etc. He was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), IEEE TSC Special Issue on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions Special Issue on Human-machine Interaction, IEEE Transactions on Audio and Language Processing, and Journal of Web Services Research. He served as a member of the advisory board in multiple professional committees, including the advisory board of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Big Data Research Program.



Associate Editors

Jing Zeng

Jing Zeng is a postdoc researcher at Kingdee International Software Group and research fellow at Chinese National Engineering Research Center on Supporting Software of Enterprise Internet Services. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. During his Ph.D. study, his research interests were pervasive services and IoT services. He undertaken the reviewer of multiple top-tier journals, including FGCS, IEEE TETC, IEEE system journal, the journal of supercomputing, etc. His research papers have been published in top-tier journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on emerging topics in computing, ACM Transaction on Embedded Computing Systems, ISPA, UIC, etc.



Wei Tan

Wei Tan is a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA. He currently works on big data and distributed computing systems, NoSQL and services computing, specifically accelerating machine learning using scale-out (e.g., Spark) and scale-up (e.g., GPU) approaches. Dr. Tan is also an adjunct professor at Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China, and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.



Zi-bin(ZB) Zheng

Zibin Zheng is a Research Staff Member at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010. He received Outstanding Thesis Award of CUHK at 2012, ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE2010, Best Student Paper Award at ICWS2010, and IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award 2010-2011. He served as editorial board member of Services Transactions on Business Process Integration and Management, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, and International Journal on Networks and Services. He served as PC Chair of the 1st International Workshop on Cloud Service Discovery (CLOUDSD2013), Demo&Poster Chair of ACM/IFIP/UXENIX International Conference on Middleware (Middleware2013), Session chairs of ICSOC2012, CLOUD2013, and BigData2013, PC member of IEEE CLOUD, IEEE ICWS, IEEE SCC, IEEE SOSE, ICSOC, etc. His research interests include Services Computing, cloud computing, and software engineering.

Editorial Review Board

Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Rajdeep Bhowmik, Cisco Systems Inc., USA
Irena Bojanova, University of Maryland University College, USA
Hong Cai, ZTE, USA
Rong Chang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
Chi-Hung Chi, CSIRO, Australia
Ying Chen, Wisedu Information Technology, China
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ephraim Feig, Independent Consultant, USA
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Claude Godart, Univ. Nancy, Lorraine Univ., France
Nils Gruschka, University of Applied Science Kiel, Germany
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Keman Huang, Tianjin University, China
Akhil Kumar, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario, Canada
San-Yih Hwang, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Geetika Lakshmanan, IBM T.J. Waston Research Center, USA
Donghui Lin, Kyoto University, Japan
Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA
Michael Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Stephan Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK
Louise Moser, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Lorenzo Mossucca, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella(ISMB), Italy
Sushil Prasad, Georgia State University, USA
Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University Of Georgia, USA
Krishna Ratakonda, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Anna Ruokonen, Penn State University, USA
George Spanoudakis, City University London, UK
Vijay Varadharajan, Macquarie University, Australia
Wei Tan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Mingdong Tang, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
Hongbing Wang, Southeast University, China
Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia
Jian Wu, Zhejiang University, China
Xiaofei Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Yuhong Yan, Concordia University, Canada
Bing Bing Zhou, The University of Sydney, Australia

Submission

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished extended versions of papers published from related reputable conferences. At least 30% of new substantial content must be added from the published conference versions. A cover letter must be submitted together with the journal version and conference version, explaining in detail the extension and difference between the journal version and the conference version.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 14-16 pages, and REQUIRED to be formatted using the STSC journal template in Microsoft Word format. The submitted papers can only be in the format of WORD. An electronically submitted abstract will be required prior to the submission of the full paper. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in Word formats) is required. Submissions should include paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, and email addresses. Once your paper is accepted, you must submit your final paper in Word format for camera-ready production.

In order to submit a paper, visit STSC submission system powered by ConfHub.com Services, and follow the below steps:

Step 1. For existing confhub.com users, sign-in and jump to step 5; For a new user, move to step 2;
Step 2. Click the "New User, Create a New Account" link;
Step 3. Fill in the confhub.com registration form, and read the registrations agreements carefully, then click "I agree and Register" button;
Step 4. You will get a new account and be logged into the user default page automatically;
Step 5. Click "Submit a Paper";
Step 6. Fill-out the Paper Submission form;
Step 7. Click Submit;
Step 8. Click "Back to My Papers List";
Step 9. Click on the ID/Title of the abstract of the paper you would like to upload;
Step 10. You will now have an upload section on at the bottom of the form;
Step 11.Click Browse;
Step 12. Select your paper;
Step 13. Click Submit
Step 14. Email a cover letter explaining in detail the differences between the journal version and the conference version.

Journal Indices

Sponsored by Services Society, all published papers will be shared in the entire professional community on the Internet. In addition, published STSC papers will be recommended to the potential authors of the future versions of related conferences such as IEEE ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, BigData, SERVICES, and MS.

All published papers will be sent to major indexing systems such as GoogleScholar , Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), Web of Science, and others for future indexing.

Review Policy

STSC aims to become a prestigious international journal in the field. STSC only considers extended versions of papers published from reputable related conferences. The published STSC papers will be recommended to the potential authors of the future versions of related reputable conferences such as IEEE ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, BigData, SERVICES, and MS. In addition to their original conference reviewers, STSC will assign extra board members to review papers. At least 30% of new substantial content must be added from the published conference versions. A cover letter must be submitted together with the journal version and conference version, explaining in detail the extension and difference between the journal version and the conference version.

STSC is sponsored by Services Society, to support professional reviewers and volunteers to conduct peer-review process for all paper submissions. STSC's policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others until the date of publication. Therefore it is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will divulge or make any use of its contents unless and until the paper is approved and published. Contents of abstracts submitted to reviewers will also be regarded as privileged information, and handled in this manner. Editors-in-Chief of STSC will ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

About the Services Society

The Services Society (SS) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing (SC) among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. SS is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization." SS collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The SS initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on STSC, please send email to STSC AT servicessociety.org.

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