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From "Panayiotis Periorellis" <>
Subject Call for Chapters: Securing Web Services, Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:29:53 GMT
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Call for Chapters

Securing Web Services: Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications A
book edited by Dr. Periorellis Panos and published by Idea Group Inc.
Further Details:

Important Dates

*	Deadline for chapter proposals: 1st March 2006 
*	Notification of results of the proposal review  process 31st
March 2006 
*	Deadline for full chapters: 20th July 2006 
*	Notification of results of the review process 30th September
*	Deadline for revised chapters: 30th October 2006 
*	Final Notification of results of the review process of the
revised chapters 15th November 2006 
*	Camera ready: 15st December 2006 


Web services are a business driven technology, as they have arisen out
of a need for services on demand and just-in-time integration, to enable
the rapid exploitation of market opportunities. The Web Service ideology
of late binding seems to present the ideal solution, as it enables
loosely coupled organizational services to collaborate without any prior
transactional history. Integration is abstracted to a new level; that of
XML and dependability mechanisms that stem from such specifications, are
targeted at this particular level of abstraction. This abstracted
approach to integration does have drawbacks however, rooted in the trust
and security issues that arise from carrying out business in such a
manner. To address these issues various standards have been developed
and proposed by a number of organizations. The process has resulted in
over 30 specifications for managing, securing and monitoring web
services. Despite such a large number of standards and proposed
specifications, there appears to be no clear consensus regarding the
overall architectural framework for managing, monitoring and protecting
a system's life cycle, based on web service and related technologies.
The book will address issues such as overlaps between standards, their
scope, drawbacks and also more importantly how well they work together.
The book does not simply aim to provide detailed descriptions of current
standards and web service technologies but to show how they can be
practically used as part of a larger architecture.  

Purpose of the book

The main aims of this book are to assess the suitability of WS standards
and specifications to work together for the purpose of delivering
reliable solutions. In particular the book aims to:

*         Report on the extent of usage of WS standards and
specifications from developers that work in the area of web services

*         elaborate on the practical usage WS standards,

*         discuss how well they work together,

*         identify potential specification overlaps,

*         and, hopefully, move towards a stack of WS-standards that
could form an architectural framework.

By bringing together a set of chapters from people that work in the area
of Web Services, we believe it will help us towards the above goals.
Additionally, developer will be assisted in this area of web service
technologies to make better and more informed decisions regarding the
right technology, as well as the implications it carries. Both
developers and managers will benefit from other people's experiences in
using web service technologies.


A non-exhaustive list of possible themes might include the following

*         Web-services architectures based on current WS-* standards and
WS-* Specifications

*         Practical experiences using SAML, XACML, WS-Policy, WS-Trust,
Ws-security, WS-SecureConversation, WS-Federation, Ws-Authorisation

*         Use of standards in a production environment

*	WS-* standards Composition and Issues related to their usage and
their dependencies 
*	Web Service Security Mechanisms for Authentication and
Authorisation, Non-Repudiation 
*	Platforms and related Technologies 
*	Message level Integrity and Reliability 
*	Web services challenges on trust, security, performance,
*	SOAP Message Management  
*	Web Service Discovery, monitoring and management 
*	Web Services and the GRID 
*	GRID Security 
*	Experience reports and case studies are strongly encouraged 

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit a maximum 3-page proposal by 1st of March,
2006. Authors will be notified by 31st of March regarding the
suitability of their proposals. Authors of accepted proposals are
invited to submit the completed chapter by the 20th of July via e-mail
to the editor.  Allowed formats are Microsoft Word or RTF. LaTeX is not
allowed.  References must be in APA style . The minimum word count per
chapter is 5,000 words. Each chapter will be double-blind reviewed.
Authors will receive the reviewer's comments on or before 30th of
September. Requested modifications should be made before 30th of October
2006 and authors will be informed about acceptance status on the 15th of
November 2006. The camera ready copy deadline is the15th of December.
The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group, Inc., publisher of
the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press,
CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints, in 2007. 

Contact Information

Further Details:

Panos Periorellis

Phone: +44 (0) 191 246 4918 
Fax:     +44 (0) 191 246 4905
School of Computing Science

University of Newcastle, Claremont Rd.

Devonshire Building

NE1 3RU, Newcastle upon Tyne

United Kingdom

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