Computer Science co-organized ZEUS 20172017-03-10
On 13-14 February, Computer Science at Karlstad University co-organized ZEUS 2017, the 9th Central European Workshop on Services and their Composition. The workshop was held at and co-arranged with USI Lugano in Switzerland.
“ZEUS is a very peculiar type of workshop. It is not attached to a conference, as is usual for scientific workshops, and involves no participation fees. This makes ZEUS accessible to anyone and also the final proceedings of the workshop are published as open access”, says Jörg Lenhard, researcher within Computer Science at Karlstad University and one of the workshop co-chairs.
The aim of the ZEUS workshop series is to bring together young researchers to discuss fresh ideas, present their ongoing work, train their paper writing and presentation skills, and establish a scientific network with their peers. As opposed to the working mode of academic conferences, the proceedings are not finalized before the workshop, but the authors are expected to take the feedback at the workshop into account for finalizing their contributions for the post-workshop proceedings. Nevertheless, the workshop does not solely focus on the quality of papers, but also on the quality of presentations and hands out a Best Presentation Award.
Best Presentation Award
This years' Best Presentation Award went to XiXi Lu from Eindhoven University of Technology for her presentation on the topic "A Conceptual Framework for
Understanding Event Data Quality in Behavior Analysis".
ZEUS 2017 in Lugano has been highly successful in reaching its aims. A total of 15 contributions had been accepted for presentation at the workshop with the presenters coming from seven different countries, including Austria, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and even Brasil.
“Each contribution went through a thorough peer-review process and was assessed by at least three members of the program committee with regard to its relevance and scientific quality”, says Jörg Lenhard.
The contributions that were accepted for presentation at the workshop covered the areas of Process Analysis, Process Enactment and Modeling Languages, Stream Processing, the Internet of Things, Cloud Management, and Software Modeling and Analysis. In addition, the workshop hosted a mini-tutorial on support for literature studies with the JabRef reference manager.
The workshop program was further enriched by two keynotes. The first keynote was held by Daniel Lübke from innoQ on the topic "Why developers don't like BPM and how research can help" and discussed the perception of the BPM field by developers in industry. The second keynote titled "From Service- to UI-Oriented Computing: The Vision of an Intuitive Composition Paradigm" was given by Florian Daniel from Politecnico di Milano, who presented a composition paradigm that leverages the UIs of applications, instead of their APIs, and that makes composition-based development accessible to an ever wider range of developers.
The workshop was generously sponsored by innoQ Deutschland GmbH and SAP.
“Finally, we are looking forward to continue the success of ZEUS and next years' workshop, ZEUS 2018, will take place in Dresden, Germany”, says Jörg Lenhard.