IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing

The Technical Committee on Services

Introduction to Technical Committee

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underlying breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

In November 2003, IEEE Computer Society (CS) officially approved the Technical Community for Services Computing. In May 2004, it was renamed to Technical Steering Committee for Services Computing (TSC-SC). In November 2004, IEEE Computer Society approved the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC), which is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Executive Committee

Dr. Rong N. Chang (Chair), IBM Research, USA and China
rong.chang AT

Prof. Hemant Jain (Executive Vice Chair), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
jain AT

Prof. Ernesto Damiani (Secretary), University of Milan in Italy and Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC) in Abu Dhabi
ernesto.damiani AT

Prof. Jia Zhang (Treasurer), Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley, USA
jia.zhang AT

Prof. Carl Chang (Vice Chair for Awards), Iowa State University, USA
chang AT

Prof. Shangguang Wang (Vice Chair for Publications), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
sgwang AT

Membership Committee

Prof. Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
dustdar AT

Prof. Marcelo Fantinato, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
m.fantinato AT

Prof. Patrick C.K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
patrick.hung AT

Nikolay Kazantsev, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
nkazantsev AT

Prof. Andrzej M. Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
ang AT

Prof. Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
Zakaria.Maamar AT

Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM GTS Labs, Bangalore, India
gpingali AT

Prof. Byungchul Tak, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
bctak AT


The topics within the scope of Services Computing include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mathematical foundation of Services Computing
  • Services science
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Service creation, development, and management
  • Linkage between IT services and business services
  • Web services security and privacy
  • Web services agreement and contract
  • Web services discovery and negotiation
  • Web services management
  • Web services collaboration
  • Quality of service for Web services
  • Web services modeling and performance management
  • Solution frameworks for building Web services applications
  • Composite Web service creation and enabling infrastructures
  • Business and Scientific applications using Web services
  • Business process integration and management using Web Services (e.g., BPEL4WS)
  • Multimedia applications using Web services
  • Communication applications using Web services
  • Interactive TV applications using Web services
  • Distance education applications using Web services
  • Standards and specifications of Services Computing
  • Business Grid covering business process integration and management in Grid environment
  • Wireless Grid and communication services delivery platform
  • Grid applications and system solutions in science and engineering
  • Utility Models and Solution Architectures
  • Resource acquisition models in Utility Computing
  • Mathematical foundation of Business Process Modeling, Integration and Management
  • Business Services modeling
  • Ontology and Business Rules
  • Business performance analysis and management
  • Autonomic Programming Models, Tools, and Environments

IEEE Computer Society has published the Taxonomy of Services Computing, which has been introduced in the following reference.

Liang-Jie Zhang, EIC Editorial: Introduction to the Knowledge Areas of Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, April-June, 2008, Vol.1, No.2, pp. 62-74 (local copy in PDF file)