Description of S2 SIGs

 

Special Interest Group on Web Services (SIG-WS)

Munindar P. Singh

The Services Society (S2) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in services innovations among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests.

S2 is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. S2 collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The S2 initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction.

The Services Society has formed 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support technology and domain specific professional activities.

 

Special Interest Group on Services Computing (SIG-SC)

Munindar P. Singh

Services Computing currently shapes the thinking of business modeling, business consulting, solution creation, service delivery, and software architecture design, development and deployment. The global nature of Services Computing leads to many opportunities and challenges and creates a new networked economic structure for supporting different business models.

The Special Interest Group on Services Computing (SIG-SC) provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Services Computing. The technical scope of the SIG-SC includes but not limited to the whole lifecycle of innovation which includes enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services delivery, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, services delivery and cloud computing, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, as well as enabling technologies and standards.

The SIG-SC promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Services Computing technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on Services Computing (SCC, theSCC.org).

 

Special Interest Group on Services Industry (SIG-SI)

Munindar P. Singh

Companies increasingly like to focus on their core expertise area and use IT services to address all their business needs. As a result, Services Industry accounts for a major part of the global GDP today.

The Special Interest Group on Cloud Computing (SIG-SI) provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Services Industry enabling technologies and solutions. The scope of SIG-SI includes all vertical industry services and domain-specific services, as well as the emerging service enabling technologies.

The SIG-SI promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Services Industry. The supporting conference is the World Congress on Services (SERVICES, ServicesCongress.org).

 

Special Interest Group on Big Data (SIG-BD)

Munindar P. Singh

Big Data has become an enabling technology to support quantitative analysis of impact of collected data sets as well as business insights from domain and industry driven analytics.

The Special Interest Group on Big Data (SIG-BD) provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Big Data. The technical scope of SIG-BD includes but not limited to big data models and algorithms, big data architectures, big data management, big data protection, big data integrity, big data privacy, big data security, big data search and mining, and big data for enterprise, government, and society.

The SIG-BD promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Big Data technologies. The supporting conference is the International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress, BigDataCongress.org).

 

Special Interest Group on Cloud Computing (SIG-CLOUD)

Munindar P. Singh

Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform. The goal of Cloud Computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain.

The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g., hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g., Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g., business process as a service). The Special Interest Group on Cloud Computing (SIG-CLOUD) provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Cloud Computing.

The SIG-CLOUD promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Cloud Computing technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD, theCloudComputing.org).

 

Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIG-AI)

Munindar P. Singh

AI and Mobile Services have been driving Internet innovations and transforming traditional businesses since iOS, Andriod, Windows Phone, and other mobile operating systems were introduced. AI as a service will greatly reshape current technologies.

The Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIG-AI) concentrates on exploring different aspects of Artificial Intelligence from technologies to approaches and algorithms. As a pervasive AI service delivery mechanism, mobile services will be covered from business management to computing systems, algorithms, and applications. SIG-AI also promotes technological innovations in research and development of AI and mobile services, including, but not limited to, wireless & sensor networks, mobile & wearable computing, mobile enterprise & eCommerce, ubiquitous collaborative & social services, machine-to-machine & Internet-of-things clouds, cyber-physical integration, big data analytics for mobility-enabled services, and AI & machine learning theory, algorithms & applications. SIG-AI provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

The SIG-AI promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Artificial Intelligence technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on AI and Mobile Services (AIMS, ai1000.org).

 

Special Interest Group on Edge Computing (SIG-EC)

Munindar P. Singh

Edging Computing covers the localized resource sharing and connections with the cloud. It has been used in mobile systems, smart cities, smart homes, and smart enterprises.

The Special Interest Group on Edge Computing (SIG-EC) will define its scope, conduct major technical activities, and create impacts to the society. SIG-EC provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Edge Computing. The key technical aspects include but not limited to Edge devices, Edge communication protocols, Edge storage, Edge integration, and Edge applications.

The SIG-EC promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Edge Computing technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE, theEdgeComputing.org).

 

Special Interest Group on Cognitive Computing (SIG-CC)

Munindar P. Singh

Cognitive Computing includes all aspects of cognition, computation, and business to understand and engineer effective value-creation. The scope of Cognitive Computing covers but not limited to all acts or processes of knowing, perceiving, judging, reasoning, and associating based on computing platforms and algorithms. The goal of Cognitive Computing is to realize "Sensing Intelligence as a Service" in the era of Internet.

The Special Interest Group on Cognitive Computing (SIG-CC) will define its scope, conduct major technical activities, and create impacts to the society. SIG-CC provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Cognitive Computing.

The SIG-CC promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Cognitive Computing technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC, theCognitiveComputing.org).

 

Special Interest Group on BlockChain (SIG-BC)

Munindar P. Singh

The applications of blockchain have been extended from the financial field to the Internet of Things, intelligent manufacturing, supply chain management, and many other fields. The blockchain is creating a new technological innovation and industrial change on a global scale.

The Special Interest Group on Blockchain (SIG-BC) will define its scope, conduct major technical activities, and create impacts to the society. SIG-BC provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of blockchain. The key technical aspects include but not limited to Blockchain Technology and Platform, as well as Blockchain Solutions and Business Models.

The SIG-BC promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging blockchain technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC, blockchain1000.org). 

 

Special Interest Group on Internet of Things (SIG-IOT)

Munindar P. Singh

With the rapid advancements of mobile Internet, cloud computing and big data, device-centric traditional Internet of Things (IoT) is now moving into a new era which is termed as Internet of Things Services (IOTS). In this era, sensors and other types of sensing devices, wired and wireless networks, platforms and tools, data processing/visualization/analysis and integration engines, and other components of traditional IoT are interconnected through innovative services to realize the value of connected things, people, and virtual Internet spaces. The way of building new IoT applications is changing.

The Special Interest Group on Internet of Things (SIG-IOT) will define its scope, conduct major technical activities, and create impacts to the society. SIG-IOT provides a platform for the group members to exchange information, conduct professional collaborations, and promote research and application innovations around the world in the field of Internet of Things.

The SIG-IOT promotes creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to the emerging Internet of Things technologies. The supporting conference is the International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT, iciot.org).

 

 

Contact Information

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