2nd WS4D Workshop on (Embedded) Web Services (2014)

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2nd WS4D Workshop on (Embedded) Web Services, successor of TeKoMed Workshops

Announced Presentations

10:00-10:10 Opening
10:10-10:40 Martin Kasparick (Uni Rostock): “Current state of DPWS in the operating room: OR.NET”
10:40-11:10 Vlado Altmann (Uni Rostock): “Tweaking WS-Discovery”
11:10-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Jannis Müthing and Chris Kröger (Materna): “Introducing the new JMEDS Explorer – completely reengineered with support for Desktop and Android!”
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Elmar Zeeb (PipesBox): “Sneak Preview: The PipexBox”
14:00-14:30 Sebastian Unger (Uni Rostock): “Indirect Authentication for bridging UI Gaps”
14:30-14:45 Coffee Break
14:45-15:30 Frank Golatowski and Björn Konieczek (Uni Rostock): “REST4D: The Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)”
15:30-16:00 Michael Rethfeldt (Uni Rostock): “How to mesh with IEEE 802.11s”
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:45 Discussion: Future strategies for WS4D
17:45-18:00 Wrap up & Closing
18:00-??:?? Social Event


In the last years the “TeKoMed”-Workshops have been a great opportunity to get in touch with developers, scientists and industry in the fields of the Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS), information technology in medical applications and related areas of interest. After the TeKoMed project was successfully concluded the WS4D working group took over by organizing the 1st WS4D Workshop on (Embedded) Web Services. Due to the very positive feedback, we decided to keep up the opportunity of exchange about recently finished, currently ongoing and future research and development around the field of embedded web services.

The second WS4D-workshop will take place on May, 21st and – depending on the feedback – May, 22nd 2014 (see below). As a rough agenda, we plan the following sessions:

1. Recently concluded work / projects (or “Where are we now?”)
2. Currently ongoing research and development at and around DPWS (or “What are we working on?”)
3. Future work / projects (or “What is next?”)

Depending on the amount of feedback and submissions, the workshop is supposed to last one or two days.

Call for position papers

However, this year, there will be a minor change. Due to the overwhelming interest in our workshop, participants need to submit a position paper to keep the workshop at a manageable size. A position paper should be a short (e.g. one-paged) research statement. Please let us and others know how you use DPWS, why you don’t use DPWS, what you use instead or any other reason why you think your research can enrich discussion on the workshop. All authors of accepted position papers will be invited to attend the workshop. Deadline for submission is May, 2nd. Position papers will be published on the workshop website *after* the workshop took place.

Call for presentations

Also, every participant is invited to give insight into their work in a short (or long) presentation to raise discussion and scientific exchange. Please let us know if you plan to give a short (or long) presentation by May, 2nd as well. Also, please feel free to forward this invitation to whoever you consider might be interested.

The workshop will take place at the University of Rostock in Rostock, Germany. More details on the venue will follow very soon (as soon as we can estimate the number of participants) along with travelling information and recommendations on accommodation.

Topics of interest

Basically, we are interested in embedded service-oriented architectures (SOAs), how you designed them, how you use them, how you extended or enriched them an what you experienced when you released them to the wild. The following non-exhausting list gives some examples for topics but you are of course welcome to contribute related topics not explicitly stated.


  • The Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS)
  • The Constrained Applications Protocol (CoAP)
  • XMPP
  • 6LoWPAN


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Home- / Office- / Building automation
  • Medical applications


  • Security (authentication / authorization / credential management / …)
  • M2M-Communication
  • Business Models
  • Problems / Lessons learned

In case you are uncertain about whether your topic might be of interest, don’t hesitate to contact us (see below).

Social Events

Of course there will be at least one social event (depending on whether the workshop will last one or two days). As soon as we settle this, we will let you know about the socials as well.

Contact details for further information:

Björn Konieczek
Tel. +49 (0) 381 498 7269

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Martin Kasparick
Tel. +49 (0) 381 498 7273

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Sebastian Unger
Tel. +49 (0) 381 498 7271