WS-REST.org has announced the 2015 edition of its Workshop on Web APIs and RESTful Design. The event will stand as the 6th annual conference (you can find our announcment of last years event here), and will take place in Florence, Italy on May 18th. WS-REST will host the conference as part of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference. In line with previous years, the goal of the workshop is to connect web researchers and engineers to address common problems created by the Web that continues to grow largely due to web APIs. Specific problems that will be addressed as themes of the 2015 conference include how to dynamically integrate web APIs, how to create intelligent clients for web APIs, how to respond to the growth and diversity of web APIs.
As with previous workshops, WS-REST has submitted a Call for Papers to grow attention, participation, and collaboration for the workshop and the WS-REST’s organization and purpose. Those interested can submit papers through January 24, 2015. WS-REST welcomes paper topics from a broad range of REST API categories, but will grant special attention to papers that address development of intelligent and generic web API clients, combination and interaction between web APIs, hypermedia-driven solutions, the growth and heterogeneity of web APIs, the social and economic factors surrounding use, development, and adoption of web APIs, automated discovery and profiling of web APIs, the Web of Things, and lessons learned in deployment, maintenance and evolution of web APIs. For more details and requirements, visit the Call for Papers site.
The workshop will include talks led by submission authors, interactive audience discussions, and keynotes by leading web API experts. While the program committee continues to firm up, participating committee members have traditionally included leading academic institutions (University of Lugano, the Open University, etc.), technology firms (Google, GitHub, Oracle, etc.), and non-profit organizations (e.g. W3C, etc.). For more information, visit the 2015 workshop site.