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International Journal of Services, Economics and Management
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management


Special Issue on: "Service-centric Models, Platforms and Technologies"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria
Flora Amato, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Prof. Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

The service-centric approach as a strategy for IT enterprises is an emerging area in the industrial and academic world. Software vendors such as HP[1] claim that “Service-centric IT represents a state of maturity for the IT function, enabling it to operate as a service-focused entity that is deliberately structured, organized and calibrated to power directly the corporation’s strategic growth and profitability objectives”.

Additionally, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) [2] has been advocating a more service-centric model for asset optimisation and planning for nearly a decade. We have also recently been seeing the dramatic development of service-centric computing and related technologies such as Web services, service-oriented architectures and business process automation [3].

Service-centric systems are now becoming the means to integrate highly heterogeneous elements in terms of services managed by different providers which run on heterogonous operating systems and are developed using various programming languages [4]. Based on the emergence of service-centric research, we now invite researchers and industry contributors to submit their research papers on service-centric business and technology.

1 Available at
2 Available at
3 Zhao, J. L.; Goul, Michael; Purao, Sandeep; Vitharana, Padmal; and Wang, Harry J. (2008) “Impact of Service-Centric Computing on Business and Education”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 22, Article 16. Available at
4 The SeCSE Team. “Towards Service-centric System Engineering”. Available at

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited:

  • Service-centric investigations, approaches, strategies, developments
  • Service-centric referencing methodologies and utilities
  • Intra- and inter-enterprise for business-to-business collaborative services
  • Service-centric network configurations and assets
  • Expectations and faithfulness in services-centric models
  • Cultural, social and legal issues in services-centric models
  • Commercialisation of service-centric computing technologies
  • Solutions and configurations for business services
  • Case studies in services-centric scenarios

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Authors should also notify the Guest Editors of their online submissions via direct email:
Dr. Natalia Kryvinska:
Flora Amato:
Prof. Fatos Xhafa:

For any inquiries, please contact the Guest Editors via the email addresses above. Please include in your email the title of the special issue and the title of the journal.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due: 20 July, 2013 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 1 September, 2013

Revised papers due: 15 October, 2013

Final notification: 15 November, 2013

Submission of final revised papers: 1 December, 2013