Announcement: The 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018) will be held on June 25-30, 2018, Seattle, USA. []

About IEEE ICCC 2017

The First IEEE International Congress on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2017) is created to cover all aspects of Sensing Intelligence (SI) as a Service (SIaaS). Cognitive Computing is a sensing-driven-computing (SDC) scheme that explores and integrates intelligence from all types of senses in various scenarios and solution contexts. It is well beyond traditional human being's senses, which has four major senses (sight, smell, hearing, and taste) located in specific parts of the body, as well as a sense of touch located all over a body.

From process perspective, the key sensing elements of intelligence as a service includes but not limited to producing, extracting, understanding, perceiving, responding, deciding, inferencing, correlating, propagating, billing, exchanging, trading, replicating, destroying, repairing intelligences in scientific and business applications.

There are some initial thoughts about cognitive computing. For example, as defined on wikipedia, "Cognitive computing (CC) describes technology platforms that, broadly speaking, are based on the scientific disciplines of Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing. These platforms encompass machine learning, reasoning, natural language processing, speech and vision, human-computer interaction, dialog and narrative generation and more."

The Services Computing community has been very active to define and promote new directions of cognitive computing. In Hawaii, Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang delivered a tutorial entitled "Internet of Touch" at ICWS/CLOUD/SCC 2012. Beyond Internet of Things, Internet of Services, Internet of People, etc, Dr. Zhang presented his vision on Internet of Touch (a.k.a. ioTouch), which could be the future of the Internet. "ioTouch is an Internet-based and adaptive feedback control system that handles sense of touch. It has input, output, control center, and feedback loop." Indeed, ioTouch is a special service ecosystem. At IEEE SERVICES 2015, Dr. Guruduth Banavar also shared his vision on cognitive computing at IBM Research and the next generation of cognitive systems in the Watson family.

In Services Computing community, the scope of Cognitive computing is open to everyone. Just like human beings have a multitude of senses that include but not limited to sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch, temperature, kinesthetic sense, pain, balance, acceleration, and various internal stimuli (Blood), an enterprise or a computing system or Internet as a whole have much complicated types of senses that are used to generate intelligence and eventually drive a system or ecosystem to work in order.

The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2017) is created to explore all science and technology innovations of cognitive computing.

IEEE ICCC 2017 is co-located with the 2017 IEEE 24th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2017), 2017 IEEE 13th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2017), the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2017), the 14th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2017), the 6th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2017), the 1st IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2017), and the 6th IEEE International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2017). All nine co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different themes (industry-specific services and enaling technologies, web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, and mobile services).

From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry.

Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for special issues in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Services Computing, International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). Both TSC and JWSR are indexed by SCI and EI [Link]. IEEE ICCC 2017 Proceedings will be included into IEEE digital library.

Services Conference Federation (SCF 2017)

As the foundational discipline in the services space, Services Computing covers all aspects of science, technology, and business that are used for transforming products into services and for modernizing traditional services into digital services ecosystem. The enabling technologies of Services Computing include but not limited to Web/Internet Services, Mobile Services, Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, Cognitive Computing, and Cloud Computing. In 2017, we will use Services Conference Federation (SCF 2017) as the code name for us to host our biggest annual conference, which will be held on June 25-30, 2017, Hawaii, USA.

The Services Conference Federation (SCF 2017) include two major parts. The first part includes 6 "old" conferences in our worldwide Services Computing community.

The second part of the SCF 2017 will include the following 3 "new" topic conferences to reflect the fast growing directions in the field of Services Computing. All the "new" conference web sites will be open very soon along with the organizing committee's information:

More importantly, Above 9 co-located conferences are sponsored by IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) and Services Society.

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About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is the world's leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology.

About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary 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

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath 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.

About the Services Society

The Services Society is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. The Services Society is registered in the USA as a "501(c)(3) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. The Services Society collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The Services Society initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. It has created Services Society Young Scientist Forums (SSYSF) worldwide. The Services Society has provided professional services for more than 30,000 researchers, practitioners, professors, and students directly.

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