Welcome to the First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010)

This Web site contains all information related to the First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010) to be held at WWW 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina next 26 April 2010.

Closing Panel Discussion

Closing Panel: Do we need (more) research on REST?

Panelists: Mike Amundsen, Stuart Charlton, Cesare Pautasso, Ian Robinson, Sam Ruby, Erik Wilde

Download the panel recording (MP3, 58:21, 53.4MB) from dropbox


The final proceedings have now been published in the ACM DL. Get the WS-REST 2010 ACM DL Proceedings.

Download the Preliminary proceedings including the PDFs of papers presented at WS-REST 2010 on April 26, 2010. The BibTex metadata is also available.



All WS-REST 2010 attendees need to be registered to the WWW2010 conference hosting the workshop. The registration to WS-REST 2010 is managed through the main WWW2010 conference registration process, which is now open. Pick any registration option that includes workshops, such as the full registration (5 days), the 2-day option, and the 1-day option.

WWW2010 early registration rates will be extended for all authors of papers accepted to WS-REST 2010

Call for Papers

The First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010) aims to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of research on the emerging resource-oriented style of Web service design.


Over the past few years, several discussions between advocates of the two major architectural styles for designing and implementing Web services (the RPC/ESB-oriented approach and the resource-oriented approach) have been mainly held outside of the research and academic community, within dedicated mailing lists, forums and practitioner communities. The RESTful approach to Web services has also received a significant amount of attention from industry as indicated by the numerous technical books being published on the topic.

This first edition of WS-REST, co-located with the WWW2010 conference, aims at providing an academic forum for discussing current emerging research topics centered around the application of REST, as well as advanced application scenarios for building large scale distributed systems.

In addition to presentations on novel applications of RESTful Web services technologies, the workshop program will also include discussions on the limits of the applicability of the REST architectural style, as well as recent advances in research that aim at tackling new problems that may require to extend the basic REST architectural style. The organizers are seeking novel and original, high quality paper submissions on research contributions focusing on the following topics:

  • Applications of the REST architectural style to novel domains
  • Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns for RESTful services
  • RESTful service composition
  • Inverted REST (REST for push events)
  • Integration of Pub/Sub with REST
  • Performance and QoS Evaluations of RESTful services
  • REST compliant transaction models
  • Mashups
  • Frameworks and toolkits for RESTful service implementations
  • Frameworks and toolkits for RESTful service consumption
  • Modeling RESTful services
  • Resource Design and Granularity
  • Evolution of RESTful services
  • Versioning and Extension of REST APIs
  • HTTP extensions and replacements
  • REST compliant protocols beyond HTTP
  • Multi-Protocol REST (REST architectures across protocols)
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