REST: Advanced Research Topics and Practical Applications - Call for Chapters



REST has gained popularity not only as a lightweight approach for Web Service development, but it also often used to denote a loosely coupled and Web-friendly approach to design Service-Oriented Architectures. In this book we gather contributions on applying REST beyond public Web services (e.g., in pervasive computing applications, cloud computing environments and integrated enterprise architectures) and on results of recent research studies for doing so. The goal is to go beyond the basic understanding of what REST is about as an architectural style and collect emerging and established design patterns to provide valuable guidance for the reader. The book will both give a clear, principled description of REST and show how it has made an impact in the state of the practice as well as provide an outlook on ongoing research advances. Readers will find a good starting point for making sense of REST, its design constraints, advantages and disadvantages, as well as a broad collection of novel practical application case studies where using REST has made a difference. The book is intended for service designers, information systems architects and anyone interested in learning the current state of research and application of the REST architectural style.

Topics of Interest

We are seeking high quality contributions with chapters on, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • REST Application Case Studies
  • REST Composition
  • REST Design Patterns
  • REST Design Anti-patterns
  • REST Development Frameworks
  • REST and Linked Data
  • REST Modeling
  • REST Extensions
  • REST Research
  • REST Testing and Conformance

Submission Procedure

Interested researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit on or before October 12th, 2012 a 1-2 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the content of the proposed chapter through the easychair on:

The proposal should contain the following information:

  1. Title of the Chapter
  2. Name of the Author(s), Affiliation, Email
  3. Topic Area Covered by the Chapter
  4. Abstract
  5. Outline of the Chapter

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 15th, 2012 about the status of their proposal. Full chapters (up to 20 pages in Springer format) will be due by November 5th, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed for technical correctness and clarity by at least 3 reviewers. Selected contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this book project. Once reviewed, the final chapters have to be delivered by February 15th 2012 in order to ensure that the book can be published in the first quarter of 2013.