We are very pleased to announce the complete WS-REST 2018 keynote line-up. WS-REST 2018 will have two keynote speakers, with the research keynote given by Professor Cesare Pautasso, and the industry keynote given by Christian Fauré.

Please have a look at the WS-REST 2018 Program for the complete workshop program and the exact schedule. The keynote titles and abstract for WS-REST 2018 are:

Research Keynote by Cesare Pautasso (USI): Microservices: An Eventually Inconsistent Architectural Style?

  • Microservices by definition let each service independently manage its own database. In this talk we illustrate the ultimate consequences of the Polyglot persistence principle, which can be summarized using the CAB theorem: When Backing up a microservice architecture, it is not possible to have both Consistency (after recovery) and full Availability (while backing up the system). In other words, loosely coupled Microservice architectures are doomed to become inconsistent after disaster strikes. We will present and compare several coping strategies to deal with this limitation and discuss how they impact the monolith decomposition process and the corresponding service API boundary design.

Industry Keynote by Christian Fauré (Partner & Scientific Director at OCTO Technology): How to live with the schizophrenia of REST style architecture in the industry?

  • As a scientific director in a consulting and engineering company, I’m constantly under contradictory injunctions, especially when I have deal with REST Web APIs. I say to my clients “Do not version REST APIs”, but the very next day I say “Ok, I’m going to show you how to version your APIs”. Many other examples will be given during this keynote. How far are the web APIs implemented in the industry from the scientific recommendations (Hint: very far)? Most importantly, how are we to reconcile the scientific point of view with the day to day engineering work of designing and building web APIs? I will refer to the publication of Cyclopædia in London (1728) and the french Encyclopedia from d’Alembert (1751) to explain the way I try to manage my schizophrenia between science and engineering, and between research and industry.

Industry Track open for submissions until March 10

Please keep in mind that WS-REST 2018 is still open for industry track submissions until March 10, details can be found at WS-REST 2018 Call for Papers. We hope to see you at WS-REST 2018, and are looking forward to a program with two great keynote speakers!