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IEEE SOSE 2013 : IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering


Conference Series : Service Oriented Software Engineering
When Mar 25, 2013 - Mar 28, 2013
Where San Francisco Bay, Redwood City, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2012
Notification Due Dec 31, 2012
Final Version Due Jan 15, 2013
Categories    service-oriented architectures   web services   cloud computing   software engineering

Call For Papers

SOSE 2013: 7th International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering, March 25 - March 28, 2013, Hotel Sofitel, San Francisco Bay, USA.

Scope and Visions

SOSE is originated from 2005. SOSE is one of the pioneering symposia devoted to the research in engineering service-oriented systems, from the architecture and computing paradigm to the development and management. Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) exploits services as the fundamental elements for developing computer-based systems. From technology foundation perspective, SOC has become the most important discipline in the modern services industry. SOC promotes the fundamental changes to system architecture, especially changing the way software systems are being analyzed, architected, designed, implemented, tested, evaluated, delivered, consumed, maintained and evolved.

Recently, Cloud Computing emerges as a popular service delivery paradigm and further expands the scope of SOC to include new subjects such as Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Testing as a Service, Management as a Service and Thing as a Service. Service Engineering for Cloud Computing brings new challenges as well as opportunities to SOSE and becomes the theme of the 7th symposium.

Continuing the tradition of the last six SOSE Symposia, the 7th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in the Service-Oriented System Engineering. Particularly, SOSE 2013 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.

A. Regular Research Papers

The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Track I: Service-Oriented System Engineering

Business process integration and management
Operation and governance for large-scale service-oriented systems (such as data centers)
Modernization, migration, and servicetization of legacy systems
Mobility of services in complex network environments and heterogeneous clients
Modeling and simulation of service-oriented systems
Adaptation, control and optimization in service-oriented systems
Social and collaborative engineering of services systems
Service interoperability, composibility, quality, reliability, mobility, scalability, elasticity, and security
service-oriented engineering of the emergent systems, such as the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds, Platform as a Service (PaaS) clouds, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Social Networking Systems.

Track II. Service-Oriented Software Engineering

Model-driven development of service-oriented systems
Multi-tenant architecture, configurable architecture
Requirement and design modeling of services and systems
Specifications of services and systems
Semantic services and semantic-enabled service engineering
Dynamic service delivery, deployment and evolution
End-user development and mashup of software services
Lifecycle models, reusability, and scalability for software services
Metrics and measurement of services, QoS, and QoE
Runtime verification, validation, monitoring, testing on-the-fly and policy enforcement
Service oriented architecture, analysis, modeling, design, validation, QoS, and evaluation for Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and mobile services

B. Industry Practice/Case Study Papers

SOSE 2013 encourages papers report industry practice, case studies, empirical research and practical experiences in service engineering are invited. The topics include, but not limited to the following:

Enterprise business architecture and solution frameworks
Platforms and tools for system and software engineering
Case studies, experiments and evaluation of service-oriented system
Innovative service applications and experiences

C. Survey and Emerging Subjects Tutorial Papers

In addition to regular research paper and industry practice/case study paper sessions, SOSE 2013 will also invite some tutorial papers, which review the state-of-the-art of the research on services engineering as well as the related emerging paradigms and technologies. These papers should summarize the recent research advance in service engineering from different perspectives, identify the open issues and future trends and challenges in the field. SOSE 2013 also encourages discussion papers which target at the visions on future related issues, including the emerging paradigms, technologies and applications.

The topics include, but not limited to, the following:

Theoretical and technical foundation of service-oriented systems
Methodology and engineering principles of service-oriented systems
Testing, verification, validation and quality assurance in the development of service-oriented systems
Construction, deployment, operation and maintenance of service-oriented systems
Measurements and metrics of QoS in SOA-based application systems
Governance and policies in service-oriented software development
Engineering techniques and tools to support the publishing, discovery and composition of services
Architectural and detail designs of services and code generation of service software

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 10/15/2012
Review Notification: 12/31/2012
Camera Ready and registration Deadline: 01/15/2013
Conference : 03/25-28/2013

Paper Submission

Format: Please submit papers in PDF format through the SOSE web site. Manuscript should be prepared following the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines (

Page Limit: The page limits and evaluation criteria for three different types of papers are given below.
Research Paper: 12 pages, evaluated by the relevance, significance, originality, clarity, and technical merit
Industrial Practice/Case Study Paper: 6 pages, evaluated by the relevance, clarity, and value to the research community
Survey-based Tutorial Papers: 12 pages, evaluated by the coverage of the literature,
relevance, soundness, technical validity, insightful discussion, timeliness, well-structuredness and clarity.

Publication: All accepted papers will be included in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium to present the work.

Journal Special Issue: We plan to publish a special journal issue for the extended and revised versions of selected best papers presented at the SOSE 2013 Symposium.

Best Paper Award: One paper will be given the SOSE 2013 Best Paper Award at the conference


Steering Committee Chair
Wei-Tek Tsai, Arizona State University, USA

Steering Committee:
K. J. Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
J. Y. Chung, IBM, USA
F. Bastani, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Raymond Paul, DoD, USA
Jie Xu, U. of Leeds, UK

General Co-Chair
Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, CA, USA
Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Program Co-Chair
Gang Huang, Peking University, China
Jorge L. Sanz, IBM, USA

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