Thursday, July 07, 2011

WESOA 2011 CFP - Cyprus!

Have again this year happily agreed to work the program committee for wesoa, the always useful workshop attached to icsoc. This year, wesoa will be in Cyprus, which should make my attendance a bit more challenging than last year's event in San Francisco...


WESOA 2011


Associated with ICSOC 2011
Dec. 5th 2011, Paphos, Cyprus

Paper Submission Due: September 15th 2011


Many of today's large-scale software projects in the area of distributed
systems and especially enterprise IT adopt service-oriented software
architecture design patterns and enabling technologies. For these
projects, availability of sound software engineering principles,
methodology and tool support is of utmost importance. However,
traditional software engineering approaches are not fully appropriate
for the development of service-oriented applications. The limitations of
traditional methods in the context of service-oriented computing have
led to the emergence of Software Service Engineering (SSE) as a
specialist discipline, but research in this area is still ongoing and
many open issues remain. There is a need for research community and
industry practitioners to develop comprehensive engineering principles,
methodologies and tool support for the entire software development
lifecycle (SDLC) for service-oriented applications. The WESOA 2011
workshop is the seventh in a series of workshops that focus on the
specific aspects of SSE.

The theme of this edition of the WESOA workshop, aligned with the ICSOC
2011 focus on Cloud Computing, is exploration of the synergies between
SSE, Cloud Computing and Service Mashups. In particular, with the lack
of concrete SSE methodologies and approaches the future focus of
combining SSE, Cloud Computing and Service Mashups is as exciting as it
is potentially dangerous. There are risks of providing end-users with
powerful compositional tools to create new service-based applications
without rigorous engineering control mechanisms. This area provides a
strong candidate for future research for quality assurance in SSE. We
especially encourage papers that address the combination of these topic

Our aim is to facilitate exchange and evolution of ideas on SSE topics
across multiple disciplines as well as to encourage participation of
both researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. In
particular, such collaboration shall be fostered by means of a highly
interactive and fast-paced workshop format with invited speakers. We
also intend to hold a discussion panel on the theme of the workshop to
encourage ideas for future research.


WESOA 2011 encourages a multidisciplinary perspective and welcomes
papers that address general or domain-specific challenges of SSE.
Workshop topics of interest include, but are not limited to the

- Software service development lifecycle methodologies & processes
- Distributed & collaborative software service development
- Service-oriented reference models & frameworks
- Architectural styles & standards for software service systems
- Management & governance of SSE projects
- Models, languages, methods for service-oriented analysis & design
- Costing, valuation & quality metrics of software service design
- Requirements-engineering for software service systems
- Service-oriented business process modeling & management
- SSE for cloud computing environments (incl. IaaS, PaaS & SaaS)
- Validation, verification & testing of software service systems
- Service assembly, composition and aggregation models & languages
- Model-driven SOA & service systems development
- Reverse engineering of software service systems
- Tool support for software service engineering
- Case studies & best practices of service-oriented development
- SEE for context-awareness & mobile devices


- Paper Submission Due: September 15th, 2011
- Notification of Acceptance: October 23th, 2011
- Camera-Ready Copy Due: about November 7th, 2011
- Workshop Date: December 5th, 2011


Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research
papers. Papers should be written in English and must not exceed 10
pages, strictly following Springer LNCS style including all text,
references, appendices, and figures. Please, submit papers via the WESOA
conference management tool (see WESOA website) in PDF format. For
formatting instructions and templates see the Springer Web page:

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the international
program committee. Paper acceptance will be based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation. Accepted
papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, and circulated to
participants prior to the event. Workshop proceedings will be published
by Springer-Verlag (under negotiation).

At least one author of an accepted paper must register and participate
in the workshop. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions and
procedure of the main ICSOC conference to be found on their website:


- George Feuerlicht, Prague University of Economics, CZ
- Winfried Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg, DE
- Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Extremadura, ES
- Christian Zirpins, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE

- Invited PC Chair: Howard Foster, City University London, GB

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (to be confirmed)

- Sudhir Agarwal, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE
- Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, NL
- Djamal Benslimane, LIRIS, FR
- Sami Bhiri, DERI Galway, IE
- Alena Buchalcevova, Prague University of Economics, CZ
- Robert Castaneda, CustomWare, AU
- AnisCharfi, SAP Research CEC Darmstadt, DE
- Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T.J. Watson Research, US
- Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, GB
- Vincenzo D'andrea, University of Trento, IT
- Florian Daniel, University of Trento, IT
- Valeria de Castro, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ES
- Keith Duddy, Queensland University of Technology, AU
- Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, AT
- Paul Greenfield, CSIRO, AU
- Birgit Hofreiter, Hochschule Lichtenstein, LI
- Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, DE
- Rannia Khalaf, IBM watson Research, US
- Agnes Koschmieder, University of Karlsruhe, DE
- Mark Little, Red Hat, UK
- E. Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research, US
- Massimo Mecella, Univ. Roma LA SAPIENZA, IT
- Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg, DE
- Rebecca Parsons, ThoughtWorks, US
- CesarePautasso, Universitz of Lugano, CH
- Greg Pavlik, Oracle, US
- Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, I
- Franco Raimondi, University College London, GB
- Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-University Berlin, DE
- Norbert Ritter, University of Hamburg, DE
- Colette Rolland, University of Paris, FR
- Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, NL
- Jim Webber, ThoughtWorks, AU
- Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research Zrich, CH

If you have further queries please email to the workshop chairs on:

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