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The “European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing” (ESOCC) is the premier conference on the advances in the state of the art and practice of Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing in Europe. ESOCC has evolved from the ECOWS (European Conference on Web Services) conference series, after the Steering Committee decided to renew and broaden its scope, and to start a new conference series on advanced topics of service-oriented and cloud computing. The first edition of the new series, ESSOC 2012, was successfully held in Bertinoro, Italy, and will be continued by ESOCC 2013 in Malaga, Spain. The main objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the areas of SOC and Cloud Computing and to foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond. ESOCC 2013 will include invited talks, presentations of selected research papers and an industrial track with the participation of top researchers from industry. ESOCC 2013 will also include a PhD symposium and a series of satellite workshops.

Background

The continued success of service-oriented distributed applications has shown that tightly coupled software systems may be useful for niche markets, whereas loosely coupled software systems have proven to be more flexible, adaptive and often more appropriate for practical applications. Loose coupling makes it easier for a given system to interact with other system components − including legacy systems − that have been developed independently somewhere in a heterogeneous universe of services. Thus, service-oriented applications can evolve more easily during their lifespan and adapt better to changing or even unpredictable environments. In such scenarios, cloud computing enables a new execution paradigm for distributed software application where resources can be shared, optimally realized as well as utilised and exchanged between heterogeneous execution platforms and the cloud, so as to achieve fast response times and to ensure immersive and non-interrupted user experience.

Services today are developed independently, deployed as well as freely composed, and they can be implemented in a variety of technologies – a fact which is of particular importance from a business perspective. Similarly, cloud computing aims at enabling mobility as well as device, platform and/or service independence by offering centralized sharing of resources. It promotes interoperability, portability and security standards, and raises a completely new set of security issues. On the implementation side, essential agreement has been reached on integration technologies and consensus has emerged in today's middleware market. Customers use web technologies extensively; however, service developers, providers, and integrators need to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective and secure development and use of dependable devices, platforms, services and service-oriented applications in the cloud. .


Topics of interest

ESOCC 2013 seeks original, high quality papers related to all aspects of Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing, which constitute the main technology available to date for implementing service-oriented architectures and cloud computing. Topics of interest to the Research and Industry Tracks include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Management and Web Services.
  • Cloud Services Management and Composition using Web Services.
  • Dynamic and Adaptive Web Services.
  • Economics Models and Web Services.
  • Enterprise Architecture and Web Services.
  • Emerging Trends of Service Composition and Mashups.
  • Experience reports of novel applications of Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing in Health, Commerce, Finance, Telecom, Scientific Computing and other domains.
  • Service modelling, service-oriented analysis and design.
  • Formal Methods for Web Services.
  • Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications.
  • Architectural Models for Cloud Computing.
  • Identity and Access Management using Web Services.
  • Mobile Web Services.
  • Model-Driven Web Service Engineering.
  • Next Generation Web Services Middleware and Service Repositories.
  • Service quality and service interface design guidelines.
  • RESTful for Clouds and Web Services.
  • Self-Organizing Service Oriented Architectures.
  • Semantic Web Services.
  • Service Level Agreements for Web services.
  • Service-Oriented Business Collaboration.
  • SOA Governance and Web Services.
  • Social Web Services.
  • Web Services for Grids and Clouds.
  • Web Services in Service-Oriented Environments.
  • Web Services Life-Cycles.
  • Web Services Security and Privacy.
  • Big Data Management.
  • Cloud Interoperability and Federation.
  • Emerging Trends in Storage, Computation and Network Clouds.

ESOCC 2013 solicits both new research papers (in the main track) as well as reports on practical experiences from industry (industry track). However, papers on existing products or product marketing information are not within the scope of the ESOCC 2013 Industry Track.


PhD Symposium

The ESOCC 2013 PhD Symposium is an international forum for PhD students working in any of the areas addressed by the ESOCC conference. The main aim of the Symposium is to give PhD students an opportunity to present their research activity and perspectives, to critically discuss them with other PhD students and with established researchers in the area, and to get fruitful feedback and advices on their research activity. PhD students working in any area addressed by the ESOCC conference can submit a short report providing a clear statement of the problem they intend to address, motivating the interest and novelty of the underlying research challenges, demonstrating the ideas by examples, and describing the proposed research plan and expected results. Reports should not exceed 6 pages formatted according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines. The papers should be authored by the PhD student and indicate the name of her/his supervisor. Submissions must be sent by email to the symposium chair Wolf Zimmermann (wolf.zimmermann@informatik.uni-halle.de).


Submission guidelines

Original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted via EasyChair.

Paper submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines and the templates available at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 and they should not exceed 15 pages. A paper might be accepted as a full paper (15 pages), as a short paper (8 pages) or as a poster (a 2-page abstract in the proceedings). Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


Important dates

Deadlines for research papers:

  • Research paper submission: Sunday, 21 April Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: Sunday, June 2, 2013
  • Camera Ready version: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Deadlines for industrial papers:
  • Industrial Paper submission: Sunday, 21 April Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: Sunday, June 2, 2013
  • Camera Ready version: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Deadlines for PhD Symposium papers:
  • PhD symposium paper submission: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: Sunday, July 7, 2013 Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Final paper due: Sunday, July 26, 2013 Thursday, August 15, 2013

Deadlines for workshop proposals:
  • Workshop proposal submission: Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: Sunday, March 17, 2012

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Ernesto Pimentel
University of Málaga, Spain

Programme Chairs

Kung-Kiu Lau
University of Manchester, UK

Winfried Lamersdorf
University of Hamburg, Germany

Industry Track Chairs

Judith Bishop
Microsoft Research, USA

Aljosa Pasic
ATOS, Spain

Workshop Chairs

Massimo Villari
University of Messina, Italy

Carlos Canal
University of Malaga, Spain

Ph.D. Symposium Chair

Wolf Zimmermann
University of Halle, Germany


ESOCC 2013 Program Committee

Marco Aiello
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Farhad Arbab
CWI, The Netherlands

Luciano Baresi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Sami Bhiri
National University of Galway, Ireland

Mario Bravetti
University of Bologna, Italy

Antonio Brogi
University of Pisa, Italy

Christoph Bussler
Xtime, Inc., USA

Manuel Carro
IMDEA Software and
Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Wojciech Cellary
Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Javier Cubo
University of Málaga, Spain

Juergen Dunkel
FH Hannover, Germany

Schahram Dustdar
TU Wien, Austria

Rik Eshuis
Eindhoven Univ. of Technology,
The Netherlands

David Eyers
University of Otago,
New Zealand

George Feuerlicht
Prague University of Economics,
Czech Republic

Christopher Giblin
IBM Zurich Research Lab,
Switzerland

Claude Godart
Universiy of Lorraine, France

Michael Goedicke
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Thomas Gschwind
IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland

Martin Henkel
Stockholm University, Sweden

Dionisis Kehagias
CERTH-ITI, Greece

Birgitta Koenig-Ries
Universitaet Jena, Germany

Ernoe Kovacs
NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany

Akhil Kumar
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Peep Kungas
University of Tartu, Estonia

Frederic Lang
INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France

Welf Loewe
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Heiko Ludwig
IBM Research, USA

Ingo Melzer
DaimlerChrysler Research, Germany

Roy Oberhauser
Aalen University, Germany

Guadalupe Ortiz
University of Cádiz, Spain

Claus Pahl
Dublin City University, Ireland

Flavio De Paoli
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Cesare Pautasso
University of Lugano, Switzerland

Wolfgang Reisig
Humboldt-Universität Berlin,
Germany

Ulf Schreier
Univ. of Applied Sciences Furtwangen,
Germany

Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen,
Germany

Massimo Villari
University of Messina, Italy

Erik Wilde
UC Berkeley, USA

Gianluigi Zavattaro
University of Bologna, Italy

Olaf Zimmermann
ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

Wolf Zimmermann
University of Halle, Germany

Christian Zirpins
KIT/Seeburger AG, Karlsruhe, Germany


ESOCC Steering Committee

Antonio Brogi
University of Pisa, Italy

Schahram Dustdar
TU Wien, Austria

Rik Eshuis
Eindhoven Univ. of Technology,
The Netherlands

Paul Grefen
Eindhoven Univ. of Technology,
The Netherlands

Flavio De Paoli
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Cesare Pautasso
University of Lugano, Switzerland

Ulf Schreier
Hochschule Furtwangen University,
Germany

Gianluigi Zavattaro
University of Bologna, Italy

Wolf Zimmermann
University of Halle, Germany

Olaf Zimmermann
ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland


Local Organising Committee

Carlos Canal
University of Málaga, Spain

Javier Cubo
University of Málaga, Spain

José A. Martín
University of Málaga, Spain

Ernesto Pimentel
University of Málaga, Spain

Cristóbal Blanco
University of Málaga, Spain

Nadia Gámez
University of Málaga, Spain

Álvaro Martín
University of Málaga, Spain

Antonio Moreno
University of Málaga, Spain

Félix Prado
University of Málaga, Spain

Javier Troya
University of Málaga, Spain