The 12th IEEE International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE 2018)

March 26 – 29, 2018

Bamberg, Germany

Starting 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. It has been applied to various areas and promotes fundamental changes to system architecture, especially changing the way software systems are being analyzed, architected, designed, implemented, tested, evaluated, delivered, consumed, maintained and evolved.

The innovations of SOC also offer many interesting avenues of research for scientific and industrial communities. Recent advances in service oriented computing and cloud computing, in particular with regard to microservices, the DevOps paradigm, and container-based virtualization, are providing exciting opportunities to make significant progress in understanding and solving complex real-world challenges. Such challenges typically require a system-level approach that models a complex system at different levels of abstraction, helps to develop sound architectures for addressing separate system requirements and concerns, and integrates diverse sources of knowledge on the system’s components and their interactions.

Continuing the tradition of the last eleven SOSE Symposia, the 12th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in Service-Oriented System Engineering. Particularly, SOSE 2018 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.

Regular Research Papers

Research papers should be no more than 10 pages in length. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Track 1: Advanced Models for Service Engineering

  • Microservices architecture, deployment and management
  • DevOps and service engineering
  • Model-driven development of service-oriented systems
  • End-user development and mashup of software services
  • Lifecycle models, reusability, and scalability for services
  • Coordination and cooperation of services
  • Efficient scheduling of services
  • Services infrastructure for big data

Track 2: Computing Environments and Virtualization

  • Container-based virtualization
  • Programming models, languages, tools and platforms
  • Architecture of Internet-based virtual computing environments
  • Security, dependability, and reliability
  • Trust, reputation and incentive mechanisms
  • Large scale computing and analytics

Track 3: Methods, Languages & Tools for process-based SOC systems

  • Business process integration, alignment & management in SOAs
  • Methods, languages & tools for building process-based SOC systems
  • Metrics and measurement of services, QoS, and QoE
  • Runtime verification, validation, monitoring
  • Dynamic service delivery, deployment and evolution
  • Service mobility, scalability, elasticity, and security
  • Operation and governance for large-scale service-oriented systems
  • Adaptation, control and optimization in service-oriented systems
  • Modernization, migration, and servicetization of legacy systems
  • Service-oriented system engineering for large-scale analytics
  • Service-oriented engineering and clouds

Track 4: Service-based Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Edge computing and fog computing
  • Software and system engineering for CPS
  • REST APIs and services for CPS
  • Mobile Services for CPS
  • System modelling and simulations
  • Data Management for CPS
  • Dependable network and system architectures for CPS

Track 5: Intelligent Services for Smart World

  • Smart Home, Smart Office, Smart City
  • Intelligent services architectures and provisioning models
  • Smart systems programming models and methodologies
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Context-aware services
  • Nature-inspired intelligent services
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning

Track 6: Social Networking Services

  • Location-Based social networks
  • Human mobility modeling and mining
  • Recommendation systems for service computing
  • Human-centric sensing
  • Intelligent socially-aware and community-aware systems
  • Security, privacy, safety and legal issues
  • Event detection and predication in social networks

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal See the Call for Workshops for more information.
Submission Deadline 6 December 2017
Authors Notification 15 January 2018
Camera-ready Paper 01 February 2018
Registration Due 01 February 2018
Conference Dates 26 – 29 March 2018

Industry Practice / Case Study papers

SOSE 2018 encourages papers report industry practice, case studies, empirical research and practical experiences in service engineering are invited. Industry papers and case studies should be between 6-10 pages in length. 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

Survey and Emerging Subjects Tutorial Papers

In addition to regular research paper and industry practice/case study paper sessions, SOSE 2018 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 2018 also encourages discussion papers which target at the visions on future related issues, including the emerging paradigms, technologies and applications. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length.

The topics include, but are 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 QA 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

Journal Special Issues

Distinguished papers selected from the conferences and associated workshops, after further extensions, will be recommended for submission and publication in the prestigious journals or their Special Issues.

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers need to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference system with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 10 pages including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Once accepted, the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Paper submission links:


General chairs

  • FRANK LEYMANN, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • SCHAHRAM DUSTDAR, TU Wien, Austria
  • PAUL TOWNEND, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Local organization chair

  • GUIDO WIRTZ, University of Bamberg, Germany

Program chairs

  • JOERG LENHARD, University of Karlstad, Sweden
  • YAN WANG, MacQuarie University, Australia
  • FANJING MENG, IBM Research Lab Beijing, China

Steering committee

  • JERRY GAO, San Jose State University, United States
  • WEI-TEK TSAI, Beihang University, China
  • JIE XU, Leeds University, United Kingdom
  • HONG ZHU, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Publication chairs

  • MOHAMED ELHOSENY, Mansoura University, Egypt
  • QING YANG, University of North Texas, United States

Finance chair

  • JERRY GAO, San Jose State University, United States

Publicity chairs

  • OLIVER KOPP, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • GREGOR SCHEITHAUER, metafinanz Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany

Web chairs

  • STEFAN KOLB, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • JOHANNES MANNER, University of Bamberg, Germany