The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE 2019)

April 4 – April 9, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont – Newark, California, USA

Service-Oriented Computing exploits services as the fundamental elements of computer-based systems. It has been applied to various areas and promotes fundamental changes to the way software systems are being analyzed, architected, designed, implemented, tested, evaluated, delivered, consumed, maintained and evolved. Consequently, a new paradigm of software and system engineering discipline, i.e. Service-Oriented Engineering, has emerged and advanced rapidly in the past decade. Among many remarkable milestones in the development of this new paradigm are the wide adoption of the Microservices architectural style supported by Docker and other container-based virtualisation techniques in the design of cloud native application in the industry, and the DevOps movement in the organisation of development process supported by automated tools for continuous testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Recent advances in service oriented computing, in particular Internet-of-Things, Edge and Fog computing, mobile and cloud computing combined with Big Data analytics, robotics, blockchain and decentralised ledger applications, and application of artificial intelligence techniques, etc., have provided 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. Therefore, the revolution of the software and system engineering paradigm brought by service-orientation is still unfolding, with each new technology development bringing new challenges and opportunities.

Starting from 2005, SOSE is a pioneering IEEE sponsored international conference devoted to the research in engineering service-oriented systems. It covers all aspects of service-oriented engineering from architectures, techniques, tools and languages to methodologies. Continuing the tradition of the last twelve editions of SOSE Symposia, the 13th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in Service-Oriented System Engineering. SOSE 2019 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.

Topics Of Interests

Regular Research Papers

Research papers should be written in English and 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
  • Serverless Computing
  • 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 a Smart World

  • Smart home, smart office, smart city, smart industry
  • 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
  • Quality of data (QoD)

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

Industry Practice / Case Study Papers

SOSE 2019 encourages papers reporting on industrial practice, case studies, empirical research and practical experiences in service engineering. Industry papers and case studies should be between 6-10 pages in length. The topics include, but are 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 papers, 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 vision papers which discuss future and emerging issues, including emerging paradigms, technologies and applications. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length.

  • 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

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: Dec. 14, 2018
  • Author notification: Jan 5, 2019
  • Camera-ready submission and conference registration: Jan 31, 2019
  • Conference: Apr 4 – 9, 2019


IEEE Conference Joint Steering Committee Board

  • Axel Küpper, Technische Universität Berlin/Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany
  • Cristian Borcea, New Jersey of Institute of Technology, USA
  • Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Hauiming Wang, National University of Defense Technology, China
  • Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, USA (Executive Chair)
  • Jie Xu, University of Leeds, UK
  • Longbin Cao, University of Technology Sydney, AU
  • Sato Hiroyuki, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • W. T. Tsai, Arizona State University, USA

Honorary Chair

  • Bob Lim, VP Information Technology and CIO, San Jose State University

General Chairs

  • Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
  • Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Program Chairs

  • Shuiguang Deng, Zhejiang University, China
  • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK


  • Everette Li, San Jose State University, USA
  • Nora Liu, San Jose State University, USA