The 14th IEEE International Conference On Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE 2020)

April, 13 – 16, 2020

Keble College, Oxford, UK

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 14th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in Service-Oriented System Engineering. SOSE 2020 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.

Types Of Submissions And Their Topics Of Interest

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
      • 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
    • Track 7: Security Engineering for Service Systems
      • Security, dependability, and reliability
      • Trust, reputation and incentive mechanisms

Industry Practice / Case Study Papers

SOSE 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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. 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

Work In Progress Papers

As the field covered by SOSE develops rapidly it is always useful to provide authors with an opportunity to present early ideas to the community and obtain feedback and guidance on direction. To enable this dimension we are inviting work in progress paper submissions not exceeding 4 pages in length and cognate with any of the topics mentioned above. The title in the submission for review should be prefaced with “WIP” to aid reviewers.

PhD Symposium

A PhD symposium track will accept submissions authored primarily by PhD students and the first author will need to be a registered PhD student. This track accepts papers in areas as listed above and allows submission of papers of up to 6 page length. Preface the title with “PhD” in submissions.

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers need to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference system in PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 10 pages (4 pages for WIP and 6 pages for PhD Symposium) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10pt font). You can find the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

All submission will be reviewed by members of the conference program committee considering the criteria of novelty, significance of the contribution, technical soundness, maturity of the work, and presentation quality. The WIP and PhD Symposium track will apply criteria that consider the special nature of the papers in those tracks. Once accepted, at least one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper at the conference in person. The paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI) and included in IEEE Computer Society Digital Library.

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Conference Organisers

    General Chairs:

    • Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Program Committee Chairs:

    • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Derby, UK
    • Zhongjie Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China