ICSOC 2011 - The Ninth International Conference on Service Oriented Computing

Call for Demonstrations

ICSOC is a prime forum for researchers and practitioners from academia and industry alike to present and discuss groundbreaking works in service-oriented computing. This year ICSOC will focus on the challenges in transitioning from service-oriented computing to cloud-based services. In cloud computing we use a common service abstraction to provide infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and software (SaaS), meaning that lessons learned in service-oriented computing can be extremely valuable. The Demonstration Program will therefore highlight practical contributions that show how service-oriented techniques and tools have assisted, or can assist, the development of cloud-based systems.

Submissions are invited for system demonstrations to be included in the ICSOC 2011 Demonstration Program. The program will provide an opportunity to discuss emerging technologies with key researchers and practitioners, and allow the participants to elaborate on how expertise in service-oriented computing can help us garner new opportunities in the field of cloud computing.

Topics of Interest

The ICSOC 2011 Demonstration Program welcomes practical contributions that address general or domain-specific challenges of service-oriented computing, and of its transition towards cloud computing. The program is interested in innovative software technologies, tools and applications.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Service-oriented Architecture
  • Services on the Cloud - XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
  • Grid and Cloud Services
  • Social networks and services
  • Human-provided and outsourcing services
  • Theoretical and Technical Service Foundations
  • Business Service Modeling and Business Process Modeling
  • Service Integration and Orchestration on the Cloud
  • Service Composition and Engineering
  • Service Operations and Management on the Cloud
  • Quality of Service for Cloud Services
  • Software Engineering Models, Methods and Methodologies for XaaS
  • Service Applications and Implementations
  • Service Design Methods
  • Service Change Management
  • Service Vocabularies and Ontologies
  • SOA Runtimes and Middleware
  • Testbeds for Service Concepts and Technologies
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics for Services
  • Pervasive and Mobile Services on the Cloud
  • Embedded and Real-time Services
  • Service Security, Privacy, and Trust

Demo Submission

Demonstration submissions have to include a two page description of the contribution including a title, a system overview, a summary of its novel characteristics, and the functions/features to be demonstrated. Descriptions are to be written in English and must not exceed 2 pages following LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). Additionally, authors should provide a link to a short online video or screen cast not exceeding 6 minutes in length (hard limit) of their demonstration. If a video cannot be provided, authors must alternatively produce a set of at the most 8 (hard limit) screenshots of their demonstration.

Submissions have to be uploaded to the Demo Track of the conference submission system at https://www.conftool.com/icsoc2011/ .

All submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their innovation, practical value, presentation and relevance to the main conference themes. Accepted submissions will be included in the ICSOC 2011 post-conference Workshop proceedings, to be published by Springer as part of the Service Science series. At least one author is expected to register for and showcase the demonstration at the ICSOC 2011 conference in Paphos.

Important Dates
  • Demo submission: August 29 Extended to September 5, 2011
  • Notifications: September 19, 2011
  • Camera-ready version: October 3, 2011
  • Demonstrations: December 5 - 8, 2011

Demo Chairs

Sam Guinea, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Florian Rosenberg, IBM Research, USA

Demo Committee

Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs, USA
Athman Bougettaya, CSIRO, Australia
Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Vincenzo D'Andrea, University of Trento, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Howard Foster, Imperial College London, UK
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Raman Kazhamiakin, SOA Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
E. Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research, USA
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Armin Haller, CSIRO, Australia
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Thomas Setzer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Wei Tan, IBM Research, USA
Jim Webber, ThoughtWorks, UK
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria



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