ICSOC 2011 - The Ninth International Conference on Service Oriented Computing

Call for PhD Symposium Contributions

The ICSOC PhD Symposium 2011 is an international forum for PhD students working in all the areas addressed by the ICSOC conference. The goals of the ICSOC PhD Symposium are:

  • To bring together PhD students and established researchers in the field of service oriented computing.
  • To enable PhD students to interact with other PhD students and to stimulate an exchange of ideas, suggestions, and experiences among participants.
  • To give PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and critical atmosphere.
  • To provide students with fruitful feedback and advice on their research approach and thesis.

We particularly encourage students that are still developing their research methodology or are somewhere in the middle of their research program to submit to this symposium. Only active PhD students are eligible to submit, and topics are restricted to their doctoral work within the scope of the ICSOC conference.

The symposium in Paphos, Cyprus will be the 7th PhD Symposium of the series held in conjunction with the ICSOC conferences in San Francisco, USA (2010), Stockholm, Sweden (2009), Sydney, Australia (2008), Vienna, Austria (2007), Chicago, USA (2006), and Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2005).

IBM Sponsorship

We are proud to announce that IBM Research, USA, will be sponsoring the ICSOC PhD Symposium, as already done with prior editions of the event. Details on the exact form of the sponsorship and application will be posted on the Symposium's web page as soon as available.

Submission Format and Proceedings

Submitted papers should give a clear description of the PhD work being conducted by the author of the paper. In particular, papers must:

  • Provide a clear problem statement.
  • Outline the research challenges that drive the proposed work.
  • Describe the proposed solution, its expected impact, the expected research plan, and – if available – preliminary results.
  • Discuss the progress beyond the state of the art of the envisioned research outcome compared to current literature and approaches (cite key papers).

Each paper must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and must be at most 6 pages in length (strictly enforced). Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor(s) must be clearly marked ("supervised by ...") under the author’s name.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF to the PhD Symposium track of the conference submission system. Accepted papers will be included in the ICSOC 2011 post-conference proceedings of satellite events, to be published by Springer as part of the Service Science series.

Review Process and Format of the Symposium

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the PhD Symposium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance to service-oriented computing, potential for impact, quality of proposed research. The selection of papers will be based on these criteria.

In order to stimulate the discussion during the symposium, (i) reviewers will be asked to provide one paragraph description of what solution they think suits the described problem and how they would approach the research (in addition to the review); (ii) students accepted for participation will be asked to write their own reviews of two/three other accepted papers. As a feedback on their reviews, students will be granted access to the respective reviews by the Program Committee.

The symposium will operate in a workshop format, giving PhD students the opportunity to showcase their research and to assess the solutions proposed by the Program Committee.

Important Dates
  • Paper submission: July 01 Extended to August 30, 2011
  • Author notification: July 30 Extended to October 15, 2011
  • Camera-ready submission: August 15 Extended to October 30, 2011

PHD Symposium Chairs

Michael Q. Sheng, Adelaide University, Australia
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS, CNRS, France

Programme Committee

Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Djamal Benslimane, University of Lyon, France
Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Athman Bouguettaya, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Mauro Caporuscio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA Paris, France
Mohand-Said Hacid, LIRIS, France
Xitong Li, MIT, USA
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
Pascal Poizat, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Aviv Segev, KAIST, Korea
Jian Yu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Contact Information

If you have any inquiries, please contact the PhD Symposium chairs at: ps@icsoc.org



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