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2016 2016 : The 14th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2016) Call for Papers


When Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016
Where Banff, Alberta, Canada
Submission Deadline May 15, 2016
Notification Due Jun 30, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2016

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The 14th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2016)
October 10-13, 2016, Banff, Alberta, Canada

ICSOC, the International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, is the top international forum for academics, industry researchers, developers, and practitioners to report and share groundbreaking work in service-oriented computing. ICSOC fosters cross-community scientific excellence by gathering experts from various disciplines, such as business-process management, distributed systems, computer networks, wireless and mobile computing, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, networking, scientific workflows, services science, data science, management science, and software engineering.

ICSOC 2016, the 14th event in this series, will take place in Banff, Alberta, Canada on October 10-13. Following on the ICSOC tradition, it will feature forward-looking keynote presentations, research and industry presentations, workshops, tool demonstrations, tutorials, and a PhD track.

ICSOC 2016 seeks outstanding, original contributions, including theoretical and empirical evaluations, as well as practical and industrial experiences, with emphasis on results that solve open research problems and have significant impact on the field of service-oriented computing.

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Service Engineering
Legacy systems migration to SOA
Service design, specification, discovery, customization, composition, and deployment
Service change management
Service innovation
Theoretical foundations

* Run-time Service Operations and Management
Service execution middleware
Service monitoring and adaptive management
Quality of service
Security, privacy, and trust
Service governance

* Services and Data
Services for Big Data
Service for compute-intensive applications
Mining and analytics
Data-provisioning services
Services related linked open data

* Services on the Cloud
Migration to virtual infrastructures
XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
Service deployment and orchestration in the Cloud
Cloud service management
Cloud workflow management
Cloud brokers and coordination across multiple resource managers

* Services in the Internet of Things
Embedded and real-time services
RFID, sensor data and services related to the Internet of Things
Services for IoT applications

* Services in organizations, business and society
Services science
Social networks and services
Cost and pricing of services
Service marketplaces and ecosystems
Service business models
Enterprise architecture and services

The conference solicits outstanding original research and practice papers on all aspects of service-oriented computing. Papers should clearly demonstrate the research or practical contribution, the relevance to the field, and the relationship to prior work. Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets, see Submissions must be in English and not to exceed 15 pages including all references and figures. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF to the conference submission system (

For each accepted paper, at least one author must attend the conference and present the paper. The deadline for identifying and registering this individual will be at the time when the camera-ready version is submitted.

The award will be given to the paper that the Program Committee judges to be the best in quality, execution and impact among all the accepted papers in the conference.

Abstract & full paper due: May 15, 2016
Notification to authors: Jun 30, 2016
Camera-ready papers due: Jul 15, 2016
Author registration due: Jul 15, 2016
Early registration due: Aug 15, 2016
Conference dates: Oct 10-13, 2016

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University, USA

Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Samir Tata, Institute Mines-Telecom, France

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