CfP: European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC'12)

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ESOCC 2012: European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing
September 19-21, 2012
Bertinoro, Italy
Abstract submission: April 9, 2012
Paper submission: April 13, 2012
Workshop proposal submission: March 16, 2012
Journal special Issue
Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of a journal to be confirmed.

The European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC)
is the premier conference on the advances in the state of the art and
practice of Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing. During the
past edition of ECOWS (European Conference on Web Services) conference,
the Steering Committee decided to renew and broaden its scope, and
to start a new conference series on the topics of service-oriented and
cloud computing. The first edition of the new series, ESSOC’12, will
be held in Bertinoro from 19th to 21st of September, 2012. The main
objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between
researchers and practitioners and to foster future collaborations in
Europe and beyond. The ESOCC 2012 conference will include invited
speakers, presentations of contributed research papers and an industrial
track with the participation of top researchers from industry.
ESOCC 2012 will also include a PhD symposium and satellite workshops.

The success encountered by the Web has shown that tightly
coupled software systems are only good for niche markets,
whereas loosely coupled software systems can be more flexible,
more adaptive and often more appropriate in practice. Loose
coupling makes it easier for a given system to interact with
other systems, possibly legacy systems that share very little
with it. When applications are developed with service-oriented
architectures, they can evolve more easily during their lifespan
and adapt better to changing or even unpredictable environments.
On the other hand, cloud computing enables a new application
execution paradigm where resources can be optimally utilised and
exchanged between heterogeneous execution platforms and the cloud,
so as to achieve fast response times and ensure immersive and
non-interrupted user experience. Services today are developed and
deployed in a black-box manner, which is of particular importance
from a business perspective since services are implemented in a
variety of technologies. Similarly, cloud computing tries to enable
the mobility and the device and platform independence by promoting
interoperability, portability and security standards. Essential is
agreement on integration technology and consensus has emerged in
today's middleware market: Customers want to use Web technologies.
However, service integrators, developers, and providers need to create
methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective development and
use of dependable services and service-oriented applications in the cloud.

Topics of interest
The ESOCC 2012 program committee seeks original, high quality
papers related to all aspects of Service-Oriented and Cloud
Computing, which constitute the main technology available to date
for implementing service-oriented architectures and cloud computing.

Topics of interest to the Research and Industry Tracks include,
but are not limited to, the following:

- Business Process Management and Web Services
- Cloud Services Management and Composition using Web Services
- Dynamic and Adaptive Web Services
- Economics Models and Web Services
- Enterprise Architecture and Web Services
- Emerging Trends of Service Composition and Mashups
- Experience reports of novel applications of Service-Oriented and
Cloud Computing in Health, Commerce, Finance, Telecom, Scientific
Computing and other domains
- Service modeling, service-oriented analysis and design
- Formal Methods for Web Services
- Frameworks for Building Web Service-Based Applications
- Architectural Models for Cloud Computing
- Identity and Access Management using Web Services
- Mobile Web Services
- Model-Driven Web Service Engineering
- Next Generation Web Services Middleware and Service Repositories
- Service quality and service interface design guidelines
- RESTful Web Services
- Self-Organizing Service Oriented Architectures
- Semantic Web Services
- Service Level Agreements for Web services
- Service-Oriented Business Collaboration
- SOA Governance and Web Services
- Social Web Services
- Web Services for Grids
- Web Services in Service-Oriented Environments
- Web Services Life-Cycles
- Web Services Security and Privacy

It should be noted that papers on existing product descriptions
or product marketing information are not within the scope of the
ESOCC 2012 Industrial Track.

PhD Symposium
The ESOCC 2012 PhD Symposium is an international forum for PhD
students working in any of the areas addressed by the ESOCC
conference. The main aim of the Symposium is to give PhD
students an opportunity to present their research activity and
perspectives, to critically discuss them with other PhD students
and with established researchers in the area, and to get fruitful
feedback and advices on their research activity.

PhD students working in any area addressed by the ESOCC
conference can submit a short report providing a clear statement
of the problem they intend to address, motivating the interest
and novelty of the underlying research challenges, demonstrating
the ideas by examples, and describing the proposed research plan
and expected results. Reports should not exceed 6 pages formatted
according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines. The papers should
be authored by the PhD student and indicate the name of her/his
supervisor. Submissions must be sent by email to the symposium
chair Wolf Zimmermann (

Submission Guidelines
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (to be confirmed).
Submission details at the web site:

Important Dates
Deadlines for research papers:
* Abstract submission: Monday, April 9, 2012
* Papers due: Friday, April 13, 2012
* Notifications: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
* CR versions due: Friday, June 29, 2012
* ESOCC 2012 conference: September 19-21, 2012

Deadlines for industrial papers:
* Industrial Papers: Friday, April 27, 2012
* Notifications: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
* CR versions due: Friday, June 29, 2012
* ESOCC 2012 conference: September 19-21, 2012

Deadlines for PhD Symposium papers:
* Paper submission: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 15, 2011
* Camera Ready: Sunday, July 31, 2011
* ESOCC 2012 conference: September 19-21, 2012

Deadlines for workshop proposals:
* Workshop proposal submission: Friday, March 16, 2012
* Notification of acceptance: Friday, March 30, 2012

General Chair:
* Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy

Program Chairs:
* Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
* Flavio de Paoli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Industry Track Chairs:
* Thomas Gschwind, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
* Sergio Gusmeroli, TXT e-Solutions, Italy

Workshop Chair:
* Ivan Lanese, University of Bologna, Italy
* Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland

Ph.D. Symposium Chair:
* Wolf Zimmermann, University of Halle, Germany

ESOCC Steering Committee:
* Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
* Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
* Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
* Paul Grefen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands
* George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
* Ulf Schreier, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
* Olaf Zimmermann, IBM, Switzerland
* Wolf Zimmermann, University of Halle, Germany

Conference Website:

For any inquiries please contact the local organizers at:
or the program chairs at:

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