[AISWorld] ESOCC 2018 (deadline extension)

Pierluigi Plebani pierluigi.plebani at polimi.it
Mon May 21 08:33:19 -04 2018

Important dates (extended)

Research papers
- Abstract submission: May 21, 2018
- Paper Submission: May 28, 2018 **** EXTENDED ****
- Notification: June 22, 2018
- Final Version: July 06, 2018


7th European Conference and Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2018)

September 12-14, 2018, Como, Italy



Service-oriented and cloud computing have made a huge impact both on the software industry and on the research community. Today, service and cloud technologies are applied to build large-scale software landscapes as well as to provide single software services to end users. Services today are independently developed and deployed as well as freely composed while they can be implemented in a variety of technologies, a quite important fact from a business perspective. Similarly, cloud computing aims at enabling flexibility by offering a centralized sharing of resources. The industry's need for agile and flexible software and IT systems has made cloud computing the dominating paradigm for provisioning computational resources in a scalable, on-demand fashion. Nevertheless, service developers, providers, and integrators still need to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective and secure development as well as use of dependable devices, platforms, services and service-oriented applications in the cloud.

The European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) is the premier conference on advances in the state of the art and practice of service-oriented computing and cloud computing in Europe. The main objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the areas of service-oriented computing and cloud computing, as well as to explore the new trends in those areas and foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond.


- Main conference: three days full of invited talks, panels, and presentations of selected research papers, including a dedicated day to satellite workshops .
- PhD Symposium: here Ph.D. students have the opportunity to present their work, even at an early stage, to a panel of experienced professors and researchers, which can supply valuable comments for its improvement.
- European Projects Track: an extremely useful opportunity for researchers around Europe to disseminate the latest research developments in their projects.
- Industrial Track: specifically conceived to allow researchers and practitioners from companies to share their experience and latest breakthroughs.

Details about all the tracks are available at the conference web site: http://esocc2018.disco.unimib.it

Special focus

A particular focus in this year's conference will be on:

- Service and Cloud Computing in the era of virtualization
- Business Process Management in the Cloud

Invited talks

Valerie Issarny (INRIA, France) and Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK) will be the keynote speakers of ESOCC 2018 with two outstanding and relevant speeches on, namely, “When service-oriented and cloud computing meets the IoT: A use case in the context of urban mobile crowd-sensing” and “Edge Clouds: Architectures and Deployment Models”.

Topics of interest

ESOCC 2018 seeks original, high quality papers related to all aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Service and Cloud Computing Models
    * Design patterns, guidelines and methodologies
    * Governance models
    * Architectural models
    * Requirements engineering
    * Formal Methods
    * Model-Driven Engineering
    * Quality models
    * Security, Privacy & Trust models
    * Self-Organizing Service-Oriented and Cloud Architectures Models
    * Testing models

- Service and Cloud Computing Engineering
    * Service Discovery, Matchmaking, Negotiation and Selection
    * Monitoring and Analytics
    * Governance and management
    * Cloud Interoperability, Multi-Cloud, Cross-Cloud, and Federated Cloud solutions
    * Frameworks & Methods for Building Service and Cloud based Applications
    * Cross-layer adaptation
    * Edge, Cloud, Service Orchestration & Management
    * Service Level Agreement Management
    * Service Evolution/Optimisation
    * Service & Cloud Testing and Simulation
    * QoS for Services and Clouds
    * Semantic Web Services
    * Service mining
    * Service & Cloud Standards

- Technologies
    * DevOps in the Cloud
    * Containerized services
    * Emerging Trends in Storage, Computation and Network Clouds
    * Microservices Deployment and Management
    * Next Generation Services Middleware and Service Repositories
    * RESTful Clouds and Services
    * Service and Cloud Middleware & Platforms
    * Blockchain for Services & Clouds
    * Services and Clouds with IoT
    * Fog Computing with Service and Cloud

- Business and Social aspects
    * Enterprise Architectures for Service and Cloud
    * Service-based Workflow Deployment & Life-cycle Management
    * Core Applications, e.g., Big Data, Commerce, Energy, Finance, Health, Scientific Computing, Smart Cities
    * Business Process as a Service β€" BPaaS
    * Service and Cloud Business Models
    * Service and Cloud Brokerage
    * Service and Cloud Marketplaces
    * Service and Cloud Cost & Pricing
    * Crowdsourcing Business Services
    * Social and Crowd-based Cloud
    * Energy issues in Cloud
    * Sustainability issues


ESOCC 2018 invites submissions in all the tracks:

- Regular research papers (15 pages)
- Ph.D. Symposium (8 pages, authored by the PhD student with indication of supervisor's names)
- Industry Track (1-to-5 pages description of current R&D projects)
- European Project Space (1-to-5 pages description of ongoing projects)

We only accept original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers must be formatted according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines. They must be submitted to the EasyChair site at

All accepted papers of the main conference will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (http://www.springer.com/lncs)

There is a high possibility that the accepted papers of the other tracks will be published on CCISS series of Springer (final approval pending)

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register and present the work at the conference.

Important dates

Research papers
- Abstract submission: May 11, 2018 **** NEW! ****
- Paper Submission: May 21, 2018 **** NEW! ****
- Notification: June 22, 2018
- Final Version: July 06, 2018

Industrial papers/EU Project Space
- Paper submission: July 14, 2018
- Notification: August 13. 2018
- Camera ready: August 27, 2018

PhD Symposium
- Paper Submission: July 14, 2018
- Notification: August 24, 2018
- Camera ready: September 3, 2018


General Chair

- Flavio De Paoli (Università  di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Program Chairs

- Kyriakos Kritikos (ICS-FORTH, Greece)
- Pierluigi Plebani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Workshop Chairs

- Wolf Zimmermann (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
- Maria Fazio (University of Messina, Italy)

PhD Symposium Chairs

- Vasilios Andrikopoulos (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Massimo Villari (University of Messina, Italy)

EU Project Space Chairs

- Federico Facca (Martel Innovate, Switzerland)
- Dumitru Roman (SINTEF, Norway)

Industrial Track Chair

- Marco Brambilla (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
- Erik Wilde (CA Technologies API Academy, Switzerland)

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