Call for Papers (research track and industry track)

ICSOC is the top international forum for academics, industry researchers and developers to report and share groundbreaking works 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 & mobile computing, cloud computing, networking, scientific workflow, service science, management science, and software engineering.

ICSOC 2013 will bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners from multiple disciplines to focus on service-oriented, cloud-based, innovative enterprises ready for the 21st century. The conference will feature research and industry presentations, prestigious keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, and a PhD track. Please refer to for more details about these associated events.

Topics of Interest

ICSOC 2013 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
    • Service Design
    • Service Description
    • Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Service Composition
    • Theoretical Foundations
    • Service Engineering Methods
    • Testbeds for Service Concepts and Technologies
    • Semantic Web Services
    • RESTful Web Services
    • Service Change Management
    • Service Discovery and Mining
    • Service Customization
    • Service Governance
  • Service Operations and Management
    • Management Processes and Methods
    • Managing Service Infrastructure
    • Quality of Service
    • Security, Privacy and Trust
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics for Services
    • Execution and Resource Allocation Services
    • Web as a Platform
  • Services in the Cloud
    • XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
    • Service Integration and Orchestration on the Cloud
    • Cloud Service Management
    • Decentralized Cloud Platform Architectures
    • Software Engineering Models, Methods and Methodologies for XaaS
    • Cloud Workflow Management
    • Cloud Brokers and Coordination across Multiple Resource Managers
  • Services in Organizations, Business and Society
    • Social Networks and Services
    • Human-provided and Outsourcing of Services
    • Business Service Modeling
    • Business Process Modeling
    • Costs and Pricing of Services
    • Service Marketplaces
    • OpenAPI
  • Service Applications and Implementations
    • Grid and Scientific Computing Services
    • Pervasive and Mobile Services
    • Services for Big-Data
    • Embedded and Real-time Services
    • Services in Specific Application Domains
    • Domain-Specific Services
    • Data- and/or compute-intensive applications

Paper Submission

The conference solicits outstanding original research and practice papers on all aspects of service-oriented, cloud-based computing. Papers should clearly demonstrate the research or practical contribution, the relevance to the field, and the relation to prior work. Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. All papers will be peer reviewed.

Prospective authors must submit abstracts prior to submitting full papers. Full papers are not to exceed 15 pages including all references and figures. All papers must be prepared in the Springer LNCS format and be submitted electronically in PDF to the conference submission system (

Best Paper Award

The award will be given to the paper submitted to the conference as judged by the program committee.

Important Dates

Abstract due: May 31, 2013
Full paper due: June 7, 2013
Notification : August 2, 2013
Camera ready due : August 30, 2013


All accepted papers will appear in the ICSOC 2013 proceedings published by Springer Verlag under the Services Science series.

Program Co-Chairs

  • Samik Basu, Iowa State University, USA
  • Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Liang Zhang, Fudan University, China


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