ICSOC 2012
10th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing
November 12-15, Shanghai, China

Call for Papers (research track and industry track)

ICSOC is the prime forum for academics and industry researchers and developers to report and share groundbreaking works in service oriented computing. ICSOC fosters cross-community scientific excellence by the gathering of experts from various disciplines, such as business process management, distributed systems, computer networks, wireless & mobile computing, grid computing, networking, service science, management science, and software engineering.

ICSOC 2012 will bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners from multiple disciplines to focus on service-oriented, cloud-based innovative for the 21st century enterprises.

The conference will feature research and industry presentations, keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, and a PhD track. Please refer to www.icsoc.org for more details about these associated events.

Topics of Interest

ICSOC 2012 seeks outstanding, original contributions, including solid theoretical and empirical evaluations as well as practical and industrial experiences -- with emphases on results that solve open research problems and have significant impact on the field of service-oriented computing and also in particular cloud services.

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Service Engineering
    • Service Design
    • Service Description
    • Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Service Composition
    • Theoretical and Technical Service Foundations
    • Service Engineering Methods
    • Testbeds for Service Concepts and Technologies
    • Semantic Web services
    • Service change management
    • Service discovery and mining
  • Service Operations and Management
    • Management Processes and Methods
    • Managing Service Infrastructure
    • Quality of Service
    • Security, Privacy and Trust
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics for Services
  • Services in the Cloud
    • XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
    • Service Integration and Orchestration on the Cloud
    • Grid and Computational Services
    • Service Composition and Engineering
    • Managing Services on the Cloud
    • Managing a Cloud Platform
    • Software engineering models, methods and methodologies for XaaS
    • Workflow management in clouds
  • Services in Organizations, Business and Society
    • Social networks and services
    • Human-provided and outsourcing services
    • Mixed Services
    • Business Service Modeling
    • Business Process Modeling
    • Service Outsourcing
    • Costs and Pricing of Services
    • Service Marketplaces
  • Service Applications and Implementations
    • Pervasive and Mobile Services on the Cloud
    • Embedded and Real-time Services
    • Services in Specific Application Domains
    • Data- and compute- intensive applications
    • Execution and resource allocation services
    • Coordination across multiple resource managers

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.

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 https://www.conftool.com/icsoc2012.

Important Dates

Abstract due: April 29, 2012

Full paper due: May 6, 2012

Notification : July 12, 2012

Camera ready due : August 2, 2012

Proceedings & Special Journal Issues

All accepted papers will appear in the ICSOC 2012 proceedings published by Springer Verlag under the Services Science series. Selected papers will be considered for possible publication in the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS).


  • Chengfei Liu, Swinburne University, Australia
  • Heiko Ludwig, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  • Farouk Toumani, University Blaise Pascal, France (pc@icsoc.org)