[ecoop-info] Special issue: Engineering Middleware for Service-Oriented Computing

Karl M. Goeschka Karl.Goeschka at tuwien.ac.at
Fri Nov 27 16:50:24 CET 2009

Call for Papers

Engineering Middleware for Service-Oriented Computing

Special Issue of the International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented 
Engineering (IJSSOE)


Contact: em4soc at dedisys.org

Submission due date: February 8, 2010

Guest Editors

Karl Michael Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Helen Hye-young Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia
Vladimir Tosic, NICTA, Australia

Objectives of the Special Issue

Service Oriented Computing (SOC) plays a key role in today's middleware 
technology. Although the immediate need of middleware support for SOC is 
evident, current approaches and solutions still fall short of providing 
sufficient support for various issues, among others service discovery, 
re-use, re-purpose, multi-channel delivery, composition and aggregation, 
quality of service guarantees, dependability and security, management and 

Moreover, dramatic increases in the availability of mobile devices and 
embedded/networked sensors, and the rapid emergence of cloud computing and 
server virtualization (such as Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a 
Service and Software as a Service) raise new challenges for the field.

Consequently, the goal of this special issue is to report on significant 
new developments within the field of middleware for Service Oriented 
Computing. We seek original research papers that report mature results and 
advances in this area. We also invite analytical review or survey articles 
that present in-depth views on the state-of-the-art middleware for SOC 
concepts, systems, trends and challenges.


Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited 
to) the following:
* Architectures and platforms for middleware for SOC
* Aspect-orientation in Web services middleware
* Autonomic computing solutions for Web services
* Best practices and patterns for Web services middleware
* Middleware for Cloud Computing, Grid/Utility Computing
* Middleware for discovery and/or selection of Web services
* Middleware for Web Service choreography/orchestration
* Middleware for Semantic Web-services
* Middleware for Web services in mobile, embedded, and ubiquitous/pervasive 
* Monitoring and management middleware for Web services
* Negotiation middleware for Web services
* Policy-based middleware for Web services
* Quality of service middleware for Web services
* SLA and technical policy support through middleware.
* Reputation and/or trust middleware for Web services
* Reliability, dependability, and fault-tolerance middleware for Web services
* Security and/or privacy middleware for Web services
* Service-oriented middleware

Important Dates

Full manuscript due: February 8, 2010
Notification of the review results: March 15, 2010
Final manuscript due: March 28, 2010
Publication date (tentative): 4th quarter of 2010

Please find more details at http://www.dedisys.org/em4soc/

For questions and further information about this special journal issue, 
please contact the editors at em4soc at dedisys.org

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