[ecoop-info] CfP Deadline Extension: SOCCER'2011 Workshop, Trento, August 2011

Lockerbie, James James.Lockerbie.1 at city.ac.uk
Fri Jun 10 16:19:17 CEST 2011

                           C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S

                                 * SOCCER 2011 *

Service-Oriented Computing: Consequences for Engineering Requirements

Workshop co-located with the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
Trento, Italy, 29th August 2011


EXTENDED DEADLINE, papers due * Tuesday 14th June 2011*

NB If you are interested in contributing we are also looking for short papers of approximately 2,000 words


The objective of this workshop is to host significant and high-quality contributions in all topics related to requirements engineering for service-oriented software, with the goal of letting participants gain insights into the current state of the art and future challenges, create synergies through integration, and foster cross-cooperation. Besides building a community, the main result will be the continued development of a research agenda to guide and support researchers in the field.


Software-based systems are changing. There is increasing interest in autonomic and self-* systems that are dynamic and flexibility based on new capabilities to self-reconfigure and self-resolve anomalous situations. Currently these capabilities are delivered using services, and in particular web services, using a service-oriented approach. Web services are the natural evolution of conventional middleware technologies to support Web-based and enterprise-level integration, but the paradigm can also serve as basis for other classes of systems. For example, it can be applied to support all systems which require a high degree of flexibility and dynamism to discover available functionality at run-time and to negotiate its quality parameters dynamically. This is the case, for example, for ambient computing and automotive applications that need to cope with changing (evolving) configurations. The dynamic nature of these systems precludes the a-priori identification of the components that define the system and demands for the run-time discovery and composition of such services.

To realize a service-oriented architecture we need techniques to identify and specify requirements on services in a machine-interpretable way to enable the dynamic composition and deployment of systems that meet the expectations of the different stakeholders. We need new capabilities to monitor the behavior of deployed systems and reasoning on partial matches, deviations, and corrective actions. We need to be able to exploit the availability of services to discover new opportunities that improve existing requirements processes and techniques. And finally, we need to be able to configure systems from different types of services, including web services, software components and hybrid services that include human intervention.

The workshop will enable communities that work on requirements and service-oriented applications to meet together and share their knowledge to set appropriate theoretical foundations, define special-purpose methodologies for requirements elicitation, and develop supporting technology. The workshop also aims at promoting research directions on requirements engineering for the class of applications that require autonomic and self-managing systems.


Authors are expected to submit full papers of approximately 5,000 words and position papers of approximately 2,000 words. Submissions must be sent by email attachment (PDF format) to baresi at elet.polimi.it<mailto:baresi at elet.polimi.it>. Full papers will be reviewed by 3 PC members and position papers by 2 PC members. Proceedings will be available on a workshop web-site available to delegates prior to the workshop, then published in the IEEE Digital Library. All submissions should be submitted using IEEE Conference Proceedings format. We will explore the possibility of having a special issue on some indexed journal if we receive a sufficient number of high-quality workshop submissions.

Covered Topics

A non-exclusive list of topics of interest is:

* Discovering services that comply with requirements specifications
* Languages, models and methodologies for requirements elicitation and specification
* New service-based requirements processes and techniques in systems engineering processes
* Quality aspects of self-adapting systems
* Run-time monitoring of system requirements and QoS
* Requirements based service composition
* Requirements based services monitoring
* Requirements for context-aware systems
* Requirements for adaptivity and adaptability
* Requirements for ambient computing
* Requirements for QoS
* Requirements for multi-channel applications
* Security requirements
* Service-level agreement
* Service outsourcing
* Specifying systems with dynamically changing boundaries
* Autonomous, self-managing systems

Important Dates

* Submission of papers: Tuesday 14th June 2011,
* Notification: Friday 24th June 2011
* Camera-ready versions: Monday 18th July 2011
* Workshop date: Monday 29th August 2011

Organizing Committee

* Luciano Baresi - Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
* Liliana Pasquale - Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
* Neil Maiden - City University London, United Kingdom
* James Lockerbie - City University London, United Kingdom

Program Committee

* Xavi Franch - UPC Barcelona, Spain
* Paolo Giorgini - Information Engineering and Computer Science Department (DISI), University of Trento, Trento, Italy
* Andreas Metzger - Paluno, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany
* Ita Richardson - LERO - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Limerick, Ireland
* Camille Salenisi - Universite de Paris 1 Sorbonne, Paris, France
* Angelo Susi - IRST - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
* Kos Zachos - City University London, United Kingdom
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