[ecoop-info] SOAP 2016 final call for papers (with deadline extension)

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** News: submission deadline extended to September 21 **

                 SOAP track at SAC

                3rd Call for Papers

Service-Oriented Architectures and Programming track

of the 31st ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing

          4-8 April 2016, Pisa, Italy




  September 11, 2015: Submission of regular papers and SRC research 
  November 13, 2015: Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection
  December 11, 2015: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC
  December 18, 2015: Author registration due date

          ACM SAC 2016

  For the past thirty years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
  has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
  computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers
  from around the world. SAC 2016 is sponsored by the ACM Special
  Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will be held in
  Pisa (Italy).


  Service-Oriented Programming (SOP) is quickly changing our vision
  of software development, bringing a paradigmatic shift in the
  methodologies followed by programmers when designing and implementing
  distributed systems. SOP originally triggered a radical transformation
  of the Web, from being a means of presenting information to a wide
  spectrum of people to becoming a computational fabric. In such fabric,
  loosely-coupled services publish their interfaces and, through them,
  discover and interact with each other abstracting from their internal
  implementations. While this transformation still continues today, it
  has also already generated other shifts in how programmers deal with
  resource handling (Cloud Computing) and the scalability of software
  architectures from the very small to the very large (Microservices).
  Research on SOP is giving strong impetus to the development of new
  technologies and tools for creating and deploying distributed software.
  In the context of this modern paradigm we have to cope with an old
  challenge, like in the early days of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  when consistency in the programming model definition was not achieved
  until the introduction of key features like encapsulation, inheritance,
  and polymorphism, together with proper design methodologies. The complex
  scenario of SOP needs to be clarified on many aspects, both from the
  engineering and from the foundational points of view.

  From the engineering point of view, there are open issues at many levels.
  Among others, at the system design level, both traditional approaches
  based on UML and approaches taking inspiration from business process
  modelling, e.g. BPMN, are used. At the composition level, orchestration
  and choreography are continuously improved both formally and practically,
  with an evident need for their integration in the development process.
  At the description and discovery level there are two separate communities
  pushing respectively the semantic approach (ontologies, OWL, ...) and the
  syntactic one like WSDL. In particular, the role of discovery engines and
  protocols is not clear. In this respect we still lack adopted standards:
  UDDI looked to be a good candidate, but it is no longer pushed by the main
  corporations, and its wide adoption seems difficult. Furthermore, a recent
  implementation platform, the so-called REST services, is emerging and
  competing with classic Web Services. Finally, features like Quality of
  Service, security and dependability need to be taken seriously into 
  and this investigation should lead to standard proposals.

  From the foundational point of view, researchers have discussed widely in
  the last years, and many attempts to use formal methods for specification
  and verification in this setting have been made. Session correlation, 
  types, contract theories and communication patterns are only a few 
  of the aspects that have been investigated. Moreover, several formal 
  based upon automata, Petri nets and algebraic approaches have been 
  However, most of these approaches concentrate only on a few features of
  Service-Oriented Systems in isolation, and a comprehensive approach is 
  far from being achieved.

  Our track aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners 
having the
  common objective of transforming SOP into a mature discipline with 
both solid
  scientific foundations and mature software engineering development 
  supported by dedicated tools. In particular, we will encourage works and
  discussions about what SOP still needs in order to achieve its 
original goal.


  - Formal methods for Service-Oriented Computing
  - Notations, models, and standards for Service-Oriented Computing
  - Tools and Middlewares for Service-Oriented Development
  - Service-Oriented Programming Languages
  - Service-Oriented Programming in dynamic Open Service Ecosystems
  - Service Choreographies and Protocol-Driven Service Development
  - Service Interfaces and Communication Technologies (e.g., REST)
  - Microservices and Scalable Service-Oriented Computing
  - Engineering methodologies and Patterns for Service-Oriented Software
  - Static Analysis and Testing of Service-Oriented applications
  - Adaptability, Dependability, and Fault handling in Service Systems
  - Security in Service-Oriented Architectures
  - Quality of Service and Performance Analysis
  - Industrial deployment of tools and methodologies, case studies
  - Service application case studies
  - Trust and Services
  - Sustainability and Services, Green Computing
  - Cloud Computing and Services
  - Services and Big Data


  Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers. Submission
  of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed. Peer groups with
  expertise in the track focus area will double-blindly review submissions.
  Accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings.
  SOAP track chairs will not submit to the track. Submissions from SOAP PC
  members and from PC members and track chairs of other SAC tracks are
  welcome. Submission guidelines can be found on the SAC 2016 website:


  Prospective papers should be submitted to the track using the provided
  automated submission system. Please pay attention to ensure anonymity
  of your submitted manuscript as detailed in the submission page so to
  allow for double-blind review. Papers not satisfying this constraint
  will be automatically rejected. The maximum length for papers is 8
  pages. Accepted papers whose camera-ready version will exceed 6 pages
  will have to pay an extra charge.

  Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the papers,
  posters, or SRC abstracts in the conference proceedings. An author or
  a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for
  the presented work to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library.
  No-show of registered papers, posters, and SRC abstracts will result
  in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.


  We plan a special issue of a top-level journal for which we will invite
  the best papers.


  As before, SAC 2016 organizes a Student Research Competition (SRC)
  Program to provide graduate students the opportunity to meet and
  exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of
  interest. For guidelines and information about the SRC program:


  Submission of research abstracts (maximum of 2 pages) to the SRC
  program should be in electronic form via the SAC 2016 website:


  Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.
  All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers
  and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which
  they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the
  opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete
  for three top-winning places. The Student Research Competition
  committee will evaluate and select First-, Second-, and Third- place
  winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition
  certificates during the conference banquet. Authors of selected
  abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award
  program for support.

          PC MEMBERS

  - Farhad Arbab (Leiden University and CWI, Amsterdam, NL)
  - Luís Barbosa (University of Minho, Braga, PT)
  - Massimo Bartoletti (Università di Cagliari, IT)
  - Marcello M. Bersani (Politecnico di Milano, IT)
  - Laura Bocchi (University of Kent, UK)
  - Roberto Bruni (Università di Pisa, IT)
  - Marco Carbone (IT University of Copenhagen, DK)
  - Romain Demangeon (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, FR)
  - Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology, AT)
  - Alessandra Gorla (IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, SP)
  - Vasileios Koutavas (Trinity College Dublin, IR)
  - Alberto Lluch Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark, DK)
  - Manuel Mazzara (Innopolis University, RU)
  - Nicola Mezzetti (University of Trento, IT)
  - Corrado Moiso (Telecom Italia, IT)
  - Alberto Núñez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SP)
  - Jorge A. Perez (University of Groningen, NL)
  - Gustavo Petri (Purdue University, USA)
  - António Ravara (New University of Lisbon, PT)
  - Steve Ross-Talbot (Cognizant Technology Solutions, UK)
  - Gwen Salaün (INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, FR)
  - Francesco Tiezzi (Università di Camerino, IT)
  - Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)
  - Massimo Vecchio (Università degli Studi eCampus, IT)
  - Peter Wong (Travelex, UK)
  - Yongluan Zhou (University of Southern Denmark, DK)

          TRACK CHAIRS

  - Maurice ter Beek (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, IT)
  - Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, AR)
  - Hugo Torres Vieira (IMT Lucca, IT)


  - Claudio Guidi (italianaSoftware, IT)
  - Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna, IT and INRIA, FR)
  - Manuel Mazzara (Innopolis University, RU)
  - Fabrizio Montesi (University of Southern Denmark, DK)

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