Best Papers from SOSE 2016 and associated workshops will - after further extension - be recommended for publication in Special Issues of the following prestigious journals:

  • Future Generation Computer Systems (SCIE-indexed Journal)
  • Tsinghua Science and Technology (SCIE-indexed Journal)
  • International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (EI-indexed Journal)

Due to significant demand, we have extended the paper submission deadline to 11 December 2015


Workshop Proposals 16 October 2015
Submission Deadline 11 December 2015 (extended)
Author Notification 15 January 2016
Camera-ready Papers 01 February 2016
Registration Due 01 February 2016


Starting from 2005, SOSE is one of the pioneering symposia devoted to the research in engineering service-oriented systems, from the architecture and computing paradigm to the development and management. Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) exploits services as the fundamental elements for developing computer-based systems. It has been applied to various areas and promotes fundamental changes to system architecture, especially changing the way software systems are being analyzed, architected, designed, implemented, tested, evaluated, delivered, consumed, maintained and evolved.

The innovations of SOC also offer many interesting avenues of research for scientific and industrial communities. Recent advances in service oriented computing and cloud computing, including computational power, storage, and networking, and infrastructure innovations, are providing exciting opportunities to make significant progress in understanding and solving complex real-world challenges. Such challenges typically require a system-level approach that models a complex system at different levels of abstraction, helps to develop sound architectures for addressing separate system requirements and concerns, and integrates diverse sources of knowledge on the system’s components and their interactions.

Continuing the tradition of the last nine SOSE Symposia, the 10th SOSE intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest observations, insights, achievements and visions in the Service-Oriented System Engineering. Particularly, SOSE 2016 invites original submissions in all the areas of the system engineering and software engineering methods, techniques, tools, applications, and experiments for software services.

A. Regular Research Papers

Research papers should be no more than 10 pages in length. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Track 1: Methods, Languages & Tools for process-based SOC systems
– Business process integration, alignment & management in SOAs
– Methods and techniques to bridge the gap between business processes and – SOC-based implementations
– Methods, languages & tools for building process-based SOC systems
– Modelling and simulation of service-oriented systems
– Integration of services into process-based environments
– Service interoperability, composibility, quality, reliability
– Metrics and measurement of services, QoS, and QoE
– Runtime verification, validation, monitoring,
– Testing on-the-fly and policy enforcement
– Dynamic service delivery, deployment and evolution
– Service mobility, scalability, elasticity, and security
– Operation and governance for large-scale service-oriented systems
– Adaptation, control and optimization in service-oriented systems
– Modernization, migration, and service utization of legacy systems
– Service-oriented system engineering for large-scale analytics
– Social and collaborative engineering of services systems
– Service-oriented engineering of emergent systems
– Service-oriented engineering and clouds

Track 2: Advanced models and infrastructures in SOC engineering
– Requirement modeling of services
– Semantic-enabled process and service engineering
– Model-driven development of service-oriented systems
– End-user development and mashup of software services
– Lifecycle models, reusability, and scalability for services
– Web services for Web/Internet of Things
– Coordination and cooperation of services
– Efficient scheduling of services
– Engineering service-based cyber-physical systems
– Services infrastructure for big data
– Services infrastructure for virtualisation
– Dependable services engineering
– Service engineering in embedded systems
– Application of SOC in sensor networks
– Mobile cloud services and SOC

Track 3: Intelligent Services for Smart World
– Smart Home, Smart Office, Smart City
– Intelligent services and architectures
– Intelligent service provision model
– Smart systems programming models and methodologies
– Swarm Intelligence
– Context-aware services
– Nature-inspired intelligent services
– Knowledge representation and reasoning

Track 4: Internet Virtual Computing Environment
– Architecture of Internet-based virtual computing environment
– Resource virtualization, organization and collaboration
– Programming models, languages, tools and platforms
– Security, dependability, and reliability
– Trust, reputation and incentive mechanism
– Computational properties and theories of
– Software engineering for Internet applications
– Large scale computing and analytics
– Elastic computing and Cloud computing

Track 5: Social Networking Services
– Location-Based social networks
– Human mobility modeling and mining
– Recommendation systems for service computing
– Human-centric Sensing
– Intelligent socially-aware and community-aware systems
– Security, privacy, safety and legal issues
– Event detection and predication in social networks

Track 6: Service-based Cyber-Physical Systems
– Software and system engineering for CPS
– Mobile Services for CPS
– System modelling and simulations
– Data Management for CPS
– Dependable network and system architectures for CPS
– Internet of things and machine-to-machine communications

B. Industry Practice / Case Study papers

SOSE 2016 encourages papers report industry practice, case studies, empirical research and practical experiences in service engineering are invited. Industry papers and case studies should be between 6-10 pages in length. The topics include, but not limited to the following:

– Enterprise business architecture and solution frameworks
– Platforms and tools for system and software engineering
– Case studies, experiments and evaluation of service-oriented system
– Innovative service applications and experiences

C. Survey and Emerging Subjects Tutorial Papers

In addition to regular research paper and industry practice/case study paper sessions, SOSE 2016 will also invite some tutorial papers, which review the state-of-the-art of the research on services engineering as well as the related emerging paradigms and technologies. These papers should summarize the recent research advance in service engineering from different perspectives, identify the open issues and future trends and challenges in the field. SOSE 2016 also encourages discussion papers which target at the visions on future related issues, including the emerging paradigms, technologies and applications. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length.

The topics include, but not limited to, the following:

– Theoretical and technical foundation of service-oriented systems
– Methodology and engineering principles of service-oriented systems
– Testing, verification, validation and QA in the development of service-oriented systems
– Construction, deployment, operation and maintenance of service-oriented systems
– Measurements and metrics of QoS in SOA-based application systems
– Governance and policies in service-oriented software development
– Engineering techniques and tools to support the publishing, discovery and composition of services
– Architectural and detail designs of services and code generation of service software

Workshop Proposals: 16 October 2015
Submission Deadline: 11 December 2015 (extended)
Authors Notification: 15 January 2016
Camera-ready Paper: 01 February 2016
Registration Due: 01 February 2016
Conference Dates : 29 March 2016 – 1 April 2016


Best Papers from SOSE 2016 and associated workshops will - after further extension - be recommended for publication in Special Issues of the following prestigious journals:

All papers need to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference system with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 10 pages including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Once accepted, the paper will be included in the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI).