8th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2020)

April 1-3, 2020, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Service-oriented and cloud computing have made a huge impact both on the software industry and on the research community. Today, service and cloud technologies are applied to build large-scale software landscapes as well as to provide single software services to end users. Services today are independently developed and deployed as well as freely composed while they can be implemented in a variety of technologies, a quite important fact from a business perspective. Similarly, cloud computing aims at enabling flexibility by offering a centralized sharing of resources. The industry's need for agile and flexible software and IT systems has made cloud computing the dominating paradigm for provisioning computational resources in a scalable, on-demand fashion. Nevertheless, service developers, providers, and integrators still need to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective and secure development as well as use of dependable devices, platforms, services and service-oriented applications in the cloud.

The European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) is the premier conference on advances in the state of the art and practice of service-oriented and cloud computing in Europe. The main objectives of the conference are to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the areas of service-oriented and cloud computing, as well as to explore new trends and foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond.


ESOCC 2020 seeks original, high-quality papers related to all aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Service and Cloud Computing Models
    * Design patterns, guidelines and methodologies
    * Governance models
    * Architectural models
    * Requirements engineering
    * Formal Methods
    * Model-Driven Engineering
    * Quality models
    * Security, Privacy & Trust models
    * Self-Organizing Service-Oriented and Cloud Architectures Models
    * Testing models
- Service and Cloud Computing Engineering
    * Service Discovery, Matchmaking, Negotiation and Selection
    * Monitoring and Analytics
    * Governance and management
    * Cloud Interoperability, Multi-Cloud, Cross-Cloud, Federated Cloud solutions
    * Frameworks & Methods for Building Service and Cloud based Applications
    * Cross-layer adaptation
    * Edge/Fog computing
    * Cloud, Service Orchestration & Management
    * Service Level Agreement Management
    * Service Evolution/Optimisation
    * Service & Cloud Testing and Simulation
    * QoS for Services and Clouds
    * Semantic Web Services
    * Service mining
    * Service & Cloud Standards
    * FaaS / Serverless computing

- Technologies
    * DevOps in the Cloud
    * Containerized services
    * Emerging Trends in Storage, Computation and Network Clouds
    * Microservices Design, Analysis, Deployment and Management
    * Next Generation Services Middleware and Service Repositories
    * RESTful Services
    * Service and Cloud Middleware & Platforms
    * Blockchain for Services & Clouds
    * Services and Clouds with IoT
    * Fog Computing with Service and Cloud

- Business and Social aspects
    * Enterprise Architectures for Service and Cloud
    * Service-based Workflow Deployment & Life-cycle Management
    * Core Applications, e.g., Big Data, Commerce, Energy, Finance, Health, Scientific Computing, Smart Cities
    * Business Process as a Service - BPaaS
    * Service and Cloud Business Models
    * Service and Cloud Brokerage
    * Service and Cloud Marketplaces
    * Service and Cloud Cost & Pricing
    * Crowdsourcing Business Services
    * Social and Crowd-based Cloud
    * Energy issues in Cloud Computing
    * Sustainability issues


We only accept original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers must be formatted according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines ( and must be at most 15 pages long including references. They must be submitted to the EasyChair site at:

All accepted papers at the main conference will be included in the LNCS volume containing the conference proceedings, provided that at least one author of each accepted paper will register and participate in the conference. Open-access mode for the accepted papers is possible upon request. 
The accepted papers for the other tracks (European Project Space, PhD Symposium, Workshops) will be published on post-proceedings (negotiation is in process with Springer).

Research & industrial papers: 
- Paper submission (Extended):    December  13, 2019 
- Notifications:       January  12, 2020
- CR versions due:     January  26, 2020

EU projects track:
- Abstract submission: January 12, 2020
- Paper submission:    January 24, 2020 
- Notifications:       February 21, 2020

PhD Symposium Track:
 * First Window:
  - Paper Submission:  December 6, 2019
  - Notification:      January 7, 2020
  - CR Versions due:   January 23, 2020
 * Second Window:
  - Paper Submission:  January 24, 2020
  - Notification:      February 21, 2020
  - CR Versions due:   March 6, 2020

ESOCC 2020:          April   1-3, 2020


General Chair
  Kyriakos Kritikos (ICS-FORTH, Greece)

Programme Co-Chairs
  Antonio Brogi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  Wolf Zimmermann (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Industrial Track Chair
  Marco Aiello (University of Stuttgart, Germany) 

EU projects Track Chairs
  Giuliano Casale (Imperial College, UK)
  Pierluigi Plebani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Workshops Co-Chairs 
  Christian Zirpins, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany
  Iraklis Paraskakis (City College, Greece)

PhD Symposium Co-Chairs
  Jacopo Soldani (University of Pisa, Italy) 
  Massimo Villari (University of Messina, Italy) 

Program Committee
  Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
  Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  Boualem Benatallah, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  Giuliano Casale, Imperial College, UK
  Marco Comuzzi, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
  Robert Engel, IBM Almaden, USA
  Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  Ilche Georgievski, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
  Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
  Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
  Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Winfried Lamersdorf, Uni Hamburg, Germany
  Kung-Kiu Lau, University of Manchester, UK
  Welf Loewe, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  Zoltan Adam Mann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cadiz, Spain
  Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  Iraklis Paraskakis, City College, Greece
  Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
  Dumitru Roman, Sintef, Norway
  Ulf Schreier, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany
  Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria
  Jacopo Soldani, University of Pisa, Italy
  Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
  Mandy Weissbach, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  Stefan Wesner, University of Ulm, Germany
  Robert Woitsch, BOC Asset Management
  Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
  Christian Zirpins, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany