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Call For Papers of IEEE SOSE 2021
15th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented System Engineering 
August 23 - August 26, 2021 - Keble College, Oxford, UK 
Submission: EasyChair 
Submission deadline: April 30th, 2021 

 Service-Oriented Computing  exploits services  as the  fundamental elements  of
 computer-based  systems. It  has been  applied to  various areas  and promotes
 fundamental  changes  to   the  way  software   systems  are  being   analyzed,
 architected,  designed,  implemented, tested,  evaluated,  delivered, consumed,
 maintained and  evolved. Consequently,  a new  paradigm of  software and system
 engineering  discipline,  i.e. Service-Oriented  Engineering,  has emerged  and
 advanced rapidly in  the past decade.  Among many remarkable  milestones in the
 development of  this new  paradigm are  the wide  adoption of the Microservices
 architectural   style   supported   by   Docker   and   other   container-based
 virtualisation techniques  in the  design of  cloud native  application in  the
 industry, and the  DevOps movement in  the organisation of  development process
 supported by automated tools for continuous testing, continuous integration and
 continuous  delivery.  Recent  advances  in  service  oriented  computing,   in
 particular Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, Edge and Fog computing, mobile and
 cloud  computing combined  with Big  Data analytics,  robotics, blockchain  and
 decentralised ledger applications,  and application of  artificial intelligence
 and deep  learning techniques,  etc., have  provided 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.  Therefore,  the revolution  of  the  software and  system
 engineering paradigm brought by  service- orientation is still  unfolding, with
 each new technology development bringing new challenges and opportunities.
 Starting  from  2005,  SOSE  is  a  pioneering  IEEE  sponsored   international
 conference devoted to the research in engineering service- oriented systems. It
 covers  all  aspects   of  service-oriented  engineering   from  architectures,
 techniques, tools and languages  to methodologies. Continuing the  tradition of
 the last twelve editions of SOSE  Symposia, the 15th SOSE intends to  provide a
 forum  for  researchers  and  practitioners  to  exchange  latest observations,
 insights, achievements and visions in Service-Oriented System Engineering. SOSE
 2021 invites original  submissions in all  the areas of  the system engineering
 and  software  engineering   methods,  techniques,  tools,   applications,  and
 experiments for software services.
 Types Of Submissions And Their Topics Of Interest
 Regular Research Papers
 Research papers should be written in English and be no more than 10 pages
 in length. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Track 1: Advanced Models for Service Engineering
 -Microservices architecture, deployment and management
 -Serverless Computing
 -DevOps 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
 -Coordination and cooperation of services
 -Efficient scheduling of services
 -Services infrastructure for big data
 -Service ecosystem models and analytics
 Track 2: Computing Environments and Virtualization
 -Container-based virtualization
 -Programming models, languages, tools and platforms
 -Architecture of Internet-based virtual computing environments
 -Large scale computing and analytics
 Track 3: Methods, Languages & Tools for process- based SOC systems
 -Transboundary service innovation models
 -Business process integration, alignment & management in SOAs
 -Methods, languages & tools for building process-based SOC systems
 -Metrics and measurement of services, QoS, and QoE
 -Runtime verification, validation, monitoring
 -Dynamic service delivery, deployment and evolution
 -Service customization and personalization
 -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 servicetization of legacy systems
 -Service-oriented system engineering for large-scale analytics
 -Service-oriented engineering and clouds
 Track 4: Service-based Cyber-Physical Systems
 -Edge computing and fog computing
 -Software and system engineering for CPS
 -REST APIs and services for CPS
 -Mobile services for CPS
 -System modelling and simulationsData management for CPS
 -Dependable network and system architectures for CPS
 Track 5: Intelligent Services for a Smart World
 -Smart home, smart office, smart city, smart industry
 -Intelligent services architectures and provisioning models
 -Smart systems programming models and methodologies
 -Swarm intelligenceContext-aware services
 -Nature-inspired intelligent services
 -Knowledge representation and reasoning
 -Quality of data (QoD)
 -Intelligent conversational bots
 -Deep learning services
 Track 6: 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 7: Security Engineering for Service Systems
 -Security, dependability, and reliability
 -Trust, reputation and incentive mechanisms
 -Blockchain-enabled mechanisms and infrastructure
 Industry Practice / Case Study Papers
 SOSE 2021  encourages papers  reporting on  industrial practice,  case studies,
 empirical research and practical  experiences in service engineering.  Industry
 papers and  case studies  should be  between 6-10  pages in  length. The topics
 include, but are 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
 -Service-oriented systems for Industry 4.0
 Survey And Emerging Subjects Tutorial Papers
 In addition to regular research paper and industry practice/case study  papers,
 SOSE 2021 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 2021 also encourages
 vision  papers which  discuss future  and emerging  issues, including  emerging
 paradigms, technologies  and applications.  Papers should  be no  more than  10
 pages in length. The topics include, but are 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 
 -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 
 Work In Progress Papers
 As the field covered  by SOSE develops rapidly  it is always useful  to provide
 authors with an opportunity to present early ideas to the community and  obtain
 feedback and guidance  on direction. To  enable this dimension  we are inviting
 work in progress paper submissions not exceeding 4 pages in length and  cognate
 with any of the topics mentioned above. The title in the submission for  review
 should be prefaced with “WIP” to aid reviewers.
 PhD Symposium
 A  PhD  symposium  track  will accept  submissions  authored  primarily  by PhD
 students and the first  author will need to  be a registered PhD  student. This
 track accepts papers in areas as  listed above and allows submission of  papers
 of up to 6 page length. Preface the title with "PhD” in submissions.
 Paper Submission Guidelines
 All papers need to be  submitted electronically using the EasyChair  conference
 system in  PDF format.  The materials  presented in  the papers  should not  be
 published or submitted for publication  elsewhere. Each paper is limited  to 10
 pages (4 pages  for WIP and  6 pages for  PhD Symposium) including  figures and
 references  using  IEEE  Computer Society  Proceedings  Manuscripts  style (two
 columns, single-spaced,  10pt font).  You can  find the  IEEE Computer  Society
 Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:
 All submissions will be reviewed by members of the conference program committee
 considering  the  criteria  of  novelty,  significance  of  the   contribution,
 technical soundness, maturity  of the work,  and presentation quality.  The WIP
 and PhD Symposium track will apply criteria that consider the special nature of
 the papers in those tracks. Once  accepted, at least one author is  required to
 register for the conference and present the paper at the conference in  person.
 The paper will  be included into  the IEEE conference  proceedings published by
 IEEE  Computer Society  Press (indexed  by EI)  and included  in IEEE  Computer
 Society Digital Library.
 Paper submission
 links: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sose2021Conference

 Important Dates:
 Paper submission: April 30, 2021
 Author notification: June 20, 2021
 Camera-ready submission and conference registration: July 15, 2021
 Conference: August 23 - 26, 2021
 General Chairs:
 Guido Wirtz, University of Bamberg, Germany
 Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Derby, UK
 Program Committee Chairs:
 Zhongjie Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
 Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cadiz, Spain