Service Oriented Computing:
a look at the Inside (SOC@Inside'07),
a workshop colocated with ICSOC'07

September 17 2007, Vienna - Austria


Workshop objectives
Call for papers


Workshop objectives

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of a wide range of topics related to the new paradigm of service centric software engineering. It will bring together researchers from projects funded by the FP6 EU research programme in the field of service oriented computing and other persons from academia and industry, as well as practitioners working in the areas of software system engineering and service-oriented computing to discuss future challenges, recent developments, applications, methods, techniques, experience reports, and tools to support the engineering and use of service centric systems.. The workshop will:
  • enable a constructive interaction among EU projects on specific technical themes;
  • provide an opportunity for EU projects to show the achieved results to a wider community;
  • elicit the exchange of ideas between EU projects and other similar initiatives at the international level.


  • 9.00-9.15 Welcome from the chairs
  • 9.15-10.30 Keynote: Paola Inverardi (UniversitÓ degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy)
    Adaptation and Dependability in Service Oriented Computing
  • 10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
  • 11.00-11.40 EU Commission Service Unit: Anne-Marie Sassen
  • 11.40-12.30 Session I - Service Engineering
    • On the adptation of context-aware services - Marco Autili, Vittorio Cortellessa, Paolo Di Benedetto, Paola Inverardi
    • Designing and Deploying Service-Centric Systems: The SeCSE Way - The SeCSE Team

  • 12.30-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-15.00 Session II - Service Level Agreement
    • Coping with the Complexity of Service-oriented Computing using Controlled Self-Organization - Lei Liu, Stefan Thanheiser, Hartmut Schmeck
    • The evolving use of Service Level Agreements and the influence of Trust within the support and development of Grids to enable a next generation of business models - Francesco D'Andria, Josep Martrat, Tom Kirkham, Syed Naqvi, Julian Gallop, Alvaro Arenas
    • Negotiating SLAs with Dynamic Pricing Policies - Peer Hasselmeyer, Bastian Koller, Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Dean Kuo, Michael Parkin

  • 15.00-16.00 Industrial Keynote: Stefano De Panfilis (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica s.p.a.)
    Future needs of industry in service oriented computing
  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
  • 16.30-17.30 Session III - Service Discovery
    • Discovering Services to Support Creative Thinking during Early Requirements Processes - Konstantinos Zachos, Neil Maiden
    • Behavior-aware, Unified Service Discovery - Michael Pantazoglou, Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, George Spanoudakis
    • Service Discovery Suite for User-Centric Service Creation - Carlos Baladr˛n, Javier Aguiar, BelÚn Carro, JŘrgen Sienel, RubÚn Trapero, Juan Carlos Yelmo, Jose MarÝa del ┴lamo, Jian Yu, Paolo Falcarin

  • 17.30-18.00 Wrap up


Registration can be performed through the ICSOC '07 registration system. The Deadline for Early registration rates is September, 2 2007.

Call for paper

Service centric system engineering, in which software systems are constructed as compositions of services, has been recognised as an important approach for software system development. Recently, more and more software systems are being developed, deployed, and consumed in this way, shifting from the more traditional object-oriented and component computing approach. This new paradigm centres on the creation, discovery, and composition of autonomous services that can fulfil various functional and quality requirements. From a technological point of view, recent years have seen the emergence of important standards enabling the Service Centric vision; however, the engineering of complex and dependable service centric software still lacks powerful, effective methods and tools. The workshop encourages submissions on all topics related to service centric system engineering, including (but not limited to) the following:
  • Service centric software system life-cycle
  • Requirements engineering for service centric software
  • Design and development of service centric software
  • Verification and validation of service centric software
  • Evolution and maintenance of service centric software
  • Migration of legacy systems towards SOA
  • Self-Adaptive Service Centric Software
  • Service descriptions
  • Service discovery
  • Service monitoring
  • Service composition and dynamic binding
  • Service deployment
  • Quality of Services
  • Service Level Management
  • Service level negotiation and agreements
  • Approaches to support service trustworthiness
  • Semantic Web
  • Experience reports on the development of service-oriented systems
Submission of proposals for live tool demonstrations are encouraged.

Paper submission

Paper submission is closed

Workshop format

The workshop will be organized around sessions each one focusing around a topic selected on the basis of the accepted contributions. Authors of accepted contributions will have 5 minutes each to present their position. The rest of the time will be used for discussion and identification of synergies/complementarities between the various approaches.

Important dates

  • 16/07/2007 Submission deadline (closed)
  • 06/08/2007 Notification of acceptance
  • 17/08/2007 Camera ready copy (closed)
  • 2/09/2007 Early registration deadline
  • 17/09/2007 Workshop


The workshop is promoted by the European Commission, Directorate General Information Society and Media, Software and Service Architectures and Infrastructures unit, and by the SeCSE FP6 project.
Program chairs
Massimiliano Di Penta (Universita` del Sannio, Italy)
Matteo Melideo (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy)
Organizing committee
Paolo Bresciani (European Commission, Belgium)
Vittorio Cortellessa (Universita` dell'Aquila, Italy)
Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Karl Goeschka (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Alessio Gugliotta (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Matteo Melideo (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy)
Anne-Marie Sassen (European Commission, Belgium)
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Program Committee
Danilo Ardagna - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Luciano Baresi - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Paolo Bresciani - EU Commission
erardo Canfora - RCOST, University of Sannio, Italy
Fabio Casati - University of Trento, Italy
Piero Corte - Engineering S.p.A., Italy
Vittorio Cortellessa - University of L'Aquila, Italy
Elisabetta Di Nitto - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Theo Dimitrakos - British Telecom (BT), UK
Ioannis Fikouras - Ericsson
Karl Goeschka - Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Alessio Gugliotta - The Open University, UK
Valerie Issarny - INRIA, France
Dominik Kuropka - Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany
Philippe Lalanda - Univ. of Grenoble, France
Ozelin Lopez - ISOCO, Spain
Neil Maiden - City University, London, UK
Fabio Martinelli - IIT-CNR, Italy
Peter Matthews - CA, UK
Mike Papazoglou - Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Domenico Presenza - Engineering S.p.A., Italy
Anne-Marie Sassen - EU Commission
Paolo Traverso - ITC-irst, Italy
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece
Giuseppe Valetto - IBM TJ Watson, USA
Juan Yelmo - Univ. Politecnica Madrid, Spain


Any further enquiries about the workshop may be sent to Massimiliano Di Penta ( and Matteo Melideo (

Last update: 16/09/07