The 2006 International Workshop on
Service Oriented Software Engineering
(IW-SOSE '06)

May 27-28, 2006, Shanghai - China

in conjunction with the
28th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2006)


Program (with slides of all presentations)
Call for papers in pdf format
Topics of interest
Paper Submission and Publication
Important dates
Submission site


Software engineering practitioners and researchers continue to face huge challenges in the development, maintenance, and use of software systems. This has been even more prominent with the new paradigm of service oriented computing in which service integrators, developers, and providers need to create methods, tools, and techniques to support cost-effective development and use of dependable services and service oriented applications. From a technological point of view, recent years have seen the emergence of important standards enabling the Service Oriented vision; however, the engineering of complex and dependable service oriented software still lacks powerful, effective methods and tools.

The Workshop on Service Oriented Software Engineering (IW-SOSE'06) is intended to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of a wide range of topics related to the new paradigm of service oriented software engineering. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry, and practitioners working in the areas of software system engineering and service-oriented computing to discuss existing issues, recent developments, applications, methods, techniques, experience reports, and tools to support the development and use of service oriented systems.


The program is now available here!

Topics of interest

The workshop seeks contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:
  • Service oriented software system life-cycle
  • Specification of Service oriented systems
  • Requirements for service oriented systems
  • Design and development of service oriented systems
  • Verification, validation and testing of services and service oriented systems
  • Evolution and maintenance of service oriented systems
  • Service descriptions, discovery and composition
  • Service semantics and interoperability
  • Service deployment, binding, and monitoring
  • Resource organization and management in service oriented systems
  • Service oriented business process integration and management
  • Service personalization and context-aware provision
  • Service dependability, survivability, and reliability
  • Trust, security, and privacy in service oriented systems
  • Quality of services
  • Service visualization and re-factorization

Paper Submission and Publication

All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to the workshop theme. Besides research papers, experience papers and practical reports on industrial case studies are particularly welcome.

Papers must be no longer than seven pages and follow the ICSE 2006 paper format (see Papers can be submitted through oursubmission management system (now closed).

The workshop proceedings will be published together with the ICSE proceedings on the ACM digital library. Authors of the selected best papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their works to a special issue of the Automated Software Engineering Journal. Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop.

Important dates

  • Paper submission 1 February, 2006 (deadline extended to February 9th!)
  • Acceptance notification 1 March, 2006
  • Camera ready copy 14 March, 2006

Organization and Program committee

Organizing committee
Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Robert J. Hall (AT&T labs Research, UK)
Jun Han (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Yanbo Han (Institute of Computing Technology, China)
Andrea Polini (Information Science and Technologies Institute - ISTI/CNR, Italy)
Kurt Sandkuhl (Jonkoping University, Sweden)
Andrea Zisman, (City Univesity, UK)
Program Committee
Mikio Aoyama (Nanzan Univ., Japan)
Doo-Hwan Bae (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech., Korea)
Luciano Baresi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Boualem Benatallah (Univ. of New South Wales, Australia)
Tevfik Bultan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Fabio Casati (HP Labs - Palo Alto, USA)
Ricky W.K. Chan (Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
S.C. Cheung (Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Peter Dadam (Univ. of Ulm, Germany)
Massimiliano Di Penta (Univ. of Sannio, Italy)
Dieter Fensel (DERI, Ireland)
Paul Grefen (Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands)
John Grundy (Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand)
Reiko Heckel (Univ. of Leicester, UK)
Ryszard Kowalczyk (Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Australia)
Shonali Krishnaswamy (Monash University, Australia)
Bruno Lefever (CA, Belgium)
Chengfei Liu (Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Australia)
Heiko Ludwig (IBM Watson Research Center, USA)
Neil Maiden (City University, UK)
Massimo Mecella (Univ. di Roma La Sapienza, Italy)
Raffaela Mirandola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Mike P. Papazoglou (Tilburg Univ., The Netherlands)
Bala Ramesh (Georgia State Univ., USA)
Ian Sommerville (Lancaster Univ., UK)
George Spanoudakis (City Univ., UK)
Andreas Ulrich (Siemens, Germany)
Jian Yang (Macquarie Univ., Australia)
Y.T. Yu (City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Yanchun Zhang (Victoria Univ. of Technology, Australia)
Hong Zhu (Univ. of Oxford Brookes, UK)


Any further enquiries about the workshop may be sent to Elisabetta Di Nitto (, Andrea Zisman (

Last update: 30/11/05