32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Turku, Finland, July 28 - August 1, 2008
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First IEEE International Workshop On Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2008)

First IEEE International Workshop on
Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2008)




As the paradigm service-oriented computing gains more prominence in the development of systems and commercial applications, the capability of guaranteeing service timeliness is becoming a critical feature that elevates an enterprise to the higher ground. A real-time business can provide a better quality of service (comparing with its peers) by shortening the latencies of data, analysis, decision and execution. As such, real time service-oriented architecture and application (RTSOAA) evolve the traditional service-oriented computing approach to the next level of excellence.

RTSOAA presents a new set of emerging issues and challenges that are expected to be identified, resolved by the service-oriented computing community. These include,

  • Scientific and engineering approaches to meet timing constraints and to select services and resources for optimizing the tradeoffs between cost and efficiency.
  • Technical and managerial issues for RTSOAA: modeling, infrastructure composition, coordination, planning and scheduling, choreography, deployment, configuration, monitoring and control, and governance.

This workshop is intended to provide an effective forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange innovative ideas and state-of-the-art research, share experiences and lessons learned from academic research projects as well as real world projects, and discuss issues, challenges, needs, and solutions in Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications.




RTSOAA signifies an interdisciplinary area that covers disciplines such as real-time systems, service-oriented architecture, software engineering, decision technology, database management and so on. RTSOAA’08 welcomes the submission of papers from researchers and practitioners in the subjects related, but not limited to:

  1. Service Life Cycle Management
    • Real-Time Aware Service Composition
    • Dynamic Service Deployment and Configuration
    • Real-Time Planning and Scheduling
    • Service Instrument for Observability & Monitoring
    • Real-Time Control on Service Behavior
  2. Enabling Technologies
    • Event driven architecture for RTSOAA
    • Database modeling & management for RTSOAA
    • Policy driven management for RTSOAA
    • Middleware & infrastructure for RTSOAA
    • Real-time mining, simulation & optimization
  3. Methodologies
    • Modeling & architectural approaches for RTSOAA
    • Requirement engineering for RTSOAA
    • Testing approaches for RTSOAA
    • Quality of service support for RTSOAA
    • Measurement and analysis of RTSOAA
  4. Applications
    • Case studies of major RTSOAA projects
    • Implementation of RTSOAA in real-world environment
    • Experience reports of impacts, challenges and lessons learned
    • Analysis of industry-specific trends and challenges
    • Benchmarking models geared for RTSOAA




Boualem Benatallah, The New Univ. of New South Wales, Australia

Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University , USA

William K. Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Opher Etzion, IBM Haifa Lab, Israel

Patrick C.K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Joerg Kaiser, University of Ulm, Germany

Vana Kalogeraki, UC Riverside, USA

Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria

Jana Koehler, IBM Zurich Lab, Swizerland

Harald Kuhn, University of Veinna, Austria

Zongwei Luo, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Carolyn McGregor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Gero Muehl, Technische Universitat, Germany

Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College, UK

Peter Puschner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Lakshmish Ramaswamy, The University of Georgia, USA

Andreas Seufert, FH Ludwigshafen, Germany

Jose Tribolet, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands

M. Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

I-Ling Yen, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA




March 15(March 24), 2008

Workshop paper submission due

April 15, 2008

Workshop paper notification (electronic)

April 30, 2008

All final manuscript and author pre-registration due




Papers must be submitted electronically via the RTSOAA 2008 Submission Page The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for the IEEE conference proceedings. All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 32ndt IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2008) by the IEEE CS Press.

Manuscripts will be limited to 6 pages including all figures, tables, and references. The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (see

All accepted papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by (one of) the author(s).




The best papers from the proceedings will be invited to create extended version and submit to the Springer Journal on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA). Furthermore, the papers with keen insights and good contributions to the domain of Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications will be invited to be published as book chapters in a potential proposed book.




Jen-Yao Chung
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights
, NY 10598

Jun-Jang (JJ) Jeng
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights
, NY 10598

Josef Schiefer
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188/2
A-1010 Vienna




For updated information, please refer to the RTSOAA 2008 entry through Workshops tab at or contact the workshop co-chairs