IEEE SCC 2018 - Call for Papers

SCC 2018 Call for Papers

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC), IEEE Computer Society

The 14th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018)

SCC 2018 program committee invites you to contribute to the fourteenth edition of SCC, to be held on July 2 - 7, 2018, San Francisco, USA.

Services account for a major part of the IT industry today. Companies increasingly like to focus on their core expertise area and use IT services to address all their peripheral needs. Services Computing is a new science which aims to study and better understand the foundations of this highly popular industry. It covers the science and technology of leveraging computing and information technology to model, create, operate, and manage business services. Like its predecessors, SCC 2018 will contribute in building the pillars of this important science and shaping the future of Services Computing.

Services Computing currently shapes the thinking of business modeling, business consulting, solution creation, service delivery, and software architecture design, development and deployment. The global nature of Services Computing leads to many opportunities and challenges and creates a new networked economic structure for supporting different business models. SCC 2018 will help in bridging the gap between business services and information technology by driving research in technologies such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, service engineering, cloud computing, and Web 2.0.

The International Conference on Services Computing (SCC) covers the whole lifecycle of innovation research and enabling technologies, which includes enterprise modeling, business consulting, solution creation, services delivery, services orchestration, services optimization, services management, services marketing, services delivery and cloud computing, service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process integration and management, and Web services technologies and standards.

All topics relevant to Internet services lifecycle are of interest. SCC 2018 will organize refereed paperreviews in 9 research areas (themes):

Foundations of Services Computing

  • Services Science
  • Service Modeling and Implementation
  • Service Delivery, Deployment and Maintenance Service
  • Value Chains and Innovation Lifecycle
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Industry Standards and Solution Stacks
  • Service-based Grid/Cloud/Autonomic Computing
  • Services Computing in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs)
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Negotiation, Automation and Orchestration
  • Service Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Quality of Services (QoS) and Cost of Services (CoS)
  • Ontology and Semantic Web for Services Computing
  • Services Repository and Registry
  • Formal Methods for SOA
  • Service Discovery
  • Services Engineering Practices and Case Studies

Scientific Workflows

  • Data Intensive Workflows
  • Collborative Scientific Workflows
  • Workflow Discovery, Selection and Recommendation
  • Workflow Composition
  • Workflow Scheduling

Business Process Integration and Management

  • Mathematical Foundation of Business Process Modeling, Integration and Management
  • Business Process Modeling Methodology and Integration Architecture
  • Collaborative Business Processes
  • Extended Business Collaboration (eBC) Architecture and Solutions
  • Business Process-Based Business Transformation and Transition
  • Enabling Technologies for Business Process Integration and Management
  • Performance Management and Analysis for Business Process Integration and Management
  • Security, Privacy and Trust in Business Process Management
  • Return On Investment (ROI) of Business Process Integration and Management
  • Requirements Analysis of Business Process Integration and Management
  • Enterprise Modeling and Application Integration Services, e.g. Enterprise Service Bus
  • Monitoring of Services, Process Mining, and Quality of Service
  • Case Studies in Business Process Integration and Management
  • SOA Tools, Solutions and Services


  • Development and deployment models of Microservices and Containers
  • Deployment environments with microservices where discovery, dynamic binding and version control are managed services provided by the infrastructure.
  • DevOps and how microservices and containers help achieve DevOps in IT Organizations

High Assurance Services

  • Service-level Fault-tolerance
  • Robustness and Resilience
  • Availability and Reliability
  • Trusted and Reliable Services

Modeling of Services Systems

  • Service Analysis, Strategy, Design, Development and Deployment
  • Service-Oriented Business Consulting Methodology and Utilities
  • Intra- or Inter- Enterprise for Business-to-Business Service Control
  • Service Revenue Models and Utility Computing, e.g., Fee-for-Transaction and Fee-for-Service
  • Service Strategic Alliance and Partners
  • Ontology and Business Service Rules
  • Trust and Loyalty in Services-Centric Business Models
  • Cultural, Language, Social and Legal Obstacles in Services-Centric Business Models
  • Commercialization of Services Computing Technologies
  • Industry Service Solution Patterns
  • Service Interaction Patterns
  • Case Studies in Services-Centric Applications (e.g., healthcare, financial, aviation, etc)

Service security and privacy

  • Service Security
  • Service Security Assurance
  • Service Privacy

SOA Service Applications

  • Data Intensive Services
  • Mobile Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Social Services
  • IoT Services

Service Lifecycle Management

  • SOA Tooling Practices and Examples
  • Service Monitoring and Tracking
  • Service Evolving and Adaptation Managmement
  • Systematic Design Method for SOA Solutions
  • SOA-based Consulting Services and Design Services
  • SOA Delivery Excellence
  • Services for Sustainability and Everyday Living

The technical program of SCC 2018 will include a research track, a application track, and a short paper track. The SCC 2018 will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing business services platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing services computing technology.

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Application Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

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