Service-oriented computing is considered today a key technology for the development of robust and high quality intelligent Internet-scale distributed and embedded applications. Extensive research and development in the past few years has pushed SOA technology into state-of-the-art applications in emerging areas such as Internet-of-Things (IoTs), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), cyber-physical systems (CPS), as well as mobile and enterprise systems. However, many of the critical components on building reliable, robust, and user-centric cloud-based SOA applications and systems are still open for research. Hence, it is timely to face new SOA research opportunities by addressing new research challenges on emerging applications domains like smart cities, smart logistics, and e-Health to mention only a few.
Many of the service components are deployed on resource limited embedded systems and are performance sensitive; others are deployed on cloud servers providing highly parallel services and on edge servers in the middle of resource-limited systems and high-end servers. These components are part of complex applications and systems that span multiple execution environments. Their capabilities are increasingly being managed and (re)configured via emerging software-defined and elasticity mechanisms. In addition, they have to interact with humans in order to solve complex problems. Thus, on the one hand, SOA may provide effective solutions for managing the ever-increasing complexity while meeting the challenging requirements of services on largely distributed, heterogeneous and dynamic resource environments. On the other hand, the exploitation of emerging trends in such environments to build SOA applications and systems for large-scale service-based systems is an open research challenge.
The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2014) provides an international forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to exchange and share their experiences, ideas, and latest research results on all aspects of service-oriented computing. The conference includes three days of parallel tracks program, special-topic workshops, tutorials, and panel discussion.
We invite submissions of high quality papers describing fully developed results or ongoing work on the topics (partial list) such as:
- Service-oriented architecture, engineering, and applications
- Cloud-based cyber-physical systems
- SOA-based Things, Processes and People Integration
- Elasticity-aware Service composition
- Configurable, reconfigurable and software-defined service middleware
- Streaming and real-time data analytics in SOA-based systems
- Mobile service engineering and applications
- Context-aware computing for SOA
- Service ecosystems for large-scale SOA
- SOA development, deployment and testing tools for smart cities, smart transportation, and smart infrastructures
- Security and privacy for intelligent service applications
- End-to-end dependable and trustworthy services
- Application in emerging environments, like smart cities, smart logistics, e-Health, etc.
- Business services and service innovation in emerging environments
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. Manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE style) pages. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers with 8.5'' x 11'', two-column format. The paper formatting instructions are available at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting.
Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF) is required through the paper submission system EasyChair.
All papers submitted to SOCA 2014 will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Papers that are selected for presentation at SOCA 2014 will appear in the Proceedings of SOCA 2014 and be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by EI. Each paper accepted for SOCA 2014 requires at least one author to register at the full rate (IEEE member or non-IEEE member). At least one author is required to attend the conference and present the paper.
The best papers from the proceedings will be selected for publication in the Springer Journal on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA). Furthermore, a Best Paper Award will be presented to the best paper selected from the accepted full papers.