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SummerSoC is a well-established summer school and symposium focusing on service-oriented computing. The area of service-oriented computing is interpreted quite broadly, i.e. areas of interest for SummerSoC include cloud computing, business process management (i.e. service orchestrations), theoretical foundations of services, and applications in/of these areas, especially applications dealing with big /smart data and data sciences.

At SummerSoC, renowned researchers and leading industry practitioners give tutorials and invited talks on current topics from the areas above. PhD students present posters of their ongoing work and give plenary presentations of their theses. The agenda ensures that enough time is allocated for a lot of discussions. Participants come from both, academia as well as industry, and from all over the world.

SummerSoC is also a forum for presenting and discussing research from the areas above. Interested researchers submit papers that are peer-reviewed. In addition to novel research work, we also ask for application and experience papers as well as overview papers (these submissions have to be marked accordingly). Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend SummerSoC 2018, present their paper in the plenum as well as in the poster session.

Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the IBM Technical Report series. Best papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Springer Journal Computer Science – Research and Development’, 2018. Additionally, the extended abstracts of the accepted posters will be published in the IBM Technical Report.

We invite submissions on the following topics:

  • Developing services for the cloud
    • Moving existing services to the cloud
    • Methods and tools for developing “cloud native” services
    • DevOps paradigm for services
    • Microservices and Function as a Service (Lamda, Openwhisk,…)
    • Cloud federations and interoperability among clouds
  • Cloud & IoT
    • Elasticity analytics and control
    • Automatic provisioning and management
    • Transaction models, consistency models, and coordination models
    • IoT middleware
    • Fog middleware
  • Advanced types of applications
    • Decentralized applications (blockchains,…)
    • Use of Quantum Computers
  • Big/smart Data and Data Science
    • Computational Models for Big Data
    • Software Systems to Support Big Data Computing
    • Cloud/Grid/Stream Computing for Big Data
    • Big Data in Motion and Big Data at Rest
    • Big Data management for IoT
    • Cloud/Grid/StreamData Mining
    • Cloud-based Analytic Computing and Analytic Services
    • Security & Privacy
  • Business processes in the cloud
    • Business Processes as a Service
    • Social media in business processes
    • Orchestration of Services
    • Advanced architectures of process engines
  • Applications of services
    • eHealth, e.g. Connected Health
    • Smart energy/smart grids
    • IoT services
    • eScience
    • Digital Humanities
    • Decentralized applications

SummerSoC will grant the “Christos Nikolaou PhD Award” for the best PhD thesis in the areas above. The award is not only an honor and distinction but is associated with 2000€ for the awardee, sponsored by StartTech Ventures. Details about which thesis may qualify and how to submit, you can found here.

SummerSoC will also grant the “SummerSoC Young Researcher Award” to the best paper in one of the areas above. A potential awardee must be (i) first author of a paper accepted for SummerSoC 2018, and (ii) PhD student. The award is associated with 500€ for the awardee, sponsored by the renowned ICSOC conference series.

Key Dates
Christos Nikolaou PhD award submission deadline: March 16th, 2018

Paper submission deadline: March 16th, 2018 Deadline extension: March 23rd, 2018

Notification for accepted paper: April 10th, 2018 April 17th, 2018

Final version submission: May 11th, 2018 July 27th, 2018

Poster abstract submission deadline: May 11th, 2018

Notification for accepted poster presentations: May 17th, 2018

SummerSoC: June 24 – June 29, 2018 in Crete, Greece.

Submission Instructions
Authors should submit original research, overview papers or vision papers.
We will accept full and short papers, as well as posters for work in process research.
Also PhD Students are invited to present and discuss their current PhD research in the poster session.

Please note that each accepted paper must also present a poster during the poster session to foster intense discussion.

  • Poster Submission:
    The expected submission is an extended abstract stating the problems and major contributions the poster will present.
    The abstract description should not exceed 2 pages in Springer LNCS format.
    Submissions (as PDF) via e-mail to:
  • PhD Thesis Submissions:
    The application includes a 2-page essay.
    The application must be signed by both, the applicant and his/her Ph.D. advisor.
    The template of the application can be found here.
    Submissions (as PDF) via e-mail to:

Program Committee
The 11th Symposium and Advanced School in Service-Oriented Computing is directed by leading experts, faculty at well-known universities, and industrial R&D leaders in the field of Service-Oriented Computing (SOC). All of them have been involved in previous efforts to establish Services Science as a fundamental paradigm for computing and software architecture.
Program Committee

Program Chairs
Frank Leymann (U of Stuttgart)
Wolfgang Reisig (Humboldt University Berlin)

Organization Committee
George Koutras (Chair, OpenIT)
Johanna Barzen (U of Stuttgart)
Themis Koutsouras (OpenIT)

Program Committee
Marina Bitsaki (U of Crete)
Wolfgang Blochinger (U of Applied Science, Reutlingen)
Uwe Breitenbuecher/ (U of Stuttgart)
Gerd Breiter (IBM)
Antonio Brogi (U of Pisa)
Antonio Ruiz Cortés (U of Sivilia)
Florian Daniel (Polytechnic University of Milan)
Stefan Dessloch (U of Kaiserslautern)
Christian Decker (U of Applied Science, Reutlingen)
Schahram Dustdar (TU Vienna)
Christoph Freytag (Humboldt University Berlin)
Aditya Ghose (U of Wollongong)
Theo Härder (U of Kaiserslautern)
Melanie Herschel (U of Stuttgart)
Willem-Jan van Heuveln (Tilburg University)
Dimka Karastoyanova (U of Groningen)
Winfried Lamersdorf (U of Hamburg)
Frank Leymann (U of Stuttgart)
Kostas Magoutis (U of Ioannina)
Natividad Martinez (U of Applied Science, Reutlingen)
Bernhard Mitschang (U of Stuttgart)
Daniela Nicklas (U of Baberg)
Florian Niedermann (McKinsey)
Maria Papadopouli (U of Crete)
Cesare Pautasso (U of Lugano)
Ilia Petrov (U of Applied Science, Reutlingen)
Rene Reiners (Fraunhofer, St. Augustin)
Wolfgang Reisig (Humboldt University Berlin)
Norbert Ritter (U of Hamburg)
Jakka Sairamesh (The Advisor Board Company)
Holger Schwarz (U of Stuttgart)
Ulf Schreier (U of Applied Science, Furtwangen)
Craig Sheridan (Flexiant)
Albrecht Staebler (dipaho)
Sanjiva Weerawarana (WSO2)
Alfred Zimmermann (U of Applied Science, Reutlingen)
Olaf Zimmermann (U of Applied Science, Rapperswil)


The Steering Committee:

Prof. Shahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna Austria
Prof. Willem-Jan van Heuveln, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Dr. Rania Khalaf, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA
Prof. Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Kostas Magoutis, University of Ioannina & ICS-FORTH, Greece
Prof. Beniamino Di Martino, U of Naples
Prof. Bernhard Mitschang, U. of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete
Prof. Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt University, Germany
Dr. Jakka Sairamesh, The Advisor Board Company
Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, Founder, Chairman & CEO, WSO2, Inc., Sri Lanka
Prof. Olaf Zimmermann, U of Rapperswil, Switzerland

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