IEEE Fourth International Workshop on the Future of SoftwareEngineering for/in the Cloud (FoSEC- 2014)


One day between June 27 and July 2, 2014, at Hilton Anchorage,Alaska, USA 


FoSEC is the flagship workshop for software engineering for/in thecloud run within the IEEE World Congress on Services. The workshop builds on the success of the previous versions andits special issue to the Journal of Systems on Software, featuringcontributions from some of the top scholars in software engineering researchersand practitioners.

Practitioners are verylikely to beg, borrow, and steal from software engineering in-the-small tobenefit the case of software engineering for the ultra-large-scale, as it isthe case of the cloud. Though the fundamentals of engineering software in bothparadigms exhibit resemblance, software engineering for the cloud require novelapproaches, which address the interplay between technical, economics-drivenconsiderations and shifts software engineering towards a utility-basedengineering for software-, infrastructure-, data storage- and/or platform- as aservices. The goal of this workshop is to address these gaps by strengtheningthe cross-fertilization of advances from software engineering, service andcloud computing. The workshop will explore, debate, and increase ourunderstanding to the following: (i) how recentadvances in software engineering (with an emphasis on software architectures,architecting dependable systems, self-adaptive software architectures,economics-driven software engineering, risk management, security softwareengineering, green software engineering and testing) can be directly related tothe case of cloud., and (ii) what are the most recent innovations, trends,results, experiences and concerns in the field that appraise the paradigm-shiftin engineering software systems as cloud services and to develop a roadmap forfuture research directions in software engineering for the cloud.

The workshop thus aimsto bridge the gap between software engineering and cloud computing by specificallyaddressing the software engineering challenges for software engineering for andin the cloud.

Topics of interests of include, butare not limited to: 

The workshop thus aims to bridge thegap between software engineering and cloud computing by specifically addressingthe software engineering challenges for software engineering for and in thecloud. The topics to be covered by this workshop include, but are not limitedto, the following:


        Requirements engineering in and for the cloud;

        Relating non-functional requirements toarchitectures for cloud environments;

        Architecting applications using the cloud;

        Patterns and architectural styles for the cloud;

        Agile software development on the cloud;

        Engineering security, trust and privacy issues inarchitectures for cloud environments;

        Engineering for performance, reliability,heterogeneity, safety, scalability, real-time and dependability in cloudarchitectures;

        Service-level management for the cloud;

        Service engineering for the cloud;

        Model-driven engineering for the cloud;

        Environments and tools support for the cloud;

        Testingfor the cloud;

        Maintenanceand evolution for the cloud;

        Riskmanagement in the cloud;

        Engineeringsustainability in cloud architectures;

        Economics-drivenengineering for the cloud;

        Empirical and industrial studies.




FullPaper Submission Due Date: April 15, 2014 
Decision Notification (Electronic): April22, 2014 
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due:May 1, 2014 

Paper submission 

Authors are invited tosubmit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) as per IEEE8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (download Word templates or LaTeX templates

 ). The submittedpapers can only be in the format of PDF or WORD. Please follow the IEEEComputer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers,respectively. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attendthe workshop and present the paper. All papers must be submitted via the confhub submission system for the EMSOS workshop (TBD).

First time usersneed to register with the system first (see these instructions fordetails). All the accepted papers by the workshops will be included in theProceedings of the IEEE 10th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014) whichwill be published by IEEE Computer Society.


Workshop chairs 

        Rami Bahsoon, The University ofBirmingham, UK,

        Ivan Mistrik, IndependentConsultant, Germany

        Nour Ali, Lero, University of Brighton, UK

        T. S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies, India



Back to IEEE SERVICES 2014 orthe workshop overview page.

Moreinformation on the workshop status can be found here.