IEEE 2012 Services Workshop on Empirical Research in/for Service-Oriented Systems Engineering (ER-SOSE)

One day between June 24-29 2012, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
within IEEE SERVICES 2012


Service-Oriented Systems Engineering (SOSE) has drawn an accelerated increasing attention since Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) was introduced. SOC is a new paradigm for computing and thus new engineering techniques needed to be developed to make SOC software and hardware dependable, reliable, safe, and secure. Due to the dynamic and highly collaborative features, such as runtime composition that needs to be continuously monitored and re-optimized, new applications may not be easily evaluated because of the lack of a real test bed or the difficulty in replicating experimental results.

In this respect, the European Commission’s initiative on FIRE – Future Internet Research and Experimentation – promotes investigation in an experimentally-driven way, by means of several facilities for those who need large-scale, diverse experimental environments.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners i) to share experiences and issues with infrastructures, tools and FIRE facilities for SOSE ii) to discuss innovative empirical studies in the different areas of SOSE, and iii) to create synergies through integration, and foster cross-cooperation among researchers, developers and practitioners.

We therefore invite experts in empirical research and experts in SOSE to initiate a dialogue on how they could benefit from each other’s expertise, and to start a cross-collaboration.

List of topics

We welcome articles that report any empirical research on any relevant aspect of SOSE. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Important dates

(Workshop chairs can grant extension to individuals under special circumstances provided that the hard deadline for the camera-ready version is respected.)

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (download instruction). All papers should be in PDF and submitted via at the submission system

First time users need to register with the system first. All the accepted papers by the workshops will be included in the Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE 2012 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2012) which will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

Workshop chairs

Program committee

Short Bio of Workshop Organizers

Nelly Condori-Fernandez is an post-doctoral researcher from Information System (IS) group of the University of Twente. She graduated in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, Arequipa-Peru, and holds a PhD. in Software Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She has coordinated the research line on Empirical Software Engineering at the Research Centre on Software Production Methods of the Polytechnic University of Valencia since 2009. Besides, she is an author of several articles on experimental studies in different research lines related to Software Engineering (usability, model driven development, software measurement, and requirements engineering). Her current research focuses on empirical research methodology for service oriented requirements engineering, funded by the Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship.

Roel Wieringa is Head of the Department of Computer Science and Chair of Information Systems at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and scientific director of the School forInformation and Knowledge Systems (SIKS), a national research school that provides advanced education to all Dutch Ph.D. students in information and knowledge systems. His research interests include requirements engineering, business process modeling, conceptual modeling, and design research methodology. He has written two books, Requirements Engineering: Frameworks for Understanding (Wiley, 1996) and Design Methods for Reactive Systems: Yourdon, Statemate and the UML (Morgan Kaufmann, 2003). He has been chair of the steering committee of the IEEE Requirements Engineering conference, and Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Software for the area of requirements engineering. He serves on the board of editors of the Requirements Engineering Journal and of the Journal of Software and Systems Modeling.

Nour Ali is a Research Fellow at Lero-The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland. She graduated in Computer Science from Bir-Zeit University, Palestine and holds a PhD. from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She was awarded a grant by the same university, to perform her PhD. under the Researcher training program (FPI, in Spanish). She has also been a postdoc at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She has been an active member of several research projects focusing on software architecture such as the Microsoft Research Cambridge funded Project: "PRISMA Model Compiler of aspect-oriented component-based software architectures". She serves as reviewer for several venues and journals such as Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Information Systems and Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

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