The 6th IEEE International Workshop of Software Engineering for Adaptive Service-oriented Systems (SEASS’12)

Workshop Theme: Engineering Adaptive Service Oriented Solutions for Domain Specific Systems

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


Service computing has become the principle of building Internet-based programmable applications. The feature of services using standard interface descriptions makes services universally available via uniform communication protocol. Disparate applications and systems can be integrated as services. This significantly promotes service computing widely adopted by variety of domains such as health cares, government services, and scientific systems.

The complexity and scale of composite service oriented systems is increasing rapidly and often involve not only a large number of parties but also intensive data sets communicated between services. The computing and data intensity of services leads to increasing adoption of cloud platforms as the infrastructure to deploy services. For example, service oriented architecture has been applied to compose scientific workflows running on extremely large datasets on cloud platforms. The In the cloud environment, a service can elastically scale up and down its demands on computing resources and pay for its meter-based usage. In such an environment, services are becoming commodities. Meeting users’ expectation on reliability, availability and fast service responsiveness is key to gain the values of services. Adaptation is an enabling mechanism to achieve this goal. For example, detecting and even predict abnormal behaviours at runtime can certainly help to prevent degrading quality of services.

These impose challenges for adaptive service systems at their design, development and deployment stage. In the previous series of this workshop, the papers have broadly addressed the issues from the aspects of individual adaptive software architectures, adaptive service level agreement and versioning, development and testing processes for adaptive systems.

In the 6th edition of this workshop we aim to deeply identify the future research challenges in engineering adaptation into ever evolving service systems in different domains. The aim of SEASS 2012 is to encourage academic researchers and industry practitioners to present and discuss all adaptability-related research and experiences in a very broad spectrum of service oriented computing. Special interests are on papers addressing adaptive solutions to bridge service oriented computing and domain specific systems.

Selected top papers will be invited to a special issue of International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE).

List of topics

Connections to other conferences

Building adaptability into SOAs is under the grand vision of autonomic computing, which is now being covered in more and more top international conferences on software engineering and systems, including: This workshop complements the above conferences with the focus on exploring the connections between SOAs and adaptive software systems research.

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 (TBD)

Short Bio of Workshop Organizers

Jenny Yan Liu is a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has been leading architecture design of large scale scientific workflows leveraging service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Her research involves software architecture, adaptive systems, service oriented computing, and software performance engineering. She has published over fifty international journal and conference papers in these areas. She served on many conference program committees (e.g. WICSA, QoSA, ICPE, CBSE) and organizing workshops (e.g. at ICWS, COMPSAC, HICSS, Middleware, and ICSE). Yan received her PhD in Computer Science from University of Sydney, Australia. Before moving to PNNL, she was a senior researcher at National ICT Australia (NICTA) in Sydney Australia.

Shiping Chen is a senior research scientist of CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of New South Wales. From 1985 to 1999, he worked on real-time control, parallel computing and CORBA-based Internet gaming systems in research institutes and IT industry. Since joining in CSIRO in 1999, he has worked on a number of middleware-related research and consultant projects. He has published extensively in these areas, ranging from academic research papers to in-depth industry reports, and served a number of international conferences on web and SOA including WWW, ICSOC, ICWS, SCC. His research interests include SOA, secure data storage and trust computing.

Ian Gorton is a Laboratory Fellow in the Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He leads projects in various scientific domains that are building tools to process and manage complex, massive, distributed data collections for modeling and simulation. Gorton has published two books and 120 conference and journal papers, mostly in the areas of software architectures and component technologies. He is Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society and Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and has been General Chair and PC Chair of several international conferences (e.g. WICSA, COMPARCH, CBSE).

Liming Zhu is a senior researcher at NICTA. His current research mainly involves model and architecture driven development, software ecosystems and service engineering. He has published in international journals and conferences such as ICSE, OOPSLA and WICSA. He has successfully organised more than ten international workshops in the areas of e-Government, model driven development, development processes and service-oriented systems.

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