PESOS 2015

7th International Workshop on Principles of Engineering Service-Oriented and Cloud Systems

Call for Papers

ICSE2013-golden-gate-trans-250pxIn conjunction with the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015)

Florence, Italy

May 23, 2015

Important Dates:

Paper Submission (extended): January 30, 2015

Acceptance Notification: February 18, 2015

Camera-Ready Copy: February 27, 2015

Workshop Description:

Cloud Computing is shaping the way that organizations acquire and use systems — software-as-a-service (SaaS) model — and how they develop and deploy systems — platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) models. This emerging computing paradigm is having a significant impact on the way modern software is designed, developed, deployed and governed. In particular, the scale and readily accessible nature of the Cloud opens new opportunities for designing and engineering service-based collaboration. That is, not only individual applications can be hosted on the virtual infrastructure, but also complete processes that require collaborations of multiple such systems. Even though cloud platforms and infrastructures are typically designed to scale on demand, the questions are (i) whether this automatic elasticity translates to all services deployed on them, and (ii) whether collaboration amongst the services on (multiple) Clouds be managed elastically. Other qualities of concern and interest in this environment include monitorability, manageability, privacy, security, availability and reliability.


PESOS 2015 forum seeks contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics related to design, development, deployment, use, and integration of software, human and collaborative services in the Cloud.

  • Service engineering for elasticity, scalability, monitorability, and other attributes expected of Cloud-based services and collaboration processes
  • Frameworks and architectures for service collaboration in the Cloud
  • Collaboration as services
  • Elastic business process management in the Cloud
  • Requirement engineering issues for Cloud-based collaborative services
  • Methods and tools for design-time software engineering support for desired run-time collaboration behavior in the cloud
  • Adaptation and evolution of collaborative Cloud services
  • Service personalization and context-aware provisioning in the Cloud
  • Service delivery models for mobile applications.
  • Frameworks and programming model for IoT (Internet of Things) and IoE (Internet of Everything) services and their integration to Cloud
  • Service dependability, survivability, reliability and resilience
  • Trust, security, and privacy in Cloud-based services
  • Quality of service (QoS), Service-level Agreements (SLAs) in the Cloud
  • Verification and validation of service-oriented systems
  • Migration to service-oriented systems in the Cloud
  • Cloud requirements and design for growing markets.

In addition, PESOS 2015 will continue “The Quest for Case Studies.” Started at PESOS 2012 as a special session, the goal is to create the reference set of case studies for the research community in service-oriented systems.

Paper Submission and Publication

The submission and review process will be done using EasyChair ( Submissions must follow the ICSE 2015 formatting guidelines: All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to the workshop theme. The page limit for regular papers is 7 pages and 2 pages for case study descriptions. In addition, accepted case study submissions must commit to place all case study artifacts in the public repository.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library. Workshop summary will be submitted to ACM Software Engineering Notes for publication.

Workshop Program

9:00am Workshop opening

9:10am – 10:30am Invited Talk and Discussion session

  • Cloud and Multi-Cloud Computing: Current Challenges and Future Applications, Danilo Ardagna (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

10:30am – 11:00am Morning Break

11:00am – 11:30am Paper 1

  • An Architecture for Self-reconfiguration of Convergent Telecom Processes (Armando Ordóñez, Paolo Falcarin and Lisandro Zambenedetti)

11:30am – 12:00pm Paper 2

  • Continuous Evolution of Multi-tenant SaaS Applications: A Customizable Dynamic Adaptation Approach (Fatih Gey, Dimitri Van Landuyt, Wouter Joosen and Viviane Jonckers)

12:00pm – 12:30pm Paper 3

  • Architectural Runtime Models for Privacy Checks of Cloud Applications (Eric Schmieders, Andreas Metzger and Klaus Pohl)

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00pm – 2:30pm Paper 4

  • Enabling Collaborative Development in an OpenStack Testbed: the CloudWave Use Case (Dario Bruneo, Francesco Longo, Giovanni Merlino, Nicola Peditto, Carmelo Romeo, Fabio Verboso and Antonio Puliafito)

2:30pm – 3:00pm Paper 5

  • A Pattern-Based Formalization of Cloud-Based Elastic Systems (Schahram Dustdar, Alessio Gambi, Willibald Krenn and Dejan Nickovic)

3:00pm – 4:00pm Topic discussion and Workshop Closing

Workshop Organizers

Mohammad Ali Babar, University of Adelaide

Helen Hye-Young Paik, University of New South Wales

Malolan Chetlur, IBM Research, India

Michael Bauer, University of Western Ontario

Amir Molzam Sharifloo, University of Duisburg-Essen

Steering Committee

Schahram Dustdar, TU Vienna, Austria
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Domenico Laforenza, IIT-CNR & ISTI CNR, Italy
Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Andreas Metzger, Paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Klaus Pohl, Paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Program Committee

Domenico Bianculli, University of Luxembourg
Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Myra Cohen, University of Nebraska
Antinisca Di Marco, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu
Schahram Dustdar, TU Vienna
Yaron Wolfsthal, IBM Haifa Research Lab
Howard Foster, City University of London, UK
Qing Gu, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sam Guinea, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Birkram Sengupta, IBM Research, India
Sylvain Hallé, Univ. du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
Dragan Ivanovic, Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Pooyan Jamshidi, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing & Commerce
Robert Johnson, IBM Software Group, USA
Raman Kazhamiakin, FBK, Italy
Kostas Kontogiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
Kyriakos Kritikos, University of Crete, Greece
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Nicolás López, University of Los Andes
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Clarissa Marquezan, Huawei Technologies, Germany
Ralph Mietzner, T-Systems Int’l GmbH
Marija Mikic-Rakic, Google Los Angeles, USA
Jean-Louis Pazat, IRISA/INSA Rennes, France
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Polini, ISTI CNR Pisa, Italy
Florian Rosenberg, IBM Research Lab, USA
Antonio Ruiz-Cortés, University of Seville, Spain
Antonino Sabetta, SAP Research, France
Benjamin Satzger, TU Wien, Austria
Chris Woods, Intel labs, Ireland
Liming Zhu, NICTA, Australia

Supported By

EU funded project (CloudWave)