Call for papers

The European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) is the premier conference on advances in the state of the art and practice of service-oriented computing and cloud computing in Europe. The main objectives of this conference are to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the areas of service-oriented computing and cloud computing, as well as to explore the new trends in those areas and foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond.


The 7th event in the ESOCC series will take place at Teatro Sociale in front of the breathtaking landscape of the Como lake in Italy, from September 12th-14th, 2018.


ESOCC 2018 will include invited talks and presentations of selected research papers with the participation of top researchers from academia and industry, and will incorporate a series of satellite workshops to deeply elaborate on specific themes relevant to service and cloud computing.

Following the tradition of this conference, ESOCC 2018 includes a PhD Symposium where Ph.D. students have the opportunity to present their work, even at an early stage, to a panel of experienced professors and researchers which can supply valuable comments for improvement. Furthermore, ESOCC 2018 will continue its successful European Projects Track: an extremely useful opportunity for researchers around Europe to disseminate the latest research developments in their projects. Finally, ESOCC 2018 will host an Industrial Track specifically conceived to allow researchers and practitioners from companies to share their experience and latest breakthroughs.

Special focus

A particular focus in this year’s conference will be on:

Service and Cloud Computing in the era of virtualization Nowadays, Cloud platforms enable the offering of services at different virtualization levels: from entire virtual machines to functions. As each of these virtualization models offers different levels of latency, scalability, manageability, and customizability, the development as well as the consumption of services based on virtual components are clearly affected. With this special track, we invite researchers and practitioners to present their study about how the design, development, and execution of service-based applications is influenced by the different virtualization levels.

Business Process Management in the Cloud
Organisations are nowadays attempting to move their business and services in the cloud due to the numerous advantages that cloud computing is offering. Such a migration, once successful, can enable business process flexibility and dynamicity while it can lead to cost reduction. However, it also needs to be supported by appropriate tools, methods and techniques, also catering for the management of the whole service-based business process lifecycle, leading to realising the notion of Business Process as a Service. In this track, we solicit research work and studies related to both the migration and the management of service-based business processes in the cloud.


Service-oriented and cloud computing have made a huge impact both on the software industry and on the research community. Today, service and cloud technologies are applied to build large-scale software landscapes as well as to provide single software services to end users. Services today are independently developed and deployer as well as freely composed while they can be implemented in a variety of technologies, a quite important fact from a business perspective. Similarly, cloud computing aims to enable flexibility by offering a centralized sharing of resources. The industry’s need for agile and flexible software and IT systems has made cloud computing the dominating paradigm for provisioning computational resources in a scalable, on-demand fashion. Nevertheless, service developers, providers, and integrators still need to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective and secure development and use of dependable devices, platforms, services and service-oriented applications in the cloud.

Topics of Interest

ESOCC 2018 seeks original, high quality papers related to all aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing. In addition to the two special focus on “Service and Cloud Computing in the era of virtualization” and “Business Process Management in the Cloud”, specific topics of interest include but are not limited to:


  • Service and Cloud Computing Models
    • Design patterns, guidelines and methodologies
    • Governance models</spa
    • Architectural models
    • Requirements engineering
    • Formal Methods
    • Model-Driven Engineering
    • Quality models
    • Security, Privacy & Trust models
    • Self-Organizing Service-Oriented and Cloud Architectures Models
    • Testing models


  • Service and Cloud Computing Engineering
    • Service Discovery, Matchmaking, Negotiation and Selection
    • Monitoring and Analytics
    • Governance and management
    • Cloud Interoperability, Multi-Cloud, Cross-Cloud, and Federated Cloud solutions
    • Frameworks & Methods for Building Service and Cloud based Applications
    • Cross-layer adaptation
    • Edge, Cloud, Service Orchestration & Management
    • Service Level Agreement Management
    • Service Evolution/Optimisation
    • Service & Cloud Testing and Simulation
    • QoS for Services and Clouds
    • Semantic Web Services
    • Service mining
    • Service & Cloud Standards


  • Technologies
    • DevOps in the Cloud
    • Containerized services
    • Emerging Trends in Storage, Computation and Network Clouds
    • Microservices Deployment and Management
    • Next Generation Services Middleware and Service Repositories
    • RESTful Clouds and Services
    • Service and Cloud Middleware & Platforms
    • Blockchaining for Services & Clouds
    • Services and Clouds with IoT
    • Fog Computing with Service and Cloud


  • Business and Social aspects
    • Enterprise Architectures for Service and Cloud
    • Service-based Workflow Deployment & Life-cycle Management
    • Core Applications, e.g., Big Data, Commerce, Energy, Finance, Health, Scientific Computing, Smart Cities
    • Business Process as a Service – BPaaS
    • Service and Cloud Business Models
    • Service and Cloud Brokerage
    • Service and Cloud Marketplaces
    • Service and Cloud Cost & Pricing
    • Crowdsourcing Business Services
    • Social and Crowd-based Cloud
    • Energy issues in Cloud
    • Sustainability issues


ESOCC 2018 solicits both new research papers (in the main track) as well as reports on practical experiences from industry (industry track). However, papers on existing products or product marketing information are not within the scope of the ESOCC 2018 industry track.


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted via Easychair.

Paper submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines and the templates available at and they should not exceed 15 pages.

A paper might be accepted as a full paper (15 pages) or as a short paper (8 pages). Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Program committee (to be finalised)

Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Farhad Arbab, CWI, The Netherlands
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Boualem Benatallah, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
Giacomo Cabri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Marco Comuzzi, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Frank de Boer, CWI, The Netherlands
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Robert Engel, IBM Almaden, USA
Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
George Feuerlicht, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
Marisol García-Valls, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ilche Georgievski, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Claude Godart, University of Lorraine, France
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Heerko Groefsema, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Thomas Gschwind, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Martin Henkel, Stockholm University, Sweden
Knut Hinkelmann, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern, Switzerland
Einar Broch Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Oliver Kopp, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ernoe Kovacs, NEC Europe Network Labs, Germany
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Winfried Lamersdorf, Uni Hamburg, Germany
Kung-Kiu Lau, University of Manchester, UK
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Zoltan Adam Mann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany
Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cádiz, Spain
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Ernesto Pimentel, University of Malaga, Spain
Dimitris Plexousakis, Institute of Computer Science-FORTH, Greece
Dumitru Roman, Sintef, Norway
Alessandro Rossini, EVRY Cloud Services, Norway
Ulf Schreier, University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany
Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria
Damian Andrew Tamburri, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Maarten van Steen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Stefan Wesner, University of Ulm, Germany
Erik Wilde, CA Technologies
John Erik Wittern, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, United States
Robert Woitsch, BOC Asset Management
Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy
Wolf Zimmermann, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Christian Zirpins, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany

Important dates

Abstract Submission: May 21, 2018
Paper Submission: May 28, 2018 (Extended!!)
Notification: June 25, 2018
Final Version: July 06, 2018