The ESOCC 2018 PhD Symposium is an international forum for PhD students working in the areas addressed by the ESOCC conference. The main aim of the Symposium is to give PhD students an opportunity to present their research activity and perspectives, to critically discuss them with other PhD students and with established researchers in the area, and to get fruitful feedback and advice on their research activities.

PhD students working in any area addressed by the ESOCC conference (i.e. all aspects of Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing) can submit a short report providing a clear statement of the problem they intend to address including the current state of the art, motivating the interest and novelty of the underlying research challenges, demonstrating the ideas by examples, and describing the proposed research plan and expected results.

Reports should not exceed 8 pages formatted according to the Springer LNCS proceedings guidelines. The papers should be authored by the PhD student and indicate the name of her/his supervisor(s) and their affiliation. Papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee and can be submitted in two windows of opportunity (June 15 and July 28, 2018) via EasyChair. The PhD Symposium Track option should be selected when the paper is submitted.

The best student paper submitted to the symposium will receive an award of 300 euros, courtesy of IFIP TC2 and the Manfred Paul award.

Proceedings of the Symposium are expected to appear in the post-conference satellite event proceedings in the Springer CCIS series (final approval pending).

Track Chair

  • Vasilios Andrikopoulos (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Massimo Villari (University of Messina, Italy)

Program Committee

  • Flavio De Paoli (University Milano Bicocca, Italy)
  • Friederike Klan (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)
  • Welf Loewe (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • Alexander Pokahr (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)
  • John Wittern (IBM Research, USA)

Important dates

We foresee a two-window submission procedure

Window 1

Paper Submission: June 15, 2018
Notification: July 15, 2018
Final Version: July 27, 2018


Window 2

Paper Submission: July 28, 2018 (Extended!!)
Notification: August 24, 2018
Final Version: September 3, 2018

Selected papers will be published in the post-conference proceedings.