Call for PhD Symposium Papers

The ICSOC’2015 PhD Symposium is an international forum for Ph.D. students working in all areas related to service-oriented computing.

The goals of the symposium are:

  • To bring together Ph.D. students and established researchers in the field of service-oriented computing,
  • To enable Ph.D. students to interact with other PhD students and to stimulate exchange of ideas, suggestions, and experiences among participants,
  • To provide Ph.D. students an opportunity to present, share and discuss their research in a constructive and critical atmosphere, and
  • To provide Ph.D. students with fruitful feedback and advice on their research approach.

This symposium in Goa (India) will be the 11th edition of the series held in conjunction with the ICSOC conferences in Paris (2014), Berlin (2013), Shanghai (2012), Paphos (2011), San Francisco (2010), Stockholm (2009), Sydney (2008), Vienna (2007), Chicago (2006), and Amsterdam (2005).

Ph.D. students working in all areas related to service-oriented computing are invited to submit a paper providing a clear description of the Ph.D. work. In particular each paper must:

  • Provide a clear problem statement,
  • Outline the research challenges that drive the proposed work,
  • Describe the proposed solution, its expected impact, the expected research plan, and the preliminary results,
  • Discuss the progress beyond the state of the art of the envisioned research outcome compared to current literature and approaches, and
  • Discuss how the work will be evaluated, stating how the suggested solution is different, new, or better than existing approaches to the problem.

Accepted papers presented at the Symposium will be included in the ICSOC’15 post-conference proceedings of satellite events, to be published by Springer in the Service Science series.


Submissions must be must be at most 6 page long (strict requirement) and formatted according to the Springer LNCS format ( Submissions must be single-authored, and the name of the supervisor(s) must be clearly indicated. Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the PhD Symposium track in the ICSOC submission system (


  • Paper submission deadline:  July 13, 2015 *extended, hard deadline*
  • Notifications:    July 21, 2015
  • Camera ready deadline: July 30, 2015


  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
  • Hong-Linh Truong, TU Wien, Austria


  • Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia) 
  • Manuel Carro (IMDEA & UPM, Spain)
  • Marios D. Dikaiakos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
  • Hoa Dam (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)
  • Winfried Lamersdorf (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Massimo Mecella (University of Rome, Italy)
  • Claus Pahl (Dublin City University, Ireland)
  • Pascal Poizat (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense, France)
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma (Vienna University, Austria)
  • Gustavo Rossi (UNLP, Argentina)
  • George Spanoudakis (City University London, UK)
  • Stefan Tai (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Ingo Weber (NICTA, Australia)
  • Mathias Weske (University of Postdam, Germany)