The 13th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. The workshop program seeks to provide venues for specialist groups to meet, to generate focused discussion on specific sub-areas within Service Oriented Computing and to engage in community-building activities. The workshops should provide a discussion forum for researchers in topics related to main theme of the conference, either on specific research themes or in emerging areas of research.

The workshops will be held on the 16th of November 2015 at the Goa University, Goa, INDIA.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: 11 May 2015 (extended)

Workshop Acceptance Notification: 08 June 2015

workshop Notification Deadline : 14th September 2015

Early Registration Deadline :  24th September 2015

Camera Ready Paper & Copyright: 30th September 2015

Workshops: 16th November 2015

Workshop Organisation

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  • Constituting the workshop program committee
  • Advertising the workshop
  • Managing the paper review and selection process
  • Ensuring that at least one author of each accepted paper attends to present the paper (this may require announcing regulations that stipulate this as a prerequisite for the publication of the paper in the workshop proceedings.)
  • Ensuring that the workshop delivers useful scholarly ⁄ research value via active discussion / debate.
  • Workshops may be held for a full day or for half a day.
  • At least one author for each paper accepted to a workshop will need to register for the workshop program.

Workshops Publication

The conference solicits outstanding original research and practice papers on all aspects of service-oriented computing. Papers should clearly demonstrate the research or practical contribution, the relevance to the field, and the relationship to prior work. Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. It is likely that, as in previous years, the post-proceedings of the accepted workshops will be jointly published as a Springer volume. A formal proposal to Springer will only be made after the accepted workshops and their program committees are finalised. Workshops organisers can opt out of the volume should they wish to; a decision on this is required at workshop submission stage for planning purposes.

Working notes of the workshops (including papers to be eventually published in the joint workshop volume) will be printed locally for distribution on the workshop day.

Workshop Proposal Submissions

Workshop proposal shall be submitted to workshop co-chairs at wc AT icsoc DOT org and should include the following information:

  • Workshop title
  • Name, affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses of each (proposed) workshop chair
  • A brief (1-page) CV of each (proposed) workshop chair, highlighting prior experience in organizing similar fora
  • A brief description of the topic of the workshop and its relevance to the conference (not exceeding 500 words)
  • Proposed duration of the workshop (full-day or half-day)
  • A list of likely program committee members
  • A description of the paper review and selection process (it is recommended that each paper is reviewed by 3 distinct members of the workshop program committee)
  • An estimate of the number of submissions that will be attracted on the basis of workshops held in previous years or any other information.
  • Plans for invited talks if any.
  • A commitment as to whether or not the workshop organisers would like the postproceedings to appear in Springer together with the other workshops.
  • Any further information deemed relevant, e.g., previous workshops held on similar themes.

ICSOC-2015 Workshop Chairs

  • Walid Gaaloul, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Alex Norta, Talinn University of technology, Estonia
  • R. Gangadharan, IDRBT, India


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