International Conference on Service Oriented Computing

Call for PhD Symposium Papers

The ICSOC PhD Symposium 2014 is an international forum for PhD students working in all the areas related to the service computing.

Its goals are:

  • to bring together PhD students and established researchers in the field of service oriented computing,

  • to enable PhD students to interact with other PhD students and to stimulate an exchange of ideas, suggestions, and experiences among participants.

  • to give PhD students the opportunity to present, share and discuss their research in a constructive and critical atmosphere.

  • to provide students with fruitful feedback and advice on their research approach.

We particularly encourage PhD students that are still developing their research methodology or are somewhere in the middle of their research program to submit to this symposium. Only active PhD students are eligible to submit, and topics are restricted to their doctoral work within the scope of the ICSOC conference.

This symposium in Paris will be the 10th edition of the series held in conjunction with the ICSOC conferences in Berlin, Germany (2013), Shanghai, China (2012), Paphos, Cyprus (2011), San Francisco, USA (2010), Stockholm, Sweden (2009), Sydney, Australia (2008), Vienna, Austria (2007), Chicago, USA (2006), and Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2005).

Submission Format and Proceedings

Submitted papers should give a clear description of the PhD work. In particular, papers 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 (cite key papers).

Each paper must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format ( and must be at most 6 pages in length (strictly enforced). Submissions must be single-authored, and the name of the supervisor(s) must be clearly marked ("supervised by ...") under the PhD author name. Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the PhD Symposium track in the ICSOC submission system ( . Accepted papers presented at the Symposium will be included in the ICSOC 2014 post-conference proceedings of satellite events, to be published by Springer as part of the Service Science series. Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the PhD Symposium Program Committee.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 23, 2014
Notification: August 20, 2014
Camera ready: September 10, 2014

PhD Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Nejib Ben Hadj-Alouane, Tunis, Tunisia

  • Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, Lyon, France

  • Jan Mendling, Institute for Information Business, Vienna, Austria

Contact Information

If you have any inquiries, please contact the PhD Symposium co-chairs.

Program Committee

  • Djamel Belaid, Telecom Sud Paris, France
  • Frederique Biennier, INSA of Lyon, France
  • Cristina Cabanillas, Institute for Information Business, Vienna, Austria
  • Bruno Defude, Telecom Sud Paris, France
  • Massimo Mecella, SAPIENZA University of Roma, Italy
  • Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • Michael Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Philippe Thiran, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Matthias Weidlich, Imperial College, UK
  • Moez Yeddes, National School of Applied Sciences, Tunisia

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