5th International Workshop on Principles of Engineering Service-Oriented Systems (PESOS 2013)

5th International Workshop on Principles of Engineering Service-Oriented Systems (PESOS 2013)
in conjunction with ICSE 2013, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
May 26, 2013

Registration for PESOS 2013 is open. Take advantage of early-bird rates until April 14, 2013.


Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and service-oriented systems, which are built using the SOA paradigm, are now in the stage of widespread adoption, according to Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies. Influenced by the stabilizing of certain standards for service integration, and driven by IT cost savings, organizations are starting to incorporate external software services into their systems. Some of these services are hosted in the cloud. From a provider perspective, many commercial companies such as Oracle, SAP, Intuit, and Netflix either have cloud-based offerings of their products or run their businesses completely in the cloud.

The special theme of the 5th edition of the PESOS workshop is “Service Engineering for the Cloud.” Cloud computing is shaping how organizations

  • acquire and use systems–engaging the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model
  • develop and deploy systems–engaging the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) models

Although cloud platforms and infrastructures are typically designed to scale on demand, this automatic elasticity doesn’t necessarily translate to all services deployed on them.


We are very happy to have Marija Mikić-Rakić, from Google, as our keynote speaker. The title of her keynote is “SOA in the Google Cloud.”

Marija Mikic-Rakic is a Staff-Level Software Engineering Manager at Google, Santa Monica, where she has been employed since 2004. She presently manages several teams working on different projects in the Ads organization. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. Her research interests are in the area of large-scale distributed systems, software architectures, and self-adaptation. She is a member of ACM, ACM SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

Preliminary Program

The preliminary program is available on the PESOS website. It includes three paper sessions–Quality Assurance for Service-Oriented, Cloud-Based Systems; Elasticity in the Cloud; and Components: A Service-Oriented View. Break-out sessions, with groups created through a popular technique called card sorting, will work together to define principles for engineering service-oriented, cloud-based systems. There will be plenty of time for open discussion and collaboration with colleagues and leaders in the field.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

Workshop summary will be submitted to ACM Software Engineering Notes for publication.

Organizing Committee

Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam
Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Domenico Bianculli, University of Luxembourg
Helen Hye-Young Paik, University of New South Wales

Steering Committee

Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano
Domenico Laforenza, IIT-CNR & ISTI CNR
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart
Andreas Metzger, Paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University
Klaus Pohl, Paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen

Program Committee

Matthias Book, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
Antinisca Di Marco, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Qing Gu, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sam Guinea, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sylvain Hallé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
Dragan Ivanovic, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Raman Kazhamiakin, SayService srl, Italy
Kostas Kontogiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
Philipp Leitner, TU Wien, Austria
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Marija Mikic-Rakic, Google Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Flavio Oquendo, IRISA/University of South Brittany, France
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Jean-Louis Pazat, IRISA/INSA Rennes, France
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Polini, ISTI CNR Pisa, Italy
Antonio Ruiz-Cortés, University of Seville, Spain
Antonino Sabetta, SAP Research, France
Benjamin Satzger, TU Wien, Austria
Ladan Tahvildari, University of Waterloo, U.S.A.
Ingo Weber, University of New South Wales, Australia
Liming Zhu, NICTA, Australia


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