Call for Papers

The European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) is the premier conference on advances in the state of the art and practice of Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing in Europe. ESOCC has evolved from the ECOWS (European Conference on Web Services) conference series. The first edition of the new series, ESSOC 2012, was successfully held in Bertinoro, Italy, the second edition, ESOCC 2013, was held in Malaga, Spain, the third edition, ESOCC 2014 was held in Manchester, UK and the fourth edition, ESOCC 2015, in Taormina (Messina), Italy.

The main objectives of this conference is to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the areas of Service-oriented Computing and Cloud Computing and to foster future collaborations in Europe and beyond. ESOCC 2016 will include invited talks and presentations of selected research papers with the participation of top researchers from academia and industry. ESOCC 2016 will also include a PhD Symposium and a series of satellite workshops.


The continued success of service-oriented distributed applications has shown that tightly coupled software systems may be useful for niche markets, whereas loosely coupled software systems have proven to be more flexible, adaptive and often more appropriate for practical applications.

Loose coupling makes it easier for a given system to interact with other system components (including legacy systems) that have been developed independently somewhere in a heterogeneous universe of services. Thus, service-oriented applications can evolve more easily during their lifespan and adapt better to changing or even unpredictable environments. In such scenarios, cloud computing enables a new execution paradigm for distributed software applications where resources can be shared, optimally realized as well as utilized and exchanged between heterogeneous execution platforms and the cloud, so as to achieve fast response times and to ensure immersive and non-interrupted user experience.

Services today are developed independently, deployed as well as freely composed, and they can be implemented in a variety of technologies, a fact which is of particular importance from a business perspective.

Similarly, cloud computing aims at enabling mobility as well as device, platform and/or service independence by offering centralized sharing of resources. It promotes interoperability, portability and security standards, and raises a completely new set of security issues. On the implementation side, essential agreement has been reached on integration technologies and consensus has emerged in today’s middleware market. Customers use Web technologies extensively; however, service developers, providers, and integrators need to create methods, tools and techniques to support cost-effective and secure development and use of dependable devices, platforms, services and service-oriented applications in the cloud.

Topics of interest

ESOCC 2016 seeks original, high quality papers related to all aspects of Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing, which constitute the main technology available to date for implementing service-oriented architectures and cloud computing.

  • Big Data Management
  • Business Process Management and Services
  • Cloud Computing Business Models
  • Cloud Interoperability and Federation
  • Cloud Services Management and Composition
  • Dynamic and Adaptive Services
  • Economic and Business Models for Services
  • Enterprise Architecture and Services
  • Energy Issues in Clouds
  • Identity and Access Management using Services
  • Service Composition
  • Service Governance
  • Service Marketplaces
  • Services Life-Cycles
SOCC Engineering
  • Agile Computing
  • Architectural Models for Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Management
  • Frameworks for Building Service Based Applications
  • Mashups
  • Model-Driven Service Engineering
  • Self-Organizing Service-Oriented and Cloud Architectures
  • Service Quality and Service Interface Design Guidelines
  • Services Security and Privacy
Internet of Things and Mobility
  • IoT Services and IoT Clouds
  • Mobile Clouds and Mobile Services
Formal Methods for Services and Cloud Computing
  • Compliance
  • Self-Organizing Services and Clouds
  • Service Modeling, Analysis, and Design
  • Service Science
  • Verification
Social Aspects
  • Crowdsourcing Business Services
  • Service-Oriented Business Collaboration
  • Social and Crowd-based Cloud
  • DevOps in the Cloud
  • Emerging Trends in Storage, Computation and Network Clouds
  • Next Generation Services Middleware and Service Repositories
  • RESTful Clouds and Services
Core Applications
  • Commerce
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Scientific Computing
  • Smart Cities
  • Telecom

ESOCC 2016 solicits both new research papers (in the main track) as well as reports on practical experiences from industry (industry track). However, papers on existing products or product marketing information are not within the scope of the ESOCC 2016 Industry Track.


Original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted via Easychair.

The deadlines can be found under Dates.

Paper submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS proceedings guidelines and the templates available at and they should not exceed 15 pages.

A paper might be accepted as a full paper (15 pages), as a short paper (8 pages) or as a poster (a 2-page abstract in the proceedings). Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Download the Call for Papers as PDF here.