SOCA 2016

The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2016) provides an international forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to exchange and share their experiences, ideas, and latest research results on all aspects of service-oriented computing. The conference includes three days of parallel-track program, special-topic workshops, keynotes and tutorials, and panel discussion.

Call for papers

This special track aims at bringing together contributions by scientists and practitioners to shed light on the development of scientific concepts, technologies, engineering techniques and tools for a service-based society. In particular, the focus is on Microservices, i.e., the use of services beyond the traditional cross-organizational B2B approach and the implementation of the model inside of applications, scaling in the small the concepts previously seen in the large. In Microservices, each component of a software is a service with the related issues of scalability and distribution of responsibility.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
  • Design and implementation of Service-oriented Architectures and Microservices
  • Software engineering techniques for Microservices
  • Security in Microservices
  • Formal models and analyses of Microservice systems
  • Verification techniques for Microservices
  • Coordination models for Microservices
  • Empirical studies on services and Microservices
  • Programming languages for Microservices
  • Static analysis of Microservices
  • Testing of Microservice systems

Important Dates

  • August 21, 2016: Paper submission deadline
  • September 10, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • September 25, 2016: Final manuscript due
  • November 4, 2016: Conference starts


We seek for both full and short papers. Full papers will be submitted as PDF files, using the IEEE Computer Society proceedings format (two column, 10 point, single-spaced, US Letter, no margin smaller than one inch) with a page limit of 8 pages. Short paper should be limited to 4 pages.

All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 technical committee members. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE. You can submit the paper through EasyChair using this link:

Special Issue

We plan a special issue of Scientific Programming with a selection of the best papers.

Program Committee

  • Luís Cruz-Filipe, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Salvatore Distefano, Università di Messina, Italy
  • Nicola Dragoni, DTU Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Saverio Giallorenzo, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Ivan Lanese, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Alberto Lluch Lafuente, DTU Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hernan Melgratti, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Victor Rivera, Innopolis University, Russia
  • Stefano Sebastio, Xerox Research, India
  • Alberto Sillitti, Innopolis University, Russia

Track Chairs

  • Fabrizio Montesi (, University of Southern Denmark
  • Manuel Mazzara (, Innopolis University, Russian Federation
  • Giancarlo Succi (, Innopolis University, Russian Federation