ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009 PhD Symposium

The proceedings of the ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009 PhD Symposium are available online as CEUR workshop proceedings. Please have a look: Florian Daniel, Fethi Rabhi (eds.): Proceedings of the PhD Symposium of the 7th International Joint Conference on Service Oriented Computing, Stockholm, Sweden, November 26, 2009, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073, online http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-548


Paper submission: September 4, 2009 11:59pm, GMT (Passed )
Author notification: October 9, 2009 11:59pm, GMT (Passed )
“Due to delays in the reviewing process, author notifications will be communicated some days later than expected. Authors will be contacted as soon as possible”
Camera-ready submission: October 30, 2009 11:59pm, GMT (Passed )


The ICSOC/ServiceWave PhD Symposium 2009 is an international forum for PhD students working in all the areas addressed by the ICSOC/ServiceWave conference (http://www.icsoc.org).

The goals of the ICSOC/ServiceWave PhD Symposium 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 and discuss their research in a constructive and critical atmosphere.
- To provide students with fruitful feedback and advice on their research approach and thesis.

We particularly encourage 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/ServiceWave conference.

The symposium in Stockholm will be the 5th PhD Symposium of a series held in conjunction with the ICSOC conferences in Sydney, Australia (2008), Vienna, Austria (2007), Chicago, USA (2006), and Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2005).


We are proud to announce that IBM Research, USA, will be sponsoring the ICSOC/ServiceWave PhD Symposium, as already done with prior editions of the ICSOC PhD Symposium. The exact form of the sponsorship is still under discussion. Details will be posted on the Symposium's web page as soon as available.


Submitted papers should give a clear description of the PhD work being conducted by the author of the paper. 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 – if available – 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 (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and must be at most 6 pages in length (strictly enforced). Submissions must be single-author, and the name of the supervisor must be clearly marked ("supervised by ...") on the paper, under the author’s name.
Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, via the PhD Symposium track in the ICSOC/ServiceWave submission system: http://www.conftool.com/icsoc2009/. The proceedings of the symposium will be published online as CEUR workshop proceedings.


Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the PhD Symposium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance to service-oriented computing, potential for impact, quality of proposed research. The selection of papers will be based on these criteria.

In order to stimulate the discussion during the symposium, (i) reviewers will be asked to provide a one paragraph description of what solution they think suits the described problem and how they would approach the research (in addition to the actual review); (ii) students accepted for participation will be asked to write their own reviews of two/three other accepted papers. As a feedback on their reviews, students will be granted access to the respective reviews by the Program Committee.

The symposium will operate in a workshop format, giving PhD students the opportunity to showcase their research and to assess the solutions proposed by the Program Committee.


Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Fethi Rabhi, UNSW, Australia


Karim Baina, ENSIAS, Morocco
Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA
Salima Benbernou, University of Lyon, France
Athman Bouguettaya, CSIRO, Australia
Christoph Bussler, BEA, USA
Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
Joseph Davis, University of Sydney, Australia
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
Hamid Motahari, HP, USA
Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg/Essen, Germany
Omer Rana, University of Cardiff, UK
Regis Saint-Paul, CREATE-NET International Research Center, Italy
Farouk Toumani, University Blaise Pascal, France
Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy