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Several trends happening in recent years have significant impact on service oriented computing. Production and processing of large volumes of data (big data) became a norm in most industries. In order to create a value from this data, analytics systems and services turned from a nice to have feature to a necessity. Typically, such analytics services are designed in various forms of rich blending of automated services with humans, including expert work as well as integration with social systems. Service-oriented clouds became the major model from the technology point of view (delivery, deployment, implementation) as well as from the business point of view.  Recently, cyberphysical systems emerged where flocks of smart objects under governance platforms collaborate with humans as parts of organizations and this way function as social machines.

Given this context, we use the term intelligent service clouds as a broad category of (1) cloud deployed, defined, operated or enabled services or ecosystems which may (2) leverage the power of automated and human-centric services, (3) in order to enable the creation of insights or value, (4) potentially operating with big data. Here intelligent may refer to many possible capabilities – e.g., the ability to generate insights; or the ability to enable new types, or styles of collaborations within or between enterprises; or the ability of services to adapt to changing environments, and so on. These trends brought together present new opportunities and challenges for service oriented systems, add new dimensions to services technology, enable new service models when delivering value, call for re-imagining service approaches to integration, composition, data integration and linkage, infrastructure for supporting massive and scalable data processing as a service.

The workshop on “Intelligent Service Clouds” follows the increasing interest in big data, cloud, analytics services, cyberphysical systems and rich combinations with human driven services. The goal of the workshop is to provide a platform for exploring this exciting landscape and new challenges in the context of intelligent service clouds. It aims at bringing together researchers from various communities interested in the challenges. We will solicit contributions that study fundamental as well as practical aspects. At the fundamental, solution side we will seek approaches that study adequate service models addressing the above characteristics, mechanisms for specification, discovery, composition, delivery and scaling of intelligent cloud services, data, computational-, security- and privacy aspects of analytics services, and cloud environments for analytics services, and address specific technical intelligent service-oriented cloud solutions, e.g., analytics;  mining, visualization; self-management; security; trust mechanisms; collaboration mechanisms. At the practical, problem side we are interested in case studies in which intelligent service-oriented cloud computing technologies are applied in socio-technical systems/processes like smart logistics, smart manufacturing, healthcare, commerce, public administration, etc.


Expected papers deal with methods, models, techniques, case studies and practical experiences related to intelligent service clouds. Topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • At the solution side, approaches that address specific technical intelligent service-oriented cloud solutions for sociotechnical systems; e.g., analytics: mining, visualization; self-management; privacy, security, trust, and management and mechanisms in cross-organizational interactions; collaboration mechanisms; data models to support cloud analytics; cloud analytics architectures; quality of analytics services; cloud service composition; mixed private/public cloud environments for analytics services; system reliability; migration to cloud; analysis of cloud workloads; API challenges; service models of cloud analytics
  • At the problem side: case studies in which intelligent service-oriented cloud computing technologies are applied; e.g., socio-technical systems/processes like smart logistics, smart manufacturing; analysis of social media data; analysis of social relationships among participants in business processes and its implications for businesses; analytics service in emerging domains
  • Models, methods, formalisms, and languages that focus, e.g., on control and coordination of cloud services involving cross-enterprise collaboration among business services; socially-enhanced services and human-provided services in different domains; integration of human and automated services
  • Ecosystems and marketplaces for analytics service-oriented cloud computing, their secure, dependable and sustainable engineering and maintenance
  • Big data in service clouds with data mining for knowledge extraction and information logistics with dynamic mashups.
  • Techniques for aligning service clouds operational level to business strategy and high-level goals of an enterprise.
  • Extending SOA-formalisms, encapsulations, and constructs to facilitate the definition, dispatch, and  orchestration of human cloud services
  • IT, middleware, systems, tools, and framework that support intelligent service clouds
  • Human centric approaches to operations and optimization of intelligent service clouds, such as gamification, collaboration, and crowd-sourcing methods and techniques and their applications 


The workshop solicits original research and practice papers on the above topics. Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

Full papers are not to exceed 12 LNCS pages including all references and figures. Short papers, up to 6 LNCS pages, can present new ideas and preliminary results. All papers must be prepared in the Springer LNCS format and be submitted electronically in PDF.

Paper submission: EXTENDED Sept 14 2015
Acceptance notification: Sept 24
Camera ready:  Sept 30
Workshop: November 16, 2015

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All submissions are reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness, clarity and quality. Each paper submission is reviewed by three distinct members of the workshop program committee.

We plan to work with ICSOC workshop chairs on preparing the accepted publications for the workshop post-proceedings. 
We intend to include the accepted workshop publications in the Springer post proceedings. 


  • Adrian Mos, Xerox Research, France
  • Akhil Kumar, Penn State University
  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa
  • Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Claus Pahl, Dublin City University
  • George Feuerlicht, Prague University of Economics
  • Shiping Chen, Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO Australia
  • Smita Ghaisas, Tata Research Design and Development Center
  • Stefan Schulte, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Yuqing Tang, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Philippe Merle, Inria, France 


We are happy to announce  Dr. Nanjangud C. Narendra, chief architect - technology at Cognizant Technology Solutions confirmed as an invited speaker.


  • Roman Vaculin, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
  • Alexander Norta,  Tallinn University of Technology,  Estonia
  • Rik Eshuis,  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


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