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The Third IEEE International Workshop on the Future of Software Engineering FOR and IN Cloud

One day between June 27 and July 2, 2013, at Santa Clara Marriott, CA,
USA (Center of Silicon Valley) within IEEE SERVICES 2013 (Co-located
with ICWS 2013, SCC 2013, CLOUD 2013).

(Workshop date - 06/27 Thursday, FOSEC SESSION 16:10--17:40; Portland)

FoSEC is the flagship workshop for software engineering for/in the cloud run within the IEEE World Congress on Services.  The workshop builds on the success of the previous versions and its special issue to the Journal of Systems on Software, featuring contributions from some of the top scholars in software engineering researchers and practitioners. Practitioners are very likely to beg, borrow and steal from software engineering in-the-small to benefit the case of software engineering for the ultra-large-scale, as it is the case of the cloud. Though the fundamentals of engineering software in both paradigms exhibit resemblance, software engineering for the cloud require novel approaches, which address the interplay between technical, economics-driven considerations and shifts software engineering towards a utility-based engineering for software-, infrastructure-, data storage and/or platform- as services. The goal of this workshop is to address these gaps by strengthening the cross-fertilization of advances from software engineering, services and cloud computing. The workshop will explore, debate and increase our understanding to the following: (i) how recent advances in software engineering (with an emphasis on software architectures, architecting dependable systems, self-adaptive software architectures, economics-driven software engineering, risk management, security software engineering, green software engineering and testing) can(not) relate to the case of cloud; (ii) what are the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the field that appraise the paradigm-shift in engineering software systems as cloud services or cloud infrastructure; (iii) what are the open research directions for software engineering FOR the cloud?; (iv) how the paradigm will shape the future of engineering software IN the cloud i.e. benefiting from the cloud infrastructure, virtualization and economics of scale. The workshop thus aims to bridge the gap between software engineering, services, businesses and cloud computing communities by specifically addressing the challenges for software engineering FOR and IN the cloud.

List of topics
* Requirements engineering in and for the cloud;
* Relating non-functional requirements to architectures for cloud environments;
* Architecting for the cloud;
* Patterns and architectural styles for the cloud;
* Agile software development on the cloud;
* Engineering security, trust and privacy in architectures for cloud
* Engineering for performance, reliability, heterogeneity, safety,
scalability, real-time and dependability in cloud architectures;
* Service-level management for the cloud;
* Services engineering for the cloud;
* Model-driven engineering for the cloud;
* Environments and tools support for the cloud;
* Testing for the cloud;
* Maintenance and evolution for the cloud;
* Risk management in the cloud;
* Engineering sustainability in cloud architectures;
* Economics-driven engineering for the cloud;
* Cloud services as utilities;
* Empirical and industrial studies;
* Cloud Software Engineering education.

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 25, 2013
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 4, 2013
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 15, 2013


Exploring Cloud Computing for Large-scale Scientific Applications (SERVICES2013-6006) By Guang Lin, Jian Yin (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, USA)

CEEM: A Practical Methodology for Cloud Services Evaluation (SERVICES2013-6007) By Zheng Li, Liam O'Brien, He Zhang (ANU and NICTA Canberra, Australia; Geoscience Australia Canberra, Australia;  NICTA and UNSW Sydney, Australia)

A Framework for Multi-Cloud Cooperation with Hardware Reconfiguration Support (SERVICES2013-6008) By Khaleel Mershad, Abdul Rahman Kaitoua, Hassan Artail, Mazen Saghir, Hazem Hajj (American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar) 

Cloud Based Architecture for Enabling Intuitive Decision Making (SERVICES2013-6009) Brian Xu, Kumar Sathish, Manonmani Kumar (Honeywell Aerospace, USA; Infosys Technologies Limited, USA; University of Texas – Southwest Medical Center, USA)

Visualization of information in a Service-Oriented Production Control System(#5517)
Norma Angelica Nieto Lee (Tampere University of Technology FI) José L. Martinez Lastra (Tampere University of Technology ) Luis Enrique Gonzalez Moctezuma (Tampere University of Technology )

FOSEC Session: Rami Bahsoon(University of Birmingham)

06/27 Thursday, FOSEC SESSION 16:10--17:40; Portland)

Submission Information
Authors are invited to submit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines ( All papers should be in PDF and submitted via at the submission system. First time users need to register with the system first. All the accepted papers by the workshops will be included in the Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE 2013 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2013) which will be published by IEEE Computer Society. Following the previous workshop, a special issue with the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS Elsevier) is currently underway. We expect to arrange for a special journal issue targeting a theme related to this year workshop (featuring extended and invited contributions).

Papers will be reviewed by three program committee members and will be selected depending on their originality, quality and relevance to the workshop. Each accepted paper will have to be presented in person by (one of) the author(s). To foster lively and productive discussions, each author will be encouraged to present open questions to the forum and one or two main statements for discussion at the workshop brainstorming session. We aim to arrange for a special thematic journal issue, featuring the best papers presented in the workshop for this year. We also plan to have a book on the theme.

Workshop chairs
Rami Bahsoon, The University of Birmingham, UK,
Ivan Mistrik, Independent Consultant, Germany
Nour Ali, Lero, University of Brighton, UK
T. S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies, India

International Program Committee
Nour Ali, Lero, University of Brighton, UK
Muhammad Ali Babar, Lancaster University, UK.
Alberto Avritzer, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Rami Bahsoon, The University of Birmingham, UK
Len Bass, SEI/CMU, USA
Sarah Beecham, Lero/The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, AUS
Clovis Chapman, University College London, UK
Christine Choppy, Univ. Paris 13, France
Lawrence Chung, Univ. of Texas Dallas, USA
Paul Clements, SEI/CMU, USA
Paolo Costa, Imperial College London, UK
Daniel J. Crichton, NASA/JPL, USA
Deepak Dhungana, Siemens AG, Germany
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ian Gorton, Pacific, Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Rick Kazman, SEI/CMU, USA
Mark Klein, SEI CMU, USA
Kai Koskimies, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Grace Lewis, SEI, Carneige Mellon, USA
Chris Mattmann, NASA/USC, USA
Andreas Metzger, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland
Ivan Mistrik, Independent Consultant, Germany
Mohanakrishna B.G, Infosys Technologies, India
Mark Ryan, The University of Birmingham, UK
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK
Santonu Sarkar, Infosys Technologies, India
Ian Sommerville, The University of St Andrews, UK
Judith A. Stafford, Tufts Univ., USA
Michael Stal, Siemens AG - Corporate Technology, Germany
T. S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies, India
Georgios Theodoropoulos, Durham University, UK
Scott Tilley, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK