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

One day between June 27 and July 2, 2014, at Hilton Anchorage, Alaska, USA, within IEEE SERVICES 2014 (Co-located
with ICWS 2014, SCC 2014, CLOUD 2014).

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
environments;
* 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: April 5, 2014
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2014
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: May 1, 2014.


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 (http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). 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 IEEE 2014 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014) 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, r.bahsoon@cs.bham.ac.uk
Ivan Mistrik, Independent Consultant, Germany
Nour Ali, Lero, University of Brighton, UK
T. S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies, India


International Program Committee
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