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The IEEE International Workshop on the Future of Software Engineering FOR and IN the Cloud, Washington DC, USA, one day July 9, 2011
in conjunction with IEEE ICWS 2011, SCC2011, CLOUD 2011, and SERVICES 2011

FoSEC Programme Available

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
Paper Submission March 31, 2011.

Decision Notification (Electronic) April 10, 2011
Camera-Ready Submission & Pre-registration April 8, 2011
Workshop July 9, 2011.

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 the submission system at 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 2011 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2011) which will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

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,
T.S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies
Nour Ali, Lero/The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland

International Program Committee
Nour Ali, Lero/The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
Muhammad Ali Babar, IT University of Copenhagen, Norway
Paris Avgeriou, Univ. of Groningen, Netherlands
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
Behzad Bordbar, The University of Birmingham, UK
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 - Corporate Technology, Germany
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ian Gorton, Pacific, Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Jon G. Hall, Open Univ., UK
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
Vivek Nallur, The University of Birmingham, UK

Mark Ryan, The University of Birmingham, UK
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK
Santonu Sarkar, Infosys Technologies, India
Thorsten Schnier, Cercia, The University of Birmingham, UK
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, The University of Birmingham, UK
Scott Tilley, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK