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[PVS] QSIC 2010 Workshop CFP: Quality of Service-Based Systems

International Workshop on

Quality of Service-Based Systems

in conjunction with

The Tenth International Conference on Quality Software

Zhang Jia JieChinaJuly 14-15, 2010



Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an emerging software engineering paradigm for developing distributed Internet Applications. In this paradigm, service providers develop reusable software components and abstract them as web services. By composing web services from different service providers, service consumers can quickly develop and deploy collaborative business applications across distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous organizations.


The new paradigm of service development and deployment imposes great challenges to the quality of the services. Since an application system usually involves services from different organizations, to guarantee that these services can collaborate correctly and seamlessly, the quality of services is extremely important. However, services are usually developed independently by service providers, who may not be able to expect who will use their services, and how they are used. Moreover, due to privacy concerns or business interests, the implementation of a service is usually invisible to service consumers. In addition, external factors like resource sharing and service reuse also affect the quality of services. These specific requirements distinguish service development from traditional software development. From the perspective of software engineering, it increases the complexity for developing high quality services. To manage such complexity, new theory and methodology are needed.


There have been many published research achievements and industry practices on service-oriented architecture and applications. However, the quality of service-based systems still faces many open issues. It is one of the major obstacles to build the trust between service providers and service consumers. The workshop therefore focuses on the quality perspective of services and service integrations, especially in the background of global software development and deployment such as the pervasive computing and cloud computing.




This workshop aims to share latest contributions on theories and methodologies to manage the complexity of service development and to improve the quality of services. In particular, authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers of theories, methods, techniques, tools, and empirical reports in all the related research and practices of quality engineering of service-based systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the followings:


l  Metrics for service quality and evaluation approaches

l  Service testing and debugging

l  Fault-tolerant services and service transactions

l  Formal analysis and model checking for web services

l  Service quality monitoring and prediction

l  Error recovery and service evolution

l  Empirical study for qualified service development




Apr.24, 2010:   Deadline for paper submission

May 05, 2010: Notification to authors

May 15, 2010: Deadline for camera-ready versions

Jul.14, 2010:    QSIC 2010 conference



Workshop papers will be included in the QSIC 2010 conference proceedings published by IEEE and also available in the Xplore digital library. All submissions must be in English and the author's original work that have not been published and/or submitted for consideration of publication anywhere else. The papers must be in IEEE Conference Proceedings format with no more than 8 pages for a long paper and no more than 4 pages for a short paper. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference website before the deadline date. Please refer to the conference website for detailed guidelines.


The submission website:





Xiaoying Bai (baixy@tsinghua.edu.cn), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Chunyang Ye (chunyang.ye@utoronto.ca), University of Toronto, Canada



Prof. Wanchun Dou, Nanjing University, China

Prof. Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, US

Prof. Yunzhan Gong, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Prof. Songlin Hu, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Xiaocong Zhou, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Prof. Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK