14th Symposium and Summer School On Service-Oriented Computing

September 13 – September 19, 2020, Crete, Greece


Monday, September 14th, 2020, 10:00 – 18:00 CET




SummerSoC is a well-established summer school and symposium focusing on service-oriented computing. The area of service-oriented computing is interpreted quite broadly, i.e. areas of interest for SummerSoC include  cloud computing, microservice architecture, service orchestrations,  service meshes, blockchains, Internet of Things, theoretical foundations of these subjects, and applications in/of all these areas, especially applications dealing with big/smart data and data sciences. Also, cross-domain subjects like eScience, digital humanities, or quantum computing are considered.

At SummerSoC, renowned researchers and leading industry practitioners give tutorials and invited talks on current topics from the areas above. PhD students present posters of their ongoing work and give plenary presentations of their theses. The agenda ensures that enough time is allocated for a lot of discussions. Participants come from both, academia as well as industry, and from all over the world.

SummerSoC is also a forum for presenting and discussing research from the areas above. Interested researchers submit papers that are peer-reviewed. In addition to novel research work, we also ask for application and experience papers as well as overview papers (these submissions have to be marked accordingly). Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend SummerSoC 2020, present their paper in the plenum as well as in the poster session.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer proceedings series CCIS „Communications in Computer and Information Science”. Additionally, the best poster abstracts will be invited to contribute an extended and revised short paper to the CCIS proceedings.

We invite submissions on the following topics

Developing services for the cloud

  • Moving existing services to the cloud

  • Methods and tools for developing “cloud native” services

  • Microservices, Function as a Service, and Serverless

  • Service Meshes

  • Cloud federations and interoperability among clouds

Cloud & IoT

  • Automatic provisioning and management

  • IoT middleware

  • Fog middleware

Advanced types of applications

  • Decentralized applications (blockchains,…)

  • IoT Applications

  • Quantum Software Engineering

  • Use of Quantum Computers

  • Security & Privacy

  • Post Quantum Security

Big/smart Data and Data Science

  • Computational Models for Big Data

  • Software Systems to Support Big Data Computing

  • Cloud/Stream Computing for Big Data

  • Big Data in Motion and Big Data at Rest

  • Big Data management for IoT

  • Cloud/Stream Data Mining

  • Cloud-based Analytic Computing and Analytic Services

Business processes in the cloud

  • Business Processes as a Service

  • Social media in business processes

  • Orchestration of Services

  • Advanced architectures of process engines

  • iPaaS & Low Code

Applications of services

  • Smart energy/smart grids/smart cities

  • IoT services

  • eScience & Digital Humanities

  • eHealth, e.g. Connected Health

Submission instructions

Authors should submit original research, overview papers or vision papers.
We will accept full and short papers, as well as posters for work in process research.
Also PhD Students are invited to present and discuss their current PhD research in the poster session.

Paper Submission

Submitted full papers should not exceed 20 pages in Springer CCIS format.

Submitted short papers should not exceed 9 pages in Springer CCIS format.

Submission to: Easychair

Poster Submission

The expected submission is an extended abstract (more details at Poster Session)

The abstract description should not exceed 2 pages in Springer CCIS format.

Submission to: Easychair

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Program Committee

The 14th Symposium and Summer School in Service-Oriented Computing is directed by leading experts, faculty at well-known universities, and industrial R&D leaders in the field of Service-Oriented Computing (SOC). All of them have been involved in previous efforts to establish Services Science as a fundamental paradigm for computing and software architecture.

Program Committee