4th International Workshop on Service Orientation in Computing and Logistics (SOC-LOG 2016)

- workshop cancelled -

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Organizers and Chairs | Program Committee

Service orientation has become a prevalent paradigm for engineering and managing new forms of smart, highly integrative, usage-based business ecosystems. Its significance is being increasingly recognized by research communities that study new approaches for establishing smart service offerings in different domains. Logistics is a service domain that has a particularly high potential of benefiting from service orientation and service-based systems. The objective of logistics is to service individual firms, supply chains and entire industries with flexible means for realizing flows of goods from the point of origin to the point of destination. Logistics relies essentially on the ability to: (1) share resources of different organizations, (2) provide complex services based on configurations of elementary services, (3) coordinate service delivery across organizations, and (4) maintain an agreed quality of service. These requirements match closely to the key characteristics of service-based systems. While recent advances in the engineering and management of such systems have been made, still many questions regarding the design of the models and methods to be used as well as their efficacy and usefulness remain to be answered.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from different, though overlapping areas: services computing, information systems, and logistics/supply chain management. The objective is to to discuss the state of the art, on-going projects and open research questions at the intersection of services computing and logistics/supply chain management. The workshop intends to provide a forum for discussing research approaches that will (1) enhance the understanding of the problem domain, (2) provide ideas to solving important problems either in the domain or the models and methods, or (3) evaluate models and methods of services computing by reporting their use through, e.g., case study, experimentation, simulation. The workshop is not restricted to particular research methods and we will consider both conceptual, theoretical and empirical research, as well as novel applications.

Topics of interest

  • Logistics services representation
    • Servitization of logistics systems
    • Modularization of services
    • Logistics service models
    • Reference models for logistics services
    • Semantic models for logistics services
    • Repositories and dictionaries for logistics services
  • Logistics services description
    • Syntactical description of logistics services
    • Semantic description of logistics services
    • Logistics ontologies / ontologies for logistics services
    • QoS attributes of logistics services
    • Contextual and mobility aspects of logistics services
  • Coordination of logistics services
    • Discovery of logistics services
    • Composition of logistics services
    • Orchestration and choreography of logistics services
    • Market-based coordination of logistics services, i.e., auctions, exchanges
    • Data-driven logistics service coordination
  • Management of logistics services
    • Logistics service lifecycle management
    • Logistics service governance, risk and compliance
    • Logistics service portfolio management
    • Logistics service level management
    • Logistics service privacy and security management
    • Domain-specific SLA models and semantic annotation of SLAs for logistics services
    • SLA negotiation protocols for logistics services
    • Accounting, pricing, monitoring of logistics services
    • Integrating logistics services into service management infrastructures
  • Delivery of logistics services
    • Logistics service runtime management and monitoring
    • Verification of logistics services
    • Simulation and optimization of logistics services
    • Transactional safeguarding of logistics services
    • Service-oriented architectures for the setup and enactment of logistics services
    • Technologies for service deliveries

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original research papers, as:

  • Full papers (up to 12 pages including references)
  • Work-in-progress papers (up to 6 pages including references)

on the listed or related topics.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to the Springer LNBIP template. All submissions must be blinded and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the conference for the paper to be included in proceedings.

Revised papers presented at the workshop will be published in BIS 2016 post-workshop proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. To achieve the highest quality, revised papers will go through a second review round.

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 22, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Jun 5, 2016
  • Submission of final papers: Jun 12, 2016
  • Workshop: Jul 6-8, 2016

Organizers and Chairs

  • Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • André Ludwig, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg/Germany
  • Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Program Committee

The following list contains the PC members from previous year’s edition of the workshop. We are currently in the process of extending this PC to about 25 members. It will comprise experts from services computing, information systems, and logistics/supply chain management.

  • Samuil Angelov, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Anne Baumgras, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Marcelo Cataldo, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Shahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Rik Eshuis, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Diogo Ferreira, IST – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Paul Grefen, TU-Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Laurent Guihéry, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Axel Korthaus, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Marek Kowalkiewicz, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Carlos Müller, University of Sevilla, Spain
  • Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
  • Toni Ruokolainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Vijay Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
  • Ingo Weber, University of New South Wales, Australia