Business Models for Service-Oriented Architectures

Special Track in SEKE 2008

The Twentieth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'08)

Hotel Sofitel. San Francisco Bay, USA , July 1 – July 3



Service-based computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA) claim to support the implementation of large-scale business processes and, hence, to ease the handling of IT infrastructure in today’s companies. As there is lots of ongoing research on the technical as well as on the service engineering side, the business side unfortunately is often left out. To purposefully use and develop SOA to eventually achieve business goals, the associated benefits, risks and efforts need to be discussed from a business value perspective as well. This should help both sides, managers in their decision making about the if and how of introducing a service-oriented architecture (SOA) as well as the technical side by putting the focus on how to generate measurable business value. Also, there is an increasing need for SOA governance models and insights on the relation between service granularity, flexibility, and costs.

This special track is organized in SEKE08 to bring together researchers and practitioners from the service engineering and the service application side to discuss pressing issues regarding SOA applicability. Topics of specific interest for this track are:

The track is also open for additional related topics not listed, however all submitted papers should clearly focus on the application in a SOA setting.



Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Please use Internet Explorer as the browser, and select the paper type "Business Models for Service-Oriented Architectures". Manuscripts must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


Tim Weitzel (, Chair of Information Systems, Bamberg University, Germany
Guido Wirtz (, Distributed and Mobile Systems Group, Bamberg University, Germany

If you have any questions regarding the special track or whether your research fits into the focus of the special track, don’t hesitate to contact one of the organizers.