Methods and Tools for Robust Services and Service Compositions

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 ease the implementation of large-scale business processes for both, internal processes inside companies as well as in a business-to-business setting. As these processes are vitally important for companies, a sufficient level of robustness is a must. Current methods to implement, provide and combine services are often ad-hoc, relying only on the minimal standards provided by SOAP, WSDL and WS-BPEL that are by no means adequate to deal with robustness on a non-trivial level. Enhanced service descriptions beyond WSDL as well as methods and tools to support service construction are needed.

This special track is organized in SEKE08 to bring together researchers and practitioners working on all aspects of engineering robust services in a SOA context. 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 a service computing or 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 "Methods and Tools for Robust Services and Service Compositions". Manuscripts must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


Holger Giese (, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, 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.