Workshop Overview


The WESOA series of workshops addresses challenges that arise from unique characteristics of service-oriented applications by focusing on principles, methodologies and tools that support the entire service-oriented software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Topics of interest include software service development lifecycle methodologies, service-oriented enterprise architectures, service engineering for cloud computing environments, models, languages and methods for service-oriented analysis and design, and related topics.


WESOA Series

WESOA'15 continues a successful series of former ICSOC workshops. During the past decade, WESOA has demonstrated its relevance by constant high numbers of contributions and participants. Its impact is documented by consistent output of high-quality papers.

Former Events

  1. WESC’05

  2. WESOA’06

  3. WESOA’07

  4. WESOA’08

  5. WESOA’09

  6. WESOA’10

  7. WESOA’11

  8. WESOA’12

  9. WESOA’13

  10. WESOA’14


WESOA proceedings are published in Springer LNCS.


Service-oriented applications play an important role in many areas like enterprise computing, cloud computing and the Web. While there is an agreement about the main principles for designing and developing such applications, methodologies and tools that support the development of service-oriented applications are still a subject of intensive research.

It is recognized that traditional software engineering approaches require extensions in the context of service-oriented computing and that there is a need for engineering methods to support the development of software services. In this area, close collaboration between the research community and industry practitioners is essential to develop comprehensive engineering methodologies and tools that support the entire lifecycle of service-oriented applications.

WESOA complements ICSOC by focusing on core software engineering issues in the context of service-oriented systems, keeping pace with emerging application areas of service computing like mobile, social and cloud computing, smart environments or IoT.

Our aim is to facilitate exchange and evolution of ideas in service engineering research across multiple disciplines. We encourage participation of researchers as well as practitioners from academia and industry fostering connections and synergies between these groups. To promote collaboration the WESOA workshop has a highly interactive format with technical sessions complemented by extensive discussions.

WESOA 2015 will continue a successful series of ICSOC workshops. Over the past decade, WESOA has demonstrated its relevance by attracting a large number of contributors and participants.


General Topics

WESOA encourages a transdisciplinary perspective and welcomes papers on topics that include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Software service development lifecycle methodologies and processes

  2. Service design and service design metrics

  3. Distributed and collaborative software service development

  4. Service-oriented reference models and frameworks

  5. Architectural styles and standards for software service systems

  6. Concepts, technologies and best practices of Microservice architectures

  7. Management and governance of service engineering projects

  8. Models, languages and methods for service-oriented analysis and design

  9. Costing, valuation and quality metrics of software service design

  10. Requirements-engineering for software service systems

  11. Service-oriented business process modelling

  12. Validation, verification and testing of software service systems

  13. Service assembly, composition and aggregation models and languages

  14. Model-driven SOA and service systems development

  15. Reverse engineering of software service systems

  16. Tool support for software service engineering

  17. Engineering of software services for the cloud

  18. Service engineering for context-awareness and mobile devices

  19. Service engineering in smart environments and IoT

  20. Engineering service-oriented applications in social network contexts

  21. Engineering of data intensive service-oriented systems

  22. Case studies and best practices of service-oriented development

Important Dates

Paper submission
(1st round)
•  Aug 14th 2015

Author notification
(1st round)
•  Sep 14th 2014

Paper submission
(2nd round)
•  Sep 14th 2015

Author notification
(2nd round)
•  Sep 28th 2014

Camera ready copy:
•  Sep 30th 2015

Workshop date:
•  Nov 16th 2015