Modeling, Design, and Analysis for Service-oriented Architecture Workshop; 3rd edition

17 September 2008, München , Germany, co-located with the 12th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2008)
The Enterprise Computing Conference

  General Overview
  Workshop Venue
  Organization Committee
  Program Committee
  Important Dates
  Paper Submission

Previous editions:

   General Overview

A new paradigm – service-orientation – is currently emerging for distributed computing and e-business processing; it has evolved from object-oriented and component-based computing to enable building agile networks of collaborating business applications distributed within and across organizational boundaries. This new paradigm utilizes services (autonomous platform-independent computational elements that can be described, published, discovered and accessed over the Internet using standard protocols) as fundamental elements for developing applications/solutions; services will be important for customers and not the specific software or hardware component that is used to implement the services. In this context, services become the next level of abstraction in the process of creating systems that would enable automation of e-businesses. This paradigm shift is changing the way the computer software is developed and used (designed, architected, delivered, consumed, and analysed), and this way of reorganizing software applications and infrastructure into a set of interacting services is usually referred to as Service-oriented Architecture s (SOA).

In recent years, various forms of service-oriented architectures have appeared; amongst them, Web services, Grid services, Semantic Web Services, and e-Services are the most important. Although they share some of the principles of service-oriented architectures, they differ in many other aspects, which is an undesirable situation in the context of service-oriented architectures. Since standard protocols are a basic principle of SOA, this undesirable situation is partly due also to the fact that there are currently no mature methodologies and techniques to support analysis for service-oriented architectures. Moreover, all these forms of service-oriented architectures have developed different conceptual models, resulting in different methodologies for modelling and designing service-oriented architectures.

In this context, this workshop aims to tackle the research problems (as well as practical experiences) around methods, concepts, models, languages and technology that enable computing in service-oriented environments. Of particular interest are the architectural, technical, and developmental foundations of service-oriented architectures, and showing how they combine synergistically to enable distributed computing on the scale required by today's Internet-connected enterprise.

The focus of the workshop is broader than, but includes, the OMG MDA (Model Driven Architecture) approach for service oriented architectures. MDA was for the first international workshop, mda4soa'06, used as short for Modeling, Design and Analysis.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry practitioners (e.g. leading modelers, architects, system vendors, open-source projects, developers, and end-users) addressing many of these issues (including recent developments in tools and techniques, and real-world implementations of service-oriented distributed applications), and promote and foster a greater understanding of how service-oriented architectures can assist business to business and enterprise application integration, thus helping people develop and manage business processes more efficiently and effectively.

  • case studies for service-oriented architectures and systems
  • analysis methodologies for service-oriented architectures and systems
  • languages and methods for service-oriented architectures
  • specification of service-oriented architecture
  • MDA (OMG Model Driven Architecture) for service-oriented architectures
  • DSL (Domain Specific Languages) for service-oriented architectures
  • modeling and simulation of service-oriented architectures
  • verification and validation of service-oriented architectures
  • evaluation of service-oriented architectures
  • analysis and design of mobile service-oriented architectures
  • patterns in modelling, design, and analysis for service-oriented architectures
  • guidelines for developing service-oriented applications
  • techniques for integrating service-oriented architectures
  • semantic aspects and ontologies for service-oriented architectures
  • formal models for service-oriented architectures; reasoning with service-oriented architectures
  • quality of services (QoS) analysis and modelling in service-oriented architectures
  • services level agreements (SLAs) modelling and negotiation in service-oriented architectures
  • analysis and modelling of security, privacy, and trust in service-oriented architectures
  • policy-based service-oriented architectures
  • methods for migrating legacy systems to service-oriented architectures
  • discovery, composition, execution, monitoring, and mediation in service-oriented architectures
  • adaptability and recovery strategies in service-oriented architectures
  • models for governance in service-oriented architectures
  • specifications and models for service-oriented architectures: Web services, Grid services, Semantic Web Services, and e-Services
  • standards for modeling, specification, design and analysis of service-oriented architectures
  • tools, environments and factories for modelling, design and analysis of service-oriented architectures
  • Modeling, Design and Analysis for the "Internet of Services"

These topics indicate the general focus of the workshop, however, related contributions are welcome also.

   Workshop Venue

München, Germany

The workshop is to be held in conjunction with the 12th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2008).

   Organizing Committee

Jim Amsden
IBM, Raleigh , USA

Michael Bell
Methodologies Corporation, NJ, USA

Arne J. Berre
Cooperative and Trusted systems
Forskningsveien 1, Blindern
Phone: +47 2206 7452
Fax: +47 2206 7350

Dumitru Roman
Semantic Technologies Institute (STI) Innsbruck
University of Innsbruck, Institute of Computer Science
Technikerstraße 13, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6463
Fax: +43 512 507 9872

   Program Committee (to be confirmed and extended)

Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University, Japan
Ali Arsanjani, IBM, USA
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Thomas Erl, SOA Systems Inc., Canada
Jeffrey A. Estefan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Juan Miguel Gómez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Roy Grønmo, SINTEF, Norway
Sung-Kook Han, Wonkwang University, South Korea
Martin Henkel, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Martin Hepp, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Rania Khalaf, IBM, USA
Jacek Kopecký, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Ken Laskey, MITRE, USA
Yen-Jen Lee, Google, USA
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Mihhail Matskin, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Francis McCabe, StarView Technologies, USA
Barry Norton, Open University, UK
Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Extremadura, Spain
Stefano de Panfilis, Engineering, Italy
Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Brahmananda Sapkota, DERI, Ireland
Anne-Marie Sassen, EU Commission, Belgium
Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, NKUA, Greece
Weider Yu, San Jose State University, USA
Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM, USA
Andrea Zisman, City University, UK

   Important Dates (tentative)
  • Paper submission deadline: 30 June 2008
  • Paper acceptance notification (extended): 28 July 2008
  • Camera ready of papers: 5 August 2008
  • Workshops day: 17 September 2008

   Paper Submission

The workshop invites different types of contributions:

  • Papers
  • Demos
  • Posters / Position papers

Papers:The papers should not exceed 8 pages and should have the IEEE layout.

Demos: Detailed description plus sufficient number of screenshots or a video of the demo are required. For paper-based submissions, please follow the IEEE layout. Please note that at the workshop itself no technical support is provided except possibly Internet connection and power (to be confirmed).

Posters/Position papers: The posters/position papers should not exceed 2 pages and should have the IEEE layout.

All contributions will be peer reviewed by a program committee that will incorporate well recognized experts in the area of service-oriented architectures.

All submissions should be formatted in the IEEE layout, and should be submitted in electronic format using this link.

All accepted full papers and all position papers of attendees will be published in the proceedings of the workshop. Workshop proceedings will be published with IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshop.


Date: September 17th, 2008

0900 - 1000: Session 1: EDOC Keynote - Service-Oriented Enterprise Architectures

Service-Oriented Enterprise Architectures: Evolution of Concepts and Methods, Gregor Engels, University Paderborn and sd&m Research, Munich

1000 – 1030: Coffee

1030 – 1145: Session 1: Service-Oriented Enterprise Architectures

Bill Karakostas, Yannis Zorgios. Building a service oriented architecture for the insurance sector: why a systemic approach is needed
(30 minutes)

See also Industrial track presentation by Bill&Yannis on Monday, 1600-1645, Engineering Service Oriented Systems: A Model Driven Approach

Sebastian Kaemper: Flexible Enterprise Architectures linked to Services
(15 minutes)

Intro to participants and discussion on Model Driven Enterprise Architectures linked to Services
(30 minutes)

1145 - 1300: Session 2: Model Driven SOA - with fault tolerance and semantic services
Mohammed Alodib, Behzad Bordbar. A Model Driven Architecture approach to fault tolerance in Service Oriented Architectures, a performance study
(30 minutes)

Christian Hahn, Stefan Nesbigall, Stefan Warwas, Ingo Zinnikus, Matthias Klusch, Klaus Fischer. Model-driven Approach to the Integration of Multiagent Systems and Semantic Web Services
(30 minutes)

Discussion on Model Driven SOA - with fault tolerance and semantic services
(15 minutes)

1300 - 1415: LUNCH

1415 - 1600: Session 3: Model Driven SOA - standards and principles
Invited Keynote: "The model concepts for SOA"
Ken Laskey, - the OASIS Reference Model and Reference Architecture for SOA
(30 minutes)

Arne J. Berre The OMG UPMS SoaML metamodel and profile and OASIS - the SHAPE project
Dumitru Roman, SoaML for modeling support for Semantic Web services - the SWING project
(30 minutes)

See also Industrial track presentation by Arne J. Berre on Tuesday 1200-1245, " UML Profiles and Metamodels for Services -- Towards a new standard"

Ngoc Bao Bui, Liming Zhu, Yan (Jenny) Liu, Vladimir Tosic, Ross Jeffery. Automating Web Service Development Using a Unified Model
(30 minutes)

Discussion on Model Driven SOA
(15 minutes)

1600 – 1630: Coffee

1630 - 1815: Session 4: Model Driven SOA – future extensions

George Athanasopoulos, Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, Michael Pantazoglou. Platform Specific Extensions in the SOA-Pro Profile for the Description of Peer-to-Peer and Grid Services
(30 minutes)

Christian Hahn, Ismar Slomic. Agent-based Extensions for the UML Profile and Metamodel for Service-oriented Architectures
(30 minutes)

Ken Laskey. Considerations for SOA Versioning
(30 minutes)

Conclusion on MDA4SOA - past, present and future
(15 minutes)


The workshop is open allowing anybody interested in service-oriented architectures to participate fully in workshop.
For the exact location and room please check the main conference.
Participants in the MDA4SOA workshop are also invited to participate in the related 3M4EC workshop on Tuesday, and vice versa.


Those who are interested in attending the workshop should register through the main conference.