9th ZEUS workshop in Lugano, Switzerland


I am happy to announce that the ZEUS workshop is nearing its ninth revision. To complete its tour through the DACH countries, ZEUS is now coming to Switzerland and will be held at USI Lugano on February 13-14, 2017. Thus, we are looking forward to an exciting workshop in a beautiful scenery! The workshop is hosted by Cesare Pautasso from the Architecture, Design and Web Information Systems Engineering group.

View of Lugano (from Wikimedia Commons)
View of Lugano (from Wikimedia Commons) – It might be a little more snowy in February.

I have been participating in ZEUS for many years now and plan to attend it in Lugano as well. For me, ZEUS has been the first and foremost opportunity to get in contact with other researchers at my level (which was the PhD level back then) and to establish a collaboration network from which I immensely benefit today. I can only recommend it to PhD students and young researchers in the area, both, for the feedback you get on your submissions and the people you meet at the workshop. I also need to emphasize: Participation in the ZEUS workshop is free of charge. This applies to regular participants and authors. You will only need to pay for your travel and stay, but not 500+ Euros for a conference fee.

You can find the CfP for ZEUS 2017 here. The submission deadline for workshop papers is the January 6th, 2017. Here is an outline of the range the range of topics we are looking from, copied from the CfP:

The topics of the ZEUS workshop are centered around service composition and related technologies, techniques and tools. Contributions focused on the analysis or synthesis of all kinds of services are as welcome as practical evaluations, use case-driven feasibility studies, or technology adoption models. ZEUS also calls for contributions in the field of Cloud computing, RESTful services, and microservices.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Service lifecycle: analysis, specification, modelling, testing, deployment, execution, monitoring, adaptation
  • Patterns, languages, reference models, and model extensions
  • Multi-view and multi-perspective engineering (SOA, choreographies, collaborations, conversations, artifact-centric systems)
  • Formal methods, models, simulation, and verification
  • System architectures for service composition
  • RESTful Web services (design aspects, hypermedia, linked data, mashups, conversations)
  • Microservices and Nanoservices (architecture, lifecycle, deployment, composition)
  • Workflows and business processes
  • Complex event processing (correlation, aggregation, transformation, monitoring, extraction)
  • Security, compliance, and non-functional requirements and properties
  • Cloud-enabled applications, migration to/from the Cloud, Cloud Integration
  • Composable Big Data Analytics Pipelines
  • Applications, frameworks, methods, tool demonstrations, and case studies

We are (I am) looking forward to your contributions and to meet you in Lugano!

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