Proceedings of ZEUS 2017 published

I am more than happy to announce that the proceedings of the 9th workshop on services and their composition, short ZEUS 2017, are finally published at! We had an excellent workshop in February, which was perfectly hosted by our local organizers, Prof. Cesare Pautasso and his research group at USI Lugano in Switzerland.

Since I think that the workshop is nicely summarized in the preface of the proceedings (and I also wrote this preface for the most part), I’d like to share it here:

In February 2017, we had the pleasure to organize the 9th edition of the ZEUS Workshop in Lugano. This workshop series offers young researchers an opportunity to present and discuss early ideas and work in progress as well as to establish contacts among young researchers. For this year’s edition, we selected 10 regular submissions, four position papers, and one tool demonstration by researchers from Austria, Brasil, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom for presentation at the workshop. Each submission went through a thorough peer-review process and was assessed by at least three members of the program committee with regard to its relevance and scientific quality. The accepted contributions covered the areas of Process Analysis, Process Enactment and Modeling Languages, Stream Processing, the Internet of Things, Cloud Management, and Software Modeling and Analysis. In addition, the workshop hosted a mini-tutorial on support for literature studies with the JabRef reference manager.

The workshop program was further enriched by two keynotes. The first keynote was held by Daniel Lübke on the topic Why developers don’t like BPM and how research can help discussed the perception of the BPM field by developers in industry. The second keynote titled From Service- to UI-Oriented Computing: The Vision of an Intuitive Composition Paradigm was given by Florian Daniel, who presented a composition paradigm that leverages the UIs of applications, instead of their APIs, and that makes composition-based development accessible to an ever wider range of developers. The best presentation award was given to Xixi Lu from Einhoven University of Technology, for her presentation of the paper A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Event Data Quality in Behavior Analysis.

The workshop was generously sponsored by innoQ Deutschland GmbH and SAP Schweiz AG.

Like in every year, ZEUS gave me the chance to have interesting discussions with people from major research groups from all over central Europe. Needless to say, we also took a group picture of these people, so please have a look yourself!

ZEUS2017 participants

Two days of scientific discussion at the workshop were directly followed by two days of intense hacking: The developers of the JabRef reference manager (to whom I belong), took the chance to organize their annual developers and users conference, JabCon, in the days following the ZEUS workshop. Apart from being a lot of fun in the scenic environment of Lugano, we were able to implement of few major features during this time.

Lastly, I’d like to use this opportunity to announce that next years’ iteration of ZEUS, actually the 10th iteration of the workshop, will take place in Dresden, Germany. We are looking forward to many submissions, including yours, and an inspiring workshop!