International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE)

Special Issue on "Engineering Middleware for Service-Oriented Computing"


Objectives of the Special Issue

Service Oriented Computing (SOC) plays a key role in today's middleware technology. Although the immediate need of middleware support for SOC is evident, current approaches and solutions still fall short of providing sufficient support for various issues, among others service discovery, re-use, re-purpose, multi-channel delivery, composition and aggregation, quality of service guarantees, dependability and security, management and monitoring.

Moreover, dramatic increases in the availability of mobile devices and embedded/networked sensors, and the rapid emergence of cloud computing and server virtualization (such as Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service) raise new challenges for the field.

Consequently, the goal of this special issue is to report on significant new developments within the field of middleware for Service Oriented Computing. We seek original research papers that report mature results and advances in this area. We also invite analytical review or survey articles that present in-depth views on the state-of-the-art middleware for SOC concepts, systems, trends and challenges.


Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

Important Dates

Guest Editors

Review Board

Submission Guidelines

For the final submissions, please adhere closely to the IGI Global Journal Development Resources in particular to the "IGI Journal Final Submission Guidelines", your final version should be 5500 to 8000 words long.

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International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE)
An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Published by: IGI Global, USA
Editor-in-Chief: Dickson K.W. Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
New in 2010; Published: Quarterly