Middleware for Service Oriented Computing

5th MW4SOC Workshop of the
11th International Middleware Conference 2010

Previous years:
4th MW4SOC 2009
3rd MW4SOC 2008
2nd MW4SOC 2007
1st MW4SOC 2006

November 29 – December 3, 2010
Bangalore, India


Program - Workshop Committee - Important Dates - Proceedings

Important Visa Information

All non-Indian citizens (except for nationals of Nepal and Bhutan) require a visa for entering India. You can find the visa details at the main Middleware conference page on "Travel & Visa Information"

Moreover, it is advisable to double-check the information with the Indian embassy of your home country.

For the invitation letter, please send an e-mail containing the following details to Malolan Chetlur:

  1. Full Name
  2. Nationality
  3. Address mentioned in the visa application
  4. Company/University with Designation
  5. Purpose attending the conference (Author/Organizer/Session Chair/etc)

Workshop Overview

The initial visionary promise of Service Oriented Computing (SOC) was a world of cooperating services being loosely coupled to flexibly create dynamic business processes and agile applications that may span organisations and heterogeneous computing platforms but can nevertheless adapt quickly and autonomously to changes of requirements or context. Today, the influence of SOC goes far beyond the initial concepts of the original disciplines that spawned it. Many would argue that areas like business process modelling and management, Web2.0-style applications, data as a service, and even cloud computing emerge mainly due to the shift in paradigm towards SOC. Nevertheless, there is still a strong need to merge technology with an understanding of business processes and organizational structures.

While the immediate need of middleware support for SOC is evident, current approaches and solutions still fall short by primarily providing support for only the intra-enterprise aspect of SOC and do not sufficiently address issues such as service discovery, re-use, re-purpose, composition and aggregation support, service management, monitoring, and deployment and maintenance of large-scale heterogeneous infrastructures and applications. Moreover, quality properties (in particular dependability and security) need to be addressed not only by interfacing and communication standards, but also in terms of actual architectures, mechanisms, protocols, and algorithms. Challenges are the administrative heterogeneity, the loose coupling between coarse-grained operations and long-running interactions, high dynamicity, and the required flexibility during run-time. Recently, massive-scale and mobility were added to the challenges for Middleware for SOC.

These considerations also lead to the question to what extent service-orientation at the middleware layer itself is beneficial (or not). Recently emerging "Infrastructure as a Service" and "Platform as a Service" offerings, from providers like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, or from the open source community, support this trend towards cloud computing which provides corresponding services that can be purchased and consumed over the Internet. However, providing end-to-end properties and addressing cross-cutting concerns like dependability, security, and performance in cross-organizational SOC is a particular challenge and the limits and benefits thereof have still to be investigated.

The workshop consequently welcomes contributions on how specifically service oriented middleware can address the above challenges, to what extent it has to be service oriented by itself, and in particular how quality properties are supported.


09:00–10:30: Session 1

10:30–11:00: Morning Tea/Coffee Break

11:00–12:30: Session 2

12:30–14:00: Lunch

14:00–15:30: Session 3

15:30–16:00: Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break

16:00–17:00: Session 4

Workshop Co-chairs

Karl M. Göschka (chair)
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Information Systems
Distributed Systems Group
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 664 180 6946
Fax: +43 664 188 6275
Karl dot Goeschka (at) tuwien dot ac dot at

Schahram Dustdar
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Information Systems
Distributed Systems Group
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 58801 18414
Fax: +43 58801 18491
Dustdar (at) infosys dot tuwien dot ac dot at

Frank Leymann
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Universitätsstraße 38
D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 711 7816-470
Fax: +49 711 7816-472
Frank dot Leymann (at) informatik dot uni-stuttgart dot de

Helen Paik
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Services Engineering Group
University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 Australia
hpaik (at) cse.unsw.edu.au

Vladimir Tosic
NICTA, Managing Complexity Research Group
Locked Bag 9013, Alexandria
NSW 1435, Australia
vladat (at) computer.org

Organisational Chair

Lorenz Froihofer
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Information Systems
Distributed Systems Group
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 58801 18417
Fax: +43 1 58801 18491

Program Committee


Important Dates



This workshop has its own ISBN and will be included in the ACM digital library.