Middleware for Service Oriented Computing

6th MW4SOC Workshop of the
12th International Middleware Conference 2011

Previous years:
5th MW4SOC 2010
4th MW4SOC 2009
3rd MW4SOC 2008
2nd MW4SOC 2007
1st MW4SOC 2006

December 12 – 16, 2011
Lisboa, Portugal


Program - Workshop Committee - Important Dates - Proceedings

Workshop Overview

The initial promise of Service Oriented Computing (SOC) was a world of globally 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. Business process modelling and management, Web2.0-style applications, human computing, context-aware systems, and even cloud computing emerged mainly due to the paradigm shift 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 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, and possibly dynamic infrastructures and applications. Moreover, quality properties (in particular dependability, security, and performance) need to be addressed not only by interfacing and communication standards, but also in terms of actual 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 SOC middleware.

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


09:00–10:30: Session 1

10:30–11:00: Morning Tea/Coffee Break

11:00–12:45: Session 2

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

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

Program Committee


Important Dates



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