5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)


Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011







Call for Papers















 2011 International Workshop on

Service-Oriented Computing and Multi-Agent Systems (SOC-MAS’11)




At the 5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)




Service-Oriented Computing is becoming one of the most important mainstream paradigms for the engineering of large scale complex open systems. It is widely recognized that when combined with multi-agent systems (MAS) principles, techniques and methodologies, the full potentials of service-oriented computing will be further released. There are also many common research issues in these two closely related research areas. However, over the years solutions have been developed separately in different communities.


SOC-MAS’11 provides a premier forum for researchers and engineers alike in both communities to present state-of-the-art research and development progresses in all areas related to architectures, design, implementation, applications and evaluation of service-oriented computing and multi-agent systems with emphasis on the interplay between the two. It aims at fostering the collaborations across the boundary.




Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.


Development methodologies: Agent/Service oriented software engineering principles, methods techniques and processes, including requirements analysis and specification, modelling, design, testing, quality assurance, reliability and adaptability, and tools, etc.

Enabling techniques: resource allocation, negotiation, quality of services, and workflow management in service-oriented/agent-oriented computing, especially for utility computing, cloud computing, etc.

Infrastructures and architectures:  the frameworks, platforms and architectures for agent-oriented/service oriented computing;

Fundamental issues: Multi-agent collaboration and interactions; service description, discovery, composition, orchestration and choreography; Service Level Agreements (SLA), etc.

Languages: Service-oriented and agent-oriented programming languages, environments and platforms; service and agent communication languages; ontology generation, management, semantic services.

Applications: The applications of agent technology and service-oriented computing in E-Business, E-collaboration management, e-Science, Healthcare services, Mobile and ubiquitous computing


Important Dates, Submission, Proceedings and Journal Publications


Online Submission closed.


Technical Chair


Professor Dr Hong Zhu

School of Technology

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford, UK




International Program Committee


Farooq Ahmad, National University Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Arantza Aldea, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China

Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn , Germany

Christof J. Budnik, Siemens Corporate Research, USA

W.K. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Giuseppe Di Lucca, University of Sannio, Italy

Howard Foster, City University London, UK

Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, USA

Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy

Des Greer, Queen's University of Belfast, UK

Zhi Jin, Peking University, China

Jim-Min Lin, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China

Xinjun Mao, National University of Defense Technology, China

Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá , Spain

Lijun Shan, National Digital Switching System Engineering and Technological Research Center, China

Dianxiang Xu, Dakota State University, USA

Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada