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3rd International Workshop on Performance Assessment and Auditing in Service Computing (PAASC 2013)

 was accepted at ICSOC 2013 : 11th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (Berlin, Germany, December 2-5, 2013)

PAASC 2013 Workshop will be part of the PASCEB Workshop ( 1st Workshop on Pervasive Analytical Service Clouds for the Enterprise and Beyond. 
PASCEB’13 is a merger of four workshops into one, namely, SCEB, PAASC, ASC and SeMaPS.


The PAASC Workshop addresses broad issues on business modeling, auditing, monitoring and performance assessment in SOA, aiming at gathering researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, present and discuss their most recent achievements and lessons learned addressing these challenges related to business aspects, performance assessment and monitoring in SOA.

Services represent a major part of the IT industry. Service computing leverages computing to model, create, and manage business services. Cloud computing has become a services delivery platform in the area of Services Computing, an increasing number of companies being attracted of the 'pay-as-you-go' use of services. While extensive research is being pursued on technical aspects related to SOA (and cloud computing), business modeling and management in SOA, economic fundamentals of services, assessment and monitoring in SOA and services analytic modeling continue to receive little attention. So far, relatively scarce research has been pursued on services/SOA analytic modeling, audit analysis and performance measurements. Although several benefits of service computing and SOA are claimed, a generally accepted reference model, framework or analytical approach reflecting quantification of SOA economic benefits is not yet available. Several questions are still unanswered, e.g., How to quantify the economic benefits of SOA? How to predict performance in SOA? Which are the business models for SOA? Which are the main decision criteria for service selection in services environments? Which are the most relevant (economic) theories to support the formal definition and economic performance in SOA? How can SOA be assessed?

The main goal of the PAASC Workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners and industry representatives, providing them the opportunity to present recent research and development results, discuss lessons learned, and present novel ideas on topics in the area of performance assessment, business mdelling and auditing in SOA.

The submission of papers describing research and development work on technical, business and economic related aspects on SOA is encouraged, e.g., new concepts and approaches related to business modeling and performance assessment, auditing techniques, tools and systems providing practical implementations supporting such models and approaches. In addition, we are also interested in application papers discussing the power and applicability of these methods and techniques to real-world problems. This Workshop encourages papers presenting novel research and developments, and particularly values the practical experience gained from designing, building and using services. Submissions of original and unpublished works are invited, including research, theory, and applications.

TOPICS of interested include, but are not limited to:

  • Service computing supporting (economic) performance assessment in different domains or industry sectors (e.g., healthcare, financial).
  • Economics of service computing/ SOA (e.g., cost models, cost-benefit analysis).
  • Business modeling in SOA (e.g., operational business processes, policies, value configuration, cost modeling, formal modeling for core aspects on business in SOA).
  • Audit in SOA.
  • Quality of services.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of services/ SOA.
  • Audit of services in the cloud.
  • Strategies and strategic decisions for services (e.g., concerning optimal resource utilization; service selection criteria).
  • Analytics of services.
  • Methods, frameworks and methodologies synthesized for services' performance assessment (e.g., performance indicators, benchmarking methods, frameworks).
  • Life-cycle management aspects on service computing.
  • Self-management aspects for services (e.g., instant management of assigned resources).
  • Theories and approaches synthesized for services' representation and formal modeling, and their economics.
  • Performance predictability in SOA.


Abstract submission deadline: August 23, 2013.
Workshop paper submission deadline: August 30, 2013  September 14, 2013.
Workshop paper acceptance notification: October , 2013
Workshop paper camera ready paper & copyright: October 31, 2013


(invitations on-going)

Herve Panetto, University of Lorraine and CRAN Laboratory, France
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mike Smit, Dalhousie University, Canada
Ioanna Dionysiou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Jos Trienekens, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau, Macau
Philippe Thiran, University of Namur, Belgium
Stefan Schulte, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Deepal Jayasinghe, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Claudia-Melania Chituc, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers. Papers should be written in English and must not exceed 12 pages, strictly following Springer LNCS style. For formatting instructions and templates see the Springer Web page:

Please submit papers (in PDF format) via the electronic submission system which is available at:

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the international program committee.

At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the workshop and present the work. Attendance of this workshop requires registration: Please contact ICSOC 2013 Workshops Chairs for information on registration and publication. Please see details on registration at the ICSOC 2013 website:

It is intended that PAASC 2013 Workshop accepted papers will be available as a joint ICSOC 2013 workshops post-proceedings in the Springer LNCS Services Science Subline.

General Chair and Organizer:

Claudia-Melania Chituc
Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
E-mail: C.M.Chituc (at)
Address: TU/e, PAV D.07, POBox 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Phone no.: +31 40 247 5517 / 2290