The ICSOC Ph.D. Symposium 2022 is an international forum for Ph.D. students working in all areas related to the service-oriented computing. It is intended to bring together Ph.D. students working on foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of service-oriented computing, and provide them an opportunity to present and discuss their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty in a supportive environment, as well as to participate in a number of plenary sessions with service-oriented computing academics.

The goals of this Ph.D. Symposium are:

  • To provide an opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to service-oriented computing field
  • To bring together Ph.D. students and established researchers in the field of service-oriented computing
  • To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected Ph.D. students on their research project, and to stimulate the exchange of ideas, suggestions, and experiences among participants
  • To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, job market, and other career-related issues

We particularly encourage Ph.D. students who are still developing their research methodology or are somewhere in the middle of their research program to submit their preliminary results to this symposium. Topics are restricted to their doctoral work within the scope of the ICSOC conference.To be eligible for the Ph.D. Symposium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 12 months work remaining before expected completion, and at least 12 months of work already performed. However, all Ph.D. students are eligible regardless of their doctoral stage.

Important dates

Submission DeadlineSeptember 30, 2022 October 7, 2022
Authors NotificationOctober 22, 2022 October 25,2022
Camera-readyOctober 29, 2022
Author registrationOctober 29, 2022
Phd Symposium dateNovember 29th
Conference datesNovember 29th - December 2nd, 2022

Paper submission

Submitted papers should give a clear description of the Ph.D. work. In particular, papers must:

  • Provide a clear problem statement
  • Outline the research challenges that drive the proposed work
  • Present the research methodology and techniques being applied
  • Describe the proposed solution, its expected impact, the expected research plan, and preliminary results
  • Discuss the progress beyond the state of the art of the envisioned research outcome compared to current literature and approaches (cite key papers)

Each paper must be formatted according to the Springer’s LNCS Format and must be at most 6 pages in length (strictly enforced). Submissions must be single-authored, and the name of the supervisor(s) must be clearly marked as (“supervised by …”) under the Ph.D. author name. Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, selecting the “Ph.D. Symposium” track in the ICSOC Submission System PhD candidates of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Ph.D. Symposium and to discuss their work and plans with other PhD candidates and senior researchers. They are also expected to attend every session of the consortium. Additionally, participants are encouraged to attend the main conference. Accepted papers presented at the Symposium will be included in the ICSOC 2022 post-conference proceedings of satellite events, to be published by Springer as part of the Service Science series.

Coaching & Mentoring

This year the Ph.D. Symposium will also include two coaching sessions as part of its program, for:

  • Ph.D. Students providing insights and recommendations for the rest of their thesis work as well as on how to conduct a successful and fulfilling PhD journey.
  • Post-doctoral and young researchers (e.g., Assistant Professors) initiating their academic lifes (“after thesis”) providing insights on developing their career, sustaining a fulfilling scientific career and avoiding burn-out along the way as well as strategic insights for the whole journey on how to conduct research and build research teams.

Coaching sessions will be given by Prof. Schahram Dustdar and Prof. Martin Gaedke.Also, mentoring will be provided as part of the feedback to Ph.D. Students both in the Ph.D. Symposium presentation sessions as well as specific intances during the Ph.D. Symposium.

Review Process

Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the Ph.D. Symposium Program Committee. The reviewers will assess each proposal based on its originality, its potential for advancing the ICSOC field, and whether the work is at a stage where the PhD candidate can benefit from participating in the symposium.

Ph.D. Symposium Co-chairs

Andrea Delgado, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. 
Sergio Segura, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. 

Ph.D. Symposium Program Committee

  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Carlos Canal, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
  • Rogério de Lemos, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Flavia Delicato, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Noura Faci, Université Lyon 1, CNRS, France
  • Patrick C. K. Hung, Ontario Tech University, Canada
  • Elena Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Chang-ai Sun, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Mingxue Wang, Huawei Ireland Research Center, Ireland
  • Yun Yang Swinburne, University of Technology, Australia