CFP: Advances in Quality of Service Management (AQuSerM 2008 @ EDOC)

CFP: Advances in Quality of Service Management (AQuSerM 2008 @ EDOC)

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Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:05:10 +0100
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AQuSerM 2008: Advances in Quality of Service Management
EDOC 2008 workshop, 18th September, 2008, München, Germany

Call for papers

AQuSerM concerns advances in QoS-oriented techniques and tools
for managing enterprise architectures, encompassing approaches to
monitoring, diagnostics, runtime analysis and prediction and adaptation.
Serviced-oriented and model-driven approaches will be a special focus of the

Workshop theme

Service Level Management (SLM) is the process of managing the Quality of
Service (QoS) demanded by clients and offered by providers. In the past, SLM
approaches have focused on service contract definition, monitoring and
reporting and have typically been handled by enterprise system management
tools such as Microsoft¹s SMS, CA¹s Unicenter and Empirix¹s OneSight.

However, traditional approaches are inadequate when dealing with complex
service-oriented architectures. Service-oriented architectures are
compositional, dynamic and often distributed over the internet. For such
architectures, SLM becomes a difficult problem that can no longer be handled
by traditional monitoring tools. This is because of the dynamic, flexible,
compositional and global natures of SOAs.

This workshop will be concerned with the issues that are important to modern
QoS management: the monitoring of widely distributed components, dynamic
adaptation strategies and the necessity for more sophisticated prediction
and diagnostic analysis techniques.

Special focus will be given to model-driven approaches.
The development of standards such as the ISO/IEC QoS Framework, the RM-ODP,
MARTE and the UML Profile for QoS are intended to form the basis for the
design and implementation of QoS management in networked enterprise
architectures. A current open question is how best to use these standards
within the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) refinement strategy for software
development. For example, some authors are advocating the use of MDA to
generate platform-specific monitorable implementations from QoS requirements
specified in a platform-independent metamodel.

See the workshop website ( for more

Suggested topics

Topics include, but are not limited to,

    * QoS support for common enterprise middleware (such as CORBA, J2EE and
    * Management issues for domain-specific architectures (such as process
control architectures built using OPC)
    * Managing complex systems using current industrial monitoring
infrastructures and standards (e.g., Microsoft¹s WMI and the DMTF¹s CIM
    * Service-oriented approaches to QoS management
    * Formal methods to support SLM
    * Mathematical models for system diagnostics
    * Industrial SLM case studies
    * Model-driven approaches to monitoring, diagnostics, prediction and
    * Unifying management frameworks

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: 20 June 2008
Paper acceptance notification: 21 July 2008
Camera ready of papers: 22 August 2008
Workshop date: 18 September 2008


Submissions should be 4 to 10 pages long in IEEE Computer Society format and
include the author's name, affiliation and contact details. They should be
submitted by e-mail as PDF files to the Workshop Chairs (iman.poernomo ' at
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At least one author of an accepted paper should participate in the workshop.

All accepted papers for the workshop will appear in the IEEE Digital
Library. Authors will be invited to extend their papers for a special issue
of a leading international journal (this is currently under negotiation).
Revised best papers of previous AQuSerMs were published in the Journal of
Object Technology.

Workshop chairs

Iman Poernomo, King's College London (Email: iman.poernomo ' at symbol '

Guijun Wang, Boeing Phantom Works (Email: ' at symbol '


Iman Hafiz Poernomo, Ph.D.
Team Leader
The Predictable Assembly Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
King's College London,
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, UK

  phone: +44 20 7848 2694
    fax: +44 20 7848 2851

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