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Call for Papers

SE-CLOUD is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Service oriented software engineering and cloud software engineering have emerged to address software as a set of services which deal with user needs. At the same time, we have seen a large number of downfalls due to software failures. This was in part due to the lack of adopting well designed software engineering practices. Now, there is a need to revise these practices given the emergence of service and cloud computing, which will revolutionize the next generation of software engineering. This conference offers a venue for presenting new approaches, processes, techniques, technologies and applications based on the paradigm of Cloud Software Engineering.

Cloud Software Engineering research is vibrant and encompasses many areas, like knowledge sharing, requirements engineering, organisational and business processes, project management, web and computational services, run-time re-configurability, integration, testing, componentisation and many others.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • RE Models and Visualisation Techniques
  • Defining Service Abstraction and Visualisation
  • Agile Requirements Engineering for Cloud Computing
  • Automated Tools and Techniques
  • Business Process Management: BPMN Tools and Automated Techniques to Drive Requirements and Services
  • Elasticity, Multi-tenancy, Security and Scalability Requirements
  • Test-Driven Cloud Services
  • Cloud based RE as a Service (REaaS)
  • Social Modelling Techniques, Visualisation, and Automation
  • Cloud QoS based Requirements Engineering
  • Formal Specification Methods and Techniques for Cloud Services
  • BPMN based Simulation Techniques for Validating Cloud Services and Performances Requirements
  • Reuse of Service Requirements


  • Cloudonomics: The Economics of Cloud Computing
  • Estimating and Measuring Cloud Computing Projects
  • Cloud based Software Project Management and Software Project Management as a Service (PMaaS)
  • Service Point Abstraction for Measuring the Complexity of Cloud Services
  • Cloud based Project Management Tools and Industrial Case Studies
  • Secure Service Development Techniques
  • Cloud Service Security Techniques, Methods and Tools
  • Secure Development based Tools for WSDL, BPMN, BPEL, SOAP, RESTful, etc
  • Automated Generation of BPEL, Services, RESTful APIs
  • Generative Reuse of Services and Reuse by Service Composition on-the-Fly


  • View-Driven Cloud SE and Single Underlying Model (SUM)
  • Service Components: UML, SoaML and CloudML
  • Service Design Paradigm for Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Design as a service (CDaaS)
  • Enterprise Architecture for Large Scale Reuse: Approaches, Techniques and Tools for Integrating Enterprises with Cloud Services and Reuse of Cloud Services Approaches and Techniques
  • Design for Reuse of Services
  • Testing Cloud Services: Techniques and Tools
  • Agile based Test Approaches
  • Testing as a Service (TaaS): Approaches, Techniques and Tools


  • Software Engineering for Big Data: Paradigm, Methods, Analytic Techniques and Tools
  • Prediction Models using Soft Computing Approaches
  • RE and Design Techniques for IoT based Cloud Applications
  • Testing: Tools and Approaches for IoT Applications and Devices
  • Cloud based WSN for Natural Disasters Applications such as Tsunami, Flood Alert Systems, and earthquakes, Fire, Safety and Sustainability of our Environment, Smart Living with ICT
  • Cloud based Services for Healthcare and Big Data Analytics


Miguel Pupo CorreiaUniversidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jan MendlingVienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Tobias HoellwarthEuroCloud Europe, Austria


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 26 - 28 July, 2018

Paper Submission: April 3, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 14, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 28, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: May 7, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 5, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 18, 2018 (expired)

Open Communications
Paper Submission: June 7, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 2, 2018 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: June 19, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 27, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 18, 2018


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Muthu RamachandranLeeds Beckett University, United Kingdom


Zaigham MahmoodDebesis Education UK, Shijiazhuang Tiedao Uni Hebei China, United Kingdom


Fotis Aisopos, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems / National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Swapan Bhattacharya, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, India
Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Júlio Cezar Estrella, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ernesto Damiani, EBTIC-KUSTAR, United Arab Emirates
Angélica de Antonio Jiménez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrd, Spain
Beniamino di Martino, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Carlos E. Salgado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Mohammed Fakrudeen, University of Hail, India
Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Spyridon Gogouvitis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Mark Grechanik, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Claudio Guidi, italianasoftware s.r.l., Italy
Dinkar Gupta, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Switzerland
Hatem Hadj Kacem, ReDCAD Lab, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ananya Kanjilal, B. P. Poddar Institute of Management & Technology, India
Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois, United States
Atefeh Khosravi, Amazon Web Services, United States
Nane Kratzke, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Paul Krause, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Adam Krechowicz, Kielce University of Technology, Poland
Arun Kumar Sangaiah, VIT University, Vellore, India
Ulrich Lampe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Daniel Lucrédio, UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Benedita Malheiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Gopalakrishnan Nair, RajaRajswary Group of Institutions, India
César Oliveira, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Justice Opara-Martins Fhea, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Rocío Pérez de Prado, University of Jaén, Spain
Eduard-Cristian Popovici, University Politehnica of Bucharest, ETTI Faculty, Romania
Timo R. Nyberg, Aalto University, Finland
Pethuru Raj, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Ltd., India
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
María Alejandra Rodríguez, University of Melbourne, Australia
Alessandro Rossini, EVRY, Norway
Omar S. Saleh, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-BAGHDAD, Iraq
Sukhpal Singh Gill, University of Melbourne, Australia
Parthasarathy Sudhaman, Dept. of Computer Applications, Thiagrajar College of Engineering, India
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Dimitri Van Landuyt, iMinds-DistriNet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Thalita Vergilio, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Caesar Wu, CLOUDS Lab, Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Ibrar Yaqoob, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Andrew Younge, Sandia National Laboratory, United States