Special Session on High Performance Services Computing and Internet Technologies

(SerCo 2017)


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)

Genoa, Italy

July 17 – July 21, 2017

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Since its establishment as a software design style, Service Oriented Architectures have taken the ICT world by storm. The Lego pieces logic thrived through Cloud Computing and it is now considered the standard approach in practically every application framework. The keyword for this success is adaptivity: Service Oriented Architectures are implemented through a wide range of technologies and tools leading to numerous combinations that meet the application requirements in the desired way.

But there is a specific combination of application characteristics and requirements that seemingly put SOAs to the test: data-intensive tasks coupled with performance and temporal requirements. The challenge is justified because SOAs are simply not meant to deal with shifting large data volumes between nodes. And unfortunately this is a common problem nowadays: IoT and big data applications are simply two general application categories that come with exactly those characteristics and -more often than not- with the said temporal requirements. To a certain extent the problem is mitigated through the increase of the SOA infrastructures’ computing and storage node density while “stretching” them at the same time. Edge and fog computing as well as lambda services are emerging trends that validate the concept.

This special session invites research communities from a diverse set of scientific areas such as cloud, distributed, parallel and high-performance computing to publish their work and share opinions about applications, challenges and viable solutions to the potential new systems emerging from the need to deal with data intensive application tasks within a SOA framework.

The Ser-Co Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

The special session seeks works dealing with topics that revolve around the general combination of SOA, data intensive applications and temporal requirements. The technology space for this work may relate to the following not-limited list of technologies and use cases:

    • Foundational aspects of SOA, Services Computing and HPC

  • Service oriented computing architectures for Big data and data-intensive tasks

  • Internet of Things Technologies

  • Edge and Fog Computing

  • HPC Cloud and Services oriented computing

  • Service-oriented Computing for Smart Systems and Cyber Physical Systems

  • System Virtualization and Container infrastructures for Service Computing

  • Microservice-based systems and architectures

  • Lambda and nano services

  • Service migration and other approaches to Elastic Computing

  • Operations and Management for Service-Based Systems

  • Software Engineering and Programming models for Service Oriented Computing

  • Service-oriented Business Models and Business Process Integration

  • Standards and Specifications of Services

  • Service Security, Privacy and Trust

  • Use cases for Service-oriented Computing


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to High Performance Services Computing and Internet Technologies. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Please follow the formatting templates indicated here:

For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2017 conference to present the paper at the special session.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in Elsevier's Future Generation Computer Systems Journal (FGCS) as special issue. Details will be provided during the special session but the submission date for the SI is set for October 31, 2017.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the special session organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- April 15, 2017 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 28, 2017

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2017

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


Emanuele Carlini

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

CNR Institute for HPC, Pisa, Italy

Phone: +39 050 315 3011

Fax: +39 050 315 2040


Massimo Coppola

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

CNR Institute for HPC, Pisa, Italy

office: +39 050 621 2992

mobile: +39 348 396 2622

fax: +39 050 315 2040


Patrizio Dazzi

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

CNR Institute for HPC, Pisa, Italy

office: +39 050 621 3074

mobile: +39 366 774 2460

fax: +39 050 315 2040


Kostantinos Tserpes

Harokopio University of Athens and National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Tavros, Greece

Phone: +30 210 772 2568


Dimitrios Zissis

Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering

University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece

Phone: +30 228 109 7146

Fax: +30

Email: OR

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2017 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2017 Proceedings.

  • Jorn Altmann, Seoul National University, South Korea

  • Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, Harokopio University (HUA), Tavros, Greece

  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy

  • Jose Antonio Fernandes de Macedo, Federal University of Cearà, Brazil

  • Pedro Garcia Lopez, University Rovira Virgili, Spain

  • Spyridon Gogouvitis, Siemens, Germany

  • Young-Woo Jung, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea

  • Bastian Koller, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany

  • Pavlos Kranas, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece

  • Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy

  • Athanasios Tsitsipas, Ulm University, Germany

  • Jose Luis Vazquez Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain

    • Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

  • Ganis Zulfa Santoso, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.