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Special Session
Special Session on
Software Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing
 - SE-CLOUD 2018

26 - 28 July, 2018 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - ICSOFT 2018


Muthu Ramachandran
Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Dr Muthu Ramachandran is currently a Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies, and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Prior to this, he spent eight years in industrial research at Philips Research Labs and subsequently at Volantis Systems Ltd, Surrey, UK where Muthu has worked on various research projects for Software Engineering Applications for Consumer Electronics including software architecture design and reuse for large scale telecommunication, multi-media and car navigation systems. Currently, Muthu is leading research in the areas of Cloud Software Engineering, Big Data Software Engineering, IoT Software Engineering, Software Security Engineering, SOA, Cloud Computing, and in the main areas of Software Engineering on RE, CBSE, software architecture, reuse, quality and testing. Muthu’s first career started as a research scientist where Muthu has worked on large scale high integrity real-time systems for Aerospace industrial applications. Muthu is the author of books: Software Components: Guidelines and Applications (Nova Publishers, NY, USA, 2008) and Software Security Engineering: Design and Applications (Nova Publishers, NY, USA, 2011). He has also widely authored and published over 10 books, 100s of journal articles, over 50 book chapters and 200 conferences papers on various advanced topics in software engineering, software security, cloud computing and education. Muthu has been leading conferences as chairs and as keynote speakers on global safety, security and sustainability, emerging services, IoTBDS, Complexis, Big Data, and Software Engineering for Service and Cloud Computing (SE-CLOUD 2018). Muthu is a member of various professional organizations and computer societies: IEEE, ACM, Fellow of BCS, and a Senior Fellow of HEA. Muthu’s had worked on several research projects including all aspects of software engineering, SPI for SMEs (known as a Prism model), emergency and disaster management systems, software components and architectures, good practice guidelines on software developments, software security engineering, and service and cloud computing. Project details can be accessed at: LeedsBeckett: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-muthu-ramachandran/ Scopus profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=8676632200 Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=KDXE-G8AAAAJ&hl=en


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.


Fotis Aisopos, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, Athens, Greece
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Estrela Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Angélica de Antonio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrd, Spain
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sukhpal Gill, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mark Grechanik, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Claudio Guidi, italianasoftware s.r.l., Italy
Dinkar Gupta, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Switzerland
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Daniel Katz, University of Illinois, United States
Atefeh Khosravi, Amazon Web Services, United States
Nane Kratzke, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Adam Krechowicz, Kielce University of Technology, Poland
Ulrich Lampe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Daniel Lucrédio, UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Benedita Malheiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
César Oliveira, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Sudhaman Parthasarathy, Dept. of Computer Applications, Thiagrajar College of Engineering, India
Rocío Pérez de Prado, University of Jaén, Spain
Pethuru Raj, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Ltd., India
María Rodríguez, University of Melbourne, Australia
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Alessandro Rossini, EVRY, Norway
Omar Saleh, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-BAGHDAD, Iraq
Carlos Salgado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Dimitri Van Landuyt, imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven, Belgium
Thalita Vergilio, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Caesar Wu, CLOUDS Lab, Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ibrar Yaqoob, University of Malaya, Malaysia


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICSOFT Special Sessions - SE-CLOUD 2018
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