Proposal Guidelines

The program committee invites submissions of proposals for a presentation or panel discussion, or a tutorial addressing some of the above topics.

Submissions will be judged not only on the quality and originality of the material, but also on how well they draw valuable lessons and contribute to a better understanding of the current status, the future prospects of SOA, the role and relevance of emerging technologies.

The Program Committee will peer-review all proposals and reserves the right to adapt or restructure proposals submitted to ensure an interesting and technically compelling program. Below are a few more details regarding the Symposium presentations:

  • Presentations may fall into the "long" category (40 minutes including questions) or "short" (20 mn), depending on the points they convey and the level of detail suitable for a general audience. Authors may express their wish for a long or short presentation, although the program committee may in some cases decide differently due to program constraints.
  • Panel sessions should be 60 minutes in lenght. Proposals for panels should include the topic, three to four potential panelists (name and/or role) and proposed format (e.g. Q&A, short presentations).
  • Tutorials should be sessions ranging from 90mn to half-day sessions. Tutorial proposals should state intended audience and learning objectives. They do not need to strongly relate to the previous submission topics provided that they are of general interest to the audience.

OASIS will publish online proceedings of the Symposium. Authors should arrange any necessary releases for publication prior to submitting proposals.

Speaker substitutions are not permitted, except in the case of an emergency and are subject to Program Committee approval. All selected speakers will receive a complimentary registration to attend the event.

To Submit a Proposal:

Please send you submission using the online abstract submission form found at:

>>Online Submission Form

You will need the following information:

  • Between one and three questions on composability that your presentation will answer
  • Full contact details (name, affiliation, email, phone, postal address) of the presenter acting as the primary contact
  • Full list of authors and/or additional presenters, if any
  • Brief biography (one paragraph) for all presenters/authors
  • A short characterization of the presentation, e.g. listing one of the four
  • Submission areas it falls into, and optionally the submission items within the area.
  • An abstract between 500 and 2000 outlining the subject, title, and summarizing the key points of your proposal, panel discussion, or tutorial. Abstract less than 500 words will be rejected.

All submissions will be acknowledged.

>>Frequently Asked Questions -- please review our list of FAQ.

Important Date:
  • Proposals due by-- 17 December 2007
  • Notifications will be sent by -- 30 January 2008
  • Presentation slide deadline will be -- posted soon
  • Event Dates -- 28 April - 1 May 2008

For further information, comments, and questions, send email to

Special Note
Marketing/promotional submissions will not be considered for the programme. The proposals must be submitted online in the requested format and must be original work of professional quality.