13th Workshop on Engineering Complex Distributed Systems (ECDS 2019)
July 3rd - July 5th, 2019, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

In conjunction with 13th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2019).

We encourage you to sumbit papers to our workshop. If you are interested in complexity of distributed system issues and have either experience papers or theoretical solutions, we look forward to your submission.

Keywords: Software Engineering, MDD, SOA, Middleware, Patterns, Enterprise Application Integration, Internet of Things, Semantic Technologies


The design of modern software application systems, especially that of distributed systems is a rather complex and difficult task. With the increasing complexity of software applications the need for infrastructures providing generic middleware and service functionality becomes more eminent. Distributed object standards such as Web Services, CORBA, J2EE, and .NET are currently adopted by various enterprises as fundamental technologies. Consequently, these architectures continue to advance and new functionality and services are introduced. The advances in wireless communication, ubiquitous computing and the continued applicability of Moore's law make new advanced applications - in principle - possible, and such applications can often also be demonstrated in an ad-hoc fashion. However, to offer such applications on a larger scale and to merge them with existing applications and infrastructures is very difficult. 'Smart' and 'context-aware' systems are great for end-users, if they are non-intrusive and have user-friendly interfaces, but they are hard to design, maintain and integrate, especially, if they also have to handle the Internet of Things. Design support and system support are necessary to shift/shield application complexity and to ease designers and end-users.

Furthermore, the complexity of today's applications requires additional approaches to be able to realize an enterprise application time- and cost-saving. This includes the ability to model business processes, business policies, and event-oriented aspects of large systems and express these models through design solutions to address the complexity of enterprise applications and ease software design efforts. In addition, the engineering of complex distributed systems also requires a good understanding of the problem areas of concern for information systems and business administration, such as process management, supply chain management, security issues, electronic business, etc. These topics need to be addressed in order to deal with the complexity of today's increasingly dynamic, mobile, cross-organizational, and cross-jurisdictional systems.

In this workshop various aspects of the design and implementation of distributed systems will be discussed. The scope of the presented papers ranges from process improvements, engineering approaches and techniques to applications.


Possible topics include but are not limited to:

*  Software engineering approaches such as process improvements, patterns, methodologies (e.g., MDA), and best practices
*  Modelling and meta modelling in the development of distributed systems
*  Platforms and infrastructures on top of which complex distributed systems can be deployed, and which take care of lower level or general-purpose functions
*  Complexity controlling methods which help to master complexity when designing complex distributed systems
*  Integration of Internet of Things and enterprise applications
*  Software architectures for distributed systems
*  Software configuration and deployment of complex distributed systems
*  Event-based, publish/subscribe and asynchronous platforms for distributed systems
*  Distributed and mobile agents
*  Ubiquitous computing and context-aware systems
*  Dynamic composition and reconfiguration of distributed systems
*  Process-knowledge and semantic services support
*  Patterns and frameworks
*  Lifecycle management of services and smart things
*  Tools and environments
*  Application of and Experiences with Semantic Technologies
*  Industrial experience reports and case studies

Papers must describe original work, and must not have been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
Authors Notification: April 15, 2019
Author Registration: April 25, 2019
Final Manuscript: April 25, 2019
Conference Dates: July 3-5, 2019

Submission Guidelines

Please follow the web page below

The papers should be submitted electronically via CISIS-2019 website ( If there is any problem during submission please contact the Workshop Co-Chairs Leonard Barolli ().

The papers should be written in English and the length should not exceed 10 pages (including figures and tables). Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Leonard Barolli (Fukuoka Institute of Tech. (FIT), Japan)
Makoto Takizawa (Hosei University, Japan)

Program Committee Chair

Tomoya Enokido (Rissho University, Japan)

Program Committee

Markus Aleksy (ABB Corporate Research, Germany)
Irfan Awan (University of Bradford, UK)
Bhed Bahadur Bista (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
Arjan Durresi (Louisiana State University, USA)
Ralf Gitzel (ABB Corporate Research, Germany)
Hui-huang Hsu (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Axel Korthaus (Victoria University, Australia)
Akio Koyama (Yamagata University, Japan)
Thomas Preuss (University of Brandenburg, Germany)
Nobuyoshi Sato (Toyo University, Japan)
Takuo Suganuma (Tohoku University, Japan)
Kaoru Sugita (Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan)
David Taniar (Monash University, Australia)
Minoru Uehara (Toyo University, Japan)
Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Fatos Xhafa (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
Muhammed Younas (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Maciej Zygmunt (ABB Corporate Research, Poland)
Stefan Kuhlins (Heilbronn University, Germany)

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