ZEUS 2015

About ZEUS

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May 27, 2015
The proceedings of this years ZEUS workshop are now available as volume 1360 on CEUR-ws.org: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1360/

February 16, 2015
A detailed program is announced (Registration & Program).

February 10, 2015
A preliminary program for participants is announced (Registration & Program).

February 6, 2015
Author notification is defered to February 10.

January 19, 2015
Papers submission deadline is extended to January 28 for all kinds of contribution (submission site).

November 26, 2014
A fast-track submission process to an LNCS volume on web services and formal methods is planned for selected workshop papers.

Furthermore, the program committee is announced.

October 10, 2014
The workshop will be opened with a keynote by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Universität Wien.

Services and their Composition

Rosensäle The 7th Central European Workshop on Services and their Composition (ZEUS 2015) will take place at the Institute of Computer Science at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena on February 19 and 20, 2015.

You are invited to join a workshop that focuses on the discussion of fresh ideas, the presentation of work in progress, and the establishment of a scientific network between young researchers in the region.

Participation is free of charge!

Discuss fresh ideas

We offer a forum to discuss ideas at a level that is more work-in-progress than in a traditional conference. We thereby want to attract especially PhD students in the early phases of their work. Participants can get feedback from outside their group before a submission to a reviewed conference. This makes ZEUS an original opportunity to discuss ideas.

Practice scientific work

We see the ZEUS workshop as an opportunity to practice the whole range of scientific work. We do not take the sole focus on the submitted papers, but also in the presentations and the discussions on the workshop. To this end, we hand out a Best Presentation Award since 2010 at the end of the workshop to appreciate high quality presentations.

Establish contacts between young researchers in the region

We aim at bringing together young researchers who work in the same geographic and the same scientific region. This way, we would like to provide an opportunity for people to establish a scientific network that can be intensely used, including mutual visits at affordable costs. The workshop will serve as a platform to present current research ideas and research directions.

ZEUS focuses on the discussion of fresh ideas, the presentation of work in progress, and the establishment of a scientific network between young researchers in the region. You can also download the Call for Papers.


The topics of the ZEUS workshop are centered around service technology, which includes a rich set of facets. The purpose of analysis, synthesis or simulation of service compositions are as welcome as practical evaluations, use case-driven feasibility studies, or technology adoption models. ZEUS also calls for contributions in the field of Cloud computing and RESTful services.

Topics include, but are not limited to:


We are looking forward to three types of contributions for ZEUS 2015. All papers must be submitted following the instructions at the ZEUS 2015 submission site, handled by EasyChair.

Results can be presented in talks or tool demonstrations. Submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers each in order to assure general fitness regarding content, readability and scope and to give first feedback to the authors. Depending on innovation, technical soundness and presentation clarity, papers may be rejected or accepted as position, workshop or tool demonstration paper.

Workshop papers

Workshop papers are "regular" contributions that describe original solutions in field of ZEUS. These papers must not exceed 6 pages (LNCS style). Workshop papers are reviewed according to the call for papers. Accepted papers shall be included in the proceedings and presented at the workshop.

A fast-track submission process to an LNCS volume on web services and formal methods is planned for selected workshop papers.

Positions papers

Position papers should draft a new idea and put it up for discussion at the workshop. Position papers should only be an extended abstract and must not exceed 3 pages (LNCS style). Position papers are briefly reviewed according to the call for papers. The main idea and the relation to existing work should be contained. Accepted papers shall be included in the proceedings.

Position papers have been introduced based on the experiences gained from the last editions. They allow authors to get early feedback during the workshop, but should not disallow extending the paper to a full paper submitted to a first class conference – even if the position paper is referenced and the delta is explained properly.

Tools demonstrations

ZEUS also offers a forum to demonstrate implementations of techniques and algorithms in the area of the aforementioned topics to get early feedback and provide interesting insights for the audience. Tool demonstrators are asked to submit a demo script of no more than 3 pages (LNCS style) which states how the tool is linked to the call for papers and what to expect during the demonstration.

The LNCS style can be downloaded at Springer.

Important Dates

Download the call for papers: TXT, 7 KB.


The participation in the workshop is free of charge. Participants pay for travel and accommodation. Expenses for coffee, snacks, lunch, and the workshop dinner (excl. drinks) are covered by the organizers.

To register for ZEUS 2015, please fill in the following form. Your data will be sent by email to .

Registration closes on February 16, 2015.


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The workshop will take place on Thursday and Friday, February 19/20, 2015. Currently, we provide a preliminary program for participants to schedule their itinerary.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:15-11:00 Keynote by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Universität Wien
Change and Compliance in Cross-Organizational Process Scenarios
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-13:00 Session 1
Session chair: Thomas Heinze

Daniel Ritter
Compilation of BPMN-based Integration Flows (PDF)

Thomas M. Prinz
Proposals for a Virtual Machine for Business Processes (PDF)

Simon Moser
IBM Bluemix - Making Service-oriented Architectures a Reality
14:00-15:00 Session 2
Session chair: Thomas M. Prinz

Timm Caporale
A Method for Modeling and Analyzing Business Processes for Knowledge Carriers (PDF)

Jonas Lehner
Personal BPM – Bringing the Power of Business Process Management to the User (PDF)
15:00-15:15Coffee Break
15:15-16:15 Session 3
Session chair: Daniel Ritter

Nico Herzberg and Matthias Kunze
The Business Process Game (PDF)

Felix Baumann and Dieter Roller
BPM in German Companies - Information Gathering (PDF)
18:00-19:30 Social event, Guided tour Jena
Meeting point in front of the Rosensäle
19:30-open end Workshop dinner Zur Noll
Immediately after the social event (or by map)
Friday, February 20, 2015
09:30-10:00Warm up
10:00-11:00 Session 4
Session chair: Timm Caporale

Johannes Kretzschmar and Clemens Beckstein
A Framework for Interactive Exception Management of Long-term Human-Involved Business Processes (PDF)

Sebastian Apel, Thomas Prinz, and Volkmar Schau
Challenging Service Extensions for Electric Vehicles in Massively Heterogenic System Landscapes (PDF)
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 Session 5
Session chair: Jörg Lenhard

Oliver Kopp, Tobias Binz, Uwe Breitenbücher, Frank Leymann, and Thomas Michelbach
A Domain-Specific Modeling Tool to Model Management Plans for Composite Applications (PDF)

Marc Hüffmeyer and Ulf Schreier
Efficient Attribute Based Access Control for RESTful Services (PDF)

Christoph Hochreiner
Privacy-Aware Scheduling for Inter-Organizational Processes (PDF)
12:45-13:00Closing (Best Presentation Award)
13:00-open endGoodbye Lunch


The city of Jena is brought to life by a fascinating combination of a historic, intellectual past, a delightful countryside and innovative, international research and industry, as well as a youthful student life. This rich variety creates an unique backdrop which gives this small, lively city its special charm.

Jena has been one of the most famous places to study in Germany since the founding of its university, the "Alma Mater Jenensis" in 1558. At the end of the eighteenth century, thanks to its close connection to the nearby royal seat at Weimar and support by the poet and minister Goethe, the city on the Saale went through its classical period, during which it developed into the most important intellectual centre in Germany.

Rosensäle Jena University is easily accessible from Jena-Paradies ICE train station or Jena West station within a ten minutes walk. Nearest airports are Erfurt (ERF) and Leipzig-Halle (LEJ). The historic "Rosensäle" provide a unique ambience, offering a great conference atmosphere. All sessions and talks will take place in the main auditory.

Fürstengraben 27
D-07743 Jena


Jena has excellent traffic infrastructure. Having started as an economic centre at the crossroads of the big north-south and east-west railway and motorway mainlines, today more than ever the city is an important intersection point. So there are numerous ways of getting to Jena, including road, rail and air.

Traveling by car

Near Jena the A4 motorway (Dresden-Eisenach-Frankfurt/M.) crosses the A9 motorway (Rostock-Munich). Within the city, there are two connections to the A4 motorway: the motorway junctions Jena-Lobeda and Jena-Göschwitz. The direct connection to the A9 motorway can be reached via the nearby Hermsdorfer Kreuz intersection.

Traveling by train

Via railway Jena is connected to all European major cities and capitals. The Intercity train Munich-Berlin and the regional train Chemnitz-Kassel-Dortmund-Aachen both stop in Jena. Deutsche Bahn (German rail) travel service, telephone call 11861 (available in Germany)


Traveling by airplane

Business travellers, club pilots and tourists can use the Jena-Schöngleina Airport near Jena. The next passenger airports are in Erfurt and Leipzig/Halle. Business flights, telephone call +49 36428 40669



Jena is a lively university city and a preferred venue for conferences. The city is aware of the liability and the hotel business offer a rich room and gastronomy variety. For the center of Jena we introduce a selection of well-known hotels by name Hotel Esplanade, Hotel Ibis and Hotel Schwarzer Bär. For a full list of accommodation options and booking, also check the Jena tourism website.

Hotel ibis Jena City

Hotel ibis Jena City The modern Hotel ibis, Jena City is located in the center of Jena at the place Holzmarkt. Each of its 75 air-conditioned rooms is equipped with a desk, telephone, TV and a shower bath. Some of the rooms have Wi-Fi, and a free Internet terminal is provided in the lobby. Our bar and reception team are available 24/7 and a varied breakfast is served between 4am and 12 noon. Parking is available in the garage, but the hotel can also be easily reached by public transport - the Holzmarkt stop is just outside. Make yourself at home. Your room has everything you need and then more.

Further informationen and booking: Hotel ibis Jena City

Steigenberger Esplanade

Steigenberger Esplanade Goethe and Schiller, high-tech and history - these are some of the facets of Jena. The aspects that the city Jena has to offer its visitors are almost unlimited and can be best discovered from the centrally located Steigenberger Esplanade Hotel. In immediate vicinity to the old town of Jena, with the oldest Planetarium in the world, the architecturally fascinating hotel offers modern comfort and innovative service.

The amazing architecture is not only evident in the impressive atrium entrance hall of the Steigenberger Hotel Esplanade but also in all rooms, apartments and suites. Modern communication and entertainment facilities are combined with a spacious working area. The homely apartments also offer a kitchenette - perfect for longer stays.

Standard Room: Rooms with 21 - 25 sqm, city view, single bed, King-size bed or two separate beds, bath and WC, minibar, large desk, aircondition, Wi-Fi and premiere pay TV. Non-smoking rooms on request.

Further informationen and booking: Steigenberger Esplanade

Hotel Schwarzer Bär

Hotel Schwarzer Bär In 1990 the Osburg family started to manage the Hotel Schwarzer Bär as a family-run business. While maintaining a strong sense of tradition family Osburg conciliate the challenges of the present and future. It's like an experience for yourself so enjoy the unique atmosphere of the hotel!

The 66 single- and double rooms are tastefully furnished and contain a total of 90 beds (39 cots available). All rooms are equipped with shower/bath, TV, direct dial telephone and mini bar.

Further informationen and booking: Hotel Schwarzer Bär

Hotel am Stadion

Hotel am Stadion The Thuringian social academy has its own education centre at the sports stadium in Jena. The conference areas and the guest rooms are both of a very functional and inexpensive standard. If you want to stay pleasantly overnight and meet intelligently - these various possibilities offered by the house are at your disposal.

The rooms are equipped with shower, WC, TV and mini bar. For inexpensive accommodation we also offer rooms with shower and WC in the corridor.

All the staff are trusted with the interests of the house. Therefore they are able to provide you with information at any time.

The hotel restaurant is flexible to the desires of all the guests and conference attendees. Guests can select a wide service range, starting with conference beverages, snacks, and lunch up to full board.

Further informationen and booking: Hotel am Stadion

The workshop is hosted by the Chair of Software Technology at the Institute of Computer Science at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Local organizers

The organization of the workshop on site is coordinated by:

You can reach the local organizers:

Chair of Software Technology
Institute of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
D-07747 Jena

Tel: (+49) 3641-9-46-334 / -338
Fax: (+49) 3641-9-46-302

Steering Committee

Program Committee


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Softwartechnik
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
D-07743 Jena

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Redaktion und Gestaltung
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Telefax: (+49) 3641 9 46302
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