Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Microservices - Deadline Nov. 30th

by Jonas Sorgalla, Aug. 8, 2018

Call for Papers

2nd International Conference on Microservices

Dortmund, Germany, February 19-21, 2019

Important Dates

November 30, 2018: Submission Deadline
January 18, 2019: Notification
February 01, 2019: Camera-ready
February 19 - 21, 2019: Conference

About Microservices'19

The International Conference on Microservices is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of microservices: their design, programming, and operations.

Microservices 2019 is part of a series of conferences started with Microservices 2017 which successfully brought together many international practitioners and researchers interested in the software paradigm of microservices. During Microservices 2017 the Microservices Community was founded with the aims of sharing of knowledge, fostering of collaborations, and organising events around microservices. In this edition, Microservices will be co-located and intertwined with the first international edition of the Meeting on Microservices, an event specifically oriented towards companies where invited speakers from industry report success stories, best practices, current challenges, and attendees participate to discussion panels on the adoption and evolution of microservices in production.

The 2019 edition of the conference (Microservices 2019) will take place from February 19th to 21st, 2019 at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany.

The theme of this edition is the interplay between Microservices and the Digital Transformation, i.e., the process of accelerating and improving business activities, processes, and models through digital automation. This process is crucial for companies in highly-competing
markets, where integration and flexibility of software systems becomes a critical asset to establish leadership. Here, microservices can play a central role. They can streamline integration (thanks to their focuson standards and interoperability) and enable more flexible solutions (by supporting dynamic deployments and elastic scaling).

However these benefits come at a cost: an increased complexity that calls for a proportional improvement of techniques for software construction. This requires contributions from different areas, ranging from formal methods to software engineering and the general art of programming.

Topics Of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Design and implementation of microservice architectures.
  • Empirical studies of microservices.
  • Software engineering methods for microservices.
  • Security in microservices.
  • Formal models for microservices.
  • Verification (both static and runtime) of microservice systems.
  • Programming languages and techniques for microservices.
  • Testing for microservices.

We solicit contributions in the form of extended abstracts with a maximum length of two pages. A submission should describe a talk to be given at the event. Talks can be based on work in progress, scientific work published or submitted for publication, or practical experience reports. Practical demonstrations of tools are also welcome. Extended abstracts of accepted contributions will be available electronically before the conference.

Microservices 2019 will employ a lightweight reviewing process.

See for more details.

Submission Process

The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2018, Anywhere on Earth. Authors will be notified on the acceptance of their submissions from January 18th, 2019. Resubmissions are allowed until the submission deadline. Contributions are to be submitted through EasyChair using the following link:


In addition to the presentation of submissions, the program will feature five exciting and interesting keynotes ranging from the design and development to the actual deployment of microservices.

For more details, see .


Submissions must be in PDF format, printable in black and white on A4 paper, and interpretable by common PDF tools. All submissions must be prepared using the Easychair template, available for LaTeX ( and MS Word (

Post Proceedings

Depending on the success of this initiative, we are considering the publication of a volume of post-proceedings, for which there will be a separate call for papers. In this way, the interested authors will have a chance to enrich their contributions according to the feedback they received during the event. The tentative deadline for submitting papers for the post-proceedings is mid-May 2019.

Program Committee

Farhad Arbab Leiden University and CWI (NL)
Luís Cruz-Filipe University of Southern Denmark (DK)
Pierre-Malo Deniélou Google (US)
Claudio Guidi italianaSoftware (IT)
Marcel Hahn University of Kassel (DE)
Philipp Heisig University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund (DE)
Thomas Hildebrandt University of Copenhagen (DK)
Pooyan Jamshidi University of South Carolina (US)
Sung-Shik Jongmans Open University of the Netherlands (NL)
Michalis Kargakis Red Hat (UK)
Ivan Lanese University of Bologna (IT)
Sanja Lazarova-Molnar Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute (DK)
Fei Li Siemens (AT)
Ramón Medrano Llamas Google (US)
Jacopo Mauro University of Southern Denmark (DK)
Martin Peters com2m GmbH (DE)
Marco Prandini University of Bologna (IT)
Steve Ross-Talbot Estafet (UK)
Alessandro Rossini PwC Consulting (NO)
Larisa Safina Innopolis University (RU)
Gwen Salaün Inria Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes (FR)
Jonas Sorgalla University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund (DE)
Balakrishna Subramoney SunBio IT Solutions (US)
Stefan Tilkov innoQ Deutschland GmbH (DE)
Olaf Zimmermann University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (CH)
Albert Zündorf University of Kassel (DE)


Please contact the organising committee if you have questions or use the contact form on the website:

- Saverio Giallorenzo (saverio at (Program Chair), University of Southern Denmark
- Marco Peressotti (peressotti at (Program Chair), University of Southern Denmark
- Florian Rademacher (florian.rademacher at (Program Chair), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund
- Sabine Sachweh (sabine.sachweh at (Program Chair), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

- Barbara Tvede Andersen (barbara at (Publicity Chair), University of Southern Denmark
- Jonas Sorgalla (jonas.sorgalla at (Publicity Chair), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

- Philipp Heisig (philipp.heisig at (Local Chair), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund
- Philip Wizenty (philip.wizenty at (Local Chair), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund