Future Internet Services and Applications

A track of the 30th IEEE WETICE Conference, Basque Coast - Bayonne, France, 27-29 October, 2021

Track description

The proliferation of online services and applications facilitated considerably our lives. Nowadays we can easily communicate and share data with other users using these services. On-line services, are also a building corner of ICT application such as e-commerce, e-government and e-health applications that facilitate many administrative and personal tasks. However, several emerging issues and challenges have to be considered while setting up these future Internet services and applications. In particular, we explore three different key aspects of future Internet services and applications:

  • Modeling, Provisioning and Management

    As the paradigm service-oriented architecture gains more prominence in the development of collaborative applications, the way of management of these applications is becoming a critical feature in order to provide a better quality of service. Cloud Computing is a technology that provides on-demand access to massively scalable resources in the field of Service Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include service-oriented architecture (SOA) and virtualizations of hardware and software. It has emerged as a new paradigm for deploying, managing and offering collaborative services through a shared infrastructure.

    Provisioning of SOA and Cloud presents a new set of emerging issues and challenges that are expected to be identified and resolved by the research community. It includes issues of the proposed approaches at several levels: modeling, composition, collaboration, planning, scheduling, monitoring and analysis.

  • Data Protection

    Nowadays we are witnessing the democratization of Internet services. As a result, more and more end-users (individuals and businesses) are adopting the concept of Software-as-a-Service for achieving their transactions (shopping, administrative procedures, B2B transactions, etc.). In such scenarios, personal data is generally transferred among several entities, therefore end-users need to (i) be aware of the collection, processing, storage and retention of personal data and (ii) to have necessary means to hold service providers accountable for the usage of their data. Dealing with personal data raises several issues that must be considered in the creation and use of novel Cloud services. Accountability, privacy and data protection gained more interest recently with the ongoing European Data Protection Regulation Reform and the NSA privacy violation scandal in the US.

    Accountability is the property of a service of being responsible for its actions according to the data stewardship regime in which organizations that are entrusted with personal and business confidential data. This includes, among others, the obligations to manage user consent, to report security breaches when they occur, to provide evidence data processing practices, etc. Such concerns need to be part of software or cloud services from their design to implementation, but also of their discovery, composition, execution, and auditing.

  • Data Collection, Storage and Analysis

    The amount of data collected and stored every day is increasing exponentially. New service-based systems are required in order to collect and filter these data, store it efficiently and securely, and analyze it. Modern service-based applications require specific large scale storage systems to achieve their service level agreement at any scale.

    Therefore technical challenges arise when resources for storing and processing data are allocated elastically. Techniques for scaling storage systems up and down while keeping the system available must be investigated. These requirements must be integrated in the design and management tools of the storage system itself. Data Analysis systems also face a social challenge, as user privacy is becoming an even greater concern. Data analysis techniques that can provide meaningful insights on a large quantity of user data while maintaining anonymity or encryption are of particular interest.

The goal of this track is to offer academic and industrial researchers and practitioners a platform for discussions related to these aspects of future Internet services and applications.

Topics of interest

We target contributions from both academia and industrials on the following topics, but not limited to:

Submission and Publication

Important Dates

First-round process:

Second-round process:


Prospective authors are invited to use the links above associated with each track to get detailed information about the list of topics addressed by a track. The paper submission procedure is carried out using the EasyChair conference management system. Please click here to login or register in EasyChair.

Papers up to six (6) double-column pages (including figures, tables and references) should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere and are to be formatted according to the IEEE template, which is available here.

At least one (unique) author for each accepted paper must register and attend WETICE 2021 to have the paper published in the proceedings.


Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be archived in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Track co-chairs

Program committee
  • Mohamed Abid, National Engineering School of Gabes, Tunisia
  • Rafael Angarita, INRIA and ISEP Paris, France
  • Claudio Ardagna, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Riadh Ben Halima, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, France
  • Karin Bernsmed, SINTEF, Norway
  • Khouloud Boukadi, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Raja Chiky, ISEP, France
  • Walid Gaaloul, Télécom SudParis, France
  • Mohamed Hadj Kacem, ISIMS, Tunisia
  • Zahi Jarir, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Slim Kallel, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Sylvain Lefebvre, Toyota ITC, Japan
  • Wassef Louati, ReDCAD, Tunisia
  • Sergio Loureiro, SecludIT, France
  • Fatma Masmoudi, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Philippe Merle, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France
  • Mohamed Mohamed, LG Electronics
  • Jean-Claude Royer, IMT Atlantique, France
  • Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium
  • Chen Wang, CSIRO, Australia
  • Zhangbing Zhou, CUG Beijing, China

  • Contact

    abderrahim.aitwakrime (-at-)

    hatem.hadjkacem (-at-)

    mohamed.sellami (-at-)


    To be announced later

    Past Editions

    This track results from the fusion of the PASCS (Privacy and Accountability for Software and Cloud Services) and PROMASCS (Provisioning and Management of Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing) tracks from previous WETICE editions.

    Past editions: