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CLOUD 2018 : International Conference on Cloud Computing
http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2018/index.html
Submission Date:
2018-02-06
Notification Date:
2018-04-10
Conference Date:
2018-06-25
Location:
Seattle, Washington, USA
Years:
11
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Call For Papers
Theme: Cloud Services

CLOUD 2018 organizing committee invites you to participate in the 11th edition of CLOUD, to be held on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

CLOUD 2018 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize special issues based on extended versions of top CLOUD papers:
-One Special Issue in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) (Indexed by SCI & EI),
-Four Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
-One Special Issue in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
-One Special Issue in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).

Selected accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to special issues of TSC, STCC, JWSR, and IJBPIM.

The International Conference on Web Services (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing.

Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g., hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g., Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g., business process as a service).

In 2018, CLOUD 2018 will co-locate with the following service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th 2018 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 15th 2018 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data BigData Congress(BigData Congress 2018), and 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018) The six co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different aspects (cloud-based services, web-based services, business services, mobile services, Big Data-based services, and industry-specific services and emerging service-oriented technologies). CLOUD 2018 will grow itself to continue to be the most prestigious professional conference dedicated to cloud computing.

The technical program of CLOUD 2018 will include a Research Track, an Application Track, and a Short Paper Track. The CLOUD 2018 tracks seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of cloud services. Research Track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field of Web-based services. All papers MUST properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of CLOUD, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including TSC, JWSR, IJSC, and IJBPIM (see Literature Recommendations page).

Contributions addressing all areas related to cloud computing technology, systems, applications and business innovations are solicited. CLOUD 2018 will organize refereed paper reviews in 10 research areas :

Cloud as a Service

- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
- Platform as a service (PaaS) and Cloud Foudry
- Software as a service (SaaS)
- Storage as a service
- Network as a service
- Information as a service

Cloud Infrastructure

- Cloud Computing Architectures
- Storage ad Data Architectures
- Distributed and Cloud Networking
- Infrastructure Technologies
- Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds

Cloud Management and Operations

- Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting
- Cloud Migration
- Hybrid Cloud Integration
- Compliance Management in Cloud
- Green and Energy Management of Cloud Computing
- Cloud Configuration and Capacity Management
- Cloud Workload Profiling and Deployment Control
- Self-service Cloud Portal, Dashboard, and Analytics
- Cloud Metering and Monitoring
- Service management automation

Cloud Security

- Cloud Security
- Data Privacy
- Cloud Privacy
- Security as a service

Performance, scalability, and reliability

- Performance of cloud systems and applications
- Cloud Availability and Reliability
- Microservices based architecture

Systems software and hardware

-Virtualization and Composition
- Cloud Provisioning Orchestration
- Architecture support for cloud computing

Data Analytics in Cloud

- Analytics Applications
- Scientific Computing and Data Management
- Big data management and analytics
- Storage, Data, and Analytics Clouds

Software Eng. Practice for Cloud

- Cloud Solution Design Patterns
- Cloud Programming Models
- Cloud Development Tools
- Service Life Cycle Manageme
- Autonomic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
- Cloud Modeling

Cloud Applications

- Large Scale Cloud Application
- Innovative Cloud Applications and Experiences
- Social, and Mobile Clouds

Cloud Economics

- Cloud Strategy for Enterprise Business Transformation
- Cloud Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- Economic, Business Model of Cloud
- ROI Analysis
- Cloud Quality Management
- Cloud Computing Consulting
- Cloud Cost and Pricing

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all CLOUD tracks will appear in the conference proceedings. Extended versions of research track papers and selected application track papers will be invited for potential publication in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), Services Transactions on Cloud Computing, and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). Both TSC and JWSR are indexed by SCI and EI [Link].

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (SCF Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the SCF Proceedings template. Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 4 (SCF Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at Conference website.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at CLOUD 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student.

Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available. 
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-09-02
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