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ICACON 2015 : 3rd International IBM Cloud Academy Conference


When May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Where Budapest, Hungary
Submission Deadline Mar 6, 2015
Notification Due Mar 27, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2015
Categories    cloud computing   security   big data   data management

Call For Papers


The IBM Cloud Academy, IBM Centers for Advanced Studies and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)invite you to the 3rd International IBM Cloud Academy Conference ICA CON 2015 Wednesday through Friday, May 20-22, 2015 at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)Budapest, Hungary

Conference website can be found at education/cloudacademy/us/en/ cloud_academy_conference_2015. html
or hu/

Paper extended abstracts/poster abstracts can be submitted at conferences/?conf=icacon2015
And please to be sure to register at hu/registration-information/
Best papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing
For more information, contact conference general co-chairs
Andy Rindos ( or Andras Pataricza (

ICA CON 2015, the 3rd International IBM Cloud Academy Conference, will provide an exciting opportunity for educators and researchers to share ideas and experiences in cloud computing. The conference is open to both K-12 and higher education institutions already implementing cloud technologies and services, or considering doing so.
The program will include invited keynotes, technical papers and showcases, position papers and an opening workshop. The technical papers portion of the conference program will feature experience reports and original research papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations on cloud computing research or implementations in progress. The workshop will focus on education and discussions around cloud applications, services and practical implementation issues. Selected papers from the conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC) .

ICA CON 2015 will be an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas, embracing cloud technologies, sharing results and experiences, and networking with other leading institutions who are already implementing cloud solutions.

Call for Papers

We invite submission of papers and posters on the use of cloud computing for educational and research purposes. Of particular interest will be submissions featuring original research or experience reports that address how the transition to cloud computing is helping to transform education. The latter is intended to facilitate the sharing of best practices with real-world examples illustrating improvements in quality, outcomes, lessons learned and return-on-investment.

A range of topics relevant to cloud computing in education and research will be considered. Here are some areas to show the range of interests and possibilities:

Institutional Strategy and Planning for Cloud Computing

Building the institution's future infrastructure on a cloud
Culture change challenges in transitioning to cloud computing
Economic Models of, and Economic Development through, Cloud Computing
Financial impact and benefits of cloud computing
Roadmap for adoption, integration and transition to cloud computing
Data Management and Analytics on the Cloud
Business Intelligence for education and research purposes using cloud computing
Natural language processing, analytics and predictive analytics in cloud environments
Big Data in clouds
Storage management and clouds
Mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) support in clouds
User Productivity with Cloud Computing
Collaboration using cloud computing
Enhancing accessibility through cloud services
Workloads and Use Cases of cloud for education and research
Cloud Computing Implementation Strategies
Building Green Data Centers
Data Center migration to cloud computing
Energy Management Considerations
Integration and workflow of cloud services
Impact on IT Infrastructure Management with cloud computing
IT Service and Relationship Management (Business and IT)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software development services with cloud computing
Research Computing in the Cloud
High Performance Computing and cloud computing
Research computing models using cloud computing
Pedagogical Impact of Cloud Computing
Impact on learning and teaching with cloud computing
Delivering educational resources via a cloud
New and Innovative Pedagogical Approaches with cloud
Service Sciences, Management and Engineering (SSME)
Standards and Open Source Strategies for Cloud Computing
Innovations in IP (especially as relates to Open Source)
Open standards for cloud computing
Systems Management in a Cloud Computing Environment
Service level agreements and clouds
Security, identity, trust and privacy on clouds
Software licensing in education for cloud computing

Papers/posters on the implementation and research issues associated with various commercial or open source virtualization technologies, management and security policies and user applications are also encouraged, as there is presently significant interest in these areas within the academy community.

A separate workshop on cloud computing and delivered services is being organized for Wednesday, May 20. The focus of this workshop will be on cloud-based applications and services, as well as practical implementation issues.
Important dates

December 10, 2014
Call for papers/posters; website open for submissions

March 6, 2015
Deadline - short papers (approx. 2 pages)/poster descriptions due

March 27, 2015
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

April 25, 2015
Full papers due for preliminary proceedings

May 20-22, 2015
ICA CON 2015 in Budapest, Hungary
May 20: Cloud workshop
May 21-22: Paper and poster presentations (with keynotes)

Review Procedure

All submissions will be peer reviewed by appropriate domain experts among those listed on the Program Reviewers Committee. The reviewers know that the ICA CON 2015 conference aims to produce innovative as well as quality work, and that authors of selected papers / presentations will be selected and invited to have work published in special issues of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC).

Submission Format

Paper and poster submissions should follow the guidelines below:

For paper submissions, provide an initial short paper (extended abstract) up to 2 pages in length; final conference paper submissions should not exceed 10 pages (selected IJCC submissions can be longer)
For poster submissions, provide an abstract up to 2 paragraphs in length
Anonymized (remove author names and affiliations) for the review process.
To facilitate the subsequent publication of selected manuscripts, we suggest you check with the guidelines used by the International Journal of Cloud Computing at the outset: Submissions guidelines (http://www. id=31)
Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register and present at the conference.

For more information, contact conference general co-chairs Andy Rindos ( or Andras Pataricza (
______________________________ ______________________________ __________
General Chairs:
Andy Rindos (IBM)
Andras Pataricza (BME)

Program Chairs:
Imre Kocsis (BME)
Zsolt Kocsis (IBM)
Alisha Malloy (NCCU)
Diem Ho (IBM)
Yi Pan (GSU)

Steering Committee Chair:
Yaser Jararweh (JUST)

Proceedings Chair:
Alisha Malloy (NCCU)

Organizational Chair:
Nikol Biro (BME)

Technical Committee:
Fawaz Al-Hazemi (KAIST)
Hamada Alshaer (Khalifa U)
Izzat Alsmadi (Boise State U)
Amy Apon (Clemson)
Shivnath Babu (Duke)
Michel Bezy (CMU)
Bob Brookshire (U of SC)
Larry Burton (Greensboro College)
Jiann-Liang Chen (NTUST)
Anu Chirinos (FIU)
Rada Chirkova (NC State)
Marcello Cinque (Universit di Napoli Federico II)
Michael Devetsikiotis (NC State)
Mac Devine (IBM SoftLayer)
Prasun Dewan (UNC)
Michael Fern (UNC)
Alex Galis (UCL)
Mark Gardner (VA Tech)
Robert Geist (Clemson)
Clay Gloster (NCA&T)
László Gönczy (BME)
Donna Grant (NCCU)
Jerzy Greblicki (Wroclaw Polytechnic)
Adam Grzech (Wroclaw Polytechnic)
Feng Gu (College of Staten Island)
Sándor Guba (BME)
Milt Halem (UMBC)
Jason Hallstrom (Clemson)
Liangxiu Han (Manchester Metropolitan U)
Charaf Hassan (BME)
Jieyue He (Southeast U)
Selena He (Kennesaw State)
Honggang Hu (U Science & Technology of China)
Kevin Jeffay (UNC)
Shouling Ji (GSU)
Anupam Joshi (UMBC)
Karuna Joshi (UMBC)
Hamid Krim (Clemson)
Eileen Theresa Kraemer (Clemson)
Richard Lucic (Duke)
Bence Kővári (BME)
Lei Liu (UC Davis)
Feng Luo (Clemson)
Mirco Marchetti (UNIMORE)
Jim Martin (Clemson)
Weidong Mao (Georgia Gwinnett College)
John McGregor (Clemson)
Yong-Hyuk Moon (ETRI)
Marianne Murphy (Miami U)
Ken Nguyen (Clayton State U)
Harry Perros (NC State)
Antonio Pescape (U of Napoli)
Mike Reiter (UNC)
Tibor Remzső (BME)
Mark Rosso (NCCU)
Masoud Sadjadi (FIU)
Henry Schaffer (NC State)
Cameron Seay (NCA&T)
Mihail Sichitiu (NC State)
Ben Smith (IBM)
Czeslaw Smutnicki (Wroclaw Polytechnic)
Yu Su (Ohio State U)
Pawel Swiatek (Wroclaw Polytechnic)
Nasseh Tabrizi (ECU)
Imre Szeberényi (BME)
Kishor Trivedi (Duke)
Bart Vashaw (IBM Research)
Yannis Viniotis (NC State)
Branislov Vlahovic (NCCU)
Mladen Vouk (NC State)
Laurie Williams (NC State)
Meeta Yadav (IBM)
Yaacov Yesha (UMBC)
Yelena Yesha (UMBC)
Yongli Zhao (Beijing U Posts & Telecommunications)
Wei Zhong (U of SC)

Best regards.

Andy Rindos.

Head, RTP Center for Advanced Studies (CAS)
Manager, Emerging Technology Institute (ETI)
University Relations for IBM NC
phone: (919) 486-2016

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