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WETICE 2009 : 18th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises


Conference Series : Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastracture for Collaborative Enterprises
When Jun 29, 2009 - Jul 1, 2009
Where Groningen, Netherlands
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2009
Notification Due Mar 13, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2009

Call For Papers

IEEE WETICE2009 - Groningen, Netherlands - June 29 - July1, 2009

IEEE WETICE is an annual international forum for state-of-the-art
research in enabling technologies for collaboration, consisting of a
number of cognate workshops.

So far 17 WETICE conferences have taken place. What sets WETICE apart
from larger conferences is that the workshops are kept small enough to
promote fruitful discussions on the latest technology developments,
directions, problems, and requirements.

Each workshop includes paper presentations, workgroup discussions,
keynote sessions and a final joint session to summarize each groups'

The 2009 edition of WETICE will have as transversal theme that of
Service-Oriented Computing and Architectures.

This year WETICE2009 will sponsor a special workshop on "Collaboration
with Cloud Computing"

Potential Topics to consider are:

1. Collaboration in Cloud Service Creation: Many developers would
like to use reusable computing service components to quickly assemble
new services. Cloud computing offers a network centric computing model
where computing, network and storage resources are distributed and
shared among various consumers. Papers discussing how some of the tools
and technologies that have been successful in current telecommunication
Intelligent Network service creation platform and Web Services
Platforms, can assist in cloud computing.

2. Metering and charging for resources: Cloud computing has the
potential to offer a truly open collaborative framework where
infrastructure can be commercially rented or leased and other services
creation, delivery and assurance services can be combined from multiple
providers. Papers dealing with tools that can facilitate assembly of
component services to add value will accelerate the growth without
vendor lock-in and monopoly.

3. Collaboration in Cloud Service Assurance and scalability,
interoperability, and security of public and private clouds: As
multiple providers start offering public clouds, businesses will also
follow suit to convert their data centers with mission critical
applications into private clouds. Papers that address scaling,
interoperability and open distributed computing frameworks will
accelerate the use by integrating both public and private clouds.

4. Self-Organizing knowledge bases accessible to collaboration
applications: Directory services and intelligent access to metadata
about available services will foster reuse. Papers describing
intelligent approaches will enable service collaboration.

5. Collaboration architecture and Collaboration models based on
Cloud Computing: A common collaboration framework and different
collaboration models that have proven useful with multimedia networks
can be adopted to foster collaboration among infrastructure providers,
service developers, service operators and end users. Papers dealing
with service collaboration at all levels will drastically improve the
value provided by the “Cloud Collaboration”. Papers that spark
innovation and improve cloud collaboration will radically improve the
value of both public and private clouds.

While current advances in cloud computing are commercially motivated and
initiated by various service providers that are different from
conventional telecom or IP service providers, there is a body of
experience within the academia, traditional telecommunications and IP
service providers that can accelerate cloud deployment. We would like
to solicit participation from not only current cloud computing pioneers
but also challenge the academics and traditional computing and
communications industry participants to bring their expertise and
know-how to suggest innovative and open approach that can benefit cloud

It is our belief that the telecommunication network and the Internet
which are globally scalable and intecollaboration from academics, industry and the creation of global
standard bodies such as ITU and IETF. Just as the telecommunication
network connected billions of people to communicate with each other, and
the Internet connected millions of computers, PCs and mobile devices to
exchange multimedia content, the next generation clouds will enable
social networks allowing hundreds of thousands of developers to create
millions of services to reach billion of users. For the clouds to be
interoperable and globally scalable, new innovation is necessary that
brings new distributed computing models that are network centric and
incorporates FCAPS management. Many lessons learned in many disciplines
need to be brought together to accelerate the cloud evolution with open,
vendor independent and technology agnostic collaboration frameworks.

Contributions from experts bringing experience from multiple domains
will sow the seeds for the collaboration required to evolve the cloud
network without vendor lock-in or monopoly that has been the hallmark of
telecommunication network and the Internet.

Papers reporting original work, work-in-progress, doctoral research
proposals, descriptions of systems, and review papers are solicited from
the academia, and the computer and telecommunication industries.

All papers will be refereed by at least two experts in the area..

Please submit your papers to

For more information about the complete conference, see:
Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submission: February 20, 2009

Decision to Authors: March 13, 2009

Final papers in PDF format to IEEE: April 10, 2009

Conference: June 29 - July 1, 2009

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