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Cloud Forward 2015 : Cloud Forward 2015 Conference - From Distributed to Complete Computing


When Oct 6, 2015 - Oct 8, 2015
Where Pisa
Submission Deadline Jul 13, 2015
Notification Due Aug 2, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 23, 2015
Categories    distributed computing   cloud computing   complete computing   open source in cloud

Call For Papers

The CF2015 conference is a scientific forum supported by the European Commission under the framework of the HOLA Cloud project, featuring a number of core research topics in the area of distributed computing (through the Distributed and CLOUD computing track), as well as new technologies beyond CLOUDs, requirements and future goals (through the COMPLETE computing track), while special emphasis will also be on open-source approaches (through the Open-source track).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Track “Distributed and CLOUD computing”

Modelling approaches and programming models
Model-based service engineering
Performance prediction and analysis
Data mobility and interoperability
Choreography and orchestration of services
Service management techniques
Big data management and analytics
Placement and scheduling approaches
Energy-efficient design and management
High availability in virtualized environments
Quality assurance and optimization
Data privacy and protection

Track “Towards COMPLETE computing”

Experiences of utilising products from CLOUD computing research efforts
Problems encountered in utilising CLOUD computing
Requirements of ICT systems beyond CLOUD computing
Innovative solutions beyond CLOUD computing

Track “Open source in CLOUD and COMPLETE computing”

Architecture and design of open source software
Open source software in cloud-based applications
Interoperability and portability of open source software
Scalability and performance of open source software
Metrics for open source software
Open source software quality, testing, verification and coding conventions
Open source practices and methods

Best Papers Awards

A “Best Paper Award” will be conferred to the author(s) of a paper presented at the conference, selected by the International Program Committee based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing and the paper presentation quality.

A “Best Joint Paper Award” will be conferred to the author(s) of a paper presented at the conference that focuses on evaluation / comparison / integration / interoperability of research approaches developed in the framework of different projects / efforts.


Conference proceedings will be published by Elsevier Science in the Open-access Procedia Computer Science series ( Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP (

Paper submissions should be formatted according to the Elsevier Procedia Computer Science series proceedings (guidelines are available at: and they should not exceed 10 pages including figures and references. Word and Latex templates can be found here.

Original papers, can be submitted via EasyChair:

In addition the conference provides opportunities for posters and demonstrations. Proposals (including title, short abstract and contact information) should be submitted on the same schedule as the papers.

Each paper / poster must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the current year proceedings.

For additional information / clarifications please contact the conference chairs:

Journal Special Issue!

Extended versions of up to 10 accepted CF2015 papers will be invited to get published by Elsevier in a special issue of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems

Important Dates

Paper submission: 13.07.2015 (hard deadline)

Author notification: 02.08.2015

Camera ready: 23.08.2015

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