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CloudWays 2017 : 3rd International Workshop on Cloud Adoption and Migration


When Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
Where Oslo, Norway
Abstract Registration Due Jul 8, 2017
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2017
Notification Due Aug 15, 2017
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2017
Categories    cloud computing   distributed systems   software engineering   microservices

Call For Papers

CloudWays 2017 - 3rd International Workshop on Cloud Adoption and Migration

September 27, 2017
Oslo, Norway

Co-located with the 6th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2017)


Abstract submission deadline July 8th, 2017
Paper submission deadline July 15th, 2017
Decision notification August 15st, 2017
Final version due August 30th, 2017
Workshop date September 27th, 2017


Cloud computing has recently been the focus of attention both as academic research and industrial initiatives. Major IT companies and start-ups envision cloud computing as i) an economic strategy to meet business objectives cost effectively and ii) a way to remain competitive by exploiting technical resources efficiently. From a business point of view, organizations can benefit from the on-demand and pay-per-use model offered by cloud services rather than an upfront purchase of costly and over-provisioned infrastructure. From a technological perspective, the scalability, interoperability, and efficient (de-)allocation of resources through cloud services can enable a smooth execution of organizational operations.

Given the potential benefits of cloudification, an increasing number of organizational business-critical applications – so-called legacy systems – are being migrated to cloud environments. Regardless of the benefits of cloudification, many organizations still rely on legacy software systems developed over the lifetime of an organization using traditional development methods. In spite of the maintainability issues, (on-premise) legacy systems are still crucial as they support core business processes that cannot simply be replaced. Therefore, migrating legacy systems towards cloud-based platforms allows organizations to leverage their existing systems deployed (over publicly available resources) as scalable cloud services.

The 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Adoption and Migration (CloudWays 2016) aims to bring together cloud migration experts from academia and industry from different IT communities, e.g., cloud computing, software engineering, services computing, big data, information systems, etc. Its main goals are to promote discussions and collaboration amongst participants, to help disseminate novel cloud migration practices and solutions, and to identify future cloud migration challenges and dimensions. To this end, the workshop will foster a more interactive participation model, in which authors, invited speakers and attendees will be encouraged to socially engage beyond the planned workshop activities.


We solicit original high-quality papers focused on different areas of research and practices on cloud adoption and migration based on (but not limited to) the following topics:

- Processes, patterns, and frameworks
- Cloud migration strategies
- Cloud migration processes
- Cloud migration best practices
- Cloud migration patterns, styles, and tactics
- Cloud migration reference models
- Migration verification and validation
- Empirical studies
- Empirical studies, secondary studies or surveys on cloud migration
- Cloud migration lessons learned
- Industrial case studies or experience reports on cloud migration
- Crosscutting concerns
- Tool support for cloud migration
- Governance in cloud migration
- Cloud migration project management and planning
- Crosscutting concerns in cloud migrations (security, training, organizational change)
- Effort and cost estimation in cloud migration
- Business models for cloud adoption and migration
- Pricing models of public clouds for migration
- Quality concerns in migration
- Software licensing and infrastructure procurement in cloud migration
- Privacy and law issues
- Architecture evolution, adaptation, and transformation
- Evolution, scaling, adaptation of cloud architectures
- Model-driven approaches for cloud migration
- Software architecture recovery for cloud migration
- Single tenant architecture transformation to multi-tenant architectures
- Adaptation of organizational business processes in cloud migration
- Adaptation of services and supporting infrastructure
- Cloud-friendly (re)design
- Programming support for cloud migration
- Infrastructure and data challenges
- Migration to XaaS (e.g., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) delivery models
- Organizational data in cloud migration
- Data migration strategies in cloud
- Hybrid and multi-cloud migration
- Application distribution and portability in cloud migration
- Hybrid, multi-cloud deployment of application components
- Availability and resiliency in cloud migration
- Migrating to cloud using microservices
- Migrating monolithic architecture to microservice architecture
- Migrating to big data systems using Lambda Architecture (LA)
- From centralized governance to decentralized governance for microservices
- Service failure and resiliency in microservices and concerns in migration processes
- DevOps process and cloud migration
- Infrastructure automation for cloud migration
- Restructuring cross-functional teams to team organization around business capabilities
- DevOps and continuous development
- DevOps and cloud
- Containerisation for IaaS and PaaS


We seek submissions of both full and short papers. Full papers (maximum 15 pages) should describe original research, empirical studies or experience reports on cloud adoption and migration, while short papers (maximum 8 pages) should describe on-going research or early empirical results. All papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS formatting instructions ( Papers must be submitted in PDF using the EasyChair online submission system (

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee. Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of presentation, and their adequacy to the workshop. Accepted papers will appear in a joint ESOCC 2017 Workshops Proceedings based on final post-workshop submissions (due 2-4 weeks after the workshop).

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions, and procedure of the main ESOCC 2017 conference.


Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Nabor Mendonça, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Pooyan Jamshidi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be extended)

Aakash Ahmad, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fei Cao, University of Central Missouri, USA
Vinicius Cardoso Garcia, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Nicolas Ferry, SINTEF, Norway
Sören Frey, Daimler TSS, Germany
Wilhelm (Willi) Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Pooyan Jamshidi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Co-chair)
Ali Khajeh-Hosseini, AbarCloud, UK
Xiaodong Liu, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
Paulo Henrique Maia, State University of Ceará, Brazil
Nabor Mendonça, University of Fortaleza, Brazil (Co-chair)
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (Co-chair)
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Alessandro Rossini, Evry, Norway

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