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CLOUD 2018 : The 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing

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Conference Series : International Conference on Cloud Computing
 
Link: http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2018
 
When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 6, 2018
Notification Due Apr 10, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 24, 2018
Categories    cloud computing   computer science   business management   business model
 

Call For Papers

CLOUD 2018 Call for Papers

The 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018)
June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

Theme: Cloud Services
http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2018

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News: Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS indexed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer and Services Society. The integrated CFP Brochure (http://icws.org/2018/CFP-CACM.pdf) has been published in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018.
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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 CLOUD papers:

- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (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).

CLOUD 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018).


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 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 Services Transactions on Cloud Computing, and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). JWSR is indexed by SCI and EI [Link].

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 12-15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD or Latex Package ). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 6-8 (LNCS 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 from conference web site.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2018, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication.

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 for each conference at SCF 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

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.

CLOUD 2018 Submission Information

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum. Submissions should include paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, and emails addresses. In order to submit a paper, click on the link to the dedicated submission system (http://www.confhub.com/conf.php?id=698) submission system powered by ConfHub.com Services.

Author Guidelines and Templates

SCF 2018 Guidelines & copyright forms
Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)

SCF 2018 Templates, sample files & useful links

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
Your ORCID identifier

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 24, 2018

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 24, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 16, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 17, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 24, 2018

Review Policy

SCF Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on CLOUD 2018, please send email to cloud AT ServicesSociety.org or visit http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2018.


SCF As A Platform
-- 25th ICWS Defines Future of New ABC (AI, Blockchain & Cloud)

Founded by Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (LJ) when he was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS, icws.org) was conceived and attracted more than 120 participants in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. In 2012, the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) was formally merged into ICWS. Ever since, the worldwide Services Computing community aims to combine the efforts and focus on one prime international forum for web-based services: ICWS .

In the past 15 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research (Services Computing) for the whole services industry.

The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.

Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) was created in 2017 as a conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2017 attracted more than 600 participants to share the latest developments in the field.

Today, with the same leadership of the conference operation committee of SCF 2017, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies).


SCF 2018 Highlights:

- Bigger Platform: The he 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide services computing professionals. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.

- Brighter Future: SCF launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.

- Better Model: SCF 2018 leverages the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2018.

Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services computing community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2018 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form (http://icws.org/2018/open.html) to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2018.

See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.

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