Call for Papers

CloudCom is the premier conference on Cloud Computing worldwide, attracting researchers, developers, users, students and practitioners from the fields of big data, systems architecture, services research, virtualization, security and privacy, high performance computing, always with an emphasis on how to build cloud computing platforms with real impact. The conference is co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is steered by the Cloud Computing Association, and draws on the excellence of its world-class Program Committee and its participants.

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2018) will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus on 10–13 December 2018.

Topics of interest of CloudCom 2018 include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture, Storage and Virtualization
  • Cloud Services and Applications
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud

Track 1: Architecture, Storage and Virtualization

Chairs: Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil / Ivona Brandic, TU-Wien, Austria

  • Intercloud architecture models
  • Virtual Machines (VMs), containers, unikernels and microservices
  • Cloud services delivery models, campus integration & “last mile” issues
  • Virtualization technology and enablers (network virtualization, software-defined networking)
  • Networking technologies
  • Cloud system design with FPGAs, GPUs, APUs
  • Storage & file systems
  • Scalability & performance
  • Resource provisioning, monitoring, management & maintenance
  • Operational, economic & business models
  • Green data centers
  • Computational resources, storage & network virtualization
  • Resource monitoring
  • Virtual desktops
  • Resilience, fault tolerance, disaster recovery
  • Modeling & performance evaluation
  • Disaster recovery
  • Energy efficiency

Track 2: Cloud Services and Applications

Chairs: Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy/ Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universita’ di Napoli, Italy

  • XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
  • Cloud services models & frameworks
  • Service deployment and orchestration in the Cloud
  • Cloud service management
  • Cloud workflow management
  • Cloud services reference models & standardization
  • Cloud-powered services design
  • Cloud elasticity
  • Machine learning and systems interactions
  • Data management applications & services
  • Service for computing-intensive applications
  • Mining and analytics
  • Data-provisioning services
  • Cloud programming models, benchmarks, and tools
  • Cloud-based services & protocols
  • Fault-tolerance & availability of cloud services and applications
  • Application development and debugging tools
  • Business models & economics of cloud services

Track 3: Security, Privacy and Trust

Chairs: Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway /Barbara Carminati, Insubria, Italy

  • Accountability & audit
  • Authentication & authorization
  • Cloud integrity
  • Blockchain Cloud services
  • Cryptography in the Cloud
  • Hypervisor security
  • Identity management & security as a service
  • Prevention of data loss or leakage
  • Secure, interoperable identity management
  • Trust & credential management
  • Trust models for cloud services
  • Usable security Risk management in cloud computing environments
  • Privacy policy framework for clouds
  • Privacy-preserving data mining for clouds
  • Information sharing and data protection in the cloud
  • Cryptographic protocols against internal attacks in clouds
  • Privacy protection in cloud platforms
  • Energy/cost/efficiency of security in clouds

Track 4: Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud

Chairs: Antonio Fernandez Anta, IMDEA, Spain / Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH, Sweden

  • Cloudlet-enabled applications
  • Distributed Cloud Infrastructure
  • Foundations and principles of distributed cloud computing
  • Architectural models, prototype implementations and applications
  • Cloud brokers and coordination across multiple resource managers
  • Interoperability and mobility
  • Software infrastructure for cloudlets
  • Dynamic resource, service and context management on edge computing
  • Fog Computing
  • IoT cloud architectures & models
  • Cloud-based context-aware IoT
  • Economics and pricing
  • Experience with and performance evaluation of existing deployments and measurements (public, private, hybrid, federated environments)

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated below, using the EasyChair submission system.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to the IEEE CS format. All regular paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 8 pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference, by the early date indicated by the organizers, and present the paper.

The conference proceedings of CloudCom 2018 will be published by IEEE Conference Publishing Service with ISBN and ISSN, and submitted to IEEE Xplore and indexing services such as Ei Compendex. Distinguished papers will be recommended for fast-track publication in the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing or invited to be included within a number of special issues in prestigious international journals.

Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals Due: 30.06.2018
Regular Papers Due: 15.06.2018 Extended to 15.07.2018
PhD Consortium Papers Due: 31.08.2018
Short Papers, Posters & Demos Due: 31.08.2018
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 14.09.2018
Camera Ready: 08.10.2018
Author Registration: 15.10.2018
Conference: 10-13.12.2018