Call for Papers (PDF Version)

Cloud computing has emerged as a new paradigm for the use and delivery of information technology (IT), and is revolutionizing the support of on-demand access, economies of scale and dynamic sourcing options. In the cloud context, a wide range of IT resources and capabilities, including servers, networking, storage, middleware, data, security, applications, and business processes, are available as services enabled for rapid provisioning, flexible pricing, elastic scaling and resilience. These new forms of IT services are challenging conventional wisdom and practices. To fully reap the benefits of the cloud service model requires holistic treatment of key technical and business issues, and engineering methodology that draws upon innovations in diverse areas of computer science and business informatics.

The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) is a new conference that seeks to provide a high-quality and comprehensive forum, where researchers and practitioners involved in the development of cloud infrastructure and applications can exchange information on engineering principles, enabling technologies, and practical experiences as related to cloud computing. By bringing together experts that work on different levels of the cloud stack - systems, storage, networking, platforms, databases, and applications, IC2E will offer an end-to-end view on the challenges and technologies in cloud computing, foster research that addresses the interaction between different layers of the stack, and ultimately help shape the future of cloud-transformed business and society.

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. The conference is interested in both research contributions and industrial experiences in any of the areas associated with cloud architectures, services, development, and operations. Technical papers that take a broad systems perspective and identify how the work fits to an overall solution are particularly of interest. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a service (PaaS)
  • Database as a service (DaaS)
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Network as a service (NaaS)
  • Business process as a service (BPaaS)
  • Security as a service
  • Storage as a service
  • Information as a service
  • Big data management and analytics
  • Virtualization technology
  • Performance, dependability and service level agreements
  • Cloud security, privacy, and compliance management
  • Workload deployment and migration
  • Energy management in cloud centers
  • Cloud programming models and tools
  • Hybrid cloud integration
  • Service lifecycle management
  • Service management automation
  • Metering, pricing, and software licensing

PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. The length of a paper must not exceed 10 pages. Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper electronically at CMT. All papers selected for this conference are peer-reviewed and will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. The best papers presented in the conference will be selected for a journal special issue.

Important Dates

Abstract submission:
September 7, 2012 September 21, 2012 (Recommended)

Paper submission:
September 14, 2012 September 28, 2012 (Firm deadline)

Acceptance notification:
December 7, 2012

Camera-ready copies due:
January 18, 2013

Conference:
March 25-28, 2013