[Call for Papers] CLOSER 2015 : 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

May 20, 2015 – May 22, 2015
Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline: Dec 16, 2014
http://closer.scitevents.org

Scope: 
The 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2015, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and techniques to design, analyze, manage, market and study various aspects of Cloud Computing. 


Conference Areas: 
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas: 

1. CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS 
2. SERVICES SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR CLOUD COMPUTING 
3. CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS 
4. CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY 
5. MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING AND SERVICES 

AREA 1: CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS 

• Cloud Application Portability 
• Cloud Computing Architecture 
• Cloud Delivery Models 
• Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud 
• Cloud Education 
• Cloud Interoperability 
• Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance 
• Cloud Scenarios 
• Cloud Standards 
• QoS for applications on clouds 
• Energy Management 
• Resource Management 
• Privacy, Security and Trust 

AREA 2: SERVICES SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR CLOUD COMPUTING 

• Business Process Management and Web Services 
• Business Services Realized by IT Services 
• Cloud Brokering 
• Cloud Cost Analysis 
• Cloud Governance 
• Enterprise Architectures and Services 
• Federated Cloud 
• Human Beings in Service Systems 
• Industrial Applications of Services Science 
• Information and Service Economy 
• Internet of Services 
• Model-Driven Web Service Engineering 
• Semantic Web Technologies 
• Service Brokering 
• Service Composition and Mashups 
• Service Discovery 
• Service Innovation 
• Service Marketing and Management 
• Service Modeling and Specification 
• Service Monitoring and Control 
• Service Strategy 
• Service-Oriented Architecture 
• Services Security and Reliability 
• Web Services 

AREA 3: CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS 

• Access Control 
• Application Data Migration 
• Big Data Cloud Services 
• Cloud Application Architectures 
• Cloud Application Scalability and Availability 
• Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring 
• Cloud Economics 
• Cloud Middleware Frameworks 
• Cloudsourcing 
• Development Methods for Cloud Applications 
• XaaS 
• Cloud Services 

AREA 4: CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY 

• API Management 
• Cloud Abstraction of Composite IT Systems 
• Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting 
• Cloud Ilities (Scalability, Availability,Reliability) 
• Cloud Optimization and Automation 
• Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition 
• Virtual Infrastructure Management 
• VM Live Migration 
• Cloud Workload Profiling and Deployment Control 
• Distributed Management of Clouds 
• High Performance Cloud Computing 
• Metering, pricing, and software licensing 
• Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements 
• Performance Development and Management 
• Programming Models, Systems, and Fault-Tolerant Computing 
• Security, Privacy, and Compliance Management 
• Troubleshooting and Best Practices 
• Virtualization Technologies 

AREA 5: MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING AND SERVICES 

• Cloud-based mobile media systems and social networks 
• Engineering Mobile Clouds and Mobile-Based Systems 
• Location-based mobile cloud applications and services 
• Mobile cloud computing models, infrastructures, and approaches 
• Mobile Clouds for E-Commerce Services 
• Mobile multimedia content delivery, transferring, and migration 
• Mobile Reliability, Availability, Scalability and Performance 
• Pervasive Environments 
• Quality of service on mobile clouds and applications 
• Security Issues in Mobile Systems Software and Hardware 
• Smart mobile computing SaaS on clouds 

UPCOMING DEADLINES
Regular Paper Submission: December 16, 2014
Regular Paper Authors Notification: March 11, 2015
Regular Paper Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2015

Position Papers
Paper Submission: February 3, 2015
Authors Notification: March 12, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2015

Keynote Speakers 
CLOSER 2015 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed. 

CLOSER Conference Chair 
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland 

Program Co-Chairs 
Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain 
Donald Ferguson, Dell, United States 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 
http://closer.scitevents.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx 

CLOSER Secretariat 
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq. 
2910-595 Setubal – Portugal 
Tel.: +351 265 520 184 
Fax: +44 203 014 8813 
e-mail: closer.secretariat@scitevents.org 
Web: http://closer.scitevents.org