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CLOSER is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The 10th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2020, focuses on the highly important 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.

Emerging Enterprise Technologies are profoundly changing the way we think of IT - from economics and efficiency to process and usage models. Many organizations look to the "externalized" IT systems and services as a potential cost-savings advantage by moving internally hosted IT services to external providers. Other organizations view the "external" IT as potential disaster recovery systems or as on-demand capacity to boost business continuity and customer service levels. We need to take a closer look, discerning what emerging enterprise technologies are and how they can catalyze creativity and produce a competitive advantage. There is hence a new wave of interest in 'Externalization of IT' - anything as a service (including Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service), On Demand delivery, outsourcing, edge cloud and so on. This emerging facilitation and way of utilizing services through IT is what we are referring to as Cloud Computing.


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:



  • Business Process Management and Web Services
  • Service Innovation
  • Service Lifecycle Management
  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Service Society
  • Service Management
  • Service Platforms
  • Business Services Realized by IT Services
  • Enterprise Architectures and Services
  • Industrial Applications of Services Science
  • Information and Service Economy
  • Internet of Services
  • Model-Driven Web Service Engineering
  • Semantic and Service Web
  • Microservices: Atomation Deployment and Management, Resource Allocation Elasticity, Service State and Resilience


  • On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) Services
  • NOSQL Services: Store, Visualization, Processing
  • Time Series Services: Databases, Dashboards


  • Cloud Management Platforms
  • Cloud Reliability and Resilience
  • Cloud Automation
  • Hybrid Clouds and Their Integration


  • Edge Cloud Orchestration
  • Cluster Management
  • Edge Cloud Network Management
  • Edge Cloud Data Management
  • IoT-Cloud Integration


  • Cloud Cost Analysis
  • Service Discovery
  • Service Modeling and Specification
  • Service Monitoring and Control
  • Services Security and Reliability
  • Service Ecosystems
  • Service Simulation
  • Service Performance Analytics
  • Analytics and Services


  • Mobile and Energy-Efficient Use of Clouds
  • Mobile and Wearable Computing Systems and Services
  • Mobile Cloud Architectures and Models
  • Mobile Cloud Networking
  • Mobile Commerce, Handheld Commerce and emarkets on Cloud


  • Cloud Application Portability
  • Privacy, Security and Trust
  • Federated Cloud
  • Web Services
  • Consistency and Consensus
  • Cloud Computing Architecture
  • Cloud Delivery Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
  • Cloud Interoperability
  • Cloud Risk, Challenges and Governance
  • Cloud Standards
  • QoS for Applications on Clouds
  • Resource Management


  • Access Control
  • Development Methods for Cloud Applications
  • XaaS
  • Cloud Services
  • Mobile Cloud Computing Models, Infrastructures and Approaches
  • Cloud Data Centers, Storage and Networking Technologies
  • Mobile-Aware Cloud Data Management and Data Retrieval
  • High Performance Computing Cloud Applications ; Use Cases , Experiences with HPC Clouds
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration
  • Cloud Brokering
  • Cloud Workflow Management Systems
  • Cloud Solution Design Patterns
  • Native Cloud Applications
  • Cloud for Enterprise Business Transformation
  • Cloud Application Architectures
  • Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
  • Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
  • Cloud Economics
  • Cloud Middleware Frameworks
  • Engineering Mobile Clouds and Mobile-Based Systems
  • Social and Green Cloud Computing


  • API Management
  • Security, Privacy and Compliance Management
  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Application Containers
  • Microservices and Lambda Functions
  • Multi-Cloud Solutions Enablement
  • Cloud Quality and Performance
  • Cloud Optimization and Automation
  • Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
  • Cloud Management and Operations
  • High Performance Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Migration
  • Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements
  • Function-as-a-Service and Serverless Computing


Domenico TaliaUniversity of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Rajiv RanjanNewcastle University, United Kingdom
Frank LeymannUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany
Schahram DustdarVienna University of Technology, Austria


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 7 - 9 May, 2020

Paper Submission: January 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 5, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 30, 2020

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020 (expired)

Open Communications
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020


CLOSER Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: closer.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://closer.scitevents.org


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland
Claus PahlFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Donald FergusonColumbia University, United States


Luca Abeni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Hafiz Ahmad, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Alenezi, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Claudio Ardagna, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Amelia Badica, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, United States
Marcos Barreto, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Luiz F. Bittencourt, IC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Abdelaziz Bouras, Qatar University, Qatar
Iris Braun, Dresden Technical University, Germany
Andrey Brito, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Matteo Camilli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Claudia Canali, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Manuel Capel-Tuñón, University of Granada, Spain
Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Glauco Carneiro, Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Roy Cecil, IBM Portugal, Portugal
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Luca Chiaraviglio, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Università di Pisa, Italy
Daniela Claro, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Thierry Coupaye, Orange, France
Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Mario Antonio Dantas, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF, Brazil
Mohanad Dawoud, Istinye University, Turkey
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Flávio de Oliveira Silva, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Eliezer Dekel, Huawei Technologies, Israel
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frédéric Desprez, Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France
Giuseppe Di Modica, University of Catania, Italy
Arlindo Dias, IBM Portugal, Portugal
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jörg Domaschka, Ulm University, Germany
Patrick Dreher, North Carolina State University, United States
Michel Dubois, Operational Cryptology and Virology Laboratory, France
Nabil El Ioini, Free Univesity of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Vincent Emeakaroha, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Xin Fang, Qualcomm Inc., United States
Ruksar Fatima, KBN College of Engineering, India
Masmoudi Fatma, College of Computer Engineering and Science, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Tomás Fernández Pena, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Somchart Fugkeaw, University of Tokyo, Japan
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Mines Telecom, France, France
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Fabrizio Gagliardi, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
Antonio García Loureiro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia
Chirine Ghedira, IAE - University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Hamada Ghenniwa, Western University, Canada
Sukhpal Gill, Queen Many University of London, Australia
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Gabriel Gonzalez-Castane, University College Cork, Ireland
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
Antonios Gouglidis, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy
Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway
Marjan Gusev, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Dirk Habich, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Mohamed Hussien, Suez Canal University, Faculty of Computers & Informatics, Egypt
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Anca Ionita, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Keith Jeffery, Independent Consultant (previously Science and Technology Facilities Council), United Kingdom
Meiko Jensen, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Yiming Ji, Georgia Southern University, United States
Ming Jiang, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Eric Jul, University of Oslo, Norway
Péter Kacsuk, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
David Kaeli, Northeastern University, United States
Verena Kantere, University of Ottawa, Canada
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle, United States
Mohand-Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Atta Khan, King Saud University, United Kingdom
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
Ioannis Konstantinou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
George Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
József Kovács, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Nane Kratzke, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Adam Krechowicz, Kielce University of Technology, Poland
Kyriakos Kritikos, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ulrich Lampe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Miguel Leitão, ISEP, Portugal
Francesco Lelli, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Darrell Long, University of California Santa Cruz, United States
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Denivaldo Lopes, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Joseph Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Glenn Luecke, Iowa State University, United States
Miroslaw Malek, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Mirco Marchetti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mauro Marinoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy
Mohammad Masdari, Islamic Azad university, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Fatma Masmoudi, ReDCAD laboratory, Tunisia
Ioannis Mavridis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Andreas Menychtas, BioAssist S.A., Greece
Andre Miede, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, Germany
Marina Mongiello, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma, Italy
Mirella Moro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Kamran Munir, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, United Kingdom
Hidemoto Nakada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Philippe Navaux, UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Jean-Marc Nicod, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Bogdan Nicolae, IBM Research, Ireland
Mara Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Emmanuel Ogunshile, The University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, United States
Tolga Ovatman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Alexander Paar, Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Federica Paganelli, CNIT - National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy
Michael Palis, Rutgers University, United States
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Laurent Philippe, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Antonio Puliafito, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Cauligi Raghavendra, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Rajendra Raj, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Arcot Rajasekar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Connecticut, United States
Manuel Ramos-Cabrer, University of Vigo, Spain
Christoph Reich, Furtwangen University, Germany
Pedro Rosa, UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Belen Ruiz-mezcua, Carlos Iii University, Spain
Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Orathai Sangpetch, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Anderson SANTANA DE OLIVEIRA, SAP Research, France
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Universität Wien, Austria
Lutz Schubert, Ulm University, Germany
Stefan Schulte, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium
Wael Sellami, ReDCAD Laboratory, University of Sfax, Tunisia, Tunisia
Mohamed Sellami, Telecom SudParis, France
Carlos Serrão, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Armin Shams, University of Limerick, Ireland
Keiichi Shima, IIJ Innovation Institute, Japan
Alan Sill, Texas Tech University, United States
Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ellis Solaiman, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Jacopo Soldani, Università di Pisa, Italy
Cosmin Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Yasuyuki Tahara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Cedric Tedeschi, IRISA - University of Rennes 1, France
Joe Tekli, Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon
Gilbert Tekli, Nobatek, France, Lebanon
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Slim Trabelsi, SAP, France
Francesco Tusa, University College London, United Kingdom
Willem-jan Van Den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Yiannis Verginadis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, United States
Ray Walshe, Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ Dublin City University, Ireland
Karoline Wild, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jan-Jan Wu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yelena Yesha, University of Maryland, United States
Faiez Zalila, CETIC, Belgium
Michael Zapf, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Chrysostomos Zeginis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany
Farhana Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada

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