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


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.

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, and so on. This emerging facilitation and way of utilizing services through IT is what we are referring to as Cloud Computing.

The four perspectives in which we are addressing the area of Cloud Computing in this conference are: (i) Fundamentals of Cloud Computing; (ii) Services Science foundation for Cloud Computing; (iii) Cloud Computing platforms and applications; (iv) Cloud Computing enabling technology.


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:



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 eCommerce 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


Victor ChangTeesside University, United Kingdom
Paolo TraversoCenter for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy
Omer RanaCardiff University, United Kingdom
Chung-Sheng LiPwC Labs, United States
Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's Computing journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's Journal of Grid Computing.
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.


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@insticc.org
Web: http://closer.scitevents.org


Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Víctor Méndez MuñozIUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Donald FergusonColumbia University, United States


Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Claudio Ardagna, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Alvaro Arenas, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
José Armendáriz-Iñigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Muhammad Atif, Australian National University, Australia
Amelia Badica, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Costas Bekas, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Adam Belloum, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Karin Bernsmed, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Luiz F. Bittencourt, IC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Stefano Bocconi, TU Delft, Netherlands
Anne Boyer, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Ivona Brandić, Vienna UT, Austria
Iris Braun, Dresden Technical University, Germany
Andrey Brito, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
John Brooke, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Anna Brunstrom, Karlstad University, Sweden
Rebecca Bulander, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Tomas Bures, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Italy
Manuel Capel-Tuñón, University of Granada, Spain
Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Valentina Casola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Rong Chang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Università di Pisa, Italy
Daniela Claro, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
José Cordeiro, E.S.T. Setúbal, I.P.S, Portugal
Thierry Coupaye, Orange, France
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Eliezer Dekel, Huawei Technologies, Israel
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frédéric Desprez, Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France
Ake Edlund, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Hany El Yamany, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys AB, Sweden
Antonio Espinosa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Donald Ferguson, Columbia University, United States
Tomás Fernández Pena, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Juan Fernando Perez, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna, Italy
Mike Fisher, BT, United Kingdom
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, United States
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
David Genest, Université d'Angers, France
Chirine Ghedira, IAE - University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Tristan Glatard, CNRS, Canada
Jose Gonzalez de Mendivil, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy
Stephan Groß, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, Germany
Dirk Habich, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Benjamin Heckmann, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Dong Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Marianne Huchard, Université de Montpellier, France
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mohamed Hussien, Suez Canal University, Faculty of Computers & Informatics, Egypt
Sorin Iacob, Thales Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Anca Ionita, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Martin Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
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
Xiaolong Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
David Kaeli, Northeastern University, United States
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle, United States
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
Geir Køien, University of Agder, Norway
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
George Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
László Kovács, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Marcel Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Young Lee, Macquarie University, Australia
Miguel Leitão, ISEP, Portugal
Wilfried Lemahieu, KU Leuven, Belgium
Fei Li, Siemens AG, Austria, Austria
Donghui Lin, Kyoto University, Japan
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Pedro Garcia Lopez, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Suksant Lor, HP Labs, United Kingdom
Joseph Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Simone Ludwig, North Dakota State University, United States
Glenn Luecke, Iowa State University, United States
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Theo Lynn, Dublin City University, Ireland
Maria Emilia M. T. Walter, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University, Canada
Elisa Marengo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Ioannis Mavridis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Research, Almaden, United States
Owen Molloy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Marco Casassa Mont, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, United Kingdom
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
Karsten Oberle, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany
Sebastian Obermeier, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
David Padua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Federica Paganelli, CNIT - National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Michael Palis, Rutgers University, United States
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Siani Pearson, HP Labs, Bristol, United Kingdom
Mikhail Perepletchikov, RMIT University, Australia
Giovanna Petrone, University of Torino, Italy
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
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Manuel Ramos-Cabrer, University of Vigo, Spain
Nadia Ranaldo, University of Sannio, Italy
Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dalhousie University, Canada
Christoph Reich, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
Norbert Ritter, University of Hamburg, Germany
Luis Rodero-Merino, -, Spain
Jerome Rolia, Hewlett Packard Labs, Canada
Pedro Rosa, UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Universität Wien, Austria
Lutz Schubert, Ulm University, Germany
Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Wael Sellami, ReDCAD Laboratory, University of Sfax, Tunisia, Tunisia
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Carlos Serrão, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Armin Shams, University of Limerick, Ireland
Keiichi Shima, IIJ Innovation Institute, Japan
Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cosmin Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich, 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
Patricia Teller, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Johan Tordsson, Umea University and Elastisys, Sweden
Francesco Tusa, University College London, United Kingdom
Astrid Undheim, Telenor ASA, Norway
Geoffroy Vallee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Robert van Engelen, Florida State University, United States
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Luis Vaquero, HP Labs, United Kingdom
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Hiroshi Wada, NICTA, Australia
Dadong Wang, CSIRO, Australia
Chen Wang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bo Yang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Zhifeng Yun, University of Houston, United States
Michael Zapf, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany

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