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


The 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2017, 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 five perspectives in which we are addressing the area of Cloud Computing in this conference are: (i) Cloud Computing Fundamentals; (ii) Services Science; (iii) Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications; (iv) Cloud Computing Enabling Technology, (v) Big Data as a Service.


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
  • Business Services Realized by IT Services
  • Cloud Brokering
  • Enterprise Architectures and Services
  • Cloud Workflow Management Systems
  • 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
  • Service Innovation
  • Service Lifecycle Management
  • Service-oriented Architecture
  • Web Services
  • Service Society
  • Service Management
  • Service Platforms
  • Big Data Cloud Services


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


  • Cloud Management Platforms
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Cloud Reliability and Resilience
  • Cloud Automation
  • Hybrid Clouds and their Integration
  • Compliance Management in the Cloud
  • Cloud Configuration and Capacity Management
  • Cloud Workload Profiling and Migration
  • Cloud Metering and Billing
  • Large-scale Monitoring
  • Operations Excellence
  • Cloud Performance Analytics


  • 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 e-markets on Cloud
  • High Performance Computing as a Service


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


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


  • 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
  • Federated Cloud


  • Access Control
  • Cloud Solution Design Patterns
  • 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
  • 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


  • API Management
  • Multi-Cloud Solutions Enablement
  • Cloud Quality and Performance
  • Cloud Optimization and Automation
  • Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
  • Cloud Management and Operations
  • Green and Energy Management
  • High Performance Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Migration
  • Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements
  • Performance Development and Management
  • Security, Privacy and Compliance Management
  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Container Schedulers
  • Application Containers
  • Cloud-assisted Human-centered Applications based on Wearable Computing Devices
  • Energy-saving Mobile Cloud Protocols
  • Distributed and Cloud Networking
  • Energy Management in Cloud Centers


Stefan TaiTU Berlin, Germany
Jin LiGuangzhou University, China
Francisco HerreraUniversity of Granada, Spain


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper 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 (final approval pending).
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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 April, 2017

Paper Submission: December 15, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 14, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2017

Paper Submission: January 31, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 27, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2017

Workshop Proposal: January 17, 2017 (expired)
Paper Submission: February 27, 2017 (extended)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Authors Notification: March 3, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 15, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: February 2, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 6, 2017

Demo Proposal: March 6, 2017

Panel Proposal: March 6, 2017

Open Communications
Authors Notification: March 3, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 15, 2017


CLOSER Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland
Claus PahlFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Donald FergusonColumbia University, United States
Víctor Méndez MuñozUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Jorge CardosoUniversity of Coimbra, Portugal and Huawei European Research Center, Germany


Ron Addie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Ejaz Ahmed, University Malaya, Malaysia
Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Sergio Andreozzi,, Netherlands
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Claudio Ardagna, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alvaro Arenas, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
Muhammad Atif, Australian National University, Australia
Benjamin Aziz, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Amelia Badica, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Remi Badonnel, ESIAL - University of Nancy - LORIA/INRIA, France
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, United States
Daniela Barreiro Claro, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Marcos Barreto, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), United Kingdom
Costas Bekas, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Academia General Militar, Spain
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Luiz F. Bittencourt, IC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Anne Boyer, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Ivona Brandić, Vienna UT, Austria
Iris Braun, Dresden Technical University, Germany
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
Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Noel Carroll, University of Limerick, Ireland
John Cartlidge, University of Nottingham in Ningbo China, United Kingdom
Valentina Casola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Università di Pisa, Italy
Dave Cliff, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Thierry Coupaye, Orange, France
Tarcísio da Rocha, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Sabrina de Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Eliezer Dekel, IBM Research Haifa, Israel
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frédéric Desprez, Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France
Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Ruksar Fatima, KBN College of Engineering, India
Tomás Fernández Pena, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mike Fisher, BT, United Kingdom
Geoffrey Charles Fox, Indiana University, United States
Pedro Frosi Rosa, UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Telecom, France, France
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Antonio García Loureiro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
David Genest, Université d'Angers, France
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia
Chirine Ghedira, IAE - University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Tristan Glatard, CNRS, Canada
Jose Ramon 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, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Carmem Satie Hara, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Souleiman Hasan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Benjamin Heckmann, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Dong Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mohamed Hussien, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Anca Daniela Ionita, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Manuel Isidoro Capel-Tuñón, University of Granada, Spain
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Keith Jeffery, Independent Consultant (previously Science and Technology Facilities Council), United Kingdom
Meiko Jensen, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Yiming Ji, University of South Carolina Beaufort, United States
Ming Jiang, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Xiaolong Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Péter Kacsuk, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle, United States
M-tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Oleksiy Khriyenko, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
Toshio Kodama, Advanced Computer Systems, Inc., Japan
George Kousiouris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nane Kratzke, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Miguel Leitão, ISEP, Portugal
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Kuan-ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan
Fei Li, Siemens AG, Austria, Austria
Donghui Lin, Kyoto University, Japan
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Yanchen Liu, WalmartLabs, United States
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Denivaldo Lopes, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
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
Mirella M. Moro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Joe M. Tekli, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Miroslaw Malek, USI-Lugano, Switzerland
K. Maly, Old Dominion University, United States
Mohammad Masdari, Islamic Azad university, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ioannis Mavridis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Richard McClatchey, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
Andreas Menychtas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Andre Miede, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, Germany
António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Mohamed Mohamed, IBM Research, Almaden, United States
Kamran Munir, University of the West of England, Bristol, 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
Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, United States
Enn Ounapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Yacine Ouzrout, University Lumière Lyon 2, France
Joseph P. Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Federica Paganelli, CNIT - National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Michael A. Palis, Rutgers University, United States
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Jean-Marc Pierson, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, France
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Antonio Puliafito, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Cauligi (Raghu) 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, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
Kun Ren, Yale University, United States
Norbert Ritter, University of Hamburg, Germany
Belen Ruiz-mezcua, Carlos Iii University, Spain
Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, United States
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Universität Wien, Austria
Lutz Schubert, Ulm University, Germany
Stefan Schulte, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Jean-Pierre Seifert, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Rami Sellami, Cetic, Belgium
Wael Sellami, Higher Institute of Computer Sciences of Mahdia, Tunisia
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Carlos Serrao, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Armin Shams, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Keiichi Shima, IIJ Innovation Institute, Japan
Richard O. Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Michael Sobolewski, Multidisciplinary Science and Technology Center, AFRL/WPAFB, United States
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Cosmin Stoica Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Yasuyuki Tahara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Yehia Taher, Université de Versailles St Quentin-En-Yvelines, France
Konstantinos Tarabanis, Centre For Research and Technology Hellas-informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Samir Tata, TELECOM SudParis, France
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
Michele Tomaiuolo, University of Parma, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Francesco Tusa, University College London, United Kingdom
Astrid Undheim, Telenor ASA, Norway
Athina Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece
Geoffroy Vallee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Willem-jan Van Den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Robert van Engelen, Florida State University, United States
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University - imec, Belgium
Mladen A. Vouk, N.C. State University, United States
Jan-Jan Wu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Bo Yang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
George Yee, Carleton University, Canada
Ustun Yildiz, University of California, San Diego, United States
Michael Zapf, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ennan Zhai, Yale University, United States
Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany
Farhana Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada

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