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

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The 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2018, 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.

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. SERVICES SCIENCE
2. DATA AS A SERVICE
3. CLOUD OPERATIONS AND ANALYTICS
4. EDGE CLOUD AND FOG COMPUTING
5. SERVICE MODELLING AND ANALYTICS
6. MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING
7. CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
8. CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS
9. CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY


AREA 1: SERVICES SCIENCE


  • 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

AREA 2: DATA AS A SERVICE


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

AREA 3: CLOUD OPERATIONS AND ANALYTICS


  • 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

AREA 4: EDGE CLOUD AND FOG COMPUTING


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

AREA 5: SERVICE MODELLING AND ANALYTICS


  • 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

AREA 6: MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING


  • 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

AREA 7: 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
  • Federated Cloud

AREA 8: CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS


  • 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

AREA 9: CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY


  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CLOSER 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 (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 (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 19 - 21 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 16, 2017
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2018

Paper Submission: November 22, 2017
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: November 23, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 13, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018

SECRETARIAT

CLOSER Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: closer.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://closer.scitevents.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

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

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Víctor Méndez MuñozUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Donald FergusonColumbia University, United States

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Atta ur Rehman Khan, King Saud University, United Kingdom

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