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


The International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER), 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:



  • API Management
  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Containers, Containerization and Enablement
  • Container Composition and Orchestration
  • Container Performance
  • Microservices
  • Multi-Cloud Solutions Enablement
  • Cloud Quality and Performance
  • Cloud Optimization and Automation
  • 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


  • Cloud Application Portability
  • Federated Cloud
  • 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
  • Energy Efficient Cloud Computing


  • Development Methods for Cloud Applications
  • XaaS
  • Cloud Services
  • Cloud Data Centers, Storage and Networking Technologies
  • Cloud Workflow Management Systems
  • Cloud Solution Design Patterns
  • Native Cloud Applications
  • Cloud Application Architectures
  • Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
  • Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
  • Cloud Middleware Frameworks
  • Digital Twinning
  • Blockchains
  • Metaverse, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Web 3.0 / Spatial Web
  • Mobile Cloud Architectures and Models
  • Mobile Cloud Networking
  • Cloud Cost Analysis


  • Edge Cloud Orchestration
  • Cluster Management
  • Edge Cloud Network Management
  • Edge Cloud Data Management
  • IoT-Cloud Integration
  • AI-enabled Edge Cloud
  • Multi-access Edge Cloud
  • Cloud Continuum


  • Service Modeling and Specification
  • Service Monitoring and Control
  • Service Ecosystems
  • Service Simulation
  • Service Performance Analytics
  • Analytics and Services
  • Business Process Management and Web Services
  • Service Innovation
  • Service Lifecycle Management
  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Service Management
  • Service Platforms
  • Enterprise Architectures and Services
  • Industrial Applications of Services Science
  • Internet of Services
  • Microservices: Automation, Deployment and Management, Resource Allocation Elasticity, Service State and Resilience


  • Container Security and Isolation
  • Security, Privacy and Compliance Management
  • Privacy, Security and Trust
  • Access Control
  • Services Security and Reliability
  • (Multi Factor) Authorization
  • Privacy and Privacy Assurance
  • (Decentralized) Trust
  • Intrusion Detection


CLOSER 2024 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2024

Paper Submission: December 13, 2023
Authors Notification:
February 8, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2024

Paper Submission: January 25, 2024
Authors Notification:
February 29, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2024

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2023

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 29, 2024
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2023

Tutorial Proposal: March 19, 2024

Demo Proposal: March 19, 2024

Panel Proposal: March 19, 2024

Abstract Submission: February 29, 2024
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024


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


Available soon.


Claus PahlFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Maarten van SteenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Azizol Abdullah, Putra Malaysia University, Malaysia
Luca Abeni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Fotis Aisopos, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, Athens, Greece
Samuel A. Ajila, Carleton University, Canada
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Robert Morris University, United States
Mauro Andreolini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University, Germany
Marco Anisetti, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Claudio Ardagna, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Hao Bai, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Thar Baker, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Jose Barata, Universidade Nova De Lisboa - Uninova, Portugal
André Bauer, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Nicola Bena, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Samaresh Bera, IIT Jammu, India
David Bermbach, TU Berlin, Germany
Luiz F. Bittencourt, IC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Cristina Boeres, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Agustin C. Caminero, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Claudia Canali, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Manuel I. Capel-Tuñón, University of Granada, Spain
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Carmen Carrion, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
John Cartlidge, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Emiliano Casalicchio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Valentina Casola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Adrián Castelló, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Inderveer Chana, Thapar Institute Of Engineering And Technology, India
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Yu Chen, State University of New York - Binghamton, United States
Feifei Chen, Deakin University, Australia
Thierry Coupaye, Orange, France
Alessandra De Benedictis, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, New York Institute of Technology, United States
Yehia Elkhatib, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Patricia Takako Endo, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
Abdelkarim Erradi, Qatar University, Qatar
Paul Ezhilchelvan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Maria Fazio, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Massimo Ficco, University of Salerno, Italy
Bernd Freisleben, University of Marburg, Germany
Somchart Fugkeaw, Thammasat University, Thailand
Vinicius C. Garcia, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Antonio García Loureiro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sukhpal Gill, Queen Many University of London, Australia
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Javier Gozalvez, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain
Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway
Marco Guazzone, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Ligang He, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Martin G. Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Imad Jawhar, Al Maaref University, Lebanon
Arshad Jhumka, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Wolfgang John, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Odej Kao, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Stefan Kehrer, Reutlingen University, Germany
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Ayman E. Khedr, Future University in Egypt, Egypt
Mariam Kiran, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
George Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Nane Kratzke, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Adam Krechowicz, Kielce University of Technology, Poland
Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gregor von Laszewski, University of Virginia, United States
Alexander Lazovik, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Joseph P. Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ioannis Mavridis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Rashid Mehmood, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Fabrizio Messina, University of Catania, Italy
Andre Miede, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, Germany
Raffaele Montella, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Antonio Montieri, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Kamran Munir, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Juan M. Murillo Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Spain
Hidemoto Nakada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Philippe Navaux, UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pasquale Pagano, CNR - ISTI, Italy
Michael A. Palis, Rutgers University, United States
Lorena Parra, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Christian Prehofer, DENSO Automotive Germany, Germany
Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Antonio Puliafito, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Gleb Radchenko, South Ural State University, Russian Federation
Stefan Rass, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Christoph Reich, Furtwangen University, Germany
António M. Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Yuji Sekiya, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Daniel Seybold, benchANT, Germany
Asadollah Shahbahrami, University of Guilan, Guilan, Iran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Richard O. Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Nasrin Sohrabi, RMIT University, Australia
Ellis Solaiman, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Jacopo Soldani, Università di Pisa, Italy
Ivor Spence, Queens University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Giandomenico Spezzano, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
Georgios L. Stavrinides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Luiz Angelo Steffenel, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Yasuyuki Tahara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden
Gilbert Tekli, Nobatek, France, Lebanon
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Fan-Hsun Tseng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Robert A. van Engelen, Independent Researcher, United States
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy
Asaf Varol, Firat University, Turkey
Yiannis Verginadis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University Santa Catarina Ufsc, Brazil
Li Xu, Fujian Normal University, China
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jasni Mohamad Zain, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Michael Zapf, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Chrysostomos Zeginis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Christian Zirpins, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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