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

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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.


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. CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY
2. CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3. CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS
4. EDGE CLOUD AND FOG COMPUTING
5. SERVICES
6. CLOUD SECURITY AND PRIVACY


AREA 1: CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY


  • 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

AREA 2: CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS


  • 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

AREA 3: CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS


  • 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

AREA 4: EDGE CLOUD AND FOG COMPUTING


  • 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

AREA 5: SERVICES


  • 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

AREA 6: CLOUD SECURITY AND PRIVACY


  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CLOSER 2025 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 (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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 1 - 3 April, 2025

Paper Submission: October 29, 2024
Authors Notification:
January 6, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 23, 2025

Paper Submission: December 13, 2024
Authors Notification:
January 30, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 12, 2025

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: November 27, 2024

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 30, 2025
Authors Notification: February 13, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: February 21, 2025

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 27, 2024

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: February 18, 2025

Demos
Demo Proposal: February 18, 2025

Panels
Panel Proposal: February 18, 2025

Abstracts
Abstract Submission: January 30, 2025
Authors Notification: February 13, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: February 21, 2025

SECRETARIAT

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: https://closer.scitevents.org

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Maarten van SteenDigital Society Institute, University of Twente, Netherlands

PROGRAM CHAIR

Valeria CardelliniUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Luca Abeni, TeCIP, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Enis Afgan, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Engineering, Robert Morris University, United States
Marco Anisetti, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Claudio Ardagna, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nicola Bena, Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Samaresh Bera, Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Jammu, India
Filippo Berto, SESAR Lab, University of Milan, Italy
Luiz F. Bittencourt, IC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Agustin C. Caminero, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Manuel I. Capel-Tuñón, Software Engineering, University of Granada, Spain
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Thierry Coupaye, Orange Innovation Research, Orange, France
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
Patricia Takako Endo, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
Somchart Fugkeaw, Sirindhorn Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
Vinicius C. Garcia, Systems and Informations Department, Informatic Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Martin G. Gilje Jaatun, IDE, Software Engineering, Safety and Security, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway, Norway
Sukhpal Singh Gill, Queen Many University of London, United Kingdom
Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway
Marco Guazzone, Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Wolfgang John, Compute and Software, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Carlos Juiz, Departament De Ciències Matemàtiques I Informàtica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Attila Kertesz, Department of Software Engineering, University of Szeged, Hungary
Sunirmal Khatua, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Calcutta, India
Nane Kratzke, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Adam Krechowicz, Kielce University of Technology, Poland
Riccardo Lancellotti, Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Xiaodong Liu, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Joseph P. Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Ioannis Mavridis, Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece
Andre Miede, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes, Germany
Antonio Montieri, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Kamran Munir, Computer Science, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Hidemoto Nakada, Information Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Philippe Navaux, Institute of Informatics, UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Michael A. Palis, Computer Science, Rutgers University, United States
Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Christian Prehofer, DENSO Automotive Germany, Germany
Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Antonio Puliafito, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Gleb Radchenko, Embedded Systems, Silicon Austria Labs, Austria
Christoph Reich, Instute for Cloud Computing and IT-Security, Furtwangen University, Germany
Richard O. Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Departament of Informatics and Statistics, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ellis Solaiman, Computing Science, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Jacopo Soldani, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa, Italy
Georgios L. Stavrinides, KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden
Gilbert Tekli, Technological Pole, Nobatek, France, Lebanon
Orazio Tomarchio, Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Robert A. van Engelen, Independent Researcher, United States
Tullio Vardanega, Department of Mathematics, University of Padua, Italy
Yiannis Verginadis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Huaming Wu, Independent Researcher, China
Chrysostomos Zeginis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Christian Zirpins, Computer Sciences and Business Information Systems, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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