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


The 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2013, 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.


Avaliable soon.


Gottfried VossenUniversity of Münster, Germany
Ivona BrandićVienna UT, Austria
Geoffrey FoxIndiana University, United States


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.


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 ( 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.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 8 - 10 May, 2013

Paper Submission: December 5, 2012 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 17, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 7, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 22, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 1, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 12, 2013 (expired)

Special Session CloudSecGov
Paper Submission: March 1, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 19, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2013 (expired)

Special Session CI
Paper Submission: March 11, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 19, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2013 (expired)

Special Session WCLOUD
Paper Submission: February 14, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 21, 2013 (expired)


CLOSER Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The conference will take place at the recently renovated Eurogress, a congress center located in the beautiful border city of Aachen, Germany.
Aachen is located in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia, near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands.
Known as Aix-La-Chapelle in French and in early English, it is a beautiful old city with marks of its long and well documented History visible at every corner of the historic city center but also a lively due to its high student population and dynamic economy.


Matthias JarkeRWTH Aachen, Germany
Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland


Frédéric DesprezAntenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France
Donald Ferguson, United States
Ethan Hadar, Switzerland
Frank LeymannUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany


Ron G. Addie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Antonia Albani, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Joseph Antony, Independent Researcher, Australia
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Ardagna, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Liliana Ardissono, Universita' Di Torino, Italy
Alvaro Arenas, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
Muhammad Atif, Australian National University, Australia
Benjamin Aziz, Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom
Zeina Azmeh, Independent Researcher, France
Amelia Badica, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, United States
Chaitanya K. Baru, University of California San Diego, United States
Costas Bekas, , Switzerland
Adam Z. Belloum, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Anne Benoit, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Karin Bernsmed, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Jean-Yves Berthou, , France
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Sami Bhiri, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Stefano Bocconi, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Sergey Boldyrev, Independent Researcher, Finland
Anne Boyer, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Iris Braun, Dresden Technical University, Germany
Andrey Brito, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
John Brooke, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ralf Bruns, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Anna Brunstrom, Karlstad University, Sweden
Rebecca Bulander, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Tomas Bures, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Manuel I. Capel-Tuñón, University of Granada, Spain
Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Humberto Castejon, Independent Researcher, Norway
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Rong N. Chang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Richard Chbeir, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Ying Chen, IBM Almaden Research Lab, United States
Davide Cherubini, , Ireland
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Università di Pisa, Italy
Daniela B. Claro, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Christine Collet, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Thierry Coupaye, Orange, France
Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Edward Curry, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Tarcísio da Rocha, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
Ernesto Damiani, , United Arab Emirates
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Pieter De Leenheer, Stanford University, United States
Eliezer Dekel, Huawei Technologies, Israel
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Benjamin Depardon, , France
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France
Ake Edlund, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Hany F. El Yamany, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys AB, Sweden
Florian Feldhaus, Independent Researcher, Germany
Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna, Italy
Sandro Fiore, Independent Researcher, Italy
Mike Fisher, BT, United Kingdom
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ganna Frankova, University of Trento, Italy
Roberto Furnari, University of Torino, Italy
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Fabrizio Gagliardi, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain
Georgina Gallizo, HLRS - High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany
Maria Ganzha, SRI PAS and University of Gdansk, Poland
David Genest, Université d'Angers, France
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia
Fekade Getahun, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Christian Geuer-Pollmann, Independent Researcher, Germany
Chirine Ghedira, IAE - University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Hamada Ghenniwa, Western University, Canada
Vittorio Ghini, University of Bologna, Italy
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
Annamaria Goy, University of Torino, Italy
George A. Gravvanis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy
Stephan Groß, , Germany
Adnene Guabtni, Independent Researcher, Australia
Dirk Habich, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Carmem S. Hara, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Manfred Hauswirth, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Benjamin Heckmann, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Frans Henskens, University of Newcastle, Australia
Elisa Heymann, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Neil C. Hong, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mohamed Hussien, Suez Canal University, Faculty of Computers & Informatics, Egypt
Sorin M. Iacob, , Netherlands
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Anca D. Ionita, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State University, United States
Martin G. Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Keith Jeffery, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Meiko Jensen, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Yiming Ji, Georgia Southern University, United States
Xiaolong Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hui Jin, , United States
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Eric Jul, , Ireland
David R. Kaeli, Northeastern University, United States
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle, United States
Mohand-Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Harri Ketamo, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Oleksiy Khriyenko, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Thilo Kielmann, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Carsten Kleiner, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
Dzmitry Kliazovich, , Luxembourg
Geir M. Køien, University of Agder, Norway
Isao Kojima, Independent Researcher, Japan
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
George Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
László Kovács, , Hungary
Dieter Kranzlmüller, Independent Researcher, Germany
Paul Krause, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Marcel Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Alexander Lazovik, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Young C. Lee, Macquarie University, Australia
Laurent Lefèvre, Independent Researcher, France
Miguel Leitão, ISEP / INESCTEC, Portugal
Wilfried Lemahieu, , Belgium
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Keqin Li, State University of New York at New Paltz, United States
Donghui Lin, Kyoto University, Japan
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Giuseppe Lo Re, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Giorgia Lodi, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Stephane Loiseau, LERIA, University of Angers, France
Suksant S. Lor, , United Kingdom
Simone Ludwig, North Dakota State University, United States
Glenn Luecke, Iowa State University, United States
Maria Emilia Machado Telles Walter, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University, Canada
Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, United States
Elisa Marengo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Pierre Maret, Université de Saint Etienne, France
Ioannis Mavridis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Víctor Méndez Muñoz, IUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Andreas Menychtas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Owen Molloy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Marco Casassa Mont, , United Kingdom
Jose A. Montenegro, University of Malaga, Spain
Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Christine Morin, Independent Researcher, France
Mirella M. Moro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Hidemoto Nakada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Philippe Navaux, UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Lee Newcombe, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Jean-Marc Nicod, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Bogdan Nicolae, IBM Research, Ireland
Mara Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Karsten Oberle, Independent Researcher, Germany
Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, United States
Ian Oliver, Independent Researcher, Finland
Enn Ounapuu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Alexander Paar, Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Federica Paganelli, CNIT - National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Michael A. Palis, Rutgers University, United States
Fabio Panzieri, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Nick Papanikolaou, , United Kingdom
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Siani Pearson, , United Kingdom
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Giovanna Petrone, University of Torino, Italy
Maria C. Pettenati, ICON Foundation, Italy
Jean-Marc Pierson, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, France
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Wolfgang Prinz, Independent Researcher, Germany
Christian W. Probst, Independent Researcher, New Zealand
Antonio Puliafito, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Francesco Quaglia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Cauligi R. Raghavendra, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Rajendra Raj, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Connecticut, United States
Manuel Ramos-Cabrer, University of Vigo, Spain
Christoph Reich, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
Norbert Ritter, University of Hamburg, Germany
Luis Rodero-Merino, -, Spain
Jose F. Rodrigues-Jr, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jerome Rolia, , Canada
Pedro F. Rosa, UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
António M. Rosado da Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Florian Rosenberg, Independent Researcher, United States
Jonathan Rouzaud-Cornabas, , France
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Universität Wien, Austria
Alexander Schill, , Germany
Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, Germany
Lutz Schubert, Ulm University, Germany
Michael Schumacher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Carlos Serrão, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Tony Shan, Independent Researcher, United States
Keiichi Shima, IIJ Innovation Institute, Japan
Adenilso S. Simão, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Richard O. Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cosmin S. Spahiu, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Satish Srirama, University of Tartu, Estonia
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Achim Streit, Steinbuch Centre for Computing / KIT, Germany
Frédéric Suter, IN2P3 Computing Center / CNRS, France
Makoto Suzuki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yasuyuki Tahara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Yehia Taher, Université de Versailles St Quentin-En-Yvelines, France
Yoshio Tanaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan
Konstantinos Tarabanis, Centre For Research and Technology Hellas-informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Samir Tata, TELECOM SudParis, France
Mallik Tatipamula, Independent Researcher, United States
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
Maria B. Toledo, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Johan Tordsson, Umea University and Elastisys, Sweden
Paolo Trunfio, Università della Calabria, Italy
Konstantinos Tserpes, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Francesco Tusa, University College London, United Kingdom
Astrid Undheim, Independent Researcher, Norway
Geoffroy Vallee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Willem-Jan Van Den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Robert A. van Engelen, Independent Researcher, United States
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Kurt Vanmechelen, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
Luis M. Vaquero, , United Kingdom
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Fabio L. Verdi, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Mladen A. Vouk, N.C. State University, United States
Hiroshi Wada, , Australia
Lizhe Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chen Wang, Independent Researcher, Australia
Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sven Wenzel, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), France
Jan-Jan Wu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sai Wu, Zhejiang University, Singapore
Neal N. Xiong, Georgia State University, United States
Bo Yang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Ustun Yildiz, University of California, San Diego, United States
Zhifeng Yun, University of Houston, United States
Michael Zapf, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany