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


The 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2015, 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.


Victor ChangDepartment of Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Paolo TraversoCenter for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy
Omer RanaCardiff University, United Kingdom
Chung-Sheng LiIndependent Researcher, United States
Cornel KleinCT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany


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 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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
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.
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 Journal of Grid Computing.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


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


Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Víctor Méndez MuñozIUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Donald FergusonComputer Science Dept., Columbia University, United States


Antonia Albani, Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, Computer Science, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Claudio Ardagna, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Alvaro Arenas, Department of Information Systems and Technologies, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
José E. Armendáriz-Iñigo, Dpto. Ingeniería Matemática e Informática, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Muhammad Atif, National Computational Infrastructure, Australian National University, Australia
Amelia Badica, Business Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Costin Badica, Software Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania
Costas Bekas, , Switzerland
Adam Z. Belloum, Informatics, System and Network engineering , University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simona Bernardi, Department of Computer Science and System Engineering, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Karin Bernsmed, Software Engineering, Safety and Security , SINTEF ICT, Norway
Nik Bessis, Department of Computing, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Luiz F. Bittencourt, IC/UNICAMP, Brazil
Stefano Bocconi, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Anne Boyer, KIWI Team, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Ivona Brandić, TU Wien Favoritenstr. 9-11, Vienna UT, Austria
Iris Braun, Computer Science, Dresden Technical University, Germany
Andrey Brito, Departamento de Sistemas e Computação, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
John Brooke, IT Services, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Anna Brunstrom, Computer Science, Karlstad University, Sweden
Rebecca Bulander, Business Administration and Engineering, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Tomas Bures, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Massimo Cafaro, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, University of Salento, Italy
Manuel I. Capel-Tuñón, Software Engineering, University of Granada, Spain
Miriam Capretz, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Noel Carroll, Lero, Computer Science and Information Systems, NUI Galway, Ireland
John Cartlidge, Computer Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Valentina Casola, DIETI, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Rong N. Chang, Services Research, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Computer Science, Università di Pisa, Italy
Daniela B. Claro, FORMAS/LASID/DCC/IME/Computer Science, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
José Cordeiro, E.S.T. Setúbal, I.P.S, Portugal
Thierry Coupaye, Orange Innovation Research, Orange, France
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Eliezer Dekel, Corporate Reliability, Huawei Technologies, Israel
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frédéric Desprez, DRT/LETI/DACLE/ - Bâtiment 51 C, Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France
Ake Edlund, CSC/PDC, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Hany F. El Yamany, Computer Science Department - Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys AB, Sweden
Antonio Espinosa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Donald Ferguson, Computer Science Dept.,, United States
Tomás Fernández Pena, CiTIUS, Rúa de Jenaro de la Fuente Domínguez,Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Juan Fernando Perez, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Stefano Ferretti, Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Italy
Mike Fisher, TSO, BT, United Kingdom
Geoffrey C. Fox, Indiana University, United States
Chiara Francalanci, Electronics And Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
David Genest, LERIA, Université d'Angers, France
Chirine Ghedira, SOC Research Team @ LIRIS Lab, IAE - University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Martin G. Gilje Jaatun, IDE, Software Engineering, Safety and Security, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway, Norway
Lee Gillam, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Katja Gilly, Physics and Computer Architecture, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Tristan Glatard, , Canada
Jose R. Gonzalez de Mendivil, Matematica e Informatica, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Andrzej Goscinski, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia
Patrizia Grifoni, IRPPS, CNR, Italy
Stephan Groß, , Germany
Dirk Habich, Database Technology Group, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Benjamin Heckmann, Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Dong Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Marianne Huchard, LIRMM UMR 5506 Bâtiment 4, Université de Montpellier, France
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Arquitectura de Computadores y Automática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mohamed Hussien, Computer Science, Suez Canal University, Faculty of Computers & Informatics, Egypt
Sorin M. Iacob, D-CIS Lab,, Netherlands
Ilian Ilkov, IBM Nederland B.V., Netherlands
Anca D. Ionita, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Faculty of System Design, Information-Communications Systems, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ivan Ivanov, Science, Mathematics and Technology, SUNY Empire State University, United States
Keith Jeffery, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Meiko Jensen, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Yiming Ji, Information Technology, Georgia Southern University, United States
Ming Jiang, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Xiaolong Jin, CAS Key Lab of Network Data Science and Technology, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Carlos Juiz, Departament De Ciències Matemàtiques I Informàtica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
David R. Kaeli, ECE, Northeastern University, United States
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle Public Cloud , Oracle, United States
Gabor Kecskemeti, Department of Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, Department of Software Engineering, University of Szeged, Hungary
Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Carsten Kleiner, Faculty IV, Department of Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
Geir M. Køien, ICT, University of Agder, Norway
Dimitri Konstantas, SES / Institute of Services Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
George Kousiouris, Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
László Kovács, Department of Distributed Systems,, Hungary
Marcel Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Young C. Lee, Macquarie University, Australia
Miguel Leitão, DEE, ISEP / INESCTEC, Portugal
Wilfried Lemahieu, Decision Sciences and Information Management,, Belgium
Fei Li, Corporate Technology, Siemens AG, Austria
Donghui Lin, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
Xumin Liu, Independent Researcher, United States
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Francesco Longo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Pedro Garcia Lopez, Computer Engineering and Mathematics, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Suksant S. Lor, Security and Cloud Lab,, United Kingdom
Joseph P. Loyall, BBN Technologies, United States
Simone Ludwig, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, United States
Glenn Luecke, Mathematics, Iowa State University, United States
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Theo Lynn, Dublin City University, Ireland
Maria Emilia Machado Telles Walter, Institute of Exact Sciences - Instituto de Ciências Exatas (IE), University of Brasilia, Brazil
Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University, Canada
Elisa Marengo, Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Ioannis Mavridis, Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece
Mohamed Mohamed, Cloud Services, IBM Research, Almaden, United States
Owen Molloy, School of Computer Science, University of Galway, Ireland
Marco Casassa Mont, , United Kingdom
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
Jean-Marc Nicod, AS2M, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Bogdan Nicolae, Exascale Systems, IBM Research, Ireland
Karsten Oberle, Independent Researcher, Germany
Sebastian Obermeier, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
David Padua, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Federica Paganelli, Dipt. Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, CNIT - National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Michael A. Palis, Computer Science, Rutgers University, United States
Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France
David Paul, School of Science and Technology, The University of New England, Australia
Siani Pearson, Cloud and Security Research Lab,, United Kingdom
Mikhail Perepletchikov, School of Computer Science and IT, RMIT University, Australia
Giovanna Petrone, Dipartimento Di Informatica, University of Torino, Italy
Agostino Poggi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura, University of Parma, Italy
Antonio Puliafito, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Francesco Quaglia, DIS, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Cauligi R. Raghavendra, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Rajendra Raj, Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Arcot Rajasekar, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, India
Manuel Ramos-Cabrer, Department Of Telematic Engineering, University of Vigo, Spain
Nadia Ranaldo, Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Italy
Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada
Christoph Reich, Computer Science, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
Norbert Ritter, Informatics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Luis Rodero-Merino, -, Spain
Jerome Rolia, , Canada
Pedro F. Rosa, Faculty of Computing, UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
António M. Rosado da Cruz, Higher School of Technology and Management (ESTG-IPVC), Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Dpto. E. I. O. Y Computación, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Patrizia Scandurra, DIGIP, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Workflow Systems and Technology, Universität Wien, Austria
Lutz Schubert, IOMI, Ulm University, Germany
Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Wael Sellami, B.P num 6 bis sidi abbes, ReDCAD Laboratory, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Giovanni Semeraro, Dipartimento di Informatica, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Carlos Serrão, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Armin Shams, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Keiichi Shima, Research Laboratory, IIJ Innovation Institute, Japan
Richard O. Sinnott, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Siqueira, Departament of Informatics and Statistics, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Cosmin S. Spahiu, Computers and information technology, University of Craiova - Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ralf Steinmetz, Electr. Eng. & Information Technology, Computer Sience, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Burkhard Stiller, CSG@IFI, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Yasuyuki Tahara, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Cedric Tedeschi, IRISA - University of Rennes 1, France
Joe Tekli, ECE, Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon
Gilbert Tekli, Technological Pole, Nobatek, France, Lebanon
Patricia J. Teller, Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Guy Tel-Zur, ECE Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Orazio Tomarchio, Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Johan Tordsson, Computing Science, Umea University and Elastisys, Sweden
Francesco Tusa, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, United Kingdom
Astrid Undheim, Independent Researcher, Norway
Geoffroy Vallee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Robert A. van Engelen, Independent Researcher, United States
Marten van Sinderen, Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Luis M. Vaquero, , United Kingdom
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Hiroshi Wada, , Australia
Chen Wang, Independent Researcher, Australia
Dadong Wang, Independent Researcher, Australia
Martijn Warnier, Faculty of Technlogy, Policy and Management, Section Systems Engineering , Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bo Yang, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Zhifeng Yun, Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems, University of Houston, United States
Michael Zapf, Computer Science, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wolfgang Ziegler, z-rands, Germany

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