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


The 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2014, 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.


Helge MeinhardIndependent Researcher, Switzerland
Paulo GonçalvesENS Lyon, LIP, INRIA-DANTE, France
Ignacio Martín LlorenteIndependent Researcher, Spain


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.
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 .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 3 - 5 April, 2014

Paper Submission: October 15, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 22, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 6, 2014 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 13, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 3, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 12, 2014 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 11, 2013 (expired)
Paper Submission: February 4, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 13, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 21, 2014 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 11, 2013 (expired)

Special Session FedCloudGov
Paper Submission: January 27, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 20, 2014 (expired)

Special Session MultiCloud
Paper Submission: January 29, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 20, 2014 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 11, 2013 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 11, 2013 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 11, 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 be held at the Barceló Sants Hotel Barcelona, Spain.
The Barceló Sants hotel provides a unique trip with the completely renovated Orbital Rooms.
Located just on top of “Sants Estation” (now Santts Orbital Station), it has direct access to AVE (high speed train), metro and train network.


Markus HelfertInnovation Value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Frédéric DesprezDRT/LETI/DACLE/ - Bâtiment 51 C, Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France
Donald FergusonComputer Science Dept.,, United States
Frank LeymannUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany
Víctor Méndez MuñozIUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain


Antonia Albani, Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vasilios Andrikopoulos, Computer Science, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Cosimo Anglano, Independent Researcher, Italy
Ashiq Anjum, Computing and Mathematics, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Claudio Ardagna, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Danilo Ardagna, Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico 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
Matthew Arrott, Scripps Institution of Oceanography , University of California San Diego, United States
Muhammad Atif, National Computational Infrastructure, Australian National University, Australia
Benjamin Aziz, Creative and Digital Industries, Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom
Zeina Azmeh, Independent Researcher, France
Amelia Badica, Business Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Craiova, Romania
Henri E. Bal, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Janaka Balasooriya, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Eng., Arizona State University, United States
Costas Bekas, , Switzerland
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
Sergey Boldyrev, Independent Researcher, Finland
Anne Boyer, KIWI Team, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Ivona Brandić, TU Wien Favoritenstr. 9-11, Vienna UT, Austria
Francisco Brasileiro, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Iris Braun, Computer Science, Dresden Technical University, Germany
Andrey Brito, Departamento de Sistemas e Computação, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Ralf Bruns, Computer Science, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
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
Eddy Caron, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Noel Carroll, Lero, Computer Science and Information Systems, NUI Galway, Ireland
John Cartlidge, Computer Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Humberto Castejon, Independent Researcher, Norway
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Rong N. Chang, Services Research, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Richard Chbeir, Laboratoire LIUPPA, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
Davide Cherubini, Bell Labs,, Ireland
Augusto Ciuffoletti, Computer Science, Università di Pisa, Italy
Daniela B. Claro, FORMAS/LASID/DCC/IME/Computer Science, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
Christine Collet, Grenoble Informatics laboratory (LIG), Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Thierry Coupaye, Orange Innovation Research, Orange, France
Tommaso Cucinotta, Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ReTiS), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Edward Curry, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Tarcísio da Rocha, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
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
Khalil Drira, Olc, LAAS-CNRS, France
Michel Dubois, University of Southern California, United States
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
Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Juan Fernando Perez, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Stefano Ferretti, Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Italy
Mike Fisher, TSO, BT, United Kingdom
Ian T. Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, United States
Geoffrey C. Fox, Indiana University, United States
Chiara Francalanci, Electronics And Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Maria Ganzha, Institute of Informatics, SRI PAS and University of Gdansk, Poland
David Genest, LERIA, Université d'Angers, France
Fekade Getahun, Computer Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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
Jose R. Gonzalez de Mendivil, Matematica e Informatica, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Andrzej Goscinski, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia
Annamaria Goy, Dipartimento Di Informatica, University of Torino, Italy
George A. Gravvanis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Patrizia Grifoni, IRPPS, CNR, Italy
Stephan Groß, , Germany
Carmem S. Hara, Departamento de Informatica, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Benjamin Heckmann, Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Frans Henskens, Department Of Electrical Engineering And Computer Science, University of Newcastle, Australia
Neil C. Hong, Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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
Wei Jie, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Xiaolong Jin, CAS Key Lab of Network Data Science and Technology, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Eric Jul, Bell Labs,, Ireland
David R. Kaeli, ECE, Northeastern University, United States
Yücel Karabulut, Oracle Public Cloud , Oracle, United States
Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois, 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
Kuan-Ching Li, Dept. Of Computer Science And Information Engineering, Providence University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Donghui Lin, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan
Shijun Liu, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Xumin Liu, Independent Researcher, United States
Pedro Garcia Lopez, Computer Engineering and Mathematics, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Suksant S. Lor, Security and Cloud Lab,, United Kingdom
Simone Ludwig, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, United States
Glenn Luecke, Mathematics, Iowa State University, United States
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
Pierre Maret, Informatique, Université de Saint Etienne, France
Ioannis Mavridis, Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece
Richard McClatchey, CCCS, FET, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
Andreas Menychtas, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 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
Christine Morin, Independent Researcher, France
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
Lee Newcombe, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Jean-Marc Nicod, AS2M, Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Bogdan Nicolae, Exascale Systems, IBM Research, Ireland
Christophe Nicolle, Informatique, Laboratoire CIAD - UMR 7533, France
Mara Nikolaidou, Department Of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Karsten Oberle, Independent Researcher, Germany
Ian Oliver, Independent Researcher, Finland
Alexander Paar, Duale Hochschule Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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
George Pallis, Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
David Paul, School of Science and Technology, The University of New England, Australia
Mikhail Perepletchikov, School of Computer Science and IT, RMIT University, Australia
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Giovanna Petrone, Dipartimento Di Informatica, University of Torino, Italy
Jean-Marc Pierson, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, France
Agostino Poggi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura, University of Parma, Italy
Antonio Puliafito, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Li Qi, Independent Researcher, China
Francesco Quaglia, DIS, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
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
Alexander Reinefeld, Independent Researcher, Germany
Norbert Ritter, Informatics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Luis Rodero-Merino, -, Spain
Jose F. Rodrigues-Jr, SCC, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
António M. Rosado da Cruz, Higher School of Technology and Management (ESTG-IPVC), Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Jonathan Rouzaud-Cornabas, , France
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Elena Sanchez-Nielsen, Dpto. E. I. O. Y Computación, Universidad De La Laguna, Spain
Rubén Santiago Montero, Dpto. Arquitectura de Computadores., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Patrizia Scandurra, DIGIP, University of Bergamo, Italy
Erich Schikuta, Workflow Systems and Technology, Universität Wien, Austria
Lutz Schubert, IOMI, Ulm University, Germany
Michael Schumacher, Institute of Information Systems, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
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
Adenilso S. Simão, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
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
Satish Srirama, Mobile Cloud Lab, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia
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
Yehia Taher, PRiSM (Bât. Descartes, 3ème étage), Université de Versailles St Quentin-En-Yvelines, France
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Yoshio Tanaka, Information Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan
Cedric Tedeschi, IRISA - University of Rennes 1, France
Joe Tekli, ECE, Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon
Gilbert Tekli, Technological Pole, Nobatek, France, Lebanon
Guy Tel-Zur, ECE Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
Vagan Terziyan, Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Maria B. Toledo, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Orazio Tomarchio, Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Johan Tordsson, Computing Science, Umea University and Elastisys, Sweden
Paolo Trunfio, Università della Calabria, Italy
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
Kurt Vanmechelen, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
Luis M. Vaquero, , United Kingdom
Athanasios Vasilakos, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
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
Marco Winckler, ICS-IRIT, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), France
Jan-Jan Wu, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Bo Yang, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Ustun Yildiz, DBMI, University of California, San Diego, United States
Michael Zapf, Computer Science, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wolfgang Ziegler, z-rands, Germany
Farhana Zulkernine, School Of Computing, Queen's University, Canada

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