CLOUD 2013 Call for Papers


Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC), IEEE Computer Society


CLOUD 2013 organizing committee invites you to participate in the 6th edition of CLOUD, to be held on June 27 - July 2, 2013 in Silicon Valley, California, USA.

Under the umbrella of the IEEE 2013 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2013), CLOUD 2013 will co-locate with the following service-oriented sister conferences: the 20th IEEE 2013 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2013), the 10th IEEE 2013 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2013), the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2013), and the International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2013). The five co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different aspects (Web-based services, cloud-based services, services innovation lifecycle, mobile services, and Big Data-based services).

Cloud Computing has become a scalable service consumption and delivery platform in the modern IT infrastructure. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include the "as-a-Service" usage model, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualization of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to consolidate infrastructure, and share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure clouds (e.g., IaaS, IT infrastructure management), software clouds (e.g., SaaS and PaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application clouds (e.g., Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business clouds (e.g., business process as a service). Furthermore, cloud-bursting and cloud-bridging enables the on-demand scale out as well as dynamic federation of clouds in response to changing IT requirements.

CLOUD 2013 invites authors to submit original papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all areas related to cloud computing technology, systems, applications and business innovations are solicited.

Topics of Interests:

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Cloud Computing Architectures and Cloud Solution Design Patterns
- Infrastructure, Platform, Application, Business, Social, and Mobile Clouds
- Storage, Data, and Analytics Clouds
- Self-service Cloud Portal, Dashboard, and Analytics
- Security, Privacy, and Compliance Management for Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds
- Cloud Quality Management and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- Cloud Configuration, Performance, and Capacity Management
- Cloud Workload Profiling and Deployment Control
- Cloud Software Patch and License Management
- Cloud Migration
- Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting
- Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
- Cloud Provisioning Orchestration
- High Performance Cloud Computing
- Cloud Programming Models and Paradigms
- Autonomic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
- Cloud DevOps
- Green Cloud Computing
- Innovative Cloud Applications and Experiences
- Economic, Business and ROI Models for Cloud Computing
- Cloud Computing Consulting

The CLOUD 2013 tracks seek original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of cloud computing. Research track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field of cloud-oriented services and properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including TSC, JWSR, and IJBPIM.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Extended versions of selected research track papers will be invited for potential publication in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). Both TSC and JWSR are indexed by SCI and EI [Link]. CLOUD Proceedings are EI indexed. According to Thomson Scientific, JWSR is listed in the 2008 Journal Citation Report with an Impact Factor of 1.200. The journal ranks #47 of 99 in the Computer Science, Information Systems and ranks #37 of 86 in Computer Science, Software Engineering.

Submitted research & industry track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit will not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at Conference website.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at CLOUD 2013. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student.

If your paper is application or solution oriented, you can consider submitting it to CLOUD 2013 Industry Track. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application and Experience Track, or Industry Track for further consideration if the session slots are available.

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2013
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 22, 2013 (hard deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2013
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2013


Industry Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 22, 2013
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 22, 2013 (hard deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 20, 2013
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2013


Work-in-Progress Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2013 (hard deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 23, 2013
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2013


Review Policy

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing


Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on CLOUD 2013, please send email to cloud DOT ieeecs AT gmail.com. Thanks!

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