About IEEE CLOUD 2016

Being the first IEEE conference dedicated on cloud computing, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing. All topics regarding cloud computing align with the theme of CLOUD. In 2016, we will celebrate our 9th version of gathering, to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on cloud computing.

Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to 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 cloud (e.g., hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g., Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g., business process as a service).

CLOUD 2016 will co-locate with the following service-oriented sister conferences: the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2016), the 13th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2016), the 5th International Congress on Big Data (c), the 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2016), and the IEEE 2016 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016). All six co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, mobile services, and industry-specific services and enabling technologies).

Extended versions of selected research track papers will be invited for special issues in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Cloud Computing, 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]. TSC's Impact Factor in 2014 is 3.049. 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. CLOUD Proceedings are EI indexed.

To discuss this emerging enabling technology of the modern services industry, CLOUD 2016 invites you to join the largest academic conference to explores modern services and software sciences in the field of Services Computing, which was formally promoted by IEEE Computer Society since 2003. From technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become the default discipline in the modern services industry. To date, CLOUD has become the most prestigious international conference in the field. The acceptance rates of its Research Track are listed as follows:

2015 CLOUD Acceptance Rate: 15%
2014 CLOUD Acceptance Rate: 18%
2013 CLOUD Acceptance Rate: 18%
2012 CLOUD Acceptance Rate: 18%
2011 CLOUD Acceptance Rate: 18%

The long-term goal of CLOUD is to build up the most reputable conference for the international community on cloud computing. It is very clear that the CLOUD belongs to everyone.

IEEE CLOUD 2016, ICWS 2016, SCC 2016, BigData Congress 2016, MS 2016, and SERVICES 2016

The 6 co-located conferences are sponsored by IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) and Services Society.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted "voice" for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.

About IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology.

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.

About the Services Society

The Services Society is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. The Services Society is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. The Services Society collaborates with other professional organizations such as the IEEE to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The Services Society initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. It has created Services Society Young Scientist Forums (SSYSF) worldwide. The Services Society has provided professional services for more than 30,000 researchers, practitioners, professors, and students directly.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on CLOUD 2016, please send email to CLOUD AT servicessociety.org.

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