CLOUD 2017 Applications Track

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).

The Application Track of CLOUD 2017 will be the forum for high-quality presentations on innovative applications and engineering solutions leveraging Cloud Computing, which will potentially have impact on cloud industry. These include, but not limited to, Cloud Computing specifications and enhancements, Cloud Computing discovery and integration, Cloud Computing security and QoS, Cloud Computing standards and technologies, Cloud Computing applications and solutions, Cloud Computing realizations, mobile Cloud Computing applications, and other emerging technologies or solutions.

The application track papers should generally have results from (ideally) real world development, deployment, and experiences delivering solutions of Cloud Computing systems whereas research track papers should generally have either theoretical results or early implementation/prototype demonstrations. An Application track paper should have one important section called "Lessons learned" or general advices gained from the experience. Other appropriate sections are general background on the solutions, overview of the solutions, and directions for future innovation and improvements.

Application Track papers MUST properly cite and compare with related work (see Literature Recommendations section) and indicate their contributions to the field of cloud computing. Selected accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to special issues organized 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).

Application Track authors can submit papers to CLOUD 2017 Conference Management System for Application Track, following the instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission of the Research Track. CLOUD 2017 Program Committee will decide the papers to be accepted by Application Track, several days after the Research Track makes decisions. In the notification emails, acceptance to which track (e.g., Application Track) will be clearly indicated. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper.

Note: Please do NOT submit your application track papers to the regular research track. The review process of research track and applications track will be synchronized by Program Chairs and Application Track Chairs. Double submissions will be automatically rejected without review.

The submission deadlines can be also found from the submission page.

About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multi-disciplinary 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 2017, please send email to cloud@ServicesSociety.org.

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