[ecoop-info] CfP: Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) 2011

Vladimir Tosic Vladimir.Tosic at nicta.com.au
Thu May 26 00:20:11 CEST 2011

Call for Papers:
The International Workshop on Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) 2011

held at the 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'11, http://www.tudor.lu/cec2011)

on Monday, 5 September 2011 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Important dates:
Paper submission: Monday, 20 June 2011 (strict, except for re-submission of papers reviewed by CEC'11)
Notification of acceptance: Monday, 4 July 2011

   Cloud computing is an increasingly popular computing paradigm that aims to streamline the on-demand provisioning of software (SaaS), platform (PaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and data (DaaS) as services. Deploying applications on a cloud can help to achieve scalability, improve flexibility of computing infrastructure , and reduce total cost of ownership. However, a variety of challenges arise when deploying and operating applications and services in complex and dynamic cloud-based environments, which are frequent in enterprises and governments.
   Due to the security and privacy concerns with public cloud offerings (which first attracted widespread attention), it seems likely that many enterprises and governments will choose hybrid cloud, community cloud, and (particularly in the near future) private cloud solutions. Multi-tier infrastructures like these not only promise vast opportunities for future business models and new types of integrated business services, but also pose severe technical and organizational problems.
   The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic, industrial, and government researchers (from different disciplines), developers, and IT managers interested in cloud computing technologies and/or their consumer-side/provider-side use in enterprises and governments. Through paper presentations and discussions, this workshop will contribute to the inter-disciplinary and multi-perspective exchange of knowledge and ideas, dissemination of results about completed and on-going research projects, as well as identification and analysis of open cloud research and adoption/exploitation issues.
   This workshop invites contributions from both technical (e.g., architecture-related) and business perspectives (with governance issues spanning both perspectives). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Technical Perspective:
   - Patterns and best practices in development for cloud-based applications
   - Deployment and configuration of cloud services
   - Migration of legacy applications to clouds
   - Hybrid and multi-tier cloud architectures
   - Architectural support for enhancing cloud computing interoperability and portability
   - Architectural principles and approaches to cloud computing
   - Cloud architectures for adaptivity or robustness
   - Evaluation methods for cloud architectures
   - Architectural support for dynamic resource management to support computing needs of cloud services
   - Cloud architectures of emerging applications, such as mashup of enterprise/government services
   - Impact of cloud computing on architecture of software and, more generally, IT systems
Enterprise/Government Application Perspective:
   - Case studies and experience reports in development of cloud-based systems in enterprises and governments
   - Analyses of cloud initiatives of different governments
   - Business aspects of cloud service markets
   - Technical and business support for various cloud service market roles, such as brokers, integrators, and certification authorities
   - New applications and business models for enterprises/governments leveraging cloud computing
   - Economic evaluation of cloud-based enterprises
Governance Perspective:
   - Service lifecycle models
   - Architectural support for security and privacy
   - Architectural support for trust in/by cloud services
   - Capacity planning of services running in a cloud
   - Architectural support for quality of service (QoS) and service level agreement (SLA) management
   - Accountability of cloud services, including mechanisms, algorithms and methods for monitoring, analyzing and reporting service status and usage profiles
   - IT Governance and compliance, particularly in hybrid and multi-tier clouds

Review and publication process:
   Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished, high-quality papers before
***20 June 2011***.
Due to the limited time for review, this is a strict paper submission deadline and extensions will be given only to re-submission of papers reviewed by CEC'11 (authors of these papers will have about 3 days after CEC'11 notification to improve their papers). Papers published or submitted elsewhere will be automatically rejected. All submissions should be made using the EasyChair Web site http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=c4e2011.
  Two types of submissions are solicited:
   * Full papers - describing mature research or industrial case studies ñ up to 8 pages long
   * Short papers - describing work in progress or position statements ñ up to 4 pages long
   Papers presenting and analyzing completed projects are particularly welcome. Papers about on-going research projects are also welcome, especially if they contain critical, qualitative and quantitative analysis of already achieved results and remaining open research issues. In addition, papers about experiences and comparative analysis of using cloud computing in enterprises and governments are also welcome. Submissions from industry and government are particularly encouraged. In addition to presentation of peer-reviewed papers this one-day workshop will contain a keynote from an industry expert and an open discussion session on practical issues of migrating legacy enterprise and government applications to clouds.
   All accepted papers (both full and short) will be published by the IEEE and included into the IEEE Xplore digital library. A follow-up journal issue with improved and extended versions of the best workshop papers is also planned.
  Paper submissions must be in the IEEE conference paper format. Papers in other formats will be rejected automatically. Guidelines and templates for this format are available at: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. All submissions should include the author's name, affiliation and contact details. The document format for all paper submissions is Adobe PDF.
   All submissions will be formally peer-reviewed by at least 2 Program Committee members. The authors will be notified of acceptance by
***4 July 2011***.
Since this date is very close to the deadline that the workshop chairs have for submission of camera-ready papers to the IEEE, there will be very short time (if any) for improving accepted submissions into camera-ready versions of the final papers. Further information about the procedure will be provided to the authors closer to the notification date.
   At least one author of every accepted paper MUST register for the whole CECí11 conference (there is no separate workshop registration) and present the paper.
   Inquiries about paper submission should be e-mailed to Dr. Vladimir Tosic (vladat at server: computer.org) and include "Clouds for Enterprises 2011 Inquiry" in the Subject line.

Workshop Chairs:
Dr. Vladimir Tosic, NICTA, Australia; E-mail: vladat (at: computer.org) ñ primary workshop contact
Dr. Andrew Farrell, HP Labs, UK; E-mail: andrew.farrell (at: hp.com)
Dr. Karl Michael Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria; E-mail: Karl.Goeschka (at: tuwien.ac.at)
Sebastian Hudert, University of Bayreuth, Germany; E-mail: sebastian.hudert (at uni-bayreuth.de)
Prof. Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada, E-mail: hanan (at: csd.uwo.ca)
Dr. Michael Parkin, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, E-mail: m.s.parkin (at: uvt.nl)

Workshop Program Committee:
The workshop Program Committee will be listed at the workshop Web site: http://nicta.com.au/people/tosicv/clouds4enterprises2011/

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