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CLOSER 2018 : 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
Dates 2018/03/19T12:00:00 (iCal) - 2018/03/21T12:00:00
Location: Funchal, Portugal
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Submissions: 2017/10/16T12:00:00
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CALL FOR PAPERS 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science CLOSER


March 19 - 21, 2018 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Sponsored by: INSTICC INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG Logistics Partner: SCITEVENTS


Regular Paper Submission: October 16, 2017 Authors Notification (regular papers): December 15, 2017 Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: January 4, 2018

Scope: The 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2018, 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 five perspectives in which we are addressing the area of Cloud Computing in this conference are: (i) Cloud Computing Fundamentals; (ii) Services Science; (iii) Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications; (iv) Cloud Computing Enabling Technology, (v) Big Data as a Service.

Conference Topics: Area 1: Services Science - Business Process Management and Web Services - Business Services Realized by IT Services - Cloud Brokering - Enterprise Architectures and Services - Cloud Workflow Management Systems - Industrial Applications of Services Science - Information and Service Economy - Internet of Services - Model-driven Web Service Engineering - Semantic and Service Web - Microservices: Atomation Deployment and Management, Resource Allocation Elasticity, Service State and Resilience - Service Innovation - Service Lifecycle Management - Service-oriented Architecture - Web Services - Service Society - Service Management - Service Platforms - Big Data Cloud Services

Area 2: Data as a Service - On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) services - NOSQL Services: Store, Visualization, Processing - Time Series Services: Databases, Dashboards

Area 3: Cloud Operations and Analytics - Cloud Management Platforms - Cloud Analytics - Cloud Reliability and Resilience - Cloud Automation - Hybrid Clouds and their Integration - Compliance Management in the Cloud - Cloud Configuration and Capacity Management - Cloud Workload Profiling and Migration - Cloud Metering and Billing - Large-scale Monitoring - Operations Excellence - Cloud Performance Analytics

Area 4: Edge Cloud and Fog Computing - Edge Cloud Orchestration - Cluster Management - Edge Cloud Network Management - Edge Cloud Data Management - IoT-Cloud Integration

Area 5: Service Modelling and Analytics - Cloud Cost Analysis - Data and Service Analytics - Service Discovery - Service Modeling and Specification - Service Monitoring and Control - Services Security and Reliability - Service Ecosystems - Service Simulation - Service Performance Analytics - Analytics and Services

Area 6: Mobile Cloud Computing - Mobile and Energy-efficient use of Clouds - Mobile and Wearable Computing Systems and Services - Mobile Cloud Architectures and Models - Mobile Cloud Networking - Mobile Commerce, Handheld Commerce and e-markets on Cloud - High Performance Computing as a Service

Area 7: Cloud Computing Fundamentals - Cloud Application Portability - Cloud Computing Architecture - Cloud Delivery Models - Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud - Cloud Education - Cloud Interoperability - Cloud Risk, Challenges and Governance - Cloud Scenarios - Cloud Standards - QoS for Applications on Clouds - Energy Management - Resource Management - Privacy, Security and Trust - Federated Cloud

Area 8: Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications - Access Control - Cloud Solution Design Patterns - Cloud for Enterprise Business Transformation - Cloud Application Architectures - Cloud Application Scalability and Availability - Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring - Cloud Economics - Cloud Middleware Frameworks - Engineering Mobile Clouds and Mobile-based Systems - Development Methods for Cloud Applications - XaaS - Cloud Services - Mobile Cloud Computing Models, Infrastructures and Approaches - Cloud Data Centers, Storage and Networking Technologies - Mobile-aware Cloud Data Management and Data Retrieval - High Performance Computing Cloud Applications ; Use cases , Experiences with HPC Clouds - Hybrid Cloud Integration

Area 9: Cloud Computing Enabling Technology - API Management - Multi-Cloud Solutions Enablement - Cloud Quality and Performance - Cloud Optimization and Automation - Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition - Cloud Management and Operations - Green and Energy Management - High Performance Cloud Computing - Cloud Migration - Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements - Performance Development and Management - Security, Privacy and Compliance Management - Virtualization Technologies - Container Schedulers - Application Containers - Cloud-assisted Human-centered Applications based on Wearable Computing Devices - Energy-saving Mobile Cloud Protocols - Distributed and Cloud Networking - Energy Management in Cloud Centers

CLOSER CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

CLOSER PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS: Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain Donald Ferguson, Columbia University, United States


CLOSER Secretariat Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq. Tel: +351 265 520 184 Fax: +351 265 520 186 Web: e-mail:

Facts about "CLOSER 2018"
AcronymCLOSER 2018 +
End date12:00:00, 21 March 2018 +
Event typeConference +
Has coordinates32° 38' 59", -16° 54' 31"Latitude: 32.64965
Longitude: -16.908677777778
Has location cityFunchal +
Has location countryCategory:Portugal +
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IsAEvent +
Start date12:00:00, 19 March 2018 +
Submission deadline12:00:00, 16 October 2017 +
TitleCLOSER 2018 : 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science +