2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2012) (CLOSER 2012)

Venue: Porto

Location: Porto, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Apr 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2012
Registration Date: Nov 23, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Nov 23, 2011
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Description

Conference Name: 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2012)

Venue: Porto, Portugal


Event Date: 18-21 April, 2012

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The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2012, 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 etc. 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 four perspectives in which we are addressing the area of Cloud Computing in this conference are: (i) Fundamentals of Cloud Computing; (ii) Services Science foundations for Cloud Computing; (iii) Cloud Computing platforms and applications; (iv) Cloud Computing enabling technology.

Conference Areas

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
2. SERVICES SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR CLOUD COMPUTING
3. CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS
4. CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY


AREA 1: CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS

Cloud Computing Architecture
Cloud Standards
Cloud Application Portability
Cloud Interoperability
Cloud Delivery Models
Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance
Business Cloud vs. Software Cloud

AREA 2: SERVICES SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR CLOUD COMPUTING

Semantic Web Technologies
Web Services
Service and Systems Design and QoS Network Security
Service-Oriented Architecture
Internet of Services
Service Modeling and Specification
Service Composition
Service Discovery
Service Monitoring and Control
Business Services Realized by IT Services
Service Innovation
Service Operation
Service Strategy
Service Marketing and Management
Information and Service Economy
Human Beings in Service Systems
Enterprise Architectures and Services

AREA 3: CLOUD COMPUTING PLATFORMS AND APPLICATIONS

Mobility
e-Banking
Social Networks
Cloud Middleware Frameworks
Cloud Application Architectures
Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
COTS and Cloud
Cloudsourcing
Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
Development Methods for Cloud Applications
Economics (ROI, Costs, CAPEX/OPEX,…)
Outsourced Production Environments
Collective Intelligence/Crowd Computing
Context-aware Computing and Peer to Peer Computing
e-Business
e-Governance
e-Health
e-Learning

AREA 4: CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

Troubleshooting and Best Practices
Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements
Cloud Security
Performance Development and Management
Cloud Ilities (Scalability, Availability,Reliability)
Load Balancing
Autonomic Computing
Virtualization Technologies
Utility Computing vs. Cloud Computing
Grid Computing vs. Cloud Computing
Disaster Recovery

Important Dates

Conference Date: 18 - 21 April, 2012

Regular Paper Submission: November 23, 2011
Authors Notification (regular papers): January 26, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 15, 2012

Secretariat

CLOSER Secretariat

Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq., 2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8638

e-mail: closer.secretariat@scitevents.org
Web: http://www.closer.scitevents.org

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