Pre Conference Workshop - 1st March,2019, Bengaluru,India

Important Dates
  • 15th February 2019  - Proposals Submissions Deadline
  • 25th February 2019  - Acceptance announcement
  • 1st March 2019  - Pre-Conference Workshop

CCEM Overview

Conference Scope

The Eighth IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM) continues the highly successful CCEM conference series which was originally launched in 2012.

Cloud computing has emerged as a dominant and transformational paradigm in information technology over the last few years and is beginning to effect a multitude of industries such as government, finance, telecommunications, education, retail, energy and utilities, and transportation. Research in this field has become very active and spans a number of areas including virtualization, networking, storage, security, management of cloud services, efficient cloud architectures, massive multi-tenancy, and design of cloud applications and services. Cloud computing continues to be the way of the future and many studies indicate that more than 50% of all information technology will be in this new paradigm within the next five to ten years. This transformation has great implications for emerging markets which have the potential to leap frog mature markets in their adoption of cloud computing, combine cloud computing and mobile technologies to introduce unique services that can transform the lives of billions, drive a much larger scale of adoption and challenge existing price points, while presenting unique challenges in areas such as security and user interfaces to cloud computing.

The goal

This research driven innovation conference has established itself as a unique conference that combines top notch peer-reviewed research papers (acceptance rate less than 10%), invited talks from renowned industry and government leaders, posters and demos showcasing latest innovations, a startup showcase highlighting the vibrant and fast growing business ecosystem around cloud, tutorials on cutting edge topics, and a doctoral symposium featuring some of the deep research topics being pursued by academic leaders.

Conference Format

The conference will be a two-day event that spans invited talks, peer reviewed paper presentations, tutorials,technology showcase followed by panel discussion.


Topics of Interest

We invite both paper and demo submissions on relevant topics, including but not limited to:

  • Design of Cloud Computing services, especially for emerging markets – infrastructure, platform, database, software, network, storage, e-governance, and business process
  • Utilizing/enhancing the Cloud for Big data & Predictive analytics
  • Social & Mobile computing advances leveraging the Cloud
  • Internet of Things enabled by Cloud, Big Data & AI
  • Big Data Analytics & AI driven predictive computing
  • Intersection of Cloud with Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning in Cloud Environments
  • Conversational AI & Multimodal Interactions
  • AI Infused Automation
  • Advances in virtualization of hardware & software services, Cloud Networking
  • Security, privacy, governance, and compliance management in cloud
  • DevOps, Monitoring, management, & maintenance in Cloud Computing environments
  • Performance optimization in Hybrid Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Computing Solutions for different Industries & verticals
  • Legal Aspects & Service Level Agreements in Cloud Computing & Data Privacy


IEEE CCEM Pre-Conference Workshop-2019

A Prelude to the IEEE CCEM 2019 Conference & a followup of IEEE CCEM 2018

Call for Early Research Papers, Tech-Showcases & Student Project Proposals

Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019 between 9 AM & 6 PM
Venue: The Oterra (Formerly Crowne Plaza), 43, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore /+91-80-30030303


This highly focused pre-conference workshop of IEEE CCEM-2019 is targeted at potential participants planning to submit their research papers, technology showcase or student-project-showcase (proof-of-concepts) entries to the eighth edition IEEE CCEM Conference to be held on 19 th & 20 th Sept 2019. We encourage proposal submissions for innovative cloud-based-systems in the world of BigData, AI, ML & IoT that address emerging market problems as well as solutions from it for the World.

In this workshop, these participants, if selected based on their submission, get an opportunity to present their ideas and obtain professional feedback as well as mentoring in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Certificates and cash awards will be given for the three most innovative proposals submitted across these three areas viz., (1) Early Research-paper proposals (2) Tech-Showcase proposals (3) Student-Project-Showcase proposals.

This year, for the Tech-Showcase, select Venture Capitalists will publish challenges & areas of interest for funding start-ups and inviting proposals. We will be pioneering this in partnership with Social Alpha.Org, reputed for supporting deep-social-impact creating ideas entrepreneurship. Visit our website for details of VC supported tech-showcase challenges.

The workshop has two concurrent tracks: Track A will comprise a set of six invited talks by eminent technologists & academics on the themes of the conference;Track B will have participants making proposal presentations to eminent experts for review, feedback & mentorship advice. All participants will be in Track A, while awaiting their turn to be called to present & take feedback in Track B

We invite prospective authors & teams, planning to participate in the aforesaid IEEE CCEM 2019 Conference, to submit their three-page proposals, strictly adhering to the given template, using/enhancing Cloud Computing, BigData Analytics, AI, Deep Learning and Internet of Things. Please note that the confidential aspects of any proposal are not encouraged, discussed or shared.

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals Template: Three Pages Topics of Interest include Cloud/Big Data/AI/Deep Learning/IoT, both for & from Emerging Markets
Title (One Line only) & Author Names with, Email Ids, Mobile & Company/College Name Affordable Healthcare: Eco-systems, Devices Management, e-Health Data, e-Health Networks
Overview: 100 words – Two Paragraphs Swachh Bharat: Clean & Green Environments & Spaces,
Innovations to be presented – 5 Bullet Points Leveraging IndiaStack & digital payment solutions
Early Stage Ideas for Research Paper / Tech Showcase Ideas / Student Project Showcase with PoC Framework or Demo with Diagrams: 2 Pages Smart cities - Intelligent management of Resources, Healthcare, Security, Amenities, Education, Infrastructure Transportation, Energy & Civil services Management
Theory Framework & Modeling & Experimentations: 60 Words Affordable Security and Privacy of data in the cloud, sensor networks and IoT
Conclusions & Validation of Claims: 60 Words Intelligent Automation of IT Systems & Processes

All proposals will have to be submitted using the following link: Submit using EasyChair for Pre Conference Workshop
Time schedule for this workshop: Proposals Submissions Deadline: 15th February 2019 Acceptance: 25th February 2019

Registration for this pre-conference workshop is by submission of a proposal as described above. The Expert committee will review & select. The first two authors of the selected proposals get free registration. From the third author onwards registration is required & is at Rs 1000/- per author (if student it is Rs. 500/-). Interested general participants without proposals register at Rs 1500/- and Students without proposals to register at Rs. 1000/- per person

Please Note; Student Project Proposal authors are strictly restricted to students only. Papers are encouraged to be submitted even otherwise to the main conference without prejudice. Admission to the workshop is strictly by invitation only after successful proposals registration, submission, review & acceptance.

Technical Program Chairs for CCEM PCW 2019:

Pre Conference Workshop-2019
(1) Proposals Submissions Deadline: 15th February 2019
(2) Acceptance: 25th February 2019
(3) Pre-Conference Workshop: 1st March 2019

Technical Program Chairs for CCEM PCW 2019

Dr. T S Mohan, Pragyan Datalabs; Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM; Prof. D. Janakiram, IIT-M; Sreekrishnan Venkiteshwaran, IBM; Raj Tumuluri, OpenStream; Dr. Sanjay Chitnis, DSU; Prof Radhakrishna NIT-W; Geetika Goel, Jigsaw Academy, Sridhar Chitraju, IBM; Prof Sudarshan PESU, Prof Sekar Babu Amrita University; Balu Masti; Dr M Subrahmanya Sarma, DXC Technologies; Sharath H, RedHat; Dr Nagaraju Bussa, Philips; Arunraj Gopalsamy,IBM; Vaijayanthi Desai IBM.


Register for CCEM 2019 Pre Conference Workshop

Organizing Committee

CCEM 2019 Steering Committee
  • Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM
  • Prof. D. Janakiram, IIT Madras
  • Dr. T.S. Mohan, Pragyan Datalabs
  • Dr. Rong Chang, IBM
  • Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne
CCEM 2019 General Chairs
  • Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran, IBM
  • Raj Tumuluri, OpenStream, USA
Technical Program Committee Chairs
  • Prof. Sanjay Chitnis, Dayananda Sagar University
  • Prof. P Radha Krishna, National Institute of Technology, Warangal
Industry Liaison Chair
  • Sri Chandra, IEEE
Academic Liaison Chairs
  • Dr. Pethuru Raj, RJIL
  • Sudhakar Nagaraja, IBM
  • Akshaj Jain
Big Data Analytics Liaison Chair
  • Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director, IEEE
Technology Showcase Chair
  • Sridhar N Chitraju, IBM
Tutorials Chairs
  • Rambabu Parvatina, IBM
  • Dr.Swati Agarwal, BITS Pilani/Goa
IEEE Liaison Chairs
  • Prof. Sankaran, IEEE
  • Bindumadhava, CDAC
Finance Chair
  • Vaijayanthi B. Desai, IBM
Student PoC Project Competition Chairs
  • Dr. Subrahmanya Sarma, HP
  • Prof. Sekhar Babu
  • Prof Sudarshan, PES South Campus
  • Arunraj Gopalsamy
Conference Webportal Chair
  • Prabha Sasikanth, IBM
Local Arrangements Chairs
  • Pramod, IEEE
  • Yathi Tarikere, IEEE
Technical Program Committee
  • Dr. Byungchul Tak, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Dr. Rong Chang, IBM Research, USA
  • Dr. J. Lakshmi, IISc, Bangalore
  • Prof. G. Rammohana Reddy,NIT Surathkal.
  • Dr. Yogesh Simmhan, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Prof. Giri Kumar Tayi,University at Albany School of Business
  • Dr. S D Madhu Kumar, NIT Calicut
  • Dr. Ashutosh Saxena,
  • Dr. Pradeep Kumar, IIM Lucknow
  • Prof.Manik
  • Dr R. Krishnan,Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering
  • Dr. Deepak P Chandrashekar, IBM
Publications Chair
  • Prof.Krishnan Rangarajan, Dayananda Sagar College

Pre Conference Workshop - 2019

To be announced soon.

Visit 2018 CCEM for previous session.


Conference Day 1: CCEM 2019

To be announced soon.

Visit 2018 CCEM


Conference Day 2: CCEM 2019

To be announced soon


The Oterra,43, Hosur Road, Electronics City Phase 1, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100

Patronship and Participation

As a Patron, you will be showing your support for advancing cloud computing technology and helping to address the unique challenges and opportunities of cloud computing in emerging markets. You have the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary visibility with our conference audience, build powerful relationships and benchmark your company strategy against key industry players within India and internationally.

Patrons will be prominently recognized both at the events (workshop and main conference) and on the CCEM website.

CCEM 2018 provides a limited number of Patronship opportunities as outlined in the table below. Interested Patrons should contact the Industry Liaisons Chair for the conference – Sri Chandra at

Patronship Type Number of Opportunities Number of Complimentary Full Conference registrations Company Logo placed on conference web site with link Prominent signage identifying company as a Patron at the appropriate level Exhibit space Acknowledgment of Patron at the event
USD $10000 / INR 7,00,000
2 8

USD $7500 / INR 5,25,000
2 6

USD $5000 / INR 3,50,000
2 4

Startup Showcase Patron
USD $5000 / INR 3,50,000
1 4

Tutorial Sessions Patron
USD $2500/INR 1,75,000
1 2

Banquet Dinner Patron
USD $2500/INR 1,75,000
1 2

Student Project Competition Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
1 1

Best Paper Awards Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
1 1

Conference Lunch Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
2 1

Sponsors & Patrons

Sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC)