Call for Papers, Technology Showcase Proposals, Thesis Proposal Summaries & Tutorial Proposals


The sixth edition of the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM) offers an ideal forum for innovators, researchers and students on Cloud computing and its applications - these have emerged as a dominant and transformational paradigm in ICT affecting a multitude of institutions and industry-sectors such as government, finance, telecommunications, education, retail, energy and utilities, and transportation. Innovations in this spans a number of areas including virtualization, networking, storage, security, management of cloud services, efficient interoperable cloud architectures, and design of cloud applications and services. 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.

Program Highlights

  • Keynotes and Invited Talks by Eminent Technologists
  • Paper Presentations
  • Technology Innovations and Start-up Showcase Demos from Starups, Industries and Students
  • Masters and PhD Thesis paper presentations
  • Tutorials on some latest relevant topics of interest.
We invite technical paper, tutorials, technology innovations demo submissions on all relevant topics, including:
  • 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 in the Cloud
  • Internet of Things enabled by Cloud
  • Intersection of Cloud with Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning in Cloud Environments
  • Advances in virtualization of hardware and software services
  • Security, privacy, governance, and compliance management in cloud
  • Cloud Networking Innovations
  • Cloud Programming models
  • DevOps as well as Monitoring, management, and maintenance in Cloud Computing environments
  • Performance optimization in Hybrid Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Computing Solutions for different Industries
  • Legal Aspects & Service Level Agreements in Cloud Computing

IEEE CCEM 2017 Steering Committee:
Dr. Gopal Pingali, Dr. T.S. Mohan, Prof D Janakiram, Dr. Rong Chang, Prof. Rajkumar Buyya

IEEE CCEM 2017 General Chairs:
Sreekrishnan Venkiteswaran and Raj Tumluri

Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Prof Sanjay Chitnis and Geetika Goel


We invite technical papers on all topics relevant to Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets as listed above. Papers should typically include a clear description of the problem being addressed, overview of and comparison to related work, the theoretical framework/model proposed by the authors, experimental results, and conclusions. Papers will be reviewed by an international program committee which will ensure that only high quality papers with originality and novelty are accepted for presentation in the conference.

Papers should be a maximum of 8 pages in the IEEE conference proceedings format available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Please submit your technical papers by 9th August 2017, via Easychair for CCEM 2017 HERE



The technology showcase session at CCEM enables startup companies, established companies, students, and faculty to demonstrate cutting edge new capabilities and ideas in the field of cloud computing. Accepted technology showcase proposals will have a dedicated space for technology demos throughout the duration of the conference. CCEM has showcased innovative technologies in previous years as well and these sessions have been very interactive with the conference audience that has also included reputed venture capitalists.

Technology Showcase proposals should be a maximum of 4 pagesin the IEEE conference proceedings format available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

The submission should have the Title in the format “TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE PROPOSAL: Title of your technology showcase proposal”

Technology showcase proposals should typically include an overview of the technology, details on the innovations that will be showcased, top use cases for the innovation, comparison to competing technologies and alternatives, and preferably links to the relevant website and link to a three minute or less video demo.

Please submit your technology showcase proposal by 1st October 2017 via Easychair for CCEM 2017 HERE



We invite Masters and Ph.D. students to submit a summary of their thesis proposals in Cloud Computing to CCEM 2017. The Thesis Symposium session will give selected Master’s and Doctoral students an opportunity to present the gist of their thesis proposal and obtain constructive feedback from experts in the field.

Thesis proposal summaries should be a maximum of 8 pages in the IEEE conference proceedings format available at

The submission should have the Title in the format “THESIS PROPOSAL SUMMARY: Title of your thesis proposal summary”

Please submit your thesis proposal summary by 9th August 2017 via Easychair for CCEM 2017 HERE



We are delighted to announce that CCEM '17 will host selected four hour tutorials on interesting topics in the area of cloud computing. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference.

Format of the Submission

  • Title in the format “TUTORIAL PROPOAL TITLE: Name of your tutorial here”
  • Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Topic overview: What will the tutorial be about? Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant subject for the cloud computing community at large?
  • Content details: An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bullet-ed list with references and estimates for the time that will be devoted to each subject. (up to 1 page)
  • Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words): From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience? What will the participants learn? How many participants do you expect?
  • Relevance and rationale of presenting the tutorial at CCEM (up to 200 words)
  • A list of forums and their time and locations if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed for CCEM (up to 100 words for each entry)
  • Tutor's short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 100 words per tutor)

The submission should have the Title in the format “TUTORIAL PROPOSAL SUMMARY: Title of your Tutorials proposal summary”

Please submit your tutorial proposal summary by 1st October 2017 via Easychair for CCEM 2017 HERE



IEEE CCEM 2017 Student PoC Competition

IEEE Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM) Conference will host a student proof-of-concept competition. This contest offers an opportunity for under-graduate and graduate students to analyze how cloud computing can be leveraged to assuage problems afflicting emerging markets. The top ideas will be short-listed and given the opportunity to be showcased at IEEE CCEM 2017.

How to Participate

  1. Identify a problem that is plaguing citizens of emerging economies and analyze how cloud computing can alleviate that obstacle. An example would be to use the power of hybrid clouds to render e-governance of public village sanitation malpractice-free. Another example could be to design a novel way to improve the concept of DigiLockers being implemented by the Indian Government to pave way for secure paperless transactions. Look at these schemes launched by the Government of India (http://www.pradhanmantriyojana.co.in/) for more topic ideas.
  2. Develop cloud computing based theory to address the chosen challenge and write a high-level proposal, algorithmically laying out your approach.
  3. Develop a proof-of-concept to demonstrate that your approach is viable.
  4. Upload your entry to the IEEE CCEM Student PoC Competition webpage.
    Your submission should be a single 9-page PDF file (in 11pt font - double column - following IEEE Paper submission guidelines) comprising of:
    • A 3-page PoC brief that describes your design approach along with an embedded hyperlink to a 5-minute youtube video showcasing the PoC.
      Note 1: The PoC brief should include (a) Title (b) Participants names, affiliation & email ids (c) Abstract (d) Introduction (e) PoC architecture (f) PoC implementation details (g) hyperlink to the aforementioned youtube video and (h) references
      Note 2: The video can be captured using a mobile phone camera. We don’t expect professional quality video as long as we can clearly see the features of the working PoC

    • A 6-slide presentation that details the strategy you adopted to realize your PoC
  5. Present your idea before a panel of judges at a session of the conference.

Please submit your proof of concept proposal summary by 20th September 2017 via Easychair for CCEM 2017 HERE


Call for PoC (Proof of Concept) Proposals & Competition Announcement

IEEE CCEM Workshop

A Prelude to the IEEE CCEM 2017 Conference

Date: Sunday 9th April 2017 between 9 AM & 6 PM
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Electronics City, Bengaluru

    This highly focused pre-conference workshop of IEEE CCEM-2017 is targeted at potential Participants planning to submit Technical Papers & Technology Showcase Entries to the Main Conference in Oct 2017. It provides participants with an opportunity to present their ideas and obtain professional feedback and mentoring in an encouraging and nurturing environment for their submissions towards the main conference which is in its sixth year now. This year we are particularly encouraging submission of proof of concept proposals for innovative cloud based systems that address emerging market problems, with a special focus on utilizing/enhancing the Cloud for Open Source Big Data Analytics(Hadoop, Spark etc), Deep Learning(Tensorflow, Theano, Torch etc) and Internet of Things. These unique CCEM pre-conference workshops, successfully held over the last two years saw excellent & proactive participation nurturing of an innovative rigour driven eco-system. Certificates and cash awards will be given for the three most innovative proposals submitted to the CCEM Pre-Conference Workshop.

This workshop has two concurrent tracks: Track A, a set of 6 invited talks by eminent technologists & academics on the theme of the conference AND Track B, private presentations by PoCproposal submitters to a select group of experts for review & professional feedback on what will surpass the selection criteria of the Conference Technical Programme Committee. All workshop participants will attend Track A even as they wait for their turn to present in Track B. The Experts will finally present key recommendations valid for all participants in the last session.

We invite prospectives planning to participate in IEEE CCEM 2017 to submit their three page proposals, strictly adhering to the given template, using/enhancing Cloud Computing, BigData Analytics, Deep Learning and Internet of Things. Confidential aspects of any proposal are not encouraged, discussed or shared.

IEEE CCEM Pre Conference Workshop PoC Proposals Template : Three Pages Emerging Market Challenges utilising Cloud/ Big data/Deep learning/IoT including, but not limited to:
Title (One Line only) & Author Names with , Email Ids, Mobile & Company/College Name Affordable Healthcare: Eco-systems, Devices Management, e-Health Data
Overview: 100 words – Two Paragraphs Swacch Bharat: Clean and Green Environments
Innovations to be presented – 5 Bullet Points Leveraging IndiaStack & digital payment solutions
Proof of Concept Framework / Platform / Demonstration with Diagrams: 2 Pages Smart cities - Intelligent management of Resources, Transportation, Energy & Services
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 in EasyChair using the following link:

Submit using EasyChair for Pre Conference Workshop ( Closed now )

Submit using EasyChair for Main Conference

The following is the timeline schedule for this workshop:

Pre Conference Workshop-2017
(1) PoC Proposal Submissions Deadline: 2nd April 2017 Extended till 4th April 2017
(2) Acceptance Announcement & Invites distribution: 4th April 2017
(3) Pre-Conference Workshop: 9th April 2017

Registration is by submission of a proposal for which there is no registration fee for this pre-conference workshop. However, participants without proposals are required to register – Registration fee is Rs 1000/- (Students Rs 500/-) Register & pay at the Workshop webpage in https://conferences.computer.org/ccem

The following is the timeline schedule for main workshop:
Main Conference-2017
(1) Deadline for submission of Technical Papers, Thesis Proposal summaries: 9th August 2017
(2) Deadline for submission of Student PoC proposals: 20th September 2017
(3) Deadline for Technology Showcase and Tutorial Submissions: 1st October 2017
(4) Early registration deadline: 2nd October 2017
(5) Main Conference Workshop: 1 -3 November 2017

Admission to the workshop is strictly by invitation after successful proposals submission, & review only. Only two members per team of a selected proposal are allowed to be registered free. Others, if any, have to be paid registrants. Papers are encouraged to be submitted even otherwise to the main conference without prejudice.

IEEE CCEM 2017 Steering Committee:
Dr. Gopal Pingali, Dr. T.S. Mohan, Prof D Janakiram, Dr. Rong Chang, Prof. Rajkumar Buyya

IEEE CCEM 2017 General Chairs:
Sreekrishnan Venkiteswaran and Raj Tumluri

Technical Program Committee Chairs:
Prof Sanjay Chitnis and Geetika Goel