IEEE CLOUD 2018 - Call for Papers

CLOUD 2018 Call for Papers

July 2-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA, USA

IEEE CLOUD is the flagship conference focusing on innovative cloud computing across all “as a service” categories, including Network, Infrastructure, Platform, Software, and Function.

IEEE CLOUD 2018 invites original papers addressing all aspects of cloud computing technology, systems, applications, and business innovations. CLOUD 2018 will organize refereed paper reviews in the following 11 research areas (themes):

Cloud as a Service

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Cloud Foundry
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Storage as a Service
  • Network as a Service
  • Information as a Service
  • Function as a Service (FaaS)

Cloud Applications

  • Large Scale Cloud Application
  • Innovative Cloud Applications and Experiences
  • Social and Mobile Clouds
  • Mobile Services

Cloud Infrastructure

  • Cloud Computing Architectures
  • Storage and Data Architectures
  • Distributed and Cloud Networking
  • Infrastructure Technologies
  • Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds
  • Comparison between, and Integration of, High Performance Computing and Clouds

Cloud Management and Operations

  • Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting
  • Cloud Migration
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration
  • Compliance Management in Cloud
  • Green and Energy Management of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Configuration and Capacity Management
  • Cloud Workload Profiling and Deployment Control
  • Self-service Cloud Portal, Dashboard, and Analytics
  • Cloud Metering and Monitoring
  • Service Management Automation
  • Serverless Computing

Cloud Security

  • Cloud Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Cloud Privacy
  • Security as a service


  • Theory of Blockchain Privacy and Security
  • Consensus Algorithms
  • Crosschain Interoperability
  • Ledger Query Capabilities
  • Smart Contract Execution
  • Novel Applications
  • Traceability and Auditing
  • Blockchain Network Architectures
  • Blockchain Network Protocols
  • Performance Optimization and Evaluation
  • Blockchain as a Service
  • Blockchain Application as a Service
  • Blockchain and IoT

Performance, Scalability, and Reliability

  • Performance of Cloud Systems and Applications
  • Cloud Availability and Reliability

Systems Software and Hardware

  • Virtualization and Composition
  • Cloud Provisioning Orchestration
  • Architecture Support for Cloud Computing, including ASICs and FPGAs
  • Event-Driven Architectures

Data Analytics in Cloud

  • Analytics Applications
  • Scientific Computing and Data Management
  • Big data Management and Analytics
  • Storage, Data, and Analytics Clouds

Software Engineering Practices for Cloud

  • Cloud Solution Design Patterns
  • Cloud Programming Models
  • Cloud Development Tools
  • Microservices-based Architecture
  • Service Life Cycle Management
  • Autonomic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
  • Cloud Modeling
  • Research on Cloud Software
  • User Experience Design

Cloud Economics

  • Cloud Strategy for Enterprise Business Transformation
  • Cloud Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Economic and Business Model of Clouds and Cloud Services
  • ROI Analysis
  • Cloud Quality Management
  • Cloud Computing Consulting
  • Cloud Cost and Pricing

All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers with a confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings, to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit an extended and enhanced version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.

Submitted Research Track and Applications Track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 4 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at CLOUD 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student.

Manuscripts will be submitted to the Research/Applications Track. Program Committee will decide whether a paper should be accepted by the Research Track or Applications Track based on the content of the paper. Papers not accepted by the Research/Applications Track may be recommended to the Short Paper track or Workshops for further consideration if the session slots are available.

IEEE CLOUD 2018 also invites workshop proposals. Please submit proposals to Approved workshops will be announced on the conference website and accepted workshop papers will be included in the IEEE CLOUD 2018 conference proceedings.

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Application Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Review Policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing ( TCSVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

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