Call for Full/Short Papers

The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) is a premier conference on cloud computing, which represents a paradigm shift for the use and delivery of information technology (IT) and has been revolutionizing the support of on-demand access, economies of scale, and dynamic sourcing options. IC2E provides a high-quality and comprehensive forum where researchers and practitioners can exchange information on engineering principles, enabling technologies, and practical experiences related to Cloud Computing. The conference brings together experts who work on different levels of the cloud stack – systems, storage, networking, platforms, databases, and applications. IC2E offers an end-to-end view of the challenges and technologies in Cloud Computing, fosters research that addresses the interaction between different layers of the stack, and ultimately helps shape the future of cloud-transformed business and society.

IC2E 2021 invites submissions of high-quality research papers describing fully-developed results and ongoing foundational and applied work related to all aspects of cloud engineering. The Program Committee will interpret "cloud engineering" very broadly – everything from engineering principles to practical experiences at and across different levels of the cloud stack, from both academia and industry. In particular, submissions on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities are encouraged.

Authors can choose to submit their papers under either the Research or Industry Track. Submissions are invited on the following non-exhaustive list of topics for both tracks:

Cloud infrastructure

  • Processors, accelerators for Cloud processing: interactive, batch, and streaming
  • Cloud storage and databases, data management and distribution, middleware
  • Programming models and tools
  • SGX, Trust zone, hardware security support
  • Multimedia Cloud Computing
  • Cloud networking and 5G
  • Runtimes, virtualization, containers, unikernels, serverless, Function-as-a-Service
  • Platforms and services for data and analytics
  • Operational analytics and DevOps solutions
  • Economics of cloud

Cloud services and applications

  • X as a Service: Backend, Business Process, Database, Infrastructure, Network, Platform, Security, Software, Storage, Artifical Intelligence/Machine Learning etc.
  • Microservices in the cloud
  • Cloud architecture and application design
  • Support for mobility
  • (Near) Real-time applications and services
  • Blockchain in support of cloud services
  • Cloud orchestration and automation
  • Software Engineering methods for cloud services and applications
  • Internet of Things

Cloud management

  • Big Data management, platforms, analytics
  • Energy management in cloud centers
  • Cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust
  • Metering, pricing, and software licensing
  • Resource management and optimization
  • Service lifecycle management, automation
  • Performance, dependability, SLAs, Quality of Service
  • Deployment and migration
  • Resource management and accounting
  • Cloud operating models including, public, on-premises and hybrid integration
  • Monitoring, benchmarking, and testing

Fog and Edge Computing

  • Runtime systems, programming models, middleware, and applications
  • Data management and distribution
  • Coordination and integration with cloud platforms
  • Accelerators at the edge and core
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the core and edge, federated learning
  • Mobile cloud computing

Submission Instructions

Authors must submit full and short papers in PDF via the Web submission form at EasyChair, upon selecting Research Track or Industry Track options. Both Research Track and Industry Track papers should use the IEEE Manuscript Template for Conference Proceedings for formatting. LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran}, without including the compsoc or compsocconf options. Full papers should not exceed 10 double-column pages, including figures, and tables, and references can be additional pages. Short papers are limited to 6 pages, not including references, and should be clearly marked as such in the title. Authors of research papers are highly encouraged to publish software and data sets as open source/data. All papers should be single blind.

Review Process and Publication

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference scope. Submitted manuscripts must contain original contributions, and their contributions must not have appeared in or be under consideration for publication in another workshop, conference or journal. After review, some high quality full paper submissions but not meeting the acceptance criteria may be offered to be published as a short paper (6 pages) or a poster (2 pages). Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (EI indexed). Selected papers may be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue (currently under consideration).

Important Dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: March 29, 2021 April 12, 2021 (AoE, GMT-12)
  • Full and short paper submission deadline: April 5, 2021 April 12, 2021 (AoE, GMT-12)
  • Author notification: June 30, 2021
  • Camera-ready copies: August 10, 2021