Cloud computing has emerged as a new paradigm for the use and delivery of information technology (IT), and is revolutionizing the support of on-demand access, economies of scale and dynamic sourcing options. In the cloud context, a wide range of IT resources and capabilities, including servers, networking, storage, middleware, data, security, applications, and business processes, are available as services enabled for rapid provisioning, flexible pricing, elastic scaling and resilience. These new forms of IT services are challenging onventional wisdom and practices.To fully reap the benefits of the cloud service model requires holistic treatment of key technical and business issues, and engineering methodology that draws upon innovations in diverse areas of computer science and business informatics.
The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) seeks to provide a high-quality and comprehensive forum, where researchers and practitioners involved in the development of cloud infrastructure and applications can exchange information on engineering principles, enabling technologies, and practical experiences as related to cloud computing. By bringing together experts that work on different levels of the cloud stack - systems, storage, networking, platforms, databases, and applications, IC2E offers an end-to-end view on 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.
Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. The conference is interested in both research contributions and industrial experiences in any of the areas associated with cloud architectures, services, development, and operations. Technical papers that take a broad systems perspective and identify how the work fits to an overall solution are particularly of interest. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Database as a service (DaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS)
Network as a service (NaaS)
Business process as a service (BPaaS)
Security as a service
Storage as a service
Information as a service
Big data management and analytics
Performance, dependability and service level agreements
Cloud security, privacy, and compliance management
Workload deployment and migration
Energy management in cloud centers
Cloud programming models and tools
Hybrid cloud integration
Service lifecycle management
Service management automation
Metering, pricing, and software licensing
Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the
IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format.
The length of a paper must not exceed 10 pages. After review, some
submissions may be offered a short paper of up to 6 pages;
also, authors may select the short paper option on submission.
Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper electronically
at HotCRP: http://london.csl.toronto.edu/IC2E14/submission/
All papers selected for this conference are peer-reviewed and will be
published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services.
The best papers presented in the conference will be selected for a special
issue of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC).