The Cloud is a natural evolution of distributed computing and of the widespread adaption of virtualization and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). In Cloud Computing, IT-related capabilities and resources are provided as services, via the Internet and on-demand, accessible without requiring detailed knowledge of the underlying technology. The IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, steered by the Cloud Computing Association, aim to bring together researchers who work on cloud computing and related technologies.

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Topics of interest of CloudCom 2016 include (but are not limited to):

  • Architecture and Virtualization
  • Cloud Services and Applications
  • IoT and Mobile on Cloud
  • Big Data
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) in/with the Cloud
  • Security and Privacy
  • Distributed Cloud / Cloud Brokering / Edge Computing

Tracks details are now provided. Don’t forget to review the submissions guidelines below.

Track 1: Architecture and Virtualization

  • Intercloud architecture models
  • Cloud services delivery models, campus integration & “last mile” issues
  • Networking technologies
  • Programming models & systems/tools
  • Cloud system design with FPGAs, GPUs, APUs
  • Storage & file systems
  • Scalability & performance
  • Resource provisioning, monitoring, management & maintenance
  • Operational, economic & business models
  • Green data centers
  • Computational resources, storage & network virtualization
  • Resource monitoring
  • Virtual desktops
  • Resilience, fault tolerance, disaster recovery
  • Modeling & performance evaluation
  • Disaster recovery
  • Energy efficiency

Track 2: Cloud Services and Applications

  • Cloud services models & frameworks
  • Cloud services reference models & standardization
  • Cloud­powered services design
  • Business processes, compliance & certification
  • Data management applications & services
  • Application workflows & scheduling
  • Application benchmarks & use cases
  • Cloud­based services & protocols
  • Fault­tolerance & availability of cloud services and applications
  • Application development and debugging tools
  • Business models & economics of cloud services

Track 3: Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile on Cloud

  • IoT cloud architectures & models
  • Cloud­based dynamic composition of IoT
  • Cloud­based context­aware IoT
  • Mobile cloud architectures & models
  • Green mobile cloud computing
  • Resource management in mobile cloud environments
  • Cloud support for mobility­aware networking protocols
  • Multimedia applications in mobile cloud environments
  • Cloud­based mobile networks and applications

Track 4: Big Data

  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • Approximate & scalable statistical methods
  • Graph algorithms
  • Querying & search
  • Data lifecycle management
  • Frameworks, tools & their composition
  • Dataflow management & scheduling

Track 5: High Performance Computing (HPC) in/with the Cloud

  • Load balancing
  • Middleware solutions
  • Scalable scheduling
  • HPC as a Service
  • Programming models
  • Use cases & experience reports
  • Cloud deployment systems
  • TCO analysis Cloud vs HPC

Track 6: Security and Privacy

  • Accountability & audit
  • Authentication & authorization
  • Cloud integrity
  • Cryptography for & in the cloud
  • Hypervisor security
  • Identity management & security as a service
  • Prevention of data loss or leakage
  • Secure, interoperable identity management
  • Trust & credential management
  • Trusted computing
  • Usable security

Track 7: Distributed Cloud / Cloud Brokering / Edge Computing

  • Distributed Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud federation & hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Utility Computing (UC)
  • Cloud Brokering Problem
  • Edge Computing infrastructure
  • Cloudlets
  • Fog Computing Systems

The conference proceedings of CloudCom’16 are published by IEEE CS Press (IEEE Xplore) and indexed by EI and ISSN. Distinguished papers will be invited to be included within a number of special issues in prestigious international journals.


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated below, using the Easychair submission system.

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All regular paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 8 pages. Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to the IEEE CS format, corresponding to Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates that can be found here. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts (acceptance rate: ~18%).

Important Dates

Event Date
Full paper submission 11:59 PM, July 15, 2016 AoE
Notification of acceptance September 9, 2016
Final paper submission September 30, 2016
Author Registration Deadline September 30, 2016
Registration Deadline for Others November 22, 2016
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