[hpc-announce] Call for papers: 3rd International Workshop on Collaborative Cloud (CollabCloud 2014), Miami, Florida, USA

Balaji Palanisamy bpalan at pitt.edu
Wed May 21 16:04:33 CDT 2014

3rd International Workshop on  Collaborative Cloud (CollabCloud 2014)
 Co-located with 10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative
Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Collaboratecom 2014
 October 22, 2014, Miami, Florida, USA

 Many emerging services, such as tele-work, e-government, business
solutions, are using Clouds for their advantage in various forms. Some
businesses are providing services by outsourcing parts of their business
processes, which are now hosted as Cloud-based software services. Others
are adopting the Cloud based IT infrastructure to host the services. It is
mostly the small and medium enterprises (SME) to benefit the economic
incentives when using Cloud computing paradigm for their businesses.
However, there are challenges associated with every new technology.

 Interoperability, communication, and security are the three major critical
issues that need to be addressed when collaborative services are deployed
in Clouds. Same is the case for the Cloud-based IT platforms that would
manage large number of shared and disparate services. Various quality
requirements, such as availability, security, economic cost, energy
efficiency, and so forth determine the feasibility of collaborating across
Cloud services and platforms.

 CollabCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from around the
world to share their experiences on the challenges and problems faced in
high collaboration applications in the Cloud. This event will define
protocols and standards that needs to be set in place for improving
collaborative technologies in clouds making clouds a new and acceptable
paradigm for collaborative applications.

 Important Dates:
 Paper Submission deadline: 10 August, 2014
 Notification to authors: 10 September, 2014
 Camera-ready submission deadline: 20 September, 2014
 Workshop date: 22 October, 2014

 Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
*         Enabling application services across Clouds
*         Novel cloud usage models
*         High consistency models for collaborative cloud storage
*         Innovative collaborative cloud service models
*         Support for scalable and secure collaboration across Clouds
*         Architectural Models for multi-Cloud deployment
*         Security, privacy, and trust for collaborative cloud computing
*         Multi-Cloud/hybrid-Cloud support for mobile applications
*         Applications making use of collaboration in Clouds, including
games and social networks
*         Cloud-enabled Social Computing
*         Social and Social/Mobile Cloud models and challenges
*         Collaborative Big Data systems
*         Scientific, Business, and social computing in single and
multi-Cloud environment
*         Challenges for collaboration in Clouds

 Journal Special Issue
 Top quality papers, after presentation at the conference, will be invited
to submit their extended version to a special issue of EAI Transactions on
Collaborative Computing, Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Calton Pu and Prof. James

 Paper Submission (Short and Full papers)
 Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The original
typescript, of not more than 6 pages, should be submitted electronically in
A4 size format in two-column IEEE proceeding format.

 All short papers must not be more than 3 pages long, with the formatting
same as described above.
 All papers are refereed through a single blind process and should be
submitted online.

 All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed. All accepted papers will
made available in IEEE Xplore and external indexing services (DBLP
database, ZB1Math/CompuServe, IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI proceeding -
pending approval). Selected top quality papers will be published in "EAI
Transactions on Collaborative Computing".

 General Chairs

 Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.

 Program Chairs

 Balaji Palanisamy, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

 Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia

 Technical Program Committee

 Xiao Qin, Auburn University, USA

 Keke Chen, Wright State University, USA

 Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University. USA

 Yandong Wang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

 Deepal Jayasinghe, Microsoft, USA

 Madhu Kumar, National Institute of Technology, Calicult, India

 Devesh Tiwari, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA

 Vishal Gupta, VMWare, USA

 Attila Yuvaz Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA

 Pengcheng Xiong, NEC Laboratories America, USA

 Yang Song, IBM Research, Almaden, USA

 Pramod Mandagere, IBM Research, Almaden, USA

 Saurabh Gupta, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
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