[hpc-announce] CfP - for the 5th International IBM Cloud Academy Conference (ICACON 2017), May 24-26, in Wroclaw, Poland

Ye, Zilong zye5 at calstatela.edu
Thu Jan 26 11:39:09 CST 2017


The IBM Cloud Academy,
IBM Centers for Advanced Studies and
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
invite you to the
5th International IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2017
Wednesday through Friday, May 24-26, 2017
at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
(Wroclaw, Poland)

Conference website: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/cloud_academy_conference_2017.html
Best papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing, and the Journal of Organization Design, as well as a dedicated Springer monograph

For more information, contact
Andy Rindos (rindos at us.ibm.com<mailto:rindos at us.ibm.com>) and/or Czesław Smutnicki (czeslaw.smutnicki at pwr.edu.pl<mailto:czeslaw.smutnicki at pwr.edu.pl>)
IBM Cloud Academy Conference - Home - United States<http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/cloud_academy_conference_2017.html>
Cloud Academy Conference Home Website

ICA CON 2017, the 5th International IBM Cloud Academy Conference, will provide an exciting opportunity for educators, researchers, and practioners to share ideas and experiences in cloud computing and their impacts. The conference is open to K-12 and higher education institutions already or considering implementing cloud technologies and services.
The program will include invited keynotes, technical papers, position papers, workshops and a technology showcase. The technical papers portion of the conference program will feature experience reports and original research papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations on cloud computing research or implementations in progress. Selected papers from conference proceedings will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Cloud Computing IJCC<http://www.ibm.com/links/?prompt=1&url=http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijcc> http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijcc, and the Journal of Organization Design (http://www.jorgdesign.net/)<http://www.jorgdesign.net/> as well as a dedicated Springer monograph.

ICA CON 2017 will be an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas, embracing cloud technologies, sharing results, business impacts, and experiences, and networking with other leading institutions and businesses that are already implementing cloud solutions.

Call for Papers
We invite submission of papers / presentations or posters on the use of cloud computing for educational and research purposes. Of particular interest will be submissions featuring original research or experience reports that address how the transition to cloud computing is helping to transform education. The latter is intended to facilitate the sharing of best practices with real-world examples illustrating improvements in quality, outcomes, lessons learned and return-on-investment.
A range of topics relevant to cloud computing in education and research will be considered. Here are some areas to show the range of interests and possibilities:

Institutional Strategy and Organization Design for Cloud Computing

     *   Building the institution's future infrastructure on a cloud
     *   Management and organization design impacts by clouds
     *   Value chain redesign, culture change and skill shift challenges in transitioning to cloud computing
     *   Economic Models of, and Economic Development through, Cloud Computing
     *   Financial impact and benefits of cloud computing
     *   Roadmap for adoption, integration and transition to cloud computing

Data Management and Analytics on the Cloud

     *   Cognitive computing through cloud
     *   Business Intelligence for education and research purposes using cloud computing
     *   Analytics and predictive analytics in cloud environments
     *   Big Data in clouds
     *   Storage management and clouds

User Productivity with Cloud Computing

     *   Collaboration using cloud computing
     *   Enhancing accessibility through cloud services
     *   Workloads and Use Cases of cloud for education and research

Cloud Computing Implementation Strategies

     *   Data Center migration to cloud computing
     *   Energy Management Considerations
     *   Integration and workflow of cloud services
     *   Impact on IT Infrastructure Management with cloud computing
     *   IT Service and Relationship Management (Business and IT)
     *   Software development services with cloud computing

Research Computing in the Cloud

     *   High Performance Computing and cloud computing
     *   Research computing models using cloud computing

Pedagogical Impact of Cloud Computing

     *   Impact on learning and teaching with cloud computing
     *   Delivering educational resources via a cloud
     *   New and Innovative Pedagogical Approaches with cloud
     *   Service Sciences, Management and Engineering (SSME)

Standards and Open Source Strategies for Cloud Computing

     *   Innovations in IP (especially as relates to Open Source)
     *   Open standards for cloud computing

Systems Management in a Cloud Computing Environment

     *   Service level agreements and clouds
     *   Security, identity, trust and privacy on clouds
     *   Software licensing in education for cloud computing

Papers / presentations proposals on the implementation and research issues associated with various commercial or open source virtualization technologies, management and security policies and user applications are also encouraged, as there is presently significant interest in these areas within the academy community.

Important dates

February 28, 2017
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

March 31, 2017
Notification of Paper Acceptance

April 30, 2017
Camera Ready Paper Submission and Authors Registration Deadline

May 24-26, 2017
Conference Dates

Review Procedure
All submissions will be peer reviewed by appropriate domain experts among those listed on the Program Committee. The reviewers know that the ICA CON 2017 conference aims to produce innovative as well as quality work, and that authors of selected papers / presentations will be selected and invited to have work published in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing / IJCC<http://www.ibm.com/links/?prompt=1&url=http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijcc> http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijcc, and the Journal of Organization Design (http://www.jorgdesign.net/)<http://www.jorgdesign.net/> as well as a dedicated Springer monograph.
Submission Format
Submissions should follow the guidelines below:

     *   Initial extended abstract up to 2 pages; conference paper submissions should not exceed 10 pages (selected IJCC submissions can be longer)
     *   Anonymized (remove author names and affiliations) for the review process.
     *   To facilitate the subsequent publication of selected manuscripts, we suggest you check with the guidelines used by the International Journal of Cloud Computing at the outset: Submissions guidelines<http://www.ibm.com/links/?prompt=1&url=http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31> (http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31)

Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register and present at the conference.

For more information, contact Andy Rindos (rindos at us.ibm.com<mailto:rindos at us.ibm.com>) and/or Czesław Smutnicki (czeslaw.smutnicki at pwr.edu.pl<mailto:czeslaw.smutnicki at pwr.edu.pl>)

General Co-Chairs:
Andy Rindos (IBM)
Cezary Madryas (Wroclaw U)

Steering Committee:
Andras Pataricza (BME)
Diem Ho (IBM)
Robert Jan-Sips (IBM)
Imre Kocsis (BME)
Yaser Jararweh (JUST)
Yi Pan (GSU)
Andrzej Kucharski (Wroclaw U)
Czeslaw Smutnicki (Wroclaw U)

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Yaser Jararweh (JUST)
Ryszard Klempous (Wroclaw U)
Jan Nikodem (Wroclaw U)

Proceedings Chair:
Ewa Szlachcic (Wroclaw U)

Local Chairs:
Mariusz Ochla (IBM)
Jerzy Kotowski (Wroclaw U)

Publicity Chairs:
Mohammad Alsmirat (JUST)
Zilong Ye (Cali. State)

Technical Committee
Amy Apon (Clemson)
Carmen Paz Suarez Araujo (ULPGC)
Theodor Borangiu (U Politehnica Bucharest)
Wojciech Bozejko (WUST)
Greg Byrd (NCSU)
Zenon Chaczko (UTS)
Jeff Chase (Duke)
Kostas Christidis
Mike Devetsikiotis (UNM)
Pat Dreher (MIT)
Andrzej Dziedzic (WUST)
Teodo Gotszalk (WUST)
Jerzy Greblicki (WUST)
Milt Halem (UMBC)
Lap Huynh (IBM)
Anupam Joshi (UMBC)
Karuna Joshi (UMBC)
Grzegorz Jozwiak (WUST)
Miroslaw Kutylowski (WUST)
Marin Litoiu (York U)
Richard Lucic (Duke)
Gerhana Markova (IBM)
Jim Martin (Clemson)
Young Oh (IBM)
Jacek Oko (WUST)
Cezary Orlowski (WSB Gdansk)
Ewaryst Rafajlowicz (WUST)
Cameron Seay (NCAT)
Ewa Skubalska-Rafajlowicz (WUST)
Przemyslaw Sliwinski (WUST)
Ben Smith (IBM)
Haiying Shen (UVA)
Mihail Sichitiu (NCSU)
Alexander Sorokin (IBM)
Kamil Staniec (WUST)
Nasseh Tabrizzi (ECU)
Kishor Trivedi (Duke)
Yannis Viniotis (NCSU)
Krzysztof Walkowiak (WUST)
Yingwei Wang (UPEI)
Michal Wozniak (WUST)
Yaacov Yesha (UMBC)
Yelena Yesha (UMBC)
Xianqing Yu (IBM)
Rafal Zdunek (WUST)
Ryszard Zieliński (WUST)

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) is the successor of the German University Königliche Technische Hochschule Breslau, and has been operating as WUST since 1945 (when it inherited many faculty from Lvov Polytechnic). Today it is the largest premier technology university in Poland, with 33,000 students, 2,000 professors and 16 faculties.
The University currently collaborates with academic and industrial partners from 49 countries. It houses 859 education laboratories, 112 research laboratories and 12 accredited laboratories, while hosting 192 student scientific associations and 32 cultural programs. As a result of its strong research agenda and industrial partnerships and internships, WUST received 758 patents over the last five years - with its students highly sought after by technology companies around the world.
Wroclaw, Poland
Wroclaw is the fourth largest city in Poland and the largest one in the western part of the country, with an area of 293 km2 (113 mi2) and a population of over 630,000. It consists of 12 islands connected by 117 bridges, situated on the Oder River and four of its tributaries: OEleza, Opawa, Bystrzyca and Widawa. As the largest city in Lower Silesia, it is that region's administrative, economic and cultural capital.
The city is over a thousand years old, and the heritage of the past combines gracefully with the modernity of a world business center. Some of the city's historical sites include: Wrocław Cathedral<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wroc%C5%82aw_Cathedral>, built originally in the mid 10th century, and located in Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island),<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostr%C3%B3w_Tumski_in_Wroc%C5%82aw> the oldest part of the city and formerly an island between the branches of the Oder River; the 13th century Main Market Square that features the Old Town Hall, St. Elisabeth's Church<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elisabeth%27s_Church,_Wroc%C5%82aw> and the Salt Square (now a flower market); St. Mary Magdalene Church<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary_Magdalene_Church_%28Wroc%C5%82aw%29> (also built in the 13th century); and Centennial Hall<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Hall>, designated a World Heritage Site<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heritage_Site> by UNESCO<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO> in 2006.
In 2016, Wroclaw was designated as the European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital. The city will also host the World Games 2017 (July 20-30, 2017).


Zilong Ye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

T (323)343-6689 | zye5 at calstatela.edu
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