[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: IC2E 2021 (Deadline extended)

Vincenzo De Maio vincenzo at ec.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Apr 2 02:59:19 CDT 2021

Important Dates

    Abstract submission deadline:  April 12, 2021 (AoE, GMT-12)
    Full and short paper submission deadline: April 12, 2021 (AoE, GMT-12)
    Author notification: June 30, 2021
    Camera-ready copies: July 30, 2021

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,
    Programming models and tools
    SGX, Trust zone, hardware security support
    Multimedia Cloud Computing
    Cloud networking and 5G
    Runtimes, virtualization, containers, unikernels, serverless,
    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
    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

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).

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