[hpc-announce] IC2E 2021 - Call for papers

Vincenzo De Maio vincenzo at ec.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Jan 13 01:51:35 CST 2021

Important Dates

     Abstract submission deadline: March 7, 2021 (AoE, GMT-12)
     Full and short paper submission deadline: March 15, 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 the Research or Industry Track. Both 
Research 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 blind.

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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