[hpc-announce] IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering 2022 - Call for Papers

Vincenzo De Maio vincenzo at ec.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jan 27 02:55:21 CST 2022

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: March 25, 2022 (AoE, GMT-12)
Full and short paper submission deadline: April 1, 2022 (AoE, GMT-12)
Author notification: June 15, 2022
Camera-ready copies: August 1, 2022

Call for Research/Industry Track 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) that has 
revolutionized on-demand access to resources, 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 – including systems, 
storage, networking, platforms, databases, applications, and software 
engineering. IC2E offers an end-to-end view of the challenges and 
technologies in Cloud Computing, fosters new research that addresses the 
interaction between different layers of the stack, and ultimately helps 
shape the future of cloud-transformed business and society.

IC2E 2022 invites submissions of high-quality papers describing 
fully-developed results and ongoing foundational and applied work 
related to all aspects of cloud engineering. The IC2E Program Committee 
will interpret "cloud engineering" very broadly – to include everything 
from engineering principles to practical experiences, and advances that 
target 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 management and engineering

* Big Data management, platforms, analytics
* Energy management in cloud data centers
* Cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust
* Metering, pricing, accounting, and software licensing
* Resource management and optimization
* Service lifecycle management, automation
* Performance, dependability, SLAs, Quality of Service
* Deployment and migration
* Cloud operating models including, public, on-premises and hybrid 
* Monitoring, benchmarking, and testing
* Cloud orchestration and automation
* Software Engineering methods for cloud services and applications
* Programming models and tools
* Microservices
* Cloud-based software architecture and application design
* Operational analytics and DevOps solutions
* Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning supporting operation of cloud 

Cloud applications

* Internet of Things
* Multimedia
* 5G/6G, mobile applications
* Software-defined networks
* VR/XR/AR, immersive applications
* Location-based services
* Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
* Web and enterprise computing
* Big data (batch, streaming, data warehouses, supporting middleware, etc.)
* (Near) Real-time applications and services

Cloud systems

* Cloud storage and databases, data management
* Middleware platforms
* Data distribution systems (messaging, pub/sub, RPC, etc.)
* Big data systems (streams, batch, etc.)
* Serverless computing, Function-as-a-Service
* Platforms and services for data and analytics
* Systems for the container ecosystem
* Virtual machines, hypervisors

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
* Edge-cloud Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, federated 
* Mobile cloud computing
* Security and privacy from edge to cloud
* LEO edge computing on low earth orbit satellite networks


* Processors, accelerators for Cloud processing
* SGX, Trust zone, hardware security support, cloud security
* Cloud networking
* Runtimes, virtualization, containers, unikernels
* Cloud economics
* X as a Service: Backend, Business Process, Database, Infrastructure, 
Network, Platform, Security, Software, Storage, Artificial 
Intelligence/Machine Learning etc.
* Blockchain in support of cloud services

IC2E is looking for the following three types of paper submissions:

* Research papers describe original well-evaluated research. Novelty is 
a key criterion in the review process.
* Vision papers describe speculative but well-reasoned and inspiring 
papers. Here, the insights and clarity of the vision are of key concern.
* Industry and experience papers describe how existing research has been 
transferred into practice. The review focus is on the lessons learned, 
including those relevant for researchers.

Research and vision papers should be submitted to the Research Track, 
industry and experience papers to the Industry Track. Vision papers 
should have "(Vision Paper)" as a subtitle on the first page.

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. As reviewers often ask for 
additional content, IC2E differentiates between paper formatting for 
reviewing and for the final published version:

Full papers: For reviewing, full papers (including figures and tables) 
should not exceed 9 double-column pages; references can be additional 
pages. For the final published version, full papers are limited to a 
total of 12 double-column pages including everything.
Short papers: For reviewing, short papers are limited to 5 pages, not 
including references, and should be clearly marked as such in the title. 
For the final published version, short papers are limited to 8 pages, 
including everything.

IC2E encourages open science practices. Therefore, authors of Research 
Track papers are expected to publish software and data sets as open 
source/data. Exceptions are possible but authors then need to briefly 
discuss their reasons for this in the review version of their paper. All 
papers should be single blind.

Review Process and Publication

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Depending on the paper 
type, 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. Exception: Full paper submissions may extend 
already published poster papers with no more than 2 double-column pages 
in IEEE layout or equivalent. Authors need to make this transparent in 
their paper and attach the original poster paper PDF to their 
submission. After review, some high-quality full paper submissions but 
not meeting the acceptance criteria may be offered to be published as a 
short paper (8 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).

Dr. Vincenzo De Maio
Vienna University of Technology
Information Systems Engineering
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/194-04
1040 Vienna, Austria

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