[hpc-announce] Fwd: Deadline extension: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) 2022 Industry Track

Srikumar Venugopal srikumarv at acm.org
Fri Mar 25 10:27:54 CDT 2022

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2022 (AoE, GMT-12)
Full and short paper submission deadline: April 20, 2022 (AoE, GMT-12)
Author notification: June 15, 2022
Camera-ready copies: August 1, 2022

Web: https://conferences.computer.org/IC2E/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).

Srikumar Venugopal
Research Scientist
IBM Research Europe - Dublin

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