Cloud Computing

 

The way in which IT resources and services are being provisioned has been revolutionized since cloud computing emerged as an IT paradigm. Cloud computing has gained popularity for its ability to enable fast and effective access to large pools of virtualized resources and services that are dynamically provisioned to adjust to variable workloads and usage optimization. Business and academia have embraced a model wherein third-party services that can be acquired with minimal service provider interaction, replace or complement those that are managed internally. As cloud computing emerged as a whole new global ecosystem, the need to understand and deal with these implications is quickly growing while new challenges arise which relate to aspects such as the operation and structure of the service market, the alignment of cost, revenue and quality-related objectives when taking on a service consumer or provider role. Furthermore, challenges like privacy or geographical constraints need to be addressed. EMCIS invites researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to present and discuss issues and solutions associated with the cloud computing challenges. The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies.

 

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Software industry and Cloud computing industry analysis
  • Market mechanisms, auctions models, and bidding languages
  • Decision support for providers, service selection, and procurement
  • Revenue and energy-aware resource management
  • Capacity planning, resource allocation and scheduling
  • Automated trading and bidding support tools
  • Incentive design and strategic behavior
  • Development of sustainable infrastructures
  • Desktop grids, volunteer computing and crowdsourcing
  • Economic modeling of networks, systems, software, and data
  • Business models and strategies using Cloud computing
  • Pricing schemes and revenue models
  • On-demand computing models
  • Infrastructure-as-a-service
  • Platform-as-service
  • Software-as-a-service
  • Storage-as-a-service and Data-as-a-Service
  • Cloud Services Integration and Integration-as-a-Service
  • Service value chains and value networks
  • Metering, accounting, and billing
  • Negotiation, enforcement and monitoring of Service Level Agreements
  • Trust, reputation, security, and risk management
  • Cloud service and infrastructure performance monitoring and prediction
  • Reports and analysis on operational markets and testbeds
  • Techno-economic analysis of cloud services and providers
  • Standardization and legal aspects
  • Cloud economics and pricing structures
  • Core cloud services
  • Cloud computing programming and application development
  • Scalability, discovery of services and data in Cloud computing infrastructures
  • Trust and clouds (including blockchain-related cloud applications)
  • Software Defined Networking and the Cloud
  • FinTech and the Cloud
  • Electric Smart-grids and the Cloud
  • Cloud Application studies, with emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Application streaming and mixed-mode
  • Cloud-related privacy
  • Cloud-related Case Studies
  • Cloud computing in the e-learning area
  • Mobile learning through cloud computing

Track Chairs:
Catarina Ferreira da Silva, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Paulo Melo, University of Coimbra, Portugal 

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