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:

Track Chairs:

Paulo Melo, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Catarina Ferreira da Silva, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France