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2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science


2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

Porto, Portugal
18 – 21 April, 2012

In cooperation with ACM-SIGMIS, EuroCloud and EuroCloud Portugal
Technically Sponsored by SINTEF
Sponsored by INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of WfMC and OMG
Partner & Supporter: PenTest Magazine

IMPORTANT DATES:            
Position Paper Submission: January 31, 2012  
Authors Notification (position papers): February 24, 2012
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: March 8, 2012 

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CLOSER 2012 (2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science – is now welcoming the submission of position papers whose deadline is scheduled for next January 31.

A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topics. 
The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster". Please check further details about position papers submission at the conference website (

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers: Dave Cliff (University of Bristol, United Kingdom), Helen Karatza (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Frederic Desprez (LIP/INRIA, France), Fernando Teixeira de Sousa (IBM, Portugal) and Fabrizio Gagliardi (Microsoft Research, Switzerland). Please check the website for further information (

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and CD-ROM support. EHHC
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of  these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a SSRI Series book.
Additionally a short list of papers presented will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Cluster Computing.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by major international indexers, including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and Elsevier Index (EI). 
Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (

There is still another opportunity of publication, in the following satellite events (with different deadlines, see the conference website for details): 
– Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing – CloudSecGov (
– International Workshop on Enterprise Cloud Computing: Solutions and Strategies – ECCSS (

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.

Please check further details at the CLOSER 2012 conference web site ( There you will find detailed information about the conference structure and its main topic areas. This conference is co-located with WEBIST 2012 (8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies –, CSEDU 2012 (4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education – and SMARTGREENS 2012 (1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems – Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of WEBIST, CSEDU and SMARTGREENS 2012 as a non-speaker.