Jan 10

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
CLOSER website: http://closer.scitevents.org

May 8 – 10, 2013
Aachen, Germany

Technically sponsored by: SINTEF and IFIP
Co-organized by: RWTH
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG

IMPORTANT DATES:
Position Paper Submission: January 22, 2013
Authors Notification (position papers): February 26, 2013
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: March 12, 2013

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CLOSER 2013 welcomes the submission of position papers whose deadline is set for next January 22.

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 (http://closer.scitevents.org/GuidelinesTemplates.aspx).

The conference will be technically sponsored by SINTEF and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC).The conference is Co-organized by the RWTH Aachen University (RWTH). INSTICC is Member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG).

CLOSER is interested in promoting high quality research as it can be confirmed by last year acceptance rates, where from 145 submissions, 19% were accepted as full papers. Additionally, 30% were presented as short papers and 14% as posters.

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 on CD-ROM support.
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.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (http://closer.scitevents.org/BestPaperAward.aspx).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SCITEPRESS  is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).

CLOSER 2013 will be held in conjunction with WEBIST (http://www.webist.org/), SMARTGREENS (www.smartgreens.org) and CSEDU (www.csedu.org) in Aachen, Germany. Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of WEBIST, SMARTGREENS and CSEDU conferences as a non-speaker.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:
– Gottfried Vossen, WWU Münster, Germany
– Ivona Brandic, Vienna UT, Austria
– Geoffrey Charles Fox, Indiana University, United States

We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the following Satellite Workshop and Special Sessions:
Workshop:
– Cloud Service Analytics Workshop – CSAW 2013 (http://closer.scitevents.org/CSAW.aspx)

Special Sessions:
– Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing – CloudSecGov 2013 (http://closer.scitevents.org/CloudSecGov.aspx)
– Cloud Interoperability – CI 2013 (http://closer.scitevents.org/CI.aspx)

Should you have any question please don’t hesitate contacting me.

Kind regards,
Carla Mota
CLOSER Secretariat

Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2.Esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8638
Email: closer.secretariat@scitevents.org