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The Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization


May 25 - 29, 2014 - Venice, Italy

Call for Papers

Cloud computing is a normal evolution of distributed computing combined with Service-oriented architecture, leveraging most of the GRID features and Virtualization merits. The technology foundations for cloud computing led to a new approach of reusing what was achieved in GRID computing with support from virtualization.

CLOUD COMPUTING 2014 is intended as an event to prospect the applications supported by the new paradigm and validate the techniques and the mechanisms. A complementary target is to identify the open issues and the challenges to fix them, especially on security, privacy, and inter- and intra-clouds protocols.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

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. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

CLOUD: Cloud computing

Cloud economics
Core cloud services
Cloud technologies
Cloud computing
On-demand computing models
Software-as-a-service [SaaS applications]
Storage as a service in cloud
Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Cloud computing programming and application development
Scalability, discovery of services and data in Cloud computing infrastructures
Trust and clouds
Client-cloud computing challenges
Geographical constraints for deploying clouds

CLOUD: Challenging features

Privacy, security, ownership and reliability issues
Performance and QoS
Dynamic resource provisioning
Power-efficiency and Cloud computing
Load balancing
Application streaming
Cloud SLAs, business models and pricing policies
Cloud service subscription model
Cloud standardized SLA
Cloud-related privacy
Cloud-related control
Managing applications in the clouds
Mobile clouds
Roaming services in Clouds
Agent-based Cloud Computing
Cloud brokering
Cloud contracts (machine readable)
Cloud security

CLOUD: Platforms, Infrastructures and Applications

Custom platforms
Large-scale compute infrastructures
Data centers
Processes intra- and inter-clouds
Content and service distribution in Cloud computing infrastructures
Multiple applications can run on one computer (virtualization a la VMWare)
Grid computing (multiple computers can be used to run one application)
Cloud-computing vendor governance and regulatory compliance
Enterprise clouds
Enterprise-centric cloud computing
Interaction between vertical clouds
Public, Private, and Hybrid clouds
Cloud computing testbeds

GRID: Grid networks, services and applications

GRID theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture, ontology
GRID infrastructure and technologies
GRID middleware; GRID protocols and networking
GRID computing, utility computing, autonomic computing, metacomputing
Programmable GRID
Context ontology and management in GRIDs
Distributed decisions in GRID networks
GRID services and applications
Virtualization, modeling, and metadata in GRID
Resource management, scheduling, and scalability in GRID
GRID monitoring, control, and management
Traffic and load balancing in GRID
User profiles and priorities in GRID
Performance and security in GRID systems
Fault tolerance, resilience, survivability, robustness in GRID
QoS/SLA in GRID networks; GRID fora, standards, development, evolution
GRID case studies, validation testbeds, prototypes, and lessons learned

VIRTUALIZATION: Computing in virtualization-based environments

Principles of virtualization
Virtualization platforms
Thick and thin clients
Data centers and nano-centers
Open virtualization format
Orchestration of virtualization across data centers
Dynamic federation of compute capacity
Dynamic geo-balancing
Instant workload migration
Virtualization-aware storage
Virtualization-aware networking
Virtualization embedded-software-based smart mobile phones
Trusted platforms and embedded supervisors for security
Virtualization management operations /discovery, configuration, provisioning, performance, etc.
Energy optimization and saving for green datacenters
Virtualization supporting cloud computing
Applications as pre-packaged virtual machines
Licensing and support policies



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) December 28, 2013 January 30, 2014
Notification March 5 , 2014
Registration March 20, 2014
Camera ready April 23 May 1, 2014
(due to holidays)

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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