CLOUD 2020 Call for Papers 2020 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2020, http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2020 ) Theme: Cloud Services ==================================== CLOUD 2020 organizing committee invites you to participate in 2020 edition of CLOUD, to be held on June 22 - 26, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. CLOUD 2020 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize - Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC), - Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD), - Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT), - Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC), - Special Issues in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI), - Special Issues in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). The International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing , identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing. Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g., hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g., Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g., business process as a service). CLOUD 2020 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2020 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: 2020 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2020), 2020 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2020), 2020 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2020), 2020 International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2020),2020 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2020), and 2020 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2020), 2020 International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2020), 2020 International Conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2020), 2020 International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2020), and 2020 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2020). The technical program of CLOUD 2020 will include a Research Track, an Application Track, and a Short Paper Track. The CLOUD 2020 tracks seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of cloud services. Research Track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field of Web-based services. All papers MUST properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of CLOUD, SCC, CLOUD, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including STBD, JWSR, STSC, STCC, STIOT and IJBPIM (see Literature Recommendations page). Contributions addressing all areas related to cloud computing technology, systems, applications and business innovations are solicited. CLOUD 2020 will organize refereed paper reviews in 11 research areas : - Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) - Platform As A Service (PaaS) - Software As A Service (SaaS) - Cloud Security and Privacy - Cloud Storage - Cloud Application Development - Cloud Performance Management - Industry-Specific Clouds - Business Models in Cloud - Serverless - 5G Cloud All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all CLOUD tracks will appear in the conference proceedings. Extended versions of research track papers and selected application track papers will be invited for potential publication in the Services Transactions on Cloud Computing , and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). JWSR is indexed by SCI and EI [Link]. Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD , Latex). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. The authors can extend a maximum of 2 pages for each paper but will have to pay extra fees for each extra page. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the maximum page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at conference site. The Proceedings of CLOUD 2020 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springerí»s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2020, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springerí»s digital library after four years upon publication. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at CLOUD 2020. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available. Author Guidelines and Templates SCF 2020 Guidelines & copyright forms Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf) LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb) SCF 2020 Templates, sample files & useful links LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip) Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip) Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb) Your ORCID identifier Important Dates: Research Track: Early-Birds paper submission due: December 6, 2019 Review comments to Early-Birds: December 31, 2019 Regular round paper submission: February 5, 2020 Review comments to Regular: March 1, 2020 Camera ready manuscripts due: April 22, 2020 Conference dates: June 22 - 26, 2020 Application Track: Early-Birds paper submission due: December 6, 2019 Review comments to Early-Birds: December 31, 2019 Regular round paper submission: February 5, 2020 Review comments to Regular: March 1, 2020 Camera ready manuscripts due: April 22, 2020 Conference dates: June 22 - 26, 2020 Short Paper Track: Early-Birds paper submission due: December 6, 2019 Review comments to Early-Birds: December 31, 2019 Regular round paper submission: February 5, 2020 Review comments to Regular: March 1, 2020 Camera ready manuscripts due: April 22, 2020 Conference dates: June 22 - 26, 2020 Submission System Please submit all the track papers to Submission page (http://http://www.thecloudcomputing.org/2020/submission.html) Review Policy SCF Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. Organizers of SCF conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at a SCF conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript. About the Services Society The Services Society (S2) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in services innovations among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. S2 is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. S2 collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The S2 initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. The Services Society has formed 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support technology and domain specific professional activities. SCF As A Platform As the founding member of the Services Conference Federation (SCF), the first International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) was held in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. Meanwhile, the First International Conference on Web Services - Europe 2003 (ICWS-Europe'03) was held in Germany in Oct, 2003. ICWS-Europe'03 is an extended event of the 2003 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003) in Europe. In 2004, ICWS-Europe was changed to the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), which was held at Erfurt, Germany. SCF 2019 was held successfully in San Diego, USA. To celebrate its 18-year-old birthday, SCF 2020 will be held on June 22 - 26, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The past 17 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research for the whole services industry. The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain. Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) will continue serving as the conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. SCF 2020 defines the future of New ABCDE (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, BigData & IOT) and begins the 5G for Services Era. We are very proud to announce that SCF 2020's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies). SCF 2020 Highlights: - Bigger Platform: The 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2020) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the world-leading not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide Services Computing researchers and practitioners. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers, authors and participants. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings of SCF 2020 will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. - Brighter Future: While celebrating 2020 version of ICWS, SCF 2020 highlights the Third International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2020) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future. - Better Model: SCF 2020 will continue to leverage the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2020. Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services innovations community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2020 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form (http://icws.org/2020/open.html) to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2020. See you all on June 22 - 26, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Contact Information If you have any questions or queries on CLOUD 2020, please send email to cloud AT ServicesSociety DOT org. ================================================================== You are also welcome to join our social network on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6546793.