CS - Cloud Software (Track)

Within recent years, cloud computing has become the scalable services delivery platform for new businesses as well as for new computing applications. The technical foundations of cloud computing in general lay in tried and true technologies, including for example service-oriented architecture, grid and web computing, and virtualization. However, this mix of technologies has proven to be a viable approach for delivering services in a fashion that is unparallel in terms of scalability.

The central goal of the cloud computing is to share resources, which can occur at various level including infrastructure (IaaS), computing platform (PaaS), as well as middleware and application software (SaaS). All these levels offer new means to utilize exiting resources more efficiently, although the practical realizations are different at different levels of abstraction.

The goal of the cloud software track at SEAA’12 is to bring together researchers and practitioners to define and shape cloud computing, and its related modernization strategy and directions of the services industry. Indeed, being a novel field of research and applications, numerous practical as well as academic achievements are awaiting to be discovered. Since numerous best practices have already been adapted to use, lively cooperation between academia and practical software engineering is needed for achieving the best possible results.

We encourage submissions of a theoretical nature as well as experience reports, from academia and especially from industry. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

  • Infrastructure, platform or software as a service
  • Cloud computing architectures, including SOA and web-based approaches
  • Virtualization of hardware and software resources
  • Tool support for cloud computing
  • Cloud maintenance and management
  • Case studies
  • Data centers
  • Traffic and load balancing in the cloud
  • Energy optimization and saving for green data centers
  • User experience in the cloud
  • Cloud security
  • Business in the cloud
  • Big data analytics in the cloud

The Paper submission system and further instructions are available at the submission page. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The proceedings of the conference will be submitted to Xplore and CSDL.

Publication of extended versions of selected papers in a journal special issue will be organised.

Track Organizers

kh Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Finland

Program Committee

  • Mohamed Abouelhoda, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
  • Andre Brinkmann, Union Druckerei Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Hassan Charaf, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Neamat El Tazi, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Stephan Flake, Orga Systems, Paderborn, Germany
  • Moustafa Ghanem, Nile University, Egypt
  • Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  • Benjamin Hirsch, Technishe Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Eija Kaasinen, VTT, Tampere, Finland
  • Sherif Khattab, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Arianit Kurti, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
  • Pasi Kuvaja, Oulu U., Oulu, Finland
  • Johan Lilius, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
  • Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
  • Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere U of Tech, Tampere, Finland
  • Jürgen Münch, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Ivan Porres, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
  • Juha Röning, Oulu U., Oulu, Finland
  • Antero Taivalsaari, Tampere U of Tech, Tampere, Finland
  • Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Pasi T. Tyrvainen, Univesity of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland