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C4E 2012 : The 2nd International Workshop on Clouds for Enterprises 2012


When Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012
Where Beijing/China
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2012
Notification Due May 28, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2012
Categories    cloud computing   services computing   enterprise computing   distributed computing

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: The 2nd International Workshop on Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) 2012
held at the 16h IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2012) "The Enterprise Computing Conference" (,
Beijing, China, 10-14 September 2012

Important dates:
Paper submission: Sunday, 1 April 2012
Notification of acceptance: Monday, 28 May 2012
Camera-ready version: Friday, 15 June 2012

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular computing paradigm that aims to streamline the on-demand provisioning of software (SaaS), platform (PaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and data (DaaS) as services. Deploying applications on a cloud can help to achieve scalability, improve flexibility of computing infrastructure, and reduce total cost of ownership. However, a variety of challenges arise when deploying and operating applications and services in complex and dynamic cloud-based environments, which are frequent in enterprises and governments.
Due to the security and privacy concerns with public cloud offerings (which first attracted widespread attention), it seems likely that many enterprises and governments will choose hybrid cloud, community cloud, and (particularly in the near future) private cloud solutions. Multi-tier infrastructures like these not only promise vast opportunities for future business models and new types of integrated business services, but also pose severe technical and organizational problems.
The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together academic, industrial, and government researchers (from different disciplines), developers, and IT managers interested in cloud computing technologies and/or their consumer-side/provider-side use in enterprises and governments. Through paper presentations and discussions, this workshop will contribute to the inter-disciplinary and multi-perspective exchange of knowledge and ideas, dissemination of results about completed and on-going research projects, as well as identification and analysis of open cloud research and adoption/exploitation issues.
This is the second Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) workshop - the first was held in 2011 at the 13th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'11) on Monday, 5 September 2011 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The C4E 2011 workshop program, posted on the workshop Web page, included the keynote "Blueprinting the Cloud" by Prof. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, presentations of 3 full and 5 short peer-reviewed workshop papers, and the discussion session "Migrating Enterprise/Government Applications to Clouds: Experiences and Challenges". The workshop proceedings were published by the IEEE and included in the IEEEXplore digital library, together with the proceedings of the main CEC'11 conference and the other co-located workshops. The Clouds for Enterprises (C4E) 2012 workshop will be held at another prestigious IEEE conference - the 16h IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2012) "The Enterprise Computing Conference" in Beijing, China, 10-14 September 2012. The main theme of the IEEE EDOC 2012 conference is "When Services in Cloud Meet Enterprises", so the C4E 2012 workshop is an excellent fit into and addition to the IEEE EDOC 2012 conference.
This Clouds for Enterprises 2012 workshop invites contributions from both technical (e.g., architecture-related) and business perspectives (with governance issues spanning both perspectives). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Technical Perspective:
- Patterns and best practices in development for cloud-based applications
- Deployment and configuration of cloud services
- Migration of legacy applications to clouds
- Hybrid and multi-tier cloud architectures
- Architectural support for enhancing cloud computing interoperability and portability
- Architectural principles and approaches to cloud computing
- Cloud architectures for adaptivity or robustness
- Evaluation methods for cloud architectures
- Architectural support for dynamic resource management to support computing needs of cloud services
- Cloud architectures of emerging applications, such as mashup of enterprise/government services
- Impact of cloud computing on architecture of software and, more generally, IT systems
Enterprise/Government Application Perspective:
- Case studies and experience reports in development of cloud-based systems in enterprises and governments
- Application of cloud computing as support for smart cities and urban infrastructures
- Analyses of cloud initiatives of different governments
- Business aspects of cloud service markets
- Technical and business support for various cloud service market roles, such as brokers, integrators, and certification authorities
- New applications and business models for enterprises/governments leveraging cloud computing
- Economic evaluation of cloud-based enterprises
Governance Perspective:
- Service lifecycle models
- Architectural support for security and privacy
- Architectural support for trust in/by cloud services
- Capacity planning of services running in a cloud
- Architectural support for quality of service (QoS) and service level agreement (SLA) management
- Accountability of cloud services, including mechanisms, algorithms and methods for monitoring, analyzing and reporting service status and usage profiles
- IT Governance and compliance, particularly in hybrid and multi-tier clouds

Review and publication process:
Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished, high-quality papers before
***1 April 2012***.
Papers published or submitted elsewhere will be automatically rejected. All submissions should be made using the EasyChair Web site
Two types of submissions are solicited:ˇ
* Full papers - describing mature research or industrial case studies, up to 8 pages long
* Short papers - describing work in progress or position statements, up to 4 pages long
Papers presenting and analyzing completed projects are particularly welcome. Papers about on-going research projects are also welcome, especially if they contain critical, qualitative and quantitative analysis of already achieved results and remaining open research issues. In addition, papers about experiences and comparative analysis of using cloud computing in enterprises and governments are also welcome. Submissions from industry and government are particularly encouraged. In addition to presentation of peer-reviewed papers this one-day workshop will contain a keynote from an industry expert and an open discussion session on practical issues of using clouds in enterprise/government environments.
Paper submissions should be in the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings paper format. Templates (with guidelines) for this format are availableˇat: (see the blue box on the left-hand side). All submissions should include the author's name, affiliation and contact details. The preferred format is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), but Postscript (PS) and Microsoft Word (DOC) will be accepted in exceptional cases.
Inquiries about paper submission should be e-mailed to Dr. Vladimir Tosic (vladat at server: and include "Clouds for Enterprises 2012 Inquiry" in the Subject line.
All submissions will be formally peer-reviewed by at least 3 Program Committee members. The authors will be notified of acceptance around
***28 May 2012***.
ˇˇ At least one author of every accepted paper MUST register for the IEEE EDOC 2012 conference and present the paper.
All accepted papers (both full and short) will be published by the IEEE and included in the IEEE Digital Library, together with the proceedings of the other IEEE EDOC 2012 workshops. A follow-up journal issue with improved and extended versions of the best workshop papers is also planned.

Workshop Chairs:
Dr. Vladimir Tosic, NICTA and University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, Australia; E-mail: vladat (at: - primary workshop contact
Dr. Andrew Farrell, University of Auckland, New Zealand; E-mail: ahfarrell (at:
Dr. Karl Michael Gîschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria; E-mail: Karl.Goeschka (at:
Dr. Sebastian Hudert, TWT, Germany; E-mail: sebastian.hudert (at:
Prof. Dr. Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada; E-mail: hanan (at:
Dr. Michael Parkin, Tilburg University, The Netherlands; E-mail: m.s.parkin (at:

Workshop Program Committee:
The workshop Program Committee is listed at the workshop Web site:

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