International Workshop on
Collaborative Cloud (CollabCloud 2014)
10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing
October 22, 2014 Miami, Florida, United States
Many emerging services, such as tele-work, e-government, business solutions, are using Clouds for their advantage in various forms. Some businesses are providing services by outsourcing parts of their business processes, which are now hosted as Cloud-based software services. Others are adopting the Cloud based IT infrastructure to host the services. It is mostly the small and medium enterprises (SME) to benefit the economic incentives when using Cloud computing paradigm for their businesses. However, there are challenges associated with every new technology.
Interoperability, communication, and security are the three major critical issues that need to be addressed when collaborative services are deployed in Clouds. Same is the case for the Cloud-based IT platforms that would manage large number of shared and disparate services. Various quality requirements, such as availability, security, economic cost, energy efficiency, and so forth determine the feasibility of collaborating across Cloud services and platforms.
CollabCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their experiences on the challenges and problems faced in high collaboration applications in the Cloud. This event will define protocols and standards that needs to be set in place for improving collaborative technologies in clouds making clouds a new and acceptable paradigm for collaborative applications.
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
· Enabling application services across Clouds
· Novel cloud usage models
· High consistency models for collaborative cloud storage
· Innovative collaborative cloud service models
· Support for scalable and secure collaboration across Clouds
· Architectural Models for multi-Cloud deployment
· Security, privacy, and trust for collaborative cloud computing
· Multi-Cloud/hybrid-Cloud support for mobile applications
· Applications making use of collaboration in Clouds, including games and social networks
· Cloud-enabled Social Computing
· Social and Social/Mobile Cloud models and challenges
· Collaborative Big Data systems
· Scientific, Business, and social computing in single and multi-Cloud environment
· Challenges for collaboration in Clouds
The tentative joint program for Collabcloud/C-IOT workshops can be found here.
Paper Submission deadline: 12 September 2014 – (Extended deadline - Firm)
Notification to authors: 17 September 2014
Camera-ready submission deadline: 30 September 2014
Journal Special Issue
Top quality papers, after presentation at the conference, will be invited to submit their extended version to a special issue of
EAI Transactions on Collaborative Computing
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Calton Pu and Prof. James Joshi
Paper Submission (Short and Full papers)
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
The original typescript, of not more than 6 pages, should be submitted electronically in A4 size format in two-column IEEE proceeding format.
All short papers must not be more than 3 pages long, with the formatting same as described above.
All papers are refereed through a single blind process and should be submitted online.
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed. All accepted papers will made available in IEEE Xplore and external indexing services (DBLP database, ZB1Math/CompuServe, IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI proceeding - pending approval). Selected top quality papers will be published in “EAI Transactions on Collaborative Computing".
Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Balaji Palanisamy, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Technical Program Committee*
Xiao Qin, Auburn University, USA
Keke chen, Wright State University, USA
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University. USA
Yandong Wang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Deepal Jayasinghe, Microsoft, USA
Madhu Kumar, National Institute of Technology, Calicult, India
Devesh Tiwari, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
Vishal Gupta, VMWare, USA
Attila Yuvaz Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA
Pengcheng Xiong, NEC Laboratories America, USA
Yang Song, IBM Research, Almaden, USA
Pramod Mandagere, IBM Research, Almaden, USA
Saurabh Gupta, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
Yuzhe Tang, Syracuse University
Qingyang Wang, Louisiana State University
* List being updated