3rd 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.


Important Dates

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".


General Chairs

Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia.


Program Chairs

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