1st International
IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2012

Thursday and Friday, April 19 - 20, 2012
Research Triangle Park (RTP)
North Carolina, U.S.


Call for Papers

We invite submission of papers / presentations or posters on the use of cloud computing for educational and research purposes. Of particular interest will be submissions featuring original research or experience reports that address how the transition to cloud computing is helping to transform education. The latter is intended to facilitate the sharing of best practices with real-world examples illustrating improvements in quality, outcomes, lessons learned and return-on-investment.

A range of topics relevant to cloud computing in education and research will be considered. Here are some areas to show the range of interests and possibilities:


Institutional Strategy and Planning for Cloud Computing


Data Management and Analytics on the Cloud


User Productivity with Cloud Computing


Cloud Computing Implementation Strategies


Research Computing in the Cloud


Pedagogical Impact of Cloud Computing


Standards and Open Source Strategies for Cloud Computing


Systems Management in a Cloud Computing Environment


Call for papers

Papers / presentations proposals on the implementation and research issues associated with the virtualization technology, management and security policies and user applications that underlie or utilize solutions like the Virtual Computing Lab and SPSS Decision Management for Education are also encouraged, as here is a significant interest in these areas within the academy presently.


Important dates

October 14, 2011
Call for papers; website open for acceptance

February 3, 2012
Deadline - abstracts for papers/posters due

REVISED: March 2, 2012
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

REVISED: March 23, 2012
Full papers due for preliminary proceedings
* If a problem in meeting this date, please notify Andy Rindos: rindos@us.ibm.com

April 19-20, 2012
ICA CON 2012 in Research Triangle Park, NC


Review Procedure

All submissions will be peer reviewed by appropriate domain experts among those listed on the Program Committee.. The reviewers know that the ICA CON 2012 conference aims to produce innovative as well as quality work, and that authors of selected papers / presentations will be selected and invited to have work published in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing / IJCC.


Submission Format

Submissions should follow the guidelines below:

Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register and present at the conference.


To submit
To submit your extended abstract for consideration, please do so by clicking here and using the following tool: