2nd International
IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2014

Thursday and Friday, May 8 -9, 2014
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia USA


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 there is a significant interest in these areas within the academy presently.


Important dates

July 26, 2013
Call for papers; website open for submissions

March 14, 2014
Deadline - short papers/poster descriptions due

March 28, 2014
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

April 14, 2014
Full papers due for preliminary proceedings

May 8-9, 2014
ICA CON 2014 in Atlanta, GA


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 2014 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 special issues of the International Journal of Cloud Computing / IJCC and Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience

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 go to: Abstract/paper submission

For more information, contact conference co-chairs Andy Rindos (rindos@us.ibm.com) or Yi Pan (yipan@gsu.edu)


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