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Pinned topic ICA CON 2012, the 1st International IBM Cloud Academy Conference. Paper Submission for Cloud Conference -- Extended till Feb. 3rd!

‏2012-01-24T08:18:37Z |
Cloud Event

ICA CON 2012, the 1st International IBM Cloud Academy Conference, will provide an exciting opportunity for educators and researchers to share ideas and experiences in cloud computing. The conference is open to both K-12 and higher education institutions already implementing cloud technologies and services, or considering doing so.
The program will include invited keynotes, technical papers, position papers, workshops and a technology showcase. The technical papers portion of the conference program will feature experience reports and original research papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations on cloud computing research or implementations in progress. Selected papers from conference proceedings will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Cloud Computing IJCC

ICA CON 2012 will be an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas, embracing cloud technologies, sharing results and experiences, and networking with other leading institutions who are already implementing cloud solutions. 
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

February 17, 2012
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

March 16, 2012
Full papers due for preliminary proceedings

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 (link resides outside of

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:

For authors, reviewers and committee members

Conference website:

If you plan to attend, please register at:
For more information, contact conference co-chairs Andy Rindos ( or Chris Bernbrock (