3rd International IBM Cloud Academy Conference

May 21-23, 2015, Budapest University of
Technology and Economics (BME)
Budapest, Hungary


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

December 10, 2014
Call for papers/posters; website open for submissions

March 16, 2015
Deadline - short papers/poster descriptions due

April 15, 2015
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

May 2, 2015
One page abstract due for preliminary proceedings distributed at the conference

May 15, 2015
Full papers (up to 10 pages) due for consideration for publication in IJCC and/or published on-line

May 21-23, 2015
ICA CON 2015 in Budapest, Hungary

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 2015 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

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 Andras Pataricza (pataric@mit.bme.hu)

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