Call for SME Posters

The Cloud Forward conference 2016 invites SMEs to present their innovative products, services, technologies and R&D interests in cloud computing as a poster to a wide audience from academia and industry. It will give you an opportunity to discuss a topic with other conference attendees, and generate fruitful connections. It is also an opportunity to get visible at European level for the technology or knowhow you are investing into, and make it become linked to your brand.

Posters will be peer-reviewed based on excellence, innovation, impact and clarity. Accepted poster papers will published in the electronic proceedings and showcased online in the conference website.

Topic of Interests

Track “Distributed and cloud computing”

  • Modelling approaches and programming models
  • Model-based service engineering
  • Performance prediction and analysis
  • Data mobility and interoperability
  • Cross-provider service portability
  • Choreography and orchestration of services
  • Service management techniques
  • Big data management and analytics
  • Placement and scheduling approaches
  • Energy-efficient design and management
  • High availability in virtualized environments
  • Quality assurance and optimization
  • Data privacy and protection, ownership management and sharing mechanisms
  • Multi-cloud environments /applications engineering, operation and management
  • Distributed applications security and management
  • Data and services sharing among private clouds
  • Policy access modelling, enforcement and governance mechanisms
  • Service Level Agreements modelling, monitoring, and lifecycle support services
  • Federated (private) Cloud infrastructures management
  • Time-critical applications management
  • Experiences of utilising products from CLOUD computing research efforts
  • Experiences from the public procurement of CLOUD computing services
  • Utilisation and validation of CLOUD computing in the public and private (industrial) sector
  • Monitoring and evaluation of CLOUD computing service level objectives

Track “Towards complete computing”

  • Problems encountered in utilising CLOUD computing
  • Requirements of ICT systems beyond CLOUD computing
  • Innovative solutions beyond CLOUD computing
  • Influence of Big data, Internet of Things and mobile devices on beyond Cloud developments
  • Legal and technical standardization efforts


The title and abstract – with an illustrative image if appropriate – of original posters, can be submitted to the PC Chairs (see below).  Successful posters will be displayed in the coffee area of the conference where poster authors can discuss their poster with the attendees.
For additional information / clarifications please contact the conference chairs: keith.jeffery@keithgjefferyconsultants.co.uklutz.schubert@uni-ulm.de

Important Dates

Poster submission: CLOSED
Author notification: 23/09/2016
Camera ready: 18/10/2016 (at the conference)

Attendance and Registration

Poster authors are expected to register for the conference and poster presentation (100,00€ + 50,00€) and to attend their poster during breaks and dedicated time slots to stimulate discussions.

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Cloud Forward is an initiative of the Hola Cloud Project (Effective collaboration for European R&D and Innovation in Software, Services and Cloud computing: Knowledge discovery and Roadmapping). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 645197

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