To participate to the Cloud Forward 2016 Conference, authors are invited to submit papers related to the following topics of interest.
A Best Paper Award will be conferred to the author(s) of a paper presented at the conference, selected by the International Program Committee based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing and the paper presentation quality.The CF2016 best paper award carries with it the publication of an extended paper in IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine
Selection criteria are:
The best paper awards were chosen by a subset of the ISC using the following criteria:
A Best Joint Paper Award will be conferred to the author(s) of a paper presented at the conference that focuses on evaluation, comparison, integration, interoperability of research approaches developed in the framework of different projects and efforts.
Additional selection criteria for the joint award are:
Conference proceedings will be published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series as for CF2015. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on Elsevier website and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP.
Paper submissions should be formatted according to the Elsevier Procedia Computer Science series proceedings (guidelines and templates – including LaTex -are available) and they should not exceed 10 pages including figures and references. Original papers can be submitted via EasyChair.
In addition the conference provides opportunities for posters and demonstrations. Proposals (including title, short abstract and contact information) should be submitted on the same schedule and in the same way as the papers.
Each paper and poster must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the current year proceedings.
We expect, as for CF2015 (currently in final negotiations), that extended versions of up to 10 accepted CF2016 papers will be invited to be published by Elsevier in a special issue of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems. For additional information and clarifications please contact the conference chairs: Keith Jeffery or Lutz Schubert.
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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