CFP CLOSER 2017 – Int’l Conf. on Cloud Computing and Services Science (Porto/Portugal)

The 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2017 – has an open call for papers, whose deadline is scheduled for November 21, 2016. We hope you can participate in this conference by submitting a paper reflecting your current research in any of the following areas:
– Services Science
– Data as a Service
– Cloud Operations and Analytics
– Mobile  Cloud  Computing
– Edge Cloud and Fog Computing
– Service Modelling and Analytics
– Cloud Computing Fundamentals
– Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications
– Cloud Computing Enabling Technology

CLOSER 2017 will be held in Porto, Portugal, April 24 – 26, 2017.

The conference will be sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS) and technically co-sponsored by the EGI. INSTICC is Member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG). The conference logistics partner is the Science and Technology Events (SCITEVENTS).

The 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2017, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and techniques to design, analyze, manage, market and study various aspects of Cloud Computing.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:
– Stefan Tai, TU Berlin, Germany
– Jin Li, Guangzhou University, China
– Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library ( SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (

Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (

We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the following Workshop, whose deadline is scheduled for January 17, 2017:
– Workshop on Tools for an Energy Efficient Cloud (TEEC)

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.
We would like to highlight the Doctoral Consortium on Cloud Computing and Services Science that will take place in conjunction with CLOSER and aims to provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field (

CLOSER 2017 will be held in conjunction with COMPLEXIS (International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk –, IoTBDS (2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security –, SMARTGREENS (6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems –,  VEHITS (3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems –  in Porto, Portugal. Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of COMPLEXIS, IoTBDS, SMARTGREENS and VEHITS conferences as a non-speaker.

Please check further details at the CLOSER conference website (
Should you have any question please don’t hesitate contacting me.