NordiCloud: Nordic Symposium on Cloud Computing and Internet Technologies seeks several kinds of contributions (August 20 – 21, 2012, Helsinki, Finland)

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NordiCloud: Nordic Symposium on Cloud Computing and Internet Technologies (http://www.nordicloud.net)

August 20 – 21, 2012, Helsinki, Finland, Co-located with WICSA/ECSA 2012 (http://www.wicsa.net)


  • Contributions due: June 18, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: June 29, 2012
  • Camera-ready paper due: July 9, 2012
  • Symposium: August 20-21, 2012

Cloud Computing has emerged as a popular computing paradigm, which promises to be a major driver of business innovation by exploiting the technological advances of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Like in other parts of the World, many companies from Nordic and Baltic regions have started using Cloud-enabled infrastructure and services and dozens of others are considering entering in this foray. An increasing number of companies from Nordic/Baltic regions have also started offering or making plans for offering different types of cloud computing services and products. Given the increasing popularity and importance of cloud computing in the Nordic/Baltic regions, several R&D projects and educational programs have been initiatved with the involvement of several dozens of academic and corporate researchers who have been collaborating locally and internationally to provide the much needed knoweldge, understanding, and skills on the technical and socio-technical aspects of cloud-based technologies and cutting edge solutions to the associated challenges. 

The Nordic Symposium on Cloud Computing & Internet Technologies (NordiCloud) has been found with the main goal of providing an industrial and scientific forum for enhancing collaboration between industry and acadmic communities from Nordic and Baltic countries in the area of Cloud Computing and Internet Technologies. This forum also aims to provide a bridge between the cloud computing researchers and practitioners from Nordic/Baltic countries and Cloud computing communicaties in other parts of the World. The target audience of the symposium are researchers and practitioners who are working on Cloud Computing or emerging areas of the Internet Technologies. This forum will provide the participants with an opportunity to build synergies for leveraging existing and/or building new competencies for exploiting the Cloud Computing and the Internet Technologies for the benefits of organizations and societies in the World in general and in the Nordic/Baltic regions in particular. This forum will also enable the participants to exchange knowledge and experiences and discuss future trends for Cloud Computing and Internet Technologies.

The symposium seeks several kinds of contributions:

  • Peer-reviewed research and experience papers (full research papers, position papers, poster papers)
  • Industrial presenations on challegesn, experiences, and lessons learned from evaluating, adopting and maintaining cloud-based infrastructures and services
  • Project progress presentations (National and EU projects)
  • Panel discussions
  • Consortium building presentations and initiatives

The symposium will seek contributions on any topic related to cloud computing & Internet Technologies. Example topics can be:

  • Service and deployment models of Cloud computing
  • Design and evaluation of systems for cloud-based technologies
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Monitoring and adaptation challegnes and solutions
  • Software development paradigms for cloud computing
  • Evaluation approaches for cloud providers and cloud-based systems
  • Energy efficiency of cloud based system and data centres
  • Economic and business perspectives on cloud computing
  • Socio-technical issues
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) for smart offices and homes
  • cloud computing and Internet technologies for social computing
  • Privacy and security issues and solutions
  • Training and education programs for cloud computing
  • Programming paradigms for cloud computing
  • Cloud computing for supporting software development paradigms and organizational structures

Paper Submission to the peer-reviewed track:

NordiCloud seeks three types of papers for the peer-reviewed track:

Full research papers and industrial experience reports (6-8 pages).

Position papers (4-5 pages).

Poster papers (1-2 pages).

For the requirements of each kind of papers, please visit the symposium website (http://www.nordicloud.net

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All accepted papers will appear in the second volume of the WICSA/ECSA 2012 conference proceedings.

Submissions must be done using the EASYCHAIR system that will be made avaiable from the symposium website. All types of papers must conform to the ACM SIGS proceedings format and guidelines.

For all other types of contributions, please check the symposium website: http://www.nordicloud.net

Organizing Committee:

General Chair

M. Ali Babar, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Program Chairs

Åke Edlund, KTH/CSC/PDC, Sweden.

Tommi Mikkonen, Technical University of Tempere, Finland.

Parastoo Mohagheghi, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Norway.

Symposium Coordination Chair

Sébastien Mosser, SINTEF, Norway.

Publication Chair

Peep Küngas, University of TarTu, Estonia, Publication Chair