service: (ICACON 2012) International IBM Cloud Academy Conference

ICA CON 2012, the 1st International IBM Cloud Academy Conference, will provide an exciting opportunity for educators and researchers to share ideas and experiences in cloud computing. The conference is open to both K-12 and higher education institutions already implementing cloud technologies and services, or considering doing so.
The program will be derived from the refereed review of proposals, presently envisioned to include invited keynotes, technical papers, position papers, workshops and a technology showcase. The technical papers portion of the conference program will feature experience reports and original research papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations on cloud computing research or implementations in progress. Selected papers from conference proceedings will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Cloud Computing

Conference Web Page

 

CALL FOR PAPERSThe IBM Cloud Academy and
 IBM Centers for Advanced Studies (RTP, Chicago, Heritage Corridor, Tucson, Florida)  
invite you to the
1st  International IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2012
Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 2012
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
at the IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center
Building 400, Cornwallis Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Conference website: http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/cloud_academy_conference.html

If you plan to attend, please register at:
http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/cloud_academy_conference_4.html
We are currently accepting submissions for papers and poster presentations at:
http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/cloud_academy_conference_2.html
Best papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing

For more information, contact conference co-chairs Andy Rindos (rindos@us.ibm.com) or Chris Bernbrock (cwbernbr@us.ibm.com)
 

ICA CON 2012, the 1st International IBM Cloud Academy Conference, will provide an exciting opportunity for educators and researchers to share ideas and experiences in cloud computing. The conference is open to both K-12 and higher education institutions already implementing cloud technologies and services, or considering doing so.

The program will include invited keynotes, technical papers, position papers, workshops and a technology showcase. The technical papers portion of the conference program will feature experience reports and original research papers. The technology showcase will feature poster presentations and demonstrations on cloud computing research or implementations in progress. Selected papers from conference proceedings will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Cloud Computing IJCChttp://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijcc
ICA CON 2012 will be an excellent venue for presenting original work, exchanging new ideas, embracing cloud technologies, sharing results and experiences, and networking with other leading institutions who are already implementing cloud solutions. 

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

  • Building the institution’s future infrastructure on a cloud
  • Culture change challenges in transitioning to cloud computing
  • Economic Models of, and Economic Development through, Cloud Computing
  • Financial impact and benefits of cloud computing
  • Roadmap for adoption, integration and transition to cloud computing

Data Management and Analytics on the Cloud

  • Business Intelligence for education and research purposes using cloud computing
  • Analytics and predictive analytics in cloud environments
  • Big Data in clouds
  • Storage management and clouds

User Productivity with Cloud Computing

  • Collaboration using cloud computing
  • Enhancing accessibility through cloud services
  • Workloads and Use Cases of cloud for education and research

Cloud Computing Implementation Strategies

  • Building Green Data Centers
  • Data Center migration to cloud computing
  • Energy Management Considerations
  • Integration and workflow of cloud services
  • Impact on IT Infrastructure Management with cloud computing
  • IT Service and Relationship Management (Business and IT)
  • Service Oriented Architecture and cloud computing
  • Software development services with cloud computing

Research Computing in the Cloud

  • High Performance Computing and cloud computing
  • Research computing models using cloud computing

Pedagogical Impact of Cloud Computing

  • Impact on learning and teaching with cloud computing
  • Delivering educational resources via a cloud
  • New and Innovative Pedagogical Approaches with cloud
  • Service Sciences, Management and Engineering (SSME)

Standards and Open Source Strategies for Cloud Computing

  • Innovations in IP (especially as relates to Open Source)
  • Open standards for cloud computing

Systems Management in a Cloud Computing Environment

  • Service level agreements and clouds
  • Security, identity, trust and privacy on clouds
  • Software licensing in education for cloud computing

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 here is a significant interest in these areas within the academy presently.

Important dates

October 14, 2011
Call for papers; website open for acceptance

February 3, 2012
Deadline – abstracts for papers/posters due

February 17, 2012
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

March 16, 2012
Full papers due for preliminary proceedings

April 19-20, 2012
ICA CON 2012 in Research Triangle Park, NC

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 2012 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 a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing / IJCChttp://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijcc

Submission Format

Submissions should follow the guidelines below:

  • Abstract up to 250 words; conference paper submissions should not exceed 10 pages (selected IJCC submissions can be longer)
  • Anonymized (remove author names and affiliations) for the review process.
  • To facilitate the subsequent publication of selected manuscripts, we suggest you check with the guidelines used by the International Journal of Cloud Computing at the outset: Submissions guidelines(http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31)

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:

http://www.ibm.com/solutions/education/cloudacademy/us/en/cloud_academy_conference_2.html

For more information, contact conference co-chairs Andy Rindos (rindos@us.ibm.com) or Chris Bernbrock (cwbernbr@us.ibm.com)

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Program Co-Chairs and Steering Committee 
Sharon Pitt, George Mason University
Art Vandenberg *, Georgia State University
Mladen Vouk, North Carolina State University
Chris Bernbrock, IBM
Son Huynh, IBM
Paul Kontogiorgis, IBM
Andy Rindos *, IBM

* Proceedings Co-Chairs as well 
  Program Co-Chairs will also serve as reviewers

Registration Chair
Alisha Malloy, North Carolina Central University

Program / Reviewers Committee 
Fernando Brito e Abreu (ISCTE-IUL)

Rui Aguiar (U de Aveiro)
D Turgay Altilar (Istanbul Tech U)
Rodolfo Ambrosetti (IBM) 
Glenn Ammons (IBM)
Arun Anandasivam (KIT)
Shivnath Babu (Duke)
Helena Barbas (U Nova de Lisboa)
Jorge Gomes Barbosa (U Porta)

Joao Paulo Barros (IP Beja)
Umesh Bellur (IITB)
Michel Bezy (CMU)

David Bernstein (IBM)
Peter Bloodsworth (NUST)
Isabel Sofia Brito (IP Beja)
Bob Brookshire (U of SC)
Larry Burton (NCA&T)
Miguel Calejo (Universidade do Minho)
Paul Carlson (City of Columbus)
Anu Chirinos (FIU)
Rada Chirkova (NC State)
Sue Conger (U Dallas) 

Antonio Corradi (U Bologna)
João Falcão e Cunha (U Porta)
Jose Cunha (U Nova de Lisboa)

Ron Dattero (U Missouri)
Carlos De Backer (U Antwerp)
Murthy Devarakonda (IBM)
Michael Devetsikiotis (NC State)
Bruce Dillon (IBM)
Beniamino Di Martino (Seconda U di Napoli)
Henrique João L. Domingos (New U Lisbon)

Robert Eades (IBM)
Chaker El Amrani (Abdelmalek Essaadi U)

D. Cenk Erdil (Bilgi U)
Terry Escamilla (IBM)

Rustem Faizullin (IBM)
Wuchun Feng (VA Tech)
Vitor Basto Fernandes (Inst. Polytech Leira)
Sew Bun Foong (IBM)
Anne Rivers Forcke (IBM)
Rodney Foreman (IBM)

Joao C. Freitas (U Nova de Lisboa)
Stephane Gagnon (U Québec en Outaouais)
Robert Geist (Clemson)

Enrico Giunchiglia (U Degli Studi Genova)
Clay Gloster (NCA&T)
Sebastien Goasguen (Clemson)
Donna Grant (NCCU)
Adam Grzech (Wroclaw Polytechnic)
Sergio Guerreiro (U Lusófona Human e Tec)
Xiaohui Helen Gu (NC State) 

Rajeev Gupta (IBM)
Milt Halem (UMBC)
Xiao Wei Hu (IBM)
Anupam Joshi (UMBC)

Karuna Joshi (UMBC)
Matjaz B. Juric (U Ljubljana)
Jasleen Kaur (UNC)
Alexander Keller (IBM)
David Kaminsky (IBM)
Bina Khimani (IBM)
Mike Kirgan (FIU)

Petra Kopp (IBM)
Vladimir Korenkov (U Dubna)
Jack Kouloheris (IBM)
Richard Kouri (NC State) 

Michael Kowolenko (NC State)
Helmut Krcmar (Tech U München)
Dietmar Kuebler (IBM)
Eng Pin Kwang (TPU)
Chung-Sheng Li (IBM)
Tao Li (FIU)

Yi Liang (BJUT) 
Dave Lindquist (IBM)
Marin Litoiu (York U)
Richard Lucic (Duke)
Hari Madduri (IBM)
Alisha Malloy (NCCU)

Ludek Matyska (CERIT)
Mukesh Mohania (IBM)
Alan Moraes (U Federal da Paraíba)
Paul Mugge (NC State)

Hamid Mukhtar (NUST)
T. N. Nagabhushan (SJCE)
Chris Nero (IBM)
Peng Ning (NC State)
Charles Nicholas (UMBC)
Rui Oliveira (U Minho)
Yi Pan (GSU)

Andras Pataricza (BME)
Marcelo Perazolo (IBM)
Harry Perros (NC State)
Diane Pozefsky (UNC)
Jan Prins (UNC)
Sivakumar Rajendran (IBM)
Rajiv Ramnath (Ohio State U)
Jayashree Ramanathan (Ohio State U)
Mike Reiter (UNC)
Armanda Rodrigues (U Nova de Lisboa)
Di Rui-Hua (BJUT)

Wieland Sabine (HfTL)
Masoud Sadjadi (FIU)
Fred Sadri (UNCG)

Sambit Sahu (IBM)
Javier González Sánchez (Arizona State U)

Henrique Santos (U Minho)
Sandra Saúde (IP Beja)
Henry Schaffer (NC State)
Berni Schiefer (IBM)
Rainer Schmidt (HTW Aalen)

Jeanne Schreurs (U Hasselt)
Cameron Seay (NCA&T)
Pedro Sequeira (Polytech Inst Santarém)

Eric Sills (NC State)
Mark Simpson (IBM)
Don Smith (UNC)

Pedro Sobral (U Fernando Pessoa)
Mike Spreitzer (IBM)
M. N. Srinivas (U Mysore)
Sarah Stein (NC State)
David Stotts (UNC)
Eleni Stroulia (U Alberta)
Nasseh Tabrizi (ECU)
Kishor Trivedi (Duke)
Bart Vashaw (IBM Research)

Jamshid Vayghan (U Minn)
Jiri Vorisek (U Economics, Prague)
Elizabeth Woodward (IBM
Eric Wiebe (NC State)
Laurie Williams (NC State)
Jacob Yackenovich (IBM)
Yaacov Yesha (UMBC)
Yelena Yesha (UMBC)

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Location: 
IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center,
Building 400, Cornwallis Drive,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709