CLOSER 2021 : 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 30 Nov 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Apr 28, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Conference Address Prague, Czech Republic
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Conference Call for Papers


11th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science CLOSER


April 28 – 30, 2021 Prague, Czech Republic

Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by: SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, EI and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Regular Paper Submission: November 30, 2020

Authors Notification (regular papers): February 5, 2021

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 22, 2021

Position Paper Submission: January 19, 2021

Authors Notification (position papers): February 24, 2021

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: March 9, 2021


The 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2021, focuses on the highly important 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. Emerging Enterprise Technologies are profoundly changing the way we think of IT – from economics and efficiency to process and usage models. Many organizations look to the “externalized” IT systems and services as a potential cost-savings advantage by moving internally hosted IT services to external providers. Other organizations view the “external” IT as potential disaster recovery systems or as on-demand capacity to boost business continuity and customer service levels. We need to take a closer look, discerning what emerging enterprise technologies are and how they can catalyze creativity and produce a competitive advantage. There is hence a new wave of interest in ‘Externalization of IT’ – anything as a service (including Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service), On Demand delivery, outsourcing, edge cloud and so on. This emerging facilitation and way of utilizing services through IT is what we are referring to as Cloud Computing.

Conference Topics:

Area 1: Services Science

– Business Process Management and Web Services

– Service Innovation

– Service Lifecycle Management

– Service-Oriented Architecture

– Service Society

– Service Management

– Service Platforms

– Business Services Realized by IT Services

– Enterprise Architectures and Services

– Industrial Applications of Services Science

– Information and Service Economy

– Internet of Services

– Model-Driven Web Service Engineering

– Semantic and Service Web

– Microservices: Automation, Deployment and Management, Resource Allocation Elasticity, Service State and Resilience

Area 2: Data as a Service

– On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) Services

– NOSQL Services: Store, Visualization, Processing

– Time Series Services: Databases, Dashboards

– Data Markets

– Ethics and Trust

– Service Modelling and Analytics – Services Mapping and Artificial Intelligence

Area 3: Cloud Operations

– Cloud Management Platforms

– Cloud Reliability and Resilience

– Cloud Automation

– Hybrid Clouds and Their Integration

Area 4: Edge Cloud and Fog Computing

– Edge Cloud Orchestration

– Cluster Management

– Edge Cloud Network Management

– Edge Cloud Data Management

– IoT-Cloud Integration

Area 5: Service Modelling and Analytics

– Cloud Cost Analysis

– Service Discovery

– Service Modeling and Specification

– Service Monitoring and Control

– Services Security and Reliability

– Service Ecosystems

– Service Simulation

– Service Performance Analytics

– Analytics and Services

Area 6: Mobile Cloud Computing

– Mobile and Energy-Efficient Use of Clouds

– Mobile and Wearable Computing Systems and Services

– Mobile Cloud Architectures and Models

– Mobile Cloud Networking

– Mobile Commerce, Handheld Commerce and emarkets on Cloud

Area 7: Cloud Computing Fundamentals

– Cloud Application Portability

– Privacy, Security and Trust

– Federated Cloud

– Web Services

– Consistency and Consensus

– Cloud Computing Architecture

– Cloud Delivery Models

– Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud

– Cloud Interoperability

– Cloud Risk, Challenges and Governance

– Cloud Standards

– QoS for Applications on Clouds

– Resource Management

Area 8: Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications

– Access Control

– Development Methods for Cloud Applications

– XaaS

– Cloud Services

– Mobile Cloud Computing Models, Infrastructures and Approaches

– Cloud Data Centers, Storage and Networking Technologies

– Mobile-Aware Cloud Data Management and Data Retrieval

– High Performance Computing Cloud Applications ; Use Cases , Experiences with HPC Clouds

– Hybrid Cloud Integration

– Cloud Brokering

– Cloud Workflow Management Systems

– Cloud Solution Design Patterns

– Native Cloud Applications

– Cloud for Enterprise Business Transformation

– Cloud Application Architectures

– Cloud Application Scalability and Availability

– Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring

– Cloud Economics

– Cloud Middleware Frameworks

– Engineering Mobile Clouds and Mobile-Based Systems

– Social and Green Cloud Computing

Area 9: Cloud Computing Enabling Technology

– API Management

– Security, Privacy and Compliance Management

– Virtualization Technologies

– Containers, Containerization and Enablement

– Container Composition and Orchestration

– Container Performance

– Container Security and Isolation

– Microservices

– Multi-Cloud Solutions Enablement

– Cloud Quality and Performance

– Cloud Optimization and Automation

– Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition

– Cloud Management and Operations

– High Performance Cloud Computing

– Cloud Migration

– Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements

– Function-as-a-Service and Serverless Computing


Maarten van Steen, University of Twente, Netherlands

Ingo Weber, TU Berlin, Germany

Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Sweden


Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Markus Helfert, Maynooth University, Ireland

Donald Ferguson, Columbia University, United States


CLOSER Secretariat

Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C

Tel: +351 265 520 185

Fax: +351 265 520 186



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