The IBM Cloud Academy,
IBM Centers for Advanced Studies and
University of Alberta
invite you to submit a paper to the
4th International IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2016

Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, 2016
at the University of Alberta
(Edmonton, Alberta, CA)

Conference website at   education/cloudacademy/us/en/   cloud_academy_conference_2016.   html
Best papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing

For more information, contact conference general co-chairs
Andy Rindos ( or Eleni Stroulia (

ICA CON 2016, the 4th 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 the conference proceedings will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC; see   jhome.php?jcode=ijcc ).

ICA CON 2016 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.

Topics of Interest

A range of topics relevant to cloud computing in education, government and research are of interest, including (but not limited to) the ones below.

Standards and Open Source Strategies for Cloud Computing
Institutional Strategy and Planning for Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing Implementation Strategies
Systems Management in a Cloud Computing Environment
Building Green Data Centers
Software-engineering for the cloud
Data Management and Analytics on the Cloud
User Productivity with Cloud Computing
Research Computing in the Cloud
Pedagogical Impact of Cloud Computing

At least one author for each accepted paper should register and present at the conference.

Submissions will be managed through
EasyChair ( Initial short paper submissions (extended abstracts) should be 2-4 pages long and authors should indicate the preferred mode of presentation (presentation or poster).

All submissions will be peer reviewed by three domain experts from among those listed on the Technical and other Committees given below. 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 (IJCC; see   jhome.php?jcode=ijcc ). Camera ready manuscripts should follow the format given at   info/inauthors/index.php.

Important dates

April 1, 2016: Submissions due (at least 2 page short paper or extended abstract)
April 29, 2016: Notifications to authors
May 20, 2016:  Camera-ready manuscripts due
June 2-3, 2016:  ICA CON 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

To submit 

To submit your short paper (extended abstract) for consideration, please go to   conferences/?conf=icacon2016.

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General Co-Chairs:
Andy Rindos (IBM)
Eleni Stroulia (U Alberta)

Steering Committee:

Alisha Malloy (NCCU)
Andras Pataricza (BME)
Diem Ho (IBM)
Imre Kocsis (BME)
Yaser Jararweh (JUST)
Yi Pan (GSU)

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Mike Bauer (UWO)

Vio Onut (IBM)
Yaser Jararweh (JUST)

Proceedings Chair:
Alisha Malloy (NCCU)

Local Chair
Monica Sawchyn (IBM)

For more information, contact conference general co-chairs Andy Rindos ( or Eleni Stroulia (

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