The IBM Cloud Academy,

IBM Centers for Advanced Studies and

Georgia State University
invite you to the

2nd  International IBM Cloud Academy Conference

ICA CON 2014

Thursday and Friday, May 8-9, 2014

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302

Conference website can be found at        education/cloudacademy/us/en/        cloud_academy_conference_2014.        html

ICA CON 2014, the 2nd 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. 
We invite submission of papers and 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.
February 21, 2014

Deadline - short papers (approx. 2 pages)/poster descriptions due

March 14, 2014
Acceptance notification to authors/presenters of papers/posters for conference

April 14, 2014
Full papers due for preliminary proceedings

May 8-9, 2014
ICA CON 2014 in Atlanta, GA

Review Procedure

All submissions will be peer reviewed by appropriate domain experts among those listed on the Program Reviewers Committee. The reviewers know that the ICA CON 2014 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 special issues of the International Journal of Cloud Computing / IJCC and Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

Submission Format

Paper and poster submissions should follow the guidelines below:

Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register and present at the conference.

General Chairs:
Andy Rindos (IBM)
Yi Pan (GSU)

Program Chairs:
Anu Bourgeois (GSU)
Alisha D. Malloy (NCCU)
Juan Pablo Napoli (IBM)
Yannis Viniotis (NC State)
Yelena Yesha (UMBC)

Steering Committee:
Geoffrey Fox (Indiana U)
Yaser Jararweh (Jordan University of Science and Technology)

For more information, contact conference general co-chairs
Andy Rindos ( or Yi Pan (


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