Call for Papers

ICACON 2018 will be the 6th event in the "International IBM Cloud Academy Conference" series, established to bring together academics and practitioners working on methods and tools to address problems around the development, deployment, management and use of cloud infrastructures.

Of particular interest will be submissions featuring original research or experience reports that address how the transition to cloud computing is transforming education, healthcare and government. The submissions should aim to communicate best practices with real-world examples illustrating improvements in quality, outcomes, lessons learned and return-on-investment.

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.


Institutional Strategy and Organization Design for Cloud Computing


Data Management and Analytics on the Cloud


User Productivity with Cloud Computing


Cloud Computing Implementation Strategies


Research Computing in the Cloud


Pedagogical Impact of Cloud Computing


Standards and Open Source Strategies for Cloud Computing


Systems Management in a Cloud Computing Environment

Call for papers

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

Short papers (extended abstracts) initially submitted for review should be 2-4 pages long. The author(s) should indicate the preferred mode of presentation, i.e., as a sesssion talk or as a poster. Submissions will be managed through EasyChair and peer reviewed by at least three domain experts from among those listed on the Technical Committee.

The best presented papers will then be selected for publication in special issues of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC) and International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) . The final selected papers should follow the IJCC format.

Important dates

March 10, 2018 (extended)
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

April 7, 2018
Notification of Paper Acceptance

April 30, 2018
Camera Ready Paper Submission and Authors Registration Deadline

May 24-26, 2018
Conference Dates

To submit

To submit your extended abstract for consideration, please go to: Abstract/paper submission

For more information, contact conference co-chairs Andy Rindos ( or Kozo Kitamura (

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