This book contains the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2015) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). This conference was held in Cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems.
The technical program of CLOSER 2015 covered areas like “Cloud Computing Fundamentals”, “Services Science Foundation for Cloud Computing”, “Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications”, “Cloud Computing Enabling Technology” and “Mobile Cloud Computing and Services”. We expect that these proceedings will appeal to a broad audience of engineers, scientists and business people interested in cloud computing and service systems. We further believe that the papers in these proceedings demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlight technical problems in the mentioned areas that are
challenging and worthwhile.
The conference was also complemented with the second edition of the Emerging Software as a Service and Analytics Workshop – EsaaSA 2015 (co-chaired by Victor Chang, Muthu Ramachandran, Gary Wills, Robert Walters, Verena Kantere and Chung-Sheng Li).
CLOSER 2015 received 146 paper submissions from all continents. From these, 23 papers were published and presented as full papers, 64 were accepted as short papers. These numbers, leading to a full-paper acceptance ratio of 15,8 % and an oral paper acceptance ratio of 60%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference.
The high quality of the CLOSER 2015 programme was enhanced by five keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including: Victor Chang (Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom), Paolo Traverso (Center for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy), Omer Rana (Cardiff University, United Kingdom), Chung-Sheng Li (IBM, United States) and Cornel Klein ( Siemens AG, Germany).
The meeting was also complemented with a Doctoral Consortium on “Cloud Computing and Services Science” chaired by Prof. Paulo Novais.
The high number and high quality of the papers received imposed difficult choices in the review process. Each paper was reviewed by at least two experts. Those papers that, according to the reviews, were considered adequately balanced in terms of quality, originality and relevance to the conference themes were selected. We hope that these Conference Proceedings, submitted for indexation to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP, EI and Scopus, may help the Cloud Computing community to find interesting research work. All presented papers will be available at the SCITEPRESS digital library. Furthermore, a short list of presented papers will be selected and their authors invited to submit an extended and revised version of their paper to be included in a forthcoming book of CLOSER Selected Papers to be published in CCIS Series by Springer during 2015. A short list of papers will also be selected for publication in a special issue of the Springer's Computing journal and Grid Computing journal.
At the closing session, awards based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation, as evaluated by session chairs at the conference venue, were conferred to the best papers and the best student papers submitted to the conference. The best paper award for this year´s edition was sponsored by Dell.
As a final point, we would like to express our thanks, first of all, to the authors of the technical papers, whose work and dedication make possible to put together a program that we believe is very exciting and of high technical quality. Next, we would like to thank all the members of the program committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and time. We would also like to thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for sharing their vision with the CLOSER 2015 audience. Special thanks should be addressed to the INSTICC Steering Committee whose invaluable work made this event possible and finally, a word of appreciation for the hard work of the secretariat: organizing a conference of this level is a task that can only be achieved by the collaborative effort of a dedicated and highly capable team.
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