Papers Publications

All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Distinguished papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version to some prestigious indexed International Journals.

How to Submit?

Submitted manuscripts are limited to 8 pages and have to be formatted according to the IEEE Proceedings template. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. At least one author of each accepted paper is required present the paper and attend the conference.

Submissions should include paper title, abstract, names of authors, their affiliations, and emails addresses.

The papers should be submitted in PDF format to the CloudTech easychair online submission website.

Submission Regular Paper


Notification Regular Paper

Papers submitted before 1 August will receive notfication starting from 20 August 2018. Papers submitted after 1 August are notified starting from 1 October.

Registration Regular Paper

Starts 20 August 2018

Submission Special Session Paper

03 September 2018

Notification Special Session Paper

1 October 2018

Registration Special Session Paper

Starts 20 August 2018

The 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications (CloudTech 2018) will be held from November 26th to November 28th, 2018, in Brussels. After the success of the three previous editions (CloudTech’15) and (CloudTech’16) and (CloudTech’17), we are very glad to announce the Fourth edition of CloudTech’18. This edition will be organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and National College of IT (ENSIAS, Mohamed V University) in partnership with the Moroccan Association of Cloud Computing during Nov. 26-28, 2018 in Brussels-Belgium.

Cloud computing has recently gained great attention from both academia and IT industry as a new infrastructure requiring smaller investments in hardware platform, staff training, or licensing new software tools. Cloud computing can be seen as any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, extends the Internet existing capabilities. CloudTech 2018 is expected to attract more than 200 of industry professionals, scientists, and academics from all over the world.

CloudTech’18 will address topics related to cloud technologies; architecture and applications including distributed computing and data centers, cloud infrastructure and its security, end-user services, Big data and its applications, HPC, IoT and its applications. The conference will provide a high-level, international forum for scientists, researchers, professionals, and students who will have the opportunity to present state-of-the-art research results, address new challenges, and discuss trends in Cloud Technology and Big data.

Next to the regular tracks we have four special sessions related to innovative applications like Smart Cities, Cloud Based Remote Laboratories for Education, RFID in the Cloud, and a demo-session for innovations achieved trough prototyping and simulation.

We invite you to submit research papers related to following conference tracks

Cloud Architectures and Applications

  • Intercloud architecture models
  • Cloud services delivery models, campus integration and “last mile” issues
  • Networking technologies
  • Programming models & systems or tools
  • Cloud system design with FPGAs, GPUs or APUs
  • Scalability and performance
  • Resource provisioning, monitoring, management & maintenance
  • Operational, economic & business models
  • Green data centers
  • Computational resources, storage and network virtualization
  • Resource monitoring
  • Virtual desktops
  • Resilience, fault tolerance and disaster recovery
  • Modeling and performance evaluation
  • Energy efficiency

Cloud Services and Applications

  • Cloud services models and frameworks
  • Cloud services reference models and standardization
  • Cloud-powered services design
  • Business processes, compliance and certification
  • Data management applications and services
  • Application workflows and scheduling
  • Application benchmarks and use cases
  • Fault-tolerance and availability of cloud services and applications
  • Application development and debugging tools
  • Business models and economics of cloud services

IoT and Mobile on Cloud

  • IoT cloud architectures and models
  • Cloud-based dynamic composition of IoT
  • Cloud-based and context-aware IoT
  • Mobile cloud architectures and models
  • Green mobile cloud computing
  • Resource management in mobile cloud environments
  • Cloud support for mobility-aware networking protocols
  • Multimedia applications in mobile cloud environments
  • Cloud-based mobile networks and applications

Big Data

  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • Approximate and scalable statistical methods
  • Graph algorithms
  • Querying and search
  • Data lifecycle management
  • Frameworks, tools and their composition
  • Virtualization for big data on cloud
  • MapReduce with cloud for big data processing
  • Big data storage, integration, service and mining
  • Big data security issues in cloud computing
  • Big data privacy in cloud computing

High Performance Computing using the Cloud

  • Load balancing
  • Middleware solutions
  • Scalable scheduling
  • HPC as a Service
  • Programming models
  • Use cases and experience reports
  • Cloud deployment systems
  • TCO analysis Cloud vs HPC
  • Web services

Distributed Cloud, Cloud Brokering or Edge Computing

  • Distributed Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud federation and hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Utility Computing (UC)
  • Cloud Brokering Problem
  • Edge Computing infrastructure
  • Cloudlets
  • Fog Computing Systems
  • Real Time Cloud

Security and Privacy

  • Cloud-centric Mobile security
  • Security for emerging cloud programming models
  • Cloud-delivered security services
  • Cryptographic protocols for cloud security
  • Cloud threat/attack/vulnerability models
  • Security, integrity and privacy for Cloud Computing
  • Reliability, Fault Tolerance, Quality-of-Service
  • Trust and policy management in the Cloud
  • Secure Identity Access Management
  • New standards, guidelines, best practices for security and privacy in the Cloud
  • Security risk models for cloud computing
  • Legal issues in the Cloud
  • Incident Response in the Cloud
  • Accountability and audit
  • Cloud integrity
  • Cryptography for and in the cloud
  • Hypervisor security
  • Identity management and security as a service
  • Prevention of data loss or leakage
  • Secure, interoperable identity management
  • Trust and credential management
  • Trusted computing
  • Usable security
  • Cloud security

Cloud Energy Efficiency

  • Service Level Agreements and Performance Measurement
  • Energy-aware computing and communications
  • Energy-efficient networking and computing infrastructures
  • Energy-aware resource allocation and scheduling mechanisms
  • Green materials and devices designs
  • Usage of renewable energy for green ICT operation
  • Cross-layer optimization of green networking infrastructures
  • Life-cycle analysis of computing equipment
  • Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling
  • Climate and ecosystem monitoring
  • Energy-efficient data center and cloud technologies
  • Green computing models, simulations, designs, and paradigms