CLOSER 2017: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science; Porto, Portugal, April 24-26, 2017
Méndez Muñoz V
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This book contains the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2017) held in Porto, Portugal from 24 to 26 of April 2017. This conference was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), technically co-sponsored by EGI and held in cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems. The technical program of CLOSER 2017 covered areas like “Cloud Computing Fundamentals”, “Services Science”, “Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications”, “Cloud Computing Enabling Technology” and “Data as a Service”. 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. CLOSER 2017 received 102 paper submissions from 32 countries. From these, 23 papers were published and presented as full papers. The high quality of the CLOSER 2017 programme was enhanced by three keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including: Jin Li (Guangzhou University, China), Francisco Herrera (University of Granada, Spain) and Stefan Tai (TU Berlin, Germany). Additionally, the conference will also include Roy R. Cecil from IBM Portugal, Portugal, as an invited speaker. 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 2017. A short list of papers will also be selected for publication in a Special issue of Springer’s 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 the chairs at the conference venue, will be conferred to the best paper, best student paper and the best poster submitted to the conference. 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 2017 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.