Call for papers

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Call for papers

The annual ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. We solicit original contributions on all aspects of cloud computing. We particularly encourage submissions on the research, development, practice, and experience of cloud computing systems and data management. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following, when related to cloud:

  • Administration and Manageability
  • Application, Analytics, Database as a Service
  • Data Services Architectures
  • Data Markets
  • Distributed and Parallel Query Processing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Energy Efficiency and Management
  • Fault Tolerance, High Availability, and Reliability
  • IoT Infrastructure
  • Large Scale Cloud Applications
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Networking and SDNs
  • Platform for Services
  • Privacy of Data and Computation
  • Programming Models
  • Provisioning and Metering
  • Query Optimization
  • Resource Management
  • Scientific Data Management
  • Security of Infrastructure and Services
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Storage Systems and New Technologies
  • Transactional Models
  • Virtualization, Containers, VMs

Submission categories

Authors are invited to submit original papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. A submission to the symposium may be one of the following types.

  • Research Papers describe original research, where novelty is a primary consideration.
  • Experience Papers describe industrial and academic experiences with existing systems, where lessons from the experience are a primary consideration.
  • Vision Papers describe speculative but well-reasoned and thought-provoking ideas, where insight is a primary consideration.

Submissions will be judged based on their originality, technical merit, relevance, value to the community, and likelihood of producing interesting discussions at the symposium. Submissions will be kept confidential until accepted. Rejected submissions will be kept confidential permanently.

Submission guidelines

Papers must meet the following formatting rules in order to be considered for publication. Submissions cannot be accompanied by nondisclosure, confidentiality, or similar agreements. Papers that violate these requirements will be rejected without reviews. Non-rejected papers will be shepherded, and final acceptance will be conditional on the shepherd’s approval.

Paper format & fonts

Submissions must be in PDF format using 10-point font on 12-point leading, Times-Roman or similar typeface, letter-sized paper, double column, a text block of 6.5 inches wide by 9 inches tall, with numbered pages. A LaTeX template is available here, but authors can use other templates or editors that conform with the requirements. Judicious use of color is permitted, but the paper should print clearly in black and white.

Latex Template

Page limit

Submissions can have up to 12 pages, including title, author list, and abstract, but excluding references.

Paper type

Following the list of author names and affiliations on the first page, papers should indicate the submission type (research, experience, vision).


Details and deadlines for poster submissions are available in the call for posters. Papers accepted to the conference are automatically allowed to have a poster.

Submission site

Papers can be submitted here.

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