The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2020)

JULY 7-11, 2020



Call for papers – pdf version

IEEE CLOUD is a flagship conference focusing on innovative cloud computing across all “as a service” categories, including Network, Infrastructure, Platform, Software, and Function. IEEE CLOUD 2020 invites original papers addressing all aspects of cloud computing technology, systems, applications, and business innovations. Technical topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Cloud as a Service

  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • Function as a Service
  • Network as a Service
  • Storage as a Service
  • Everything as a Service

Cloud Infrastructure

  • Cloud Computing System & Architectures
  • Edge Computing System & Architectures
  • Cloud-centric Network Architectures
  • Storage & Data Architectures
  • Hybrid-clouds & Multi-clouds Integration

Cloud Applications

  • Large Scale Cloud Applications
  • Terminal-Edge-Cloud Applications
  • 5G/6G Enhanced Edge/Cloud Applications
  • Social & Mobile Cloud Applications
  • Innovative Cloud Applications

Cloud Management and Operations

  • Distributed & Parallel Query Processing
  • Resource, Energy & Data Management
  • Cloud Metering & Monitoring
  • Containers & Serverless Computing
  • SDN, NFV, & Data Center Network
  • Cloud Service Adaptation & Automation
  • Cloud Federation & Service Composition

Cloud Trustworthiness

  • Access Control, Authorization, & Authentication
  • Assurance, Audit, Certification, Compliance
  • Fault Tolerance, High Availability, & Reliability
  • Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols
  • Cloud Security and Privacy
  • Trusted Cloud Environments


Please download the paper template in WORD or LaTeX.

Language: English
Paper size and format: US Letter; Two-column format in the IEEE style
Page limit: Up to eight pages for peer review for regular papers; Up to three pages for a “work in progress” paper
Abstract Length: 1500 characters for a regular paper, and 500 characters for “work in progress” papers
Number of Keywords: between five to eight keywords for each paper
File format: Limit the size of a single PDF file to be 6MB

Note: Authors of the accepted regular papers will have available up to 10 pages for the final version of papers.

Anonymous Submissions: All conferences implement a double-blind reviewing process. Author names and affiliations should not appear in the paper. The authors should make a reasonable effort not to reveal their identities of institutional affiliations in the text, figures, photos, links, or other data that is contained in the paper. Authors’ prior work should be preferably referred to in the third person; if this is not feasible, the references should be blinded. Submissions that violate these requirements will be rejected without review. The list of authors cannot be changed after the acceptance decision is made unless approved by the Program Chairs.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers with confirmed registration and committed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference/congress will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.

Submitted Regular and Workshop Papers will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-In-Progress Papers will be limited to 3 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed.


Please submit your CLOUD paper at


  • Early paper submissions due: December 2, 2019
  • Review comments to authors of early submission papers: January 17, 2020
  • Normal paper submission due: February 13, 2020 (5:00 am, UTC)
  • Final notification to authors: April 6, 2020
  • Camera ready manuscripts due: April 20, 2020
  • Please visit Instructions for Authors regarding how to submit your camera ready paper.
  • Congress dates: July 7-11, 2020


IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.


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With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology.


Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas. IEEE TCSVC membership details are available at


  • Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Gang Huang, Peking University


  • Claudio Ardagna, University of Milan
  • Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications


If you have any questions or queries on IEEE CLOUD 2020, please send email to: ieeecs DOT cloud AT gmail DOT com.