In conjuction with FiCloud 2015 and OBD 2015

Call for Papers

Intercloud aims to create a cloud of clouds in order to enable interconnection between heterogeneous clouds. Objectives are to share resources, support extreme workload, efficiently process big data and place data and compute power closer to places where they are needed more. Intercloud can also minimise the vendor lock-in problem so that users can use services offered by multiple clouds.
Intercloud can be used in a wide spectrum of applications including the IoT. For instance, according to the Cisco's Internet of Things Business Unit, Cisco plans to enhance IoT services through Intercloud in order to localise compute power and data processing where these are needed more ─ e.g., "sensors on a cargo ship can monitor whether the containers on board have shifted en route or gotten too hot or too cold. All those readings may add up to more data than is economical to send in real time to a data center half a world away via a narrowband satellite link” (Computerworld).
The objective of the International Symposium on Intercloud and IoT (ICI) is to discuss and develop new models, methods, and techniques in order to realise the true vision of Intercloud and IoT services. It aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in order to discuss ideas and share knowledge on various issues related to the theme of the symposium.

Topics of the ICI symposium include (but not limited to):
  • Architectures and models
  • Integration and collaboration
  • Network design and architecture
  • Software systems
  • Data processing and management
  • Context-aware service provisioning
  • Security, trust and privacy
  • Fault tolerance and reliability
  • Performance evaluation and modelling
  • Network communication protocols
  • Rules and policies
  • Business models and standards
  • Service level agreements

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2015
Authors Notification: 30 May 2015
Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2015

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The page limit for full papers is 8 pages and for short papers is 6 pages. Papers should be prepared using IEEE two-column template.
IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines are available at:

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via email to: Symposium Chairs.

Submitted research papers may not overlap with papers that have already been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
All papers accepted for this symposium are peer-reviewed and are to be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Service (CPS).

Organising Committee

Symposium Co-Chairs:

Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Ruben Casado, Treelogic, Spain

Programme Committee:

Marc Lacoste, Orange Labs, France
Joyce El Haddad, University of Paris Dauphine, France
Vincenzo De Florio, University of Antwerp and iMinds Research Institute, Belgium
Feda AlShahwan, College of Technological Studies, Kuwait
Ruben Casado, Treelogic, Spain
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece






Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK