CBCTIA 2017:
Cloud-Based Collaborative Technologies in IoT Age

Conference Track @ 26th IEEE WETICE Conference

Poznan, Poland, June 21-23, 2017

Welcome to CBCTIA 2017!

As cloud enablement is one of the leading trends in contemporary computing, the multilayer distributed systems leveraging clouds became both more complex and mature. To leverage cloud, the software frequently needs to be re-designed and re-built either as cloud-native or at least cloud-washed, in accordance with varying cloud service paradigms. Although exploitation of cloud resources promises benefits, such as computing elasticity, zero provisioning and improved availability, migration towards cloud-enabled architecture introduces many challenges, related, e.g., to resource allocation in multilayer cloud model and quality of services. In order not to build the systems from scratch, generic or dedicated PaaS or SaaS clouds are typically used. The choice of a platform is not obvious, because it needs to address both the functional and non-functional specifics of a particular system.

Computer-assisted collaboration platforms, which provide services for interactive remote collaboration, come with very high expectations regarding quality of services. Therefore, they present many challenges to their developers, both because of the requirements and due to their complex, multi-layer architecture. Until recently, these platforms were not using cloud services. Nowadays, they evolve towards leveraging clouds, and are partly or completely re-designed and re-built accordingly.

Meanwhile, technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) family emerge and are gaining much attention both in terms of research and development. The complexity of the IoT systems, including e.g., smart city platforms or IoT-enabled collaboration, and the requirements towards quality awareness of the services, may even exceed appropriate characteristics of contemporary platforms. Given the diversity of the devices and technologies, and the variety of services they offer, it is interesting both from scientific and industrial points of view to investigate the synergy effects of IoT, cloud, and collaboration technologies, as well as the foreseen challenges and the ways to overcome them. Therefore, the purpose of the track is to organize a forum for scientists and engineers to exchange ideas, regarding both existing and forthcoming technologies, in the IoT age.


The list of topics includes (but is not limited to):

Important dates

Paper Submission:February 26, 2017 March 19, 2017
Decision Notification:April 2, 2017
Camera-Ready Submission:April 15, 2017

Paper submission

The paper submission procedure is carried out using the EasyChair conference management system. Please click here to login or register in EasyChair.

Papers submitted to CBCTIA must be written in English, and should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere. The papers must be formatted according to the IEEE template, and be submitted as PDF files. Paper length must not exceed six (6) double-column pages (including figures, tables and references).

At least one (unique) author for each accepted paper must register and attend WETICE 2017 to have the paper published in the proceedings. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be archived in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Computer Science Journal (https://journals.agh.edu.pl/csci/)

Program Committee

Track co-chairs

PC Members

More (foreign) members to be confirmed.

Contact e-mail: cbctia@ics.agh.edu.pl