2nd Workshop on Tools for Setting Up and Running a Business in Cloud Computing (TSRB 2016)

– workshop cancelled –

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Workshop format | Organizers and Chairs | Program Committee

During the last decade technology evolved in a way that resulted in huge amount of data. This evolvement imposed on enterprises, the need to automate their core processes for operational excellence while spending huge amount of money to acquire the infrastructure and the tools to do so. The data repositories developed, provided the means to accrue the significant benefit of leveraging the value hidden in information accumulated during business transactions over time to support decision making and improve performance implying additional investments for the companies.

Nowadays, this need becomes crucial for the survival of enterprises since competition becomes more aggressive, profit margins are limited, market becomes more demanding and customers seek experience of high quality and value. Even though, the cost of such infrastructures has been significantly reduced, the economic crisis limited the business budgets (especially for small and medium enterprises) in ways that could not afford setting up high performance infrastructures.

The concept of cloud computing provides the solution to address the problem of high cost by providing infrastructures that accommodate the tools needed for setting up and running a business.

This workshop invites researchers and business experts to share knowledge by introducing innovative tools for setting up and running a business in cloud computing. We expect practitioners to demonstrate business case presentations or tutorials that will introduce the sophisticated technologies and skills needed to capture transactions and process business data: (a) to operate business and (b) to find patterns and relationships from past transactions to make decisions and to improve an organization’s performance and decision making ability.

Topics of interest

  • Cloud Computing: Solutions and Best Practices
  • Innovative Cloud Business Products and Services
  • Advanced Cloud-based Ecosystems
  • In-memory Computing
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Advanced Cloud Management Solutions: Financials, HR, Sales, Procurement, Billing, Order Management, etc.
  • Advanced Knowledge-Based Business Information Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Digital Businesses

Submission guidelines

  • Long papers: max. 12 pages
  • Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages
  • Demo papers: max. 4 pages

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template.

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 29, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Jun 20, 2016
  • Submission of final papers: Jun 30, 2016
  • Workshop: Jul 6-8, 2016

Workshop format

95% Presentations/Tutorials (case studies & tools demo)
5% Panel Discussion (discussion on the issues addressed and on how to face challenges)

Organizers and Chairs

Cyprus Telecommunication Authority

  • Hariklea Kazeli

Program Committee (preliminary)

  • Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Sotirios Chatzis, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Aggeliki Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia
  • Athina Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese
  • Ariana Polyviou, University of Cyprus
  • Vasilios Verykios, Open University, Greece