Call for Papers/Dissertation Proposals

Theme: Cloud Computing Management

With cloud computing rapidly gaining popularity, a whole host of management issues arise both for the vendor and client. Both sides have to address, technical, security and privacy issues. Both sides also have to address the costs and benefits of the relationships as well as the contracting aspects of the relationship. Risk management and compliance issues must also be well defined in the contract between cloud computing provider and customer. Further, the increasing use of mobile devices for accessing resources in the cloud brings a new set of challenges. Hence, we solicit papers that will focus on technical, privacy, security, risk management as well as contracting issues in the new era of cloud computing. Papers that address issues from the vendor side relating to optimal allocation or determination of resources, managing the cloud, security breaches from client side affecting them as well as other aspects of managing the environment are also solicited.

In addition to papers directly related to the theme, the workshop is inclusive and seeks research papers from a broad range of topics including the following:

Agent-based SystemsIntelligent Systems and Technologies
Agile System DevelopmentIT Security
Cloud ComputingKnowledge Management Technologies
Collaboration and Recommender SystemsMobile Commerce and Wireless Technologies
Computational OntologyPeer-to-peer Technologies
Conceptual ModelingProcess Management and Mining
Data Warehousing & OLAPSearch Engines
Data, Text and Web MiningResource and Organizational Modeling
E-Business and E-CommerceSecurity Techniques for Information Systems
Enterprise Systems and Resource PlanningService-Oriented Architecture and Web Services
Green ITSocial Networks
Grid ComputingSupply Chains and IT
Healthcare ITSystems Analysis and Design
Human-Computer InterfaceSystems to Support Collaboration & Negotiation
Information Personalization TechnologyVirtualization
Information Quality, Privacy, and SecurityCloud Computing Issues and Opportunities
Internet of Things

Note that the Workshop is focused on addressing complex business problems or societal issues using current and emerging information technologies. We also encourage research that can change the way information technology functions (e.g., by designing, modifying, or constructing systems) so that they can better solve real-world problems. All problem-solving paradigms – including empirical, analytical, behavioral, experimental, and computational – are invited. Integrative approaches, whether methodological or functional, are welcome. WITS research is often prescriptive (toward providing a solution to a problem), rather than descriptive (explaining a phenomenon), unless the explanation clearly helps in developing a solution. We particularly invite work that is early, but has the potential to make a significant impact – innovation and novelty are at least as important as completeness and rigor.

Dissertation Proposals

The WITS community seeks to encourage dissertations that subscribe to its general philosophy. The workshop invites research focused on addressing complex business problems or societal issues using current and emerging information technologies. The research that can change the way information technology functions (e.g., by designing, modifying, or constructing systems) so that it can better solve real-world problems is of particular interest to the WITS community. All problem-solving paradigms – including empirical, analytical, behavioral, experimental, and computational – are invited. Integrative approaches, whether methodological or functional, are welcome. WITS research is often prescriptive (toward providing a solution to a problem), rather than descriptive (explaining a phenomenon), unless the explanation clearly helps in developing a solution. We encourage doctoral students, whose dissertation research conforms to this general philosophy in any way, to submit extended abstracts of their dissertation proposals. A committee of senior scholars will evaluate the submissions and select several best dissertation proposals for presentation at the workshop or to be exhibited as posters. The best paper and runner up will receive awards at the Workshop.