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Do you have a story to tell about cloud computing? Did use of cloud transform how you operate? We invite you to propose a presentation for UP 2011 — either on your own or as part of a panel of institutional or inter-institutional colleagues.

Our Process

Only proposals submitted through this site and received by the deadline will be considered for inclusion.

Proposals may include panels, seminars, case studies, workshops and presentations.

All sessions are scheduled for 35 - 50 minute blocks and should be designed with the conference theme and tracks in mind.

Abstract should be submitted in English and should consist of approximately 400 words.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and tracks
  • Learning outcomes for the audience
  • Clarity of session objectives and organization of information
  • Degree of originality of the content
  • Presentation approach and level of participant engagement

The Conference Program Committee may request presenters to revise their submissions if multiple proposals on the same topic or similar topics are received. The Committee reserves the right to solicit presentations in addition to those submitted to ensure a balanced and appropriate conference program. The Committee also reserves the right to decline presentations based on the criteria listed, limitations on the number of presentations related to each conference track, as well as limitations on the total number of presentations at the conference.

Work that has been presented at other conferences is welcome, but will be given less priority. All abstracts will be reviewed by the conference peer review committee.

Please describe the presentation target audience, format and outcomes. The peer review committee and/or the conference planning committee reserves the right to refuse any abstract for presentation and/or to recommend a different type of presentation.

You will be notified if your abstract is accepted for presentation.

All accepted presentation abstracts will be posted to the conference agenda page.

All conference presentations may be digitally video-recorded and subsequently uploaded to the conference Web page and/or otherwise distributed, in order to share the conference-generated knowledge with a larger audience.

How To Submit

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Friday, 12:00PM EST, September 30, 2011.

  1. Paper submission/review will be handled by UP 2011 submission system. Prior to submitting papers, authors should first create an account at this link for self managed submission.
  2. Once you have an account, please login and locate a link on the left side of the web interface ('Create New Submission') to submit your abstract or full paper (or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT). Only proposals submitted using this page and received by September 30, 2011 will be considered for inclusion in the UP 2011 conference program.

If you are a potential or existing speaker and have problems with system or have questions not covered above, send your abstract and contact details by e-mail to Susan Allen at for manual submission.


Potential presenters will be advised whether their submissions have been accepted by October 17, 2011. If your submission is accepted, you must provide your presentation (or other contribution to the conference proceedings) by the conference start date.

This material will be published in the conference proceedings and made available online to delegates (and others) after the conference.


Access to internet and video/audio devices, ability to present over webinar platforms are the responsibility of the presenters. For more information, contact

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