Call for proposals
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 3rd annual UP’12 conference.
Proposals may include panels, seminars, case studies, workshops and presentations. Abstract should be submitted in English and should consist of approximately 400 words or more.
Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Relevance to the
- Importance of ideas being proposed
- Learning outcomes for the audience
- Clarity of session objectives and organization of information
- Degree of originality of the content
- Session title and description to be creative and to the point
- Historical accomplishments / speakerships
- Presentation approach
- Level of participant engagement (C-Level speakers are preferred)
Review and Selection Process
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 for consideration, but will be given less priority. All abstracts will be reviewed by the conference peer review committee.
Submission Process and Time Line
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: September 30, 2012, Sunday, 12:00PM EST. Paper submission/review will be handled by UP’12 submission system.
- Prior to submitting papers, authors should first create an account at this link for self managed submission.
- Once you have an account, please login and system will automatically redirect you to 'Submit New Abstract' form (or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT).
If you are a potential or existing speaker and have problems with the system or have questions not covered above, call Susan Allen at 289-430-5614 and arrange to send your abstract and contact details by e-mail to email@example.com for manual submission.
Presenters will be advised whether their submissions have been accepted by October 17, 2012, detailing date, time and auditorium number. Only the speaker will receive complimentary conference access. Speakers are responsible for all other conference costs, including but not limited to travel, accommodation and sustenance not included at the event.
Submitted material may be published in the conference proceedings and made available online to delegates (and others) after the conference.
Infrastructure & Operations
Managing operations of on-premise and remote infrastructures to power business functions. Hybrid architecture with tight integration to on-premises infrastructure.
Keywords: Hardware, IaaS, Networking, SDN, Unified Communications, Storage, Data Portability, Availability & Retention, Private & Hybrid Cloud
Business Agility & Continuity
Adapting business Model for cloud
Keywords: Availability & Retention, Subscription, Cloud Management, SaaS, Monitoring
Enterprise Automation and DevOps
Application development tools and strategies
Keywords: Automation, WAN Optimization, BYOD, Shadow IT, PaaS
Transition, Integration & Process Optimization
Enablers and consumers share their experiences of embracing cloud
Keywords: Architectures, Interoperability, Portability, KPI, Migration
Mobile Development Platforms & Marketplaces,
Keywords: Application Marketplaces, BYOD
Government adoption of cloud and its impact of citizens
Keywords: FINRA, FedRAMP
Big Data, BI and Knowledge Management
Accommodating data explosion, getting insights from massive volumes of data, improving quality of data and managing digital assets in cloud.
Keywords: Archiving, Data Management, Information Management, Analytics
Standards, Governance & Security
Enforcing compliance and managing risks
Keywords: NIST, SAS70, ISO, FIPS140, OpenStack, Cloud Stack
Cloud Adoption & Case Studies
Learn how cloud improves bottom line and profitability in industry verticals
Keywords: Automotive, Power & Utilities, Retail, Oil & Gas, Telecom, Finance, Banking, Education