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Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley Call for Papers Deadline August 31

Join the World Class Faculty Exploring the Technical & Business Value of Delivering IT Resources as Services

Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over!

The 13th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 4th International Big Data Expo and 2nd International SDN Expo, to be held November 4-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is closing on August 31, 2013. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below).

Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded.

Big Data - along with the tools for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing it - is transforming the business landscape. Just like Cloud Computing before it, Big Data is fast becoming a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus. But how should your company move from volume to value? And how can you potentially profit from the Cloud?

According to a recent report by Deloitte Consulting, firms using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) can save up to 50% on their networking bills. Since those bills currently add up to about 10-15% of IT budgets, that's a huge amount of cost driven out of the business. That makes it very much the right new technology at the right time.

Put simply, SDN is the use of software to create networks that can be reconfigured quickly and centrally without the need for any costly or time-consuming adjustment of individual routers and switches.

Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!

Submit Your Speaking Proposal Here - Call for Papers: Open Through August 31, 2013

Cloud Topics will include:

  • Cloud ERP
  • Cloud Enablement
  • Bringing Chargeback to the Cloud
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Consumption-Based Billing
  • Java in the Cloud
  • Cloud-Based Compliance
  • Cloud Federation and Intercloud
  • Virtual Private SaaS (VPS)
  • Hardware as a Service
  • SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Green IT
  • Application Portability
  • Automation
  • Mobility
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Cloudsourcing
  • Grid Software
  • Cloud-Delivered Testing
  • Cloud Lock-in vs. Cloud Interoperability
  • Web-scale Computing
  • In-Cloud Data Encryption
  • Cloud-Delivered Security
  • Cloud Reliability
  • Cloud Serviceability and Architecture
  • Elastic Computing
  • Secure Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Management
  • Cloud Databases
  • Private vs. Public Clouds
  • Cloud Computing & SOA
  • Scalability
  • Internal Clouds
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Cloud Computing & SMBs
  • Cloud Applications
  • Enterprise Cloud Orchestration
  • Fabric Computing
  • Eclipse & Cloud Computing
  • HPC in the Cloud
  • Cloudbursting
  • Multi-Cloud World
  • Cloud Internetworking
  • Virtual Private Inter-Cloud

The submission process is 100% online and the submissions URL is here.

Big Data Topics will include:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Scaling Big Data
  • Avoiding Big Data Silos
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data & Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Economics
  • HaaS: Hadoop as a Service
  • Cloudsourcing
  • Grid Software
  • Cloud-Delivered Testing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Crunching Big Data with Java
  • Object Storage for Big Unstructured Data
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Federal Big Data
  • Big Data Tools Landscape
  • Next-Gen IO & Architecture for Big Data
  • Base Data Stores
  • Big Data & Virtualization
  • Big Data in Academia
  • Scientific Big Data
  • Big Data & Security
  • Big Data & Cloud Governance
  • The Rise of Database Sharding
  • Big Data PaaS

The submission process is 100% online and the submissions URL is here.

SDN topics will include:

  • Emerging Standards & Protocols
  • OpenFlow
  • Cloud Networking
  • The Network Operating System API
  • Virtualization & Software Defined Networking
  • SDN & Open Source
  • IP Encapsulation
  • Software-Defined Data Centers
  • Network Access Control
  • Software Defined Storage
  • Application-Defined Networking
  • Frenetic
  • Programmable Networks

The submission process is 100% online and the submissions URL is here.

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