CFP2014 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 UP’14 — either on your own or as part of a panel of institutional or inter-institutional colleagues. Being chosen to be part of our prestigious conference faculty is indeed an honor. If selected to present a session, you will receive a complimentary registration to the event and of course a coveted UP speaker alumni status!

Submission Guidelines

Theme and Topics

The Fifth Annual UP 2014 Conference brings together a global alliance of thought leaders, professionals, corporations and users to expand their opportunities through keynote sessions, panel discussions and general sessions, contributing to a more precise understanding of the definition, adoption and development of cloud, enriching the dialogue between users and providers.

This year's UP explores how the cloud can facilitate business transformation with key success metrics focussing on increased productivity, higher efficiency, greater operational transparency, better regulatory compliance and ultimate customer satisfaction.

  1. Cloud Advocacy and Assurance
  2. Governance, security and compliance
  3. Implementation and Management - Getting More Agile
  4. Optimization of TCO, ROI and Overall Efficiency
  5. Buying and Selling Cloud
  6. Business Continuity and Resiliency
  7. Cloud and Internet of Things
  8. What's ahead? Market Outlook on 2015 - 2018.

For full description of topics please visit this page.

Abstract Requirements and Deadlines

Proposals may include panels, seminars, case studies, workshops and presentations. Abstract should be submitted in English and should consist of approximately 400 words. Please describe the presentation target audience, format and outcomes.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and tracks
  • Importance of topics being proposed
  • Learning outcomes for the audience
  • Clarity of session objectives and organization of information
  • Degree of originality of the content
  • Historical accomplishments / speakerships
  • Level of participant engagement (C-Level speakers are preferred)

Important Dates:
CFP opened - September 15, 2014
CFP closed - October 15, 2014
Confirmations of Acceptance Sent - October 21, 2014

Review, Selection and Submission 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.

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. By submitting an abstract on this website you agree that all conference presentations may be digitally video-recorded and subsequently uploaded to the conference Web page and/or otherwise distributed and shared with a larger audience.

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