Pre Conference Workshop - 1st March,2019, Bengaluru,India

Important Dates
  • 22nd February 2019  - Proposals Submissions Deadline
  • 25th February 2019  - Acceptance announcement
  • 1st March 2019  - Pre-Conference Workshop

CCEM Overview

Conference Scope

The Eighth IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM) continues the highly successful CCEM conference series which was originally launched in 2012.

Cloud computing has emerged as a dominant and transformational paradigm in information technology over the last few years and is beginning to effect a multitude of industries such as government, finance, telecommunications, education, retail, energy and utilities, and transportation. Research in this field has become very active and spans a number of areas including virtualization, networking, storage, security, management of cloud services, efficient cloud architectures, massive multi-tenancy, and design of cloud applications and services. Cloud computing continues to be the way of the future and many studies indicate that more than 50% of all information technology will be in this new paradigm within the next five to ten years. This transformation has great implications for emerging markets which have the potential to leap frog mature markets in their adoption of cloud computing, combine cloud computing and mobile technologies to introduce unique services that can transform the lives of billions, drive a much larger scale of adoption and challenge existing price points, while presenting unique challenges in areas such as security and user interfaces to cloud computing.

The goal

This research driven innovation conference has established itself as a unique conference that combines top notch peer-reviewed research papers (acceptance rate less than 10%), invited talks from renowned industry and government leaders, posters and demos showcasing latest innovations, a startup showcase highlighting the vibrant and fast growing business ecosystem around cloud, tutorials on cutting edge topics, and a doctoral symposium featuring some of the deep research topics being pursued by academic leaders.

Conference Format

The conference will be a two-day event that spans invited talks, peer reviewed paper presentations, tutorials,technology showcase followed by panel discussion.


Topics of Interest

We invite both paper and demo submissions on relevant topics, including but not limited to:

  • Design of Cloud Computing services, especially for emerging markets – infrastructure, platform, database, software, network, storage, e-governance, and business process
  • Utilizing/enhancing the Cloud for Big data & Predictive analytics
  • Social & Mobile computing advances leveraging the Cloud
  • Internet of Things enabled by Cloud, Big Data & AI
  • Big Data Analytics & AI driven predictive computing
  • Intersection of Cloud with Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning in Cloud Environments
  • Conversational AI & Multimodal Interactions
  • AI Infused Automation
  • Advances in virtualization of hardware & software services, Cloud Networking
  • Security, privacy, governance, and compliance management in cloud
  • DevOps, Monitoring, management, & maintenance in Cloud Computing environments
  • Performance optimization in Hybrid Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Computing Solutions for different Industries & verticals
  • Legal Aspects & Service Level Agreements in Cloud Computing & Data Privacy


IEEE CCEM Pre-Conference Workshop-2019

A Prelude to the IEEE CCEM 2019 Conference & a followup of IEEE CCEM 2018

Call for Early Research Papers, Tech-Showcases & Student Project Proposals

Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019 between 9 AM & 6 PM
Venue: The Oterra (Formerly Crowne Plaza), 43, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore /+91-80-30030303


This highly focused pre-conference workshop of IEEE CCEM-2019 is targeted at potential participants planning to submit their research papers, technology showcase or student-project-showcase (proof-of-concepts) entries to the eighth edition IEEE CCEM Conference to be held on 19 th & 20 th Sept 2019. We encourage proposal submissions for innovative cloud-based-systems in the world of BigData, AI, ML & IoT that address emerging market problems as well as solutions from it for the World.

In this workshop, these participants, if selected based on their submission, get an opportunity to present their ideas and obtain professional feedback as well as mentoring in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Certificates and cash awards will be given for the three most innovative proposals submitted across these three areas viz., (1) Early Research-paper proposals (2) Tech-Showcase proposals (3) Student-Project-Showcase proposals.

This year, for the Tech-Showcase, select Venture Capitalists will publish challenges & areas of interest for funding start-ups and inviting proposals. We will be pioneering this in partnership with Social Alpha.Org, reputed for supporting deep-social-impact creating ideas entrepreneurship. Visit our website for details of VC supported tech-showcase challenges. The Techno-Business Plan Competition for the Tech-Showcase track is additionally given separately below

The workshop has two concurrent tracks: Track A will comprise a set of six invited talks by eminent technologists & academics on the themes of the conference;Track B will have participants making proposal presentations to eminent experts for review, feedback & mentorship advice. All participants will be in Track A, while awaiting their turn to be called to present & take feedback in Track B

We invite prospective authors & teams, planning to participate in the aforesaid IEEE CCEM 2019 Conference, to submit their appropriate proposals as under, strictly adhering to the given template, using/enhancing Cloud Computing, BigData Analytics, AI, Deep Learning and Internet of Things. Please note that the confidential aspects of any proposal are not encouraged, discussed or shared.

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals Template – Early Research Papers & Student Project Showcase

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals Template – Early Research Papers & Student Project Showcase Proposals – 3 Pages maximum Topics of Interest include Cloud/Big Data/AI/Deep Learning/IoT, both for & from Emerging Markets
Title (One Line only) & Author Names with, Email Ids, Mobile & Company/College Name Affordable Healthcare: Eco-systems, Devices Management, e-Health Data, e-Health Networks
Overview: 100 words – Two Paragraphs Swachh Bharat: Clean & Green Environments & Spaces
Innovations to be presented – 5 Bullet Points Leveraging IndiaStack & digital payment solutions
Early Stage Ideas for Research Paper / Tech Showcase / TechnoBizPlan Executive Summary / Student Project Showcase with PoC Framework with Diagrams: 2 Pages Smart cities - Intelligent management of Resources, Healthcare, Security, Amenities, Education, Infrastructure Transportation, Energy & Civil services Management
Theory Framework, Architecture, Design & Modeling & Experimentations: 60 Words Affordable Security and Privacy of data in the cloud, sensor networks and IoT
Conclusions & Validation of Claims: 60 Words Intelligent Automation of IT Systems & Processes

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals Template – Techno-Business Plan Competition for Tech Showcase

Being a technology conference that promotes innovation in the industry for Technology Showcase track, IEEE CCEM PCW invites an exact 10 page Techno-Business Plan proposals using the business innovation leveraging technology developments in the Topics of Interest include technologies & applications with Cloud/Big Data/AI/Deep Learning/IoT, both for & from Emerging Markets (as listed in earlier above table). Business plans that are socially impactful will have higher chances of successes. Each section & each subsection shall be of no more than 100 words. Additionally, use charts, graphs & spreadsheets to bring out core of the techno-business plan.

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals Template – Techno-Business plan comprising the following mandatory sections: – 10 Pages maximum The section of the Techno-Business Plan Document on Techno-Business Value-adding Narrative shall comprise of the following seven subsections:
1. Executive Summary with Title (One Line only) & Author Names with, Email Ids, Mobile & Company/College Name- - 2 pages 2A) Offering - Service / Product - Bringing out the innovations being offered as compared to market competitors - Half page
2. Techno-Business Value-adding Narrative - 4 pages 2B) Specific Technologies (URLs & versions) leveraged - frontend, backend, analytics, learning, AI - Half page
3. Market Analysis - 1 page 2C) Overall architecture with descriptions - 1 page
4. Organization Management - 1 page 2D) Business Demands & Offerings Use cases - Half page
5. Sales Strategies - 1 page 2E) Delivery Milestones per offering cycle - Half page
6. Funding Requirements - Half page 2F) Estimations - Effort as well as costing/T&M - Half page
7. Financial Projections - Half page 2G) Delivery Risk Assessments & Mitigation Plan - Half page

Participants for Techno-Business Plan for Tech-Showcase Track are expected to submit this 10 page proposal either as a presentation or as a writeup to the easychair URL given and under the Technology Showcase Track. An expert team comprising business leaders from the industry will review the presentations selected during the workshop on 1st March 2019. A few of the successful techno-business plans presented will be taken up for further mentoring with Venture Capital firms like Social Alpha.

All proposals will have to be submitted using the following link: Submit using EasyChair for Pre Conference Workshop
Time schedule for this workshop: Proposals Submissions Extended Deadline: 22nd February 2019 Acceptance: 25th February 2019

Registration for this pre-conference workshop is by submission of a proposal as described above. The Expert committee will review & select. The first two authors of the selected proposals get free registration. From the third author onwards registration is required & is at Rs 1000/- per author (if student it is Rs. 500/-). Interested general participants without proposals register at Rs 1500/- and Students without proposals to register at Rs. 1000/- per person

Please Note; Student Project Proposal authors are strictly restricted to students only. Papers are encouraged to be submitted even otherwise to the main conference without prejudice. Admission to the workshop is strictly by invitation only after successful proposals registration, submission, review & acceptance.

The best proposal in each of these tracks will win an IEEE CCEM PCW 2019 award & citation.

Important Dates - Pre Conference Workshop-2019
(1) Proposals Submissions Deadline: 22nd February 2019
(2) Acceptance: 25th February 2019
(3) Pre-Conference Workshop: 1st March 2019

Technical Program Chairs for CCEM PCW 2019

Dr. T S Mohan, Pragyan Datalabs; Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM; Prof. D. Janakiram, IIT-M; Sreekrishnan Venkiteshwaran, IBM; Raj Tumuluri, OpenStream; Dr. Sanjay Chitnis, DSU; Prof Radhakrishna NIT-W; Geetika Goel, Jigsaw Academy, Sridhar Chitraju, IBM; Prof Sudarshan PESU, Prof Sekar Babu Amrita University; Balu Masti; Dr M Subrahmanya Sarma, DXC Technologies; Sharath H, RedHat; Dr Nagaraju Bussa, Philips; Arunraj Gopalsamy,IBM; Vaijayanthi Desai IBM.


Register for CCEM 2019 Pre Conference Workshop

Import Note:
  • Authors of Selected Submissions: 100 % discount codes have been shared with authors of selected papers. Use Co-Authors ticket category to avail these discount codes.
  • Payment related issues: We have been informed by our ticketing partners that users paying through RuPay are facing issues in most cases. So it is advised to use a different supported payment option.

Organizing Committee

CCEM 2019 Steering Committee
  • Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM
  • Prof. D. Janakiram, IIT Madras
  • Dr. T.S. Mohan, Pragyan Datalabs
  • Dr. Rong Chang, IBM
  • Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne
CCEM 2019 General Chairs
  • Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran, IBM
  • Raj Tumuluri, OpenStream, USA
Technical Program Committee Chairs
  • Prof. Sanjay Chitnis, Dayananda Sagar University
  • Prof. P Radha Krishna, National Institute of Technology, Warangal
Industry Liaison Chair
  • Sri Chandra, IEEE
Academic Liaison Chairs
  • Dr. Pethuru Raj, RJIL
  • Sudhakar Nagaraja, IBM
  • Akshaj Jain
Big Data Analytics Liaison Chair
  • Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director, IEEE
Technology Showcase Chair
  • Sridhar N Chitraju, IBM
Tutorials Chairs
  • Rambabu Parvatina, IBM
  • Dr.Swati Agarwal, BITS Pilani/Goa
IEEE Liaison Chairs
  • Prof. Sankaran, IEEE
  • Bindumadhava, CDAC
Finance Chair
  • Vaijayanthi B. Desai, IBM
Student PoC Project Competition Chairs
  • Dr. Subrahmanya Sarma, HP
  • Prof. Sekhar Babu
  • Prof Sudarshan, PES South Campus
  • Arunraj Gopalsamy
Conference Webportal Chair
  • Prabha Sasikanth, IBM
Local Arrangements Chairs
  • Pramod, IEEE
  • Yathi Tarikere, IEEE
Technical Program Committee
  • Dr. Byungchul Tak, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Dr. Rong Chang, IBM Research, USA
  • Dr. J. Lakshmi, IISc, Bangalore
  • Prof. G. Rammohana Reddy,NIT Surathkal.
  • Dr. Yogesh Simmhan, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Prof. Giri Kumar Tayi,University at Albany School of Business
  • Dr. S D Madhu Kumar, NIT Calicut
  • Dr. Ashutosh Saxena,
  • Dr. Pradeep Kumar, IIM Lucknow
  • Prof.Manik
  • Dr R. Krishnan,Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering
  • Dr. Deepak P Chandrashekar, IBM
Publications Chair
  • Prof.Krishnan Rangarajan, Dayananda Sagar College

Pre Conference Workshop - 2019

IEEE CCEM Pre-Conference Workshop: March 1, 2019

7.30am-8.45am: Breakfast

9.00 am to 10.00 am: INAUGURAL SESSION

TRACK I: INVITED TALKS - 10.00 am to 4.15 pm:

10.30 am to 12.45 pm: INVITED TALKS SESSION I

  • Keynote 1 (10.00 am to 10.45 am): Utkarsh B, Chief Architect, Flipkart India Centricity - Why India needs AI?
  • Tea Break (10.45 am to 11.00 pm)
  • Keynote 2 (11.00 am to 11.45 pm): Prof. Dinesh Babu J, IIIT Bangalore, - "Human-Centered Multimodal Analytics and Applications."
  • Keynote 3 (11.45 pm to 12.30 pm): Vivek, SymphonyAI - "AI for Healthcare"

12.45 pm to 1.45 pm: LUNCH & NETWORKING

1.45 pm to 4.00 pm: INVITED TALKS SESSION II

  • Keynote 4 (1.45 pm to 2.30 pm): Prof. Yogesh Simmhan, IISc Bangalore - On "Systems Research into Edge and Cloud Computing"
  • Keynote 5 (2.30 pm to 3.15 pm): Vaishnavi G, Ola How to create a successful consumer product in the era of Cloud: Perspectives from Ola
  • Tea Break (3.15 pm to 3.30 pm)
  • Keynote 6 (3.30 pm to 4.15 pm): Saravanan Devendran, IBM, - "Conversational AI & Virtual Personal Assistants"


10.00 am to 12.45 pm: Submissions #1 to #31*
2.00 pm to 4.15 pm: Submissions #31 to #63*

Paper Numbers will be published

4.15 pm to 5.00 pm: PANEL DISCUSSION

"Piloting and Productionizing meaningful AI on the Cloud- Learnings and Strategies "

5.00 pm to 5.30 pm: CLOSING CEREMONY


For the participating teams, here are the guidelines:

  • Please report at the registration by 8am or so.
  • For the Early Research Papers track, please be ready with the six slides comprising the key sections of your proposal - you will have about 8 minutes to pitch your key innovations that you intend pursuing in this proposal. Please showcase any work-in-progress experiments/efforts to convince the experts review team about the approach you have taken. After a review discussion of about 10 minutes, please ensure that you really have a workable plan to complete & submit a full paper to the IEEE CCEM main conference in Sept 2019.
  • For the Student Project Showcase track, please be ready with the six slides comprising key sections about the innovative student project that you are planning to pursue. Showcase your work-in-progress. Best efforts will be nominated by the Experts Review Committees for the Student PoC competition.
  • For the Techno-Business Plan of the Tech Showcase Track (including startup showcase), please be ready with the 10 slides comprehensively covering the proposal you are submitting. Social impact is a key parameter.
  • There are awards for each of these tracks - make sure you have a winning submission

Two best submissions are as follows:

  • Multi-Modal Students' Behavior Analysis in Computer-Enabled Laboratories using Students' Non-Verbal Cues, NITK, Sayani Banerjee and Ram Mohana Reddy Guddeti
  • Identification of Ultra high frequency components in ECG using Multilayer neural network, Aishwarya S and Vijayalakshmi K, BMS College Of Engineering

Three runnerup submissions are as follows:

  • Multi-cloud Load Balancing by Cluster Federation and Containers Migration Sudheendra Harwalkar, Rahul Kudva, Varun Devang PES University, and Dr. Dinkar Sitaram Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, PES University, Bangalore
  • Stratification and Survey on Universal Music Genre - Sneha Prabhu and Dr.Thenmozhi S- PES University
  • Virtual power train to cloud for validating analytics at extreme conditions Sahana M, Bapiraju Jampana, Ramesh Siddalingaiah and Liji Joseph

Conference Day 1: CCEM 2019

To be announced soon.

Visit 2018 CCEM


Conference Day 2: CCEM 2019

To be announced soon


The Oterra,43, Hosur Road, Electronics City Phase 1, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100

Patronship and Participation

As a Patron, you will be showing your support for advancing cloud computing technology and helping to address the unique challenges and opportunities of cloud computing in emerging markets. You have the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary visibility with our conference audience, build powerful relationships and benchmark your company strategy against key industry players within India and internationally.

Patrons will be prominently recognized both at the events (workshop and main conference) and on the CCEM website.

CCEM 2018 provides a limited number of Patronship opportunities as outlined in the table below. Interested Patrons should contact the Industry Liaisons Chair for the conference – Sri Chandra at

Patronship Type Number of Opportunities Number of Complimentary Full Conference registrations Company Logo placed on conference web site with link Prominent signage identifying company as a Patron at the appropriate level Exhibit space Acknowledgment of Patron at the event
USD $10000 / INR 7,00,000
2 8

USD $7500 / INR 5,25,000
2 6

USD $5000 / INR 3,50,000
2 4

Startup Showcase Patron
USD $5000 / INR 3,50,000
1 4

Tutorial Sessions Patron
USD $2500/INR 1,75,000
1 2

Banquet Dinner Patron
USD $2500/INR 1,75,000
1 2

Student Project Competition Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
1 1

Best Paper Awards Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
1 1

Conference Lunch Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
2 1

Sponsors & Patrons

Sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC)