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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 Cloud Slam’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 Cloud Slam speaker alumni status!
Call For Submissions Timeline
|Monday March 10, 2014||Call for Sessions Open|
|Friday April 11, 2014||Call for Sessions Closes at 5:00pm|
|Monday April 21, 2014||Confirmations of Acceptance Sent|
Theme and Topics
The Sixth Annual Cloud Slam 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 Cloud Slam 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.
- Cloud Advocacy and Assurance
- Governance, security and compliance
- Implementation and Management - Getting More Agile
- Optimization of Total Cost of Ownership, ROI and Overall Efficiency
- Buying and Selling Cloud for Faster Growth and Higher Profitability
- Business Continuity and Resiliency
- What's ahead?
Proposals may include panels, seminars, case studies, workshops and presentations. 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
- Importance of topics 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, to the point and descriptive.
- 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.
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.
Paper submission/review will be handled by Cloud Slam’14 self-serve submission system. Please visit Speaker Resource Center for more details.
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