IEEE Service Cup 2014

2014 IEEE International "Service Cup" Contest will be held on July 1, 2014.

2014 IEEE International Contest on Cloud Computing (Service Cup) will be the 9th episode of the series of contest. The contest opens to talented students (Students Group) and industry practitioners (Professionals Group).

The contest focuses on using the techniques of services computing, big data, mobile services, social networks, and cloud computing to solve real world problems, and to promote education of related techniques at undergraduate and graduate level. The real world application is chosen by the participants, ranging from business intelligence to social software, from algorithms to developing software engineering toolkits.

The finalists will be invited to 2014 IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014) in Anchorage, Alaska, USA for on-site contest. The papers of the finalists will be published in the proceedings of the 2014 IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014) which is collected and indexed in IEEE Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society will provide partial travel awards to the top teams entering in the final list.

Service Cup 2014 will be co-sponsored by SAP. As community support, SAP will provide free access to In-Memory database SAP HANA as an optional platform for Service Cup participants to develop innovative applications oriented to real-time big data analytics over the Cloud. Note that SAP HANA platform is not required for Service Cup participants; nevertheless, if a team is interested to leveraging SAP HANA technology to build their applications, SAP is going to provide free access for the team to a dedicated HANA platform on the cloud. Detailed information about obtaining the SAP HANA sponsorship can be found in a later section.

In order to synchronize with the other deadlines in IEEE SERVICE 2014, the deadlines are reannounced as below. The submission site is .

Important Dates:
HANA sponsorship proposal deadline (if choose to use HANA): March 10, 2014
Paper/Demo submission deadline: March 29, 2014
Contest notification deadline: April 12, 2014
Camera-ready paper submission deadline: May 1, 2014

SAP HANA Co-Sponsorship for Service Cup

As community support, SAP will provide free SAP HANA access to Service Cup participants as an optional computing platform to leverage to build their innovative applications. To obtain SAP HANA access, a team shall send an email by March 1, 2014 to "" with an abstract proposal, explaining the idea of how SAP HANA will be used in the project. SAP is going to contact the team separately with detailed access information and instructions of how to access SAP HANA instance. To get more details about SAP HANA, try the test drives, and check SAP HANA use cases, please visit the website:

As a leading commercial In-Memory database, SAP HANA is a completely re-imagined platform for real-time computing. It streamlines transactions, analytics, planning, predictive, sentiment data processing on a single in-memory database so computation can operate in real-time.

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on SERVICES 2014, please send email to services DOT ieeecs AT


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