[hpc-announce] IEEE UCC 2011: Call for Papers

Shrideep Pallickara shrideep.pallickara at colostate.edu
Thu Apr 7 16:28:04 CDT 2011

4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011)
                          December 5-8, Melbourne, Australia

Paper Submission Deadline: 25 July 2011

Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are commoditized and delivered in a manner similar to traditional utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Several computing paradigms have promised to deliver this utility computing vision and these include Grid computing, and more recently Cloud computing.

Cloud computing has recently emerged as one of the buzzwords in the ICT industry. Several IT vendors are promising to offer storage, application and computation hosting services, and provide coverage in several continents, offering Service-Level Agreements (SLA) backed performance and uptime promises for their services. While these ‘clouds’ are the natural evolution of traditional clusters and data centers, they are distinguished by following a "utility" pricing model where customers are charged based on their utilisation of computational resources, storage and transfer of data. These emerging services have reduced the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery by several orders of magnitude, however there is significant complexity involved in ensuring applications, services and data can scale when needed to ensure consistent and reliable operation under peak loads.

To provide a dedicated forum for sharing recent R&D advances and industrial innovations in "Utility Computing" area, we have initiated this new conference series "International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing". This conference series has emerged out of previous successful Cloud computing events (Cloud 2009 held in Shanghai, China; Cloud 2010 held in Melbourne, Australia; and UCC 2010 held in Chennai, India). UCC 2011, as 4th event in the series, focuses on principles, paradigms, and applications of "Utility computing" and its practical realisation in industry especially in the form of Cloud Computing.

Conference Scope
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Principles of Utility Computing
Architectural Models for Utility Computing
*aaS: Infrastructure, Platform, Software, Storage as a Service
Novel architectural models for cloud computing
Novel applications of cloud computing, including games and social networks
Novel cloud programming models
Innovative cloud pricing models
Innovative cloud service models
Support for scalable and elastic cloud services
New parallel / concurrent programming models for cloud computing
Cloud support for mobile applications and Content Delivery Networks
Data Security, Privacy, and Jurisdiction in the Cloud
Portability of applications and data between different cloud providers
Cloud-related virtualization issues
Deployment, maintenance, and management of cloud resources and services
(Multi-)Cloud resource brokering and scheduling
(Multi-)Cloud capacity planning
Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
Interoperability between different Utility Computing Platforms including Grids, and Clouds
Performance monitoring for cloud applications
Cloud use case studies
Scientific computing in the cloud
Business computing in the cloud
Social computing in the cloud

Best Paper Award
A best paper award sponsored by Manjrasoft Pty. Ltd, Australia will be presented to a paper receiving the highest quality rating from the Program Committee and external reviewers. In addition, a special issue in a high quality international journal will be organized for selected best papers.
Journal Special Issue
Highly rated Top 6 papers from the UCC 2011 conference will be selected for publication in a special issue of the "Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)" Journal published by Elsevier Press.

Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 8 ("eight") letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. The proceedings will be published and will be made online through the IEEE Xplore.

All papers should be submitted online using EasyChair submission system: 
The link will be opened soon.

Important Dates
Papers Due:	 25 July 2011
Notification of Acceptance:	 30 August 2011
Camera Ready Papers Due:	 25 September 2011

General Co-Chairs
Rajkumar Buyya , University of Melbourne & Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Australia 
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California, USA

Vice Chairs
Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
David Bernstein, VP and Special CTO, Huawei Technologies, USA. 

Program Committee Chairs
Shrideep Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA 
Geoffrey Charles Fox, Indiana University, USA

Organizing Chair
Suraj Pandey, University of Melbourne, Australia 

Publicity Chair
A.B.M. Russel, VeRSI, Australia

Technical Program Committee
Rajkumar Buyya	 University of Melbourne, Australia
Shrideep Pallickara Colorado State University, USA
Geoffrey Fox Indiana University, USA
Manish	Parashar Rutgers University, USA
Marco	Netto	 IBM, Brazil
Dennis	Gannon	Microsoft Research, USA
Andrzej	Goscinski Deakin University, Australia
Marcos	Dias De Assuncao INRIA, France
Viktor	Prasanna University of Southern California, USA
Sangmi	Pallickara Colorado State University, USA
Marlon	Pierce Indiana University, USA
Judy	Qiu Indiana University, USA
Madhusudan Govindaraju	State University of New York, , USA
Jack	Dongarra University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Robert	van Engelen Florida State University USA
Peter	Linington University of Kent, UK 
Steven	Newhouse European Grid Initiative, UK
Alex	Sim	Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, USA
David	Walker	University of Cardiff, UK
Henri	Bal	Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Thilo	Kielmann Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Omer	Rana	Cardiff University, UK
Paul	Watson	Newcastle University, UK
Craig	Lee	Open Grid Forum, USA
Keith	Jackson	Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Ewa	Deelman	ISI/USC, USA
Milind	Bhandarkar LinkedIn, USA
Arun	Agarwal	 University of Hyderabad, India
Bastian	Koller	High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany
Benny	Rochwerger IBM Research, Israel
David	Bernstein Huawei, USA
Domenico Talia	Università della Calabria, Italy
Dongwan	Shin	New Mexico Tech, USA
Erik	Elmroth	Umea University, Sweden
Hai	Jin	Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Ignacio	Llorente Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Kris	Bubendorfer	Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Kyong-Hoon	Kim	Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Li	Xiaorong Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
Marty	Humphrey University of Virginia, USA
Massimo	Villari	 University of Messina, Italy
Pawel	Garbacki Google, USA
Radu	Prodan	University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ramin	Yahyapour University of Dortmund,Germany
Rob	Gillen	Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
Rodrigo	Calheiros University of Melbourne, Australia
Saurabh	Garg University of Melbourne, Australia
Siegfried Benkner Vienna University, Austria
Simon	Caton	Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Srikumar Venugopal University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Timothy	Wood	University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
Thenalapadi	Mohan Infosys Technologies, India
Varia	Jinesh	Amazon, USA
Wolfgang Gentzsch DEISA (Europe) and Open Grid Forum (USA)
Wolfgang Theilmann SAP, Germany
Yeo-Chee Shin Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
Yu Chen	State University of New York - Binghamton, USA 

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