[hpc-announce] Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011) Conference: Final Call for Papers (deadline for uploading revised paper: Aug 1, 2011)

Rajkumar Buyya raj at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jul 21 23:22:00 CDT 2011

Dear Colleagues:

Please find enclosed the Final Call for Papers for:
  4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011)
  December 5-8, Melbourne, Australia
The conference is supported by the  IEEE Computer Society and Association for 
Computing Machinery (ACM).

Please share the CFP with colleagues working in Utility and Cloud Computing - 
technologies, solutions, applications and encourage them to submit their paper(s).

Deadline Note:
Those who submit their current version of paper by the deadline will be given 1 
more week to upload updated version. The latest version will be reviewed by the 
conference Program Committee.

This is effectively equivalent to extending the deadline by 1 week. You will 
have upto Aug 1, 2011 (Monday) to upload "updated version".

<Apologise if you have received multiple copies>

Best regards
Raj, General Co-Chair of UCC 2011
The University of Melbourne, Australia


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

                    Sponsored by:
             IEEE Computer Society, USA
       Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA

                  Hosted/Supported by:
          * Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory
            The University of Melbourne, Australia
          * CSIRO, Australia
		 * Indiana University, USA
          * Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
          * University of Southern California, USA
          * Colorado State University, USA
          * Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
                        	 CALL FOR PAPERS

Note: Those who submit their current version of paper by the deadline will be 
given 1 more week
to upload updated version. The latest version will be reviewed by the conference 
Program Committee.


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 centres,
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 organised for selected best

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.


All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The
material presented should be original and not published or under
submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 8
pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings
Manuscript style (available at
using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size.
Figures and references must be included in the 8 pages. Oversized
papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs. At least
one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to
attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the
conference proceedings.

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.


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

Steering Committee Members:
Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia (Chair)
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Bharadwaj Veeravalli, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
Cho Li Wang, The University of Hong Kong, China
Craig Lee, Open Grid Forum, USA
Geng Lin, Cisco Systems Inc., USA
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Jane Siegel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California, USA
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Steve Versteeg, Computer Associates, Australia
Walfredo Cirne, Google, USA
Wolfgang Gentzsch, Distributed European Initiative for Supercomputing 
Applications, Germany
S.Thamarai Selvi, Anna University Chennai, India
Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Workshop Chairs:
Mukaddim Pathan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
				 Organization (CSIRO), Australia
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Organizing Chair:
Suraj Pandey, University of Melbourne, Australia

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Carlos Becker Westphall, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina,  Brazil
Masoud Sadjadi, Florida International University, USA
A.B.M. Russel, VeRSI, Australia
Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Europe

Industry Track/Sponsorships Co-Chair:
Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA Distributed European Initiative for Supercomputing , 
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Committee Members:
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
Nik 	Bessis			University of Derby, UK
Judy	Qiu	 		Indiana University, USA
Madhusudan	Govindaraju	State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, 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, USA
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	 	Universit?† 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
Ruppa Thulasiram		University of Manitoba, Canada
Satish Srirama			University of Tartu, Estonia.
Siani Pearson			Hewlett-Packard, USA
Cho-Li Wang			Hong-Kong University, Hong-Kong
Viraj Bhat			Yahoo Inc.

Papers Due: 25 July 2011 ****See Note Below***
Notification of Acceptance: 30 August 2011
Camera Ready Papers Due: 25 September 2011

Those who submit their current version of paper by the deadline will be given 1 
more week to upload updated version. The latest version will be reviewed by the 
conference Program Committee.

This is effectively equivalent to extending the deadline by 1 week. You will 
have upto Aug 1, 2011 (Monday) to upload "updated version".

1. Professor Manish Parashar
Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, USA
Tentative Title: Autonomic Management of Clouds for Scientific Applications

2. Professor Albert Zomaya
The University of Sydney, Australia
Tentative Title: Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing

3. Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch
DEISA (Distributed European Initiative for Supercomputing Applications), Germany
Tentative Title: HPC in the Cloud: use cases from research and industry

Dr. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
Director, Information Engineering Laboratory
CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra, Australia
Tentative Title: Complex Event Processing and Real Time Analysis in 
Cyberphysical Systems

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