[hpc-announce] IEEE UCC 2011: Deadline extension [August 1st]

Shrideep Pallickara shrideep at CS.ColoState.EDU
Thu Jul 28 11:34:40 CDT 2011

The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to August 1st.

                                                  IEEE UCC 2011 Call for Papers
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 Guidelines
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 http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting), 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:
Paper Submission Deadline: August 1st

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