[hpc-announce] IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing: Call for Papers

Rajkumar Buyya raj at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Mar 7 22:42:38 CST 2011


             2011/4th 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
          * Indiana University, USA
          * University of Southern California, USA
          * Colorado State University, USA
          * Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
                        	 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 
Several IT vendors are promising to offer storage, application and 
computation hosting
services, and provide coverage in several continents, offering 
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 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.


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 
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.


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

Vice Chairs:
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

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

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