[hpc-announce] Call for Workshops: IEEE/ACM UCC 2012

Shrideep Pallickara shrideep at cs.colostate.edu
Mon Apr 9 12:20:44 CDT 2012

The 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2012) will be held in Chicago, USA from November 5-8, 2012. Workshop proposals are invited for UCC 2012 on specific aspects of Utility and Cloud Computing, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated in the list of topics below. We encourage workshops that will discuss fundamental research issues driven by academic interests or applied workshops with an industry focus. The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised. Workshop proceedings will be published as part of the UCC 2012 proceedings. Workshop attendees are required to register for the main conference.

Important Dates
Workshop proposals and any enquiries should be sent by e-mail to the workshop chair (Shrideep Pallickara    shrideep {aT} cs.colostate.edu). Proposals should be submitted in PDF format.

Workshop Proposal Due:	  May 11, 2012
Notification of Acceptance:  May 25, 2012
URL of Workshop:		  June 1st, 2012
Workshops:	 		          November 2012

Proposal Requirements
Proposals for workshops should be no more than 2 pages in length. This should contain the following information.
(1) Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be the focus of the workshop.
(2) A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
(3) A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2012.
(4) The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee. This committee should consist of at least 10 people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed and preferably not more than two members from the same institution.
(5) A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing committee with respect to organizing this workshop (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization, other relevant information).

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:
(1)	Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. The URL should be sent to the workshop chair. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the Cloud, Grid and Cluster Computing community. It should mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the UCC 2012 workshop registration fee as well as the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
(2)	 Ensure that all workshop papers are a maximum of 6 pages in length (in IEEE format). It is the responsibility of the workshop organizers to ensure that this page limit has been adhered to. Additional pages may be purchased (in some circumstances) subject to approval by the proceedings chair. 
(3)	Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
(4)	Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop. The publication of proceedings will be by the IEEE in the same volume as the main conference. The acceptance notification (by workshop chairs) therefore should be the same as "conference paper acceptance" notification (i.e. the dates should be the same). All other details can be up to workshop organizers to set. Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
(5)	Assistance in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.

Important Note
(1) If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions) the UCC 2012 Organizing Committee may decide to merge this with another. So we encourage workshop organizers to attract a large community. In extreme situations we may also cancel workshops if there are not enough submissions.

(2) Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken to ensure that the accepted papers are of high quality. All papers must be reviewed by an International Programme Committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper. The organizers should also observe an acceptance rate that is no higher than 50%.

The UCC 2012 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:
Providing a link to a workshop's local page.
Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
Providing copies of the workshop proceedings to attendees.
Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):
Utility Compuitng Architecture, Model and Solutions
Sensor Networks and Cloud Integrated Applications
Body Sensor Networks
Semantic Data Management in Clouds
Information Management and Stream Processing
Web 2.0 Technologies
Workflow Tools and Applications
Programming Models
Energy Management in Data Centres
Service Level Agreements and Scheduling
Cloud-based Image Processing and Visualization
Data Intensive Computational Biology Applications in Clouds

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