[hpc-announce] Ext. Deadline - 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

Stephan Groß stephan.gross at tu-dresden.de
Wed Jul 17 13:52:42 CDT 2013

== Call for Papers ** Extended Deadline   ==
================> UCC 2013 <================

6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
December 9-12, 2013, Dresden, Germany

Context and Scope

Cloud Computing promises to deliver computational resources on demand as
services that are commoditised and delivered as in traditional utilities
such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. High Utility with Cloud
services can already be achieved for compute, storage and communication
resources but also for hosted software and data. UCC is the premier
IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a
Utility. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to
offer business and revenue models around the services they offer.
Understanding how these model could be used to provide utility for both
users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers will also be of
interest for this conference.

This will be the 6th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous
events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia
(Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), and Chicago, USA (UCC
2012). UCC 2013 happens while cloud providers world-wide add new services
and increase utility at a high pace and is therefore of high relevance
for both academic and industrial research.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited on the following themes as well as additional
interesting related topics:
• Principles and foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and
  service models
• Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
• Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid,
  federated, aggregated
• Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and
  services on all layers (XaaS)
• Virtualisation technologies and other enablers
• Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity
  planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces
• Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance
  models and monitoring
• Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science)
  and business
• Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
• Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as
  security, privacy, trust, identity and jurisdiction especially in
  Utility contexts

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically through EasyChair.
Manuscripts may not exceed 8 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 a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space
between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text).
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. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer
Society, USA, and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital

Important Dates

Paper Submissions Due:        ** extended: 1 August 2013 **
Notification of Acceptance:   30 August    2013
Camera-ready Papers Due:      27 September 2013

Keynote Speakers

The conference will feature the following keynote speakers:
 Professor Christof Weinhardt (Karlsruhe Services Research Institute,
           Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Germany
 Professor Ian Sommerville (University of St. Andrews), UK

Journal Special Issue

IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) is organising a Special Issue
which encourages submission of revised and extended versions of 2-3 best
papers (based on votes of a panel) in the area of Cloud Computing from
our conference. The special issue also seeks direct submission of papers
that present 'new' ideas for the first time in TCC. All papers will be
peer-reviewed and selected competitively based on their originality and
merit as per requirement of TCC. All queries on this special issue should
be directed to its guest editors. Details on this special issue will be
informed about in a separate Call for Papers.


We encourage high quality workshops from the community, which relate to
one or more of the topics identified above. Individuals interested in
organising a workshop are encouraged to consult the separate Call for


UCC 2013 will take place in the Dorint Hotel Dresden, in the centre of
the lively capital of Saxony. Dresden comprises much more than the
historic center with the ‘Semperoper’ opera house and the ‘Frauenkirche’
church. Dotted along the approximately 30 km long stretch of the Elbe
River which runs through the city, we find many treasures: castles,
villas, vineyards, historic funiculars, steam paddle boats that are up
to 130 years old. During the conference week, the 579th annual
Striezelmarkt will welcome all conference participants for a unique
artesanal and culinary experience.

Chairs and Committees

Conference Co-Chairs:
 Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia
 Alexander Schill, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Programme Committee Co-Chairs:
 Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
 Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Workshops and Tutorials Co-Chairs:
 Shrideep Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA
 Francisco Brasileiro, Univ. Fed. de Campina Grande, Brazil
Poster Session Chair:
 Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Industry Chair:
 Wolfgang Gentzsch, HPC Consultant, Germany
Organising Chair:
 Josef Spillner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Programme Committee

Thar Baker, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Marcos Dias De Assuncao, IBM Research, Brazil
David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, UK
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France Ruppa Thulasiram, University of Manitoba, Canada
Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Holland
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Dongwan Shin, New Mexico Tech., USA
Kyle Chard, Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab, USA
Arun, Agarwal, University of Hyderabad, India
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
Robert Van Engelen, Florida State University, USA
Erik Elmroth, Umeå University, Sweden
Carlos Hernandez, Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia
Viraj Bhat, Yahoo! Research, USA
Kris Bubendorfer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Carlos A. Varela, Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute, USA
Jinesh Varia Amazon Web Services, USA
Srikumar Venugopal, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sangmi Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA
Kaoutar El Maghraoui, IBM, USA
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Siani Pearson, HP Labs, USA
Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
Marco Netto, IBM Research, Brazil
Shrideep Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA
Timothy Wood, George Washington University, USA
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Xinghui Zhao, Washington State University, USA
Alex Sim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Madhusudhan Govindaraju, SUNY Binghamton, USA
Bo Hong, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Saurabh Kumar Garg, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Walker, Cardiff University, UK
Rodrigo N. Calheiros, University of Melbourne, Australia
Zhihui Du, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Bharadwaj Veeravalli, NUS, Singapore
Thenalapadi S. Mohan, Infosys Technologies Ltd, India
Jorn Altmann, Seoul National University, South Korea
Kyong Hoon Kim, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Xiaorong Li, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Bruno Schulze, LNCC, Brazil
Rob Gillen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Peter Van Roy, Universit catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Kenneth Johnson, University of York, UK
Jose Fortes, University of Florida, USA
Cecile Germain, LRI, France
Bastian Koller, HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Marlon Pierce, Indiana University, USA
David Anderson, University of California Berkeley, USA
Zheng Qin, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
Wei-Jen Wang, National Central University, Taiwan
Travis Desell, University of North Dakota, USA
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University of Göttingen, Germany
Paolo Ciancarini, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
Harold Castro, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Paul Watson, Newcastle University, UK
Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia, USA
Rajdeep Bhowmik, Cisco Systems, USA

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