[hpc-announce] CCSA2013: Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications - Special Issue in The Computer Journal, Oxford Uni Press , Deadline extended

Dr Suraj Pandey suraj.pandey at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 23:03:50 CDT 2013

Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications (CCSA 2013), 3rd International Workshop


In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on 
Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2013)
Berlin, Germany, December 2-5, 2013

*** A certificate and an award to a best paper ***
++ Journal Special Issue with The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press ++

CCSA workshop has been formed to promote research and development
activities focused on enabling and scaling scientific applications using
distributed computing paradigms, such as cluster, Grid, and Cloud
Computing. With the rapid emergence of virtualized environments for
accessing software systems and solutions, the volume of users and their
data are growing exponentially. According to the IDC, by 2020, when the
ICT industry reaches $5 billion - $1.7 billion larger than it is today -
at least 80% of the industry's growth will driven by 3rd platform
technologies, such as cloud services and big data analytics.

Existing computing infrastructure, software system designs, and use
cases will have to take into account the enormity in volume of requests,
size of data, computing load, locality and type of users, and every
growing needs of all applications.

Cloud computing promises reliable services delivered through
next-generation data centers that are built on compute and storage
virtualization technologies. Users will be able to access applications
and data from a Cloud anywhere in the world on demand. In other words,
the Cloud appears to be a single point of access for all the computing
needs of users. The users are assured that the Cloud infrastructure is
robust and will always be available at any time.

To address the growing needs of both applications and Cloud computing
paradigm, CCSA brings together researchers and practitioners from around
the world to share their experiences, to focus on modeling, executing,
and monitoring scientific applications on Clouds.

In this workshop, we are interested in receiving innovative work on
enabling and scaling computing systems to support the execution of
scientific applications. The target audience include researchers and
industry practitioners who are interested in distributed systems,
particularly focusing on scaling of applications using Cloud computing. 


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

- Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Big data analytics on Clouds
- Enabling applications using distributed systems
- Architectural Models for scaling of applications
- Novel applications for cloud computing, including games and social networks
- Novel cloud programming models
- Innovative cloud service models
- Support for scalable and elastic cloud services
- Cloud support for mobile applications and Content Delivery Networks
- Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
- Performance monitoring for cloud applications
- Cloud use-case studies
- Scientific computing in the cloud
- Business computing in the cloud
- Social computing in the cloud

IMPORTANT DATES (Complies with ICSOC Workshop Dealines)

Papers Due:	 		 August 30, 2013 [Extended]
Notification of Acceptance:	 October 14, 2013
Camera Ready Papers Due:	 October 31, 2013


Dr. Suraj Pandey, IBM Research, Australia 
Dr. Surya Nepal, CSIRO ICT Center, Australia

Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
Craig Lee, Open Grid Forum, USA
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Bahman Javadi, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Richard O. Sinnott, e-Research at University of Melbourne, Australia
James Sankar, AARNet Pty Ltd, Australia
Christian Simone Vecchiola,IBM Research Australia
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Bruno Schulze, National Laboratory for Sci. Computing, Brazil
Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Anton Beloglazov, IBM Research Australia
Tomasz Bednarz, CSIRO, Australia
CŽcile Germain-Renaud, UniversitŽ Paris-Sud, France
Satish Srirama University of Tartu, Estonia


All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format through 
EasyChair system: 


The material presented should be original and not published or under
submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 6
pages, strictly following 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 6 pages. Oversized
papers will be automatically rejected by the committee. 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.

CCSA is sponsoring a Best Paper Award to one paper presented at 
the workshop. A certificate and a prize will be
awarded to one best paper.

All papers, after presentation at the conference, will be invited to
submit their revised version to a special issue of  The Computer Journal,
Oxford University Press
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