[hpc-announce] CLOUSO 2013

Massimo Villari mvillari at unime.it
Tue Jun 4 12:27:13 CDT 2013

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS

	First International Workshop on Cloud Storage Optimization

			In conjunction with 
	European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing 

                        September 11, 2013
	                  Malaga, Spain




While the emergence of cloud environments has made feasible the delivery of Internet-scale services, current research efforts focus on key issues related to cloud storage, which are considered of major importance given the amount of data produced by various sources. The vast amounts of digital data being produced (a representative figure that highlights the huge amount of data being produced nowadays is the fraction of data on the Internet that is indexed by Google, which is only 0.004%) hold the key to creating such an advantage, but only if the data can be efficiently utilized. The latter poses the need for new, cloud based and cloud-scalable technologies in order to overcome various limitations that affect the adoption of storage cloud services. These limitations refer to: the abstraction level of storage and the requirement to access content without dealing with details of the underlying infrastructure, (ii) data mobility, (iii) computational storage enabling computations to be performed close to storage, (iv) service level agreements for data-intensive services, and (v) security and compliance considerations.

The First International Workshop on Cloud Storage Optimization (CLOUSO), in conjunction with the European Conference on Service Oriented and Cloud Computing (http://esocc2013.lcc.uma.es), is a new event particularly focusing on all aspects of Storage Clouds. The workshop will provide the scientific community a dedicated forum for discussing new technologies required to overcome the aforementioned limitations, identify requirements and determine future goals, present architectures and services in the area of emerging storage cloud technologies. The workshop will focus on research and development efforts in the domain of storage clouds, driven by the research outcomes in the framework of an EU funded project, VISION Cloud. An invited speaker, Michael C. Jaeger from Siemens Corporate Technology, with expertise within the field of distributed and storage systems will introduce related aspects in the workshop.

Area of Interests include but are not limited to:
- Data mobility and interoperability between cloud providers 
- Scalability and elasticity in storage clouds 
- Performance evaluation of storage cloud infrastructures
- Computational storage
- Energy-efficient data cloud design and management 
- Data placement and scheduling 
- Quality of Service and Service Level Agreements 
- Data privacy and protection 
- Data-intensive applications, characteristics, challenges 
- Case studies of data intensive computing in the clouds 
- Future research challenges in storage clouds
- Test-beds and field trials
- Standardization and regulatory issues



Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series (http://www.springer.com/series/7899). 

Paper submissions should be formatted according to the CCIS / LNCS series proceedings guidelines and the templates available at: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 and they should not exceed 15 pages. A paper might be accepted as a full paper (15 pages) or as a short paper (8 pages). 

Original papers, not submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted via EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clouso2013

For additional information / clarifications please contact the workshop chair: clouso2013 at easychair.org 

Each paper must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in the relevant field ensuring the publication of only top quality contributions. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the current year proceedings.



Paper Submission: June 23, 2013 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: July 14, 2013
Camera Ready: August 4, 2013
Workshop Date: September 11, 2013



Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece



Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano
Lorenzo Blasi, HP Technology Services
Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology
Francesco D'andria, ATOS Spain
Patrizio Dazzi, ISTI-CNR
Kevin Doolin, Telecommunications Software & Systems Group
Anastasios Doulamis, Technical University of Crete
Luca Foschini, Universita' di Bologna
Alex Galis, University College London
Emilio Javier Garcia Escobar, Telefonica I&D
Wolfgang Gentzsch, Executive HPC Consultant
Spyridon Gogouvitis, National Technical University of Athens
Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa
Gabor Kecskemeti, University of Innsbruck
George Kousiouris, National Technical University of Athens
Andreas Menychtas, National Technical University of Athens
Dalit Naor, IBM Research Haifa
Antonios Niros, University of the Aegean
Suraj Pandey, IBM Research Melbourne
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara
Brian Pickering, University of Southampton
Paolo Romano, INESC-ID
Rajiv Ranjan, CSIRO ICT Centre Canberra
Osama Sammodi, University of Duisburg-Essen
Aidan Shribman, SAP Israel
Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria
Jie Tao, Karlsruhe Institue of Technology
Johan Tordsson, Umea University
Giovanni Toffetti, IBM Research - Haifa
Luis Vaquero, HP-UK

Prof. Eng. Massimo Villari, PhD
Dip. di Ingegneria Civile, Informatica, Edile, Ambientale 
e Matematica Applicata (DICIEAMA)
Universita' di Messina
C.Da Di Dio, N°1 - 98166 - Messina

IARIA Fellow: http://www.iaria.org/fellows.html

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