[hpc-announce] Call for Workshops: IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

Shrideep Pallickara shrideep at cs.colostate.edu
Mon Mar 4 11:43:05 CST 2013

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

General Information
The 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
(UCC 2013) will be held in Dresden, Germany from December 9-12, 2013.
Workshop proposals are invited for UCC 2013 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 of that workshop. Workshops can vary in length from a half
day to a full day. Having a Co-Chair for the workshop is strongly advised.
Workshop proceedings will be published as part of the UCC 2013 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 chairs
 (1) Shrideep Pallickara shrideep {aT} cs.colostate.edu and
 (2) Francisco Brasileiro fubica {aT} dsc.ufcg.edu.br.
Proposals should be submitted in PDF format.

Workshop Proposals Due:    10 May       2013
Notification of Acceptance:   24 May       2013
URL of Workshop:                 10 June      2013
Workshops:                            December     2013

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 2013.
(4) The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the
proposed technical program 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 of the same institution.
(5) A description of the qualifications of the organizers (who would be the
Workshop Chairs) with respect to organizing this workshop. This can include
papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization,
and other relevant information.


Workshop chair(s) 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 UCC-Workshops chairs. 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 2013 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
(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

Important Note

(1) If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions)
the UCC 2013 Organizing Committee may decide to merge that workshop 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
(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 Technical Program Committee
with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper. The workshop organizers should
also try to observe an acceptance rate that is no higher than 50%.

The UCC 2013 Conference 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.

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):
• Utility Computing Architecture, Model and Solutions
• Data Management in Clouds
• Information Management and Stream Processing
• Programming Models
• Software Engineering for Clouds
• Clouds Dependability and Security
• Energy Management in Data Centers
• Service Level Agreements and Scheduling
• Workflow Tools and Applications
• Web 2.0 Technologies
• Sensor Networks and Cloud Integrated Applications
• Cloud-based Image Processing and Visualisation
• Data Intensive Computational Biology Applications in Clouds

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